Is Reiki Legit?

 

Originally published May 11, 2011

It’s important to always be testing every healing modality for efficacy. When I started learning Reiki, I wasn’t sure what to expect. It is a practice, like yoga, meditation or work. The more you practice in your area, the more efficient you become. Now, as a Reiki Master, I am able to use my Reiki for all types of positive change in my life. So, is Reiki legit? Yes! Absolutely! To define Reiki… it’s healing through intention.

Reiki is being practiced in hospitals around the country and world, according to Reiki.org. With its global reach and the validation of countless individual testimonies, Reiki has become a reputable alternative healing treatment. If you’ve been practicing or receiving Reiki with blissful results, and you don’t feel pulled to learn something more or try something else – my feeling is that Reiki is right for you right now. If you are itching for something more, perhaps Reiki can help guide you to what you need. My Reiki Certification Courses are a great way to learn more about energy and help you tune in to your inner abilities.

Reiki is Like a Stem Cell

Reiki is a highly potent and beautiful form of energy healing where a practitioner, like me, transfers energy (vibration) to you through our hands, hearts, and intentions. I love it because it works every time. The transmission of these loving, healing vibrations affects each person on the level that they can accept. Sometimes people experience overall peace and relaxation, freedom from pain and illness, or a light of inner wisdom that helps them handle a pressing concern in their lives.

My own belief (and according to quantum physics, your belief shapes your reality) is that the passing down of the Reiki tradition amplifies its effect. While Reiki was re-introduced to us through Mikao Usui in the last century, the teachings and symbols we use are ancient and span all major religions. I believe we have the energetic backing of every single person who ever used hands-on healing before it was called Reiki. I believe we have the energetic backing of those who created and used the symbols. When a practice is done so many times with similar intent that practice begins to hold an energy of its own – Reiki energy contains this passed-down group energy.

When you receive a Reiki Attunement, that group energy and more is intentionally placed in your body so that you can use it for good. I love the fact that we never know exactly WHY… but Attunements ALWAYS seem to help even the most skeptic people transfer healing energy to themselves and others. I was one of these skeptics (and often still am), and so was my hubby Doug.

When I say that Reiki works every time, I mean that as long as it is done properly (by someone Attuned, with good intentions and an allowing recipient) — Reiki enters your system (energy body and physical body), and takes care of whatever you need most. Many of us are unaware of what we do need most though. It can be a nap, a poop – even the manifestation of a call from our moms.

Just like a stem cell, Reiki can become anything in your body or your life. It can become detoxification. It can become money. It can become complete healing. When you are open to healing and completely ready to allow healing to flow into your life – connecting with a Reiki practitioner that vibes with you may be all you need to get to the core of your issues and spring yourself into your Bliss.

We are all called to heal in our own ways. Healing with Reiki can have the same results as healing with acupuncture, herbs, diet, yoga, shamanic work (and others) – depending on who you are and where you are on your journey. All natural healing modalities work similarly to bring your body into wholeness and balance. They all have the capability of clearing away mental and physical blocks for healing. And, from what I’ve experienced, many of these practices compliment each other very well. I myself take the opportunity to experience the energy gifts of my friends and colleagues whenever I can. You don’t need any particular form of energy work or alternative healing unless you feel drawn to it.

Reiki is the Gateway Energy

I often refer to Reiki as the gateway drug into psychic healing work. Because it is pure positive energy that can become anything for you, it activates your truest self. If you need to make great changes in your life, Reiki can be a gentle but powerful quantum leap into that transition.

From my own experience, each Reiki Attunement and session with clients has brought me more into alignment with my purpose and abilities. I only feel that it is necessary to use my psychic and other healing abilities because I am called to do so. I feel that these skills help me help you.

Giving myself Reiki and sharing it with others has lead me to learn how to work with spirit guides, understand my intuitions and psychic prophesies, extend useful healing tips to my clients and friends, and continue to grow as a light worker. When I am working as an intuitive or Body Ecology coach, I am not directly performing Reiki – yet Reiki is at the core of everything I do.

I am often called to work with spirit guides, angels, food, oils, stones, animals, meditations, dance, sounds – and I do what I am drawn to. Not exactly Reiki, but a gift that began with Reiki.

Reiki is now accepted in many hospitals as a complimentary therapy to western medicine. It’s definitely proving to help mainstream energy healing. Even Dr. Oz mentioned Reiki lately. Most of my clients are GIFTED healers who are looking for a simple introductory step into the world of natural health, and they find that in Reiki.

As I grow, I’m able to offer my clients a lot more. I think this can vary depending on your practitioner. Some people experience instant gratification during a Reiki session, and this is definitely my intention. Other people find that they desire to learn more about why they have manifested their predicaments. In these cases, I even use Reiki to help facilitate deeper spiritual healing. Sure, other topics, like past lives and karma, may come up.

Reiki Is a Protected Energy

I did hands-on energy work before I learned Reiki and often felt it exhausting. I’d have good results, but then feel very depleted afterwards.  At times, I even got sick with illnesses that I was helping my clients  to heal. At first, I didn’t understand that absorbing negative energies was a possibility. But, it happened to me.

When I learned Reiki I learned that the energy I was using was not my own and this made all the difference. I was simply a channel for this healing work, and the results were out of my hands. I know some excellent energy workers who already understand this concept intuitively without needing to be attuned, and I know others who use their own energy effectively for helping others.

Reiki is an inherently protected practice that is ingrained with intention to keep the practitioner free from absorbing un-needed energies. Once I began practicing my energy work with my Reiki Attunement to support me, I noticed that I was no longer so strongly affected by dangerous energies.

I’ve Had My Doubts about Reiki

I’ve often felt like calling my work Reiki, limits me. After all, like many Reiki practitioners, I’m not just laying my hands on people. But, what if I was just doing that? I’ve finally come to a place where I feel a deep understanding of the simple beauty of Reiki. Jesus himself achieved instant healings by laying his hands on people in need. How did he know where to touch? How did he know what to say? Reiki comes from that. My visions and messages given to me from Jesus have let me know that he taught me what I do. Perhaps I lived in his time. Or, perhaps he is simply talking about a passing down of special energy.

Would Jesus or the Christ Consciousness approach a Reiki practitioner in a coffee shop and suggest that perhaps she was doing the wrong hands-on energy healing and that she should focus on Quantum Touch or Theta Healing? Not sure. But peeps have suggested that to me.

People tell me that they’ve had Reiki and didn’t like it, but that Theta Healing is the bomb. And, in my ideal world where labels don’t exist, I laugh and think that these are one in the same. That I am doing Theta healing (in my way).

So, I ask you again… is Reiki Legit? Well, I’ve come to the conclusion that Reiki was MY necessary step toward consciousness. And, it still is. I know I’m going to keep using it, but I also know it will keep growing. Calling myself a Reiki Master is also kind of silly to me, since I don’t believe that one can master energy. There is so much to learn.

Continuing Ed for Reiki Masters

I’m always taking classes and going to school to understand more about healing and connecting with energy. But, I have a great inner filter to help me determine what  to spend my time on. Thanks to my amazing teachers, I have learned how to choose classes that help me stay on my path.

I intend on completing my degree in Chinese Medicine, and pursuing my PhD as my life allows for that. I stray from teachings that attempt to negate any other teachings. I choose teachers who believe in the ultimate truth that we are all one. I choose subjects for the sake of self discovery and self healing.

I have learned that I am not doing “more than Reiki.” I am simply doing Reiki as I do Reiki and using the other gifts I am being called to use in addition.

Hands-on-Healing is a centuries-old gift that has been passed down by people like Jesus, Mikao Usui and mystics from all cultures. There is far too much information and high vibration there for me to fully understand in 4 years of practice. We are taught that Reiki is simply this transmission of energy, I believe it is so much more.

Is Reiki legit? That seems like such a silly question now.

Do you practice Reiki or enjoy Reiki healing sessions?

What do you think?

Gina

 

My Brave New World

I am starting a new world. Corporations and hierarchies don’t exist. We live with and for one another. We take care of our problems using the best solutions for the Collective One. We were only enforcing repressive rules yesterday as a means to pay the hierarchy and corporations, which were not making choices in the best interest of the people. We have outlawed that type of greed.

With a society that thinks only for the Collective, we have made it mandatory that our health concerns are addressed. Pharmaceutical suppliers are only making the healthiest options without worrying about pinching pennies and adding a neurotoxins to your bubble gum. Pharmaceuticals are in competition to create the most organic healing solutions for a conscious society. We love them for their commitment to us.

We use non-biased scientists and environmental conservationists to aid us in making correct choices on how we treat our Earth. Our politicians care more about the public then their own personal gain. We have our technology, but it is smarter for the body and spirit. Cell phones stop emitting toxic radiation. Lawns aren’t being sprayed with dangerous chemicals. We grow and produce things in a manner that is economically viable and effective for nourishment.

We have stopped trying to control Mother Nature, and are leaving her natural resources alone. It turns out that draining her of all of her nutrition and finding ways for it to go into the atmosphere wasn’t a great idea. The rain forests are growing back at an expeditious and unprecedented rate that is cleaning the air much sooner than anticipated. Soon we will be able to breathe fresh air again without concerning our immune functions.

Our neighbors are allowed to advocate in the streets again without cynicism. We are not only permitted to express our opinions, but we are encouraged to think for ourselves at all times. Doesn’t it make sense that an intelligent society made of innovative researchers and creative applicators would ensure health and a bright future for the One. Since the average man has the ability to talk safely about curing AIDS without worrying about upsetting poor medical options and big government, we have been spreading healing advice and practices for free across the globe.

We are rejoicing in the streets and getting closer to our friends and family, turning toward clean and renewable resources, and letting go of the ignorance that has been spoon fed to us since birth. It’s a beautiful world. Help me plant some trees and open up to the new system that breaks down old ineffective systems. The world is truly how we see it.

This is my new world. How would yours look.

Ocean’s Eleven-Eleven: Global Energy Healing Initiative Begins May 1

This world needs some sweet lovin from the inside out to bring us all back into balance. My friend and amazing teacher, Laura Bruno, has initiated a “calling out” of all healers, lightworkers, lovers and progressive peeps who want to feel the Bliss of a new and improved mama planet — to join together on May 1 for a Global, Virtual Energy Healing offering to catapult us forward in LOVE.

Who: YOU
What: Please Join Us May 1 for Ocean’s Eleven -Eleven, a Virtual Global Healing Initiative
When: All Day
Where: Worldwide (Earth)
Why: Because the Earth continues to give us signals that she wants to feel better and that the SYSTEM that governs us needs to change as they are working toward our mass destruction
How: Offer an energetic gift with intention to heal the core of the issues that are harming us and our planet

May 1 marks the traditional celebration of Beltane — a “purification ceremony and celebration of newness” (Laura Bruno). So, tomorrow, May 1 offers us the opportunity to turn an energetic “new leaf” for our planet and our selves. On May 1, we join to heal the core of our planetary illness. This will be the first step in “Oceans Eleven-Eleven”– A virtual gathering of “expert lovers and healers” who can get behind the scenes and heal our self destructive patterns of fear, doubt and worry. Much like the movie “Ocean’s 11,” this group of people understands the system and can use energy to repair what it wrong with it. In the movie, George Clooney and gang stole from a corrupt casino. In our real world, we’ll be taking it a step further to put an end to that corruption.

What can You do?

What is your offering? Are you a Shaman, Reiki practitioner, artist, dancer, mom, accountant, chef, teacher, healer, magician? What special gift of love can you offer to your own healing, our planet and your sisters and brothers (fellow humans and life on earth)? Let your gift come from your heart and be your expertise. The vibration that comes from the heart (an intention of love) is 5000x stronger than that which comes from your brain. And, you are energetically supported by hundreds of others with complimentary expertise.

Dedicate as much time as you can on May 1 to healing the core of the issues.

Set an Intention

Thought becomes reality when we solidify it with intention. This is how our creative energy takes form. Our group intention for May 1 is to heal the core of the issues that got us into a place of destruction (government mandated food toxicity (GMO, CODEX); Big Biz (Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Medica) control of cash and health; corruption, war, hate, fear etc). We want to get to the root of what caused this in the first place and we want to simply HEAL IT.

Face it. Then, Replace it!

To me, healing means finding the problem and replacing it with something much stronger — like feelings of love, forgiveness, gratitude, certainty and confidence. As you set the intention to heal the core issues of the planet, remember that we are all one. You are a part of the planet and have your part in what went wrong (consciously or unconsciously). Send out your healing gift with love and certainty. Send it out knowing that it will get to where it needs to go. Send it out knowing that it can work as promptly as you allow it to work. You are in control of your gift. You are using it to replace core deficiency with core Blissency. No dwelling. In fact, Laura and friends have declared it a complete no-no to bring forth any of the old into this new Kingdom of Bliss. And, that is where I believe we will make a difference.

What is the core of the issues?

I like to think of healing the core of the issues as healing the planet at a cellular level (at the root chakra). Humans and other creatures represent the earth’s cells to me. When I want to heal the core of my own issues or help a client do the same, I’m often led to the root chakra (base of spine, where stem cells are produced).

Since I am intending to HEAL (face it and replace it), I simply look at the issues as strong negative energies that I am pulling out of the core and replacing with loving thoughts, feelings, Reiki and balance. When I help someone heal, I often enter a meditative or trance state, and I plan to do just that tomorrow. I have to admit that I don’t know EXACTLY what caused all of this, but I know where to point my energy and who to ask for help.

I plan to help heal Mama Earth on a grander scale by treating her just like a client in my healing room. I know she will feel better when she leaves, yet I cannot take full credit for her relief.

It is her willingness to heal.. the openness of her cells, YOU and ME, to that healing energy. The ability of her cells, YOU and ME, to let go of old patterns with forgiveness and gratitude for the lesson and move into a NEW way of being.

We are the core of the issues. I’m ready, and I feel you are too.

Some More tips and How-To’s From Laura

Laura’s blog has a lot more explanation of gifts you can give including mantras that work.

I’m teaching Reiki classes today and tomorrow so the energy will be sky high over here. Our offerings are magified with love, sunshine, reiki, crystals, music, art, visualization, mantras and so many surprises. Tell me what you will offer.

PS Reiki peeps — vote early and often, you know how

xoxoo

Gina