I thought this week I would write about something I am often asked when I tell people that I am an energy healer. People often say “Oh! Is that like reiki?” And my answer is usually “well… yes and no”. So, I thought I’d give my own personal response to how I view energy healing and reiki. (Other people may see this differently, this is just my opinion.)

Reiki is said to be a specific frequency of energy that can be channeled by the healer, who has become “attuned” to this reiki energy. As the Reiki practitioner works on or in the client’s body, the energy will go where it is needed to unblock any knots in the client’s energy field. Unblocking at the energetic level can then lead to healing of physical symptoms. Receiving a reiki healing is often deeply relaxing and very energizing.

The energy healing training I have completed at the School of Energy Healing has a similar foundation to the reiki healing I have described above. At its most basic level, as a healer, I channel energy that will go where the client needs it. At the School of Energy Healing, a big component of the training was working on our own energy fields and energy levels to ensure that we are clear channels. Still now, after my training is over, I practice chi kung (energy exercises) almost every day, meditate most days, and eat a diet of almost all raw foods, all of which help make sure I’m healthy. physically and mentally balanced and clear when I give healings.

Energy healing is much more than channeling energy. In the School of Energy Healing, we learned specific healing modalities that, in my experience, can often lead to deeper healing. For example, we train in the use of sound and color in healings, as well as in modalities that include a more psychotherapeutic component, such as inner child healing, relationship cord healing, or past life healing. In addition to this, we learned techniques such as psychic surgery and intention line healing, a healing that puts you in touch with your true purpose for being on earth.

In my opinion, these other components of healing lead to deeper healing and can also speed up and intensify the process.

Having said all that, some of the elements of energy healing require quite an intense process and self-inquiry, which is not suitable for everyone, and may be undesirable in cases of trauma. In this case, reiki healing is perfect.

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