January 12, 2018 at 11:24 am #186341
I have just started to come into the world of spirituality, i am a complete and utter newbie to all of this and i am actually enjoying this journey.
I have been suffering from severe depression for the past 3 years, to the point of suicide, i really did not have the will to live anymore. I went to councillors, psychoanalysis, psychiatrist and nothing ever seemed to work, or i quit to early on as talking about my past and present issues just hurt too much. Someone suggested that Reiki Healing could help me and so i thought i had nothing to lose and i gave it a go, i am currently now on my 5th session.
During session i feel waves and some sort of pulsating wave go through my body and i also see colours ranging from white, blue, green and red. I sometimes also feel emotions such as Anger, pain and happiness. After my sessions i feel so relaxed and happy like nothing in this world can touch me and this feeling lasts for 2 days and then i am back to neutral or go back to being slightly depressed. Up to this point i havent become depressed, it is strange, it has been a week now that i have not coiled back into myself and wrapped myself up in the bed not wanting to face the world. However the root of my depression is my relationship and the situation i find myself now, so i dont know whether it is the Reiki that has made me feel calmer or it is I starting to not let him/current situation get the better of me and im losing interest ( i dont know, as i am finding it VERY hard to let go of him)
Is there anyone out there that can tell me a little bit more about the beauty of Reiki or maybe someone whos experienced great benefits from it?
Love and blessings xJanuary 13, 2018 at 8:25 am #186473
From my understanding of Reiki, it is not a harmful treatment. Is it helpful? Aiming at an open mind I look at your post for the answer. You wrote: “After my sessions I feel so relaxed and happy like nothing in this world can touch me and this feeling lasts for 2 days and then I am back to neutral or go back to being slightly depressed.”
Clearly, it has helped you, at least for the duration of two days following a treatment. It is wonderful to feel “so relaxed and happy..”- that is a whole lot of help.
And so, you can continue to experiment with it. For example, if you could afford it and chose to do so, you can try a treatment every three days, see if the relaxation and happiness will be revived each treatment.
anitaJanuary 13, 2018 at 9:39 am #186479
“so I don’t know whether it is the Reiki that has made me feel calmer or it is I…”
It is nether and both. Our experiences shape us and we shape our experiences. We are not our experiences… Your experience of Reiki is opening you up to a greater awareness that is helping you to look through experience…. it is not Reiki (experience) that “makes you” your are more then experiences.
It may be best not to overthink things at this point. Words tend to define and limit experience (especially when we use them to talk to others about our experiences) If I’m reading your post correctly that is something your working on letting go of.
I like the idea of “beginner's mind” – having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions …
“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few.” – Suzuki
Stay open to the many possibilities and I suspect you will find yourself amazing yourself. And in the words of the great DR Seuss – “You're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”January 13, 2018 at 1:06 pm #186491
Hi there Anita.
Oh definitely not harmful at all, i leave from every session with an intense feeling of happiness and a wave of calmness.
Thats very true Anita, i may just try the every 3 days, it may help and also it will help determine on whether it is really working on me or not.
xJanuary 13, 2018 at 1:10 pm #186493
Hey there Peter.
Thank you for taking the time to reply.
You made me smile with your very positive attitude and the knowledge you bestow 🙂
I am indeed trying to let go of toxicity and negativity in my life, i want to cut off all ties with everything and anything that is bringing me down to the point i am shell of who i once was. I want to be free again.
I am enjoying exploring new realms, i reading and educating myself a lot more than i have ever done and by talking to everyone on here ( mostly to the beautiful Anita) i am finding out more and more about myself and its fascinating.
I am off to great places, slowly but surely.
xJanuary 14, 2018 at 5:00 am #186533
You are welcome and thank you for the comment in parenthesis about me, it is bringing a smile to my face this very moment.
I hope you post again here, sharing about your future experience with Reiki healing. Maybe members with Reiki experience who did not come across your thread yet, will read it as you bring it up on the Topic page (as you add a post to it) and add to it.
anitaJanuary 14, 2018 at 8:16 am #186569
You are more than welcome, you are a beautiful soul and the advise you give everyone day in and day out is amazing 🙂
My next Reiki session is next Wednesday and i have also booked myself a full body Ayurvedic Massage, so i am really looking forward to this.
I will keep you updated 🙂
xJanuary 14, 2018 at 8:45 am #186579
Thank you. I am looking forward to your next update and am glad you booked yourself a body massage (sounds fancy)!
anitaJanuary 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm #188789
Sorry for not updating, i completely forgot! The massage was wonderful, it was some what relaxing but it was more of a deep tissue massage, so it was very beneficial. i spent around 2 and a half hours on the chair receiving a massage and reiki at the same time. It was magical and it made me feel good. Thank you for lifting my spirits and making me do something nice for myself
xJanuary 25, 2018 at 7:27 am #188895
You are welcome and I appreciate your update. A good massage does feel magical, doesn't it. Hope you have it again. (And it is okay to forget).
anitaMarch 14, 2018 at 3:18 pm #197311
HI there Soul-searcher!
I am so excited to hear your experience with Reiki. It is something that I've been in love with for a few years now. I recently obtained my Reiki Master Teacher certification and use it everyday.
Reiki is not the only form of Energy Healing that exist out there but it is the form that I, personally have embraced and felt the most connected to. I feel like the practice comes easy for me and the healing that it allows is just beautiful. As a learner, I was taught that it isn't the Reiki Practitionner that “heals” but we allow the space to channel the healing energy into the body… we serve as a conduit. It doesn't matter where the practitionner stand as the energy is intelligent and will go where it is needed.
Your experience is similar to others that I've heard, although the experience can be quite different from one person to the other. If you feel guided to, I invite you to research the meanings of color and see what resonate with you. For me, white is the color of the reiki energy, blue is the color of inner peace and communication, red is the color of safety and confidence and green is the color of healing but I invite you to do your own research. This is the information that your body is providing you to understand what is happening inside of you – I call it “innerstand” 🙂
The wave that you are feeling is the energy moving through your body, it usually goes where it is the most needed and when you feel certain emotions, don't judge or try to understand them, just live them… it is the energy way of releasing your deep blockage. It is a healthy way to express your inner state.
What Reiki does, with your consent, belief and permission is allowing your body to heal itself. Peter is right, is some ways it isn't Reiki that is providing you that feeling… that said you can attain that feeling without Reiki. But it has given you the opportunity to open yourself up to the energy that is available to you and for you to heal your own body. Reiki only served as a little push 🙂 But it is in you and you can heal yourself without Reiki. Although I have to admit that I reach out to my Reiki Master often when I feel out of balance, I love the feeling of Reiki and also the balance that it brings back to my body.
Let me know if you have any specific knowledge and keep us posted on your journey. Oh and kudos for taking the courage to do something for yourself…self care is extremely important!
Love and Light,
IsabelMarch 20, 2018 at 8:09 am #198333
Hello there Isabel
Thank you for your reply 🙂
My Reiki Healer also teaches Reiki and it is something i may be interested in the near future in doing.
Each time i have a reiki healing session it is completely and utterly different, one week i felt a very fast swirling right under my belly button ( in the womb area) and it was very strange. The next time i felt like a heaviness on my chest and it was going towards my throat and it felt like it needed to get out, i felt a little anxious and then i felt calm. So many strange yet wonderful feelings and i truly believe it has helped me.
I tried countless psychologists, Councillors and psychiatrists and it didnt help me, i found it so painful opening up my past over and over again, of course each one gave me reasons and explanations as to why i felt the way i did and why i act the way i act and insightful information but nothing i felt that could help me. I find Reiki truly has helped me with my insomnia and my anxiety. I was on xanax and sleeping tablets to get through the day and to be able to sleep at night as i was suffering from constant nightmares, night sweats, depression and severe anxiety. My depression still comes in phases as does my anxiety, but nothing like how i used to suffer.
Blessings and love