After a lot of hard work I am pleased to announce that my website is now live – Please feel free to visit:
I know many of you will not be based in Norwich, UK, however there is general information re; Reiki, the chakras, and information on distant healing. Please feel free to have a browse and if you have any queries or comments, or you would like to book a Reiki session with me, please do get in touch and I will be happy to help.
Getting my business up and running has been hard work, but I have had wonderful support from my partner, and this is my dream. I am so pleased that it has now come true, and I will carry on working hard to keep the dream alive… because real dreams DO take dedication, commitment, and love.
And I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all my WordPress family who have been with me on this journey, inspired and encouraged me, & I hope your dreams are coming true too!
I will catch up with you all soon, just as soon as I can take the brakes off getting my business sorted!
Considering I have ‘the 5 principles of Reiki’ tab, and following on from my last post that I am finally getting my Reiki business up and running, I thought it was about time I explained just what, exactly, Reiki is.
‘Rei’ – Universe/Spirit
‘Ki’ – Life energy
‘Reiki’ – Universal life energy
Reiki is a natural healing energy that is passed from an attuned healer into the recipient, allowing Divine or Universal energy to flow into the person, healing them on every and all levels: the physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. The healer places their hands on or just above the recipient, at particular points on the head and the body, opens themselves up to the Reiki energy, and allows it to flow through their hands and into the recipient. Often sensations can be felt as the Reiki flows; warmth in that area, or cold, tingling and, in cases of healing physical problems such as sprains, broken bones or other hurts, some pain as the Reiki draws out that pain by increasing the body’s healing process.
Reiki works with the chakra points on the etheric double: our chakras are our energy centres that are linked to our mental and physical well-being. If any chakra point is blocked, it manifests in our physical, mental and emotional health. Reiki works to unblock, cleanse and clear the chakra points, thus drawing out any negative energy that could be affecting us, which in turn heals the rest of us – the way we function in our selves. The chakra points are well known in the east and becoming more accepted here in the west, but it is still a bit of a ‘strange’ phenomenon’ to most people.
There are 7 chakra points in the body:
- The Root (base of the spine), Red – Grounding, physical security
- The Sacral (Just below the belly button area), Orange – Emotions, relationships, sexuality issues, empathy, past feelings, letting go.
- Solar Plexus (Bottom of rib cage), Yellow – Empowerment, confidence, transformation, vitality, men’s power centre
- Heart (heart), Green/pink – Self-love, Compassionate love, opening up.
- Throat (throat), Blue – Emotions, communication.
- 3rd Eye (forehead), Purple – Imagination, Inspiration, Opening up Spiritually, The Inner world, women’s power centre.
- Crown (top of head), White – Open to Spiritual source, the Divine.
Each chakra point also corresponds to the physical parts of the body where they are located. When all the chakra points are clear and open, this is when we are in complete balance and harmony with ourselves. Reiki energy helps to keep us balanced, at peace and calm, because it removes all negative energy that stops us from being/feeling whole.
What Reiki can heal:
To give more specifics, Reiki is great for removing headaches, tiredness, stress and a busy, cluttered mind. It returns us to a calm mental state, clearing out all unnecessary thought, allowing us to see things clearly again.
It also helps with emotional upset – unable to let go of a past issue, or an emotional hurt that we can’t shake ourselves out of.
Physically, Reiki helps the body’s own resources to heal whatever is wrong, speeding up the process – so broken bones, long standing aches and pains, such as back ache, arthritis, shoulder pain and so on.
With regards to more serious illnesses, such as cancer, Reiki CANNOT cure terminal cancer or any terminal illness. It is not a miracle cure, as any Reiki healer with integrity will tell you. What it can do in this case, though, is help to ease the pain felt, and to help the person suffering have a calmer mind, bringing them to a feeling of peace.
Mentally, Reiki can help with depression, stress, thinking patterns.
It is an extremely useful tool that can help to heal many conditions, if we only open ourselves up to it. We have to be open to the energy – i.e. we have to want to be healed, for it to be work. I truly wish for Reiki to become more popular in the world, for everyone to have the benefit of this wonderful gift.
The Reiki symbols:
What sets Reiki apart from other energy healing systems is its use of particular symbols: These symbols each represent a different healing level, and using them appropriately increases the potency of the healing. There is one for physical healing, one for emotional, one for ‘letting go’ and a couple of others. These symbols are used at the healer’s discretion, when they feel the symbol needs to be used. The symbols are drawn in the air by the healer above the recipient, either at the top of the head, or at the point being healed. Sometimes the person being healed can feel these symbols going in – as a sudden rush of energy, an intense feeling, or even like a mini electric shock!
A Reiki healing usually lasts 45-90 minutes, working on the front and back of a person, from the head all the way down the body to the feet. Quite often, the recipient falls asleep, and a Reiki sleep is as refreshing as a 4-6 hour sleep! The recipient often comes out of a Reiki healing feeling calm, refreshed and rejuvenated. In essence – a ‘reset’ has occurred.
Personally, I could relate many wonderful examples of Reiki healing. Every healing is different, and different things happen. This is why it is so hard to quantify, and is still treated with scepticism by many. But if you haven’t tried it – then you cannot dismiss it. I shall leave you with my own favourite and personal example of Reiki:
When I was pregnant with my second child, I would sit in an evening and just send a little Reiki to my baby. My hands would heat up, and I could feel the energy zapping into my womb. Where my baby had been lying quiet or giving the occasional kick before, he suddenly started kicking and wriggling like crazy. And this was every time I sent the Reiki energy through. He seemed to love it – he certainly felt it, I have no doubt about that.
I hope to have my business website up and running soon, I am currently constructing it. I shall let you know when it is finally finished and published.
As ever, any comments and questions are warmly welcomed.
Most people will have a very definite answer on this subject, and their answer – your answer, will based on your own very personal experiences, or non-experiences, for those that do not believe that angels exist.
Those who do not believe in the existence of angels will probably not have their minds dissuaded of this, unless or until they have some unexplained, epiphany-like personal experience. Equally, those who do believe in angels will not be moved from their standpoint, because their own experience was so vivid and powerful that no rationalisation can ever fully explain what they have seen, heard, and/or felt.
Me? Yes. Angels exist, as far as I am concerned. My own experiences validate their existence for me. I have felt Archangel’s Michael’s presence and protection when I have felt vulnerable. Angels have worked with me in healing others and here’s the amazing thing: I have stepped back from the person I was healing, and asked for the angels to take over the healing. Afterwards, the person has asked me what it was I did to their head/neck/back because it felt wonderful – at the time I was not touching them. This happened on several occasions with several different people. I have been protected in times of potential danger. There are many things I could relate, but feelings of internal uplift, of emotional boost, of love and healing, are very internal and personal, and its hard to relate this fully in words.
I would like to clear up a few things regarding angels. Some of you may have particular notions, if you are not that familiar with angelic experience, that are prevalent in modern culture, but that are not necessarily true. And these misconceptions may add to a non-belief in these entities – so, though I am not here to change your mind, I may perhaps give you here a different notion of the meaning of ‘Angel’.
Angels are NOT Christian-centric. This was one reason that put me off the idea of angels to begin with, because I did think they were associated with the Christian religion, and therefore me, as a non-christian, really had no reason for them! But the concept of angels goes back before Christianity and they are known in various forms and by different names in different cultures. I think the fact that Gabriel is in the bible and the Christian culture has a strong belief in angels, the history of angels has become dimmed and almost lost. But the very word ‘angel’ comes from the ancient Greek, Angelos, ‘Messenger’. Angel-like beings are known in the Hindu culture too, and are called Devas/Devis. Angels are linked to Spirituality/Universal energy. They are not the exclusive affair of any religion!
Angels are not necessarily humanoid beings with wings. This is an idea, I believe, that has dominated because it is the picture that artists have long used for angels: it is an easy symbol to paint, after all, and a noble one (which of us doesn’t wish we could fly?!) Also, those who do ‘see’ angels this way do so because that is the way the mind interprets the presence of an angel. As we know, the mind is versatile, adaptable, but also fragile. If it encounters something unfamiliar, it will interpret it in a way that makes sense to it – so what we see is actually an illusion, but one that helps us to identify and understand the current experience.
So if angels aren’t ‘beings with wings’, then what are they? I hear you say. Well, to me, angels are balls of light energy, full of ephemeral colour. This is how I ‘see’ them. And how I think of Angels is as a sentient part of the universal energy. Like Spirit Guides, they are part of the non-corporeal ‘Other-world’, that come to our aid when they are asked to.
If we think about it, there are times when friends and families don’t know that we need help – unless we ask for it. We humans are so good at hiding our true feelings and experiences, that even those closest to us don’t always know that we need help. Angelic beings are the same – they are attracted to us when we call out to them: When we say to the Universe “I’m in trouble and I need help/healing/to feel safe/an answer to a problem”, we are sending out an energy frequency, and angelic beings pick up this energy call, and track it back to us.
Many healers and light-workers see angels as streaks or pinpricks or ribbons of light. Some people don’t ‘see’ at all, but are overwhelmed with positive feelings – love, security, confidence, an ‘opening’ of the heart, and so on. And I know that many healers will say that Angels have worked with them during healings. I can tell you that from personal experience, a Reiki healing is a wonderful thing, and always, always benefits the person being healed – I have done this on myself and others, so I know how it feels because I myself always come out of a ‘Reiki trance’ feeling refreshed, grounded, physically better. BUT, when an Angel enters a healing – that feeling is increased at least three-fold. The power these beings exude is emphatic, like a euphoric rush.
If you are in one emotional state, and, intentionally or unintentionally (out loud or silently) you call out for some kind of help, and you suddenly find yourself filled with completely different feelings, or a change of emotional or mental state that has seemingly come out of nowhere – then you have been visited by an angel. Sometimes this is the only sign of an angel. Yes sometimes they leave physical signs – the classic white feather suddenly appearing, for example, but not all the time. An open mind is what is needed – they are not humans, don’t expect them to conform to human assumptions! For what it’s worth, I never used to believe in the white feather thing, and then – yes – it happened to me. In the middle of winter, bare, barren trees and not a birdie in sight, nor indeed sound – and a tiny baby fluffy white feather floated down right in front of my face. I had to smile. I had been thinking about a worrisome subject on my walk to work – and here came a sign; don’t worry, we’re here!
I am closest to Archangel Michael, for He was the first Angel to come, to my knowledge, to my aid. His presence was a comfort, almost a physical thing, making me feel secure when I had been feeling vulnerable. But I know that all types of other angels have helped me with healings – and healings on my own self, too. And helped me with general problems that I try and think through – suddenly, out of nowhere, and answer is ‘dropped’ into my mind, like an awareness that has been told to me, only I don’t hear a voice, I just suddenly ‘know’. I am glad to have these beautiful beings walking with me in this life, they really are an asset to humankind.
If you are dubious, if you are curious, then take my advice if you will: Why not try it? Next time you feel need help of some kind, just call out to the Universe – ask for help – you can say it in your mind (or heart would be best!) – and see what happens. A word of warning though: be sincere, be honest, be respectful. Angels will not come if you call just to see if they do! But if you are genuine, and you call for Divine help, you may be surprised at what happens. After all, you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.
Any comments, suggestions, questions, or related personal experiences are very warmly welcomed!