Reiki Healing: What It Is and What It Can Do For You

Reiki is one of my favorite healing modalities. At this point you may or may not have heard about it, but if you haven’t, fear not, because I’m here to give you a basic rundown!My favorite definition of Reiki healing comes from reiki.org and they state, “Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy.” In other words, Reiki is a form of healing in which the practitioner taps into a higher realm to transmute healing from what some may call God/Source/The Universe to the physical realm and more specifically, you the client. The practitioner attends the parts in your physical body and your aura (the energy that surrounds your physical body) that are experiencing blockages or a low supply of positive energy. Feelings associated with positive energy include bliss, peace, calmness, ease, happiness, joy, ease and vitality.

One may sign up for a Reiki healing when they are feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, or simply, just not feeling like themselves. The idea is that when you leave a Reiki healing, you're alleviated of the heavy sentiments of hurt, pain (both physical and emotional), frustration, anger, confusion and/or fear. Having experienced Reiki healings many times, I can assure you that it is a deeply spiritual and moving experience to say the least.

There are many different variants of Reiki healing that exist today. There is Usui Reiki that originated in Japan from Buddhist Mikao Usui. This modality involves the practitioner placing their hands near or on the client’s body. The idea is that the certified practitioner’s hands are able to transfer healing to the person’s physical body. This process can go on for as long as needed or for as long as the client is willing to pay for. Usually sessions run from 30 minutes to an hour.

There is also Galactic Crystal Reiki in which the practitioner uses their hands as well as crystals from the earth, such as clear quartz and others of their personal preference. Like Usui Reiki, Galactic Crystal Reiki relies on connecting with a higher realm to transmute the healing necessary for the client. The purpose of the crystals is to help bring about healing and positive energy to the client’s energy field. Crystal quartz, which is most commonly used in this modality, is said to help release stress and bring balance to one’s mind, heart and spirit. Clear quartz is also said to help release blockages in the aura as well as cleanse the self of negative energy.

So, what can one expect to get from a Reiki session? Why even bother with all this woo woo positive energy stuff? I mean does it even work? Well, I can honestly tell you from experience that it is one of the most soothing and therapeutic methods of healing I’ve ever encountered. When I open my eyes after a session, there is an overwhelming sense of peace and joy that run through my body. Sometimes, during and after sessions, I find myself crying tears of joy because I have no other way of expressing that much happiness.

“So tell me Alexi, is it worth it?”

I truly believe everyone should expose themselves to at least one session. I find every session to be so cleansing, so moving and so powerful. I would say give yourself the chance to experience the loving energy of peace. Allow her love to move through you because believe me, there is life on the other side of everything that’s burdening you. There is life beyond your fear, your distress and your wallow. There is life on the other side of your worry, anxiety and confusion. Out there, beyond the threshold lies a beautiful life. She’s bright and she’s shining, waiting on you to answer to her call. Reiki was what brought me to answer her call and I can assure you, my life has not been the same since.