REIKI: A weekend in spirit
I spent this past weekend learning about Reiki and the chakra system. I love diving into these esoteric areas and exploring their meanings and their place in my world. The last couple years I have been exploring more with the internal work that needs to be done and how it affects and pairs with the external. (What I mean by external/internal; the external: daily life, working, eating, exercising, budgeting etc; the internal: your emotions, spirit, the insight and knowing that already exists within. For more insight on this subject, look for my next post |BALANCE: The External vs The Internal|.)
The class was led by such a wonderful, loving human named Joseph. We sat and discussed the chakra system, the energy centers of the body; the breath, which was described as our spirit; and of course Reiki.
What is Reiki? Here is a brief description I was provided:
"A Reiki treatment consists of the practitioner placing his or her hands on the clients body having only the intent for the energy flow. A simple exchange of energy between two or more people. The simple intent to share healing. The desire to ease the burdens of another and the willingness to receive." Reiki Institute of Austin
The desire to ease the burdens of another and the WILLINGNESS TO RECEIVE. That sentence hit me like a ton of bricks. First and foremost, you have to be open and willing to receive, whether it is love, support or healing. Without that openness and trust, these acts just gloss over us and slip away. I would also like to note that the hardest part, at least for me, is willing to receive this from oneself. Once you trust yourself to love and cherish YOU for exactly who you truly are, then watch that proverbial blossom within bloom. Love attracts love. Light attracts light.
With Reiki, we will use what is gentle and intuitive to do the healing work. We will allow the loving intention, our breath and the stillness in the now to move through our systems of our emotions and thoughts and softly let go.
As a society, we teach that you need to work hard, play hard. To beat the pain out of the body. Though our biggest lessons are aquired through some suffering, I don't believe it is necessary to beat ourselves up. It is how we tune in and listen to our suffering that our most rewarding healing will come. This can be physically, emotionally or mentally.
I believe by pairing this type of work with massage/bodywork, it will provide a well rounded healing. I hope it will allow us to work on a deeper level, while still relieving you of what ails your physical being.
Being new to this type of work, I will be offering free Reiki sessions for my clients for either before or after our normal scheduled sessions for awhile. If you are interested in exploring finding that balance between the external and internal work, I am happy to share this journey with you. If you feel doubtful of what I am speaking about, know that I will never judge that and I am happy to discuss things further to see what healing you are open to in this present moment. We all deserve it.
Much love -