Using Reiki for Protection

The Reiki Protection Energy Healing Technique is used to seal or ward a doorway, window, or other portal against unwanted entrance. It works equally effectively on incarnates (things that are manifest, like ninjas and evil clowns) and disincarnates (things that are not manifest, like demons and other malevolent spirits).

It is very simple, very quick, and the more often you do it, the stronger the ward becomes. It can be done repeatedly to the same portal but even once is very powerful. Don’t discredit your ability to set up a single ward that can last for many years. Trust your intuition on where and how often to use it.

You will need to be at least a Reiki level 1 to do this technique. Advanced levels will result in a more powerful, long lasting ward. You will also need to know how to draw a Cho-ku-rei reiki symbol. PROTECT YOUR HOME FROM NEGATIVE ENERGY USING REIKI

1) Stand in front of the door you wish to ward. If it can be shut, shut it. If it cannot be shut at the time or if it is an open portal, such as an archway, the reiki protection technique is still effective but repeated usage of the technique may be beneficial.

2) Gather your energy and focus your intent on warding off anyone or anything that does not represent your highest and greatest good. It can be helpful to state out loud, “I hereby ward this portal against anything that does not represent my highest and greatest good”.

3) Begin channeling Reiki energy through both hands.

4) Point both fingertips at the top center of the portal, just above the opening.

5) Move your fingertips away from each other, simultaneously drawing the first line of the Cho-ku-rei symbol, left finger right to left, right finger left to right.

6) Move your fingertips down the left and right sides of the portal, simultaneously drawing the second line of Cho-ku-rei. Finish at the bottom of the portal.

7) Move your fingertips in opposing spirals, left finger moving clockwise, right finger moving counter-clockwise, simultaneously drawing the spiral portion of Cho-ku-rei.

8) Open your palms toward the portal and channel energy while once again thinking or stating, “I hereby ward this portal against anything that does not represent my highest and greatest good”.

9) Repeat as necessary. Once a week is recommended. I use the reiki protection technique on all the doors and windows in my home. I have found it to be an extremely effective technique.

Source: Michael Coyne –

Lesson Seven ~ The Healing

Reiki Hand Positions 
Traditionally many Reiki practitioners give a whole body treatment covering all the hand positions. This method gives a very good overall healing effect and can be recommended if in doubt about the cause of the problem to be treated. Since the Reiki energy is ‘spiritually’ guided, or said another way intimately connected to everything else, it will in the end go where it is needed. As it passes through the healer they too benefit. Many practitioners have found that by being guided by their intuition they can reach even better results.

Personally I have always found that this is the case. In other words the clearer of a channel you are, the stronger your Reiki will be. Again, as I have said so many times before, there are those Reiki healers who insist that because Reiki is guided on a higher plane it shouldn’t matter, but should or shouldn’t, in the real world, it seems to. This has been proven via Kirlian photography or Aura Photography where people emitting strong Reiki can be distinguished from someone emitting a weak stream of energy. However, as a Reiki healer, the more you heal others, the more Reiki that moves through you, raising your own vibrations & healing yourself. It’s a Pay It Forward thing & generates, really good ‘Karma’.

The effectiveness and ease of use in the Reiki system is based on the hand positions. The Reiki hand positions we use in the Western world probably come from Mrs Takata. According to new findings Mikao Usui and Dr. Hayashi seem to have mostly worked with the head and directly on the problem area.

The traditional Reiki hand positions cover all the important major chakras and quite a few acupuncture points. Traditionally it is also common to give a whole treatment which will take just over an hour and give a very good overall balancing effect. The healing begins with a proper set & setting. Comforting music, incense, candles, and crystals all can add to the overall ambience & effectiveness of the healing simply because it puts the patient or receiver at ease: Though I have done Reiki at car crash scenes on busy highways with sirens blaring & people yelling with an equally powerful effect. Ideally you would then conduct a brief interview, first explaining what Reiki is to the potential receiver, if they need to know & answer any appropriate questions they may have. Next ask them about what they hope to get from the healing; understanding that some people can be uncomfortable talking about their ailments. Knowing this can be helpful but it is not necessary by any means. Basically talking to the Reiki receiver also has the effect of putting them at ease.

The more relaxed the receiver is before the session begins the quicker & more powerfully the session will be. I want you all to download this great treatment guide with a picture of the different hand positions, make sure you print this up & put it in your binder we spoke about earlier. You need Acrobat Reader 4). Here’s the link for the guide.


Lesson Four ~ Reiki Treatments

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.

During a treatment you relax, fully clothed normally, but not necessarily, on a couch or seated while the healer holds his hands on you. A treatment can last an hour or longer depending on the treatment required. In the western world many practitioners use the standard hand positions and commonly a full treatment is given covering all the important organs of the body.

There is no pressure on the body making it ideal for treating all ages and conditions, sometimes hands are even held slightly away from the body if the patient is uncomfortable with touch. The energy flows wherever it is required all on its own. It can actually be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body. Receiving Reiki is a very relaxing and soothing experience for both the healer, who benefits from treating others as this healing energy moves through & heals them, & for the patient who gets a direct dose of the Reiki into their body.

Reiki is an effective healing method that can be used for many ailments like reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma – respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many more. (Please observe that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.) Reiki – a powerful and gentle healer Promotes natural self-healing Balances the energies in the body Balances the organs and glands Strengthens the immune system Treats symptoms and causes of illness Relieves pain Clears toxins Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver Enhances personal awareness Relaxes and reduces stress Promotes creativity Releases blocked and suppressed feelings Aids meditation and positive thinking & Heals holistically.

Reiki is easy to learn & anyone can “learn” Reiki. The word learn is not quite right as most of us cannot just read about Reiki and then do it. The ability to use Reiki is normally given via an attunement or initiation. There are 3 levels of Reiki: Reiki 1 and 2 and the Master level. Once attuned Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave you! Reiki will enrich your life and give you happiness and health on all levels: Eastern medical philosophy has always emphasized the superiority of maintaining good health over curing illness.

Reiki is a preventive medicine par excellence. But it is even more: When practicing Reiki on yourself or others, you experience both its preventive and its curative functions at the same time. If you have a disease, Reiki will cure it, if not; Reiki will promote your health and longevity. This preventive cum curative quality of Reiki makes it a unique healing system. It is natural to be healthy. It is only when certain parts of our bodies fail to function naturally that sickness occurs. The causes may be from bacteria and viruses, organic (toxins) or psychosomatic. Bacteria and viruses are always present in our bodies, but they are kept in check (sometimes even exploited to do useful work for us) as long as our bodies function naturally. Toxins are continually clogging our organs, but as long as we function naturally, these toxins will be neutralized by the chemicals produced by our body.

Our brain is continually stressed, but again, if nature runs its course we will be adequately relieved after sleep and rest. The Eastern concept of health is also wider than that of the West. To be healthy is not just to be free from disease. A person cannot be called healthy if he/she is often restless, irritable or extremely forgetful, cannot concentrate or sleep soundly, and has no zest for work or play.

How does Reiki promote health? First, it frees us from disease; it prevents as well as cures illness. Then it helps us to grow emotionally, mentally and spiritually, giving us the wonderful benefits of health in its wider sense. The preventive and curative qualities of Reiki can be reduced to two simple principles: the cleansing of meridians and balancing of the chakras to achieve a harmonious energy flow. How does Reiki prevent or cure contagious diseases? When disease-causing micro-organisms attack certain parts of the body, reserve energy is channeled to meet these attacks, however when the meridians are blocked, then the flow of reserve energy is hindered, and illness results.

When using Reiki you cleanse the meridians, harmonizing energy levels and promote a smooth flow of reserve energy to the areas under attack, thus restoring the balance. Practicing Reiki increases our reserves of energy, thus preventing any possible future outbreak of illness.