Badassery Magazine May 2018 Issue 24 - Page 23

R eiki uses the universe’s ener- gy to heal you. It is as simple as that. But, such a simple concept has far reaching benefits. If you have ever had a Reiki ses- sion, you may be able to relate to what I am saying as far as the ben- efits of Reiki. After a Reiki session, you feel a sense of calm, and an absence of any rush to get any- where. You feel at peace with your inner self, wherever you are at that moment. Through Reiki, the universe is try- ing to help you get rid of any prob- lems that might be troubling you. You may feel energized; you may feel relaxed; you may even feel like crying. It all depends on what you were seeking from Reiki, and by extension, from the universe. There are so many benefits of Reiki. Here are some of the most compelling ones. 1. Reiki Helps You Feel Healthier Think of Reiki as the warmth that will dissolve your problems. When the energy of the universe flows through you, it brings healing powers with it. If you are suffering from back ache, migraines, irrita- ble bowel syndrome, or any other such complications, Reiki may help you minimize your physical pains. Papers published in reliable jour- nals like Journal of Complemen- tary and Alternative Medicine and PubMed have shed light on Reiki’s healing properties. For ex- ample, one study confirmed that "Burnout is a work-related men- tal health impairment compris- ing three dimensions: emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced personal accom- plishment. Reiki aims to help re- plenish and re-balance the body's energetic system, thus stimulating the healing process" (Díaz-Rodrí- guez, Arroyo-Morales, Fernández- de-las-Peñas, García-Lafuente, García-Royo, Tomás-Rojas, 2011). Did you know that Reiki may help you sleep better, even if you have been fighting nighttime depres- sion or insomnia? As you get more sleep, you will feel more energized thus increasing your overall feeling of wellness. 2. Reiki Helps You Regain Focus Through Reiki, you allow the uni- verse’s energy to flow through you. As more of it flows through your body, mind, and soul, it clears out a lot of clutter. Reiki puts your chakras--the center of spiritu- al power in the human body--in balance. When your chakras are balanced, you will begin to feel like you have gained a new perspec- tive on life. Everything will appear clearer – your life, your adversities, your career path, everything. Best of all, this shift helps you re- gain focus in your life. When you truly understand the importance of different aspects of your life, you can prioritize them better. Proper prioritization helps you get things done. Once you get into this cycle of clarity, it will sustain itself. Con- sider having someone to guide you in allowing the universe’s energy to help you. Once you learn the tools and techniques, you can practice self-healing. 3. Reiki Helps You Get Rid of Bad Karma Think of bad karma like a block- age in your system. When there is a blockage in an artery, the blood flow to the heart is reduced, and it leads to a cardiac arrest. Similarly, when you have bad karma around you, your energy may get trapped. Such interruptions to the flow of energy may express themselves in a variety of forms. You may feel irritated, depressed, or it may even take the form of a major physical problem. Reiki can help you cleanse your karma. The blockages can be re- moved by a Reiki master. The Reiki master will channel the energy of the universe through herself, and into you to cleanse you of the bad karma surrounding you. 4. Reiki Helps You Magnetize Abun- dance The universe works through your will. If you think and believe that you deserve happiness, then the universe gives you just that. If you believe that you are born to fail, then it will agree with you as well. Abundance and prosperity will be yours if you can channel the right energy. Reiki is your conduit to universe’s positive energy. A Reiki session can help you be more affirmative. You can also use the energy generated by Rei- ki to touch the things around you. A Reiki-charged ball can be put in your bank account. The more you are in contact with the vibration that brings abundance, the more you will attract it. 5. Reiki Helps You Feel Empowered Reiki has a powerful calming ef- fect. When you are at your calm- est, you are free to accept all your flaws and embrace your good qualities. Do you know what that means? You become self-aware- -aware of your role in the larger universe, and how you fit in the grand scheme. When you can stop focusing on your shortcomings and start work- ing on them, you become more empowered. The hopelessness goes away because now you can take charge of your life. You can steer it in any way you like. The power is in your hands. And I bet you didn 't realize your hands can heal you? 22