Quantum physics has established that everything – all matter, and even immaterial phenomenon like thought and emotion, is energy… vibration. As a child, I often recited the phrase, “We are all made of energy, the same stuff as the universe. So we all must be one.”
What is Reiki and Energy Healing?
Energy healing works on the body’s energy systems to release blocked energy or repair distortions in chakras, meridians, and the aura. Reiki and energy healing is a method to channel Universal Life Force energy to restore your centered, peaceful, and connected wholeness. Energy work is a door to the transformation process. It bypasses the ego and provides you direct access to your highest self – your divine self. What you resist, persists. What we resist are often emotions stored in our energy field… below our conscious knowing.
How Does Energy Healing Work?
Quantum physics shows that matter is simply a certain vibratory rate of energy. You are matter. You are vibrating energy. We know this intuitively. Have you ever met someone and said, “s/he has a great vibe?” Chances are, you picked up on their healthy, vibrant energy.
You are a complex energy network with a multi-layer energy system moving prana or chi – the life force – through your body. You have seven major chakras (energy centers). The energy flowing in and out of these chakras moves through your body through a series of meridians (energetic pathways). There are twelve major meridians that correlate to the organs (e.g., lungs, stomach, heart, etc.) and systems (e.g., immune, circulatory, lymphatic, etc.) in the body. With all this energy flowing through and around you, it is no surprise you’re like a giant electromagnet. In fact, it has become widely accepted and proven (check out Kirlian photography) that the human body has an electromagnetic field – or biofield – that extends several feet out. This field is known as the “aura.”
So if we’re made up of energy, doesn’t it make sense that healing our energy can heal our “matter?”
What to Expect Before, During, and After a Session
Many people are nervous before a first session… it’s okay! Here is a little information to help you know what to expect. Sessions are 60 minutes (plan for an extra 15 minutes for a first visit). Please dress comfortably as you will remain clothed, only shoes come off. Please minimize the use of perfumes. You’ll be on a massage table with your eyes open or closed – whatever you prefer. It’ll be a relaxing, safe environment, I promise!
We’ll begin a session by discussing your intentions and needs. I’ll then share with you details about what to expect during the session. I’ll then go to work using a variety of tools and techniques based on what your spirit, mind, and body need. This includes Reiki, crystals, Shamanic healing, sage, and contacting spirit guides. You’re welcome to talk to me during a session, or embrace the relaxation and just “be,” or even fall asleep. At the end of the session, I’ll debrief you on what I found and we’ll talk about what to expect after the session while the energy integrates.
My role is to help you release the energetic patterns that no longer serve you and your Highest Self. During a session, I’ll use a light Reiki touch on different parts of the body to channel prana (chi) – life force energy. Many people feel heat or tingling. Some people see lights in their mind’s eye or recall past memories. As we move blocked or repair distorted energy to restore a harmonious flow, we often unravel and release emotional and psychological patterns. It is common for clients to have spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical releases in the course of a session as this energy moves. I always say e-motions are intended to be in motion! They are designed to move and to not remain stuck. Some people have an emotional release and cry or experience a catharsis. I’ve seen it all… this is your sacred space to heal and grow spiritually and emotionally.
I encourage you to read the information below to better understand why and how Reiki and Energy Healing work.
The Causes and Effects of Energy Distortions
Your energetic system is like an orchestra with many instruments with different strings vibrating at different frequencies. These instruments must be in tune with one another to sound harmonious and will sound discordant if out of tune. And while the orchestra has many frequencies, the dominant sound will be lower in pitch if the orchestra has many more cellos than violins. Your energetic system also has many different vibrations at once, but they all contribute to your overall vibrational frequency.
So what do blockages, distortions, and lower vibrations through your chakras, meridians, and your aura have to do with your health, joy, and vitality? Emotional, mental, and physical ailments arise when you have energy blocks or distortions anywhere in the complex energy matrix.
Energy healing works on the body’s energy systems to release blocked energy or repair distortions in chakras, meridians, and the aura. What causes blocked or distorted energy? Here are just a few common examples:
– Negative or unreleased thoughts or emotions
– Cultural toxins that promote fear or drama, like the news
– Interaction with individuals who act as “energy vampires”
– Exposure to places with a low or disruptive energy (“bad vibe”)
– Major life changes, high stress, or grief
Any the factors above can affect your natural energy flow and lower your vibration. For example, repressed emotions require a great deal of energy to keep them buried. So unresolved feelings or experiences sap your natural energy flow, creating blockages in your energy system. In turn, this can result in a weakened immune system and eventually manifest as into other physical ailments.
When the life force does not flow through you and nourish the spiritual, emotional, psychological, and physical body, you may feel some of the following effects:
– Fatigue or lack of vitality and vibrancy for life
– Unbalanced emotions or negative thinking
– Disconnection from yourself, people, or nature
– Panic or anxiety attacks
– Physical illness or shadow pains
The Union of Western and Eastern Medicine
Today’s science and medicine are acknowledging more and more the mysteries of the universe. A growing number of doctors embrace the mind-body connection and support using eastern or “alternative” healing in conjunction with the western techniques embedded in pharmaceutical and surgery-based approaches.
Preliminary evidence from studies and clinical observation indicate that Reiki and energy healing can be beneficial for:
– Emotional trauma
– Heart rate
– Recovery from surgery
– Healing of injury
– Fatigue, nausea, and headache
Western medicine uses the reductionist approach to isolate the specific areas in trouble. Eastern medicine, on the other hand, takes a holistic, qualitative approach, which integrates body, mind, and spirit. Together, they can create a whole picture of health and healing. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.