by Catherine Duffy
I love Reiki. For those of you that are perhaps not too familiar with Reiki, you may think that is an odd thing to say, but for those of you whom are, I am sure you will understand what I mean. .
So what is Reiki? The Japanese word Reiki, translates into “Universal Life Force Energy”. Reiki is a healing energy which is channelled from Practitioner to Recipient, via the hands, to assist in bringing about, balance, harmony and relaxation on all levels. For me personally, Reiki is such a Gentle but Powerful Energy and can help on so many levels whether physical, mental or emotional. Reiki can also bring about personal transformation, and a greater awareness of yourself. Reiki works for your highest good.
I first came across Reiki many years ago, when I worked with a lady whom was attuned to Reiki. At that time, I never quite understood what it was. I remember well, a colleague having a terrible headache that she was unable to shift and the she asked if she could channel some Reiki to help the headache. This was the first time that I saw Reiki at work! Within ten minutes the headache had gone and the recipient of the Reiki felt relaxed and content. This stuck with me and I often wished that I too could learn how to “do” Reiki, but never really thought this possible.
Several years later, someone recommended to me that I should receive a Reiki Treatment as it would help me.
I still never really knew what Reiki was about but decided to investigate and found a local Reiki Practitioner and received my first Reiki Treatment.
I naturally was a little nervous, never ever having personally experienced reiki before, but became quickly relaxed once laying on the Reiki couch
listening to some relaxing music. Reiki was not like anything I had ever received before. I experienced a variety of sensations whilst the Reiki
was at work, from tingling, to seeing colours, to feeling heat, to a feeling of sinking in to the Reiki Couch.
After my Reiki Treatment,
I felt completely revitalized and content and was hooked there and then. I was amazed at how I could receive healing from someone who didn’t
even need to touch me? Or how the practitioner knew where I needed healing when she didn’t know me or anything about me.
I was hooked there and then and knew that I had to find out more about Reiki and how I could learn to do this myself.
I reminded myself that if other people could learn about Reiki, why couldn’t I and to stop stalling and start learning.
That for me was the start of my Reiki Journey and what a journey it has been and I have loved every minute of it.
Reiki will bring to the surface anything that no longer serves your highest good, on whatever level that may be.
Having now been attuned to Reiki for many years and having had many Reiki Clients over the years, it never ceases to amaze me the variations and levels that Reiki works on and the difference it really makes to people and also the different sensations that they experience during the treatment. It really is a very personal and individual experience.
There really are so many different variations of Reiki out there now, that there really is something to suit everyone,
whether you just want to experience a Reiki Treatment or go on to become attuned to Reiki and learn how to channel it, what have you got to lose?
Catherine, Reiki Master/Teacher/Practitioner, is from Northampton, UK
This article is © Catherine Duffy 2012 and must not be copied, printed or reproduced on any other site or in any other publication
without her written permission.
If you do wish to use this work on any other site
or for any other purpose please contact her through Mary Jac
Click on the teddy to read more
inspiring articles by various writers