Reiki and Crystals
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) means Universal life energy in Japanese. 'Rei' refers to the Universal Soul and 'Key' refers to Vital Energy. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a natural, safe, effective hands on healing technique that helps restore equilibrium to the body's energy centers(chakras). When these energy centers are operating in balance, the body's ability to effectively cope with stress and self-heal becomes restored.
The best way to understand Reiki is to think of it as a method of activating the healing energy that is already within each individual, whether it is through an attunement or through a treatment. Reiki is an excellent compliment to any healing method or medicinal treatment. Reiki is a versatile and can be used in a number of ways, including combining it with crystal healing.
The use of crystals for healing is a separate practice from that of Reiki, but many Reiki practitioners like to have crystals on hand and may use them in their Reiki sessions.
Metaphysical properties of crystals and gemstones
The ancient art of crystal healing relies on the metaphysical properties of different crystals. Crystal healing has been around for thousands of years and is not a new healing method. Evidence of its use can be found from most ancient civilizations. Gemstones have been used for their healing and protective properties throughout the ages. People would often carry stones in their pockets or wear them as jewelry.
Wearing crystals as jewelry is an excellent way to harness the energy of crystals. The stones work on a more subtle level, with its effects filtering down to the physical body rather than working directly on it. They bring balance to the mind, body, and spirit aspects of ourselves, providing holistic healing and bringing about an increased sense of well-being.
All naturally created stones have healing powers, however not every stone works with the same intensity or are suitable for every kind of problem. Each stone carries its own set of metaphysical properties. Certain stones are considered as having more important healing properties such as Amethyst and Clear Quartz.
Dorothy Laskey is a Usui Reiki Master offering Reiki classes in Royersford for Level I, II, and III.
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