I have always been a very spiritual person and I am open to just about anything related to spirituality.
Several years ago, one of my friends was really into Reiki and she asked if I would go with her and try it out. I was hesitant at first because it was so unknown to me, but I also really wanted to have the experience.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese practice of healing using the transfer of energy from one person to another. It is said to reduce both mental and physical stress and can be used to help relieve pain.
The energy is derived spiritually and is said to be a type of universal healing. Anyone can learn to practice Reiki. There is energy within all living things, and we can use it to help heal each other.
My First Reiki Session
I was so excited; I drove to the holistic center and had a seat in the waiting area. Soon after, I was guided back into the room where the session was to take place. The reiki room was so beautiful! There were candles lit and the smell of essential oils present. There was a massage table and a bunch of cozy blankets on top.
The most beautiful music played softly in the background. I laid down on the massage table and the reiki practitioner sat on a stool by my head. She started cupping her hands around my face and I instantly became relaxed.
What I Felt
As the session went on, she would move her cupped hands to different parts of my body, like my head, forehead, neck, shoulder area, etc. My body became almost flushed with heat, there was an incredible warmth that flooded through my body. I felt such peace and tranquility.
I felt every worry and every bit of stress melt away at this very moment. Between the heat, the music, and the essential oils, I felt like I was in Heaven, it was the most incredibly peaceful feeling. It’s almost like every part of me including my mind had relaxed leaving me in a state of bliss.
What surprised me was the practitioner wanted to show me just how powerful Reiki is. She put her hands underneath the light to show me how red they were. They were also very hot to the touch. As she said, “that’s the healing energy flowing through.”
After the Session
I felt like a brand-new person, I was so calm, and I just felt so at peace, almost as if I was in a trance. I just felt so free and full of life. I could tell a massive difference after my session.
I ended up booking a session with the Reiki practitioner whenever I was feeling very stressed or overwhelmed. I started going regularly because I was hooked on feeling such peace.
Although 100% worth it, in my opinion, Reiki is very expensive, at least where I live. You will also want to go to someone who is credentialled to practice this energy healing.
Another downside that I found is that the peaceful effects of Reiki lasted only a few hours to at most, the remainder of the day. It would be great if it could last longer! It may for other people, but for me, the effects were short-lived.
Do You Have Any Reiki Experiences?
Had I not had a friend that went often, I may have never even known about this practice. I feel it is not very common or even talked about much.
The results are different for everyone. Reiki is something that I highly suggest that anyone try if they are looking for energy balancing, or even wanting to help their mental or physical health. For me, it was a wonderful and unique experience!