In this blog, I invite you to join me on my exploration of energy healing with Reiki, where I share personal experience and insights as a Reiki Master. Throughout this Q&A session, we will delve into the transformative power of Reiki, as it helps individuals like myself release energetic blockages and restore harmony in our lives.
What are Energy Blockages in the Body?
To understand this question, we have to first understand that everything is energy. Every emotion, situation, thought, belief, and even physical pain. Everything is energy. Our body is composed of pathways that allow energies to flow easily and seamlessly. However, when this energy starts to become stagnant, it blocks the pathways and an energetic blockage offers. These blockages can cause physical discomfort (causing aches and pains) or hinder us from moving forward in life.
For example, a false belief about ourselves could have been introduced to us in childhood. It's a false belief; it doesn't make us feel good. However, our caregiver constantly reminds us of it. Little-by-little this energy builds up in our body or system; we may even get to a point where we forget about the incidents or to give any importance to them. When we grow up and have dreams and goals for ourselves, we may find it difficult or near impossible to achieve them. It isn't that we don't have the ability or talent to achieve our goals, but rather that the false belief about ourselves is buried so deep inside that it prevents us from moving forward. When that block is dissolved and leaves our body, balance and harmony are restored in our body. This is when energy can flow seamlessly once again. Once perspective about ourselves shifts, it becomes much easier for us to move forward, ready to achieve our dreams and goals.
Some examples of the origin of energetic blocks can include:
False beliefs about ourselves that were taught by our caregivers
Abusive relationships (at any point in our lives)
Life-threatening accidents or illnesses (like car wrecks or hospitalizations)
How do you release energetic or emotional blockages?
Energetic or emotional blockages can be released in a variety of ways. Therapy with a licensed counselor, meditation, breath work, somatic exercises, tapping, myofascial release massage, and Reiki are a few examples of modalities that can help release blockages.
What I really like about using Reiki to release blockages is the the client doesn't have to be aware of the specific block for it to be released. Words do not have to be exchanged for the healing to occur. All of the healing that takes place during a Reiki session is done at a higher level of consciousness, not at the same level that we use in our day-to-day life. The release is typically gentle and the person receiving Reiki often feels lighter afterward. The client tends to have an understanding that something important occurred and sometimes they may even have a knowing of what exactly the block was. They feel lighter in their bodies and feel more clarity in their mind. They may even have a sparkle in their eyes after their Reiki session. Sometimes, it may take just one Reiki session to release blockages, but if there are many blockages and if they are old, it may take more than one session.
The Reiki that I practice is called Holy Fire® Reiki; its energy is more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness than prior Reiki energies. It is both powerful and gentle.
How Can I Start My Healing Process?
Staring your healing process is quite simple. You just have to come to the realization that you want to heal. After that, you take action and make your Reiki appointment. The Reiki session will be personalized to you. If you like, I can suggest the number of Reiki session you may need, but the final decision is up to you. The healing journey is yours alone, so you decide the frequency of your Reiki healing sessions.
How Do You Know if Reiki Works?
Reiki is something that is felt -- emotionally, energetically, mentally, and physically. When Reiki practitioners, like myself, first learn Reiki, we are taught that Reiki always helps. It always helps. It is a divine healing energy that is conscious and therefore knows exactly where to go and what to heal.
But how will you know if Reiki works for you?
There are many different ways that we experience the healing benefits of Reiki. You will know by how you feel after your session. You'll know it works when the same things don't trigger you anymore or when your aches and pains decrease or disappear entirely. You'll know it works when hurtful memories no longer have the same impact on you they once did.