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Ways Of Healing The Inner Soul

Updated on March 24, 2016

Ways of Healing

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Photo Credit - Beautiful Yoga Girl At Sunrise On The Beach.

Ways of Healing - Fulfillment of Life.

Now in my later years of life, I am feeling not complete, something is missing, I am looking for peace, balance of my life, a sense that I'm okay.

Cultivating Inner Peace may help provide some answers.

This article is a study of "Ways of Healing", because that is what I am searching for, complete fulfillment in my golden years.

I am studying, Reiki therapy, 7 Chakras of the body, Color therapy techniques, Natural Healing Energies for the soul, are just a few subjects, as I continue, I will update, on Healing the Inner Soul and in the process, I hope to find complete, fulfillment of life.

I did find what I needed to heal all the hurts that been in my body for 60 years, that was in Jesus, at the end of this article I will talk more about it, it was a miracle that changed my life for good.

Reiki Healing. Photo Credit -
Reiki Healing. Photo Credit -

Reiki Therapy - Hands On Healing

Unlike massage, Reiki is about life force energy, not muscle pressure.

What Is Reiki?

It's a healing therapy that is similar to the "laying on of hands" in faith healing.

Simply put, the idea behind reiki is that when a practitioner gently places their hands on various parts of your body, it makes you feel deeply relaxed. When your body is in this state, its natural healing abilities are given a kick start and work on any health issues you may have.

Reiki was developed in Japan in 1922 by Mikao Usui.

After three weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama he claimed he had received the ability of "healing without energy depletion".

The name reiki (pronounced ray-key) comes from the Japanese words rei, meaning spirit or universal power and ki, meaning life force energy.

How Does It Work?

Reiki enthusiasts believe we all have a life force energy running through us, and if this energy is low or has been disrupted in some way, (such as by negative thinking), then we are more likely to get sick or feel stressed.

They say that when a practitioner places their hands in certain positions, the reiki life force travels from them into the client, helping the person's body to flow properly. Because our body responds to our thoughts and feelings, it's going to be in a much healthier state if we are feeling relaxed and positive.

Although reiki often thought of as a way of treating stress-related conditions because it helps you to relax, advocates say it can also be used to help with physical and medical conditions ranging from heart disease to recovering from injury it is not touted as a cure but, according to anecdotal evidence from practitioners and clients, some conditions seem to clear up after treatments.

There is no scientific proof that reiki can treat health problems. A recent review of nine studies into reiki, carried out by two UK universities found there was insufficient evidence to indicate reiki was effective in treating any medical conditions. The only benefit it might have were "placebo effects". according to the review.

However, some people swear by it to help with a range of complaints as well as general wellbeing.

Reiki Healing Music!

There is nothing better than listening to some good music to relax you. Check out this video - it could help you.

5 Things You May Not Know About Reiki...

1. It is a non-invasion therapy in which the practitioner puts their hands very lightly on the patients body or holds then slightly above it.

There is no manipulations or deep pressure.

2. While reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion and you do not have to be religious for it to be of benefit. You do not have to even believe in it to be of benefit.

3. Reiki can be used in conjunction with other treatments, both orthodox and alternative. It may help people to recover more quickly from treatments and in some cases, to need less pain relief.

A reiki practitioner should never tell you to stop other treatment because you are having reiki.

4. You do not have to be sick to have reiki - it can help with general feelings of wellbeing and help you to feel calm and positive.

5. The ability to give reiki is passed on from a teacher to a student during a class in which the student becomes "attuned" and learns about the positions in which to place their hands while giving it.

Practitioners say healing energy goes wherever it is needed. Some people who have had reiki treatments report a variety of sensations, from heat and tingling where they are being touched, to seeing colours, but others say they felt nothing unusual.

The Healing Energy

There are many great books, information on the internet, if you read about healing energy, you will not only be inspired, but will become more emotionally whole, as it is part of the healing progress of a soul searching body.

Life is not a portray of perfection, learn to except, what we cannot change, and you will be free to learn self-love.

Love yourself!

The Seven Chakras.

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Chakra - Ways Of Healing The Inner Soul

There are seven main energy centres (chakras) of the body which resonate with the seven rainbow colours.

Anyone who is familiar with Acupuncture will realise that there are, however, a large number of minor chakras throughout the body totalling something in excess of 300.

A Chakra is like a spiral of energy, each one relating to the others.

Imagine the main Chakras energy centres as a set of cogs wheels, they are rather like the workings of a clock or an engine, each cog wheel needs to move smoothly and at a similar speed for the clock engine to work properly.

Thus good health and well being is achieved by a balance of all these energies, the smooth running of the cogs wheels.

I am studying this way of healing now, will be back to cover more as the weeks go by.

Step 1: Higher Self Meditation

This is a guided meditation for re-connecting to your higher self, and also activating your Crown chakra and Pineal gland.

Colour Wheel
Colour Wheel

Color Energy in Medicine

Every living thing on Earth is dependent upon light for its very existence.

Rays of light from the sun contain the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation.

We recognize it as visible or white light. When light is passed through a prism, it is broken down into the different color waves that make up the color spectrum. The color spectrum includes the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.

In color therapy, color is energy.

Every cell and organ in our bodies has a specific vibrational frequency.

Like tuning forks, each color also gives off its own vibration and is associated with specific healing properties.

If applied correctly, each color can trigger changes towards better health and overall well-being.

Practitioners believe disorders can be healed by applying colors of corresponding vibrational energy, either to the whole body or to the organ affected. For example, shades of red affect our physical energies. It is stimulating and warming. Blues are cooling and cleansing, affecting our spiritual energies. The yellow shades serve to bridge them, affecting our mental energies. The three colors together provide opportunities for healing our body, mind and spirit.

Colors have been known to ease stress, fill us with energy, and even alleviate pain and other physical problems.

Used to treat both physical and emotional problems alike, color therapy may involve exposure to colored lights, massages using color-saturated oils, contemplating and visualizing colors, wearing clothing of specific colours or eating colored foods.

My Search for Healing the Inner Soul

In the middle of September I when to a funeral of a very special friend, beautiful service.

One of the songs that was sung was "The Old Rugged Cross" as I was singing in a voice I had never sung like that before, these words took over me and had me shaking, it was as if Jesus stood before me.

The Old Rugged Cross

The last verse

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true

Its shame and reproach gladly bear

Then he'll call me some day to my home far away;

Where his glory forever I'll share.


So I'll cherish the old rugged cross

Till my trophies at last I lay down:

I will cling to the old rugged cross,

And exchange it some day for a crown.

When I finished singing those above verses I was a new woman, now I see life differently, I'm ready for anything that is put in front of me, all those years of hurt that had been with me since I was about twelve were gone, Jesus had healed me in that song.

Last note: I was brought up in a christian family when to church every sunday, lost my bearings in my late teens, it has taken over 60 years to get back on track and I love it.

Thanks Jesus for saving my soul.

Old Rugged Cross

Healing Hearts and Souls by Prayer

Healing Hearts and Souls: Short Stories to Encourage and Inspire
Healing Hearts and Souls: Short Stories to Encourage and Inspire

The author gets excited about Inner Healing Prayer because she knows it works.

Most authors find it hard to share the weaknesses and problems their families have gone through, but this author has been so clearly honest in her stories that it will cause other people to deal with the difficult times in their lives more openly and honestly.


© 2011 Elsie Hagley

Do You Have A Way Of Healing The Inner Soul?

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      Itaya Lightbourne 4 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I've been a Reiki Master for several years now and still love exploring different ways to be healthy and whole on all levels. Very glad you too are on a journey unto wholeness. :)

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      ChroniclesofaWa 4 years ago

      I haven't heard of this but glad to have been introduced to this. Thank you. :)

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      Elastara 4 years ago

      Yes I have learnt Reiki and they are very useful healing modality that we can help ourselves through self-inner healing.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      @audrey07: Thanks for visiting and commenting. I agree with you, time to be by yourself with your thought's within your body and mind, with no inter action from what's going on in the world. Complete peace.

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      audrey07 4 years ago

      I have tried meditation and I think it helps to calm your mind and find inner peace.

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      Lareene 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      Awesome lens thanks.

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      Chazz 5 years ago from New York

      Very interesting lens. I will be following your updates. Blessed and featured on "Wing-ing it on Squidoo," my tribute to some of the best lenses I've found since donning my wings.

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      CanadaREVIEW 5 years ago

      My inner soul was badly wounded along with my body, healing my inner soul has been a goal of mine in order to achive peace. I have been considering Reiki Therapy so I thank you very much for posting this lens!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      There was a time when I was into this and the other forms I have tried are crystal healing and dance therapy. Enjoyed this lens.

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      SaintFrantic 5 years ago

      Lovely Lens.Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I am on a similar path. I have been using tapping and meditations, am also looking into colors. I have thoroughly enjoyed this lens, thank you.