Strengthening & Healing our Energy System with Reiki ~ Part I


Article by Kathi Rancourt

December 21, 2012 marked an important date for those of us who identify as light workers and healers, and also for those of us human beings with an understanding of the Ascension process. Allegedly, the 5 Spiritual Chakras descended into our awareness on or around that particular date, and those chakras will be key in facilitating our personal inner healing, and the healing of the planet during this accelerated healing time period. Mother Earth (or Gaia, as she is often referred to) as well as all sentient beings on the planet, is in the process of the Great Awakening or Great Shift ~ both monikers have been used interchangeably in the past. Gaia entered into a photon belt of light, in order to heal and raise her vibrations and the vibrations of all living beings on December 21, 2012.

Since, there have been Great Shifts in people’s individual awareness and consciousness, as well as shifts in the Collective Consciousness. Each of us has experienced at least some of the ‘symptoms’ of this Ascension process, including symptoms such as emotional outbursts, aches/pains of unknown origin, excessive itching in the areas of the 7 major chakras, and many others.

This is an auspicious time for those who have chosen to be here during this glorious period of transformation and transmutation. Mother Earth has entered into a photon light belt, which happens about every 26,000 years. The Earth has entered into what metaphysic scientists have termed ‘The Golden Age’ ~ a period of time in which our Consciousness and Spirituality accelerate to intertwine, merging together and forming an expansion of consciousness the likes that humankind has never experienced. This is coupled instantaneously with the innate ability and capacity to initiate our own inner work and healing, which is required before we can take on our Spiritual chakras higher energetic vibrations. As humans, we are in a period of time where we can ultimately focus on our own personal healing. Working on our Self helps us to clear the pathway of our Journey, so that we are prepared to ascend spiritually and ultimately merge with our God- or Higher- selves.

Reiki plays an important role while we process through the particularly overwhelming feelings and emotions that inner work can sometimes generate. This healing of our inner selves is required prior to embarking on the Ascension Journey; and the two symbols that can help us especially during this healing period are the Sei Hei Ki (mental/emotional) and the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (distance) symbols. Of course, the Power Symbol is always of excellent use in all situations, and strengthens the power of the other symbols, as well. All of our precious and sacred Reiki symbols are important, but the two symbols mentioned previously can be extremely powerful when healing from past traumas and situations. When combined, they work together, invoking healing energy that heals past traumas with light and sublime energy second to none.

While all of our Chakras are important and have specific functions within the energy system, the first three Chakras, sometimes referred to as our ‘physical’ Chakras are important in that they are considered the ‘foundation’ of our energetic system. When a structure is built upon a weak foundation, it can easily be overcome, and succumb to all kinds of ills.

There are entire books and websites devoted to teaching us more about the energetic system, and I would encourage every Reiki practitioner to explore various avenues and teachings regarding the energy systems of the human body. It is also of great importance (though not essential) to have a basic understanding of human Anatomy and Physiology. I usually teach a brief section on Anatomy & Physiology within my curriculum when training new practitioners.

If any of the chakras within the energy system is not functioning at its optimum, the entire energy system suffers and becomes unbalanced and clogged. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to remain vigilante of our energy system and any blockages or negative thoughts/patterns that might be affecting the system in a negative manner. Reiki energy can bring our chakras, and thus our entire energy system back into balance. When we think about the energy system, we can think of it as a Whole (the system), rather than as separate parts (the chakras). If one chakra is affected, the entire system is affected.

Strengthening & Healing our Energy System with Reiki

There is so much information about the Chakra system out there, and following is a brief synopsis of some of that information:

The first Chakra, Muladhara (root support) brings lessons related to the material world, and physical matter. It is our ‘home’, our family of origin. One of the greatest lessons at this level of being, at the root chakra level, is the divine principle and spiritual truth that “all is one”, that everyone is connected in the big scheme of things. It isn’t enough to simply state this universal truth of being connected with all sentient beings. In order to ascend spiritually, we first need to honor our own families and all other humans and sentient beings.

The second Chakra, Svadisthana (sacred space/home) is about lessons related to sexuality, work, and physical desires. This is our perception of the world, how we see others and our environment, and how we interact with the world around us. This is our honor and integrity within all of our relationships.

The third Chakra, Manipura (shining jewel) is lessons related to self-esteem, ego, and personality. This chakra has much to do with how we think and feel about ourselves, how we project ourselves to others, and how we relate to those around us. It is our self-honor, and our self-respect. This is the seat of our personal power. We violate our own Self when we do not trust our ‘gut’ reactions, our Intuition.

I’m leaving the explanations of the chakras brief, to afford more time to discuss the actual healing work that can be accomplished with the use of Reiki energy in preparing ourselves for the opening of our Christ Consciousness and connecting to our God-self. You can explore the chakras in more depth in your personal studies.

In Part II, we will be exploring how Reiki can help us open and heal our energy field, and prepare us for Ascension into our Christ-Consciousness, or Light-Consciousness. Read Part II here.

Be blessed, my friends, until next time. Thank you Reiki Grand Masters, Reiki Undines, Elementals, Devas, and Spirits!

1. More information about the Ascension Symptoms:

Kathi Rancourt
Kathi Rancourt

Kathi Rancourt is a Registered Nurse, who is also certified in Usui Rhoyo Reiki as a Master Teacher and as a Clinical Hypnotherapist. She is also a professional Licensed Massage Therapist. Kathi is an Intuitive, who has studied Astrology, Tarot and various other forms of divination since 1990. Reiki found Kathi in 1992 and she was Attuned in Levels I and II in 1997 with Sensei Vicky Walsh of the Reiki Center Augusta, Maine. She attained her Reiki Master Level III certification in 2001, also from Sensei Vicky Walsh. Kathi grew up in New England where, as a young child, she discovered she had the gift of clairsentience, as well as other extrasensory abilities. Kathi currently resides in Boynton Beach, Florida for the last 13 years with her Life partner and Toy Poodle. Her book “Family Sin: How Reiki Healed my Life” is due to be published soon. You can reach Kathi via her Facebook page: or her website: Kathi also maintains a few blogs, the most current being:


  1. Nice article, good info. As a former caregiver of several years and a recent widow, I myself am depleted in many areas. Altho, I’m better in ways, I feel this will help me a lot. Cant wait until you post Part 2
    Blessed Be & Namaste

  2. Hi! Thank you for sharing this with all of us ? I don’t think the link to Part 2 is working tho…it wouldn’t load for me…so here’s to hoping that gets fixed and you post it again soon! Namaste

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