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In today’s world, it’s not hard to believe that there are more paths to success other than those drilled into us at school. Many successful entrepreneurs have constantly been on the lookout for less conventional methods to attain their goals. In the same manner, a pursuit of alternative remedies to solve problems opened the world of Reiki healing.
Reiki has allowed many people to find joy and success. It has also led individuals to the doors of another way of life. It is true that science and technology have taken gigantic strides in the past two centuries and answered questions, but it also left many questions unanswered. These practical disciplines have also led us away from realizing the unbound possibilities of the spirit. We have failed to realize the importance of the spirit and its mysterious way. Reiki does exactly this. It focuses on the abstract instruments of wisdom. It opens new doors, and many find themselves drawn to it.
What Is It?
For the uninitiated, Reiki is an alternative Healing method. It is a practice of medicine that is not confined to explaining the causality of physical ailments. Various sources credit Mikao Usui from Japan of having discovered the practice and giving it its modern shape. However, there are many other scholars who argue that Reiki existed under other names in most ancient eastern traditions. In conventional allopathic treatments, doctors identify a bodily cause for your problems and prescribe medicines to cure it. In Reiki, the remedies are more holistic.
There is a belief among the Japanese that we have in us an energy force called ‘Ki’. This force is present even before we set foot on earth. This non-physical energy is believed to be present across the universe. It is believed to be responsible for infusing life in all organisms. You might already realize that Reiki’s popularity is due to its move away from regular medicine. It is something that focuses on the spiritual. It looks at your overall wellbeing. People use complementary and alternative medicine to add or replace conventional medicine.
The Basics of Reiki
Now, let us focus on some of the basics of Reiki. Reiki focuses on the seven chakras that exist in the human body. These chakras can be opened to channelize the universal force. The most vital part of Reiki is that it enhances the immune system of the body. This healing will get rid of the many harmful toxins that are responsible for various disorders.
Let’s look at the different chakras.
1. The Crown Chakra
The Crown Chakra resides at the top of the head. This is responsible for attaining spiritual goals such as enlightenment. It is also the chakra that governs our intuition. This chakra can be said to govern the flow of energy to the pineal gland.
2. The Third Eye
The Third Eye is positioned on the bridge of the nose and in the middle of the forehead. This is the chakra responsible for enhanced psychic abilities like extrasensory perception. Those familiar with Hindu mythology might readily recognize in this chakra the image of Shiva, who is called the ‘Three-eyed God.’ This chakra coordinates with some of the most important parts of the nervous system including the brain and the spinal cord.
3. The Throat Chakra
The Throat Chakra is located at the middle of the throat. It is the chakra responsible for self-expression. Due to this, it is often believed that artists have an enhanced control over the functioning of this chakra. The throat chakra is responsible for regulating the ebb and flow of energy into the throat, thyroid gland and lungs.
4. The Heart Chakra
The Heart Chakra is responsible for that most divine of emotions – love. Spiritual awareness and the sense of devotion find expression in this chakra, and it is through this wheel that one finds the core of one’s self.
5. The Solar Plexus Chakra
The Solar Plexus Chakra is located above the navel in the stomach. It’s responsible for the distribution of energy to all organs in the body. It is through this chakra that our calories are transformed into energy. The chakra then circulates this energy to all organs. Focusing on this chakra helps in preserving a balance in our bodies.
6. The Sacral Chakra
The Sacral Chakra is positioned just below the navel. It is responsible for some of the primeval drives including the libido. Reiki does suppress any basic drives. The chakra’s function is to help understand the importance of integrating these drives with other bodily functions.
7. The Root Chakra
The Root Chakra is located near the genitalia. It represents the oldest form of energy — the force of procreation, and physical vitality. It is responsible for controlling the flow of energy to the kidneys and bladder.
The understanding of the chakras and their bodily functions is vital to appreciating and practicing Reiki healing. Without a basic understanding of these chakras, it would be impossible to implement the principles of Reiki healing in one’s daily life.
Now, let us move towards a deeper understanding of the fundamental principles of Reiki healing. Reiki functions with five basic tenets. These must be mastered by any Reiki practitioner. It should also be deeply understood as these principles will be the guiding force in Reiki. Let’s look at them one by one.
1. “Just for today, I shall not worry.”
Alternative methods of healing emphasize on not worrying. The explanation behind this is ridiculously simple: Anxiety is one of the most negative emotions. It will thus override or hamper your desire to be happy.
Reiki healing first looks to address this problem. What one must do is to sit in a place where he or she is comfortable and feels at ease. Afterward, say these words out loud: “Just for today, I shall not worry.” Please note the emphasis on the word ‘today’. The idea of a transitory reality is given much importance. Even a moment of your time is precious. Negative energy will not help you grow. It is moments that become minutes, minutes that run into hours and so on.
“For today,” says the first principle. ‘Today’ in the spiritual world is every day. It starts from the moment you wake up from your bed and focus merely on peace. Reclining on the bed and repeating this simple statement will guide you towards a state of meditation. Your awareness increases. With each passing day, you’re more self-aware. What worried you will worry you no more.
It is crucial to get rid of anger and other distressing emotions in order to achieve a calm mind. How does one do this overnight? Such a transformation will and should take longer for it to succeed. Let us look at the role of the two chakras involved in freeing oneself from the prison of anxiety.
The most effective way of achieving a peaceful state is to sit at a place where it is calm. After doing that, place one hand on the Root Chakra (at the top of the head) and another on the Heart Chakra. By placing your palms on these Chakras, you remove those obstructive elements that are standing in the way of your happiness. You will progress towards a state of wellbeing. As you already know, Reiki healing largely focuses on the effective use of palms. By placing your palms on the two chakras, you will regulate the flow of energy from the chakras and attain a state of fulfillment.
2. “Just for today, I shall not be angry”
‘One moment of fury is often responsible for a lifetime of misery’
This age-old saying still rings true. A failure to control one’s temper is often the root problem of main physical ailments. Reiki healing believes that anger often leads to a loss of energy. In happier moments, it works in the opposite way. The positive energy of another individual is shared with you. The first step towards abolition of anger is to understand that we always have a choice. We can choose not to get angry and exercise the control of our mind.
Reiki can make you realize that in these moments of anger, you can control your emotions. Reiki healers must be able to guide their patients to a state of absolute control. They need to be completely aware of their minds. Anger drains your energy reserves. It deprives you of positive energy. As a Reiki healer, you can divert the flow of energy from different chakras and help individuals avoid a life of misery.
3. “Just for today, I shall do my work honestly”
Reiki focuses on understanding oneself and remaining true to it. This includes our daily work. Our principles are often tied to labor, and we need to remain true to our principles. It is important to understand our capabilities and utilize them for the benefit of all mankind. Our work can be performed with an enhanced awareness of the mind. Reiki healers help you do that.
How does one understand this principle and infuse it into daily life? The chakras come into play again. To realize your capabilities, sit with one palm placed on the Third Eye chakra and the other on the Solar Plexus Chakra. Introspect. There are no rules about how long you must do this or how often. You will gradually rise to a different level of consciousness. Your intuition is heightened, and your skills are thriving. You will have mastered the art of regulating energy flows from these two chakras in time. Your palms will be able to perform the same role for others in need of similar comfort. This is how you’ll help people.
4. “Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings”
Conduct a random exercise with the people you believe are closest to you. Choose people whom you trust the deepest. Ask them to honestly state what they remain grateful for in their life. Ask them to list their most thankful moments and events at that moment. Many might say that it’s their job, it’s their wealth, it’s their family or other common aspirational goals. However, it is very rare that they are grateful for simply existing in that moment. Reiki aims at building such an awareness. It is for someone to remain grateful to exist in the moment and be fulfilled.
Though a simple truth, it eludes many. Where does one start?
Each day, sit back with one palm placed on the Third Eye Chakra and the other just behind the ear. Feel the flow of energy in our body and create a list mentally. If you are in a group, it would not be a bad idea to write it down and to share this with others. Start listing your blessings, and express gratitude for everything that has happened in your life.
This sense of gratitude will make you value the true things in life. It will rise above materialistic aspirations. It will show you how blessed you are. Reiki healing can help one realign one’s perspectives in that individual’s life. Through that, it will improve the lives of those around the individual.
5. “Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing”
Humans are selfish. Our rationality has lulled us into believing that we are superior creatures. As a right, we own of all resources of the earth. However, what this has also led us to believe is that we alone have claim to the resources. As a consequence, we have exploited nature. We have not respected the land. Calamities strike regularly, and we never learn. Our apathy is shocking.
Reiki teachers how we should come to the understanding that all living organisms on earth are part of the single family. Let us first start by being kind to those around us. It could be the members of your family, your neighbors, or colleagues. A Reiki master will mentor you to understand the ecosystem and accept the importance of all creatures.
How does one attain a state where an individual becomes aware of the cosmic world?
Well, to begin with, sit back and place one hand on the Third Eye Chakra and the other on the Root Chakra. When you become aware of their importance and the energy flow, place the palm from the Third Eye Chakra on the Throat Chakra, and the other palm on the Heart Chakra. Gradually, these chakras will highlight the role of many unseen forces. We are bound to become one with nature.
The Truth About Reiki
Reiki is not in any way associated with religion. Yes, it is a spiritual practice, but it is not tied down to the rigid principles that govern religion. Reiki believes in the divine. It believes in the movement of the universe. One who learns and masters Reiki will never think of himself or herself alone. Their thoughts will be more in flow with nature. Reiki lets you think and act in a manner that is in perfect tandem with the universe. It drives everyone to tap into their spirit.
Why People Are Attracted to Reiki
In a world filled with superficial realities, many individuals lose focus and are confused. They are unsure about their existence and its purpose. A strong motive to change something is present.
So, where does one begin? With oneself, of course. How does one go about it? Through Reiki and its transformative healing.
How You Can Start Practicing Reiki
The most common and popular mode of practicing Reiki is through palm-healing. Many have reported that they did not actively seek out a form of healing, but Reiki just came to them. It has overwhelmed a lot of people. Some consider it a pathway in fulfilling life’s journey. Others find harmony with the universe through Reiki. As a Reiki practitioner, you will guide those who come to you.
‘Rei’ in Japanese translates to the spiritual guiding force. ‘Ki’ is the life energy that is responsible for giving life to all living beings. Your task would be to initiate the healing process. Reiki works through the synergy of the universe and the life force of human beings. An individual under a Reiki master’s guidance will become aware of this force. They will recognize that all activities, no matter how big or small, are part of nature.
Becoming a Reiki Master
To become a Reiki Master, one must first understand the very roots of the technique. The practice is not something that rejects the physical body. What it does is make the ailing individual tap into a state of physical and mental bliss. Physically, Reiki prioritizes the function of many glands in our brain. These glands are responsible for stimulating our emotional reactions and our psychological outlook. Reiki harnesses the force in our body, spirit, and mind.
Once you understand the psychology behind this, there are several courses available on the Internet that will guide you through your training.
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The Future of Reiki
Many studies have been conducted to establish that Reiki is successful in the physical wellbeing of patients. Alternative medicine is today a staggering 34 billion USD industry, and Reiki is one of the leading methods in this field. Reports hint that this industry could soon hit the 200 billion USD mark. This must give you an idea about the sheer scale, scope, and popularity of alternative modes of health care.
A leading method of alternative medicine, Reiki is popular for it allows people to appreciate their lives. It also provides a glorious chance to improve the lives of those them. Reiki healing has exploded in the recent past. More and more people flock to the healers. They sometimes seek remedies and sometimes want comfort. This is not provided by the scientific industry.
Being a Reiki Practitioner
A Reiki practice is truly a noble cause. Many people want to help others by guiding them. Certified Reiki healers make approximately USD 50 to 70 per session. Those looking to become either part-time or full-time Reiki healers can enroll in classes. These classes, depending on its complexity, start from USD 200 to 2,000.
Reiki has today entered the mainstream and has become a viable profession choice for those seeking a life in tandem with nature. Once you’ve gained the necessary skills and confidence, you can easily launch a career that will utilize your knowledge. You can read more about turning your skills into a coaching career here.
The Practical Side
It’s important that your knowledge brings you success. Your name needs to be recognized in the Reiki world. Pure knowledge of the field does not determine your success. You must go through several phases before your practice reaches the heights of success. You could initially start the practice from home, but a dedicate office space creates a more serious atmosphere.
Let’s look at some of the things you can do to attract more people.
Start with business cards. Let everyone in your network know that you are a Reiki practitioner. Build a mailing list and send out regular reminders about your sessions. Wear Reiki T-Shirts as they generally lead up to conversations. We’ve researched other techniques that will help you build up here.
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Has someone in your circle never heard of Reiki? Are they curious? These social gatherings are perfect places for you to demonstrate the benefits of Reiki. Present a brief idea of what’s in store and set up appointments with those who are interested.
3. Reiki Evenings
A free Reiki evening will attract the attention of many. It’ll bring prospective clients and curious neighbors. What it definitely does is put you on the map. A sample of what’s in store and a talk on how Reiki is beneficial will set things going.
4. Become a Licensed Practitioner
A stamp of approval helps you a long way. You can become a certified teacher (and later a master) by several recognized centers. This expands your client base, and your status as a Reiki healer and practitioner will stand with authority. We’ve also explained how you can get high-end clients here.
These are just some of the things that will help you get going, and the list is not exhaustive. There are several other creative ways you can advertise your business and become famous. You can look at this website that gives you an in-depth guide to developing your own Reiki practice.