One of my student's practicing Reiki techniques.  Simply stated, "Reiki is a technique for deep relaxation.  When our bodies are fully relaxed they can heal themselves more quickly." Jennifer Brodigan

One of my student's practicing Reiki techniques.  Simply stated, "Reiki is a technique for deep relaxation.  When our bodies are fully relaxed they can heal themselves more quickly." Jennifer Brodigan

My dog, Jasmine, loves receiving Reiki.  Animals are much more intuitive than we are, and know a good thing when they feel it!

My dog, Jasmine, loves receiving Reiki.  Animals are much more intuitive than we are, and know a good thing when they feel it!

Another happy client, Nickels, enjoying his Reiki nap.  His owner couldn't believe how relaxed his was!

Another happy client, Nickels, enjoying his Reiki nap.  His owner couldn't believe how relaxed his was!

While visiting one of the beautiful beaches on the Cape this summer with my daughter, we learned that because of the growing seal population, the shark population is growing too.   I  decided one morning to send Reiki out to the ocean, to bless the Cape seals and protect them from the sharks.  How exciting it was for me, when two seals appeared in the surf and hung out for a little while, to soak up the Reiki Rays!  

While visiting one of the beautiful beaches on the Cape this summer with my daughter, we learned that because of the growing seal population, the shark population is growing too.   I  decided one morning to send Reiki out to the ocean, to bless the Cape seals and protect them from the sharks.  How exciting it was for me, when two seals appeared in the surf and hung out for a little while, to soak up the Reiki Rays!  

The five Reiki principals to live by are:         Just for today, I will not be angry, I will not worry, I will be grateful, I will do my work honestly, I will be kind to all living things!

The five Reiki principals to live by are:         Just for today, I will not be angry, I will not worry, I will be grateful, I will do my work honestly, I will be kind to all living things!

What is Reiki and where does Reiki energy come from?

The word Reiki is composed from two Japanese words, Rei and Ki.  Rei can be described as a higher intelligence that guides us and Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.  Together, Reiki has been described as a "Spiritually guided life-force energy."  It is not a religion.  It is a form of healing using the energy around us. We are all made from energy.  Energy flows in all living things, and around  all of us.  When our energy or "Ki" is high, we feel strong, happy, and well.  When it is low, we can feel weak, sad, out of balance,  sick.  Ki is all around us.  We receive it from the air we breathe, from food, from the sun and moon, and from sleep. Everything on our planet is made from energy. People, animals, plants, and other living things, are all made up of energy.  Reiki is a form of non-physical energy made up of the life force energy around us.  Reiki seems to have an intelligence of its own. Reiki will know the condition of the client and can only do good.  It flows where it is needed from the practitioner's hands into the client to promote healing where needed.  As Reiki flows through a sick or blocked area, it breaks it up and washes away any conscious or unconscious negative thoughts and/or feelings (energy), allowing a normal healthy flow of energy to resume. As this happens your body becomes properly "fed" with good energy or Ki and begins functioning in a balanced, healthy way. 

Reiki will always work in a good, positive way.  It will never cause harm.  You can never receive too much Reiki. It can never be misused as it always creates a healing effect.  The source of healing comes from the energy or Ki that flows through and around us.

Everyone who receives a Reiki treatment has a different experience.  However, most feel very relaxed, balanced, refreshed,  and experience a feeling of  "inner peace." Reiki energy can cause you to fall asleep because it so relaxing! 

All animals love Reiki!  Inside we are all the same.  "We are all connected. Always have been, always will be!"

All animals love Reiki!  Inside we are all the same.  "We are all connected. Always have been, always will be!"

This beautiful girl, found her way  into the barn while I was sharing Reiki with another goat,  as if to ask me to share Reiki with her, to help with her arthritis, which I gladly did.  She is such a sweetheart, a gentle soul, and I felt a special connection with her.  I love being with the animals and the special connections I am making with them.  I feel truly blessed. They are great teachers.  They are aware of the energy of all things around them and are open to Reiki. I am learning so much from them.   

This beautiful girl, found her way  into the barn while I was sharing Reiki with another goat,  as if to ask me to share Reiki with her, to help with her arthritis, which I gladly did.  She is such a sweetheart, a gentle soul, and I felt a special connection with her.  I love being with the animals and the special connections I am making with them.  I feel truly blessed. They are great teachers.  They are aware of the energy of all things around them and are open to Reiki. I am learning so much from them. 

 

Reiki does not come from the hands but comes from the heart.  You do not have to have a "hands on experience" with an animal.  When you meditate and open up your "heart space" to the animal, he/she will show you signs of that connection.  Something as simple as a horse grazing nearby is a sign that your horse is connected,  relaxed, and enjoying the Reiki energy. 

Reiki does not come from the hands but comes from the heart.  You do not have to have a "hands on experience" with an animal.  When you meditate and open up your "heart space" to the animal, he/she will show you signs of that connection.  Something as simple as a horse grazing nearby is a sign that your horse is connected,  relaxed, and enjoying the Reiki energy.