Reiki is a very gentle, yet powerful, healing art. A practitioner is a conduit for this energy, which flows from the practitioners hands to the intended person, place, or situation. It uses the Universal Life Force Energy that is present in every living being and throughout the whole of the Earth. Clients will have one or more experiences during a healing session involving Reiki. They may:
~Begin to talk a lot
~Become more quiet than usual
~Feel tingling, heat, or cool sensations, or
~They may not feel or experience anything at all
It is important to note that even though a client may not feel or experience anything, that doesn’t mean that the healing is not working. Reiki will continue to work well after the session is over. It could be a couple of days before a client begins to experience the after effects of a Reiki session. This is what some people call a “healing crisis”, though there’s not actually anything to be afraid of. After a session, a client may begin to experience flu-like symptoms or get a headache. This is because Reiki works to heal on all levels, including the physical level. So anything that was causing a physical ailment has to be released physically. For example, if you had an intestine ailment during a Reiki session, you may find that you experience a case of diarrhea for no apparent reason a few days later.
Even now as a Reiki Master Teacher, I am still caught by surprise at how incredible this healing art is. As an example: just the other day, I had smashed my finger at work and though for sure that I broke it. I was in instant pain, the kind where you can’t even cry out, the kind where you drop to the floor crouching in agony. Instinctively, I wrapped my uninjured hand around my throbbing pinky finger which immediately turned a deep purple.
I must have stayed like that for at least five minutes before I dared look at my finger again. Already the color had lightened. Even better, I was able to actually move my finger. It is recommended not to give Reiki to a broken bone before it has been set, however, if I had broken my finger, it was minor. I wrapped my pinky in what I like to call a Reiki band-aid. That’s when I put Reiki in and around a specific area and set the intention for it to remain until the healing has completely finished.
The very next day, that deep purple bruise that would have normally been very visible for at least a few days afterwards had already become so light that I had to strain to actually see the outline. It still ached to the touch, but the swelling and the bruising both subsided completely. By the third day, it was completely healed. This is just one of the countless ways that I use Reiki on a daily basis. It has become an essential part of my life.
Blessings, Dearest Ones!