A Simple Explanation of Reiki
Explaining Reiki and how it works in a simple and understandable way
 

Recently I was asked to come up with a simple explanation of how Reiki works and this little analogy came to mind.  Reiki is a simple technique to relieve stress and pain and promote wellness. It promotes the flow of energy in the human body which in turns allows the body to function in a more holistic manner.

To demystify this concept let’s look at a carburetor in a car and then relate it to energy work and Reiki. The goal of a carburetor is to mix just the right amount of gasoline with air so that the engine runs properly. If there is not enough fuel mixed with the air, the engine "runs lean" and either will not run or potentially damages the engine. If there is too much fuel mixed with the air, the engine "runs rich" and either will not run (it floods), runs very smoky, runs poorly (bogs down, stalls easily), or at the very least wastes fuel. The carburetor is in charge of getting the mixture just right.

By the same token, when energy flow in the human body is not moving, stuck, or in some way hampered, the entire body will run poorly. Symptoms of this vary, but some of the more common symptoms may include decreased energy levels, lack of mental clarity, emotional distress, and physical pain and or illness. The goal of a Reiki Master Practitioner is to ensure the proper “mix” or flow of energy which will then promote wellness and allow the body to heal itself.

One might ask how a Reiki Practitioner influences the flow of energy. When a carburetor is plugged up the technician will remove or clean the ducts then replace it in the car. An energy worker obviously cannot remove physical parts and then replace them. What an energy worker does is to lay their hands on a client. A Reiki Practitioner can feel the ebb and flow of energy through their hands the same way that a technician can diagnose the ebb and flow of air through a carburetor. Once the Practitioner feels the flow or lack thereof of this energy, they are able to move it with certain techniques taught to them among which is intent, breath control, and as well mental images to focus on. Through this technique they then balance the energetic system.

Benefits of Reiki may include:

• Increased Energy Levels
• Increased Mental Clarity
• Personal Ability to Grow
• A Sense of Calm or Balance
• Emotional Healing & Stability
• Clearing & Balancing of Chakras
• Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain
• Boosts & Strengthens the Immune System
• Compliments & Supports
• Conservative Medical Treatment
• Helps to Deal with Suppressed or
• Blocked Emotions & Feelings
• Reduces Stress, Tension, Anxiety, & General Emotional Distress

About the Author:
Robin Little feather Hannon - Abiding Reiki
Robin Littlefeather Hannon is a Reiki Master Practitioner and Teacher in Frederick Maryland. In January 2005 she received her Master in several modalities. In order to keep up with my Reiki education and practice she is involved in ongoing Reiki educational classes and clinics. She is a certified Sekem-Seichim Reiki Master, Usui Master, Usui Okuiden Shoden Shinpiden Master, Gendai Master, Lightarian™ Reiki and Karuna® Reiki Master.


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