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Understanding Reiki & Sekhem (Seichim)

It's been a while since I've done an introduction on the two modalities I use the most: Reiki and Sekhem (Seichim), and since I've just updated this information on my website, I thought it would be a good time to share it in a blog too!

Reiki Overview

Reiki is traditionally a Japanese healing art that uses universal energy through the practitioner as a catalyst, sending it to the points (chakras) of the patient as needed to reinvigorate 'chi' (prana, ki, life force energy). It dates back thousands of years ago, though was rediscovered in Japan in the 1920’s by Dr. Mikao Usui (below).

The technique is based on the concept that everything in the universe is made up of energy and this ‘life force energy’ that flows around us is drawn in by the body, nourishing the cells, organs and glands. This hands-on healing technique is a form of energy medicine based on scientifically measurable energy fields emitted from the healers hands (source: Generally, there are 14 'touch points' on the body, but reiki will naturally flow to where it is needed most.

As a ‘mind-body-spirit’ technique, reiki works on the patient across the various plains (physical body, mental body, emotional body and spiritual body) and can help decrease stress, anxiety, diminish pain (physical and mental), reduce muscle tension and pain, create a greater sense of health and wellbeing (physical and mental), strengthen the immune system, and accelerate healing. At bare minimum, it helps the receiver induce a relaxation response as opposed to the state of ‘fight or flight’ reducing weight on the adrenal glands. The patient does not need to believe in the process, but only needs to be receptive to experience the benefits either in person, or from a distance - remember EVERYTHING is energy, and therefore, it can travel at the speed of light.

During the 45-60 minute session, the patient may feel gentle tingling from the practitioners hands; warmth, coolness or just deep relaxation. Post session, the patient is likely to feel calmer, more comfortable, more empowered, and more in control – especially though times of great stress. For those in the final stages of life, it can also help with a more peaceful ‘transition’.

Sekhem | Seichim Overview

Sekhem (Seichim) is known as 'Living Light Energy' and arrives to us from North East Africa. It is believed that it firstly appeared in Ancient Egypt, practiced by the priesthood where this magical force derived from the star system, Sirius (the brightest star) and like reiki, it was passed on person to person via attunements. It was re-founded by Patrick Zeigler in 1980 after spending a night in the King's Sarcophagus Chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza; thus linked also to the Egyptian goddess, Sekhmet (images below). Sekhmet is the Egyptian Goddess depicted by a lions head on a women's body, and represents the sacred rage that keeps us protected, while reminding the world of the pure strength of female power.

While it looks and initially feels the same as Reiki, Sekhem is said to be much stronger and more focused on empowerment of the heart chakra (Anahata). This helps promote unconditional love, which can be useful in stimulating personal development; finding balance and harmony; emotional release; ridding the soul of negativity; overcoming heartache; reigniting the inner fire; and encouraging a deeper feeling of self-love, gratitude, compassion and divine purpose. As you may notice, it works on more of an emotional and spiritual level; while Reiki enhances and relieves more within the physical and mental bodies (though both modalities work on the four bodies in their own way). When both are used together in session, there is a beautiful balance of restoration, relaxation and regeneration at every level.

In sessions, it can be used to stimulate energetic shifts; such as breaking old habits, beliefs, negativity, self-belief, personal power and empowerment; as well as encouraging and inviting more loving relationships with yourself and others. Because it is associated with the totem of the lion (Sekhmet), Seichim also encourages you to speak your truth (throat chakra activation), enabling you to live into your true power in the most authentic way. It gives us the ability to step into our vulnerability with gentle ferocity; show the world who we are; what we are made of; and gives us the courage to share our true gifts, talents and love with the world.

What Can Reiki & Sekhem Help With?

Reiki and Sekhem work together masterfully on all four 'bodies', and each treatment is likely to aid you in a different way. Most people will find the first treatment offers an overwhelming sense of relief and inner peace, but to maximise the effect, it is best to have three 1 hour sessions within three weeks, and then top up once per month.

From my own experience as a healer, Reiki and Sekhem have helped clients with:

  • Stress and anxiety relief

  • Manifesting & law of attraction

  • Reduction in depressive symptoms

  • Inducing deep sleep and aiding with insomnia

  • PMS symptoms (cramps, mood, energy)

  • Connecting with their spirituality or 'higher self'

  • Endometriosis

  • Arthritis pain and associated movement

  • Tinnitus

  • Enhancing intuition and clairvoyance senses

  • Increasing the energy balance

  • Heal family and ancestral karmic patterns

  • Help addictions and dependencies

  • Aiding with grief, forgiveness and personal loss

  • Personal and interpersonal growth

  • Preparing the body for pregnancy

  • Helps release old soul contracts

  • Aiding relief of heartache and empowering forward thinking

  • Self-esteem, self-confidence and self-love

  • Help release karmic cords and trauma /attachments

  • Overcoming personal and professional obstacles

  • Helps to reactivate healthy energy and cell communication

  • Opening up to the possibility of love and happiness

  • Healing past trauma and enabling people to overcome it

  • Bringing a sense of 'lightness' into your life

  • Deep physical, emotional and mental relaxation

  • Clarity of the mind

  • Help to release and heal Karma

  • Helps clarify / improve your inner dialogue and external communication of self

  • Improved overall health and wellbeing

  • Greater emotional balance

  • Connection to authenticity and divine purpose

  • Enhancing creativity and overcoming blockages

  • Chakra balancing

  • Speeding up physical healing (including post surgery)

  • Increasing vibration, balancing chakra's and 'grounding'

  • Healing mentally, emotionally, physically, spiritually (distance/in-person)

There is such a wide range that energy healing can help with, so much so, that no question asked is ever 'stupid' when it comes to the modality. If you are ever unsure, please feel free to reach our with the issue you are dealing with, and we can have a confidential, friendly chat about how I can help. Please also feel free to read through some reviews on the home page to help you decide if my offering is right for you.

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Until my next blog,

Love & light,

Monique Elouise xx

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