Thursday, July 2, 2009

Reiki: Vital Life Force & Healing Energy: An Introduction

By Ellen Asherah, Certified Hypnotherapist, Massage Therapist, Reiki Master Teacher

ABOUT REIKI:
Reiki is a form of healing energy. Often Reiki is practiced through the laying on of hands – running Reiki through the hands into the recipient. This affects the body, both physically and aurically, down to the molecular level. (Always remember that, from a scientific perspective, everything (humans, animals, “inanimate objects”) are all, at the most elementary level, comprised of moving particles of energy.) Working with Reiki is working with these moving particles, or energy. This vital source energy (the essential and universal life force) has many names. In India this energy is called “Prana” and is the source energy – healing energy – and divine love which we breathe into our beings through the air with each breath. The Kahuna Tradition of Hawaii calls this energy “Mana”. The Chinese refer to this energy as “Ch’i”, and the Japanese call it “Ki”. The word Reiki contains the syllable “ki”, as it is a healing gateway to one’s true and balanced essence as it relates to and is comprised of universal life force.

Reiki is a specific form of energy and a healing system originating in Japan, with roots in ancient Buddhism and Sanscrit. The training to channel and utilize this healing energy involves receiving energy “attunements” (sometimes referred to as energy transmission) from a Reiki Master (a person empowered to give Reiki Attunements). During the attunements energy channels are opened and set flowing through the recipient opening the door to instant access to this immense energy at all times and without effort.

Reiki energy is intrinsically balancing, meaning the energy acts as a universal balancer wherever it is needed. Often illness is the result of years of stagnant energy which create energy imbalances in the body, in part due to emotional holding. Reiki gets stagnant energy moving, helps the body purify of toxicity (physical and emotional), and assists the body and energy field in coming into a balanced state which is ultimately a healthy state. We tend to think of balance as a static, set point – a state of balance being the finite goal. However, because the nature of reality is constant change on all levels all the time, balance is a moving and dynamic state. Achieving true balance means being in the present moment, ready to be flexible and adjust to all fluctuations and changes. So balance is a dynamic state, ever readjusting and changing. Reiki is source energy and connects one to source energy. It is always a balancing force (ie: the energy cannot be used to empower negative intention – it always promotes balance and healing.).

While you can be of any religious background to “run” Reiki energy, the practice of Reiki brings a new awakening of spiritual depth and a more precise attunement to the natural cycles of life and cosmic energy. Perhaps most importantly, Reiki attunements instantly open a gateway to source energy providing greater access to healing energy and spiritual realms and wisdom.

One of the beautiful things about Reiki is the ease with which any attuned person can run the energy. It is essentially made available to the energy worker, who can key into and channel the energy at any time, primarily through intention. While the practice of Reiki will deepen your spirtual and psychic awareness, even the most psychically unaware person can successfully run Reiki energy after receiving attunements and learning how to work with the energy.

Traditionally, Reiki is a healing system involving the practitioner laying hands on the recipient and “running” the energy in a set progression which covers the various chakras (energy centers) in the body. Reiki can also be used in many versatile ways. You can run it into yourself or a place you are in to help ease conflict, purify of negativity and promote a healing and balanced environment. You can run it during emergency situations to bring calm and healing to the situation. You can invoke protection when needed. You can assist restless babies in relaxing and falling asleep. The possibilities are truly endless.

Here is a list of some of the many ways Reiki energy can be used:
- COLOR HEALING & REIKI

- MEDITATION TECHNIQUES & DEEPENING
- DEEPENING TRANCE SKILLS & REIKI
- CHAKRA OPENING AND BALANCING
- SPECIFIC REIKI TECHNIQUES FOR PHYSICAL HEALING
- INTEGRATING REIKI ENERGY INTO EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES
- REIKI AND STRESS RELIEF (ANXIETY RELIEF ALSO)
- REIKI AND EARTH HEALING/EARTH CONNECTION
- REIKI AS A LINK TO DIVINE GUIDANCE AND WISDOM
- REIKI AND BREATHWORK (PRANA YAMA)
- OPENING THE HEART
- HEALING THE HEART
- HARMONIZING AND TRANSFORMING THE NEGATIVE MIND
(habitual negative thought patterns)
- WORING WITH THE CROWN CHAKRA:
OPENING TO SPIRIT & THE UNIVERSE
- FOCUS ON SPECIFIC CHAKRAS INDIVIDUALLY
- REIKI & TRANCE ART
- REIKI & SINGING / CHANTING / HEALING SOUND VIBRATION
- REIKI & MEDICINES (WORKING WITH BOTH PHARMACEUTICAL
AND NATURAL MEDICINES TO INCREASE POTENCY &
REDUCE/ILLIMINATE SIDE EFFECTS)
- CONNECTING WITH HEALING SPIRIT GUIDES
- CONNECTING TO THE FIVE ELEMENTS
- TANTRIC REIKI TECHNIQUES:
WORKING WITH KUNDALINI ENERGY & SEXUAL ENERGY
FOR HEALING AND TRANSFORMATION
- SPECIAL FOCUS ON ENERGY RUNNING TECHNIQUES
- REIKI & VIBRATIONAL HEALING WITH SINGING BOWLS
- TRANSFORMING & HEALING ANGER
- REIKI FOR HEALING FEAR, ANXIETY,STRESS, MENTAL BLOCKS, CREATIVE
BLOCKS , EMOTIONAL ISSUES

My Lineage:

I have been a practicing Reiki Master/Teacher for over twelve years. I was trained both in the traditional manner according to the Usui technique and in non traditional Reiki workings.
My lineage: I extend my undying gratitude to my teacher through all the Reiki levels of training, Bertha Markowitz (Reiki Master Teacher), my teacher’s teacher, Raquel Mariah (Reiki Master Teacher) and all of the teachers preceding them, back to the original source.

My Practice & Inspiration:

I love the state of BLISS and BALANCE that running Reiki energy brings! I am feeling very energized and inspired at this time to share Reiki energy in the spirit of heart opening, transformation, to cultivate a feeling of oneness with humanity and our earth community (plants, animals and all else included). We are all changing and evolving at an ever quicker rate each day, and Reiki energy helps to ease suffering by restoring a natural energetic and molecular balance and flow in the body, auric field, and beyond to the shared collective mind space. I am trained in both the traditional use of Reiki and in non traditional methods: using the energy in conjunction with various guided meditation, trance techniques, sound vibration & music, singing & chanting, artistic expression, breathe work, energy workings, and bringing this energy and awareness to each present moment in time, where ever you find yourself.

I often use vibrational healing by playing Tibetan Singing Bowls in conjunction with running the Reiki energy, further intensifying and deepening the experience. I am a Certified Herbalist, Certified Hypnotherapist, and Certified Massage Therapist, and I bring this healing knowledge to my Reiki practice. I am also an artist, tattoo artist and experienced energy worker. Healing arts, visual arts, music, dance and all other creative activities consist of and are enlivened by universal life force energy.

REIKI HEALING TREATMENTS:
I offer Reiki Treatments at the Middletown Massage & Acupuncture Collective. Treatments are designed to fit individual needs and requests. Ongoing work can be done around specific areas of concern (physical, psychological, spiritual). RELAX INTO THE BLISS OF REIKI ENERGY AND COME INTO A STATE OF PHYSICAL AND ENERGETIC/SPIRITUAL BALANCE WITH EASE.

REIKI CLASSES & INSTRUCTION:
I offer one on one or group instruction sessions for all Reiki Levels, and special topic classes focusing on specific ways and techniques for working with Reiki (over 20 topics including breath work (prana yama), chakra work, music and vibrational healing, art & trance, working with the 5 elements, color therapy, trance techniques to heal emotional pain and/or anxiety and stress, etc.). Classes are hands-on, experiential and are oriented around the purpose of gaining, enhancing and deepening one's skills in working with cosmic energy for healing and transformation - personally and universally (microcosm / macrocosm). There is an emphasis on cultivating psychic skills.

For more information visit my website: http://www.ellenasherah.com or email me: ellenasherah@netzero.com

copyright Ellen Asherah 2009





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