The Effects Of Reiki
When receiving Reiki during a treatment people often experience warmth or tingling whenever the practitioner’s hands are placed, although some get no particular sensations but simply feel pleasantly calm and relaxed. Some people report “seeing” beautiful colors, dreams or visions, or find that long-forgotten memories arise during or soon after having a Reiki, and most experience a wonderful feeling of peace and radiance afterward. Some people do get quite emotional during or just after a Reiki treatment, so tears or laughter are not uncommon, and some also find that their body shakes or their arms or legs suddenly jerk. These reactions are quite normal, and just indicate that the Reiki is breaking through energy blockages, and the body needs to throw off the negative energy which has been encountered.
The benefits of Reiki can be enjoyed without necessarily feeling any of these sensations. Most people achieve a very deep state of relaxation during a treatment, which allows physical, mental or emotional stress to leave the body, reestablishing equilibrium and a feeling of well-being. Basically, Reiki balances and works on 4 levels—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual—and as it flows through the person it adjusts to the recipient so that each person receives exactly what he or she needs at that time.
The Physical Level: The Physical Body & Any Pain Or Illness
Reiki supports and accelerates your body’s own natural ability to heal itself, usually alleviating pain and relieving other symptoms while helping the body to rid itself of poisons and toxins. It balances and harmonizes the whole energy field, promoting a sense of wholeness, a state of positive wellness and an overall feeling of well-being. It also helps you develop greater awareness of your body’s real needs, such as good nutrition, and regular exercise.
The Emotional Level: What You Are Feeling & Experiencing
Reiki inspires you to examine your emotional responses, encouraging you to let go of negative emotions such as anger or resentment, and promoting the qualities of loving, caring, sharing, trusting and goodwill. It can also help you to channel emotional energy into creativity.
The Mental Level: Your Thoughts & Attitudes
Reiki leads to a state of deep relaxation, with the consequent release of stress and tension. It allows you to let go of negative thoughts, concepts and attitudes, replacing them with positive thoughts, peace and serenity. It can also enhance your intuitive abilities and encourages you to pursue your personal potential through greater insight and self-awareness.
The Spiritual Level: Your Capacity To Love Yourself & Others Unconditionally
Reiki helps you to accept and love your whole self, and fosters a nonjudgmental approach to humankind, allowing you to accept every person as a beautiful and pure soul energy as well as a human being. It promotes the qualities of love, compassion, understanding and acceptance, and encourages you on your individual path toward personal growth and spiritual development.
Source: The Reiki Manual by Penelope Quist with Kathy Roberts
Featured Image: Martine Franck 1977