Of all the benefits of Reiki, balance is number one.
We are energy. The thing we call a "Life Force" is akin to an electrical current running through a house. Your body is that house. And that electrical current is the energy traveling through it. As a species we also share energy. The transference of energy can be felt when the people around us influence us emotionally. We can also stress ourselves out through worry and negative self-talk. Stressful energy is harmful to the body, mind, and soul. No one is immune to it and our bodies tend to respond with symptoms.
Getting in touch with that "Life Force" or "Power" through Reiki, is what awakens our minds and bodies to the possibility of more and also of less. With more positivity and Less stress on every level we find it easier to be open to harmony and balance in every aspect of our lives.
I use crystals in Reiki sessions to balance energy in the body. Ever thought about sleeping with a rock? I know it sounds crazy, but as a Reiki Master and Shamanic practitioner, Not only will I use rocks/Stones/Crystals in sessions, I will have some rock or crystal under my pillow every night.
Because they receive and transfer just like us.
So, I will have a few types of rock/stone/crystals floating around the bed and somehow they always stay on my side of the bed. I don't know how it happens.
The rock/stone/crystal I choose most is a Black Tourmaline.
Although Black Tourmaline is mainly composed of aluminum borosilicates, it could also contain other metals like iron or magnesium. These metals sometimes cause changes in color which means you could get pink, yellow, green, violet, red, brown, deep blue, and black shades.
For grounding, balancing and cleansing, Black Tourmaline is the perfect holistic tool. I place it in areas under the massage table or directly on the client.
But you don't have to wait for your session.
For DIY protection, put a nice sized Black Tourmaline stone near your computer. It can be used as a guard against radiation and environmental pollutants. Wear a cute pendent, necklace, or earrings with Black Tourmaline to counteract the effects of cell phone use. Or do like your's truly and tuck a few small stones under your pillow while you sleep. One of the benefits of Reiki is having an understanding of the way energy works in relation to everything-including rocks.
During sleep is when our Sub-Conscious records all of our thoughts for the day. Black Tourmaline helps rid the emotional body of negative vibrations.
If you hold the stone while speaking directly to your Sub-Conscious at the end of each day, you can address negative thoughts that could be holding you back in life.
Benefits of Reiki Self-Healing
All you really need is love to reap the benefits of Reiki. Do a self-healing every morning and see a difference in how your treat yourself. Getting in touch with your power translates to every part of your life.
Allow that love to open yourself as a channel for love vibration. The universal life force that animates every living thing is a life force that also heals.
Your practitioner can show you how to use symbols and hand positions to balance yourself everyday.
A practitioner only guides the client through the process of opening to the "Ki"
This has been Known throughout the ages as "A laying on of hands." Although the process of this technique doesn't have to include touching.
This work induces relaxation and promotes healing of the whole being. Stress lessens in this state and less stress is something we could use more of.
I tend to go barefoot a lot more these days. Touching the earth with my body allows me to ground. It means my vibrational energy becomes aligned with the planet.
Drawing energy directly from the planet helps heal. Try it. Spend at least twenty minutes in direct contact with the planet and see the difference in how you feel
Walk in Beauty.
A Reiki Practitioner uses his or her hands to channel and move energy within a person's auric field affecting and balancing the body's chakras.
We are alive because we have Ki (Chi) flowing through us. Ki flows through the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridian lines and nadir. It also flows around us in a field of energy called an aura.
The free and balanced flow of energy is the cause of good health. It is the Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them. Ki nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions.
This peaceful technique originated in Japan and works with a person's own energy system to help and support the sophisticated healing capabilities inherent in us all.
Reiki was founded by Dr. Mikao Usui. Usui attended a Tendai Buddhist school at the age of four where he studied health and healing disciplines based on the development and use of Life Energy. Usui found that these healing methods required the practitioner to build up their own life energy and then deplete them when giving treatments.
Dr. Usui was fascinated by healing methods of the past, and wanted to find a way to heal people on a deep level without detriment to the practitioner.
The answer came to him at the end of a twenty-one day mountain retreat. After spending time fasting, meditating, chanting and praying, he discovered his own healing ability had been greatly enhanced, and that he had received the ability to heal others without depleting himself.
RESOURCE: The Usui System of Natural Healing.