By Erin Kyna, Erin Kyna Life Coaching
Learning Reiki is a life changing experience.
Haven’t heard of reiki before? Reiki is a form of healing utilising universal life force energy, which originated from Dr Usui, in the early 1900s, in Japan. Reiki is taught from Master to Student, through three levels (Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master), and is a hands on energy healing practice.
Many people may have received a Reiki treatment from a Reiki practitioner, have experienced beautiful benefits, such as stress relief, emotional healing, clarity of mind and intuition, but even more magic happens when you undergo the process to learning Reiki.
Learning Reiki doesn’t mean that you need to become a Reiki practitioner. In fact most people who learn Reiki don’t go on to a professional practice at all.
Learning Reiki 1 allows the student to be able to perform hands on energy healing for themselves, for other people, for pets, for plants, for inanimate objects (laptop freezing anyone?), and for the Earth.
Progressing then to Reiki 2, the student is then able to send the Reiki energy via distance, sending the energy to loved ones who are at a different physical location, as well as any people or places on the world that need more love. This is a beautiful practice to send to parts of the world experiencing crisis, hospitals, car accidents, seeing children or babies crying, or any time making physical contact with someone may not be appropriate.
Becoming a Reiki Master then empowers you to initiate others into the beautiful lineage of Reiki.
During a Reiki training course, your Reiki Master will provide you with theoretical knowledge, Reiki Attunements (tuning your energy field into the Reiki energy field (similar to tuning a radio to a new, higher frequency) and you will learn the hand positions for treatments, as well as practice giving Reiki healings.
I call learning Reiki a spiritual catapult. As you have your energy centers aligned to a new, higher frequency, many students observe significant and frequent upgrades in their life and spiritual development.
Learning to sense energy on subtle levels, opens the student to observe, work with, and detect subtle energy in all areas of life. Although these energies are always around us, many people have not refined their awareness enough to detect them, and often don’t believe in them, due to not having actual experiences, or scientific proof.
I liken it to driving a friend’s manual car for the first time. When you first start to drive the vehicle, your awareness is on the gross plane, and you may be heavy on the brake, and rough on the clutch. It will take a certain amount of time of driving the vehicle for your awareness to become more refined, and you will start to work the clutch seamlessly, and know just how much to brake or accelerate to drive smoothly. Once you’ve mastered the gross layer of awareness, and are now working on a more subtle level of awareness, and you suddenly notice that the rear window is down slightly and creating a very small whistling sound. The window was ALWAYS down, however, your awareness was not attuned to the subtleties. And now that you are working with a refined perception, you can continue to make improvements and changes to create an even more enjoyable car ride.
This is exactly the same as working with the energy of our body, of other people, of spaces. Once you are learning to perceive, and read subtle energy, you can now make changes in all areas of your life.
Students always say their intuition is significantly increased after they learn Reiki. As they start to become more observant of what makes them feel good or not, they also are inspired to change their life to be more aligned with wellness and vitality. Often students say these changes happen naturally, or without their effort, and as they reflect back on the time that has passed since learning Reiki, are astounded as to how many things have changed and improved without their conscious effort.
Most importantly, they have the tools with them at all times, all they need are their hands and their intention to then be able to gift this beautiful energy of Reiki in any situation that is appropriate.
Magic healing hands make every hug a more loving hug. Magic healing hands make soothing a restless baby easier. Magic healing hands make pets come for so many more cuddles.
If you are ready to begin your Reiki journey, join Erin in her upcoming Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 courses in Melbourne.
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