Reiki and energy healing techniques
Everything Reiki and other forms of energy healing Oct 2
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Though said to be difficult to find, I would love to be able to walk through this Temple and see for myself the memorial erected for Usui Sensei after his death in 1926. While I am unable to read Japanese, I believe this would be a good place for quiet contemplation and would give me a chance to honour Usui Sensei. Many translations of the memorial from Japanese into English can be found. This is one.
When I learned Reiki, I was told that the symbols should never be shared anyone who had not been taught and received the attunements. According to what I have read, Mrs Takata, who brought Reiki to the Western world from Japan, did not allow her students to keep written copies of the symbols. Any drawings made during her classes had to be destroyed ritually in the classroom.
When using Reiki during meditation, the brain gradually shifts into a trance-like state as breathing deepens and thoughts slow. Some people find that music helps during this transition. While I am not someone who uses music for this purpose, I know that many people do, including my clients. I have therefore spent a lot of time listening to music which can be used during Reiki meditations. During meditation, the thoughts calm.
The long distance healing is used when the person requesting Reiki is not present with you. It can also be used for sending Reiki to distant events and situations. When sending a Distance Healing, you start first by setting a time with the other person which will work for both of you. Remember as well, Reiki can transcend space and time. If you cannot determine a specific time that is convenient for both of you, have the other person set the time, and when you send the Reiki energy set it to be received at that time.
I began studying and learning about alternative methods of healing back in the early 1990s. One modality I have always come back to is energy healing, specifically Reiki. I obtained my first and second degree levels in 1993.
Reiki was introduced to Japan by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century. Mikao Usui was probably a Buddhist monk. While meditating for 21 days at the top of Mount Kurama near Kyoto he received a vision which opened him to the healing powers of Reiki.
Upon reaching the Master level in Reiki, practitioners learn the fourth official Reiki symbol, the Master Symbol. By using the Master Symbol, Reiki Masters can link more readily to the universal energies. This also provides the means by which the Reiki Master can attune others in Reiki. The symbols are ancient icons, the same as modern icons placed on a computer desk top. Embedded within each icon is a code telling the computer what program to bring up should the icon be used. In a similar manner, when the Reiki Practitioner uses a Reiki symbol, coding embedded within the symbol tell the Reiki what it needs to do.
Fear Lay your hands on the Solar Plexus (third) Chakra, adrenal glands, and the back of the head and carry out Mental Healing using the Sei He Kei symbol. Insect bites Give Reiki directly on the bite for 20 or 30 minutes. If you can give Reiki immediately, you may be able to keep the swelling down.
Reiki has been used to help reduce stress and anxiety. I reference several studies which have been conducted on people at Reduce Anxiety in ASD Children with Reiki and The Benefits of Reiki in Work Related Stress Management . Dr Ann L. Baldwin from the University of Arizona, in Tucson has studied the affects of Reiki on rodents. This is what she had to say on the subject while on a research trip to Bristol: "...during the last few years I have become concerned about the environment in which animals (mainly rodents) are housed for research.
I have been using Reiki with my eldest son since he was a few years old and with the younger since they were born, and before. All of them like it now, and in fact my oldest has now been trained in Reiki and says he might one day be interested in learning Reiki, second level. This hasn't always been the case though with all the boys.
I've seen four main arguments for using Reiki with the hands off the body. In this case, hands are held about 2 - 3 inches above the body. 1. Because in this way, the practitioner can treat the auric field which surrounds the body.
The Reiki principles were set forth by Mikao Usui as he developed Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki in the early 20th century. Originally written as a poem by Emperor Meiji (1868-1912) and adapted by Mikao Usui, they were "The secret method of inviting good fortune. The marvellous medicine for all sickness." Usui recommended sitting or kneeling in the gassho postition, palms together with fingers pointing upwards in front of the heart, and stating these principles out loud morning and evening every day. I have been using the Reiki Principles as part of my meditative practice each day. Each morning, I rise before the rest of the family and sit in the gassho position in front of my altar and manifestation wall where I have the principles posted.
Numerous studies have been conducted on Reiki and its role in reducing work-related stress levels in nurses. One such study looked at the effects of Reiki on the Autonomic Nervous System which regulates blood pressure, the heart rate, and breathing. The results showed a significant decrease in blood pressure and heart rate for those receiving Reiki compared to those in the control group and a group receiving a placebo. (1) A study reported in the Journal of Advanced Nursing showed biochemical and biological changes indicative of increased relaxation. (2)