By Paula Arndt,
Level II Reiki practitioner
& Gabrielle Giezen, Reiki Master
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( pronounced ray-key) is a well-known 'therapy' that has been
welcomed into hospitals, hospices and other medical or healing
facilities in recent years. Reiki is a technique rediscovered
by Dr. Mika Usui in Japan early in the last century. The word
"Rei" can mean universal, higher knowledge or spiritual
consciousness and "Ki" means universal life force. Reiki
encourages relaxation, reduces stress and promotes healing. Many
healing techniques like this "laying on of hands" have
been practiced for thousands of years. A powerful yet simple technique,
Reiki can be easily learned by anyone.
life force, or the vital life force is the non-physical energy
that animates all living things. When this energy is low or congested,
a person is more vulnerable to illness. When it is flowing freely,
good health reigns. All the different kinds of healing energy
have the vital life force as one of their important components.
Reiki can only be channeled by someone who has been attuned to
it by a Reiki Master.
Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience for most people.
A certified Reiki Master attunes you to the three different levels
of the Reiki training. Level I: The first attunement opens up
the student's channel for the Life Force Energy. Once you receive
the attunement you have it for the rest of your life. You are
able to practice self-healing and start to give Reiki sessions
to others. Level II: This is a more in-depth level of training
and deals with emotional and distance healing. This level requires
greater use of integrity and responsibility by the practitioner.
Level III: This is the level of becoming a Reiki Master, where
you become qualified to teach, train and certify others in Reiki.
you have further questions about Reiki, Reiki practitioners and
masters, please contact Gabrielle Gietzen, representative of the
Atlantic Usui Reiki Association (A.U.R.A.), phone (902) 826-7338
or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arndt, Level II Reiki practitioner (902) 423-2450 & Gabrielle
Giezen, Reiki Master (902) 826-7338 are Reiki Practitioners in
the Halifax area.
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