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What Is Reiki?

Updated: Jan 10, 2021

What is Reiki? It’s the most common question we hear at Seven Seas Reiki! And, it’s the most important question we can answer for those who are beginning or expanding their journey toward improving their mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Today, more and more people across the planet are trying to navigate a personal voyage toward being their highest self. We know this because we constantly speak to people who want to make the world a better place, but they know making the world a better place starts with bettering themselves! We want to help those same people expand their horizons and find out if Reiki has a place on their path of self betterment.

Let’s get started by explaining what Reiki is - its history, its benefits, and how it’s performed - and then we’ll discuss who stands to benefit the most from Reiki.

Reiki - A Brief History

Reiki is a Universal energy source available to all of us. From this energy comes the practice of Reiki, which is an ancient method of healing through profound relaxation. So, the word “Reiki” is both a source of energy, as well as the name of practice of using that same energy to heal ourselves. This can be confusing at first, but we promise you’ll get used to the dual nature of the word in time.

The practice of Reiki originated in Japan. Thanks to the spiritual journey and teachings of Mikao Usui, we are now able to more consciously connect with Reiki and use it as a tool to heal on a molecular level.

When we have aches or pains, we naturally place our hands on the afflicted area because it makes us feel better. Even without being trained in Reiki or other energy-related healing practices, humans learn to naturally tap into a Universal supply of energy.

Due to the source of this powerful energy, the practice of Reiki transcends religion and can be received by people of all faiths and backgrounds. Mikao Usui once said, “Reiki can never, and will never, belong to one person or organization - it is the spiritual heritage of all humanity”.

The Benefits of Reiki

The benefits of reiki vary greatly from person to person. The reason for this can only be speculated, but it’s fair to say, starting small is the only way to get continuously greater results, such as healing physical ailments. The most noticeable and common result from reiki is stress relief, which ultimately, leads to anxiety relief. Reiki energy has the power to relax stress away, by giving you a more clear perspective on your own journey, so you can make better decisions towards your highest good.

How Does a Reiki Session Work?

We have a more in-depth explanation of how our Reiki services are administered for clients in our Introductory Reiki Session (free initial service consultation), but let’s highlight the main points right now:

  • First, clients will discuss their areas of focus and their desired outcomes for their session → We also take this time to explain what to expect, how profound relaxation helps you heal, etc.

  • Clients then find a physical position that’s most comfortable for them (lying down, sitting, etc.) and then we help them relax, release their focus, and clear their mind.

  • Our Reiki Master then closes the session with a discussion of final thoughts or any impressions received during the session.

It’s important to note that Reiki can be done entirely without physical contact, and it can also be done over physical distances. This is especially important at the time of writing, because with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to challenge the world of in-person interactions, we are still able to help clients with profound relaxation remotely!

For those who book a Reiki session with our team, we have detailed guides on what to expect during a Reiki session - and how to prepare for one - that go far beyond our explanation here. Book a session today, or schedule a complimentary introductory call, to learn more!

Who is Reiki For?

Many people wonder, “Would Reiki help me or someone I care about?” and the answer is, unequivocally, yes!

Reiki isn’t owned or claimed by any particular group or religion. It is a Universal energy, and because of that, it transcends all religious backgrounds and can be beneficial to people of all faiths (or lack thereof).

Reiki is a source of healing that can be used by anyone, and we believe anyone who wants to obtain personal betterment has room for Reiki in their life!

So, what is Reiki?

We hope it’s a gateway for you to improve your health and wellness; a path to light your way toward personal betterment; a source of hope and healing; and a new way of looking at the world - and yourself - as you try to make it a better place.

Please schedule an Introductory Session today if you'd like to speak with a Reiki master to learn more!

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