What is Reiki and why is it important for my well-being?

Reiki has become an invaluable part of my family’s health and well-being.  I have countless stories of the different ways that Reiki has assisted myself, my family and my friends.  Over the next few posts I will share some of those examples but for this post I wanted to give a brief explanation of what Reiki is to those who may be unfamiliar with it.

Reiki is a Japanese word that means spiritually guided life force energy.  It is the energy that is found in and around all living things.  It is natural, gentle and non-invasive.  It is a hands on energy work that promotes relaxation and stress reduction.  Reiki clears and heals the energy pathways which allows the life force energy to flow in a healthy and natural way.  Reiki can be used with any medical regimen without changing or negatively impacting the treatment.  There are no drug interactions or negative side effects.

Energy life force flows within our physical bodies using pathways called chakras and meridians.  This energy provides nourishment to the organs and cells of our bodies and supports them in functioning optimally.  When energy flow is blocked it will cause diminished functioning in areas of the physical body.  When this occurs it allows the individual to be much more vulnerable to illness.  When it is flowing freely and smoothly it supports the health of the individual.

Reiki is important in stress management because it is so calming it encourages the relaxation response.  A relaxed body heals faster and has a stronger immune system.

Reiki is not a religion and is not based on any particular belief.  It empowers the natural ability of the body to heal and supports all medical and other health treatments with no negative side effects or risks.

Dr. Oz has stated…”Reiki is the most important alternative medicine of all!” He also has stated that his wife is a Reiki Master who treats their children and himself with Reiki. http://iarp.org/dr-oz-and-the-healing-power-of-reiki/

Some of the many benefits of Reiki include:  assistance with pain relief —  strengthens the immune system  —  clears toxins  —  increases energy  —  assists with reduction in stress and anxiety  —  strengthens the natural healing processes  —  promotes sleep and balances energy

Reiki comes from a higher wisdom and there are five basic principles of reiki that I use as a guideline for life:

Just for today, do not be angry

Just for today, do not worry

Just for today, be grateful

Just for today, work hard

Just for today, be kind to others

The idea is that these simple steps will improve the life of an individual and the world at large.  By thinking of it as “just for today” it keeps it from being overwhelming.  After all – it is much easier to know you can do something just for the day.  However, each day adds on to another and before you know it it becomes a way of life!

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