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Frequently asked Questions – Reiki

How does Reiki energy flow?

Reiki energy flows through the practitioner’s palms to the recipient at different rates of speed, depending on various factors such as the extent of the recipient’s illness, degree of blockage, his or her readiness to accept change, and so on.

Is Reiki a form of faith healing?

No, Reiki is not a form of faith healing, a cult, nor is it affiliated with any religion or religious practice. Having a belief system is not a requirement for Reiki to work. Reiki does not infringe on anyone’s right to believe what he or she wishes. However, Reiki’s principles are spiritual in nature and do encourage spiritual empowerment and growth.

Who can benefit from a Reiki treatment?

Reiki’s gift of increased energy and vitality can be extended to anyone. It doesn’t matter what a person’s age, gender, race, intelligence, or financial status is. Reiki can be used on ‘people’, ‘animals’ and ‘plants’.

What does Reiki feel like?

Reiki energy feels like unconditional love. It is peaceful, relaxing, nurturing and restores your sense of well-being. Common Reiki sensations felt during healing are heat or coolness.

Will Reiki ever run out?

When you are giving a Reiki treatment to someone, you are giving of your time and your intent to assist, but you are not giving away any of your own energy. Reiki is in infinite supply. It never runs out.

What is the purpose of the Reiki hand placements?

Reiki involves placing the practitioner’s hands on or above the recipient’s body in a series of positions which are held on each hand placement so that no part of the body is neglected and to ensure that each body part is given equal consideration.

Do I need to direct the flow of Reiki?

Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own and will automatically go to wherever it needs to go with no mental involvement of either the practitioner or the recipient. It can find the source of physical or emotional symptoms, fill the energy need and restore the recipient’s body to wholeness.

What can be expected after a session?

Directly after a Reiki session, you should allow yourself time to come fully back into your awareness. You may feel so relaxed that you are spaced-out. It is suggested to sit for 15 minutes and sip a cool glass of purified water. Becoming in touch with the soles of your feet and their placement on the floor also helps a great deal.

Over the next little while, you may notice that you are de-toxifying the waste that has built up in your system. You should increase your water and/or herbal tea intake so that the toxins are flushed out more readily. You may want to rest more, so allow time for that.

Most people feel an immediate improvement in their level of pain. Energy and alertness increase daily and a feeling of overall well-being may be noticed.

How is Reiki a holistic approach to my well-being?

It is strongly recommended that you do not discontinue any medications. Reiki energy works in concert with all other forms of therapy. It is a wonderful complement to other treatments. We can all work together to get you feeling healthier, happier and more whole. This is the holistic approach.

The Reiki energy goes to exactly where it is needed so a Reiki Practitioner never needs to diagnose nor prescribe – nor does ethics or law allow them to.

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