The Blog today is dedicated to Robin Hannon, my friend and Reiki Master who provided my Reiki attunements. Robin also assisted in initially setting up this site, and created the drawing at the top of the site. In emailing Robin, i had a vision of Reiki in Hospice that involved a Tree, losing its leaves, but in its loss of foliage, an intense light was shining through the tree. It symbolized what in Reiki we call "transition," the physical semblance of this life, the leaves fall off, but the light and love of the universal life force, draws the consciousness, and the Tree is connected and continues into another Season. After completing my RM (Reiki Master) training with Robin, i started the Seasons Reiki Share, and Robin assisted me, and taught with me, until i was ready to work on my own. Most RM's, after completing Level 3, and having a Master attunement, are not ready to teach "on their own" right away - and Reiki is not simply a method of healing others, but a way to change and grow oneself on an ongoing basis. For all these things, i thank Robin and ask readers of this note to send her Reiki Love and Light. Robin wrote a brief piece, explaining Reiki in a simple way, her article and web address follow. Thank you Robin.
Reiki is a simple technique to relieve stress and pain and promote wellness. It promotes the flow of energy in the human body which in turns allows the body to function in a more holistic manner. To demystify this concept let’s look at a carburetor in a car and then relate it to energy work and Reiki.
The goal of a carburetor is to mix just the right amount of gasoline with air so that the engine runs properly. If there is not enough fuel mixed with the air, the engine "runs lean" and either will not run or potentially damages the engine. If there is too much fuel mixed with the air, the engine "runs rich" and either will not run (it floods), runs very smoky, runs poorly (bogs down, stalls easily), or at the very least wastes fuel. The carburetor is in charge of getting the mixture just right. By the same token when energy flow in the human body is not moving, stuck, or in some way hampered, the entire body will run poorly. Symptoms of this vary, but some of the more common symptoms may include decreased energy levels, lack of mental clarity, emotional distress, and physical pain and or illness. The goal of a Reiki Master Practitioner is to ensure the proper “mix” or flow of energy which will then promote wellness and allow the body to heal itself.
One might ask how a Reiki Practitioner influences the flow of energy. When a carburetor is plugged up the technician will remove or clean the ducts then replace it in the car. An energy worker obviously cannot remove physical parts and then replace them. What an energy worker does is to lay their hands on a client. A Reiki Practitioner can feel the ebb and flow of energy through their hands the same way that a technician can diagnose the ebb and flow of air through a carburetor. Once the Practitioner feels the flow or lack thereof of this energy, they are able to move it with certain techniques taught to them among which is intent, breath control, and as well mental images to focus on. Through this technique they then balance the energetic system.
Benefits of Reiki may include:
Increased Energy Levels
Increased Mental Clarity
Personal Ability to Grow
A Sense of Calm or Balance
Emotional Healing & Stability
Clearing & Balancing of Chakras
Can Provide Relief from Chronic Pain
Boosts & Strengthens the Immune System
Compliments & Supports
Conservative Medical Treatment
Helps to Deal with Suppressed or
Blocked Emotions & Feelings
Reduces Stress, Tension, Anxiety, & General Emotional Distress
Robin Littlefeather Hannon