Whether it’s helping you get to sleep, stay asleep or get a better night’s sleep, Reiki is definitely worth trying. Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is Japanese for Universal Life Force Energy or Spiritually Guided Energy. Reiki works off of the principle that energy is running through everyone and everything at all times. This energy is what binds all living things together, like a network. Reiki is an ancient form of healing which uses both laying on of hands and floating hands techniques, through which the life force energy flows. Reiki balances the subtle energies within us which allows the body to heal. Think of a Reiki Master or practitioner as a conduit for this energy, like a straw, if you will. The energy flows from the Universe through them to the recipient. It does not originate in the practitioners themselves.
Reiki is widely known for its wondrous effects, not only on recipients, but also on practitioners. Reiki is great for numerous concerns, such as pregnancy, premature birth, miscarriage, infertility, menopause, obesity, eating disorders, grief, stress, depression, shingles, IBS, burns, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, seizures, stroke, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, addiction, headaches, sprains, back pain, anger, anxiety, PTSD, auto accident injuries, post-operative recovery and almost anything else you can think of. Reiki is particularly beneficial in addressing insomnia. The healing energy of Reiki is reported to have a soothing and calming effect for insomnia sufferers.
Reiki is divided into three levels of practitioners: I, II and Reiki Master. Reiki sessions can last anywhere from a few minutes up to an hour and can even be done remotely. The Reiki principles that energy is always in constant flow and binding all living things together allows for successful distance sessions. This means that the Reiki practitioner does not have to be in the same location as the person receiving Reiki.
Self-care with Reiki is wonderful as you could practice Reiki anytime you wish. There are several benefits to this. Sleepless nights are a great place to start. Subtle energies flow to exactly where they are needed, in the quantity, frequency and format that are required.
Both the Reiki treatment sessions and practitioner trainings are referred to as “attunements.” This process is similar to tuning in a radio station on an old fashioned radio dial. There is a process in which the Reiki Master attunes or aligns you to this energy. This process is combined with a short course or class so that you can learn how to tap into this energy.
Practicing self Reiki in the evenings before going to sleep is a wonderful way to end the day and promote a more restful night’s sleep. Many people report feeling a sensation similar to a warm blanket when receiving or practicing self Reiki just prior to going to sleep. Reiki is so effective that according to Veterans Today, in 2009 the United States Army implemented a four million dollar program to study the efficacy of alternative therapies for veterans suffering from PTSD and insomnia. Reiki was included in that study.
The 5 Reiki Principles
Just for today I will not anger.
Just for today I will not worry.
Just fot today I will be grateful for all my blessings.
Just for today I will work with honesty and integrity.
Just for today I will be kind to all living beings.
These are good principles to live by even if you are not familiar with Reiki. For more information on Reiki treatments and trainings, contact Jan Floyd HWP, RM, CHt.
Resource: Alli Dahlhaus, aka Dharmadevi
Jan Floyd HWP, RM, CHt is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Reiki Master and Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist based in the Baton Rouge, LA area. She is a Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA) alumna with certificates of excellence in Holistic Nutrition, Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and Life Coaching. Additional areas of concentration include Homeopathy, Aromatherapy, and Flower Essences. Jan is available for private and group consultations, trainings, demonstrations, booths, speaking engagements, guest posts, interviews and networking opportunities.
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EDITOR’S NOTE: Please disregard both notations of Author – Belinda Y. Hughes. The above, Hypnotherapy: Chronic Pain Management, is a guest post written by Jan Floyd at my invitation. I changed my position on this post to Administrator in WordPress’ Users menu, buy it didn’t publish correctly. – BYH