Reiki healing, just what is it anyway?

Reiki healing, just what is it anyway?
by Dawn K. Donovan RMT, CRA

Dawn Donovan RMT, CRA
There is no doubt that Reiki has changed my life for the positive, forever! Ask my patients, and I’m sure they’d agree. Attaining Reiki Mastership has definitely made me a better healer, therapist and person.

I am humbled at my experiences and successes in treating with Reiki. Sinus infections, migraines, hot flashes, insomnia, chronic pain, depression, fatigue, all gone, and for some in a single session. How great is my job?

The truth is, with intention we can all be healers.

This is no joke.

How is that?

Unseen energy flows through all living things. It is connected directly to the quality of ones health, and has been part of the healing wisdom of many cultures. The medical community is finally, and seriously, considering the role it plays in the functioning of the immune system and the healing process. You can now hear about Reiki Masters working in hospitals all over the world. Even New Brunswick has initiated it.

As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life force departs. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Life force plays an important role in everything we do. It gives new life and energy to the body and is the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.

The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean spiritual consciousness. This wisdom comes from God or the Higher Self. This is the God-Consciousness which is all knowing. It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties, and knows what to do to heal them.

Ki is the life force. It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force. This is the non-physical energy that animates all living things, and the energy used by all healers.

Reiki is a healing technique that allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of life.

Reiki guides itself with its own wisdom, which means the practitioner serves only as a conduit of the universal energy. In other words, only the divine knows where this energy is best served.

Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their God rather than having only an intellectual concept of it. Although Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion.

In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in receiving and believing that God wants you to be healed, in divine order, and for the greatest good.

To explain Reiki from a scientific point of view we need to discuss concepts of subatomic matter. If you don’t find yourself scientifically inclined, good luck making sense of this.

Reiki is “non-polarised” subatomic energy that is released as a harmonic — (a signal or wave whose frequency is an integral (whole-number) multiple of the frequency of some reference signal or wave) into energy blueprints (e.g. the body) that are in a state of disharmony. Once it leaves the subatomic — (of or relating to particles that are smaller than an atom) world, it must polarise — (an expression of the orientation of the lines of electric flux in an electromagnetic field) because it is entering the physical world where it is acted upon by time.

Because it is, by nature, a harmonic, it will polarise and form a “mirror image” of any disharmonious frequency in that energy blueprint, thereby restoring normal harmony and wellbeing. This, in turn, accelerates the natural healing processes of the body.

So as you can see, Reiki has nothing to do with religion, and everything to do with harnessing the power and energy of the universe around us.

How does a treatment feel?

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.

Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

My hope is that you too are called to heal with the guidance of Reiki energy.

Many Blessings,

Dawn K. Donovan is a Registered Massage Therapist, Master Reiki Practitioner and owner of Massageworks and Wellness Centre located in Douglastown. For questions on Reiki Healing, Massage Therapy, or Meditation classes, please call (506) 773-3358.