"Within every human being there are Gods and Goddesses in embryo with only one desire. They want to be born." - Deepak Chopra

A new Reiki Class series started with Reiki level I, on September 8, 2013. Reiki level II is scheduled for Sunday, October 6. To register e-mail Laura@yourlightwithin.com

Reiki is a very popular hands on healing technique, and currently it is offered in over 700 hospitals across the US. In my practice in one of the hospitals in the DC area, I was given feedback such as: “I am more relaxed; now I can sleep; now I can breathe better; I feel loved and nurtured; I feel less pain; I am more calm” and so on. A session could be enough to shift someone’s awareness from a state of distress to a state of allowing their own body to heal.

Reiki is an ancient healing art that can go beyond the physical healing: it can heal old emotional traumas, old thought patters, and even spiritual causes of disease. It can be performed from the distance too, and it works, just as our prayers work, when done from the heart, for people who might be far away.

For the practitioner it’s very rewarding – when the energy flows through me, the Universal Consciousness flows through me. Healing, love and consciousness are ONE.

Becoming a Reiki Master/Teacher is like knowing how to fish, while a Reiki session is like getting one fish. However, sometimes we all need outside help (the one fish). Please click here to listen the to a 10 minutes Reiki Workshop intro

1. What is Reiki and where did Reiki originate?
2. Reiki is Spiritual in nature, but is not a religion
3. Reiki and Christianity
4. The benefits of Reiki on the client
5. The cost of a Reiki Session
6. Benefits of being a Reiki Master
7. Reiki Classes

1. What is Reiki and where did Reiki originate?

Reiki is a laying-on of hands healing technique thousands of years old that assists in physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. It is a simple, effective and powerful method of natural healing that uses the Reiki Symbols.

The word Reiki (pronounced ray-key) comes from two Japanese words - Rei means universal and Ki is the life force - the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Reiki is defined as "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy".

Reiki Symbols - Reiki symbols connect directly to the Universal Consciousness. Whenever a Reiki symbol is used by someone who has Second Degree Reiki, The Universal Consciousness, or Rei, responds by changing the way the Reiki energy functions. The Reiki symbols are like keys opening doors to higher levels of awareness and manifestation. The attunement given by the Reiki Master actually empowers the symbols so that they will fulfill their intended purpose. Without the attunement, the symbols do not seem to do much.

Reiki is thought to have originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice that was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist. He first used Reiki on himself, and then tried it on his family. Since it worked well for various ailments, he decided to share this knowledge with the public at large. He opened the first clinic in Tokyo in 1922.

2. Reiki is Spiritual in nature, but is not a religion.

Whether you are a Christian, a Shaman, a Buddhist, a Muslim, a Wicca, or simply believe that there is a Higher Power out there in the Universe, Reiki with work through you. Because Reiki comes from God, it enables many people to go beyond intellectual concepts and directly experience their own spiritual beliefs, and their connection to The All.

3. Reiki and Christianity

Considering the Miracles that Jesus Christ has performed, we all can agree that He was the most powerful healer on Earth despite ones religious beliefs; Jesus Christ is Divine Love! In His teachings, Jesus doesn't ask us to be healers, nor does he prohibit us from being healers. He just teaches us to learn how to truly love! Isn't it interesting to know that the heart chakra is connected with the palm chakras, and the healing powers are growing in direct proportion with our capacity of love? As we follow Jesus's teachings and open our hearts we all will eventually become healers. It is less important what the healing technique is called. Healing comes from God, it happen ONLY with God's will, and it is Divine LOVE! The practitioner is simply a tool in God's hand, a channel. Jesus said "Follow Me". What He really meant was "Love! BE LOVE!" As Sonia Choquette says in her book, "Diary of a psychic", "The ultimate lesson on Earth is Unconditional Love". Becoming creatures of Unconditional Love, we experience the Heaven in our hearts, in the Now.

4. The benefits of Reiki on the client:

- Reiki re-establishes equilibrium on all levels, loosening up blocked energy and promoting a state of total relaxation.
- Reiki creates an internal shift that begins an emotional, mental, and physical cleansing.
- A Reiki treatment can replenish body energies; restore mental/emotional clarity and focus.
- Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself with additional universal life-force energy.
- Reiki is a wonderful complement to any other healing/medical modality. It will not interfere with medications or other procedures, other than to make them more effective and the patient more comfortable. It speeds up the healing process after surgery.
- Reiki not only works to rid the body and mind of symptoms of disease, it also treats the root cause, treats the spiritual body.

5. The cost of a Reiki Session

- 30 minutes Reiki session - $35
- 60 minutes full Reiki treatment - $65
- 90 minutes full Reiki treatment, including 15-20 minutes complementary Swedish Massage - $95

The session length includes the entire time spent with the client. Upon special request, individual appointments are available in hospitals or at your home, especially for those physically disabled or elderly. There will be a travel surcharge.

6. Benefits of being a Reiki Master:

- As part of the attunement process (21 days for each of the three Reiki levels), your chakras are balanced and aligned to the new vibration; this benefits your general level of well-being as much as the result of many Reiki sessions.

- During the 21 days of the attunement process for Reiki II, you are giving tools to heal your emotional traumas from the past. You will also learn how to practice distant healing, and break time and space barriers.

-At the end of the three Reiki levels, you will have all necessary tools for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing.

- As a Reiki practitioner, you receive a Reiki session every time you give one; you're not depleted, but empowered by giving; you don't give FROM you, but THROUGH you.

- You have a very powerful tool in your own hands, for yourself and your family, that can prevent disease, ease/resolve conflicts, ease health issues till medical care is provided, decrease the intensity of health issues and shortens the healing time

- While practicing on yourself or others, you maintain a strong immune system and your general level of well-being;

- As a Massage Therapist and Reiki Practitioner, you can make a more profound difference for your clients; you can set up combined, longer sessions that will allow you to alternate the massage workout with the Reiki's replenishing and restoring effects.

- You have a sense of high accomplishment, fulfillment and joy; you live in LOVE

- You are in a process of ongoing personal and spiritual development; you raise the level of your psychic abilities, such as intuition, telepathy and clairvoyance

- You're doing sacred work - you partner with Divine Powers; you are always Divinely protected and guided; you have a higher level of connection with God and the non-physical world

- You can, and are called to teach and empower others to do the same.

7. Reiki Classes

Reiki I - the student is taught the first Reiki Symbol; the first attunement allows him/her to facilitate healing at the physical level; the cost is $150

Reiki II - the student is taught the second and third Reiki Symbols; the second attunement allows him/her to facilitate healing at the emotional and mental level; the cost is $150

Reiki III/Reiki Master Level - the student is taught the fourth and fifth Reiki Symbols; the third attunement allows him/her to facilitate healing at the spiritual level; the new Reiki Master is also thought how to pass attunements and how to teach Reiki; the cost is $190

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Washington DC area Reiki future students: to sign up for class please e-mail Laura at Laura@YourLightWithin.com.

Reiki is Divine Love flowing through your veins!

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