Living with Reiki

When we learn to channel Reiki we acquire the ability to channel life force energy from the universe/highest source, so that when we place our empowered hands upon ourselves or other people—other living beings, whether plant or animal—the energy passes though us and into the recipient. There is no doubt that the energy exists, is real, and no doubt that the recipient perceives the energy and tends to benefit from receiving it.

The Reiki energy is put to use by the recipient in a number of ways. Reiki is able to induce alpha, the brain wave associated with meditation and with the action of the physical body to summon its resources and undertake healing—self-repair. With alpha comes deep relaxation and a lessening of feelings of tension and stress. Reiki thus has the ability to assist the recipient to achieve a state of well-being.

While Reiki is clearly a Good Thing and has all sorts of applications for workers and executives, for retirees and the elders of our tribe, for mothers and babies and kids and carers and pretty much everyone, even skeptics, it is not a magic wand. Reiki allows us to make the most of the resources that we have, but it does not replace missing elements.

We are confronted with the fact that we have a choice, we always have a choice, about how we live our lives—what we eat, what we drink, how we relate to others, whether we cogitate or mindlessly react, whether we blame others or circumstances or face and overcome our difficulties. Reiki makes lots of things go better, but it also encourages us to grow up, to take ourselves seriously, and to treat others with respect.

In a world that is addicted to stress, to hurry, to consumption, to self-absorption, Reiki gives us pause, gives us resources and encourages us to embrace our true humanity once more.

In the words of Max Ehrmann: ‘Go placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.’ (Desiderata)

Love & light, Elizabeth & Robert.

Comments are closed.