What IS this Reiki thing?

What IS this Reiki thing?

Hi love,

If you've been following me for awhile, you know I've been seeing an energy healer for almost two years now. She has helped me to learn to be more grounded, process my emotions and remain at peace and in love with myself at a level I've never experienced before.

I knew, from that first session I had years ago, that eventually I would become an energy healer myself! It completely changed my life and was SO beneficial to my well being I knew I wanted to offer it to all my friends and family.

A couple weeks ago I became officially certified and I want to be able to help and heal as many people as possible!

Stress can have a HUGE impact on our mental and physical health and it can destroy our immune system.

Now more than ever, it's important for us to remain grounded and in a state of peace so that we can handle whatever continues to come our way during this pandemic and long after it.

What exactly IS Reiki and how can it help you?

REI (divine wisdom) KI (universal life force)

Reiki is a Japanese stress reduction technique that promotes the body's relaxation response & natural healing ability. Reiki dissolves the illusions of fear and empowers your soul to reveal your loving and authentic truth. It fills your entire being with love and peace so that you may overcome all obstacles.

Sounds pretty great right?!

Is Reiki a religion?

While Reiki is a spiritual practice, it is NOT a religious practice. It has no dogma that you must believe. You can practice reiki alongside any religion or none. When I had my attunement (more on this later) it was a VERY spiritual experience for me and Jesus came to me multiple times throughout it. I, personally, am not religious but am very spiritual. Every Reiki healer's experience is their own and unique to them.

Where does Reiki come from?

Reiki does not come from me, I am simply a channel through which Reiki flows. The source of Reiki is the divinity that you find within yourself and all around you. This can be your Highest Self, the Universe, God, Jesus, "all that is" or any higher source that you believe. It is ONLY an energy of unconditional love so there is no negative energies or side effects. It's not "black magic", voodoo or wiccan.

Reiki allows you to feel at peace and release your stresses to be able to feel more calm and empowered within yourself and to help find the balance in life and remain grounded in what truly matters. 

Is Reiki holistic?

Reiki is a non-invasive, holistic technique that promotes healing by releasing congestion from energy centers to enable a good flow of energy in the body. It's administered by "laying hands" on major energy centers (chakras) of the body and also balancing the auric field. Reiki heals mind, body and soul. It's a natural healing modality that helps relax, connect to your true essence and allows your body to heal itself. Reiki can bring emotional balance, clarity, and self-awareness. 

Now, you may be wondering, what the heck are chakras Chelsea? Well, I'm glad you asked. :)

What are Chakras?

Chakras are part of the subtle body (which is energy), not the physical body (which is mass). Chakras are swirling wheels of energy where the physical and consciousness meet. This energy is called Prana, the vital life force, which is what keeps us vibrant, healthy and alive. Each chakra corresponds to massive nerve centers and major organs in the body. Each of the 7 main chakras also contain our psychological, emotional and spiritual states of being.

The goal is that our 7 chakras stay open, aligned with energy moving fluidly between each of them and also connecting them all. If there is a blockage in one (or many), then the energy can't flow throughout our body and creates stagnant energy which over time will manifest in various imbalances (emotional, physical, etc...)

Emotions = energy in motion

Most of the time, we may find ourselves pushing our emotions down and that energy gets stuck. Over time, that stuck energy can turn into anxiety, depression and physical ailments. The more we can keep the energy moving, the better we will feel physically and emotionally.

This is where Reiki comes in!

What should you expect in a Reiki session?

During an in-person Reiki session, you will either lie down on a massage table, or sit in a chair, fully clothed. I will place my hands gently on your body, or just above your body. I'll change positioning of my hands several times as the treatment progresses from your head to your feet. You may feel some warmth or coolness, tingling, or simply just feel very relaxed. Some people see colors or visuals or you may even feel some emotions come up.

During a distance Reiki session, you will find a peaceful place to lay down for 40-60 minutes uninterrupted. I will send you a music playlist that you'll be able to listen to through your phone and headphones. Your only goal here is to relax and breathe. I'll take care of the rest on my end! I will do a full Reiki session on you as if you were lying on my massage table and send Reiki to you and through you. Reiki is NOT defined by space or time, so you will still feel the full benefits during a distance session. 

Does Reiki actually work?

YES! Studies show that there are many positive effects of Reiki such as lowered heart rate, blood pressure and stress hormones, as well as an increased immune strength. It also helps with mood swings, depression, sleep deprivation, headaches and aches & pains in the body.

If you've been thinking about doing an energy healing session and Reiki sounds like exactly what you need right now, I'd love to work with you!


And if you have any questions at all about Reiki or how it can possibly help you, please send me an email to chelsea@mypurposeful.life. I'd love to talk more with you!

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