Like for all alternative therapies, there are sceptics for Reiki. Reiki works wonders for some, but some people do not get the desired results. This could happen with many health issues, but that’s only because we are looking at the partial picture. Here is what you need to consider to look at the bigger scheme of things:
1. Ignoring the physical causes
Reiki works to remove the energetic blockages but our overall health is a cumulative outcome of physical, emotional and mental planes. Reiki helps you with the mental and emotional blocks, but if you ignore the physical causes of your problems, you may not achieve the desired outcome. It’s important to nourish the body with the right food just like it is important to nourish the mind with positive thoughts. This is especially true for chronic health problems. So set your expectations right and do not skip the physical measures, like diet and exercise. Reiki is about leading a harmonious and holistic life.
Reiki works in different ways-sometimes it cures the problem right away, sometimes it aligns you to the state of finding the solution to your problem, e.g. the right medicines, the knowledge about nutrition etc. But if you are a hard core sceptic, and give up too soon, you might wrongly end up concluding that Reiki does not work.
3. Five principles of Reiki
If you practice Reiki just like another task and are not willing to transform anything else in your life, your output from the Reiki practice will definitely get reduced. Reiki is adopting a new way of life, and it’s a complete lifestyle change. By following the five principles (letting go of anger, worries, adopting honesty, gratitude and kindness), you achieve the results much faster and better. Remember that Reiki is not a magic cure, it simply enhances your body’s ability to heal itself. So the more you cooperate with it, the quicker and the better your results.
4. Setting the right expectations
Reiki does not always work in the way you desire, it works for your highest good and benevolent outcomes. The Higher Power knows what is best for you and Reiki helps to align you to that. Because of our short-sightedness, we may not realize that a certain thing worked in our favor, but in the bigger scheme of things, many times it becomes our experience. e.g. you did not get the job you wanted, even after doing Reiki. In the short term, you might feel defeated. But in the long term, you might become a great entrepreneur or get an even better job. So it is best to surrender and continue to practice Reiki while setting the right expectations.
Reiki is an intelligent energy and flows where needed, without the bounds of time and space. Let go of the outcome and let it do its work. Combine it with a healthy lifestyle, including adequate sleep, healthy diet, balanced workload and a daily dose of gratitude. Your life will certainly improve for better.
Article by Dr. Jayashree Ramana
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Dr. Jayashree Ramana is a scientist and nutritionist. She uses Reiki healing as a part of her holistic healing program.
She is Usui Reiki Grand Master and practices Usui Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Crystal healing, Lama fera, Magnified healing, Emotional Freedom Technique(EFT), acupressure, etc. She is a fitness enthusiast and helps people achieve optimal levels of wellness by amalgamating physical measures including nutrition and exercise along with various alternative therapies. Her vision is to empower people and help them tap into their individual power while simultaneously creating a life of abundance and joy.
She is working as Senior Information Scientist at International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology. She was formerly a university professor and scientist in the field of Biotechnology for a decade. Her own personal transformation with reiki sparked her passion for metaphysical sciences and this led her to found ‘The Healing Soul’.
Get in touch with Dr. Jayashree Ramana through her website www.thehealingsoul.in or you may reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her youtube channel is www.youtube.com/c/DrJayashreeRamana.