Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is he Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy. It is an ancient, hands-on healing act that balances energy in the body and promotes health on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. “Rei” means Universal, higher power. “Ki” is the life-force energy that flows through and is radiated by every living thing. It is the same as Prana in Sanskrit and Qi (chi) in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
There is an unlimited amount of Ki flowing into and around the earth that anyone can harness for healing. A person who is attuned as a Reiki healer has had their body’s energy channels opened and cleared of obstructions by the Reiki attunements as well as strengthening their connection to source. This source can be described in any way the healer or client chooses to name it; Higher Self, Goddess, God, Universe or whatever can be termed primary creation or life energy. Reiki is not a religion nor affiliated with any religion. The life force energy is the source of life itself and comes before any religious philosophy. Reiki is simply a healing force that follows the Universal Laws of spiritual consciousness and unconditional love. It is a powerful tool for healing and balance.
Life cannot exist without Ki. As we grow and age we are faced with situations that drain our reserves of energy. An individual with a lot of Ki feels strong and confident. When Ki is low or weak, sickness of all types comes more easily. Stress depletes energy at a higher rate than it can be restored. Stress can be generalized, free floating anxiety, 21st century angst, physical or emotional trauma, lack of sleep, poor nutrition, physical injury, or sickness. When depleted Ki is not restored, many different problems can arise on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Since Reiki helps reduce stress and promotes relaxation is can be used as prevention as well as during a time of crisis. Reiki also assists the client in getting in touch with her or his own inner guidance and wisdom in order to promote self-healing.
I am attuned to Reiki III. In addition to using Reiki for relaxation during labor, I offer all doula clients a complimentary Reiki session if desired.