The word “Reiki” is made up of two Japanese words. Rei means “God’s Wisdom” or “Higher Power,” and Ki means “life force energy.” Therefore, Reiki could be described as spiritually guide life force energy.
Why would you want to tap into this “life force energy”? In today’s busy, hectic, and fast-paced world, Reiki is a great way to manage everyday stressors, so you can feel more calm and at ease.
For example, here’s one way that I use Reiki for myself. If I’m worried about something in the middle of the night and it’s preventing me from sleeping (we’ve all been there), I tap into the Reiki energy, and voila – I fall asleep!
Rather than being consumed by what is stressing me out, I’m able to focus on feeling the calming energy of Reiki.
There are numerous different types of energy that we can experience in our daily lives: happiness, sadness, fear, courage, love, hate, anxiety, calm, etc. Sometimes, these lower energies – fear, hate, anxiety – can weigh us down and stunt our energy flow. That’s where the life force energy of Reiki comes in: it’s the loving, calm, peaceful energy that gives us a spiritual high.
As a Reiki practitioner, I tune into life force energy with my thoughts, and then guide that energy to balance my clients’ energy fields. Channeling energy in this way leads to a lot of benefits, from emotional to physical to spiritual and more.
Here are some of the major benefits that Reiki confers.
1. Emotional Benefits
In my experience as a Reiki practitioner, my clients always leave my sessions visibly more relaxed than they were when they came.
This is because Reiki is calming and relaxing – simply put, it takes away stress. For that reason, it’s a great way to get through the stressors of everyday life.
But there’s also evidence that Reiki can help with problems more profound than the everyday. For instance, there’s been evidence that Reiki helps combat long-term symptoms of depression. And it’s also been proven to help older adults with several psychological problems, including depression and anxiety.
Therefore, Reiki helps eliminate negative energy on both a small and large scale.
2. Physical Benefits
Not only does Reiki provide emotional healing, but it provides physical healing, too. That’s why Reiki is commonly used in hospitals.
For instance, post-surgery patients are able to heal faster if they participate in regular Reiki sessions compared to patients who received no Reiki. Given that Reiki clears the mind and allows patients to recover unencumbered by stress, their bodies are able to devote all their resources to healing.
3. Spiritual Benefits
Now, this is one I can speak to personally: Reiki has led me to live a more spiritual life. Due to its loving, calming nature, Reiki has allowed me to be more intentional in the way I speak, think, and act with my husband, friends, and family members.
That’s why I often use Reiki when I work with couples: it teaches them to be more intentional in the way the speak, so they can become more connected with one another.
In addition, Reiki enhances your intuition. Suppose you’re pondering about an important decision. When you’re calm and tuned into your present moment awareness – the way that Reiki allows you to be – an “intuitive hit” can happen when you least expect it.
Reiki helps you capture and trust that “gut” feeling. And the more you practice it, the more you learn to be still, to listen, and to simply be in the present moment.
4. Community Benefits
It’s not just about achieving personal peace and harmony: it’s about helping others get there as well. First of all, when you’re more calm and at ease in other areas of life, your energy is contagious: you’ll find yourself relating better and having more positive interactions with others.
Further, by practicing Reiki, you can perform Reiki on others. This allows you to spread the love, so that your friends and loved ones can get to the same place that you are in terms of their peace, energy, and spirituality.
As you can see, Reiki helps with a host of personal problems – if you’re feeling stressed out, if you’re having a hard time making decisions, or even if you’re recovering from an injury. It helps you achieve peace and calm for yourself, in addition to enabling you to help others get to that point as well.
Therefore, Reiki is a powerful tool not just in achieving harmony for ourselves, but for the whole world.