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Reiki in Glasgow

Updated on February 21, 2013

What is Reiki about?

When I first experienced Reiki I was under a lot of pressure in my home life, and finding it very difficult to cope on a daily basis. My marriage was under a lot of strain.

I arrived for my first session which was (in Glasgow terms) up a close in the centre of town (an entrance to several flats). As I searched on each door for the name of the lady I had been sent to by a good friend, I was franticly trying to get the brolly down at the same time but it wouldn't budge. So with opened brolly in hand (it was a golf umbrella) I searched up and down the close for the person I would be getting the Reiki from. Finally, after going up and down all the stairs a door finally opened and a lady appeared. She smiled a knowing smile as I stood with the golf brolly still up and held above me as though the roof might leak any minute. She moved forward, took the brolly from my hand, and in one swift gesture, slid the brolly into closed position and handed it back to me. I was then invited in, to begin my very first session of Reiki.   She was the first person I had met who was a therapist and worked in a holistic manner.

In my state of confusion which I had been in for some time, we talked a bit and then I lay on the therapy bed and she began the treatment. Not knowing what to expect, I just tried to relax. At one point I thought she had turned on a light and shone it at my face, however she later told me "The light was coming from YOU". I just thought she was kidding but I also knew I had seen the light even although my eyes had been closed. It was the beginning of believing in healing and Reiki. She handed me Crystals as I was leaving to help with the stress I was feeling and they just looked like nice stones to me. She said it was charged with intention to help me, and I slipped them into my pocket, feeling as though she had handed me £100. As we said our goodbye I kept running the stones over and over in my pocket, somehow feeling that these stones and me were going to be good friends in the future.

When I was leaving I was walking back down the stairs, and this time, unlike my climb upwards, I had a feeling of complete and utter contentment. I was calm, self assured, and ready and able to go back into the chaos at home with a feeling of confidence around me. I felt as though all would be well.

When my husband picked me up he was rather surprised to find me so calm and self assured and it changed the way we had been before (arguing and shouting) when he had dropped me off for the appointment.   He seemed quite surprised about how I was, compared to when he had dropped me off.   He even said "It had helped me".    However after a few sessions as he saw me changing, his attitude towards it changed too.

Each time I went back I experienced something different, but the energy was amazing and helped me in particular to cope with my life at that time. I do admit also that speaking before hand was obviously good for me too, and I felt it allowed all the buried hurt resentments and fear that had been buried for a long time to surface. I believed that it helped with the process due to the practitioner being experienced and it was a bit of a fast tract to helping bring the issues up,which the Reiki could then deal with.

It was actually many years later that I decided that I could learn Usui Reiki Ryoho and give myself treatments. I tried to find a Reiki Master in Glasgow to attune me. I did find a Reiki Master however, she ended up moving about 3 hours away from Glasgow, and by then I was ready to become a Reiki Master myself and she did the attunement and allowed me to stay with her over the weekend and subsequent trips in future.

Although when you are attuned in Reiki you receive a manual, which will have been passed down the line to you, I do understand that there may be helpful books on Reiki which may cover techniques and moves from Usui that may not be covered in some of the different methods of Reiki taught particularly in this country. For me though the manual is the true Reiki and not a watered down version of that.

In the first level of Shoden you will be taught how to give Reiki to yourself, animals and friends and family, remembering that the most important person for you to heal, is yourself. This is one of the things people interested in Reiki should remember, that it all begins with us, to change ourselves first, before we think about trying to help others.

How do you know if Reiki will help you?

When I was introduced to the woman who gave me Reiki the couple I had been discussing my life with, had been commenting on my aura. I had along with my husband thought this to be a huge joke when one of them had said "Your Aura's a lot brighter today you must be feeling better". When I went home and told my husband he had made a joke and said "Your Aura will be better the morra " (the morra is slang for tomorrow in Glasgow). Then we had laughed our heads off. Little did I know that this was going to be playing a major part in my life from that day onwards. I didn't understand then then everyone has an Aura and all the different areas around your body represent different things. Physical, emotion, mental and so on. Some people believe that emotions if untreated manifest as disease.

THE REIKI PRINCIPLES

the secrets of inviting happiness

The spiritual medicine for all illnesses

Do not be angry today

Do not be anxious, be grateful

Be diligent, be kind to others

Do Gassho every morning and evening

and keep in your mind

And recite.

Reiho is a spiritual healing technique. The energy brings relief of symptoms in the mind, body and the emotion. It may relieve pain also. The energy is Spiritually guided by love.

Reiki can raise the energy of the person and can raise their vibrations towards the divine. Reiho is a natural system and it can unlock the inner flow of energy.

Because we use Reiki on ourselves every day, positive wellness will be maintained. You can never lose the energy and can't over use it either. The energy is safe and can be used anywhere at anytime, and it can never be used to manipulate or control anything.

The Reiho is not a religion and it's not a religious cult either. Reiki does not require faith so is not "Laying on of hands". Reiki still works whether you or the person receiving it believes it or not.

Benefits

It does not conflict with religious beliefs

It can be used and combined with other healing methods

It last for a lifetime

Reiki goes to where the need is greatest in the person having the Reiki

It can quicken healing time, and does not interfere with medical treatments.

Remember - we are not the healers THE ENERGY IS

The more the practitioner practices Reiki on themselves and others the more volume of Reiki with flow through you

Working on Yourself first

Reiho is a spiritual healing technique. The energy brings relief of symptoms in the mind, body and the emotion. It may relieve pain also. The energy is Spiritually guided by love.

Reiki can raise the energy of the person and can raise their vibrations towards the divine. Reiho is a natural system and it can unlock the inner flow of energy.

Because we use Reiki on ourselves every day, positive wellness will be maintained. You can never lose the energy and can't over use it either. The energy is safe and can be used anywhere at anytime, and it can never be used to manipulate or control anything.

The Reiho is not a religion and it's not a religious cult either. Reiki does not require faith so is not "Laying on of hands". Reiki still works whether you or the person receiving it believes it or not.

Remember - we are not the healers THE ENERGY IS

The more the practitioner practices Reiki on themselves and others the the more volume of Reiki with flow through the practitioner.

Distance Healing with Reiki

Interesting conversations can take place around the subject of distance healing. Of course it is hard to imagine receiving healing from one end of the country to another of one part of the world to the other. When you are attuned to the second degree in Reiki you are then able to access a symbol which allows you to this very thing.

I must admit that even the first time I tried this I was surprised when the person called me and told me that he had felt heat in different places and that the pain had gone within 1/2 hour. Some practitioners use different methods to do this and can use themselves as surrogates, or imagine the person in their heads as they administer the Reiki in their heads. Others use a photographs of the person and hold this in their hands.

The thing is, no matter the method - IT WORKS!

Again it's back to intention. Some people might say if the recipricant THINKS they are getting Reiki they may cure themselves with positive thought - perhaps it's true or a mixture or perhaps it's just the Reiki. I believe the bottom line is this - if you feel better or become pain free - what does it matter what you use - whether Reiki, aromatherapy, hot stone massage, reflexology or accupuncture, if it's done for the highest good of the person it will work.

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      DennisBarker 7 years ago from Newcastle Upon Tyne,UK

      Welcome to Hubpages Jane, and hello from windy and wet Newcastle.enjoyed your hub, keep writing and promoting.

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