Have you heard the word Reiki, but have no idea what it means?

Many of my clients, and even some of my newer students, have not felt comfortable explaining their experiences with Reiki. This post exists to remove the veil of mystery surrounding Reiki to give you a clearer understanding of this life changing healing technique.

Reiki can be defined as a spiritually guided life force energy. You may be thinking, “What does that even mean?” The fact that energy exists has been proven by scientists and physicists alike. Living beings give off energy. Energy that cannot be seen makes up about 68% of our Universe, according to NASA[1]. Life force energy is the energy that animates our being.

When you receive Reiki, you are opening your energy channels to this spiritually guided energy. The Reiki practitioner’s energy is not what is moving through you, it is the Reiki energy itself. This is one of the most beautiful things about Reiki. I have been in situations with “healers” who have allowed their egos get in the way of true healing. Reiki sets ego and self aside, allowing for the practitioner and the client to surrender to the present moment without judement or attachment to roles and stories they may play out in the world.

If you are still uncertain as to what Reiki is after reading this, I invite you to experience Reiki for yourself. Booking a Reiki session with a Reiki practitioner is all about the experience. Each session will be different. Each session will take you to different levels of your soul and consciousness. If you want to make changes in your life, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually, Reiki can take you there if you are open to it.

Have you ever had a Reiki session? What was your experience? Leave a comment below.

[1] NASA, Dark Energy, Dark Matter, http://science.nasa.gov/astrophysics/focus-areas/what-is-dark-energy/ (May 30, 2014).