Amidst the chaos of the external world or the stress that impacts us from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life, it is important to create time and ways to bring ourselves back to center, to heal. We must make intentional decisions and decide how and with whom we will share our time, energy, and space. One healing practice that can be incorporated into our lifestyles is Reiki. We have made a conscious decision at Enerlocks to infuse Reiki energy into our products and experiences. Let us tell you what Reiki is, how it works, and what some of the benefits are.
What Reiki is and what it is not
Reiki is a Japanese technique created in the early 1900s by Mikao Usui. It is an energy healing practice that incorporates the use of the hands to help elicit feelings of peace, relaxation, and wellness. Translated literally, the word Reiki can be broken into two words, ‘rei’ (universal or The Higher Power/God’s Wisdom) and ‘ki’ (life force energy). Reiki is a complementary health approach that uses gentle (or no) touch to exchange the life force energy through the practitioner to the client.
As Reiki is a technique that exchanges ‘ki’, it is often considered a spiritually guided practice. However, Reiki is not a religion. Anyone can receive the benefits of Reiki and those who provide Reiki as practitioners can provide this healing touch without regard for their personal religious practices and beliefs. A Reiki practitioner, however, must be mindful of their energy, thoughts, and state of groundedness.
How it works – on people
Reiki practitioners are formally trained to learn how to sense energy blocks in the body and how to use their hands to improve the flow of energy through them and to their clients. In a Reiki session, ranging anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes, the client is fully clothed and rests on a table or floor mat. The Reiki practitioner provides gentle touch with body part-specific hand positions to facilitate the desired therapeutic responses. Depending on the energy needs of the client’s body, the Reiki practitioner may adjust the length of time that they spend giving Reiki with that hand position.
How it works – on objects
Objects have the ability to carry with them extreme energies. Reiki practitioners are able to, with proper intention setting, reset the object’s energy to a neutral state. Its energy is neither too negative nor too positive. According to Muniqui Muhammad, Reiki Practituoner at Healing Land Reiki, “Reiki will reset the object back to energetic zero, as if no one [has] ever used it or touched it.” Likewise, practitioners can infuse objects with Reiki energy so that the object itself will emit the energy that it has received. “You may…turn any object into a sacred object by imbuing it with Reiki energy. When an object is imbued with Reiki, the object will give off Reiki energy whenever and wherever it is used…”, Muhammad explains.
Reiki is effective in both people and on objects. With its treatment, Reiki helps to promote feelings of relaxation, peace, and reduced stress in the body and within the environment. To allow the healing benefits of Reiki to continue, clients of Reiki sessions or users of the objects that have had Reiki treatments done must intentionally and actively choose to continue to improve their well-being and maintain the positive vibrations in their environments.
Reiki is a fantastic compliment when creating a balanced and grounded life, whether at home or at work. During our recent launch ceremony, our Enerlocks locking tool kits were infused with Reiki’s healing energy. Our intentions were to manifest wealth, abundance, and prosperity. It is a part of our mission to create and infuse positive, healing energy into our tools so that locticians may receive the same in their hair practice.