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In my ‘About Me’ page I mentioned that John Hawkins DS MRSS was my first yoga teacher, he is also a registered practitioner with The Shiatsu Society UK as well as being a REIKI Master Teacher. With John I have completed training and initiation into First and Second Degree Reiki following the Usui Tradition of Natural Healing. In March 2010 I completed the training and initiation into Third Degree Reiki giving me the necessary qualification to teach Reiki Levels 1, 2 and 3 as an independent Reiki Master Teacher. Through John I can now trace my Reiki lineage directly back to Mrs Hawayo Takata, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi and finally Dr. Mikao Usui.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese word that means ‘universal energy’. Rei means universal and Ki means life force energy. Every living thing is constructed of Ki and has Ki flowing through it and surrounding it. When death occurs, Ki dissipates.
If Ki becomes deficient or blocked we become susceptible to illness, whilst if it is high and freely flowing our body and immune system is energised and we are less likely to become ill. One of the gifts of Reiki is a feeling of being connected. Reiki is neither a religion or belief system but it opens the way to greater personal awareness and understanding.
What does Reiki feel like and how does it heal?
Reiki is usually felt as a warm and gentle feeling creating a deep sense of peace and relaxation. It calms the mind and emotions, bringing us into balance and harmony and helps us to release negative thought patterns and habits. Whilst receiving Reiki, your body pulls the energy in and sends it to areas where the negativity is being held, charging this area with positive energy and raising the vibrational frequency. The lower vibration of the negative energy cannot withstand the surge of positive energy and will begin to dissipate. The life force nourishes all the parts of the physical body and flows through pathways called Meridians and Chakras.
Preparing for a Treatment
Treatments are carried out fully clothed in a quiet, peaceful environment. There are no special requirements prior to receiving a treatment and the focus is totally on you and how you are feeling at that moment in time.
I find a lot of similarity between Reiki and Yoga, the most prominent being the ‘living in the moment’ as illustrated by the Reiki Principles detailed below:
~ Just for today, I will not hold on to any anger
~ Just for today, I will not worry
~ Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
~ Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing
~ Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Contact me for details of individual treatments.
TIM LEWIS REIKI