Reiki is a form of energy healing, which is a method of working with the subtle energy systems to remove blockages and restore balance on all levels. When energy flows freely around the body, it activates the body’s ability to heal itself. Blocked energy often starts in the emotional or mental energy layers through our emotions and thoughts and over time moves into the physical energy body, causing discomfort, pain, and disease. When the blockage is released, people often have pain relief. For example, I worked with a man we will call John. He had chronic sciatica pain, which was not helped by traditional medicine. I sent Reiki energy back to the original cause of the pain and saw an image of a belt, a switch, and a ruler. I asked him if they meant anything to him. He replied that he was repeatedly disciplined with switches, belts, and rulers as a child. By the end of the session, he was free of pain and remained free of pain when I checked with him two months later.
With energy healing, we are channeling higher vibrational energy or chi or Ki, as it is called in Japan. When a person has a higher level of good Ki, they feel better, are more confident, are more easily able to accomplish things, sleep better, and feel happier.
To raise your level of good Ki, which is called Genki in Japan, it is helpful to eat healthy for your body, get adequate sleep, have healthy relationships, have a fulfilling job, and process negative emotions by feeling them and releasing them rather than stuffing them. Receiving regular Reiki sessions also enhances your flow of Genki.
Byoki is the name for blocked energy. Blocked energy often appears in or around the organs and to a person who can see energy, looks like dark shapes that block the flow of energy. A Reiki healer activates the healing energy and it can dissolve the blockage or lift it out. This may happen in one session or it may take a number of sessions to clear the blockage. If the blockage has existed for a long period of time, it may not be able to be cleared. In this case, Reiki will help the person to feel better. With an inflow of Reiki energy, a person feels more relaxed, positive, and happy. We can never promise any certain result in energy healing, just like traditional medicine cannot guarantee your healing. Reiki is complementary and works well with all types of traditional therapies.
When a person has a difficult experience, the issue is encoded into their body. Processing the experience by talking about it or doing something to work through it can help, however, there is usually some amount of the issue that is left stuck in the tissues. Reiki healing can help to release the stuck issues often more quickly, easily, and thoroughly than counseling can. I am a counselor who practices Reiki and have seen Reiki work quickly than counseling alone with many of my clients.
Blocked energy can also result from eating lifeless food, environmental toxins, vaccines, medicines, chronic infections, surgeries, and ancestral patterns. Our life choices affect our energy field. Some of our current problems may be due to ancestral patterns that are encoded in our energy fields. Reiki can release them by sending healing energy back through the ancestral line, thus clearing it.