To understand why energy healing like Reiki is useful, let’s explore how it works.
Reiki is conducted by a practitioner who has been attuned to specific healing energies. You can find practitioners or healers—as we call them—that work with Usui Shiki Ryoho and/or Karuna Reiki. Reiki is considered an energy healing modality. Simply put, Reiki is a technique used by practitioners to increase someone’s supply of life force energy. Life force energy is also known as Qi in China, Ki in Japan, Prana in India, or biofield energy as described by science.
Our bodies have an energy field called an aura that sends out energy frequencies, and it also absorbs energy frequencies from the outside in. This energy field and the energy centers can often get dirty or muddied from the constant transfer of energy in and out of our bodies to and from our surroundings on a daily basis. Energy, like dirt, tends to build up over time. So you may not feel dense energy immediately, but over a period of time as your chakras begin to slow down you may begin to notice a sense of heaviness or exhaustion even if you have had a good night’s sleep.
Imagine energy healing as a shower for your energy body removing stagnant energy that is blocking your aura and energy centers or chakras bringing them back into balance with all of your body’s physical and biological functions.
How can you know if you’ve absorbed heavy or dense energy, or if your aura and chakras are dirty or muddied?
You may notice feeling a bit “off,” and perhaps you won’t be able to logically explain why. It’s a good idea to check-in with yourself, and ask yourself where this “off-ness” is coming from. Is it your own reaction to attending an event or going to a place that was heavily populated; or are you experiencing “off-ness” from somewhere else in your life that you just can’t explain.
Another example is when we experience something in our daily lives that perhaps our logical mind dismisses as something normal and inconsequential which we can get over easily—such as a fight with a spouse or a disagreement with a co-worker. However, our energy body is telling us that it isn’t something inconsequential because the energy of that fight or disagreement still lingers in our energy body making us feel “off.”
Energy healing modalities like Reiki can be used to assist and complement other forms of medical treatment and should not be used as a replacement for professional medical treatment. For example, cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy can visit an energy healer or Reiki practitioner to assist in the relief of severe nausea, sleeplessness, and overall anxiety caused by the body’s reaction to the chemotherapy. Another example is some may choose to receive and practice different types of energy healing in combination with anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medications as frequently recommended by psychiatrists.
There are other healing modalities available such as crystal healing, essential oil therapy, sound, and color therapy. While each modality works differently, they can all be used together and in combination with each other or singularly depending on the needs and preference of each individual.
So let’s get technical.
With Reiki healing specifically, the practitioner acts like as a conduit for absorbing the dense energy and releases it into the atmosphere. Once the dense energy is lifted, the practitioner balances the chakras. As a result, the person receiving the energy healing will experience a lighter, clearer feeling within their energy field. But the Reiki practitioner does not do all the work. At the beginning of the session, the receiver is asked to focus on a relaxing experience throughout the energy healing process. The purpose of this is to have receiver reach a relaxed state creating an openness to receive the healing.
Reiki practitioners may opt to add other healing modalities to a Reiki session. While using additional healing modalities is not necessary to complete the process, they can simply be used in combination with Reiki to further compliment the healing and clearing process to further bring the aura and chakras into balance and alignment.
If you are interested in looking for a Reiki practitioner or other type of energy healer to assist you with energy healing, always remember that your intention plays a large part in the healing you receive. So be sure that you are open to receiving healing by trusting that this healing session will put you another step closer to achieving a mind/body balance, and it also gives the healer a “permission slip” to assist you.
Article by Reiki Master Judy Camblor, first published on Reiki Rays.