How I Got into Reiki & How It Can Help You

May 8, 2020

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Self-improvement was something I continually strove for. I was always looking for a way to step out of my comfort zone and learn through new experiences.

My interest in energy and alternative healing began with dedication to my yoga practice. I tried different styles from different instructors. Some classes were more fitness-based, with a strong focus on endurance and strength-building, while others applied yogic philosophy, meditation, breathing techniques, spirituality, and even energetic practices. For the longest time, I never understood why we were told to rub our hands and place them against our eyes until I realized it was all part of energy work.

It was when I visited a wellness center that I discovered Reiki energy healing and decided to try my first session. During my treatment, I felt a subtle energy movement around my body. The whole experience was profoundly relaxing and I felt a sense of peace. The practitioner had explained that I was receptive to energy. It wasn’t until a few years later when I received a reading from an intuitive that she encouraged me to get into Reiki healing and to formally develop my intuition. It took about a year before my Reiki practice blossomed. I noticed how good it made me feel and how much more mindful I became. This led me to pursue becoming a Reiki master.

It is said that Reiki mastery is only the beginning of the journey. When we make a conscious choice to become a Reiki master we are on a path of self-discovery. This is the beginning of transformation and we are ready for our lives to take on more meaning, purpose, and power.

The main idea behind Reiki is that there is a universal source energy that moves through all life and all things, known as a life force. When our life force is low or blocked, we are more likely to become ill. If it is high and free-flowing, we experience optimal health and vitality. Reiki can re-energize and balance the energy flow, which can enhance the body’s innate healing ability.

The beauty of Reiki is that it’s non-invasive, safe, and effective for anyone to use. Reiki energy can be sent to plants, animals, loved ones, situations, and even be sent across the globe. Anyone can learn to tap into this universal life force energy. I recommend everyone learn Reiki to develop their practice and receive an in-person attunement.

Once attuned to the universal life force you will increase your ability to sense subtle energy and detect blocked areas in the body and aura, which is an invisible electromagnetic field that surrounds the physical body and needs regular maintenance. The aura is how you communicate with the world. When feeling healthy, grounded, and connected, your aura is healthy.

You will also be drawn to certain chakras, which are the main energy centers along the body, often used in ancient energy healing practices that relate to different endocrine systems and organs. These chakras are responsible for distributing life force energy similar to the meridians in acupuncture. If there is a blockage within the chakra system—often due to stress, unhealthy lifestyle choices, or trauma—it can lead to physical, emotional, or mental illness. Almost all illnesses start from an imbalance in the energy field.

As I became extra sensitive to energy work I continued to explore many types of alternative treatments to boost my health and strengthen my energetic practice. Alternative medicine believes that people are more than just physical bodies. It understands that the mental, emotional, and spiritual relationship is integral to health.

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When it comes to giving Reiki treatments, I often encourage clients to set an intention for every treatment. Generally, most will look to Reiki to help solve issues, heal relationships, reduce stress, or even create more self-awareness. There is a plethora of benefits.

How can Reiki help you?


  • Promotes the optimal functioning of all body systems
  • Accelerates recovery from medical treatments and injuries
  • Eases pain, headaches
  • Regulates blood pressure
  • Aids digestive issues
  • Enhances overall body awareness


  • Increases the ability to feel and express a wide range of emotions
  • Releases suppressed feelings such as anger, jealousy, and hate in a safe and effective way


  • Alleviates stress, anxiety, depression, symptoms of burn out, uncertainty, phobias, obsessive disorders, while increasing the feelings of self-worth, positive identity
  • Improves the overall state of mind


  • Spiritual concepts are meant to be non-dogmatic and refer to the search for more meaning, purpose, and connection to oneself and others with a Higher Power, God, Source or whatever speaks to you.
  • A spiritual connection allows one to see with more truth and clarity and allows for more loving relationships.

So, the final question is, why should you increase your energetic frequency? Simply because you attract the experiences, situations, and people who match your frequency. Reiki is a tool for recharging and reclaiming your energy. It also has greatly helped me tap into wellness consciousness.

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