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5 Signs Reiki Is Calling Your Name

Updated: Aug 4, 2020

Reiki is a form of energy healing that works by moving and cleansing energy blockages in the body's chakra system. The cleansing and re-circulation of this energy reboots your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, and it knows exactly where you need it the most.

"Reiki is a form of energy healing which works by moving and cleansing the energy in the body’s chakra system."

While most of us didn’t grow up with Reiki healing or even with knowledge of the chakra system, it’s no surprise that we don’t recognise the signs telling us it’s time to get a Reiki session.

"So, how do I know when I need reiki?"

Below is a list of five reasons Reiki may be right for you:

1. You’re Feeling Tired ALL The Time

Burnout happens when we have overworked (or worked out!) or have been under too much stress for too long a period. It can also come about from taking on too much of other people's energy or emotional baggage.

Ask yourself, "Am I surrounded by a lot of other people during the week?" If so, you may be taking on the energy of their emotions without even realising it, particularly if you are an empath, like myself and I'm sure, a few of you reading this post. This can play havoc with your energetic equilibrium, as you take on the pain, anxiety or general negativity that others are carrying, which can leave you feeling drained. Regardless of why you may be feeling so lethargic, Reiki can help by giving your energetic system a good clear out and a recharge.

2. You Have Chronic Pain

Sufferers of chronic pain disorders can find their pain is prolonged by energy blocks. Whether your pain is an old injury, a new injury, or a full-blown chronic pain condition (e.g. endometriosis, IBS, constipation, adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia), Reiki can help to ease the symptoms. A reiki practitioner should be able to target specific areas where energy blocks are causing pain, cleansing these areas to release the blocks and help shift unwanted symptoms of pain. This can often result of the 'healing process' as defined in Naturopathy ++++ (see end of article for example)

3. You Are Feeling Overwhelmingly Emotional

You might feel like you’re on the verge of crying, with a tight throat, over-reacting to small things, or you feel like you have lost control of your emotions. If so, you might be holding too much emotional energy in your body, whether it’s yours or somebody else's. Reiki healing and modalities like yoga and meditation can help to balance your emotional state and stay better in control of yourself.

4. You Can’t Focus Because Of Brain Fog

You might be finding it takes much longer to get simple tasks done, with your brain working slower than usual or you’re finding yourself confused without a clear line of thought. These symptoms are often a sign of an emotional disturbance of which Reiki can help. After a Reiki session you’ll find that you can switch your brain back on again, feel a lot clearer of mind, focused and full of energy.

5. You Feel Depressed

If you are overwhelmed with negative emotions such as sadness, hopelessness or loneliness, then Reiki can help to get you through it and feeling more positive. Negative emotions that are often unexpressed (guys, I'm talking to you!) can block up our chakras, and an experienced Reiki practitioner will be able to naturally pick up on the strongest emotions to work on. This is an opportunity for those of you that find it hard to communicate how you feel, don't have anyone to talk to about the 'weight of the world' or simply don't realise the vast effects that mental overflow can have on the body as well as the mind. Having a reiki session for depression can leave you feeling deeply relaxed, clear and more positive as it helps shift heavy negativity that holds you down.

How Does A Reiki Session Change You?

After a Reiki session your emotions might be heightened for the next few days as you go through an 'emotional detox'. This could mean that you cry, be super happy, feel ill (in some circumstances it's so powerful that the 'detox' will bring on a physical purge also), feel warm; calm, centred, focused, angry - the list goes on! This is normal, so just be aware of the process and take a rest when you need it. It's good to let people at home and around you know that you are experiencing some internal changes, so they can be supportive or perhaps get out of your way. Most people will spend the rest of the day feeling very 'zen' like, and find that they relax into a great nights sleep, some even experience several days of clarity and heightened energy and positivity. It is important to be very mindful of your experience, perhaps even writing subtle changes down, so you can refer back to it as you need.

Although Reiki is a safe and powerful healing tool, if you ever experiencing prolonged physical pain or mental issues, it’s always best to see your doctor. A reiki healer is never an alternative to a medical doctor, but it is a great accompaniment to any physical, emotional and mental healing you may be going through.

If you would like to try a reiki session by monetary donation, please mention this blog post in an email to or phone 0406 713 018.

Love & light,

Monique Elouise

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healthy state + disturbing factors → (e.g. lifestyle stressors, poor diet, fatigue etc.)

disturbance of function → (e.g. feeling lethargic, mental fog, fatigue, sluggishness)

reaction → (cold, flu)

discharge of the products of reaction → (e.g. fever resulting in sweat, cough, runny nose)

resolution → (e.g. rest, rehydration, correct nutrition = feeling recharged and full health)

One can see this most easily in the common cold (as demonstrated above). Within standard medical understanding, the common cold is caused by a virus, from among a family of pathologic viruses, which infects the person. The immune system responds, developing appropriate antibodies, which eventually neutralize the virus. There is no “cure”yet discovered, except time. Medications are used to ameliorate the symptomatic experience: aspirin or acetaminophen for fever, antihistamines to dry the mucus discharge, etc. These measures are not cures: They reduce

the symptomatic expression of the “cold” but often lengthen the process. In naturopathic medicine, the cold is seen not as a disease entity but as a fundamental process whereby the body restores itself. If colds were caused solely by a virus, then everyone who came in contact with the virus would get the cold. Obviously, this does not happen. Susceptibility factors include immune competence, fatigue, vitality, and other resistance factors. The virus enters a milieu in which all these factors affect the process. Once the virus enters the system, if it overcomes some resistance factors, one begins to see disturbance of function. One does not feel quite right. One may begin to get a sore throat, the first inflammatory reaction, occurring at the point of entry of the virus into the body. The immune factors may overcome the virus at this point or may be insufficient or suppressed. All of this is mutable to some extent and is affected by nutrition, fatigue, an increase in immune tonics, vitamin C, etc. But the “cold” may proceed into a general state of fatigue and inflammation, possibly fever, etc., followed by mucus discharge, cough, and so forth, as the body processes the virus and its effects, eventually overcoming it and eliminating the results. This model is not understood so much to be a separate disease entity but a general and fundamental process of disturbance and recovery within the living body. It is a method whereby the body restores itself after a sufficient amount of disturbance accumulates within the system. This is why the cold has no “cure.” It is the cure for what is ailing the body.



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