Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reiki: The Art of Channeling Grace

“You were born with wings,
why prefer to crawl through life?” ― Rumi

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy" that can be channeled through a simple process of intention and hands on healing. Once initiated, Reiki energy governs itself to go where it is needed in the mind/body system. Anyone can receive Reiki treatments and anyone can become activated to channel Reiki, through a series of attunements and initiations. Reiki is a powerful natural practice that unlocks and releases the flow of chi within both the receiver and the giver.

One of the most powerful ways that Reiki restores well-being is that is helps calm the central nervous system, which re-established the mind-body-spirit connection that is so critical to health. Once the nervous system is truly relaxed and calm, the body's own inner physician can begin to do its work in healing and energizing the body. As tension is released in a gentle and controlled way, the effects of stress may be prevented from manifesting in the body. It is also a wonderful technique to control anxiety as it gently calms the mind and emotions. It can synchronize and energize acupressure meridians while gently balancing and aligning the energy systems of the body. Quite simply, Reiki is a way to connect with an infinite supply of intelligent, vital life force energy which can be a catalyst for healing and empowerment of self and others.

Many people feel as though they already have the power to channel healing or spiritual energy. And while this is true, once a person becomes "committed" and "matured" in their desire to actively use energy healing as a way of life, the natural progression, as with all things of great importance to humans, is to be witnessed and formally initiated by another human, who holds the same power. The handing down, from one human to another, of knowledge and signs is an important part of many spiritual activations. Reiki is no different.

Usui ReikiMaster/Teacher, Rev. Renee Bledsoe is dedicated to bringing energy medicine practices, such as Reiki into the mainstream as an accepted modality in complimentary and integrated medicine care. It is her passion to help others learn about and become empowered to work with energy medicine, by inspiring them to feel comfortable and safe as they explore the mysterious world of energy and spiritual forces. By teaching Reiki in a practical and hands-on way, as well as combining it with other modalities, the new practictioner can become quite adept in a short period of time to be and remain confident to do energy work. Reiki students also have a great deal of ongoing support through the Church of Spiritual Light and the programming offered through the People Shine Project, to assist in their journey of personal growth and spiritual development.

For more information about Reiki and upcoming classes, please visit or contact Rev. Renee at 239-560-6314
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