|Posted by [email protected] on October 27, 2011 at 6:00 PM||comments (0)|
While each Reiki practitioner has their own personal style, there are some general things you can expect during your Reiki session. You should note that there may be incense and/or candles burning depending on the setting and your energy worker. Some workers incorporate aromatherapy through scented oils in their Reiki sessions, which will be discussed with you prior to the session. Music is normally employed to aid relaxation,meditation and mood.
Typically you will be asked to lie down on a massage table, although if the practitioner does not have their own table or there is not space for one, a thick blanket on the floor or a couch can be used. Reiki can also be performed on a person while seated which can be useful when space is an issue or for shorter sessions. You will be asked to relax and close your eyes, your arms and feet uncrossed. After a short conversation regarding any questions or concerns you have, the session will start with some deep breathing guidance. This is to help you to relax and begin to pay attention to your body. Reiki is an interactive processbetween you and the energy worker. Often you will be asked if you want to set an intention. This is simply a goal, thought, or purpose for your energy session and can be told to the practitioner or not, contingent on your comfort level.
The next part is where more variance can be found amongst Reiki practitioners but these are general guides. Most of the time you will be told before the process begins what the energy worker intends to do. They may start by running energy through your body, beginning at the crown of your head and flowing out of your feet. This is done to gently get the energy moving and open your Chakras, (more information regarding Chakras will be in another blog) and might be accompanied by a short guided meditation depending on your practitioner’s style. After this, the hand placements will begin. This is where the Reiki worker will gently place their hands on or slightly above you at various points on your body, beginning with the head. If at any time during your Reiki session a hand placement feels uncomfortable, you should tell your worker so that they can adjust for you. At each hand position Reiki energy will be sent into your body. Some areas may require more attention than others so just focus on your breathing and any changes occurring in your body or your perception. Reiki energy works on multiple levels so healing can be happening physically, emotionally or even spiritually. If you do not feel any changes, that is okay. Each person experiences Reiki differently and each session you have will be unique so continue breath and remember that Reiki energy goes where it is needed for the most good.
When the hand placements are complete, the Reiki practitioner will close your Chakra centers and cleanse your aura, frequentlydone by sweeping their hands over your body a few times. After you are all ‘sealed and clean’, you will be given time to come out of your relaxed state, almost like slowly waking up. You will likely be advised to not move too quickly or stand up immediately. Heed this advice and take the time that you need to feel grounded and secure before getting up. Hydration is always important but should definitely be observed after a Reiki session. Drink plenty of water! At this point you will probably have the opportunity to discuss your session with your energy worker, though time could be a factor in the length of this conversation. Sometimes thoughts or feelings will come to you after the session and writing these down can be very useful. At the end of your Reiki experience, you should feel relaxed and peaceful. Namaste.
|Posted by [email protected] on October 24, 2011 at 2:40 AM||comments (0)|
What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for using energy to promote relaxation and healing. Its discovery by Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 20th century is generally considered to be a 're'-discovery due to Reiki's similarity to other healing techinques that have been practices for thousands of years.
Reiki, the word, is a combination of two Japanese words, Rei and Ki.
"Rei", in simplest terms, means 'universal', but as with many Japanese words, the actual usage and meaning can vary. A more precise interpretation of Rei as it applies to healing might be 'universal wisdom', which suggests a higher wisdom in a spiritual sense. Divine, or Spiritual Wisdom.
The word "Ki" describes the same concept as Chi in Chinese or Prana in Sanskrit: Life Energy. Reiki, then, as a single word, describes Spiritually or Divinely guided Life Energy.
This concept of Divine or Spiritual Guidance of Life Energy is what differentiates Reiki from most other forms of healing, because the healing power is guided not by the 'Practitioner', by by recipient's need. Truly, a Reiki practitioner has no attachment to the outcome of the work and acts as a mere conduit or channel.
So, Reiki ... as a healing force ... can only be used for the recipient's Higher Good, and can cause no harm for either the recipient or the practitioner. Its application will always be positive ... and outside of human control.
Borrowed from Dan Stewart
|Posted by [email protected] on September 2, 2011 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
After a brief summer hiatus, Pagan Brews & Joe is back on the menu! PB&J is amonthly gathering for Pagans in the Fox Valley community to get together and socialize.It's held on the second Thursday of every month starting with this one!
We will be meeting at New Moon Café in Oshkosh on September 8th at 7:00pm. There is no music listed on their calendar so it should be quiet. If it gets noisy and the weather is nice, we can relax in the park across the street from the coffeehouse. If you have any questions, feel free to message me. Also please forward this on to every local Pagan youknow! I'll be posting this information on various websites so that iscovered but pass the word to your friends. Hope to see you on the 8th!