What is Reiki Energy Healing?

Reiki is an energetic healing modality that promotes relaxation and opens and clears our energy fields for proper functioning. In our modern culture, stress and lifestyle challenges can impair our innate ability to heal from physical, emotional, and mental imbalance, disease and illness. Reiki, like other energetic modalities can repair that disconnection or blockage to provide a feeling of wellbeing and to allow positive energies to flow.

Modern culture tends to be a touch-starved society. Reiki uses a very light touch to channel deep healing and relaxation to the layers of energy that surround us and other animals and plants in the world. With the proper attunements, anyone can learn Reiki, practice Reiki and give Reiki-that is the wonderful beauty of it. At Reiki & Angel Intuitive Healing, not only do we teach the Ancient Art of Reiki but we hold monthly Reiki shares for students and lay-people who want to try out Reiki for the first time.  On a more personal level, we practice a meditative focus which allows your time on the Reiki table to be restorative and transformative.

Since Reiki heals through an energetic level, it works with our AURA to help us heal and open up to transformative energies.  We know that there are seven layers of energy fields around the human body. These fields or layers are known as an energy sheath that vibrates and forms a kind of consciousness of the physical body. This vibratory sheath is often referred to as our AURA. Linked to our AURA are 7 chakras that open and close every day depending on our health or how receptive we may be to what happens to us.

There are six chakras in the body that also play an important part in Reiki energy healing. Keeping both the auras (and the chakra’s) clear of negative energy  or imbalance is a vital part of maintaining great health and daily wellness. Reiki improves our overall functioning and melts away stress to allow us to heal and to grow stronger. In this modern culture, which puts so much emphasis on external “fixes” for the body, without giving proper respect to the internal and spiritual processes of the individual, all of us need to relax and feel happiness daily. We can be better able to control how we react to the stressful events that happen to us and around us if we practice daily meditation and self-care, using techniques like Reiki to help us on our way to healing.

The 7 layers emanating from the body are further described.

ID 116300028 © Normaals | Dreamstime.com

The Etheric Body is the first physical layer which is about 2 inches around the body (God’s manifestation) and is the body battery that stores the energy for the body.

The Emotional Body,  the second layer extends around 1 to 3 inches from the body and shows the effects of our feelings, both past and present.

The Mental Body is the third layer and in responsible for our mental thought processes (everyday thinking and higher thoughts and ideals, inspirational and spiritual morals). It extends 3 to 4 feet from the body and is made of a finer material than the etheric or emotional bodies.

The Astral Body is the fourth layer and is transformational and transition-based and is 6 inches to 1 foot from the body. This layer is concerned with the processes and functions of the non-physical world.

The Etheric Body is the fifth layer and extends out a foot to two feet from the body. This layer is responsible for the way and shape (template) of the physical body.

The Celestial Body is the sixth layer and is where we experience ecstatic states of consciousness and universal love. Barbara Brennan “Hands of Light,”  believes it is the emotional body of the spiritual plane. This layer encompasses two to almost three feet around the body.

The Causal (Ketheric) Body is the seventh layer and extends around two and one half to three and one half feet around the body. This layer is associated with a person’s life path or their soul incarnation.

Check back for an article on the 7 chakra’s and how these are linked to health and happiness.

-Barbara Ann Brennan-is a pioneer in the field of human energy existence. All descriptions are based from her book, “Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field.”