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The Magical Essence of Reiki Symbols

So much already is being said about the symbols within the system of Reiki that we might wonder, what else is there to say? Whole books have been written about them and yet… The essence of the symbols is so simple that we could express it in one or two sentences, so simple that we often overlook it. We get carried away with all sorts of interpretations, like that the symbols are magic tools which all by themselves have energy like a magic sword. There is a wonderful Japanese tale about a sword master who heard about a Tengu – a mythical creature who resided in a deep remote...

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Is Reiki Really Effective for Diabetes

Is Reiki Really Effective for Diabetes

Diabetes is a common but serious illness that affects millions of people throughout the world. In fact, according to the World Health Organization, approximately 422 million people on the planet were suffering from diabetes in 2014, and the number is increasing every year. A number of treatments exist for diabetes, but the condition continues to cause problems for people everywhere, often worsening over time. Fortunately, recent research has shown that Reiki may be beneficial to individuals struggling this condition. What is Diabetes?  Diabetes is a condition that occurs when the pancreas...

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Blending Reiki and Islam for Peace and Tranquility

Blending Reiki and Islam for Peace and Tranquility

Blending Reiki and Islam for Peace and Tranquility If you practice Islam, your religion is undoubtedly important to you, and may be fundamental in the way you live your life. You may have also heard some great things about Reiki, as well, but you don’t want to do anything that would be against your religious beliefs. Fortunately, Reiki and Islam are completely compatible with one another. They are both very spiritual in nature, and they value peace and feelings of harmony. Reiki isn’t a Religion It’s important to remember that Reiki isn’t a religion. It’s a...

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Reiki and the Death Experience

Reiki and the Death Experience

Reiki and the Death Experience: A Comforting Journey Everyone knew she was dying and that it would happen soon. She being Maria, the mother-in-law of a friend of my mother’s. I hadn’t had my Reiki II but for a few short weeks and I asked my mother if the family would allow me to do Reiki on their mom. It took a little while before they said yes but in the end I was allowed to visit with her. She was actively dying of cancer, her belly was bloated, she couldn’t relieve herself and water was seeping through the skin of her legs. She was hanging on for dear life to her physical body because her...

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Reiki for Depression

Reiki for Depression

According to the World Health Organization, depression affects approximately 400 million people around the world. When it isn’t properly treated, this condition reduces quality of life for sufferers and can lead to a number of serious consequences. Many different treatments exist for depression. However, regardless of the treatment methods chosen, patients dealing with the symptoms of depression may experience benefit from participating in Reiki sessions in conjunction with their professional treatment programs and methods. The Dangers of Depression Depression is a common condition...

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How Can Reiki Help Your Nursing Practice ?

How Can Reiki Help Your Nursing Practice ?

How Can Reiki Help Your Nursing Practice? As an integrative practice, Reiki focuses on the client, not a specific illness. Reiki and Nursing go hand in hand because Reiki can help a patient become more receptive to traditional medical treatment. Reiki by itself often helps a patient not ready for a specific therapy to become calmer, more accepting, and better prepared. What Exactly is Reiki? Reiki is a non-invasive energy therapy with Japanese origins. Its practice balances the body’s biofield and boosts the body’s capability to heal itself.  During a Reiki session, energy flows through a...

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The Benefits of Reiki for Seniors

The Benefits of Reiki for Seniors

The Benefits of Reiki for Seniors: Caring for Our Aging Parents and Elders Many seniors struggle with age-related discomforts that can significantly reduce the quality of life. Arthritis brings pain and stiffness to joints, injuries and surgeries can be slow to heal, and everyday life as a senior can be incredibly stressful. Fortunately, Reiki helps alleviate many of these discomforts associated with senior life. Millions of people of all ages have enjoyed the benefits of Reiki, finding relief from pain, anxiety, indigestion, and insomnia that can lessen the quality of life. Sadly, many...

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Why Reiki and Healthy Living Are Inseparable

Why Reiki and Healthy Living Are Inseparable

Ask anyone who has heard about Reiki to use one phrase to describe it. Chances are, they’ll mention a process to heal an existing condition a bit out of balance. This natural healing art has worldwide recipients who have experienced first-hand how it directs energy to the recipient to help restore balance and potentially assist in healing physical and emotional problems. However, Reiki is also a tool for maintaining a healthy state once attained. Reiki and healthy living are inseparable when it comes to wellness. There are at least five ways in which Reiki is important in self-care and...

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Judaism and Reiki: Are they compatible?

Judaism and Reiki: Are they compatible?

Yes, You Really Can Embrace Both Judaism and Reiki If you practice Judaism but you’ve been hearing plenty of good things about the value of Reiki for peace and good health, you may have some questions about whether Reiki is compatible with your religion. You’ll be glad to know that, yes, you can certainly become involved with Reiki if you’re part of the Jewish faith, without any religious or moral conflict. Reiki is considered spiritual in nature, but it is most definitely not a religion, or part of a religion, so you won’t have to worry about any problems with...

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Reiki for Horses, The Benefits of Equine Reiki

Reiki for Horses, The Benefits of Equine Reiki

The Benefits of Reiki for Horses Horse lovers readily agree that what’s good for a horse is usually also good for the owner. This is definitely true when considering the benefits of Reiki for horses. This gentle and non-intrusive therapy traces its modern origins to human patients in Japan. Today it’s growing in popularity as a healing tool that can benefit horses physically, emotionally and mentally. The Nature of Reiki Reiki is a holistic system of energy healing. Practitioners connect with healing energy in the universe and channel it through their hands. Once limited to primarily healing...

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Exploring Mikao Usui Reiki Teachings Part I

Exploring Mikao Usui Reiki Teachings Part I

“Everything in the Universe possesses Reiki without any exception.” – – Note from a student of Usui-san * Many people claim to be in the direct lineage of Usui-san and that they are teaching the “true” teachings of Mikao Usui. But is this possible? This is an interesting question since it is said that Mikao Usui taught different students different things depending on their spiritual progress. “Usui Sensei had no standard curriculum, and the length of time of the training depended on the spiritual progress of each student. It is said that he gave one-on-one lectures mainly on the...

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Reiki and Acupuncture: Friendly Cousins

Reiki and Acupuncture: Friendly Cousins

Thanks to Einstein, we know that there are only two kinds of things in the world: energy, and things that can become energy. But what is energy? We might call it an intangible essence, a spark of activity that cannot be created, destroyed, or easily defined. The iconic choreographer Martha Graham expressed it eloquently: “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be...

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How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients

How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients

How Reiki Helps Cancer Patients Reiki, a stress reduction and relaxation technique, has become a subject of curiosity for cancer patients everywhere. Studies and anecdotal evidence has shown that, in addition to promoting relaxation among patients, Reiki can also be used to encourage healing and provide other benefits. In fact, some studies have even explored the effect of Reiki on patients who are undergoing cancer treatment concurrently. These studies have found that, although Reiki is not a substitute for other cancer treatments, it may enhance these treatments and offer a number of...

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Reiki Healing: A Personal Experience

Reiki Healing: A Personal Experience

Reiki Perspectives: My Journey to and with Reiki Quite often I am asked “What is Reiki?” The answer is simple yet quite complex. The word Reiki means Universal Life Force or Energy.  It’s the word “energy” that is most interesting, simple and complex. When we are tired we often say, “I have no energy left, I’m worn out.” This of course, is not exactly true. Our bodies and the entire universe are made up of energy. To take it to the simplest form look at the atom; this tiny microscopic “thing” is so powerful that when scientists found out how to split it, the atom bomb was created. It is not...

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Should You Add Reiki to Your Massage Practice ?

Should You Add Reiki to Your Massage Practice ?

Grow Your Massage Practice with Reiki As a massage therapist, you’re attuned to natural healing. You might be curious about using additional natural methods in your practice. Reiki, either incorporated in a massage session or offered by itself, is the perfect companion to massage. What is Reiki? The purpose of Reiki is to help a client become more whole through healing. This non-invasive energy therapy seeks to balance the body’s energy level and increase its ability to heal itself. It’s possible to administer Reiki several ways. Energy can flow through the hands of a practitioner and...

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All About Reiki

All About Reiki

What is Reiki? What is Reiki? It’s a commonly asked question with an answer that is both simple and complex. In short, Reiki is a technique to promote relaxation and reduce stress. It originated or, more correctly, was rediscoverd in Japan, but now has become popular in Western countries and throughout the world. Learning all about Reiki will give you insight into this form of healing, which involves life force energy and is connected to a Higher Power and the transcendental energy that flows through all people. What Reiki Practitioners Do Reiki practitioners draw on this higher...

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Starting a Reiki Practice

Starting a Reiki Practice

Whether you are starting a Reiki practice solely to provide Reiki healing to clients or patients in need or if you intend to offer Reiki training courses to teach others how to provide Reiki treatments, starting a Reiki business allows you to offer this complementary therapy to a larger number of people. Starting a Reiki practice may also be income-producing – there is a growing demand for this safe and effective approach to holistic healing. Starting a Reiki Practice Starting a Reiki practice, as with opening any other type of business, requires foresight and planning. The healing begins...

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5 Tips for Starting a Reiki Business

5 Tips for Starting a Reiki Business

5 Tips for Starting a Reiki Business If there’s a common thread among Reiki practitioners, it’s the desire to help others. Developing your Reiki practice sounds like an exciting way to do that, but how do you start, then watch it grow? These five tips will help. 1. Determine Your Goals This doesn’t require a spreadsheet. Even an index card will do to begin. Choose a clear goal, meaning numbers and dates. It could be the number of weekly clients you want to have by a specified number of months. Developing a successful practice requires continual planning and updating goals. Use Reiki to help...

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Reiki for Stroke Victims

Reiki for Stroke Victims

Could Reiki Help Stroke Victims Stroke Statistics “Every year, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke. Nearly six million die and another five million are left permanently disabled. Stroke is the second leading cause of disability, after dementia.  Disability may include loss of vision and / or speech, paralysis and confusion. Globally, stroke is the second leading cause of death above the age of 60 years, and the fifth leading cause of death in people aged 15 to 59 years old.” according to the World Heart Federation. Adding Reiki to the Stroke Recovery Rehabilitation Process When a...

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Reiki for Infants and Babies

Reiki for Infants and Babies

Opening up your Practice by offering Reiki for Infants and Babies Do you provide care for families with a newborn or infant? Consider opening your Reiki practice to infants and babies. The calming effect of Reiki is great for all infants and babies, but especially for preemies and newborns with special needs. Calming Colic and Providing Restful Sleep Every newborn is unique and special. Even after just a week of life, some babies show early signs of stress, such as fussiness or colic. While infant stress may seem harmless at first glance, continuous anxiety at such a young age may create...

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