Recently women’s health expert Dr. Christiane Northrup wrote a blog titled “9 Ways to Awaken the Energy Healer Within.” Dr. Northrup discusses a variety of energy healing modalities including Reiki, chakra clearing, acupuncture, reflexology, tuning forks, and tapping. In answer to the question,” Do you need an energy healer?", she says ‘no, because we all have the ability to connect to Source.’
This is true. We all have this ability, but realistically, how many of us have the commitment/time to start a regular practice of being our own energy healers? If you can choose just one of the 9 ways she lists and do it consistently, good for you!
But for all too many of us living in such a time-starved, stressed out, chaotic world, DIY energy healing seems like just one more thing on our “To Do” list. The truth is that some elements of self care are easier to leave to someone trained in an energy healing modality.
As a Reiki practitioner, I’ve spent (and still spend) countless hours, practicing, learning and refining the ability to provide Reiki to both people and their animal families. Reiki is becoming more and more popular and as a result, there is a lot of information circulating about it that ranges from being half true to complete falsehood.
Reiki energy has been around for thousands of years, but was formalized by a Japanese M.D. in the early 20th century. The most important thing to know about Reiki is that it is more than just Life Force Energy. It is spiritually directed Life Force Energy. Reiki has its own intelligence, which is universal, Divine, and as some call it, “God energy.” But Reiki is not a religion and is completely independent of any dogma.
What sets Reiki apart from other energy modalities is that it works through the intention of the practitioner. Before I begin offering Reiki, I always intend that it be for the highest good of the client, and let the intelligence of Reiki decide what that is. This removes my ego and any attachment to the outcome. I am, energetically speaking, standing aside and letting Reiki flow unobstructed through me. Reiki balances the body’s subtle energy centers, called chakras, so that they are not compromised or blocked. The results are gentle, yet powerful, and even more so with animals.
So if you have the time and commitment, see Dr. Northrup’s suggestions here: bit.ly/2rxXrae They are all excellent.