With the holiday season in full swing we’re supposed to be full of festive cheer; but for some that maybe festive tears. As women we usually have more than enough to do on a daily basis, throw in the holiday season on top of that and well, you have a pretty potent recipe for overwhelm, stress and anxiety.
There is just so much to get done, from getting the Christmas turkey in and sorting out the elf on the shelf to wrapping gifts (don’t get me started on that). The kids are hyped up on chocolate and you have so many visitors that your house is starting to feel like a halfway home.
Is it any wonder so many people literally have breakdowns from the stress of it all, or suffer from depression? Not to mention, not everyone views it as the season of good will and festive fun. There are many people, who, for whatever reason have no friends or family to celebrate with, which can make Christmas even more challenging.
But I have good news, it doesn’t have to be busy, stressful and irritating. Reiki (pronounced: rake-ee) can help you survive the holiday season in a joyous, calm and grateful manner.
Ok, I hear you… you’re thinking “How can Reiki possibly help me at Christmas time Lisa? Have you lost the plot? Is Reiki going to do my shopping, wrap the presents, put up the decorations, get my kids to sleep and so on?”
Well no, but it can help you to tick off everything on your list in a more calm, relaxed and high vibe fashion.
But… What is Reiki?
Well, simply put, Reiki is a gentle, non-evasive form of energy healing which is suitable for everyone from all walks of life, from a newborn, to a cancer patient, or a pregnant woman to an 80-year-old pensioner.
Reiki does not discriminate, it only heals. It can do no harm, instead only promote positive changes.
You can never have too much or too little of it, and it is so clever that you need not necessarily even know what the problem is you want to heal. Reiki just works, it flows to wherever it is needed by the recipient whether they be aware of it or not, all you need is intention and to be open to receive.
The most common form of Reiki – known as Usui Reiki – was founded in Japan just over 100 years ago by a man called Mikao Usui. The word ‘Reiki’ itself translates to ‘universal life energy’ and is a form of energy healing for healing of yourself and others.
It is used with the pure intent to heal the situation using whatever Reiki symbols may be appropriate for that situation. Each level of Reiki has new symbols added for the practitioner to learn and use so that it can be performed on others, even through distance healing.
Reiki works on multiple levels and does not address just physical matters like a sore back or injured wrist, but rather it works on a more holistic level incorporating healing on a physical, spiritual, mental and emotional level.
Reiki is a very spiritual practice but because of this there is a common misconception about it being religious, these are very different matters.
The 5 principles of Reiki
Usui Reiki has 5 common principles which must be adhered to by anyone wishing to practice it. These are guidelines which everyone can live by, to promote a healthy, loving way of living. They are:
- Just for today, I will not worry.
- Just for today, I will not be angry.
- Just for today, I will be grateful.
- Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
I cannot praise the healing of Reiki enough, I know first-hand how powerful it’s healing can be, and how it has the power to transform your life for the better.
I was first introduced to Reiki about 12 years ago when I was going through a very rough patch in my life, I was suffering from several different illnesses which conventional doctors just could not cure, I developed depression, was suffering from a range of mixed emotions and starting to lose my spirituality. I had tried every treatment out there, experimented with lots of different alternative therapies but even these only gave little or no relief; until the day I tried Reiki.
I cannot describe it other than it was a very strange sensation initially but also a very welcoming one. It was the first time I had been able to achieve a deep sense of relaxation and it was pure bliss.
I have since heard many of my clients talk of this sense of blissful relaxation that they experience that they have not been able to achieve elsewhere. Needless to say, I fell in love with it there and then, and when I saw the incredible transformation it was having on me and the healing power it possessed I knew I had to learn it. I signed up immediately and the rest as they say is history. I have been a Reiki Master for a decade now and have never looked back.
Discover the healing benefits of Reiki
I see the healing power Reiki has everyday. Here are just a few of the powerful benefits:
- Relieves physical and emotional pain
- Aids better sleep
- Reduces blood pressure
- Promotes natural healing within the body and accelerates this
- Helps with acute injuries or chronic illnesses such as asthma, fibromyalgia, diabetes, headaches etc.
- Raises the vibrational frequency of the body
- Helps promote spiritual growth and awareness
- Removes energy blockages in the body and emotional clearing
- Aides in breaking habits and addictions
- Supports the immune system
- Relieves stress, anxiety, tension and depression
- Instils a sense of deep relaxation
- Is revitalising and energising, so a great natural pick me up
- Increases vitality and postpones the aging process
Reiki is so powerful that it can be sent via distance or remote healing, meaning you do not even need to be face-to-face with a practitioner to receive the benefits.
It can also be sent back in time to heal old wounds, or into the future to a certain situation. It may seem a lot to get your head around at first if energy healing is a new concept to you. but since Reiki is energy, and energy transcends time and space there really are no limits.
Hell, you can even use Reiki on your money worries if you are starting to feel the pinch this Christmas or to help aid digestion and get rid of the belly bloat from all that over indulgence during the festive period.
Reiki is practically limitless in its uses, so why not try something new and book you or your loved one a session?