Reiki is a gentle, ancient “hands on” healing method and spiritual practice that originated in Japan. It is a simple, effective, non-invasive and powerful form of energy healing. Reiki is completely holistic and is not associated with any religious beliefs. Reiki restores harmony to our physical, emotional and mental states, improving our health, well being and emotional stability.
It was developed by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. Reiki, which means “Universal Energy,” comes from “rei” (universe) and “ki” (Japanese) the life force energy around us. This universal energy is ever present, surrounding everything. The words “chi” (in China) and “prana” (in India) also refer to energy.Eastern medicine has always recognized and understood the powerful connection between energy and its flow and its vital-ness to our well being. More recently, reiki has been more widely accepted and practiced in The U.S., Canada and Europe.
Reiki is performed by trained practitioners / healers who place their hands (very light touch) on or over a person or animal with the intent of channeling the powerful healing energy from the universe. This energy is channeled to the recipient, bringing about a positive and powerful healing and the release of pent up negative emotions and fears. Crystals have their own powerful energies (vibrations) from having grown in the Earth for millions of years. Together, these two metaphysical instruments create a powerhouse of healing, which explains why crystals are often used in conjunction with reiki.When used in reiki, crystals amplify the energies that the practitioner is channeling to the recipient. They also help the practitioner to better focus on where to send these energies. The crystals actually act as additional hands. Crystals also add a celestial and heavenly element when used in reiki treatments.
Many reiki practitioners are familiar with the healing power of crystals and enjoy working with their favorite crystals. These crystals may be ones they resonate well with or those that have energies that compliment theirs. Often, that is the same thing. Some reiki practitioners instinctively know which crystal(s) to use and where to place them. They call on their intuition to hone in on our imbalances and / or blockages.Depending on the chakra(s) that need work, the appropriate stone(s) will be placed over the area to work its magic.Reiki enhances everything including our intuition and crystals can enhance our reiki treatment. Many reiki practitioners incorporate crystals and gemstones in their reiki healing and most likely know intuitively which crystals to use. Some benefits of reiki: increases energy levels, detoxifies our system, releases suppressed feelings, speeds up the healing process and eases neck, back, shoulder and leg pain
Both reiki and crystals are energy filled metaphysical instruments. Their powerful healing energies are used in various healing applications. As a result, crystals work well in conjunction with reiki and can actually enhance our reiki treatment. In receiving reiki, the recipient can either be sitting up or lying down. When crystals and gemstones are used in a reiki session, it is best that the receiver be laying down so that the crystals can be placed on their respective chakras and wherever else they may be needed.
Blockages within any of our chakras (the energy centers) can cause all kinds of illnesses. Crystals can strengthen, align, balance, clear and help release toxins from our chakras. Our 7 major chakras have corresponding crystals associated with them. For more information on crystals and chakras, please visit our crystals and chakras page at: http://www.crystalsandgemstones.com/knowledgelearning-center/crystals-and-chakras/
Crystals and gemstones have other applications in reiki other than the placing of them directly on the recipient. Crystals can also help protect the healers from absorbing “not so desirable” debris from those they are working on. Stones good for protection are Amber, Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Garnet, Malachite, Opal, Pyrite, Ruby and Rutilated Quartz. Crystals and gemstones can be used to prepare the reiki healing room by removing existing negative energies from the room. Crystals which are good for clearing negative energies are smokey quartz, clear quartz, black onyx, hematite and obsidian.