Learning About Reiki What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese type of spiritual practice also used for stress reduction and relaxation. It is a technique that also helps promote healing either for self or for other people. It is characterized as a practice of "laying of hands". The healing powers of the technique are based on the idea that there is an unseen "life force energy" that flows through each person. This life force is said to be the reason why people are alive. When one's life force energy is low, then people are likely to get sick or feel weak. If the life force is high, people fell healthy and happy. Reiki is also a form of meditation used as a type of therapy for treating physical, emotional, and mental diseases. The name Reiki is taken from two Japanese characters that describe energy itself. The word "rei", which means "unseen" or "spiritual" and "ki" which means "energy" or "life force" is combined to become Reiki. In English, its meaning is usually given as "universal life energy". It was Mikao Usui who was known to have developed Reiki in 20th century Japan. Story has it that Usui received the ability of healing after going through three weeks of fasting and meditating on top of Mount Kurama. Practitioners of Reiki use a technique similar to that of the laying on of hands. This action is said to promote the channeling of "healing energy" to another person. The energy flows through the palms and brings along with it healing powers that can be used for self-treatment as well as for treating others. Reiki is a simple, natural as well as safe method of dispensing spiritual healing and self-improvement. It is said to be effective in providing alternative treatment for virtually every known illness and malady. Not only that, Reiki also helps create an added beneficial effect, that of spiritual healing. This method is also said to work well when combined with other medical or therapeutic techniques to help relieve side effects and promote recovery. Reiki, although seen as a very powerful healing technique, is an amazingly simple to learn. Reiki and the ability to use it effectively cannot be taught in the usual sense. The skill is said to be "transferred" to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is not merely learned but is passed on by a Reiki master to the student during a gathering known as "attunement". After the skill has been passed on, it allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" that can then be used to improve one's health and enhance the one's quality of life. Although the practice of Reiki may be spiritual in nature, it is not considered as a religion. There are no set of beliefs that one should learn about before learning to practice the technique known as Reiki. The practice does not depend on any form of dogma. It will work whether the student believes it or not. But it is said that the practice of Reiki helps people to keep in touch of their spiritual selves rather than the intellectual concept that it provides. The practice of Reiki also aims to develop and promote living in harmony with others. Aside from practicing Reiki and its principles, the founder of the Reiki system, Mikao Usui also recommends the practice of simple ethical ideals that can lead to peace and harmony among people. Getting to know what Reiki is may help people not only become a healing channel but also a tool to promote peace among other people. Understanding Reiki With all the stresses brought by the modern world, it is only common to people to look for alternatives in relieving their stress. Aside from resulting to medications and other treatments that give the promise of comfort and relaxations, people are now resulting to ancient means of relieving stress such as Reiki. The Japanese word "Reiki" refers to a unique technique that is used for reducing stress. Ultimately used to relieve aches brought by too much stress, Reiki is also used to aid relaxation and healing not only of the person's physical body but his or her soul and spirit as well. Administered by "laying on hands," this technique for healing is believed to be effective through the use of an invisible force of life energy that flows in every living and breathing individual. In the concept of Reiki, it is believed that when the level of a person's life force energy is incredibly low, he or she will likely to be stressed out more often and have a higher tendency to get sick or ill compared to those people with high level of life energy force. In Reiki, it is also proven that those people who are living healthy, stress-free and happy lives possess high level of life force energy which enable them to have positive outlook in life. These people also have greater capability to face the challenges of everyday living. Developed by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Tendai Buddhist in the year 1922, Reiki has been a very popular form of relieving stress to people all over the world. Since its discovery, the technique Reiki has evolved in various forms and has been practiced by numerous Reiki masters across the globe. Reiki as a means of healing More and more people are into Reiki in the previous years because the technique has shown great and incredible results. For most people who have tried it, the treatment is a wonderful solution to relieving stress. This is because they don't have to spend so much money in buying medication that can have grave side effects and they don't also have to undergo through painful body exercises and unhealthy regimens. Reiki is considered as a wonderful means of relaxation because it uses the innate warmth and energy in a person. This energy is then converted to a "purer" form of energy -- free from the busy schedule and toxicities of modern living. People who have tried Reiki say that the technique does not only treat the person's physical body but also alleviates the burden in emotions, lessens the clutter of the mind, and nourishes a deteriorated spirit. When a person is free from all these physical and emotional burdens, he or she will benefit from a relaxed in almost all kinds of environment because the feelings of calmness and serenity are infused within his or her system. Unlike other techniques for relaxation, Reiki is one of the most simple and all natural means of healing a person's spirit. In fact, it is so safe that almost all people can make use of it. When used properly and trained religiously, Reiki can be an answer to all the health and emotional problems of people. But, in order to make use of the Reiki properly, one must attend a class where the ability is transferred. Using "attunement" conducted by a Reiki master, one can easily learn to convert his or her innate energy into a healthy and beneficial use. Here, the student is guided by the master in tapping the limitless source of energy and use it to improve his or her quality of life. Reiki Training Reiki training is different when you are beginner compared to someone who has already been introduced to it. In this article, we will talk about the first four levels to give people an idea of what actually happens. During level one, the instructor will introduce you to the energy. Here, you get to develop a relationship with it by learning how to work with it, how it feels through your body and the effects on using this on yourself and others. Over the course of two days, you will learn the 4 attunements. There will be enough time given to allow your system to settle into the new space and after a 21 day cleansing session, you will no longer feel any negative energy in your system. Level two Reiki training should be done at least two months after you have completed level one. During this time, your vibration level should be much higher. This is also a two day training course where you will receive another attunement that will increases your vibration and make you familiar with three of the four Reiki symbols. You will learn here how to make each of these symbols work and after a couple of days, you will again have to undergo a 21 day cleaning period to remove any negative energy that you may have. Most people do not go beyond level two because they are already happy with what they have learned. But for those who want to push on and even become a master, they can continue on their way to level three. It is recommended that you wait at least 6 to 12 months before you take level 3. When you are ready, you will again undergo a two day session so you may received your final attunement. There is another 21 day cleaning period and you may even be taught another Reiki system like the Seichim to help you through. From here, we go the fourth and final level where you will be taught how to become both a master and a teacher so you may also teach those who want to learn about the Reiki. What makes this different from the first three levels is that you will be taught now from an instructor's perspective. This will enable you to come up with your own lesson plans and manuals that you will distribute to your students. You will also learn about boundaries and ethics being a Master Teacher. You might even be given a test by creating a level one training which you will use to treat new comers. Reiki training is now available in some institutions. You can even enroll in home study programs, online learning and distance instruction. You just have to find the right instructor that can teach you everything there is to know about this healing technique so you get your money's worth. If you attend to join a class, you shouldn't worry about if this is crowded because batches are limited to 4 or 8 students. This will allow each one to have individualized attention from the instructor aside from the manuals that will be given at the start of the class. Everyone is more than welcome to experience and embrace what Reiki training can do. You just have to keep an open mind and let the positive energy flow within you and cleansing yourself of the negative energies that fill your body, mind and soul. The role Reiki symbols play One of the significant things that a person -- who is planning to get into the practice of Reiki -- must know is the Reiki symbols. This is because these symbols play a very important role in carrying out this unique form of spiritual and physical healing. Known as cryptic symbols that were used in early practices of the traditional Reiki, these symbols were in the shade of controversy for a long period of time. They were also a source of confusion especially for starters in classes because they were not taught to students of until they have moved on to the second level of the spiritual healing. In fact, it took researchers a very long time to really decode the original Reiki symbols because different Reiki masters made many variations. As times went by, more and more Reiki masters wanted to have their own variation of Reiki as a form of spiritual healing, thus, leading to many variations of the symbols that were used in the practice of Reiki. To be able to clear the controversy that hounds Reiki symbols, many Reiki masters came out with a book containing the "supposedly" original Reiki symbols that are used in the practice. This, somehow, cleared the air of confusion among Reiki students but degraded some Reiki masters -- who have higher level of practice -- because now, even the neophytes can learn the secrets to the Reiki practice that took a long time before they can truly master. Aiding effective practice of Reiki Today, there are still many variations of Reiki symbols depending on the school where it is being practiced. But, four symbols remain standard to all Reiki classes. The following include: 1. The Power Symbol or the "ChoKuRei." Translated as "put all the power of the universe here," ChoKuRei is used by many Reiki masters because it increases the focus or the power of Reiki. ChoKuRei is usually used before beginning with the practice Reiki because it increases Reiki power and also used in the end of the session for the Reiki healing powers to be sealed. It is also used in cleansing and protecting the person or other things on possible supernatural assault. 2. The Mental-Emotional Symbol or the "SeiHeKi." In English, "SeiHeKi" means "God and humanity becomes one." Reiki practitioners use this symbol in balancing the left and right side of brain to be able to achieve peace as well as harmony. Primarily, SeiHeKi is used to aid the healing of imbalanced mental-emotional levels of a person. People who are problematic in the fields of relationships, mental issues, emotional imbalances, lack of memory, and those addictive problems are advised to use this Reiki symbol. 3. The Distance Symbol or the "HonShaZeShoNen." This Reiki symbol is used to clear a person's emotional and mental state and aids in enabling the channels slowly. In Kanji, the phrase "Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen" can mean five different meanings that include: origin or source, person, just or right, certainty or correctness, and an idea or thought. Primarily used to send Reiki channels in a distant space or time or space, this symbol is used by more and more Reiki masters to be able to send the power of Reiki in the past or in the near and retrieve it when needed. 4. The Attunement Symbol or the "DaiKoMyo." This symbol is primarily used in aiding the student to achieve different levels or degree of Reiki power. Also known as a symbol for wisdom and gift of insight, DaiKoMyo is considered as an effective symbol for cleansing and healing a person's soul and spirit. Reiki Symbols Revealed There are many Reiki symbols that have already been revealed and each of them is thought to possess a unique vibration of energy. At one point, they didn't have any names and were simply numbered from one to five. But later on, each one of them stood for something and here they are. The first is called Cho Ku Rei and is referred to as the Power Symbol. In simple terms, this means, "put all the power of the universe here." This allows the user to draw energy from the surroundings so you can focus it where you want it to. This can be used for aid in manifestation, cleanse negative energies, empower other Reiki symbols, for spiritual protection, spot treatments, and seal the energies after the treatment. Next is called Sei He Ki also known as the Mental Emotional symbol because it helps those who are suffering from an emotional or mental imbalance. Sei He Ki means "God and Humanity Becomes One." This enables the person to find activate Kundalini during meditations, balance between the left and right side of the brain, bring harmony and peace, cleansing, improve one's memory, clear blockages and aligns the upper chakras, provide psychic protection, remove addictions, bad energies and negative vibrations. Third is called Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen. This is a distance symbol that is used to enable the Reiki channel to be able to channel Reiki at a distance regardless if this event happened in the past, the present or the future. This is an aggregate from the 5 Japanese kanji namely; source, origin, person, right or just, correct certainly and thought or idea. It is also know as a Buddhist chant which means right consciousness is the root of everything. The fourth symbol is the Tamarasha. It is a basically a balancing and unblocking symbol that may ground and balance energy. The fifth and last symbol is known as DaiKoMyo that is used to initiate a student to various initiatory Reiki degrees. This is considered to be the most powerful symbol and can only be used by Reiki masters. This symbol is used t heal the soul since it deals with the person's spiritual self that can cure a disease or illness from the original source in the aura or energy fields. It can also provide enlightenment and peace as it allows the person to become more intuitive and psychic. Each of these symbols are activated by drawing them in the palm of your hand, visualizing it or spelling the symbols' name three times. Then this is placed or drawn on the client's chakra, hands or wherever this should be treated. Symbols have power and if you can't remember how to right it correctly, try recalling the alias because this can also be used to harness that energy. With practice, you will no longer need to remember how they look because you will be able to harness it when needed. Now that the Reiki symbols have been revealed, you will now be able to use them. Just remember that it is the intention that really matters because as mentioned earlier, each of them are used for various things. And using the right one is the only way you will be able to solve a problem whether it is physical, mental or psychological. Reiki Music Reiki which is pronounced as Ray Key is a holistic healing system that uses universal energy to heal an individual. In order for this to work, you have to be trained by a Reiki master. Since its rediscovery in the early 1900's, various forms have evolved and some of them use Reiki music. Reiki music is used to create calm and peaceful atmosphere in order for the healing to take place. This is available for download while some retailers sell these in CD online. One example of this is Shamballa that is often used by seasoned spiritual travelers. For those who have never done a Reiki session with music before, it is recommended to use one with gentle tunes first before trying out something more diverse. If the site you are visiting allows you to hear a sound clip, try it out so you have an idea where the music can take you. Do you really need to use Reiki music during a healing session? The answer is no because meditation music or any other kind may also work as long as it is designed for relaxation purposes. As much as possible, the recording should last for about 60 to 75 minutes which is the average time it takes to feel energized after a session. Just like a regular session without music, you can tell if it is working when you feel different sensations throughout your body. An individual who feels down will afterwards experience an emotional release or relief. Once you have found the right Reiki music, you can put it on and then simply sit or lie down in a comfortable position. You then place your hands over your face with the palms over the eyes, touch the tongue to the roof of the mouth with the tip of your tongue just behind the teeth. Remember to inhale and let the energy flow into your body and then let it go out along your arms and out through your face. The same slow movement should be done with the other parts of the body so you wake up feeling refreshed and recharged. Reiki wouldn't be around for more than a hundred years if it is not able to help those recover from emotional disturbances and addictions In fact, various studies have been conducted and results have shown that patients are able to recover faster after surgery. This is the reason that there are more hospitals and clinics that have started to practice Reiki even before an operation to help them relax. Those who worship Christianity have also embraced Reiki because its methods help them express compassion towards others and bring them closer to God. This is because Jesus healed with his hands and so is the hand healing technique used in Reiki that has made this very appealing. Anyone can practice Reiki and you can do this with or without Reiki music because the tune that you hear only helps you relax when the most important thing to learn is the proper hand technique. This can only be taught by a master Reiki and when this is passed on to you, this can also be shared with others. You just need to keep an open mind and have faith so you may also experience the positive energy that is needed to heal whatever part of the body, mind or soul that requires healing. The Beauty in Reiki Healing In a stressed out world like what we have today, more and more people are opting for other treatments other than using medications to help them achieve a more stable levels of thinking and emotions. This is because they have noticed that the more they depend on medication and treatments related to it, the more they feel weak, stressed out, and sick. So, instead to suffering from the side effects of various medications, many people opt for a more traditional treatment such as Reiki healing. Founded on the significant benefits of the human touch, Reiki healing is preferred by more and more people -- especially those who are suffering from terminal cases and illnesses -- because it provides a more "human" approach to healing. Since it is more soothing and comforting that the number of apparatus that are used in various hospitals and medical centers, Reiki healing has become an option to people who are tired of relying on medical treatments. What sets this alternative therapy from the modern form of healing today is the more "human" feel into it. Many people prefer this because it lessens the depression their feel brought the illness or emotional pains knowing that a person/people understand what are they going through. How Reiki healing works Reiki healing works through the use of the never-ending cycle of love energy in people. Reiki healing utilizes the innate life force energy flowing in each individual and converts it into a more productive energy force. Transferred from one person to another, this life energy force can heal a person's emotional imbalance, heals the dying spirit, and calms the mind. If it cannot be channeled from one person to another during a Reiki class, an individual can also use it alone especially if there's a great need to boost a person's morale or spirit. Reiki healing can be a perfect key in solving people's personal predicaments if only they give it a try. Unlike modern medications that can cost so much money along with numerous side effects, Reiki healing would not rob you off so much money especially if you have mastered it for yourself. The only expenses you'll be needing to achieve the benefits of Reiki healing is the fee for enrolment in a Reiki class and references such as magazines and books for practicing Reiki. For Reiki healing to work properly and effectively, a person must first be able to achieve a higher will. When a person has a high will, it can enable somebody to set aside his or her self-centered intentions. Once this is done, a person can experience a blissful encounter with his or herself and can share this wonderful feeling of healing and contentment to other people. Reiki healing can also be more effective when a person can channel or transfer his or her energy to those people in need. Once a person can do this, his or her will be accredited to a higher level, which can enable him or her to achieve peacefulness, calmness, and optimism in life. In Reiki healing, the life force energy is channeled or transferred from one person to another through attunement. Usually takes place in Reiki classes and supervised by a Reiki master, this transfer of life force energy is remotely done to ensure its success. Aside from healing a person's spirit, Reiki also helps a person to balance his or her prioties in life to achieve a more relaxed and content life. Reiki Energy Reiki is a healing practice that has been practiced for more than a hundred years. By definition, the Reiki energy that is often referred as an essence, symbolizes power, a transcendental spirit and universal. What makes this different from other forms of alternative healing is that those who possess this power use their hands in curing someone of an illness. Even the masters themselves cannot explain fully how this works but can only describe it as linking with a cosmic radiant energy that is applied by the practitioner to themselves, to plants, animals and other human beings even over a great distance. The Reiki energy is drawn through the channel and not sent. In fact, we all have this with us and all we have to do is undergo an attunement process in order for us to heal ourselves or others. Once you have attained level one, you will be able to detect energy problems that can already tell you if there is an organic problem in your body or with someone else. As your level of experience goes up, your power becomes stronger and those who want to teach what they have learned to others will have to become masters. One thing you have to remember about Reiki energy is that it cannot be controlled by the mind. If this were the case, it could only be done by those who practice it. But those who practice this believe that their power comes from the Ki. This is something that flows in each of us and by letting it touch the affected part of the body it will heal because it has been energized. The strength of the Reiki energy is also dependent on one's thoughts. Negative thoughts will not do much to improve the situation so you must think positive in order for this to work. Although medical science still wants to conduct more research to learn about the Reiki energy, there are those who are practicing it because studies have shown that this can calm the patient before the operation and make the heal faster afterwards. How it works or even why some say is because of the power of the mind because how you think does have an affect on the physical well being of a person. The Reiki energy works from the outside in so that there is balance and order to the body. It should be confused with spiritual healing because it does not have anything to do with your faith that makes it effective. This is why it is important to understand what this energy is because those who practice this believe that the aura is an extension of the mind that goes way beyond the body. But those who practice Reiki should remember that Reiki energy that flows is not intended to replace medical treatment. It can only do so much to help a patient and if doctors feel that an operation is needed to permanently fix the problem, you should take their advice because the profession has been around much longer and the advances in science have improved the lives of thousands. If you have a headache, fighting stress or an addiction, Reiki energy can help you deal with the problem. You just have to think positive and believe. Reiki Therapy Reiki therapy involves a lot of elements in just about every alternative healing practice. This is because it uses spiritual healing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy and homeopathy among others to make the person or another feel better. But what makes this Japanese healing art so unique and popular is that it involves the transfer of energy in order to restore balance in the force. Reiki therapy has several basic effects. These include deep relaxation, detoxification of the system, the increases the vibration or frequency of the body, provide new vitality in the form of healing energy and removal of negative energy. In Reiki therapy, the practitioner places his or her hands over the patient. The recipient should be lying down so he or she is completely at ease and ready to welcome the positive energy. Reiki therapy begins from the head and then works all the way down to the feet. Ideally, this should be placed 2 to 4 inches away from the body of the patient. The hands must be cupped with the fingers closely bonded together and the thumbs pulled upward against the hand so the positive energy that you possess is directed to the one who needs it. For this to work, both the healer and the person being healed need to take an active part in the healing process. One sends forth the energy while the other should openly receive it. The strength of Reiki therapy depends on the level of the healer. There are three types and this improves through attunements. Reiki healers in the fist level are only taught the basic hand positions and the scared symbol so they can perform direct healing over others. In level two, they can now teach the symbols and hand position so they can practice distance healing. In level three, the person should be able to know everything and thus earn the title of master and can already teach this to others. Are there risks in Reiki therapy? The answer is no. The only thing the patient can do is block the positive energy that is being given but this does not cause him or her harm in any way. Another thing people should remember is that Reiki therapy works in conjunction with western medicine and other practices. It is simply designed to help the person heal especially for those who need to undergo surgery. Reiki therapy is not successful after only on session. This has to be done several times until the patient is completely healed and this can only happen the body becomes in tune with itself. A practitioner can even do this to him or herself to reduce the anxiety and stress that happens everyday as people live a happier life if there is both harmony and peace. If you want to become a Reiki practitioner, you first have to sign up in a class that is conducted by a certified Reiki master. Level one students will have to undergo training for a couple of days and then a 21 day cleansing period before proceeding on to the next one so read the manual and keep an open mind. There are also Reiki therapy classes offered through distance learning programs and online so its really up to you to embrace the power of this alternative form of healing or not. Reiki and Anemia Reiki is another form of alternative medicine. Although it can cure certain illnesses, one that has never been thoroughly studied in humans is anemia. Anemia is a common blood disorder and this happens when the person's red blood cells are below normal. This often leads to other health problems like fatigue and stress that affects the body's other organs. Until such time that there is scientific proof that it can help patients who are suffering from anemia, Reiki should not be recommended or even attempted. The person should seek the help of a medical professional and then work with what is available. But if Reiki cannot be used to treat those suffering from anemia, where can it be used? This technique has been known to energize the body and relieve it from stress, prevent physical disorders, maintain a balanced state of health as well as minimize a sense of helplessness when faced with a daunting situation. It can be used anywhere and at anytime that may also be used on plants and animals. The medical community for its part has only done a few tests to check on Reiki's effectiveness. For instance, a random test shows that it has an adverse effect on the nervous system as it can lower one's blood pressure, heart rate and breathing. Another suggests it can help the person fight the symptoms of depression. There was also a report stating that Reiki can aid in patients who are in stroke recovery since positive effects on both energy and mood have been noted. The nice thing about Reiki is that it is completely safe. The patient does not have to be injected or required to swallow anything. He or she will just have to sit still and just relax while the practitioner puts the hand over the body. It should also be pointed out that it does not attack the disease but rather supports the person experiencing the disease to encourage him or her to fight it in order to once again have a state of balance. For those that want to try it, they can do so as long as they use their common sense. If the doctor tells them that they have to take certain medication, it is best that they do follow it and they use alternative forms of medicine like Reiki to help them out. This is after it has been pointed out that doctors have taken interest with Reiki and other forms of complementary and alternative medicine or CAM which is already taught in most US medical schools. Despite the lack of tests, some doctors also insist patients to try it out since these are low risk practices that do not have adverse side effects. The difference between conventional medicine and Reiki is the approach. The traditional way focuses on detection on treatment while the other sees it from a holistic, whole person approach that extends way beyond the person's pathophysiology. Is one better than the other? That is really hard to tell. So until such time that Reiki can cure anemia and any other disorder, patients and their loved ones are advised to approach this situation the conventional way given that this the most logical choice. Just remember that there is nothing wrong thinking outside the box because you might just get lucky and find a cure. The Anugraha Reiki Anugraha Reiki is one of the many forms of the popular Reiki system of healing. Reiki has its origins traced back to Japan where the practice was developed by a Tendai Budhhist named Mikao Usui in 1922. He was said to have discovered the technique after a 21-day retreat on Mount Kurama. After undergoing meditation, fasting and prayer during the retreat, Usiu claimed to have received some mystical revelation and was handed down the knowledge as well as the spiritual power for healing. Reiki has been known to be fairly easy and simple to use. Everyone is said to be able to employ the system to achieve spiritual healing of self as well as others. Teaching the system usually involves three parts which are better known as degrees. The first degree usually teaches the basic theories and procedures with using Reiki energy. This energy is said to pass through a channel in the body which can be opened by way of four "attunements" given by the Reiki master to a student. The first degree of training also involves the learning of certain hand placements that allow the Reiki energy to heal people. The second degree of the Reiki training involves the use of the Reiki symbols and how they can be used to enhance healing. Students are also taught how to provide distant healing. This will allow people to be able to heal others without being physically present. The third degree of the Reiki training involves making the student become a Reiki master. As a Reiki master, a person may now be able to attune others to Reiki and teach the system to others. Different forms of Reiki now exist and each one of them provides different ways of providing spiritual healing. One of them is the Anugraha Reiki which is a mystical healing art that originated in India. The word "Anugraha" means Grace, which is considered as one of the five functions of the Divine that ultimately leads to Liberation or "Mukti". Anugraha can also refer to the Power of Revelation. On another level, the word can also relate to Mercy. Just like the Japanese form of Reiki, the first level of Anugraha Reiki focuses on self healing, self awareness, replenishment and perfecting relationship. A Diksha or attunement is given to help activate seldom used parts of the brain. A simple yet advanced spiritual practice is taught to help transform a person's consciousness and result to deep states of awareness within 30 days. The second level of the Anugraha Reiki focuses on healing others. During this period, sacred sounds are being taught that is said to help invoke positive consciousness. An advanced form of meditation is also taught. A type of special mantra used to invoke the presence is taught along with the techniques for doing healing work both through personal and long distance means. The third degree initiation of Anugraha Reiki involves the teaching of the esoteric use of important Reiki symbols that can be used for different means such as for astral projection, meditation, altering time or space, bridging the worlds of life and death, and easing the transition process. There are two additional master symbols are also revealed. For a student to succeed and qualify for the third degree of teaching, he or she should already be relatively clear of his or her own physical and psychological suffering. What you need to know about Kundalini Reiki When it comes to spiritual healing, Kundalini Reiki is considered by many people as one of most basic yet effective means of today. This is because the practice involves simple and easily understood structures that anybody can practice. Many people -- who are into spiritual healing -- are into Kundalini Reiki because it is far more easier that the practice of the traditional Reiki. Since Kundalini Reiki is derived from the traditional Reiki, majority of its techniques, means of treatments, and principles are pretty much the same. Only that Kundalini Reiki uses simpler methods to achieve spiritual healing in a faster and more convenient manner. How Kundalini Reiki works When we say Kundalini, it usually refers to the opening of various "healing channels" and "charkas" that gives people easy access in gaining the energy of the Earth. Here, the "root chakra" serves as the center of energy that paves the way for the Kundalini energy to enter. Also referred to as the "Kundalini fire," Kundalini energy is said to flow all throughout the person's body and taps the body's "main energy channel." Once it the energy has reached "main energy channel," the Kundalini Reiki will now exit the "crown chakra," and comes back in a form of cycle. In Kundalini Reiki, the energy that has been released from a person through a channel enters the "root chakra," passes through "crown chakra" -- which is usually located on top of a person's head -- and stay there for a period of time. During its stay in the "crown chakra," the Kundalini Reiki cleanses the "charkas" in the different parts of the body and channels it all throughout the system. Here's the step-by-step procedure how Kundalini Reiki works: 1. The first step in making Kundalini Reiki work is by opening the channels where Reiki energy will flow. This step is called the "first attunement." This process also prepares the person for the second awakening of the Kundalini Reiki. Here, the person's chakras in the hand, crown, and hand are opened and strengthened at the same time to complete the first phase. This first step is said to be the equivalent of Usui's Reiki 1to 3 attunements which most people who practice traditional Reiki use. 2. The second step in making Kundalini Reiki work is the strengthening of channels. After the initial awakening of the Kundalini Reiki, the channels where the life force energy should be strengthened so it can accommodate the channeled energy. When the channels are strengthened, it ensures that receiving of energy in a gentle and sure manner. This process also paves that way for igniting the Kundalini energy and enables it to reach its minimum chakra. 3. The third step in making Kundalini Reiki work is strengthening the channels where the Kundalini fire will reach it maximum limit. Once this is done, the Kundalini Reiki will then perform its task of cleansing the person's spirituality while strengthening and nurturing it. For the Kundalini Reiki to work more effectively, the person who's practicing it may also include extra attunements including "balance," and the use of "diamond Reiki," "crystalline Reiki," "DNA Reiki," "birth trauma Reiki," "location Reiki," and the "past life Reiki." Although Kundalini Reiki is a simple means of spiritual healing, people should be careful in using or practicing it because they can be grounded to the energy of the Earth if they don't have enough knowledge and guidance when doing it. The Melchizedek Method Reiki The Melchizedek method reiki is one of the many types of reiki methods that have found to be widely practiced by people. This reiki method is considered by many practitioners to be one of the most advanced healing techniques available. It teaches a new form of emotional, spiritual, physical and mental healing. The history of the Melchizedek method started in 1997 as taught by Master Thoth. It was said that the knowledge of this method was handed down to man by the Catacean (whales and dolphins) within the temples of discovery during Atlantean times. The basis used in the techniques presented by the method is activating the Hologram of Love Merkaba rotating light field in trying to awaken one's spherical consciousness. Doing so raises one's quotient of light vibration right down within the human atomic cell structure. Once this light field is activated, the healing capabilities of the Melchizedek method practitioner are enhanced further. Not only that, the heart also awakens and opens more to unconditional love on your normal life. The Melchizedek method also teaches and encourages a person to take full responsibility for his or her own health, well-being and harmony with the environment as well as other people. Aside from that, the method of healing is also designed to be applied by a person upon another individual. The Melchizedek Method is known for teaching and demonstrating the skill of transporting any part of the body, outer bodies and thought programming into the higher dimensions in order for it to be cleansed and healed. Once that is done, the body is then returned into its completely perfect physical condition. Holographic healing and rejuvenation is a skill all human beings can practice in the future with the right knowledge. Believers of the method are confident that it will be instrumental in getting rid of illness and disease on the planet in the near future. One of the interesting aspects of the Melchizedek method is in the activation of the hologram of love, or Merkaba. The Merkaba is said to be the sacred geometric pattern that gave birth to the whole universe. This pattern is said to be based on unconditional love from which everything in the universe resonates. Humans are said to have this hologram of love pattern from within. Awakening it serves the basis in the Melchizedek method. Meditating in a way that opens the Holographic Merkaba with light will bring forth the call upon a special frequency of 13:20:33 into that field of continuous time. The 13:20:33 frequency is also known as the frequency of no limitation. This frequency is also known to be present in different parts of the body harmonizing it to the whole universe. Having such a frequency allows humans to be in harmony with the creator of the universe. The tool utilized by the Hologram of Merkaba is a high dimensional active conscious living Divine expression that can gain entry to all levels of consciousness. This tool has the ability to heal and rejuvenate any form of created being as it is the living conscious holographic pattern of the God Source vibration. The Melchizedek Method reiki helps establish a constant flow of love energy from a person's heart to that of the source of God as well as to the heart centre of the Earth. Linking this different aspects way allows a person to draw on the spiritual energies of God source and Earth together to reveal a high frequency love healing energy that can effectively uplift the human body into a state of receptivity for healing and rejuvenation. The ability of accessing original thought form and emotion can be made possible while in this state, completing a powerful experience that can be quite spiritually, emotionally and physically fulfilling.
Discovering dragon Reiki When it comes to spiritual healing, dragon Reiki is considered as one of the most popular forms there is. This is because many people who have tried it believe that this kind of Reiki is very effective and powerful in terms of calming the person's emotional upheavals that cause great stress. Unlike the traditional Reiki -- which is practiced only to bring the feelings of serenity and peacefulness in a person -- dragon Reiki is preferred by more and more people especially those who are suffering from terminal illnesses. This is because many patients believe that because of the powerful life energy force that is awakened in during a session, it gives the patient more will and optimism to live and get well. Because of the effectivity of dragon in healing people who suffer from major illnesses, this has been practiced in many medical institutions juts like clinics and hospitals. In fact, more and more hospitals are offering dragon Reiki as a part of the overall treatment process because the doctors themselves believe that this fuels the hope and positivism of the patient. Just like the traditional practice of Reiki, dragon Reiki was discovered and originated in Japan. But, in order to veer away from the confines of the traditional practice, various Reiki masters opted to conduct further studies away from its origin country to make it more versatile, effective, and powerful. These Reiki masters traveled all parts of the world and search for practices and concepts that can improve the dragon Reiki healing. One of the countries where Reiki masters stayed for a long time in studying this art of healing is China. Being a country -- where various traditional and alternative healing were existent -- Reiki masters discovered that people in this country could help them in improving this art of healing. The country is also advantageous for Reiki masters because the Chinese tradition believed that an effective spiritual healing could be derived from the sanctity of the dragon. Believing that that "dragon" can be strong link in healing a person's spirit because of its innate connection with nature, any people in China adopted the concept of the healing process. True enough, more and more Chinese people were into dragon Reiki as a healing form and spread the world to the rest of the country. In a matter of years, dragon Reiki became one of the most opted and popular forms of spiritual healing in all parts of the country. Healing through dragon Reiki Since it has stemmed from the traditional Reiki, which uses the person's innate life energy force, dragon Reiki also makes use of this invisible force -- only, it focuses on the person's balanced spirituality. Dragon Reiki masters say that a person can be healed through this form of healing if they can develop the ability to bring forth their emotional and physical life forces. To be able to be healed, people must have a proper balance of spirituality to be able to awaken the positivism in them. When a person achieves this balance in spirit, he/she can live life to its fullest extent -- stress free and content. What sets dragon Reiki from the other types is that it aims to heal not only the person's body and emotions but also nurtures his or her spirituality -- opening newer and larger horizons for change and growth. Message From The Heavens: Celestial Reiki Let's break the concept down into simpler explanations. If you don't know what reiki is, in a nutshell, it is a technique or a spiritual practice that is used to heal. In simpler terms the practice help reduce stress and induce deep relaxation, among other benefits. The technique was developed by Japanese Mikao Usui and was primarily intended as a form of therapy that could be used in tandem with conventional techniques for treating physical, emotional and mental illnesses. It is a healing technique. The concept of celestial reiki is the same. But instead of having a spiritual experience limited here on Earth, one who practices celestial reiki takes into account the other planets of the solar system as well as stars and constellations, particularly the star constellations of the 12 signs of the zodiac. According to the teachings of reiki, there's an energy that can be channeled to help heal diseases. This energy is universal and flows within us as our "life force". This life force energy dictates our feelings and dispositions. The more active the energy flows through us, the healthier and happier we become. With celestial reiki, the "life force" that is used to heal in ordinary reiki is taken further. The earth's core "life force" energy is used to heal the mind, body and soul. And since all planets and star systems emit a particular "life force" signature, celestial reiki practitioners harness that energy and use the energy from the celestial bodies to heal the human body. Reiki treatment involves the whole body. This includes the body's physical state and its emotional, intellectual and, of course, the spiritual well being. When you look at it, reiki is a simple self-improvement technique. And since the "life force" energy it teaches is said to be present in all things, anybody can use this energy to heal and promote recovery. It's not limited to individual energy, but encompasses the universe. This is why the "life force" energy in reiki is infinite. And regardless of how many times or how many people use it, the "life force" energy can always be utilized to heal. However, reiki is not taught but rather the ability is transferred by a Reiki master to his student during the stage of what they call "attunement." At this level, the Reiki master passes the ability of reiki to a student allowing hem to tap to the "life force" energy which will give him the ability to heal wounds and illnesses and generally improve one's quality of life. One need to emphasize, however, that reiki is not a religion. Instead, those who practices reiki get more intimate with their own religion, understanding and enriching their own religious beliefs. A reiki practitioner has to promote the way of good living in order to master the flow of the "life force" and promote harmony and peace for true healing to happen. Going back to celestial reiki, what we currently know about the solar system and stars is given a new light by practicing this form of reiki. Understand that the universe's "life force" energy can be channeled it into one's hands to heal not only on the individual level but eventually heal the whole planet as well. And by connecting with each planet and star system, reiki practitioners are able to accomplish such feat. What is Reiki Nur Ilahi Reiki is an ancient form of healing that came from Japan using your hands. If you want to learn this technique, you have to learn this from a Reiki master. You too can become a master and then go on further by learning Reiki Nur Ilahi which in English means "divine ray of enlightenment." Reiki Nur Ilahi is pronounced Noor ee-loa-hee. There are eight levels of these often referred to as Magam. This term means "state of divine accomplishment of your awareness" and those who are able to learn it can heal certain emotional, mental and physical illnesses as well as purify the soul and spirit. Unlike the other forms or Reiki, it does not use any symbols. The only prerequisite is that the person should already be a reiki master. This will make it easier for him or her to move from one level to the next since you just have to do affirmation to continue up the ladder. This is because after you reach level 8, there are still other Reiki techniques that you can learn. The main goal of Reiki Nur Ilahi is for the person to gain unity to both your self and God's consciousness. There are not that many schools that teach this technique. In fact, there is not that information about it but if you hard enough, you will find out that there are experts who prefer to give this training online. You will be emailed a detailed manual of the course, distant initiation so you don't have to travel and once you pass through the course, you will be given a certificate of completion. When you are looking for someone that will train you in Reiki Nur Ilahi, you should ask them from the beginning if this will allow you to teach others in the future or will you have to take another sessions and pay additional fees in order for this to work. That person should be competent enough to teach everything you need to know and offer support in the future if this is needed since this healing technique is not just for yourself but for others who also need it. After passing through the course and getting the certificate, it is best to practice Reiki Nur Ilahi with friends who are already into Reiki so they can be used as attunement models. Surely, you will know your success if they feel some improvements. But if you have no one to practice with, you can try doing this first perhaps on a stuffed animal or even a pillow. Reiki has a deeper purpose because you don't only heal yourself or others when it can also serve as a guide in your life. You just have to practice until you become confident because you don't become a master overnight. You have to earn it just like when you first started out as a student who didn't know much about it but now desires to learn the powers of Reiki Nur Ilahi. One thing you have to remember about Reiki Nur Ilahi or any of the types is that you did not master it but rather you have been mastered by it. This is because you totally surrender yourself to something bigger and the long term benefits are endless. The Spiritual Awareness Through Shamanic Reiki Combining the concepts behind shamanism and reiki into a single healing session increases the benefits of the beliefs and practices of both. Shamanic reiki draws its foundations from concepts of shamanic journeying and channeling the living energy to create healing techniques that are powerful and effective in alleviating anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, and even illnesses. This reiki technique fully encompasses treatments on the spiritual and energetic levels, allowing the practitioner to discover new ways of healing. Shamanism is a very old system of beliefs whose roots can be found in pagan traditions and practices that uses the products of the Earth to heal. You'll find different kinds of shamanism but all practices healing techniques that incorporate the use of herbs and communicating with spirits. Other similarities of the different forms of shamanism include the belief that shamans are able to control or cooperate with spirits for the benefit of others that existing spirits can be good and bad, and that shamans are capable of treating sicknesses and illnesses. In other words, shamans are often seen as not only priests that communicate with the living world and the world of spirits but as healers, magicians, and teachers as well. When integrated to the Japanese Reiki, shamanism becomes more encompassing and a lot interesting. With shamanic reiki, the spiritual energy is used to see where exactly in the body do we need to concentrate healing techniques. In shamanism, the healing process revolves around the seven chakras in the human body. Determining which of the seven chakra or life forces is blocked will determine which area to concentrate healing techniques. Once the area has been determine, shamanic reiki practitioners combine traditional concepts of chakra healing techniques, the use of stones and crystals, as well as the use of medicinal herbs, all of which draws foundations from ancient shamanic healing. Combining these shamanic elements to channeling energy techniques from reiki, and the results can be quite effective. Among the most popular techniques used in shamanic reiki is the use of crystal during the heal process. More specifically, practitioners of this reiki technique use quarts, rose quarts, and amethyst as a means to channel the life force energy from the hands of the healer to the person being healed. The shamanic reiki energy, together with the crystals helps increase the flow of spiritual energy regaining the balance that was lost. Mental, physical, emotional and spiritual imbalances will be regained after sessions of shamanic reiki procedures. To increase efficiency, there are combinations of crystals that seem to work well doubling the healing process. Shamanic principles are at play when choosing combinations of crystals, mostly pairing them with the colors that corresponds to the chakras of the human body. For example, tailbone chakra would require black, red, or brown stones and the heart chakra would need to be paired with pink or green stones. The crown requires a white stone or crystal while the throat area requires blue stones. Also, shamanic reiki incorporates other shamanic healing elements like shape shifting techniques, the use of symbols, the use of spiritual guides and even the shamanic time journeying or astral travel. Shamanic reiki can be complicated but the idea is rather simple. The use shamanic traditions and techniques to channel the life force energy in all of us to induce healing. Everything boils down to this. Egyptian Reiki Egyptian Reiki is better known as Reyad Sekh Em? Rei is the universal life force while Sekh Em is energy from the four elements namely air, earth, fire, ether (spirit) and water. It is designed to heal more deeply bringing greater balance on all levels be it emotional, mental, physical or spiritual. Egyptian Reiki just like the Japanese version commonly being practiced today includes a negative energy drain that helps remove symptoms of depression or deep seated pain. This ultra high vibrational healing system was developed by Joanna Bristow Watkins who traveled to Egypt several times and came up with this using an authentic Khemitian approach. Patients who will undergo treatment will receive a 5 minute consultation prior to the treatment and asked to remove any jewelry or any items that may restrict the healing process except for one's clothing. The practitioner will then place their hands lightly on the patient's body in different positions to start the healing process. However, if the session is to treat bruises or burns, the hands will not touch the body. The session will last for one to two hours. If you happen to fall asleep, don't feel bad because this is the body's way of healing itself. Egyptian Reiki is different from other types of healing because it usually takes just one session before results are noticed. Although it is very similar to Japanese Reiki, this method can help the person deal with spiritual problems while the other cannot. Most people that have undergone Egyptian Reiki claim they feel sensations such as tingling warmth or heat while others feel cold. It is also possible that one may have a heightened sense of emotions but the vast majority felt a sense of calm and relaxation. After the session, the patient may feel a renewed zest for life while others may feel exhausted. Although you may feel something in the first session, the healing process usually takes three days to three weeks to complete before everything is back to normal. During the course of the healing process, the patient is advised to drink lots of water and rest whenever possible. Egyptian Reiki has been effective in treating chronic aches and pains as well as energetic, mental and physical disorders. But because it is only an alternative form of medicine, this must be not be substituted with medical science. Reyad Sekh Em is completely safe. Those who want to practice it can also learn this so they too can help others that are suffering. There are five levels that people have to master to become a master and it doesn't matter if you have experience in Reiki or not because everyone will be taught at an even pace so no one will be left behind. There is also a three week cleansing process. During this time, the person should let go of old issues, eat healthy and organic food, drinks lots of spring water, exercise and rest. This will prepare you for the next lesson so eventually you may become a master. The extent to which cleaning is felt during the cleansing process shows how much a person has changed. This can change you entirely and even your outlook in life because you need to harness unconditional love to give this to whoever needs it and which is the true essence of Egyptian Reiki. Abundance and Prosperity Reiki Everyone deserves to be happy. In fact, this can only happen when there is abundance and prosperity which happen to be the basic principles of Reiki. Abundance and prosperity Reiki can only be achieved by following the five principles namely give cheerfully, change your voice if you want to desire, know your life's purpose, be aware that there must be no mistakes or regrets and living the mantra. Dr. Usui believed that by having these in our thoughts and what we say, we are able to live positive lives. If we dwell in doubt and other negative things, our dreams will never happen. As Reiki practitioners, we should use our talent not only to heal ourselves and those around us but also the world at large. This is because attunement strengthens our thoughts making us realize that we have a potential to do more in our life. But you have to admit that words have different meanings for each of us. For some abundance and prosperity means more money and wealth while some may see it as success in business or in one's career. Of course this definition may also mean having a loving marriage and a loving family. It just goes to show that it does not always mean material things. This is probably one of the things that make us extraordinary among the other species in the planet because we have the creative power of divine heart and mind connection. We just have to tap this gift and use it so we may be able to fulfill or even find our purpose in life. So what are money, love and peace? Such things are energies that we see as reality. But such a belief is not pointed in just one direction when Reiki's energy is universal and we can use that power to change what is happening around us. One thing we have to remember is that there are universal laws that govern abundance. Seasons come and go and despite everything, we are just limitless beings. This is why man must strive for the highest good and hold on to things that are only of value to ourselves. When we feel that things are not going our way, this is the time that we must reflect and see if the things that are considered to be important hold the same priority as they did before. If they do not, this must be removed and then changed to a positive energy that can produce something better. In essence, we let go of the old to make room for the new. How do you begin this journey? By creating a list of what is important in your life, reviewing each one and then figuring out which of these have to go. It is best to pay attention to how you feel about each one and then only keep those that add value to your quality of life. This is probably the most important part in any level of Reiki as you are undergoing the 21 day cleansing process. Afterwards, you can move on with our life because Abundance and Prosperity can be achieved by using Reiki as your guide. If you need references, look at the manual that was given to your during the 2 day training because this is not something you read and throw away. Medicine Reiki, A Perfect Union Of East And West The bear and the eagle, Father Sun and Mother Earth. Nope, this is not an animal or environmental write-up. But rather, this short write-up is about Native American medicine practices and how it can be combined with another Eastern technique called Reiki to come up with a healing method that channels the life force energies of everything that surrounds us. Practitioners refer to this as Medicine Reiki, a technique which combines the medicinal approaches of Native Americans and the rather spiritual approaches of Japanese Reiki. But medicine reiki was not created to surpass any other forms of Reiki but it was created because of a realization that there is a way to broaden and deepen the understanding of the energy that binds us all together. It can be seen as a natural course of action, from a general concept as Reiki, to more specialized forms like medicine reiki. By integrating Native American concepts of healing, beliefs and practices to the knowledge of channeling the life force energy of Reiki, healing takes place faster than when using regular Reiki or ordinary Native American medicines alone. How so, you might ask? The answer all lies on how these two elements work. We take medicines to heal our physical ailments. But because medicines heal only the physical aspects of our body, the possibility of the illness or disease striking twice is not that far off. Medicines offer merely temporary relief. Reiki on the other hand, is an encompassing discipline which targets the physical, mental, spiritual and mental aspects of our existence. Reiki practitioners use the infinite energy that surrounds us, channels that energy and allow it to flow to anyone or anything that needs healing. By combining these two elements of healing, you'll get medicine energy that heals beyond its normal capacity. The combination heals both the physical state and the inner dispositions of the body faster as well. The concept of medicine reiki is relatively new. It was K'sitew who founded this branch of reiki in the late 90s. From then on it grew and the practice expanded to include other energies. The good thing about medicine reiki is that it can only be used for healing. Unlike when taken alone, medicines can be good and bad, a dualistic energy source. Reiki is a monadic energy which means it is only good energy thus cannot do any harm. When reiki is integrated with medicine, the dualistic energy of the latter is converted into a monadic energy resulting to a positive form of energy whose only capacity is to heal and not damage or hurt someone. What also makes medicine reiki different is that the healing process is done in groups or in small communities. Participation of the community is necessary during the healing sessions creating a closer bond between individuals which is great for sharing energy. The closer the bonds between the members of the group, the greater the energy flows within the group, the better and faster the healing process. Since the founding of this reiki technique, more healing methods have developed which draws its origins from native American medicines. And as long as practitioners exist, this reiki healing technique will continue to grow and expand bringing forth new healing methods or techniques that will help people challenge their health and energy levels. The Brahma Satya Reiki Brahma Satya Reiki is a recent evolution of Reiki which originated from India as a result of descent of Shiva-Shakti as Brahma Satya. This descent was said to occur sometime in August of 1997. It was during this time that Deepak Hardikar was drawn into the waves of this descent in deep meditative states that the brahma sutras, or the universal keys were revealed. Along with this revelation came the existence of the system now known as Brahma Satya Reiki. In further explaining Brahna Satya Reiki, one must be able to learn and understand its name. "Reiki" is a Japanese word that is the result of joining together of two words. One of the words is "Rei" which means Universal and "Ki" which means the Life Force Energy. As for the Indian origin of the name, "Brahma" means Brahmaan or the Universe and "Satya" means the Truth. It can be said that "Reiki" is just a similar translation of the original Indian word, "Brahmaprana". Reiki or Brahmaprana can both be explained as that life force energy which exists all over the universe. It is through that primal energy from which the life forms exist in the entire universe. Brahma Satya Reiki therefore can be further described as the Universal Truth of the Universal Life Force Energy. Through this new type of Reiki method, it is said that Reiki exists in the form of Shakti, Shiva-Shakti and Shiva. These are considered as the three primal energies which are radiated out of the very source of universal existence. Through this, practitioners believe Reiki as also to refer to the Divine energy. Each of the three primal energies represents the primal vibrations and has their own special and unique characteristics. The first primal energy, Shakti, is believed to provide inner strength essential for the realization of any type of task. Shiva is said to be the primal energy that is responsible for the completion or dissolution of any task. Shiva-Shakti is said to be that primal energy which combines the two other primal energies of Shiva and Shakti. Through Shiva-Shakti the two can be considered either as independently functioning energies or also a joint form of these two primal energies. Shiva-Shakti is a very rare form of primal energy that requires inner strength and an intrinsic realization of the inner core knowledge required for the fulfillment and completion of any task. This intrinsic realization can also result in the feeling of contentment and satisfaction which can bring about a constant experience of bliss. The Brahma Satya Reiki is the only type of the Reiki system that is known to be based upon the Shiva-Shakti. In general, Brahma Satya Reiki, just like other forms of Reiki that has been developed through the years, is commonly understood as a holistic natural healing system. It is a system that provides individual well-being. It is a system that is very simple to learn and practice. The Brahma Satya Reiki is also considered as a stress relieving relaxation technique. Practice of the said system can effectively help dissolve existing pains and other struggles experienced by individuals. The practice of Brahma Satya Reiki focuses attention towards the conscious awareness of all factors that essentially cause the pains and struggles that people experience. Brahma Satya Reiki gives importance upon the practical applicability of reiki, be it related to the physical body, emotional issues or the handling of life's various adverse situations. This system of reiki also stresses on the long distance method of healing, which is considered as a definite shift from all of the other existing forms of reiki. This aspect of the Brahma Satya Reiki is a distinct advantage in situations where the touch healing aspect of reiki is too difficult to be practically adopted. Celtic Reiki, Drawing Energy from Nature Energy flows fro m the hands of a practitioner towards the person being healed. This is how reiki healing is conducted. Using the life force energy that is present in and all around us to heal and re-establish balance in one's being is one of the basic beliefs of reiki. And taking this life force energy a little further, practitioners have entered into realizations and developed several reiki techniques to promote healing faster. One of which is a version called Celtic reiki. Celtic reiki utilizes the energy flows present on Earth and specific plants. Practitioners of this reiki use not only the universal "life force" energy present in all things but also the specific energy found in nature to heal those who needs healing. This reiki system comes from the religious beliefs of early Celts. To the early Celts, trees are important aspects of their religion believing that trees have their own spirits. They gave the trees such high regards that they even patterned their writing system based on the trees. The Celts' Ogham, which is the ancient writing of Celtic people, uses symbols or letters that are cut as a series of notches and symbolizes different kinds of trees. Each letter represents a different kind of tree, specifically chosen for qualities that can be linked to spiritual concepts. Some of the trees that are represented in the Celtic alphabet include the silver fir, birch, hawthorn, heather, ash, oak, willow, elder, yew, grove, ivy, hazel, and honeysuckle. Practitioners of Celtic reiki use the symbols from the Ogham. This reiki also follows the Celtic philosophy of bravery, honor, integrity, valor and reverence. But even though Celtic reiki draws influences from ancient Celtic religion, the practice itself is not a religious one. But rather it is a therapy that aims to treat the mind, body and spirit. It is not connected to any religion and as such can be passed down to everybody regardless of age, race, gender, and culture. Celtic reiki was created by Martyn Pentecost. It was developed further Julie Norman. Practitioners of this reiki see this technique as a beautiful and earthy form. Having foundations on earth energy, this reiki has to channel the energy vibrations from the earth, specific plants, trees and the ocean through the root chakra as opposed to the crown chakra that is where conventional reiki channels the energy. The techniques developed by Pentecost between 1998 and 2000 are used for therapy and goal creations. Combining the concept of the original reiki and the various Celtic beliefs and rituals, the Celtikc reiki techniques were created to handle day to day activities like tackling issues of prosperity, finance, work, and building relationships. People who are interested in plants, trees, and tree and plant legend or lore, are often drawn to the Celtic reiki belief. Men in particular are drawn closer to the Celtic reiki because it seems that this reiki has more masculine types of energy. But in reality, Celtic reiki is regarded as an equal among the other kinds of reikis. The Celtic reiki treatment usually lasts for an hour and involves placing the hands in strategic locations and in specific sequences that will elicit a deep state of relaxation. A student achieving attunement means having been open to the tree and plant energies, the ethics of stuff, the various Celtic symbols, hand placements, moon phases, and the various aspects of soul journeying, retrieval, and realization. Learning About Maori Reiki Maori Reiki is one of the many forms of the popular Reiki system of spiritual healing. And just like the original Reiki system, it is considered to be as a part of alternative medicine. There are many types of Reiki spiritual healing now available. Most of the prominent ones include Dragon Reiki, Gendai Reiki, Brahma Satya Reiki and the Shamanic Reiki. Maori Reiki is just one of these many forms. The different forms of Reiki spiritual healing were usually developed in the place where they originated from. Geography alone plays a big part in the development of these different forms of Reiki. As for the Maori Reiki, it was developed from a unique tribe found in New Zealand called the Maoris. The Maori people are considered as a very spiritual tribe with many of their beliefs based on the spiritual aspect of life. The Maori tribe has developed their own way of spiritual healing through their years of existence. The unique spiritual healing practice has been handed down from generation to generation. The tradition has been carried on by some of the descendants of the Maori tribe even today. Although the Maori Reiki form of spiritual healing may be similar in some ways with the other Reiki systems, it also has its own distinction over them. The Maori Reiki form of spiritual healing is based a lot on trying to cleanse the body of any spiritual and physical toxic waste. Healing of the body is achieved through getting rid of the spiritual and physical wastes accumulated through the many years. The main aim of Maori Reiki masters is to cleanse both the body and soul. An excess of waste in the body can slow down and make people feel physically drained and fatigued, thereby affecting daily life. The same thing happens if a person is carrying a lot of spiritual toxic waste. This type of waste can lead to multitude of negative feelings in a person. Maori Reiki can help people get rid of these physical and spiritual toxins as well as the negative energy that they create. By releasing these toxins, only then can people begin to feel both physically and spiritually whole and balanced once again. Another difference that Maori Reiki may have on other Reiki systems is that it employs the use of natural objects that help the Maori Reiki master to heal people physically and spiritually. The natural objects particularly used include certain types of wood that carry with them some spiritual properties. Gemstones, crystals and natural stones are also some of the natural objects that Maori Reiki masters use to heal the spirit and the body. The use of herbs and other natural remedies that also carry spiritual and healing properties is also employed to further aid the Maori Reiki master. In a typical Maori Reiki session, it is essential that a person needs to get in touch with more nature. This is the initial belief since the past generations of the Maori tribe were very naturalistic and holistic in their approach to healing. By using the tools that nature has provided for them, Maori Reiki masters can use the energy that these objects impart to aid healing people from the inside out. People can experience the unique Maori Reiki spiritual healing treatments if they are dealing with a multitude of physical and emotional stress. Substance abuse or drug addiction may also be alternatively treated using the Maori Reiki system. Feiki Reiki Reiki is an ancient method of healing that has been used for centuries. Since it's reintroduction in the early 20th century, various methods have been produced and one of them although considered by some as radical is called Feiki Reiki. But why is it a radical form of Reiki? This is because the technique not only recharges your energy but it also awakens your senses. This makes you realize that nothing lies outside ourselves when the power and everything else we need is within us. We have to tap that power to become better individuals and that can only be done by learning from a master and then improving who we are. Regardless of what you choose to use, the purpose of Reiki is still the same. This technique teaches you to use the surrounding energy to heal your body and give you or whoever you are helping inner peace. By practicing this regularly, you will be able to clear your body of negative energies that are mental blocks and causes of illness. This keeps you healthy and strong as well as gives your more creativity to flow through your mind. One thing that you can't miss even in radical Reiki is balance. This includes not only physical balance but also for the mind and spirit which gives you time to relax and revitalize your body. If you want to learn conventional or radical Reiki, you have to start at level 1 training. The instructor will first teach you about the symbols and then after going through a cleansing period, you may choose to learn the other levels to the point that can even make you become a master. There are a few attributes that go with Feiki Reiki. First is purification that is associated with a pure form of energy. It is often said that this can move into one that causes a higher vibration of energy to move through that person and thus causes healing. The second attribute is being able to transform fear and negative thoughts into an attribute. In short, you face your fears until you are no longer afraid of them. Once you have mastered them, you will be able to call on a specific universal energy to help with your healing. Feiki Reiki is often online. You can find it by typing this in a search engine or maybe look it up in your local area so you don't have to travel very far to learn this but if you have no choice, you can just opt for distance learning. The use of Feiki Reiki is not very common compared to the other forms available. Just the same, its focus is still to help you heal from any emotional, physical or spiritual problem that you or others may have. By using it regularly and making this a part of your daily life, you will realize that it can also serve as a guide. After all, life is meaningless without a purpose and this may be the key to help you on your way. So read up on it to find out if Feiki Reiki is the right technique for you. If possible, talk to an instructor. There are plenty to choose from and that is something you have to find out for yourself. Kundalini Reiki For Free If you look at it, Kundalini reiki is quite simple. It aims to the open up the energy within our body and channel it into a form that can be used for healing. It encompasses the elements of traditional reiki and the practices and beliefs of yoga. The main objective is to reach the highest spiritual level possible, being united with the divine. A free kundalini reiki discussion follows. There has been a lot of name for it. It has been referred to as "Kundalini fire", the "serpent energy", the "coiled energy", and even the "dormant power." If you're going to follow Hindu beliefs, you will learn that Kundalini is a serpent goddess whose favorite place is at the base of the spine where she sleeps, waiting for someone to wake her up. Waking Kundalini means releasing an immense energy within us, an energy that will push out of every chakra opening in the body creating sensations of bliss, ecstasy, increase physical powers, visions, brilliance, and even pain. In Kundalini reiki, there are three levels of attunements each aims at strengthening the energy channels in the body to allow the Kundalini energy to flow out, cleansing blockages that might have accrued in time. The healing energy of the Kundalini allows practitioners to treat using a variety of methods, some hands-on healing while others are long-distance healing techniques. Although the concept is simple enough, problems are usually encountered in awakening individual Kundalini. It is said that only a few people have actually reached the level of Kundalini awakening. Some have prepared themselves for years trying to awaken their own Kundalini but to no avail. There are different ways to open the window for a Kundalini awakening. Deep meditations, yoga, and events like trauma or near death experiences can be triggers to releasing the sleeping Kundalini energy. According to beliefs, there have been two effective exercises in the past that proved to be successful in awakening the Kundalini. The breath technique or the kumbhaka is one of them. And the other is the three locks or bandha traya. But awakening the Kundalini is just half the battle. If years have been spent just preparing for the release of this dormant energy, it will almost take the same time to receive the cleansing process brought forth by the awakening of the Kundalini. Mastering the energy of Kundalini begins with the lowest chakra and moves it way up to the head or the crown chakra. The process might take years. Even though Kundalini is meant for healing, the enormous energy it releases can cause some level of discomfort. In such situations, there is a necessity to purify the body which means removing in its system drugs, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, and greasy foods. Stress should be reduced as well and other issues that might come up whether psychological or emotional should be treated. When released properly, Kundalini reiki heals the body, reducing stress and providing renewed energy. The combination of traditional reiki practices and the energy of the kundalini fire are effective in promotion spiritual growth and healing geared towards the attainment of enlightenment. By learning kundalini reiki, you will acquire the knowledge of the various ways to give treatment to another person, the various techniques of healing yourself and the different methods of long-distance healing. It all starts with this free Kundalini reiki discussion. I hope you pursue this path towards enlightenment.
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