“Rei” Universal or Cosmic, and “Ki” Life Force Energy, also known as “Chi”

Reiki is an ancient practice of laying-on-of-hands that was rediscovered and put into a teachable form by Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800’s. It is a system of healing based on channeling energy from the Universe through a practitioner to be accessed in-person or long distance. The practitioner is merely the vessel through which the divine energy flows while the recipient and the higher consciousness of the energy determine the direction, location and amount of energy and that is needed.

Reiki releases, cleanses, detoxifies and replenishes as it creates and restores a healthy flow of energy between the chakras. Chakra is a Sanskrit word for spinning wheel or vortex. People and animals have at least seven major chakras which receive, assimilate and transmit life energies. The chakras are the network through which the body, mind and spirit act as a whole system. Each chakra relates to a gland in the endocrine system, is associated with at least one organ and specific bodily functions. Certain colors, emotional themes, and beliefs correspond with each chakra as well.

Reiki is safe, non-invasive and works well with other treatments. It even has the capacity to be directed into the past and future and is not dependent on any belief system. It is one of the few modalities that is not only easy to do on self but also encouraged. There is nothing like the gentle comfort of loving Reiki touches whether in-person or long distance. It is a great foundational tool for practitioners of all types of psychic and healing work and is like home base for me.

Animals Love Reiki!

energy-healing-pets-reikiAnimals are much more receptive to energy work and intuitive communication than people. In fact, many animals become Reiki junkies, they can sense when the energy healing has started and will move closer to the source and show you what part of their body needs it the most. They will usually lick, chew, yawn or sigh when they are experiencing a shift. Sometimes their stomach will gurgle too.

Most animals, especially cats, see the energy. You may notice their pupils dilate or observe them looking upwards and around the room as if they are tracking a fly. Cats are so sensitive they may prefer to experience the energy from several feet away rather than hands-on.Most dogs and horses like to feel the touch of the energy. Horses soak it up like a sponge and usually require longer sessions than small animals due to the size of their body and the additional rider component.

Set up a Session. Although it is not necessary, I prefer to use a photo of the person or animal during the session if possible.

Host a Reiki Healing Party. Would you like to host a Reiki Energy Healing party? You and your friends will receive information about Reiki, an oracle card message and a 10-15 minute session for $35 per person. In-person for the Bay Area and other west coast cities as travel allows. Available for all areas through Skype.

Take a Reiki class. Marla teaches Reiki Levels 1 & 2 in line with the traditional Usui System of Natural Healing. The Reiki healing ability is delivered to students through a series of attunements that reorganize the body’s energy to adapt to the higher frequencies. For some, Reiki will become a way of life. Once attuned to carry Reiki, the healing energy will always be available to the practitioner regardless of the amount of time that passes in between each use. 

Reiki energy healing is an ancient practice, however it’s modern form was reintroduced by Dr. Mikao Usui, who in the late 1800’s set out on a spiritual quest. He visited Buddhist Temples, researched the healing hands of Jesus and studied Sanskrit texts. While not dependent on any religious belief, the Reiki path was founded on these five principles:

Just for today, do not anger
Just for today, do not worry
Honor your teachers, parents, and elders  
Earn your living honestly
Show gratitude to all living things

Once attuned to Reiki, you will carry the energy for life, even if you do not use it. However, I strongly recommend doing Reiki on yourself every day for a month after the class to integrate the energy into your life joyfully and gently. Then use it as needed for daily life maintenance, to release stress, and to help facilitate the creation process.