It's January--it's cold outside--it's cloudy and snowing...sound familiar?
Winter is definitely not the happiest time of year. With winter (in the colder climates) comes lack of outdoor activity and for some people, seasonal depression. I, myself, suffer from this some years and it makes surviving the winter a different kind of ballgame.
In this day and age there are lots of options to help heal depression--from prescription meds to fish oil to exercise. I think an individual should definitely seek help by either a doctor, therapist or even family when suffering from this silent illness--but I also think one should try to approach the depression in several different ways using several different modalities--healing the mind & spirit.
Reiki can assist in healing one from depression--in fact, Reiki is an excellent resource in depression relief as it removes "blocks" of energy that get stuck in the body. These blocks can lead to depression among other things. So by seeing a Reiki practitioner or if you are attuned to the Reiki energy, by giving self-treatments on a regular basis, the depression should begin to lift and a light at the end of the tunnel will appear---happiness!
For those interested in studies related to Reiki I will post a link to a study below. It's astounding what has been found! In one study, where individuals suffering from MS (Multiple Sclerosis) received Reiki treatments to assist in pain relief and depression relief (among other things)--the study found that out of 36 patients--87% experienced a reduction in depression! Pretty impressive and worth a try. This is just ONE example---but there are numerous studies out there--it takes some digging through Medical Research Journals--but they are there for those who want to seek them out.
Below is the link to the study for you to peruse---I encourage people to do the research about Reiki's healing abilities---Reiki works.
Reiki Study Link
Friday, January 9, 2009
So I have come across something I had not experienced until recently: physical displays of Reiki energy moving through a client or what is termed as "Kriyas" or "Streaming".
For those new to Reiki and how it works; the "layman's" description of what Reiki is renowned for is moving blocks of energy through and out of the body. This results in healing of all kinds of ailments. However, I have never actually seen such dramatic responses to Reiki energy as a kriyas until a few weeks ago.
From what I have learned a kriya is a sudden body jerk or reflex as the energy moves through the body. It looks similar to the body jerks one would see if your partner was falling asleep and suddenly jolts--a bit shocking, but not harmful at all.
Apparently, some individuals are very open to the energy of Reiki and therefore have more physical displays as it moves energy through the body. This can also take place in yoga--and it's a good thing! It means your receptive to the energy and are probably greatly benefiting from it.
In some more extreme cases one may "stream" and the whole body moves almost like a wave for up to an hour. No harm is caused--the exact opposite. It's like waves of the Reiki are rapidly moving out negative energy and it will lead to major emotional, physical or spiritual transformation in the client it happens to.
I would be interested in studying and learning more about this phenomena and as I find out more I will definitely share.
Until next time. Many blessings and be well!