What is Reiki?Written by Sam Stevens
Reiki is an ancient form of energy healing in which a properly attuned Reiki Practitioner serves as a conduit for Universal Life Force (or ReiKi). The Reiki practitioner opens them self up as a conduit for a semi-sentient energy summoned from a higher source to facilitate healing or correct a person’s aura. The Reiki Practitioner is not a healer per se – but energy moves through them to work with recipient’s higher will in correcting imbalances and treating situations from core causal point rather than effect. This is thought to have a beneficial effect on body, mind, and spirit, emotional and in Indian systems - chakra system. Everything in universe is thought to have an underlying energy that gives it form, structure, health, strength and autonomy. This invisible, but formidable force is called Chi by Chinese mystics and martial artists and referred to as Prana by Indian masters and healers. It is also called “orgone energy” and practice itself is also described by names Chi Gong and Polarity therapy. Whatever you want to call it, word Reiki literally means “Universal Life Force.” Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works at very fundamental levels of reality. The level of reality where Reiki operates is underlying energy structure of matter, as physical matter we see around us is a solidified form of energy. The health, flow and strength of this force are thought to be affected by our thoughts. Think negative thoughts and manifest diseases and unfortunate events. Think positive thoughts and good health and good fortune. Think nothing and achieve bliss. Reiki is really about helping those who are stuck in self, access healing energies of a higher power. In some ways too, Reiki can be called an active, ritualistic form of prayer. A Reiki healing is a very simple, and quite religious act of faith. In essence, Reiki Healer or Master can be seen as a channel or vessel for transformative power of God’s love. The practitioner places his or her hands upon person to be healed with intent for healing to occur, and then energy begins flowing. Into afflicted part of body, without any judgement or thoughts from Reiki Master. The healer draws exactly amount of needed energy to recipient. There is no conscious intervention or appeal on part of healer who are there to keep “healing space” open between diseased or troubled person and divine love before. The healer/s job is to get out of way and be a conduit. Often, if you will observe a Reiki healer, he or she will appear to stop and watch or listen for signs of what to do next, from a silent voice.
Fountain of Light ExerciseWritten by Sam Stevens
An etheric body, also known as aura, surrounds every human being. This energy field is thought to be made up of you’re emanations of your life force, what Middle Eastern religions call Prana, Chinese call Chi and popular religions call Soul. An entire New Age cottage industry has sprung up around idea of taking electromagnetic pictures of these phenomena using Kirilian or electromagnetic photography. Psychics and Channelers take cues from colors revealed in these photographs to diagnose and interpret physical, spiritual and emotional conditions. The most prominent element of Etheric Body, or soul-structure as it is also known, is said to consist of aura itself, which is said to typical extend about three feet around physical body in all directions. This resembles a bubble of light that is typically sealed by a slightly thicker membrane that preserves autonomy of entity. Imagine a soap bubble filled with light and you get idea. Some people have larger, more expansive auras, and often you can recognize these people by way they seem to mysteriously fill their room with their presence. Others have very tall auras that seem to extend as far as six feet above their head. This elongation of aura, towards skies and realms of ascended masters, saints and angels is a goal of many devoted Buddhists, Christians and spiritual seekers. All of chakras play important roles in maintaining health of aura, but chakra directly involved in communication with angels is Crown Chakra. Above Crown Chakra, hovering about six feet above your head is thought to be source of what is usually called Higher Self, Divine Imagination, Holy Guardian Angel, or center of Christ Consciousness. This is usually seen as a small Sun or ball of shining light that emanates rays down through Crown Chakra. In order for this to happen crown chakra has to be open to receive what Buddhists call enlightenment. One way to understand Chakra system is to imagine that there is a string of multicolored Christmas lights connected from your base chakra up through your body to crown of your head. Connected to that is an extension card that further plugs into this power source about six feet above you. The idea is to send light up those bulbs by plugging into your energy source. That ball of light six feet above your head is what talks to other souls on your behalf, and also to angels. It sends messages to your chakras that in turn deal with issues of survival, sexuality, communication, your ability to give or receive love, self-expression, second sight and ability to receive divine guidance. If you manage to plug into this higher source and light up all your chakras, you are said to have awakened your Kundalini. The ball of light known as Higher Self, Divine Imagination or center of Christ consciousness relates very strongly to Heart Chakra, which is seen as a pinpoint of light and 3rd Chakra. The 3rd chakra is used as a kind of bellows to energize heart chakra each time you take a breath inside your body. Energizing 3rd and 4th chakras, by controlling breath is though to open Crown Chakra so that it can receive light and wisdom of messages sent from higher self to physical body. This pathway forms a kind of circuitry that energizes and strengthens your connection to your higher self and angels.