Reiki is a healing modality that I strive by. I think it’s one technique that has done wonders in terms of helping people work on their personal growth. It’s a very natural and non-invasive healing modality and it is extremely effective and powerful. So my journey with reiki started when I was about 7 years old. My mom took me to learn reiki level 1 from a reiki master teacher that was visiting Bangkok, Thailand at that time. As I was so young I never practised it but I guess the seeds of healing were already planted. I discovered it again in my 20’s when my best friend gave me a reiki treatment as a birthday gift. I went in not really knowing what to expect for that session just like many other people whose first time it is to receive a reiki session.
I left feeling very calm, zen, relaxed and peaceful. So I kept going back for more and each time, I could relate it to it more. I then decided to re-learn reiki level 1 and further, went on to the second level. soon enough became a reiki master and decided it was what I wanted to do to help people.
What is Reiki?
Reiki healing is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is used to heal physical and mental trauma, and to support mental clarity and promote spiritual well-being. It is administered by “laying on hands” . Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. It works with the seven chakras in our body and it helps in unblocking them to promote a balanced lifestyle.
Is it for you?
Reiki healing has numerous remarkable benefits but a few among them are it relieves pain, anxiety, and fatigue. It has always helped in the treatment of depression, your overall life quality increases, and it also improves the healing of medical conditions and symptoms.
What can you expect in a reiki session
For me receiving or even giving a reiki healing treatment is as comforting as a spa treatment. It is an extremely calming and peaceful process that even sometimes puts you in a deep state of relaxation. Anyone can get a reiki session. There is no protocol on who is allowed to receive a reiki session. If you are feeling stuck, energetically low, you have some sort of illness, pain, anxiety, depression you are all classified to come in and get a reiki session. Even if you feel nothing and you just need that boost of energy and motivation, a reiki session will definitely give you that. If you are feeling exhausted, reiki clears out all the negative energy and recharges you!
A reiki healing session typically should be carried out in a peaceful setting to gain the maximum benefits. However, it can be carried out anywhere. The person receiving usually lies down and there may or may not be music played. Depends on the person’s preference.
During this time, the practitioner’s hands may be warm and tingling. So, each hand position is held until I can sense that the energy has stopped flowing. As soon as I feel that the energy in my hand has stopped flowing in that particular position, I remove my hand from that area and place it in a different area of the body. Intuitively a lot of things come up and I work with the person together to help them find out the root cause of where those issues are deriving from.
how to create your own practice
So as a reiki practitioner I often get questioned on how we connect to our highest potential with our reiki practice. We have been given the tools equipped with it before we begin treatment but these are a few things I add to my practice as well.
To start off, I cleanse my energy before and after. You can use sage, palo santo or just a quick salt cleanse. You can even cleanse your energy by meditating and visualizing. Secondly, before giving the treatment it is important to set an intention. If you are giving the treatment set the intention of giving the person exactly what they need for their highest good. If you are the one receiving the treatment, set an intention of fully surrendering and receiving what will be the best for you.
We are surrounded by energy wherever we go and the fact remains that healing is not bound to a destination or place. It can be done remotely from wherever you are. As a Reiki master I facilitate this by bringing the energies into balance and working with the person on their energy directly.
Let me know in the comments below if this article inspires you to begin your reiki experience!
About Nehal: Reiki Master, Healer, Affirmation Connoisseur and Meditation Coach
Nehal Bellani is from Bangkok and has always been in the path of healing. She has been a Reiki practitioner for over 4 years along with specializing in affirmation therapy, DNA healing and meditation. Seeing how important emotional and mental well-being that she decided to turn this into her profession and help as many people as she can into a more positive style of living. Neha works with people and helps them write affirmations and practice it daily bringing lots of great changes to people’s lives. She also conducts workshops on affirmations, meditations and self-love. All the way from Bangkok she has decided to tap into the healing and wellness market in India and spread her awareness for something she absolutely believes in and loves doing. You can find me on Instagram or Facebook.