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                Reiki, Distance Healing, Counseling and Personal Empowerment

 The River of Reiki!

"Welcome to the River that is known to us as Reiki!!!

It is my joy and honor to initiate others into this wonderful healing method that has encircled the globe by the millions.

 - Lorelynn

We don't know how this healing method works or what energies direct the healing but we do know that this method is one of Love and Light and Harmony.  As you intend to step forward and allow these healing energies to flow through you to aid in your own growth and evolution as well as to help others in their hour of need, it is with a joyful heart that I welcome you to Reiki classes.

I pledge to you my time, commitment, and respect as you start your journey on the Reiki path.  Please call upon me to clarify any concerns you have, to encourage your practice, and to help you step forward as the magnificent Being of Love and Light that you truly Are."  

Reiki is a gentle healing alternative often used for stress release, relaxation, and wellness.  It is a gentle, safe, and non-invasive method.

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing method that is both hands-on (Reiki 1) and also able to be sent to distant situations and people  (Reiki 2).   It is unique among healing methods today as it involves 1) learning symbols to enhance healing, 2) an attunement process between someone who is trained to initiate others (Reiki Master) and a student, and, 3), it does not involve any personal energy  for the healing to occur.

Reiki is a Japanese name which is pronounced   'RAY  key'.  It translates to universal life force energy.  'Rei' signifies the universal source energy flowing through everything.  This source energy is seen as innately intelligent.  'Ki' signifies the personal life force energy and is analogous to Chi in Chinese and prana in Indian systems.  Thus, Reiki implies that the universal source channel is directly connecting to our personal life force and thus intelligent healing energy surges forth.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkDoesn't healing happen automatically without Reiki?   Yes, this does happen automatically.  For instance, when you cut your finger, most of us wash the cut, maybe put on some topical cream, and a band-aid.  In a few days, voila!, we take the band-aid off and the cut is "magically" healed.  We are not really involved in the healing process.  The body has an innate intelligence and amazing ability to heal. 

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkSo why do we need to learn Reiki?   What Reiki seems to do is strengthen the channel through conscious attunements, empower us through specific healing techniques,  and focus our energies in a specific manner for healing to take place on a more conscious level. 

There are many forms of hands-on healing including spiritual laying on of hands occurring in religious communities, therapeutic touch founded by an American nurse and used by many health practitioners, and spontaneous healings by touch to loved ones (like Moms kissing pain away).  Stories abound of the survival need for touch with infants, both human and animal.  People wither and die without it. 

Yet Reiki is much more than conscious, physical touch.  It allows one to step into a moving river of energy into which saints and sages, healers, and masters have waded, healing themselves and others.  

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkHow long do Reiki sessions last?   A typical Reiki Healing session lasts approximately one hour.  The person remains fully clothed.  The touch is gentle.  Reiki is not body work although many therapists, nurses and LMT's use Reiki as a complement to their practice.  A full session, though, is not the only option.  Reiki can be sent to yourself or to others in just a few minutes. Time and distance are not obstacles - which make this healing practice so unique.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkHow does Reiki work?    Actually, no one quite knows how.

Mikao Usui, originating Reiki almost 100 years ago, had these words to say in his Reiki Manual:          

        "I've never been given this method by anybody nor studied to get  psychic power to heal.  I accidentally realized that I have received healing power when I felt the air in a mysterious way during fasting. So I have a hard time explaining it even though I am the founder."

Clairvoyants who use this method have described seeing white light coming down thru the top of the Reiki healer's head (the crown chakra) and going down to the heart and then out the arms and hands.  In William Rand's book, The Healing Touch: Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 Manual,  there is an interesting photograph of a hand just before and after Reiki is being sent.  The process, known as Kirlian photography, is thought to capture the electrical imprint of an object.  In this series of photographs, after the person intends to send Reiki, white light appears in the palm and shoots out near the index finger.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkWhat does Reiki feel like?    Reiki is an individual experience and cannot adequately be expressed.  However, it has been described by many as heat or warmth generating from the hands.  Sometimes it feels tingly.  When people send to me from a distance, I often feel a bubble of energy or love.

It is important to remember that you do not take in the other person's symptoms in order to heal them.  You are there as an open and conscious channel of universal life force energy, like a straw which is open to draw down healing energy.

Besides from heat, the most reported feelings from a Reiki session which I have found are deep feelings of love, compassion, relaxation, and often relief of physical or emotional pain.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkWho Can Learn Reiki?    Anyone who is interested. 

Reiki is extremely simple to learn and is extremely simple to do.  Which are two of the benefits of this wonderful healing tool.  Anyone can do it.

Children as young as five can be attuned to Reiki 1.  Children should be much older, preferably in their teens, before they receive Reiki 2, as the implications for sending energy are more complex than simply putting one's hands on someone else for healing.

Chronically ill people as well as many dying people are also receiving Reiki training.  Reiki addresses concerns on all levels - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual and therefore is a benefit to all.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkWho or What Can Get Reiki?

People:  Anybody can receive Reiki.  Babies in the womb.  Your grandmother.  People in a coma (see the section under ethics for considerations).  People you read about in the newspaper who have been touched by trauma (with Reiki 2 and again be conscious of the ethics involved). 

Animals:   Dogs, cats, horses, all pets respond very well to Reiki.  Some people specialize in healing animals with Reiki and have started successful businesses. 

I have heard stories of dogs' lives being extended by years with consistent Reiki.  Some authors swear that cats are Reiki Masters and that Reiki (along with cats) has descended down to us from Egyptian times.  This gives us a good understanding of the differences between cat and dog lovers :-) .  I have lived with both cats and dogs and find that my cats do sometimes jump on the table to get Reiki with clients but I couldn't swear that they are giving it as well.

Plants:   Yes.  Helps them to grow and stay healthy.

Finding parking spaces or moving traffic along:   I use Reiki for this a lot and it  works when needed.

Objects:   Yes, especially mechanical ones... machines being fixed, cars, drains,

Food:   Bless and energize your food with Reiki.  Some people have reported knowing which foods they are allergic to or which has food poisoning in it.

Clearing /Cleansing your house:   Protecting your space if you are an energy healer or if you live or work with toxic people.

Crisis Situations:   Excellent use of your time and energy.  I send to crisis events while watching them unfold on the news.  Send to earth situations, global crises, the Earth, favorite causes.

Abundance: In all areas of your life. 

Creativity and special projects: Send Reiki to your creative and intellectual pursuits and watch the blocks dissipate while inspiration increases.

Crystals:   Use Reiki to clear and set intentions for crystals for use in healing and energy work. 

Achieving goals or breaking habits:   Write down on a piece of paper what it is you wish to accomplish.  Hold it between your hands and send Reiki to it.   See Reiki 2 for sending Reiki in a more powerful manner by including the distant sending symbol.

As you can see, the possibilities are endless!

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkThe Reiki Treatment:

Some reasons people have Reiki treatments:

 To increase energy levels
 To improve health challenges
 To reduce stress
 To help during times of major change
 To give comfort in times of bereavement
 To accelerate the healing process after surgery
 To accelerate emotional healing 
 As a method of preventative health care
 For pain relief
 For "youthing" cells and DNA  
 To overcome fears


Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkWorking With Reiki Guides :  Does Reiki involve working with Guides, Spirits, Angels, Reiki Masters, and other discarnate beings? Yes and no. No, you do not have to believe in Reiki Guides or any other 'heavenly beings' in order to do Reiki.  You do not have to say a prayer beforehand or cleanse the room to protect yourself.

It can be as simple as taking a quick breath, rubbing your hands together for a moment to put your consciousness in your hands, intend for the healing energies to come and voila!  You are doing Reiki.

On the other hand, more people than not, including those who claim no religious background of any kind, often state that they feel, see, or otherwise intuit the presence of Beings in the room.  Oftentimes, the client will report (and I have had this experience many times) that they feel the presence of one or more sets of hands on them while someone is doing Reiki.  Your client might report that their Mother or an Angel appeared to them or that they got a message while getting a treatment.

Most times it is the Reiki practitioner who begins to sense the Presence of Others who come to help with the healing.  This is more pronounced when you begin your practice by consciously calling in Reiki Guides and Higher Energies of love and light, angels and archangels, or others. 

Most times, even when practitioners are not of the corresponding faith, many Reiki practitioners feel the presence of Jesus, Mary, Kuan Kin,  the Chinese Goddess of Compassion, Shiva,  St. Germaine,  Archangels Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, and various Bodhisattvas.

Reiki, Reiki Healing, Reiki Training, Distance Healing and Energy WorkWill Reiki give me psychic or channeling powers?   Not necessarily,  but many do report a heightening of their particular higher order gifts.  These gifts include clairvoyance (clear seeing), clairaudience (clear hearing), a heightened sense of smell or taste, and clairsentience (clear feeling), which usually brings an intuitive understanding, rightness, understanding, or disparate things coming together to make sense on a higher level.

Those who are clairvoyant report seeing the room filled with Guides; clairaudients report hearing tones or messages; the majority of healers are clairsentient which is a more subtle, less glamorous gift but one that most easily incorporates into the healing experience for the client.   If you wish, call upon the Guides, reach out for their presence, and enjoy.

Classes are regularly offered in the Portland area (see belowMany describe Reiki as a gentle warmth permeating an area, feelings of release, and love. Reiki Healing is a "hands-on" healing technique or a distance healing alternative.  Reiki is a Japanese word which translates to "spiritually guided life force energy".  Through this simple method of healing, you are able to feel this healing energy yourself or send it to others.  For more on the origins of Reiki, click here.    

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