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What is Reiki?

What is Reiki and how can it help you

Reiki healing (pronounced Ray-Key).  I will share with you the power and discipline behind it.

What Reiki is, is a totally safe and natural energy healing modality.  It originates from Japan, using the natural universal life force energy that supports all of creation.

The origin of Reiki

Reiki was re-discovered by a Japanese Christian man, Dr Mikao Usui, in the 1800s.  Over the years it has continued, to be passed down, from Reiki Master to student.  This is, done through sacred teachings, healing and attunements.

Although, Reiki is often practiced in the form of ‘hands-on’ treatments, it does extend into distant healing.  This, is how I am able to give you distant healing, no matter where you live.  Distant Reiki is just as effective as being physically present.

Reiki is energy

Therefore, one can relate Reiki to the natural, powerful and loving touch we all use.  Especially, when interacting through a state of unconditional love towards another.  You know, that natural ability within us when we reach-out lovingly to touch a new-born baby; or to comfort our child through touch when they have hurt themselves.  Of course, we empower the touch by saying “let me rub that better for you”.

What about Reiki Masters and Practitioners

Both masters and practitioners, have undergone specific training, teachings, cleansing, self-healing treatments, experiences and attunements.   Purposely, to purify and uplift their energy fields into a positive vibration.  This, enables them to become an open conduit.  During attunements, the Master will pass on sacred symbols, to the student.  The master-ship training is more advanced, beyond practitioner level.  Usually, the training for master level is a full year.  Only Reiki Masters are trained to conduct attunements.  As well as, to teach Reiki.  I have been a Reiki Master since 2003.  You can read more About Tina.

What is the purpose of the symbolsReiki healing with tina cornish

In a treatment, the Reiki Practitioner or Master will use these symbols, where necessary.  As a result, it will positively enhance and uplift your energies.  Positive energy fully supports your body to heal effectively.  The symbols greatly empower the universal life force energy.  Specifically, creating a higher and positive vibration.  It is these symbols, that give Reiki its uniqueness and power.

How do you heal

Firstly, the Reiki Master or Practitioner does not heal you.  In the same way that a doctor or medicine, does not heal you, but rather assists your body to heal.  Reiki experts are purely, trained as open channels.  Therefore, we channel the higher positive energies into your body and energy field.  Your body will absorb the energy and use it, in its own magnificent manner.  It is always, in accordance with your soul.  So, your body and the energy brings about the necessary healing.  It is the energy frequency which shifts and changes your vibe.

Reiki works on all levels of your being.  Therefore, it can help to heal all illnesses or traumas, minor or major.  Spiritual, mental and emotional healing, too.  It can be, and often is, integrated into other healing modalities.  Just as I do.

Your typical Reiki treatment

Usually, a Reiki treatment will last 30 to 60 minutes.  Furthermore, you remain fully clothed, while relaxing on a treatment bed.  The more relaxed you are, the greater the ability of your body to let go and accept these divine energies.  We are trained, to place our hands in particular positions on your body.  These are, aligned with your chakras and flow from top of the head down to feet.  A great advantage is, your entire body is treated in every session.

What are chakras

The chakras are energy vortices emanating out from your physical body into your aura (energy field).  They continually absorb energy, at all times of your life.  And, develop their vibrational signature in cycles of seven year periods. We will intuitively follow our own guidance and can sense where we need to assist in removing energy blockages.  The blockages can be felt, seen, or sensed.  Although, this also depends on the sensitivity and awareness of the person doing the treatment.

What will you experience in Reiki

During the treatment you might experience mild relaxation, or a deeper state such as meditation, even a peaceful sleep.  Energy flows through the Master or Practitioner.  This happens instantly, as our hands touch you body.  Or, within any part of your aura (energy field).  During the transference of energy, you may feel your Master or Practitioner’s hands vibrating.  Including, a flood of warm, tingling sensations.  It is also, quite common for our hand temperature to change from hot to cold, spontaneously.  This is, directly connected to your own unique needs. Throughout life, your chakras and your body are energetically developing as they absorb all your experiences.

What does trauma do?

Firstly, your body does not differentiate between positive and negative experiences.  When energies from traumatic experiences build up, they leave a negative energy imprint within the chakra or a part of your body.  So, over time this can-and often does- develop into illness.  As well as, repeated illnesses.  The negative energy imprint is felt or sensed, in a Reiki treatment.  It also shifts during healing.

What your body does do

During a healing treatment, your body begins to realign itself, with the higher energy.  It lets go of negative, low vibrations.  As well as, traumas.  The energy changes from negative to positive.  In turn, this uplifts your vibration.  While this happens, you may experience tingling of the skin, itchiness, pulling of muscles and slight jerking as your energy re-balances.  However, it often passes quite quickly.

On a mental, emotional and spiritual level

You can experience spontaneous flashes of colour or visualisations, as well as a flood of suppressed memories. This, often triggers a release of emotions.  As a result, opening you to greater awareness and healing.  You can also, become aware of the presence of your own spirit guides.  They are always with you.

After your treatment

Usually, you are given a glass of ‘healing’ water to drink.  This, is water that has been purified and uplifted through Reiki into a higher vibration of energy.  You will also be, encouraged to continue drinking more water within the next 24 hours.  As, this aids absorption of the higher vibrational frequencies into your blood.  It will also, cleanse and release toxins.

Experience and benefits

After a treatment, you can experience an increase in vitality and positive thought patterns.  Reiki provides you with more harmony, serenity, clear thinking and focus. Of course, this can lead to attracting more positive experiences.  As a result, your life shifts with your new vibe.  Regular treatments will increase the strength of your energy field and help to prevent illness.

Reiki is not limited to the healing of humans.  It is also, used in the healing of animals and plants.  Reiki assists all that exists in creation.

What is Reiki good for

Well, in a short answer, it is good for everything in your life.  There are always positive benefits, with profound effects.   One of the greatest advantages, is that Reiki is holistic.  It works on all levels of your existence.  It aims to bring in balance and harmony.  After-all, the body is out of balance when it is ill.   I will cover some of the important reasons you will want to experience Reiki healing.

It can ease physical and emotional pain.  Relieves anxiety and depression.  Combats fatigue.  Aids in deep relaxation.  As a result, you sleep deeper and better.  Clears blockages and obstacles that may be impacting your achievement of success.  It will detox your physical body.  As well as, your emotional body.  This means, you can experience a release of emotions, like crying.  And this, is really good for healing.  It opens you to greater wisdom and knowledge.  Strengthens the connection to your Soul.  As well as, to God (the universe).  It can assist you to spiritually awaken.

Increases mental clarity and focus.  Works to eliminate negative thinking.  Opens your heart to be more compassionate, loving and caring.  Strengthens the immune system.  Aids all of your organs to return to harmony and health.  Speeds up your body’s natural self-healing ability.  It enhances your overall well-being.

Do I need to believe in Reiki to have a treatment?

No.  Reiki is a healing experience.  It is so safe and natural.  The energy works beyond your belief.  In fact, after a treatment, you may very well believe in it.  Because of the fact that, Reiki is safe, there are no disadvantages or side effects.  Every treatment, is in complete alignment with your Soul.  It is done for your highest good.

Important to note

There is no diagnosing or giving of any medicine.  When you have a treatment with me, I often do prescribe something.  This would be, a new positive thought pattern or affirmation.  As a Reiki Master, I am also trained to assist you safely through any emotional, mental, physical or spiritual traumas.  Of course, trauma relates to your individual life experience.  So, not everyone will have traumas surface.  Due to the fact that the Reiki energy is a high frequency, it can speed up the releasing of trauma.  As a result, you can shift through the emotion or thought very fast.  I have even witnessed some of my clients, go from crying, to laughing within minutes.  I have also experienced this during my own healing.

Is Reiki a religion?

No, not at all.  It is a healing practice.  However, we are trained in a strong spiritual foundation.  Our spirituality is, absolutely a vital key to implementing Reiki healing, positively and powerfully.  Personally, I am not religious in any way.  I am very spiritual.  Which is different.  Not to be confused as religious.

Personally, I hate it when people choose to judge other people by a religion.  All religions serve their own higher spiritual purpose.  I believe the world would be a better place, if every human stopped judging each other by their religions.  We all have a choice what to believe in or what religion to follow.  But to confirm, Reiki is definitely not a religion.

In Reiki we do connect to the Christ-lighted energy field.  However, you may find there are a lot of people doing Reiki, that are no longer religious, but rather spiritual.  This is their own personal choice.  Mostly, it is driven by the fact that many people in religions like to judge other people by their religions.   In Reiki, we do not judge.  We respect.  So those Reiki people who have left behind their previous religions, have often discovered how their religion was feeding their judgements with fears.  They then changed their beliefs.

Judgements separate humanity

Unfortunately, these judgement of religions, lead to separation in humanity, rather than unity.  The Christ-lighted energy field (universal life force energy) – is non-judgemental.  It serves everyone, no matter what you believe in, or what religion you follow.

Belief in Evil

It is so unfortunate, that many people who love to judge, think that Reiki is evil.  This is so far from the truth.  This kind of judgement only comes from people who truly do not KNOW of the purity, and divine essence of Reiki.  Often, they are filled with their own fears and beliefs of evil.  Most of these beliefs are taught to them in a religion.

Rest assured, that no matter what religion you follow, Reiki will not interfere with it.  Your beliefs are you own, and we respect that.  You are the only one who can change your beliefs.  Many of my clients have come from various religious backgrounds.  It does not matter, you are respected without judgement.

The discipline of Reiki

Reiki is governed through the discipline of these five principles.  They were originally set in place by Dr Usui.

Five principles of Reiki

  Just for today I will live the attitude of gratitude

  Just for today I will not worry

  Just for today I will not anger

  Just for today I will do my work honestly

  Just for today I will show love and respect for every living thing

reiki masters lineage tina cornishI was trained and attuned by Fay & Michael Jeffery – at The Grange Guild of Reiki Masters in Benoni, South Africa.

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