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The Heart of Reiki

Reiki literally translated means ‘Universal Life Energy'.  A method of drawing concentrated life force energy and radiating it.  Reiki is the non-physical force that flows through all living things and animates them. Lifeforce plays an important role in everything we do.  It enlivens the body as well as the emotions, thoughts, and spirit.  The knowledge that unseen life energy flows through all living things, and is connected with healing, has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times.  This energy was measured and can be seen in Kirlian photography.  The wisdom is also the ground for such theories as Quantum Physics.  Modern science gives us the understandings of this life energy. 


We are alive thanks to a life force, which flows through us and from us.  This life force flows within the physical body through pathways called Chakras and Meridians.  It also flows around us in a field of energy called the Aura.  Lifeforce nourishes the organs and the cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions.  When this flow of life force is disrupted, it interrupts the functions of one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body. 


Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy.  It raises the vibrations of the energy field in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This breaks the negative energy.  In doing so, Reiki clears, heals and balances the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. 


Reiki can feel like a wonderful glowing radiant energy that flows through you and surrounds you.  Sometimes a release of emotions can occur; a few tears, there may be a laugh of relief or tingling in the hands and feet, a rumbling tummy as the energy flows through the system or sleep just takes over!  A healing response can occur in days or weeks following a session.  A healing response is a healthy sign that the toxins in the body are being released.  With the release of toxins, there may be slight side effects.  It is possible that ‘old' conditions may re-emerge as Reiki works to bring them to a point of release. 


It is important to remember that Reiki can never harm.  Each person draws exactly what they need at the time.  We cannot direct Reiki to a specific condition.

Our Resident Reiki Practitioners here at The Heart of Holistic Health, based in Ongar, are: 


Reiki Master/Teacher/Pracitioners - Jenni Shawyer, Celia Leslie, Julie Black, and Amanda McGregor.

Reiki Practitioners - Marie McCaver; Nikki Mumby; and Rushna Reid.

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