REIKI Influences the Body’s AURA, CHAKRA & MERIDIANS
Reiki supports the body’s functions through its energy systems of the Aura, Chakras and Meridians. Reiki started out as a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It was originally administered by “laying on hands” and was based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. It was and still is believed that if one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” So, Reiki refers to a Japanese technique and it is also is a word that has come to mean the Life Energy that animates a person’s physical body.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that is achieved through initiation. It is passed from Teacher to Student by means of an attunement.
A Reiki Attunement is the process for a Reiki Master to pass on the Universal Life Force Energy to their Student, so that they can use Reiki to heal themselves and others. Through the Attunement process, a person is able to access the Universal Life Force Energy in order to heal and balance a person, place, or situation.
Everything in creation is made up of electromagnetic energy vibrating at different frequencies that correspond to sound, light and color. The existence of electromagnetic fields around every object in the world – known as the Aura- is a scientifically proven fact. The Japanese refer to this energy as ‘Ki’ (pronounced Key), the vital life force energy of the Universe, present within every living thing. Western medical science is now beginning to take a serious look at ancient Far Eastern traditions that focus on Ki, the life force energy which flows through the body pathways – known as meridians & chakras – of all living forms, all beings, in order to maintain health and wellness, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Ki has been written about and studied for over ten thousand years, from Japan and China to India, the Hawaiian Islands and South America. Ki is the energy of life itself, recognized as the balance of Yin and Yang (male and female, positive and negative, electromagnetic energy), which flows through everything in creation. Ki is at the foundation of many health and fitness practices such as Massage, Yoga, Martial Arts, Reiki, Pranic Healing, Feng Shui, Acupuncture and Acupressure.
The energy of Ki emits vibrant, bright colors (the aura), a vibrational frequency, and a sound. When Ki becomes disturbed, stagnant, imbalanced or depleted, dis-ease and illness begin to take form – the aura becomes darker and discolored, personal frequency vibrates incorrectly, and the meridians (energy pathways – Chinese origin), and chakras (energy centers – Indian origin), within the body, become blocked.
PURPLE – I KNOW:
1. Crown Chakra – Located at top of head.
2. Connection to higher spiritual realms.
3. Associated with helping congestion and sinuses and in calming the nervous system.
INDIGO – I SEE:
1. Third Eye Chakra – Linked to the Pineal Gland.
2. Connected to the higher self, intuition and psychic abilities.
BLUE – I SPEAK:
1. Throat Chakra – Parallel to the thyroid gland – All about communication.
2. Blockages manifest as insomnia, inflammatory conditions, stress, tension, migraines, skin problems.
GREEN – I LOVE:
1. Heart Chakra – related to the thymus and the heart – balance and harmony.
2. Blockages manifest as heart or immune system problems, lack of compassion.
3. Green is believed to influence cell structure and muscles.
YELLOW -I DO:
1. Solar Plexis – related to the pancreas, digestion, liver and outer adrenal glands
2. The seat of our emotions. Blockages manifest as anger, sense of victimization, poor me, resentment.
3. Yellow may be used to relieve rheumatism and arthritis – it is also believed to cleanse the body.
ORANGE – I FEEL:
1. Spleen Chakra – Located beneath the navel.
2. Home of creativity, vitality, sexuality, joy, hormones, kidneys, urinary tract and reproduction.
RED – I AM:
1. Base/Kumdalini/Root Chakra – Located at the base of the spine.
2. Red stimulates circulation and raises blood temperature.
3. This chakra grounds us in the physical, related to security and survival.
When it comes to the aura, you might envision a cloud or field of energy surrounding the human body, and you’d be correct. But what you may not know is that the auric field is composed of several layers, rather than just one. These subtle bodies of color emanate from a person’s main chakra. Each chakra has its own qualities and characteristics and is a power plant generating energy of a different type and color. The strength, activity and color of each chakra depends on the person’s character, personality, emotional state and lifestyle. A person’s dominant chakra generate the main aura color.
The First Layer of the Aura: ETHERIC LAYER
This is the first layer closest to your physical body. It emanates from the root or first chakra and forms the connection between your physical and higher bodies. It extends anywhere from one quarter inch to two inches outside the physical body. This layer can indicate potential diseases that will develop in the physical body.
The Second Layer of the Aura: EMOTIONAL LAYER
This layer corresponds to the solar plexus chakra and resides about one to three inches away from the body. As the name implies, this is where your emotions come into play. How you feel or perceive your feelings will show up on this layer. Any blocks or negative emotions will be seen here, usually as holes or dark spots.
The Third Layer of the Aura: MENTAL LAYER
The third layer relates to the solar plexus chakra and is dependent upon the vibrations or your thoughts and mental processes. It extends about three to eight inches away from the body.
This layer is also influenced by your ego and will power. If you have any self-doubts or limiting beliefs, they will show up here. Likewise if you are confused or lack mental clarity, this layer will be out of balance.
The Fourth Layer of the Aura: ASTRAL LAYER
The astral layer relates to the heart or fourth chakra and is located about twelve inches from the physical body. This layer brings together the lower three and the higher three auric layers, acting as a bridge between the denser physical vibrations and the higher spiritual ones. It is also called the astral body or the entrance to the astral plane.
This is considered the layer of love. Here we understand and express our feelings and relationships with others. Although the second layer pertains to emotions, the fourth gets into the higher octaves of care and compassion. Negative expressions can result in judgments and attacks on the self and others, also known as “hardening your heart.”
The Fifth Layer of the Aura: MANIFESTATION LAYER or ETHERIC TEMPLATE
This layer corresponds to the throat or fifth chakra and extends about eighteen inches from the physical body. Here is where you manifest things out of ether into the world. It is the blueprint for everything you create on the physical plane, including your identity or personality.
Negative effects can result in changes on this layer that eventually show up as negative thoughts, emotions, physical disease and distorted personality aspects.
The Sixth Layer of the Aura: HOLOGRAMATIC or CELESTIAL LAYER
The third eye or sixth chakra corresponds with this layer, approximately twenty-four inches away from the physical body. Your perception and intuition are highlighted here.
Projections and illusions can be understood or distorted based on positive or negative vibrations. It has been said that we exist in a hologram—how you perceive it depends on your consciousness and connection with the divine.
The Seventh Layer of the Aura: “I AM” LAYER or KETHERIC TEMPLATE
The seventh and final layer is associated with the crown chakra, our ultimate connection with all that is. While the sixth layer is also higher consciousness, the seventh represents unity consciousness—the point where you and the Universe become one. It extends about three feet away from the body.
Negative expressions on this level result in feelings of superiority, isolation and separation from God, others and even the self. Conversely, divine expression will result in true bliss and serenity.
General Information on the Meridians
The entire human body, as well as bodies of animals and even plants, is run through by numerous canals, invisible to ordinary eyesight, that channel energies of various levels of subtlety around the body. These canals, called meridians (or nadi), were discovered and utilized in ancient Japanese and Chinese medicine.
The meridians are channels in which energy flows. They are sometimes referred to as “rivers of light” by healers. The treatment modality of acupuncture was originally developed by healers who could “see” the rivers of light and how the flowing relationships and blockages in the flow were related to health and disease. They created a “model” which explained the relationships between the different channels and energy centers as they saw them. This is now known as the meridians and the law of five elements.
Because of inflammatory processes in the body tissues and improper nutrition meridians can lose their conductivity. Then lingering disorders of the organs deprived of proper energy supply may develop. Such diseases usually cannot be completely cured by drug therapy. In such cases, acupunctural methods and Reiki influence through “biologically active points” (acupuncture points) of the integument turn out to be efficient. These methods work because they restore conductivity of meridians by means of sending currents of energy through them.
Developing a higher state of energy involves two categories of action. One is stopping energy leaks and the other is collecting or connecting to new energy. The Art of “Reiki” does both.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from the Holy Spirit, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
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A special thank you to those in the media, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Oz, who are educating people about this alternative healing therapy.