What Reiki Does
Youíre lying on a comfortable massage table, covered with a warm blanket,
fully clothed and secure. Two hands settle softly on your fore≠head,
like butterflies landing. The hands become still. Just their presence
is deeply relaxing, as a motherís hand on the brow of her child.
Then you notice - something different is happening. From where the hands
are touching, sensation is spreading through≠out your head and the rest of your
body. It feels like blissful warmth, or maybe tingling, or maybe blessed coolness
in areas that suffer in≠flammation, maybe even a mix of these sensations all at once.
It feels just so RIGHT, and so deeply, deeply peaceful. Itís like coming home.
As the hands move around your body, resting gently here and there,
places that are chronically tense wake up to
this peaceful warm feeling and, healing starts.
Areas of disease or injury may receive an extra intensity of warmth. If you
have an acute pain, the heat from his hands may feel almost like burning but, oddly,
you know instinctively that itís GOOD, and will help you.
Thoughts may swirl around old emotional hurts, bringing them up gently for you
to re≠view from this place of calm and loving awareness, so that you may practice
let≠ting them go. The practitioner asks you to breathe deeply, and as you do so,
the hurts quiet into a whisper.
Just before you fall asleep, you marvel at how relaxed and at peace you feel.
You donít remember being at such ease in your body since you were a child.
The session seems to last an eternity, yet it is over all too soon. When you
finally, slowly, open your eyes and sit up, you feel as if an entire layer of stress
and ill-feeling has just effortlessly washed away.
Youíve just received a Reiki ses≠sion.