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The Healing Power of Reiki: A Guide to the Benefits of Reiki Therapy

Reiki is a form of energy healing that has been used for thousands of years to promote relaxation, relieve stress, and improve overall health and well-being. It is based on the principle that a practitioner can channel healing energy into a client's body to promote balance and healing.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing that originated in Japan. The word "Reiki" translates to "universal life energy," and it refers to the energy that is believed to flow through all living things. Reiki therapy involves the practitioner placing their hands on or near the client's body to channel healing energy into the client's body.

As a Reiki Practitioner, I took some time to consider if this healing modality would be suitable for me to learn and provide as a Muslim. I didn't feel comfortable on calling on the Reiki masters or making Reiki signs in the air over clients as it wasn't part of my culture, religion or teachings. Moreso, I couldn't be sure of their real origins I needed to be sure everything that came to me and through me was led by the Divine light.

I meditated on it and decided to go ahead and train. My Reiki teacher taught me that whatever I chose was ok as it was about the energy flow. Some may argue without calling on the Reiki masters how can it be Reiki? When I tried the traditional way it didn't work for me as per my husband who was my Guinea pig when I first started.

So next time without telling him I did it my way. I invoked the Divine to allow healing energy to flow through me to the recipient and asked for my hands to go where the Reiki needs to flow. I closed my eyes and allowed the energy to guide me. No signs no invoking anyone or anything other than what is already aligned with the Divine light. This time he felt the energy flowing from me to him and he entered a place of utter relaxation for the first time.

The Benefits of Reiki

Reiki has numerous benefits for both the body and mind. Here are just a few of the many benefits that clients can expect from Reiki therapy:

  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Reiki helps to calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety by promoting relaxation. During a Reiki session, the therapist channels healing energy into the client's body, helping to reduce tension and promote a sense of calm.

  • Improved sleep: Reiki can help to promote deeper and more restful sleep by reducing stress and promoting relaxation. By relieving stress and anxiety, Reiki can improve the quality of sleep and help clients to feel more refreshed and energized in the morning.

  • Boosted immune system: Reiki can stimulate the immune system, helping to fight off illness and infection. By promoting relaxation and reducing stress, Reiki can help to boost the body's natural defenses and improve overall health.

  • Increased energy: Reiki can increase energy levels by promoting relaxation and reducing stress and fatigue. By relieving tension and promoting a sense of calm, Reiki can help to boost energy levels and improve overall well-being.

  • Reduced pain: Reiki can help to reduce pain in various parts of the body by channeling healing energy into those areas. Whether you're struggling with headaches, back pain, or another type of discomfort, Reiki can help to reduce pain and improve overall well-being.

A colleague of mine posted the other day how she was able to use Reiki to remove glass shrapnel from a skeptic relatives eyes before she reached the hospital after being involved in a road traffic accident .

My colleague placed her hands over the relatives eyes whilst in the ambulance with her after ambulance crews confirmed she had substantial pieces of glass in her eyes after her car windscreen smashed during the car accident. With unknown damage this would cause long term my colleague continued to channel her energy over her relatives eyes to help relieve her shock and pain.

Her relatives eyes where burning and streaming with pain and as the water was released my colleague noticed bits of glass at the corners of her relatives eyes as they made their way out.

By the time they arrived at the hospital my colleague had a hand full of glass in a blood stained tissue. Once x-rays were organised and her relative had been seen by the eye specialist they confirmed there was no glass left in her eyes and there would be no long term damage to her eyes.

Reiki is a powerful form of energy healing that can provide numerous benefits for both the body and mind. Whether you're looking to reduce stress, improve sleep, or boost your immune system, Reiki therapy can help. If you're interested in experiencing the benefits of Reiki for yourself, consider scheduling a session with a qualified Reiki practitioner today!

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