Reiki – Archive

30th October 2020

Reiki Group has a new name, and will now be known as Alternative Therapy.  The future programme will still include Reiki, but expand and explore other areas such as Yoga, Aromatherapy, the power of Crystals, and many others.

October 28th 2020

Reiki group decided to extend and expand their knowledge, and will be exploring other therapies such as, yoga, aromatherapy, oils, crystals, meditation and others.  We are all looking forward to the future of this group.

March 9th 2020

We are told that reiki energy is an intelligent energy which goes where it is needed for the greatest and highest good.  However other reiki teachers and practitioners feel that it can be focused to treat various organs and this morning at the reiki group we looked at healing specific problems with reiki.  We also talked about visualisation.  We looked at crystals for the third eye chakra and checked out some tuning forks.  One of our members talked us through a meditation with visualisation.  Good morning with lots of laughs.

February 10th 2020

Today in the Reiki  Group  we talked through how to complete a full reiki treatment on someone else.  We practised a technique called kenyoku ho which cleanses the aura of negative energies.  We talked about cleansing a room of negative energies through using symbols and smudging. We discussed crystals pertaining to the throat chakra and one of our members took us through a meditation focusing on the solar plexus chakra’.

Today in the Reiki Group we discussed  how to create a sacred space through visualisation.  Also how to clear negative energies from ourselves through visualisation and the cho-ku-rei symbol.  We also discussed the three pillars of reiki, two of which are rituals to go through prior to performing a reiki session and the third is the healing session itself. Mikao Usui the founder of reiki called the principles  Gassho (Gash-Show), Reiji-Ho (Ray-Gee-Hoe), and Chiryo (Chi-Rye-Oh).   There was some laughter within the group which always helps to make everyone feel good.

Group members practicing some Reiki healing skills

Monday 9th December 2019

Today we talked about the ethics relating to reiki, we also discussed the things that reiki can be used to heal.   We went on to experiment with byosen scanning the body so that we can learn to feel the energy surrounding the body.  Then the group tried to use a pendulum to find their palm chakra and watched as the pendulum rotated vigorously around a couple of members crown chakras.  We finished with a few minutes talk about the solar plexus chakra and the crystals associated with it.  Then one member very kindly talked us through a meditation. Next meeting is 13th January at 10am at Hillstown Village Hall.Thank

Monday 14th October 2019

Today we once again looked at the five principles of reiki and had a really good discussion about them. The five principles are the basis for how we should strive to live our lives and are one of the first things that we learn in reiki. We also looked at the sacral chakra and the colour orange which is associated with this chakra.  Orange is the colour of joy.

Next group meeting is on the 11th November when the group are going to look at essential oils.

Monday 9th September 2019

The reiki group met today and began to look at the chakras in more depth.  The chakras are important in reiki as an unbalanced one can affect health and well being.   Today was the turn of the base or root chakra.

Monday 12th June 2019

Today we looked at karma both good and bad and how reiki can clear it.  Most of the group found it a little sleep inducing.  But all enjoyed looking at the benefits of the rose quartz crystal and the love that it creates.

10th June 2019

The reiki group met today and discussed using crystals with reiki. In particular we talked about the amethyst. Crystals are not a traditional part of reiki but can be used as a complementary therapy to enhance the reiki experience. Next meeting is July 8th 10 am at the Beehive cafe and we will look into the benefits of using citrine with reiki.

9th April 2019

Yesterday  we also talked about the history of reiki. We had a discussion about how Mikao Usui rediscovered reiki whilst studying ancient Sanskrit texts. We talked about how he passed the knowledge of reiki on to Dr Hayashi. We then spoke about Madame Takata and how she brought Reiki to the western hemisphere. The next meeting is June 10th at 10 am Beehive café.

8th April 2019

Today in the reiki group we talked about the importance of intention.  We looked at using a reiki box.  We also tried a meditation using Dr Mikao Usui’s Gassho Ho. One member talked us through a new relaxation method.   Everyone has a study to read to discuss at next meeting which will not be until June 10th.

11th March 2019

Today we discussed the third symbol hon sha ze sho nen.  This symbol allows the reiki practitioner to send reiki energy to anyone, anywhere in the world.  It can also be sent back in time to heal past traumas and can be sent to the future to an appointment or interview.  Reiki always works for the greatest and highest good of a person.  It cannot be used for negative actions.  We also talked about why some people fail to get results from reiki.  Reiki is a journey not a destination.

12th February 2019

Reiki works with the root cause of a problem not the symptoms.  The practitioner of reiki does not diagnose or prescribe.  The way we see the world is biased by our beliefs and experiences.  We all see things differently.  The body knows how to heal itself.  The lungs are renewed every six weeks and the liver every five months.  Your body is capable of creating a new healthy you.  Reiki helps the body to release the energy which is preventing it from doing its job of maintaining balance.  The practitioner is not providing the energy they are just a channel for it.  It is the recipient of the reiki energy who is drawing it in.  One single belief can wreak havoc on the physical body.  That energy (belief) which can be stored in a single cell can impact all aspects of physiology and anatomy of its hosting body.  The power to heal lies within us all!

We followed this with a relaxation excercise lead by one of our group members.  We all left our group meeting feeling wonderfully relaxed and rejuvenated.

What a wonderful experience!

12th February 2019

How Does the Body Use Reiki Energy?

We understand that every particle vibrates at a specific frequency. That frequency in more esoteric terms can be termed consciousness. This consciousness is what activates all parts of our body and synchronizes the events within our body.   Each day, our body is working to maintain balance. When we consider exercising, our body begins its preparations well before we begin our workout. When cells are separated from our body, even the thought of cutting oneself ignites a series of reactions in those extracted cells because it is the same frequency that animates them and the body.   Our body has a natural electromagnetic frequency that it prefers to resonate with. When all levels of the body are in harmony with that frequency, communication is strong. The body loses its effectiveness to heal and maintain homeostasis when the lines of communication within the body are disrupted. These disruptions occur when we store energy that is dissonant with our natural resonance.   We tend to store energy in the form of memories and beliefs and as they accumulate around the same theme, the strong dissonance begins. Where our body once operated as a perfectly timed symphony, with conflicting energy stored, we have many instruments out of tune and sync.   When a body receives Reiki energy, it is like having a light to make the body aware of the energy that is not serving it. The practitioner does not decide what needs to be released or when, the wisdom of the body does. The practitioner holds the space for the bodymindto see the possibilities it can choose from with regard to healing so the body is no longer tied to a dysfunctional way of being.

Once the body has chosen what it is ready to address, it can systematically release the stored energy at a cellular level connected with the imbalance. The cells then begin functioning as intended and the healing occurs on a physical as well as emotional, mental and physical level.   The body does not need to be consciously aware of what beliefs and memories it is working with which is one reason why Reiki can be so effective. Many of our strongly help beliefs were developed in early childhood or even fetal life.   The client just needs to ensure that as the releases occur that they are aware of the process and allow them to fall away.   With the body vibrating at a more natural state, harmony and peace on all levels can be restored.

11th February 2019

Sei He Ki

The second symbol is the Sei He Ki pronounced say-hay-key. This is the emotional and mental symbol used primarily for emotional and mental healing. One translation of Sei He Kimeans: The earth and sky meet or God and Man become one. Sei-He Ki balances the right and left brain. The two brain hemispheres deal with different aspects of life.  The left hemisphere is in charge of reasoning, logic and rationality.  The right hemisphere deals with dreams imagination and intuition.  Sei He Ki will bring balance to the two hemispheres allowing a life that is not rooted in logic or in a dream state.  Peace is achieved when the two sides work in harmony,

The Sei He Ki can

•Release blockages and resistance in the body. •Find resolution to longstanding problems. •Address alcohol, drug and smoking addictions. •Balance anorexia nervosa and bulimia. •Resolve relationship problems. •Calm nervousness, fear, phobias. •Helps to process anger, sadness and other emotions. •Helps facilitate the grieving process. •Can assist improving memory. •Can enhance affirmations •Can improve intuition and inspiration. •Creating a calm environment. •Ease arguments and tense situations •Balance your home, work, crystals. •Can improve poor communication. •Can provide protection on every level. •Can keep you from losing personal belongings. •Can be used while travelling. •Helps you find lost items. •Improves creativity.

1. Draw a three part curved line.

2. Draw a single curved line from top to bottom.

3 & 4. Draw two half-circles.

To activate the Sei-He Ki symbol you will draw the Cho Ku Rei symbol while intoning the words Cho Ku Rei three times to activate the SHK. Then draw the Sei He Ki on top of (or beside) the Cho Ku Rei and intone the words Sei He Ki three times. You can also then draw the Cho Ku Rei on top of (or beside) the Sei He Ki while intoning the words Cho Ku Rei three times. This is fondly called the Sei He Ki Reiki sandwich.  A Sei He Ki Reiki sandwich can be used to release any mental or emotional blockages in a person and allow the healing process to begin.

You can visualise the Reiki sandwich beaming out of your third eye chakra and entering the third eye chakra of your client. As you intone the words add the intention that it will be used by the bodymind of the client if it is for their highest good. Alternatively, you can draw the symbols on your hands and then place them over the clients’ third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is used in this instance because the goal is to align the recipient with their insight and intuition so they can release what is not true and embrace the reality of their perfection.

This is often helpful when you are working with a person with addictions, those wanting weight loss or to release unwanted habits. You will want to be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby as this can often cause the client to become weepy and emotional.

The Reiki sandwich can also effectively be applied with all of the normal hand positions in a session.

If you are working with a person who is suffering from an imbalance such as cancer, leukaemia or other immune system disorders, you can visualize thousands of Sei He Ki symbols penetrating every cell in the body of the recipient.


10th December 2018

Today the Reiki Group met to discuss  “intent” of the process of Reiki.  During the meeting the process of healing and self-improvement  was discussed.

I informed the group of problems I am suffering with my wrist and hand.  The group agreed to practice the process of intent concentrating on my wrist and hand.  I cannot express strongly enough how much my wrist has improved in such a short space of time.  I can still feel some numbness and some pain, however not as severe as yesterday.

My fellow group members have agreed to take part in a remote healing exercise at 10pm this evening to help me cope with the problems I am experiencing with my hand and wrist.  I have every faith in this process, and will report on tonight’s excercise, tomorrow,  Can’t  wait.


29th August 2018

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It is a complementary therapy which works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques.  If you are a healthy person reiki can promote relaxation, relieve stress and restore personal energy.  If you are unwell or have a problem reiki may be the key which could bring about your own healing or solve the problem.  Reiki can also give you the courage to change the things in your life which need to be changed.  Reiki will help to heal physical, emotional and psychological issues and promote your spiritual growth. Everyone has the potential to self-heal and reiki is a wonderful tool with which you can access your own ability. When you learn reiki you open yourself up to your own innate healing powers.   Reiki is a very simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student through an attunement given by a reiki master.   Once a reiki student has been attuned they can access an unlimited supply of life force energy to improve their health and enhance their quality of life.

We are meeting in the Bee Hive Café at 10 am on Monday 10thSeptember

Well, we’re up and running and are actually full!  At least for now, a waiting list is available.

I believe I was the last of the group to receive an attunement today.  I don’t know much about Reiki, have never participated in this practice before, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.  So this is very new to me, and I suspect for others in the group also.  It is a very personal experience and is probably different for each individual.  So far, I’m intrigued, but not sceptical, can’t wait to see how it develops.  Reiki treats the whole person including the body, we are all born with the power to heal ourselves.  Can’t wait for the next session, but in the meantime will be practicing Reiki hand positions with self, and hopefully learning and feeling a glowing radiance through and around myself.  Am looking forward to exploring this new experience.   Bev