When someone agrees to get onto a reiki table, for whatever reason, they are saying ‘yes’ to their spirit. Sometimes they don’t even know why they feel called to the table, but they come for the experience anyway. Reiki is a Japanese word for that which we are; universal energy in motion. It is by far the most recognised word in the energy-work community (as it went mainstream) but energy isn’t exclusive to one culture. Reiki in itself is a practice and a spiritual path that are never separate. But, for the purposes of my thoughts this morning, I’m just referring to the practice of shifting energy and not the complex system of learning that integrates body and energy; or its long history. Having a session, at its root, is about the alignment of universal energy within a person’s experience. It’s about movement. Agreeing to get on a practitioners table is the first step in taking responsibility for how you feel as an embodied spirit.
We are meant to ebb and flow as spiritual beings, we are not meant to clamp and hold on. But we do, we clamp down on anger, worry, and fear. We forget to be truthful and allowing with ourselves and others. Any manner of experience will cause us to pinch off from our natural alignment, and sometimes things get stuck in us. We collect ideas, thoughts and emotions like static cling. If we don’t learn how to balance ourselves, our natural energy can leak out, leaving us depleted and open to dis-ease.
Where in your life are you feeling stuck, lost, unsure? Where in your body are you experiencing anything other than balance? Where does the block come from? Learning to be truthful with yourself is a practice, one that can be aided by having a Reiki Practitioner hold space for your discovery.
I believe that everyone who asks to work with energy (as a receiver or practitioner) is being Soul Directed to move deeper into alignment with their Source.
I have a group of people that rotate through my Reiki Room when they know they need to shift their vibration. They range from friends to family members, each having their own unique reasons for coming into my sacred space and opening up to flow. Sometimes they come in knowing what they want to work on, and sometimes they just know it’s been awhile and they need to surrender to a higher energy.
Every once in awhile I get a new client, they are there for curiosity sake and have no idea what they are asking for. Before we begin they are always curious about what happens in a Reiki Session. And I always say, “Come and have your own experience. Each session is different and at the very least you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed at the end.”
The fun part (for me) is that ‘weird’ things happen when people relax long enough to listen. Not much is actually weird for me any longer, but its a good description of the process. Memories surface to be addressed; they aren’t always from this dimension. Buried emotions get released, awareness heightens and information gets exchanged in a plethora of ways. Some people report feeling relaxed, like receiving the benefits of massage. Others see colour and visions while being worked on, or experience warmth and tingling that feels comforting.
In the end, what happens on the Reiki table is that a person feels supported and its why they return for more.