Five Reasons to Love Reiki

Five Reasons to Love Reiki

1) Relaxation

If there’s one thing everyone agrees on about Reiki, this is probably it:

We leave feeling refreshed, relaxed, and renewed! Most people who hop off the table say something like, “Wow…I feel so peaceful”, or “This is the most relaxed I’ve felt in years”.

For some people, this deep relaxation alone seals the deal. There’s that movie quote, “You had me at hello“.

For others, relaxation is just the beginning.

2) Reduced Pain

Incredibly, Reiki reduces physical and emotional pain.

Crush your hand with a heavy object at work? Try Reiki, and you may be amazed (yes, speaking from personal experience here!).

And if you’re grappling with a sense of loss or despair you just can’t seem to shake? Good news there, too.

A triangle with sides labelled "physical", "emotional", and "spiritual".
We are physical, emotional, and energetic beings.

Every emotion we experience is tied to our energy system. By releasing energies of loss, hopelessness, sorrow, and regret, we can allow the expansion of Gratitude and other higher vibrational energies. When we combine Reiki with mindfulness (conscious exploration of our own mental processes), we can shift our emotional state toward Joy.

3) Expanded Self Awareness

Reiki gives us insight into our own thought processes, physical habits, and energetic patterns so we can:

  1. accept ourselves fully; or,
  2. choose to change.

It also helps us build faith by reminding us we’re all connected…to the loving source of all things.

You are never alone.

We are one.

In this way, our self-awareness, self-trust, and our faith are tied closely together.

Reiki is not a religion…phrases like “the Loving Source of all” is about as dogmatic as it gets! Notice how you can apply this phrase, “the Loving Source of all” to most- if not all- of the religions on the planet, and it fits. Reiki is religion-neutral. Yet at the same time, we can view it as a form of prayer or communion. Meanwhile, an atheist might view Reiki as similar to acupuncture without the needles; a purely physical, mechanistic phenomenon. And so be it! The truth is truly a matter of perspective.

4) Heightened Perspective

Just as Reiki helps us understand our selves, it also helps us relate to others. When we acknowledge one another’s motivations, limitations, talents, and virtues- when we focus on accepting ourselves and each other the way we are– we’re far less likely to judge people unfairly, become frustrated, or grow impatient.

This changes everything about our important relationships.

“Heightened perspective” also includes the way we perceive the events of our own lives (past, present, & future). Reiki enables us to take a wide view of the path we’ve chosen to travel. We learn to see things from a place of optimism, gratitude, faith, trust, and abundance.

This is one of many ways in which this practice expands our sense of Peace.

5) As a Source of Inspiration

Whether or not we’ve done energy work previously, there’s just something new and inspiring that comes with every experience of Reiki. It’s literally never the same thing twice.

Every session offers some new perspective, new direction, or a new way to approach old challenges. I challenge you to end a Reiki session without feeling very excited for whatever comes next!

Reiki reminds us that after each session has ended, that “same-old-life” we’ll be returning to- out there in the physical world- is actually exciting! It’s full of hope and opportunity and perfection. Full of purpose. Fulfillment. Love. Connection. Peace. It always was. It always will be. It just is.

Each of us is infinitely blessed in each and every moment to be a tiny part of this huge, miraculous jumble.

Take Care & God Bless,
(whatever that means to you in this moment!)

– Brandon Novogradac
Earth Scientist, Holistic Cancer Coach, Reiki Master / Teacher

If this sounds like the kind of shift in perspective you could learn to live with, head over to the Reiki page!

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