≡ Menu

Reiki and Soul Shock

Article by Norman W. Wilson, Ph.D.

It seems to me that much has been written about soul shock from twin flames, chasers, and runners’ perspective. That is not my intent here. The human soul, I believe, is a living, breathing part of the human being that survives the body after its death. And because it is a living aspect, it can be shocked. What happens to a shocked soul can be terrifying, debilitating, may result in the soul’s endless wandering throughout the cosmos. It becomes the proverbial lost soul.

Reiki practitioners should check their client for the potentiality of soul shock as the cause of physical and emotional issues. Symptoms of soul shock include unexplained fatigue, feelings of lack-luster, depression, unworthiness, isolation, and loss of weight. A quick and simple way to check for the possibility of soul shock is to do an aura check. A caution here: Many seem to think the soul is housed in the heart. It is not! It is located in the brain. Be sure to check the aura around the client’s head. If you detect brown, it suggests the client is unsettled, nervous; gray suggests dark thoughts, mustard color suggests pain or anger, and white indicates serious disease. Probable readings of these colors also suggest soul shock.

If the Reiki practitioner identifies any of these colors or their shades it is highly recommended that the client complete a survey, which asks about such things a drug/alcohol abuse, spousal abuse, etc.

Reiki and Soul Shock

Image by spirit111

What exactly is soul shock?

At the simplest level, soul shock refers to anything, which has had a devastating impact on the soul. Among those things, which cause soul shock, is the loss of a child, spouse, or sibling. There are those who have such a wonderful and close relationship with another it said they are soul sisters or soul brothers. If one of them suffers a serious illness or death of the body, the other experiences an inconsolable sense of loss. A serious illness or an accident may produce a profound shock to one’s soul; a near death experience, for example. Enter Reiki.

What does Reiki have to offer a person who has suffered soul shock?

The Reiki Master or practitioner can do a general re-direction of energy flow through the body’s natural meridians. Some Reiki’s prefer to start at the client’s feet; others at the head and shoulders. That’s a personal preference, both having a positive impact on the client. Several Reiki, view this as an initial survey of the energy flow of the client’s body. Once this initial survey is completed, Reiki healing energy can be applied directly to the brain where the soul resides. Care needs to be the operative mood here. Too much energy flowing to the brain could cause issues. I recommend no more than ten minutes; then do an auric reading. If negativity is still present, wait a few minutes before continuing the session. It might be helpful to offer bottled water or a cup of tea at this time.

In the Upanishads, we find a gentle reminder: “He who, dwelling in all things, He is your Soul, the Inner Controller, the Immortal.” Guard it well!

Free eBook download: We’ve created an eBook with our best articles on this topic, and offer it for free to all our newsletter subscribers. Click the image below to subscribe and download the PDF:


Download this eBook!

Norman W Wilson, Ph.D

Norman W Wilson

Norman W. Wilson has two PhDs. He is a shaman, a Reiki Master, a Crystal Healer, a spiritual counselor, an author of over a dozen books, and hundreds of articles published on the Internet. In his spare time, he operates a podcast called The Chatter Box. His website is healingtheshamansway.blog

{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Mahadev M C October 16, 2018, 5:20 am

    Hi sir..really very interesting article. Thanks sir

  • Jan E October 17, 2018, 6:18 am

    Soul shock is actually part of the human experience. All that happens to humanity is written on their soul as a memory which is carried on the soul. It is the human body that suffers from depression, due to loss of loved ones or due to fear, not the soul! Reiki balances the chakras and helps the body to heal through the Intent of the healer and the client. Reiki flows to where it is needed and heals there. If you wish to stand in one position for ten minutes, you are just standing there, the reiki is flowing to where it is needed. We as healers do not have control of the flow of Reiki. We are conduits. Channels only! Reiki heals the body, the mind and the spirit. Our life choices and how we live and how we maintain spiritual connections is what is written on our soul. What we need to do is be the best person we can be. Pray, meditate, and enjoy the gift of Reiki when we are out of balance. Namaste!

  • Jan E October 17, 2018, 3:42 pm

    I would like to clarify, that yes in the present what happens to us is imprinted on our soul and it is a memory. Reiki does help heal the body, mind and spirit in the present, that healing is also a memory on the soul. The memory of loss or death or any darkness is not wiped clean like a slate. However Reiki and Intent to move forward and heal is what we as healers are supposed to do. We must help humanity to reconnect to their/our spiritual selves, through the reconnection our mind and bodies heal. Some genetic imbalances from past life traumas may
    not be total rectified in the present but may need to be manifested in more lives. However, healing in the present can alleviate the discomfort, but not remove the unit of genetic memory in this lifetime. Balance in the Light is the ultimate goal. Namaste. Channeled AN NAIS 171018

Leave a Comment

Our site uses cookies. By continuing to use our site you are agreeing to our privacy policy.