Updated: Oct 29, 2019
A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses. – Eric Micha’el Leventhal
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a non-invasive, ancient Japanese healing therapy that supports and balances your body’s life energy, connects you with your own innate healing energy, and promotes optimal health and well-being. It can balance your energy centers, or chakras, and clear out energetic blockages to facilitate healing across all areas – physical, mental, and emotional.
Reiki refers to the universal, spiritually-guided life energy that flows through all living beings.
When your energy is weakened or blocked, you may experience symptoms of physical and emotional imbalance. People feel their best when their chakras are open and balanced, and their energy is strong and free flowing. For example, blockages in the throat chakra may manifest physically (e.g., laryngitis, throat infections) or emotionally (e.g., feeling unable to speak your truth, difficulty expressing yourself).
Reiki is an intelligent energy that is guided by the Universe. As such, it can do no harm as it helps the body “do what it needs to do.” While some may feel boosts of energy, others may feel more tired later in the day; both experiences are completely normal and are part of the body’s natural healing response.
The ability to channel Reiki is passed on by Reiki Master Teachers to their students through initiations and attunements. It is a powerful process that permanently connects the healer to Reiki energy. As Reiki healers, we do not decide what to work on or where to heal; we simply serve as channels for pure Reiki energy to flow through us and into a client. We work with the divine energy as we intuitively assess, balance, and perform shamanic clearing of the chakras before sealing them with compassion and unconditional love.
Both Emme and I individually tailor our Reiki sessions to best support you and what you need at this moment. I typically include a variety of other modalities in a session including aromatherapy to promote deep relaxation and crystal healing to accelerate and amplify the healing process.
I also often offer intuitive guidance and any messages received from Spirit. Because Reiki is divinely guided, I prefer to invite the angels, archangels, and divine spiritual beings of the Universe as well as my client’s own spirit guides and ancestors (family members who have passed) to be present for the healing. I’ve found doing so creates a truly nurturing environment in which the client is fully supported and protected both by the Universe as well as their own team of spirit guides. In fact, clients have often indicated they felt the presence of others during the session, and many have enjoyed knowing certain guides or ancestors had joined.
Reiki is an incredibly beautiful and powerful force with endless applications. It can be used to treat other living beings (e.g., animals, plants) and energetically enhance food, objects (e.g., crystals, work tools), or spaces (e.g., clearing a room of unwanted, old, and negative energy). Reiki healers are also able to provide distance healing to those unable to be treated in person, or send Reiki energy to different points in time, including past (e.g., healing previous relationships, childhood traumas) or future (e.g., preparing for a job interview or trip) events.
As a universal energy, Reiki truly has no boundaries, transcending both space and time.
It allows me to connect you with your own healing power and to spark profound transformation.
I am grateful that I am able to become one with Divine Light and Love and facilitate a spiritual connection between you and all that is sacred.
It is my honor to humbly serve as a clear and perfect channel for the Universe to share its magic with you through me.
Reiki has been a large part of my own spiritual journey – in fact, it is one of the cornerstones of Rhys + Rei. I’ve talked about how my spiritual explorations culminated in an analysis of my Astrological Birth Chart. These explorations began with Reiki.
Reiki catalyzed this journey - it’s where everything began for me and it's how I continue to flow with the Divine.
As I continue along my path as a healer, I have chosen to embody the following Reiki Principles to strengthen my own spiritual force and inner wisdom:
Just for today, I shall be at peace.
Just for today, I shall trust.
Just for today, I shall accept my many blessings.
Just for today, I shall do my work honestly.
Just for today, I shall respect all life forms.
Every spiritual journey has to begin somewhere. Take a small step forward and watch the Universe leap to meet you, blessing you with unconditional love, perspective, and magic.
I challenge you to recite these truths daily, and see how your life changes, how it blooms, how it heals.
Just for today.