Reiki is a hands-on energetic healing modality that channels Universal Life Force – the energy that surrounds and sustains us all; the energy of love and light. It is a gift that is within each one of us. By learning Reiki, we activate and open our hearts to this gift. and in this post I explain why everyone, including you, should learn Reiki.

Reiki was formalised by Dr. Mikao Usui over a hundred years ago and today it is still used as a tool for physical health, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. On a very basic level, it works by connecting with and channelling unconditional love to flow freely through the practitioner/facilitator to the recipient.

How does Reiki work?
As we are mostly energetic beings, we want to ensure that energy continues to flow freely at a level that promotes optimum health and wellbeing. When we hold on to pain, anger, and other forms of negativity, it can cause blockages that stop the energy to flow. Reiki helps us to unblock and release these manifestations.

Reiki vibrates at the frequency of pure consciousness, Divine Love. And when we vibrate at the frequency of unconditional love, we can shift things we have been holding on to at the deep cellular level. Think of Reiki as a spiritual or soul-level massage.

Reiki helps to get the energy moving and flowing as it should through our body. It acts to clear and release any stagnant negative energy that has been stored. It is common for someone receiving Reiki to be affected emotionally or physically after a session as it is simply raising this stored energy/emotion to the surface so that they can be dealt with. But, it passes and will restore them back to a state of feeling lighter and uplifted.

What are the benefits of Reiki?
As well as restoring us back to optimal health and wellbeing, the benefits of Reiki include:

  • increases our intuition
  • helps us connect with our higher consciousness/spiritual self
  • raises our vibration
  • improves our awareness
  • increases our connection to the Universe and to others
  • calming, relaxing and improves sleep
  • encourages compassion towards our self and others
  • enables us to trust, surrender and let go, and
  • helps us understand that we are responsible for our life.

So, why should you learn Reiki?
You don’t have to go and visit a Reiki practitioner to reap the benefits of Reiki. In fact, Reiki is an extraordinary healing tool that you can use on your Self. It’s for that reason that everyone should learn this incredible tool for life. At the Level 1 or First Degree, students are also able to facilitate Reiki to their loved ones (both the human and furry kind).

Reiki is not trademarked or patented. Reiki is open to everyone to learn and practice, all you need is the intention to align yourself with it, and the willingness to surrender to Universal Life Force Energy and allow your heart to lead the way.

Our potential is infinite. But to become the magnificent beings we were meant to be, we must first change our focus. And, Reiki is a gift that helps us do just that. It is given to each and every one of us, but it’s up to us to open our mind to this energy. This allows you to raise your vibrations, connect with your higher consciousness and improve your awareness to the synchronicity of life.

About Reiki First Degree (Level 1)
Dr. Usui created three degrees of Reiki that he taught to his students:
1. Shoden is basic teaching for self-healing of family and friends.
2. Okuden is advanced teaching for treating paid customers and distant healings.
3. Shinpiden is the Master-Teacher (Mystery level).

Level 1 is the beginning of your Reiki journey. It will raise your vibration, open your Heart Chakra to love and emanate light.
What you will learn:

  • Reiki history and principles
  • Energy healing
  • The Chakra system
  • Why we heal (and also why we don’t)
  • Learn to heal yourself and your loved ones
  • Introduction to using crystals with Reiki

If you feel called to begin your Reiki journey, I run regular, intimate classes throughout the year at my clinic in St Kilda. Every student who learns Reiki with me also receives a follow-up 1:1 session and is invited to join my private Facebook support group.

In love and light, 

Loretta xo