About a month ago I had a profound experience that I'm so excited to share with you all today! I had my first Reiki session. I've heard about the practice of reiki so many times before but had yet to experience it. I knew only a little about it but my good friend and Reiki Master Wen had me so inspired to try it once she told me how effective Reiki is as a form of self-healing. Self-healing? Do we really have the natural capabilities to heal ourselves internally? And how? All I can tell you is that the experience was eye-opening for me. After my first reiki session, I knew exactly what Wen had been telling me about it's effects. I felt a new sense of spiritual awareness that I had never felt before after my session with Wen. I felt finely tuned in within my physical body and yet my mind also felt extreme clarity; unclouded by any mental distractions.
Reiki is one of those things where you just have to see for yourself because everyone has a different experience from it.
I'm happy to share this recent interview I did with Reiki Master Wen-Chi! Here she breaks down the meaning of Reiki and why it is so effective. Even in mainstream healthcare facilities. Take a look at what she had to say!
First a little bit about Wen-Chi:
Wen-Chi Chen is a practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine (since 2001), Reiki Master / Teacher, also a visual artist. She learned Reiki from Hyakuten Inamoto sensei, the founder of “Komyo Reiki Kai”, which presents Reiki as it was understood and commonly practiced in the 1930’s in Japan.
For over a decade, Wen has utilized many energy healing tools to help people release tension, enhance creativity, achieve personal well-being and spiritual growth.
Ariane Hunter: Please describe in your own words, what is Reiki?
Wen-Chi Chen: Reiki is a combination of two Japanese words rei, or “miraculous” “transcendental” “sacred”, and ki, or “life force/energy of the universe” .
Reiki healing art is a “laying-on of hands” healing technique that uses the vibrations of love and harmony of universal life force to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances. The Reiki practitioner serves as a vessel that supplies healing energies where they are most needed. Reiki energies flow out of the practitioner's body through the palms of the hands while they are touching the recipient's body or without touching.
AH: From what I understand about Reiki healing, one word that is used to describe the process is ‘attunement’ into the universal channel that facilitates a persons healing response. Could you please elaborate on this?
WC: Anyone can be initiated into Reiki Ryoho and become a Reiki practitioner to heal themselves and others. This is done by means of a ritual called "Reiju" or "attunement."
A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. Attunements are what separate Reiki from other forms of healing; the Attunement ceremony replaces the need for extensive training by opening you up as a channel for the healing energy of Reiki. Once a person is Attuned, they can heal themselves and those around them. This power never leaves you once you are a channel for Reiki energy, you are connected for life.
AH: We have seen hospitals and healthcare facilities adopting the practice of Reiki for the treatment of their patients. What type of healing effects can Reiki have on treating physical and emotional pains?
WC: At hospitals and clinics across America Reiki has been gaining acceptance as a meaningful and cost-effective way to improve patient care. There are close to 200 hospitals in the United States where Reiki is offered as a standard service to patients. Reiki is quickly becoming a favorite among alternative health care.
Reiki sessions cause patients to heal faster with less pain, Reiki accelerates recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures. It is very useful for making people who are extremely stressed feel calm.
AH: For those of us who may not have experienced a Reiki session before, would you please describe your personal experiences with it as a practitioner who has given and received Reiki healing?
WC: Few years ago when I received my first Reiki healing, I experienced a major shift physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For the first time in my life, I felt compassion, freedom, happiness, inner peace, and love for myself. My life has since completely changed, thanks to Reiki. I decided I wanted to be able to give others that same feeling of well being and since then I became a Reiki practitioner and teacher.
I have also seen amazing changes in people that have come to me for Reiki treatments or classes. Many felt that their attitude has become so much more positive and experienced an inner strength that they never knew they had before.
People almost always told me how peaceful and relaxed they felt after Reiki healing. Many became free from all pain after years of physically and emotionally illness.
AH: What about this healing technique makes it so effective? And what changes could one experience as a result of receiving a Reiki session?
WC: Reiki healing is so effective and powerful because it is not from the practitioner but comes through the practitioner from the energy of the universe (or higher wisdom / higher power). Reiki knows where to go within one’s energy field to heal.
It activates the inner healer in both the giver and the receiver.
Reiki triggers our own self-healing abilities, and improves and maintains health, working on all levels, body, mind, emotions, and spirit, bringing us to heal our whole selves. The energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves that is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy, therefore, each one of us will experience different results and changes according to one’s individual needs.
AH: If one would like more information on receiving a Reiki session or learning more about it, how can we get in touch with you?
I’d be more than happy to share Reiki healing and information with you. This Sunday, April 29th I am having an Intensive Reiki Class
＊You will learn a basic knowledge about Reiki and a basic hands on healing art.
＊You'll be initiated into Reiki by means of "Reiju" or "attunement" that will empower you to be a Reiki channel.
＊From this time on, Reiki energy will flow throughout your hands and do a fine job of healing. It means YOU are now a Reiki practitioner (healer) for the rest of your life.
＊This class is for beginners as well as experienced Reiki Practitioners who are serious in exploring to learn Japanese Reiki as it was taught in 1930s.
TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER, VISIT: http://reikibywen.eventbrite.com/
Tel: 212-460-8686 / 917-304-3660