Why do you make time to receive Reiki? Do you want to feel better? Do you value ongoing self-care? And what is an imbalance?

Reiki and anxietyAn imbalance is a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual condition that’s stopping you from operating to your fullest potential. It may be a reoccurring pattern, or a one-off experience. Either way, it’s letting you know that something isn’t quite right and you need extra support. Receiving Reiki helps you to embrace your imbalance and restore harmony.

Anxiety, stress, mild depression, sadness, physical injury and illness are common reasons for needing extra care. During these times receiving Reiki is helpful, (learning Reiki is even better because you are able to practice on yourself), because Reiki balances your central nervous system and you feel more peaceful. You may fall asleep when you receive Reiki. If you do fall asleep during your session it’s because you’re deeply relaxed and holistic healing and recovery is taking place.

As well as the healing and recovery response that occurs with Reiki treatment, four main things happen.

1. Reiki sessions help you to fully acknowledge that you need to restore harmony.

You make time to receive Reiki knowing that something isn’t quite right and you need extra support. Similar to receiving a massage, once a practitioner starts touching you realise that you’re sorer or tighter than what you thought you were. During your Reiki treatment, you may be more aware of why you made time for a session. This insight is helpful. It enables you to fully recognise that there’s an imbalance. Once you recognise it you can start to take gentle steps, with my help or on your own, to restore harmony.

2. Reiki helps you be gentle with your current experience.

Rather than berating yourself that you are going through something unpleasant you begin to view it as a gift. You recognise that it’s normal and acceptable to have your experience. It’s normal to be sad after a loved one passes away, it’s normal to be worried if you’re having challenges conceiving, it’s normal to be sad after a relationship ends, it’s normal to be resentful or anxious if you are over stretched personally and/or professionally, it’s normal for your body to be tight and sore at certain times. Your imbalance is letting you know that something isn’t quite right. Once you’re gentle with yourself and accept your imbalance it lessens in intensity.

3. Reiki helps you recognise that your imbalance in an opportunity for self-care

Emotional, mental and physical imbalances often remind us that we need to take better of ourselves. When we practice good self-care we have more energy for others and ourselves. If you are a natural giver or you put the needs of others before your own, then self-care is an ongoing practice. Self-care can take different forms. Of course I always recommend self-Reiki, or receiving Reiki, as the first step to regain balance, but there are other techniques you can do during the day to help you feel better. Deep breathing exercises, healthier dietary choices, increasing exercise, seeking further allied health or perhaps medical care are all viable options for helping you to regain optimum health.

4. Reiki helps you to accept your imbalance and restores harmony

Because Reiki induces the relaxation response and promotes healing and recovery instead of your imbalance being a 10/10, it gradually reduces to a 6/10, then a 4/10, then a 2/10. Receiving Reiki or practicing Reiki softens your experience. Like waves that get smaller when they come to shore, Reiki makes your experience gentler and you gentler toward it. Reiki lessens the intensity of your imbalance. Rather than it being like a tidal wave of discomfort, it becomes a smaller wave that’s easier to overcome. At times it may swell again, and that’s when you know that you need to receive a treatment or take steps to restore balance.

Reiki returns you to harmony spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically, and allows you to accept your current experience, as part of what makes you who you are.


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Please note – Reiki compliments other support you may be receiving.


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