What is Reiki?

Reiki transmits energy from the environment, a sacred space, to another being. Reiki can be done in sequential manner, like lighting up the branches and trunk on the tree of life or for individual areas. You, as the client, are clothed.

Sacredness of Reiki is defined by the intention of having ascended healers and masters be allowed to channel through the practitioner’s heart, through the hands, to you the client. The space, both within and without, your practitioner physically creates can amplify, or weaken, that signal.

We (our planet) also have master teachers of Love now in the physical world, with Pope Francis and the Dalai Lama. Visualizing these beings can help maintain the integrity of the practice.

In my experience and understanding, each of us was called into being (whether our parents celebrated you or not). We each have a ‘gift’ that is needed on the planet right now. Even a test-tube baby goes through the maelstrom to get here! Each breath is a gift.  For me, the intention is to channel unconditional love for your being so that you may thrive and flourish.

Traditionally Reiki was hands on, but it may effectively be done at a distance using intention and the symbols. (Intention is an energetic vector with magnitude and momentum and follows resonance principles of quantum physics and string theory). Briefly, this practice was ‘realized’ by a Japanese healer, Dr. Usui, who then trained Phyllis Takata. Dr. Usui allowed her to introduce and teach the practice in the United States.

Mrs. Takata’s teaching of ‘master level’ Reiki practitioners required being her apprentice for a year and a ten thousand dollar investment. The apprenticeship taught professionalism, boundaries, creating and maintaining sacred space (without mundane judgment). The integrity of these principles is essential when any ‘channeling’ is involved. Physicians, nurses, massage and divinity students, are (traditionally) taught these principles of healthy boundaries during their training.

With correct intentions, Reiki engenders enormous reverence for your being- which you may have never before experienced! This is what makes it so powerful. Reiki is especially helpful if you are undergoing any major transitions- divorce, death, retirement, or  identity loss. It helps you regain your footing during these stages of life. It will help with grief, difficult to control medical dis-orders often stemming from adverse childhood events, anxiety, fear, and despondency.

Maintaining a sacred space for others can fatigue the practitioner-which is why other less energetically strenuous methods of Reiki have been developed.  Most of the studies published about Reiki though, have been with hands on healing-which is why I generally practice this method (although distance Reiki is equally effective). To remedy fatigue, your practitioner must do ritual cleansing between treatments, even if that is just setting the intention to be cleansed! As Reiki by nature is empathic, she or he, must also regain their own sense of integrity.

If you ever feel uncomfortable with a provider, follow you intuition and don’t let them perform Reiki on you. If you’re in the middle of a session and feel uncomfortable for any reason, imagine a silvery blue energetic shield encasing and protecting you.

Either way, Reiki and it’s ‘light’, only flows where it is welcomed and willing.  Just like when you go to the doctors, no one can force you to “heal”. This is why treatments, performed identically, can feel so different to each client.

The proof is in the pudding.

By Dr. Jen Wyman-Clemons, MD

Dr. Wyman-Clemons treats the body, mind, emotions as well as spiritual wellness using tools described by established teachers and authors and her own experiences as she experiences an ongoing sense of (loving) energetic intrusion (possession) since 2019. She has ~thirty years of clinical experience as an allergy and internal medicine physician (ABAI, ABIM) has completed requirements to practice as a yoga teacher, USUI Reiki Master, and astrologer.

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