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Is Reiki a Religion?

Is Reiki a Religion?

Is Reiki a Religion? One question some people may ask when they first encounter Reiki is whether it’s a religion, although it is not. But looking at its important role as part of a spiritual path, it’s easy to understand why. Exactly What is Reiki? The name Reiki comes from the Japanese Rei, which means God’s Wisdom or Higher Power, and Ki, which is spirit or life force. Reiki is an enlightenment system practiced through sessions that typically last 60 to 90 minutes. It’s easy to learn with advancing levels of courses beginning with Reiki One. Individuals experience Reiki benefits through...

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Reiki and the Chakras: a Gateway for Opening Spiritual Gifts

Reiki and the Chakras: a Gateway for Opening Spiritual Gifts

Reiki as a Gateway for Opening Spiritual Gifts   The Attunement Process Reiki is a powerful tool that can open your spiritual gifts or speed up the journey.  All Reiki Practitioners, no matter what level they are, have gone through an attunement process.  This attunement opens the crown chakra, the heart chakra, and the chakras located within the palms.  The practitioner is also provided with ancient healing symbols. These symbols work to activate energy shifts within and around us while manifesting profound healing for the self and other people, situations, or things. Chakras and...

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FREE SHIPPING for Reiki Diplomas – Certificates

FREE SHIPPING for Reiki Diplomas – Certificates

Attention Professional Members of IARP! Enjoy Special Savings just for You! Now when you join IARP or renew your IARP membership, you can get free shipping when you add 25 Reiki Certificates/Diplomas to your cart at the same time. Everyone raves about the beautiful and handsome IARP official Reiki certificate diplomas for their students. And you will too! Join here or Renew your Professional IARP Membership and don’t forget to add 25 Reiki Certificates/Diplomas to your cart during the checkout process. How to take advantage of this free shipping offer: When you join or renew with...

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Joyful Relationships

Joyful Relationships

All relationships can be pleasurable when we know how to generate happiness regardless of what others say and do. Love and prosperity are self-generated because we are love and prosperity. Because we are love, we do not and cannot get love from anyone, but when we are around people who like us, it is easier to be ourselves (which is love). Once we are Self-realized, we are in a constant state of love. We are being ourselves under any and all circumstances even when others dislike or disapprove of us. Approval Addiction The main problem in relationships is the belief that we must have the...

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How to Manage and Revitalize Your Personal Energy

How to Manage and Revitalize Your Personal Energy

Energy, Health, and Conscious Living The 21st Century Energy Crisis One of the major health issues affecting people today is lack of energy. The energy crisis we are currently facing is not limited to our environment and the planet we live on. The crisis extends to each one of us, and the bodies we live in. More and more people suffer from stress related illnesses. In fact research suggests that as many as 80-85% of all disease and illness is caused by stress.1 The technological age that promised extended free time and increased leisure is draining us energetically. Work pressures,...

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Psychotherapeutic Reiki for Mind and Body

Psychotherapeutic Reiki for Mind and Body

At the heart of this approach is the position that psychological symptoms and conditions are organized and maintained by ki (subtle energy) in the human energy field and are stored and carried in the physical body. Traditional psychotherapeutic approaches do not address subtle energy and they tend to downplay or ignore the role the body plays in symptom formation. Traditional approaches do not seek to treat the energy blocks that underlie the effects of negative conditioning, stress and trauma nor do they do enough to promote awareness of a symptom’s interconnected parts: energetic, mental,...

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Reiki Moves into Hospice and Home Health Care Spheres

Reiki Moves into Hospice and Home Health Care Spheres

According to a 2012 report from the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an estimated 1.65 million patients received service from hospice in 2011. In a 2004 report, the Centers for Disease Control estimated that nearly 1.4 million people were using home health care services. Couple these statistics, and the sheer numbers of people who fall under these two categories of treatment becomes clear: millions of patients each year choose at-home therapies, be it a hospice home or a personal one. Reiki and Palliative Care Beyond the patients, home care and hospice scenarios can affect...

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Finding Your Power – 
Laying the Seeds for an Unshakable Foundation

Finding Your Power – 
Laying the Seeds for an Unshakable Foundation

The journey of finding your power, when taken in earnest, changes you from the inside out.  It changes all that you say, do, think and feel about yourself, your relationships and life’s circumstances.  At first blush, the concept may sound a little foreign.  But, once you commence the journey to discover your true essence, your power, you can never go back . . . and, you’ll never want to. Several years ago, a series of events in my life were triggered that lead me on a journey to discover my own power.  It began with a difficult pregnancy followed by a difficult birth and a son who suffered...

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Reiki for Teaching Professionals and Educators

Reiki for Teaching Professionals and Educators

Are you a teacher of K-12? Can Reiki assist you in preparing yourself for your classes and in creating a level of calmness and harmony in the classroom?  We say, “Yes!” Like many people, you may teach during the week and provide Reiki sessions or classes on the weekends and in your time-off from your regular occupation. As an educator or teaching professional you have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a beautiful difference in the lives of our next generation. As a Reiki professional, you also have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference on a divine and...

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Thoughts on Teaching Reiki

Thoughts on Teaching Reiki

I have been teaching Reiki since 2006. Over the years I have found myself repeating certain phrases during my classes. I tell my students that if they remember anything from their class to remember these things: Reiki is the Teacher Trust your intuition Intention is everything Keep your ego and personality out of it I’ve said these things so many times in class that I’ve added them to my handouts. And I think I’m going to add – Let Reiki humble you. I’d like to share these ideas with you. Maybe they will resonate with you and you can use them in your class. Maybe you have some words of...

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How to Create a Successful Holistic Health Practice

How to Create a Successful Holistic Health Practice

Inner Factors for Creating a Successful Holistic Health Practice Becoming successful in any field or endeavor does not happen by luck. Hard work and determination might be where some people would begin. However, there are several inner key factors that set apart those who create successful massage and bodywork practices. When you look at someone with a successful practice, his or her secrets are not always on the surface. A lot of their success-making factors cannot be seen because their winning combination starts within. First: What is Your Inner Vision? The first key to having a successful...

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Clearing Your Space with Reiki

Clearing Your Space with Reiki

Applying Reiki Energy to Your Space The energy that moves through you in a Reiki session can be applied to the space you live in and work in as well, with great beneficial effect. In fact, the Reiki you do on yourself and on others will be enhanced if the space you work in is also clear. Stuck or sticky feelings in a space can come from the residue of past experiences which can leave a heaviness behind. Energy lines from the earth’s natural fields can affect a space’s sense of balance.1 Space Clearing for Comfort Some of these sources of discomfort are perceptible with electronic devices,...

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A New Look at the Five Reiki Principles

A New Look at the Five Reiki Principles

The Five Reiki Principles For the past months, I’ve been practicing Hatsurei-Ho, a Japanese Reiki meditation technique which incorporates the reciting of the 5 Reiki Principles.  What struck me a few weeks into this practice was the feeling I got from the words that make up the 5 Principles; that a “stern someone” was standing over me telling me what to do as well as what not to do. The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness It has been 25 years since these principles were first told to me in my Reiki 1 class and while I worked with these principles early on, my personal work with them has become...

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How Reiki Changes Your Life

How Reiki Changes Your Life

Reiki Changes Your Life with Love Reiki profoundly changes your life. Not only have I experienced the wonderful events brought on by the unconditional love of the universe in myself, but I have witnessed it in others too. No one will deny the humbling power of the universal energy that celebrates our connection to everything around us, however too often we impose crippling restrictions and limitations onto ourselves due to our fears; of failure, abandonment, pain or even success. Reiki can diminish and destroy these fears. It can highlight our connection and our love to ourselves, our planet...

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Recharging Your Compassionate Heart

Recharging Your Compassionate Heart

Are you someone who cares about other people?  Are you among the first to notice if someone is upset?  Do you like to help those in need around you? Are you someone who often thinks of other’s needs before your own? Healthy Connections and Healthy Boundaries If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you are probably a person with a lot of empathy. When you are someone who has a lot of empathy it can sometimes be difficult to learn how to have both healthy connections and healthy boundaries. Yet, both are required in order to enjoy your life and not burn out as a caring, empathic...

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Reiki…Ten Useful Applications of Reiki Healing to Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

Reiki…Ten Useful Applications of Reiki Healing to Improve Your Personal and Professional Life

About Reiki and the Concept of  Life Force Energy Reiki is the Japanese name for Universal Life Energy, the source of vitality and the very ‘life force’ that keeps us alive and healthy. Therefore, the fundamental importance of Reiki in life, being critical to our existence, cannot be over-emphasized. Yet, to many the concept of this life force energy remains vague; as incredible as it is, to some it could even seem ‘too good to be true’! Not to mention, understanding the abstract spiritual nature of the healing energy requires a different perspective beyond the realm of the five sense...

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Reiki at the End of Life

Reiki at the End of Life

Exploring Reiki for End-of-Life Care When I was training to be a Reiki Master Teacher, we talked about how hospitals, elder-care facilities, and hospice programs continue to adopt Reiki in what is a growing and wide-spread trend. We explored Reiki as part of the death and dying process and how it could be healing for all involved in the end-of-life experience. At the time I did not know how profound that learning would be. Reiki and the Gift of Connection My first transformative experience with death came as I shared the last three months of my mother’s life. During this time, I was able to...

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Telling a Happier Story

Telling a Happier Story

Telling a Happier Story: Reach for positive feelings before you speak, whether it’s in your head or out loud. Share words of encouragement, hope, empowerment, and love. This core lesson is based on one you learned as a child: “If you don’t have anything nice to say about somebody, don’t say anything at all.” We only have to modify this adage a little so that “somebody” includes yourself and the situations in which you find yourself. The idea is, very simply, to reach for a positive feeling before you speak, whether it’s in your head or out loud. If you can learn to do this one thing, you’ll...

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Reiki in the Clinical Setting

Reiki in the Clinical Setting

Reiki in the Clinical Setting is On The Rise Reiki is increasingly finding its way into institutional settings, from hospitals to hospices, and the push appears to be coming from patients as well as clinical practitioners. “More and more, patients are requesting care beyond what most consider to be traditional health services, and hospitals are responding to the needs of the communities they serve by offering these therapies,” according to researcher Sita Ananth of Health Forum, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association (AHA). “And hospitals are responding to the...

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Why Dr. Oz has Embraced the Healing Powers of Reiki

Why Dr. Oz has Embraced the Healing Powers of Reiki

Dr. Oz and the Healing Power of Reiki Recognized across the US for his approachable bedside manner and extraordinary breadth of medical knowledge, Dr. Mehmet Oz connects people to important health issues on his syndicated television program, “The Dr. Oz Show,” one of the highest-rated daily television programs in the nation. Drawing an average of 4 million viewers a day, Oz’s voice is a strong one in the American health community, and he has spoken loudly and firmly: in addition to traditional medical treatment, Oz has continually touted the benefits of a holistic healthcare approach. One of...

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