Why Reiki?

reiki May 27, 2019

A lot of people ask me why I include Reiki in my coaching programs, but it's because I've seen how powerful it can be. 

My Reiki Story

Trust me-- I was skeptical of Reiki when I was introduced to it in 2015. I thought it was a bunch of people doing all kinds of crazy stuff to rip off others, but then I found out that my good friend was a Reiki Master. We talked and that day I joined her Group Reiki Circle. 

In that session, I found so much calm and peace... until my stomach started to feel weird. For 3 days, I vomited. At first, I didn't put them together, but after talking to my friend she said that when we have a huge energy shift we often can have a physical manifestation of that energy leaving our bodies. 

Well, vomiting is definitely symbolic of that! 

She recommended that I take a bath and try to let go of my feelings of control and have faith in the process. And as soon as I did that-- my vomiting stopped. In an instant and never came back. 

Maaaaan, I hate vomiting, but I was sold. I signed up for my first Reiki class and jumped in head first. Four years later I'm a Reiki Master in two different styles and I can't imagine life any differently. 

P.S. Don't worry! My results were extreme. That happens very rarely!! 

 What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese type of energy work that was discovered by Mikao Usui. At the time, he traveled all over Japan and China performing Reiki and he was hailed as a miracle healer. However, he was very selective of who he trained in Reiki so only a handful of masters carried on his traditions. Sadly, many of them passed away during the World Wars. 

Reiki allows a person who has been attuned to its vibrational energy to become a channel. The Reiki Practitioner does not control it nor do they promise any kind of outcome because they know that we are but a vessel for it's healing. Someone much greater and wiser than us is controlling the outcome.

Reiki can be given in person or at a distance. It makes sense once you start to learn the principle in physics that all things are energy and we are all connected through that energy. 

And for the skeptics out there, when I work with clients, I don't ask for specific information about what's going on. All I ask for is just an intention for the session, but I am usually able to pinpoint physical manifestations in their bodies accurately even if we are on different continents.

For instance, in the last session I completed, I was able to notice that she had an energy change on one hip, knee, and wrist. She told me she fell recently and that spots that I mentioned were exactly how she landed. 

In my time as a Reiki Master, I have seen things such as...

  • Resolution for hurtful situations and acceptance of the things we cannot change. 
  • Easing of stress, worry, grief, or other emotions.
  • Complimentary to modern medicine, especially for cancer and the chronically ill.
  • Releasing emotional blocks and letting go of the things which no longer serve us.
  • Protecting empaths and those who are sensitive to energy.
  • Allowing people to release control and accept what is, while holding gratitude for it. 
  • Giving people space to see what is truly important.

Time and time again, I have been blown away by the outcomes of the people who I work with. I believe that Reiki is one of the most powerful ways to heal the mind, body, and spirit. 

Why I Give Reiki To My Coaching Clients

I think, by now, you can see some of the reasons why I give Reiki to my coaching clients. 

When someone comes to me and they have a particular goal such as holistic weight loss or the desire for a less stressful life, there are usually many physical, mental and spiritual components that are part of the reason they have struggled for so long. In coaching, the aim is to help them identify and resolve what is holding them back, while also giving them the tools they need to move closer to that goal.

Reiki is a fabulous practice to help my clients since Reiki can often bring to light what needs to be seen and begin to heal things which we are unaware. It is a powerful combo with coaching that can bring dynamic results. 

Would you like to try Reiki? Has this quick blog post convinced you that it can be a great addition to your life? I hope so!  

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