Like a broken record, I have been known to drone on and on about the importance of self-treatments in Reiki, ‘You can’t help others unless you help yourself first’, ‘if your energy is low, you can’t heal others’ blah blah as people’s eyes glaze over and doggy nodding begins its automatic response. Luckily I’ve been vindicated with a recent question – answer – result from the lovely Angela…thank you!
“My mood & behaviour has always been normal. However, towards the 3rd of 4th week after daily practice of Reiki, I started to have disturbed sleeping patterns where I will wake up in the middle of the night and am not able to get back to sleep until early morning. Having not been able to sleep well, the mood swings kick in. I have headaches and am frustrated easily. And Read More Reiki is making my mood and behaviour worse
I often get asked a question around how to use Reiki to protect yourself against ‘negative’ energies and its always a good opportunity to bust some myths around our deep seated superstitions and beliefs about good and bad energies. Reiki is beyond, or deeper than, or before, duality. That means Reiki exists before good and bad, up and down, big and small, light and dark. Reiki is Universal energy; that Read More Protection against what?
Someone’s lineage may seem a minor point, or even irrelevant, when discussing something like Reiki and it may not be important to you at all, but it is an interesting distinction to get clear in your head, whether it bears any importance to you or not. Your lineage is your line of energy connecting you to Usui. It’s where your Reiki comes from much like your ancestral line, and it Read More What is Lineage in Reiki?
I have recently completed my Reiki Level 1 and have been doing Reiki healing for a week on my daughter. I do the 12 position healing for 2.5 mins on each position. It has done wonders for her! But For the first 4 days she fell into a deep sleep before I finished the 12 positions. The last few days however it takes her awhile to settle and fall Read More My daughter is more agitated after Reiki, is it too much Reiki?
This is a very common question and one I struggled with too in the beginning, what to do? Focus on something? Reiki ‘On’, Reiki ‘off’? Visualise white light? Rainbows? Unicorns? And when I was given the answer…”Nothing” I was flummoxed, what did that even mean?
Doing nothing is impossible for the mind, after all, thinking is what it does. Its like asking our heart to stop pumping, or our lungs Read More What should I be doing with my mind when I do Reiki?
Q. Is there anything that I would have learned in Therapeutic Touch that is contrary (vs complementary) to my ability to channel reiki energy? Should I be consciously trying to do something different for Reiki than what I learned in my TT sessions?
The main difference in my understanding of other energy work such as TT is that in giving Reiki there is no personal will or direction involved. It Read More How is Therapeutic touch different from Reiki?
When we give Reiki to others, we are taught that it is a channeling effect, and that Reiki is a one-way process – from us to the other. In this way we do not need to protect ourselves, and we do not need to worry about there energy affecting us. But as many people notice, Reiki treatments DO affect us, and sometimes in startling, or uncomfortable ways.
The great thing with Reiki is that it works even when we are asleep, or watching TV, or commuting to work on the bus. Reiki is an automatic flow through your hands and the body then draws on this energy in an intuitive way to where it is needed. This means you do not need to be consciously thinking about it, or even conscious at all!
We do recommend you Read More I keep falling asleep when I do my Reiki, is that OK?
Q: Sometimes when I do Reiki I can hardly keep my hands on my body it feels so uncomfortable, it’s like I want to throw my hands off and stop immediately – I can barely make it through 20 minutes. Other times I can lie through the entire hour and feel so deep, calm and relaxed. What am I doing wrong?
When you feel like this, you are doing nothing Read More Why are some Reiki self-treats so uncomfortable?