So, in true Amber spirit, I have been spending some time finding the silver linings of this year and one of them is that due to the lockdown, many amazing educators took their courses online, allowing access that previously wouldn't have been possible without thousands of dollars in travel, complicated childcare arrangements and a loss in income at my own business.
During the pandemic, I was able to take a course specifically in Perinatal Reiki to uplevel my current offerings!
Previously, I was attuned as a Level 2 Reiki Practitioner, which allows for in person as well as distance healing!
It was amazing to learn with folks from all over so that I could bring this level of healing to Sydney, Cape Breton!
For those who have never experienced this type of healing, make a cup of tea, get cozy and settle in so I can tell you all about it!
What IS Reiki?
Reiki is a traditional healing system that uses the divine energy of life. One translation of the word Reiki is Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy.
Reiki can be simply described as another complementary tool to have in your stress reduction and relaxation toolbelt.
One Reiki Master (Yelena Chizhik) describes it as
"Reiki is the union of absolute consciousness and living energy. Reiki is in every breath, yet beyond the breath. It is you and I, the perfume of jasmine blooms, the blow of the wind, the blinking charm of the star, the expanding warmth in the heart, the smile of a stranger; the water of the ocean, the blood and sweat of the body, and the mysterious intelligence behind and beyond all that is. This absolute intelligence created an amazing spiral of a sunflower and a snail shell, the magnificent complexity of the human body and the cosmos and is manifesting this very second through your heartbeat, the warmth of your skin, and the vibration of the sounds around you."
HOW Does Reiki Work?
The Reiki energy travels via the Reiki Practitioner (I always imagine myself like a conduit for life force from the universe to you!) to the client.