reiki

Why Reiki is not enough to heal your physical or emotional issues

Why Reiki is not enough to heal your physical or emotional issues

We all know the many wonderful benefits of Reiki: it helps us relax, relieves stress, provides an emotional release, boosts immunity and the body's natural self-healing mechanisms, balances and nourishes our energy field, opens our energy centers (if the practitioner knows how), and promotes feelings of balance and well-being.  It's a great service to receive on a regular basis to keep yourself in a good energetic shape. 

However, if you're dealing with major emotional or health issues, benefits of Reiki are only temporary at best.  Reiki doesn't really "fix" anything. 

Managing energetic connections with others and staying in energetic integrity

Managing energetic connections with others and staying in energetic integrity

In the previous post, I covered a number of possible reasons behind energy leaks, including how other people can be draining our energy, intentionally or not.  Today I wanted to talk about some of the methods we can use to protect ourselves from being energetically affected by others.
 

Energy cords / compassionate connections

While energetic connections with family and close friends through which we send and receive energy are healthy and normal, we don't want to hold on to the energy cords between us and a negative person who sucked us into their drama to feed on the energy of our reaction, or the cords between us and all 25 of our patients whose problems we're constantly thinking about (and thus sending them energy).

Causes of energy leaks

Causes of energy leaks

One of the major reasons folks seek energy healing is fatigue, or feeling energetically drained.  Now, of course there are plenty of physical, psychological, and lifestyle reasons for fatigue: illnesses, infections, chemical imbalances in the body, depression, feeling unmotivated, sleep disorders, poor sleeping habits, poor nutrition, nutrition that doesn't match unique needs, too much physical or mental work, being WAY too busy every day, and the list goes on.  When none of these are at play and an otherwise healthy person still constantly feels like a deflated balloon, sometimes there's an energetic reason behind that.  Let's look at some of the causes of energy drain, some obvious, others surprising.