I love Reiki! It has personally transformed so many things in my own life. As a healing modality, I am constantly amazed at how much people can shift through Reiki. Even a session as little as 6 minutes long can profoundly shift chronic pain and trauma. The results I see in the people who take my classes are mindblowing. I frequently get overcome with gratitude for having found this work and this work finding me.
My Intention when I teach this work is: To share the gift of Reiki, to teach skills needed to support self-healing, to teach the structure and techniques of energy healing sessions, to teach the teachers and heal the healers, and to have fun with a group of talented, compassionate people with a deep desire to uplift and transform the world and its inhabitants.
I take Reiki very seriously, but I take myself and my classes lightly. I believe that learning can be fun and that it is important to be a real, fully developed human being while doing spiritual work. I love Reiki, because it is a very practical approach to spirituality and energy work. You can reach enlightenment with Reiki, and still be able to drive a car, balance a checkbook, and have real relationships with other people. Reiki makes you more connected to your life, not less. The goal in Reiki is to bring spirituality into your daily experience, not to escape from a world of distractions and chaos to seek spiritual fulfillment solely.
To a large extent, Reiki is mind over matter, meaning that the power of focus and intent of the practitioner actually changes matter, the receiver’s body. Many of the meditations and practices you will learn in this course are so that you will learn to hold an unwavering, steady focus in your mind-body on the desired outcome of a Reiki session.
Reiki energy is powerful. During a session, you receive as much or more of the healing energy as the recipient. By having a solid home practice, you can ensure that you will be able to transmit the energy fully to the person you are working with. The Reiki energy flows to the person receiving the treatment based on their deep asking on a vibrational level. It is their request for healing that starts the energy flow and dictates the kind of energy that is needed. It is the job of the practitioner is to get out of the way of what is being asked for and to allow the energy to flow cleanly.
I take ethics very seriously. Energy given without express verbal permission is not Reiki, it is ego. At best, Energy given without permission will do nothing. At worst, energy given without permission will do harm. It is not Reiki. Reiki is inherently egoless. It is entirely called forth by the person who asks for the session. It is not the healer who heals, it is the person wishing to be healed. The best healers are the ones that set aside their own ideas about how a person should heal and instead listen to what is being asked for by the client. I teach a deeply intuitive style where the client’s consent and participation is absolutely required, every single time.
Universal Life Force Energy is the basis of Reiki. It is also called ki, chi, and prana in various spiritual traditions.
Universal Life Force Energy exists in all phenomena, in plants and animals, in the earth, sky and stars. The way Reiki energy is described is very similar to how the zero point field is described in physics.
The zero point field, or simply called ‘the field’, is the unifying energy field that exists beyond the realm of the smallest particles of matter.
Most of the discoveries in physics are difficult to imagine and test our assumptions and beliefs about how the world actually works. In this new reality, objects can exist in more than one place at the same time, objects pop into and out of existence, and everything in existence is entangled with every other thing.
The field is aware of our thoughts and actions. We are all inextricably linked to each other through the very core of our matter.
My working theory of Reiki energy is that we access the non-local field of universal intelligence and direct that energy with the power of our intention and attention to a positive purpose.
We are channels of the energy of the stars and the earth. We transmit the energy and we are the energy.
“Ki” means Universal Life Force Energy
Reiki is an energy healing method that originated in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui.
Reiki originated from the Lightning Flash lineage of Buddhism, but Master Usui created a way to access the innate healing power of enlightenment and transform it into a system that can be passed from teacher to student and used to heal the body, mind, and spirit.
Each Level is taught over 8 weekly classes. Each class is 3 hours long and has a central theme around each of the 7 major chakras and the aura, the energy field that surrounds the body. We practice affirmations, meditate, chant, dance and create. By spreading the course over 8 lessons, you get the time to incorporate the Reiki energy into daily life. Truly remarkable transformations will occur in your life!
Any skill takes time to learn and Reiki is no exception. Originally, students would spend years in study before being attuned to Level I by Master Usui. The reason for this is that Reiki requires great spiritual discipline and wisdom to truly be guided by the energy that is called forth by the client. It takes skill and patience to truly master the inner self to allow the Reiki energy to flow freely. Reiki is Divinely guided life force energy. It takes practice to step ‘aside’ and let that energy flow unimpeded. This is much different than the standard North American Reiki course!
There is a very strong emphasis in this class on self-healing and developing a self-care practice. This is because Reiki is a powerful healing energy and it has the tendency to illuminate all the dark corners in our body-mind. Reiki brings things to light so they can be healed. So do not worry if you feel emotional or if you have ‘old stuff’ come up during this class. It is all part of the healing process. Know that everything that comes to light during this course will be healed completely.
We use the “Original Reiki Handbook”, written by Master Usui and “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay as textbooks in the course, in addition to the Course Manual. Along with learning Reiki, there are several foundational meditations, lively discussion, and tons of affirmation practice in each course. As a bonus, we offer our students free distance healing sessions over the duration of the course, if they choose them, to support their self-healing work.
Dip your toe into the Reiki world! Try out a Reiki session at LunaHolistic. Each practitioner at the centre is trained in the LunaHolistic lineage and are dedicated to the lifelong practice of Reiki.