About Reiki

By Michael Coyne

Reiki energy is the same subtle energy that enlivens all of creation. The underlying energetic structure of man, nature and space is gaining more respect today, as we move away from

the dominant matter-first paradigm, to one in which consciousness is steadily reclaiming its rightful position. One of the simplest ways to illustrate this is the brain/mind relationship. Most science today still maintains that the mind somehow (proof has been elusive) evolved out of the gray matter of the brain. Perennial traditions know that mind (in this example), or rather consciousness is the very womb of life. In other words, the mind is not limited

to the brain and therefore is not regulated by it, although the brain is an instrument of the mind, just as the mind is an instrument of the soul.

Muscular relaxation is a tangible first effect of Reiki. Once it is felt and allowed, relaxation of

other bodily structures and functions can take place. As relaxation deepens it is experienced more as a state of calmness, and many times as peace. The experience of peace points to something ultimately more real and permanent than the body. This does not negate the body’s wisdom. If allowed, the initial, superficial relaxation of the muscles and other bodily structures will eventually release the mental or emotional issue s registered in the cells and

organic material, as well as the chemistry of the body. Issues are originally imprinted due to the holistic principle that all parts are reflected in the whole, and the whole is reflected in the parts.

Peace of mind, heartfelt peace, embodied peace, and peace that carries over into daily life becomes the norm for one who is on an ongoing Reiki regimen. Mental and emotional, as well as physical healing brings its own degree of peace and clarity. Yet the peace

thus found is only the first stage of the peace spectrum. We are in essence spiritual beings, and Reiki is primarily spiritually motivated healing. Very simply put, spiritual healing is to erase the ignorance of what we are as metaphysical entities. We then evolve to accepting our true nature as real, and expressing it in every way. Physical, emotional and mental healing misidentifies us from the delusion that we are our bodies and neuroses.

When an issue is resolved on any of these levels we feel stronger and freer. If the resolution is profound enough recurrence is stemmed. Yet the physical, emotional and mental dimension is an ever-changing, uncertain terrain open to all manner of influences.

Healing on these levels is an indispensable beachhead, perhaps to be termed as being at peace with oneself. Yet final victory lies in the all-healing power of the spiritual. This is because the other levels are but an expression or extension of our spiritual self the soul. They have only a limited reality and can heal us conditionally.

The attraction of the spiritual dimension is that it can expand us to being at peace with all people, all conditions and all things. Then you may know that you are not only at peace

but that you are peace. This is a permanent inner state unruffled by any influence. Spiritual resources, like love and health, are constant, ever-full and ever-giving. Our ability to tap them is greatly dependent on not becoming complacent with a little material happiness, human relationship and average health. Our entire journey is spiritual. We are so seduced by the information that our senses impart to us about the world that we are unable to entertain

the vastness and multi-dimensionality of Reality. We so easily become creatures of needs and desires. No matter how hard we try consumerism fails to replace true fulfillment. The stress created by a manic and unending reaching out instead of diving in is the cause of our increasingly unmanageable ills worldwide. Life also offers daily opportunities for engaging in noble and worthy goals and aspirations. These must be taken. Satisfying relationships, material comfort, nature, art, technology, good food, life as we know it on the planet can be very beautiful and inspiring. Yet when these expressions are treated as demi-gods and become an end in themselves, we create an unimaginable trap. To not fall in at all or extricate ourselves when we do is the ultimate healing work we are here to do.

Be grounded in your being and changing circumstances cannot touch you. Your being is eternal and powerful. That power has been given away to extraneous things. Healing is proper management of personal energy. We are born with an endowment of ever-replenished resources. To be spiritually healed is to be so connected to these resources that you are never depleted.

Every time you use Reiki your being rests in the connection of love, the love that runs the universe. If love can prevent planets from colliding, and it does, think what it can do for you. Your being is this love. Your cells also store and run on the love of Spirit. Reiki awakens this pure feeling and lets it flow abundantly. The Divine is smiling at you from the nucleus of your molecules. Smile back and come to the home of your soul. From there you will be convinced that you are stronger than the circumstances of your life.

Lesson Six ~ General Information

What happens during a Reiki session? A Reiki treatment is non-diagnostic, non-interventionist, non-manipulative and no pressure is applied. A session is usually carried out with the recipient lying down, or sitting, in a comfortable and peaceful environment. There is no need to remove any clothing as Reiki energy passes easily through all materials, including plaster casts.

The practitioner places their hands gently on or over the body. The recipient automatically draws in only as much energy as is needed, using it in whatever way is most appropriate at the time. Reiki may be experienced as a flow of energy, mild tingling, warmth, coolness, other sensations, or nothing at all. Reiki is deeply relaxing and has a profound calming effect. It is a good idea to rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water over the next few days. Be responsive to your bodies needs e.g. resting if tired and allowing the energy to continue its work in the days following the session. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.

What are the benefits? Illness can be a time of great stress. Reiki can help us cope by encouraging relaxation and bringing balance to both mind and emotions. Benefits include deep relaxation promoting a calm, peaceful sense of well-being; on all levels. Reiki encourages and supports positive personal choices such as improving diet, taking more exercise, devoting time for rest or leisure activities and may reduce the need for alcohol and tobacco. Engendering greater inner harmony and balance, regular Reiki treatments promote a calmer response to life’s challenges. Reiki’s gentle energy is easily adapted to most medical conditions and may be used safely by people of all ages, including the newborn, pregnant mothers, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly, in any situation. Being complementary, Reiki works effectively alongside orthodox healthcare and natural remedies, expanding treatment options.

Reiki affects the Chakras, the Meridians the Aura & all three bodies, Mental, Emotional & Physical. Reiki can enhance everyday living and regular sessions may help to promote development of a healthier, more resourceful state of being.

Effects of Reiki

Reiki most often feels like a warmth coming from the healer’s hands and it promotes relaxation, restoring calm to the body and the mind. Reiki works for the highest good and can never do any harm. It works whether you believe it or not.

It releases blocks caused by negative thoughts and enhances the body’s ability to heal itself. It relieves pain, reduces stress and clears the build up of toxins in the body. It treats the symptoms and the causes of illness. Reiki can be used for the benefit of adults, children, animals, plants, even situations in the present and the past can be helped by sending distant healing.

Lesson 3a ~ Reiki Certification

The problem with talking about Reiki with others is that they tend to mystify it. For them, it falls under the realm of supernatural, magical & mystical. I like these words, we can use them & they apply, to a certain extent, but so do the words scientific, quantifiable & real.The only differences in energy are its vibrations. This is true of everything: So a squirrel chasing its tail, a piece of paper sitting on my desk & you reading this post. The only difference is the rate you are vibrating at. Reiki vibrates universally, at a very high level. This is why it heals, it’s pure love, which binds, holds, heals & glues everything back together that has fallen apart, unless to heal the route is by destroying, dissecting & letting go, in this case Reiki helps you undue the damage to get back to a place of balance.Reiki being energy also has its own awareness, so it works without your directing it. All you need do is channel it.
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Lesson Three~Energy

Understanding Energy 
All energy starts as consciousness, a self awareness that nearly every religious explanation & every scientific theory believes had to have stemmed from nothing. Nothing being a place where our consciousness drops off a big cliff, it is of course, Unconsciousness, unknowable by its very definition. But then as this awareness, born from nothing, gets focused on one thing over another, energy is created. Concentration creates energy. Where we place our focus becomes our reality. Energy flows where concentration goes… It’s a miracle, like childbirth, only more subtle.

Energy is energy, yet energy has different intents, or natures. We can see this to be true by looking at all the many expression of matter there is in our world. Energy in its most subtle expression is not self aware, it is pure awareness, or Pure Consciousness. From this we can see that matter follows consciousness & believing is seeing, not the other way around: Energy flows where attention goes & this is how Reiki works; you must have concentration & increase your level of awareness of subtle feelings as they move through you. Something we are all capable of. Then when you call Reiki to you with great concentration, you step out of its way & trust that the universal flow of energy in the very universe you reside in is intelligent because its connected to all other things. Many people have a difficult time accepting this because they see only those things which separate us, which explains war; as such many people are not Reiki healers.

So how can something come from nothing? The best way I can explain it is this. Nothing, like everything else has a nature. It holds within it its own eternal & infinite nothingness. By this very nature the potential for everything exists within it, even to become, something. So in this sense it was inevitable that something was bound to come into being, that this vast emptiness holds within it all possibility for all expression of life.

You may ask where does God fit in? The concept or reality of God doesn’t have to fit in for this to make sense, yet it is clear that if there is a God, in whatever way you believe this entity to exist, that he too spawned from the Nothingness, as the very first, thus most powerful consciousness that ever was or ever will be. Most Eastern Religions see things this way. Or you could see that God, Is this very Nothingness that we speak of: Vast & Unknowable.

But we are now approaching ground that is beyond the scope of this course & certainly not necessary for you to be successful Reiki healers. I encourage you to fit all this information, somehow, into your own ideas of Spirituality. I assure you that whatever you believe is right for you so long as it has enough flexibility to include Reiki & is allowed to grow & evolve as you live & learn from life. Your own unique views on life, love & spirituality are a welcome addition to the Reiki community.

We are three part being, this we all know: In our bodies all energy begins as this Pure Consciousness which upon co-mingling with our own experiences or subconscious held thoughts becomes mental energy, now focused on one thing over another, this energy ‘pools’ & often gets amped up by an additional dwelling & concentrating on it while it is waiting to be expressed & released. This is called Emotion or Energy in Motion. This makes up your Emotional or energetic Body. The movement of this is a conscious or semi conscious act we call motion, or the physical expression of energy. Many have come to see that the Physical Body we reside in is really just a collection of these very emotional & mental energies that vibrate so fast that they become a solid, or matter.

So in summation, we are three part beings, & each part has its own make up, or body, we have a physical body, an emotional body & a mental body. Reiki works as we align these three bodies, when our thoughts are aligned with our emotional intent & we place our hands upon another transferring the energy from the Universe, through us & into another.

Let’s examine how this is possible. Nothing, by its very definition is unconsciousness. Yet it is within this very medium that a conscious energy exists & can move freely from one person to another, across great distances, the phone, into the past & future as time exists only as a concept, agreed upon by consensus reality. The only moment that is real is this one right, NOW. Thus the past can be changed & healed by affecting that change now. The future can be altered by applying the right energy to it now. So Reiki works to heal the past, present & future & is not limited by time or space, distance or element. Meaning it works underwater Lol.

But we do know a little about nothing because it is represented as the space between things. We have air, water & even fire sometimes, various elements less dense than solid matter yet allow for the passage of matter through them. We have various gases in the atmosphere that are so subtle they are invisible. Then we have a vast expanse of outer space that proves to us that life on Earth is truly a rare &, therefore in my mind, a special case in the universe. Consider this, a mountain is not known to us because of its mass, rock or ridges, we know where a mountain begins & ends because of the space around it. As Michaelangelo once said, an artist need only visualize what’s inside matter then carve out everything that is not that.
Quantum Physics is the branch of science that has already done studies which have shown many of these ‘spiritual’ concepts to have a real basis in science: That the space between us is not empty at all, just less dense. Also the more empty the space, the more clarity that space contains, as evidenced by it being easier to meditate with your eyes closed or concentrating on a single fixed or flickering object. The emptier the space, the less resistance the space contains, as evidenced by the atmosphere vs. outer space.

If the space between us is not empty then it is only a small matter of belief to see how we are all connected, by energy: Connected, far more intimately than anyone of us previously imagined. We may call this energy anything; I choose to call it Unconditional Love: Unconditional being the word that explains why good things happen to bad people & visa versa. Unconditional is the Karma of energy that everything that comes around, goes around. Karma is simply an explanation for the movement of a connected energy coming back into balance with itself. So a nuclear explosion, a lover crying over a broken heart, a stabbing back pain from over exercising & an orgasm have much more in common then we previously thought!

The reason why I choose to call this love is because this is something that I feel deeply. I know that this love stands on 4 pillars, Humility, Gratitude, Patience & Respect, & these are the very values which allow for everything to be separate, yet co-exist & coalesce. All creation occurs in an act of exchanging energy that all humans call love, or love making. This need not be your name for this Universal Energy; many simply call it the Source. I just wanted to share my own view at this juncture. As I said earlier, it is more important that you formulate your own ‘flexible’ & ever ‘evolving’ belief system then it is to adopt anyone else’s.

Other forms or names of energy, Prana, which is a Hindu-Yoga understanding of the life force in air, it enters us through our lungs & vitalizes all things. It is understood that our ‘spirit’ is connected to the very air we breathe, just try not breathing! Then there is Chi, as understood from Chinese medicine since 2000 BC. Used & effectively applied in Acupuncture & Tai Chi as an energy force that runs through our meridian system, recently accepted by Western Medicine as more subtle, yet as real as our Central Nervous Systems.

Then there’s Kundalini, an energy that runs up the base of the spine through our Chakras. A very powerful expression of emotional energy that has the power to release & clear all blockages, fears & resistances, quite forcefully I might add. I have come over the years to understand that this energy is still, all Reiki: The terms Prana, Chi & Kundalini may very well describe the method of travel of this subtle energy, rather than being a different energy altogether. The only exception is that Kundalini is so amped up that it can even be dangerous when released prematurely. So another difference is that energy can be powerful or weak. This is true even of Reiki Healing. You can be a powerful Reiki Healer or a barely effective one.

“As energy travels different pathways it takes on different characteristics. Just as one man who spends his life climbing mountains will have a different nature than a woman who spent her life sailing the oceans”.

I share this because back when I first got certified as A Reiki one I struggled with a way of understanding how Reiki works. At the time I did not understand the nature of magic so I doubted it. Now I see how magic is no less ’magical’ when there is an explanation for it.

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