What is Reiki?

Reiki is a traditional Japanese ‘hands-on’ healing technique which flows out of the practitioners hands and into the patient using a series of gentle and non-intrusive hand positions from the crown of the head to the bottom of the feet.

The word Reiki means ‘Universal Life Force Energy’ and is made up of two syllables, ‘Rei’ which describes the ‘Universal’ aspect and ‘Ki’ which refers to the ‘life force energy’ that flows through all living things.

Reiki addresses the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances using ‘Life Force Energy’ to heal and balance the energies within the body.

Usually one may experience a sense of deep relaxation as Reiki encourages one to let go of anxiety, tension or any other lower based feelings as a state of inner-peace and general well-being is often felt.  Some patients drift off to sleep and experience visuals or other mystical and spiritual experiences.  Usually at the end of a treatment, a patient may feel refreshed, energetically lighter or experience a sense of feeling balanced.

Grand Master Mikao Usui (1865-1926) was the founder and originator of Reiki.  He taught five general life principles, which when followed can encourage a more peaceful and enriching life.


The five Reiki principles are:

  1. “Just for today, do not worry”
  2. “Just for today, do not anger”
  3. “Just for today I will count my blessings”
  4. “Just for today I will respect and appreciate every living thing”
  5. “Just for today I will do my work honestly”

If we were to truly live and breathe these five principles each and every day, we really would be living a ‘Heaven on Gaia‘.

Namaste. x

{photo credit: stock images}

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How do I tap into the Journey of my Soul?

As I sit here contemplating the Journey of my Soul.  I ask myself – why did I spend all those years searching for something that is very well within me?

Our Soul is so easily accessible, It’s within us.  We don’t need to go searching or seeking, but when we silence ourselves and listen – we find that our answers are just simply within.

The first thing I did when I tapped into the conversations with my soul, was that I just quietened myself and listened.  This took some time – but when I took the time to sense pure presence within my Heart, I began to recognise two very distinct feelings:

  1. A feeling of lightness, joy or a Yes feeling;
  2. A feeling of heaviness, stuffiness or a No feeling.

Here I had it!  I discovered a direct connection to my Soul (Higher Self, Guides, Angels, God, Universe) I found it!

So from then I on, I listened and I also obeyed.  This was actually quite difficult for me as I am usually a yes person.  So with each decision I made, whether it was was significant or not – I listened to my heart and followed its guidance (with the Yes/No feeling) and I acted without thinking.

I found that as time went on – life became more fluid, easier, doors and opportunities presented themselves to me without any effort attached.  My life had become more fulfilled, I had depth to my purpose and I felt more connected.  And here I was – living in alignment with my heart.

When we just live from our minds, heads and ego, this detaches us from our life purpose and we become almost robotic to life where life consumes us, but by living from the heart, we gift our self with a more purposeful and enriching life.

Our soul is so very easily accessible, we just need to take time out to listen and re-connect.

Namaste. x

{Photo credit: @heavenongaia (this photo was taken of me by my 10 year old daughter whilst journeying to Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England.}