Updated: Dec 8, 2022
Article written by Tanya Douglas
For most people, the holiday season is a time of joy. It is an opportunity to gather with friends and family and exchange gifts and good wishes for the future. Nevertheless, along with the many astounding aspects of the holiday season, it can also bring many personal challenges. Hours spent shopping in crowds, preparing food, and welcoming guests while trying to make everything look perfect can sometimes be overwhelming for us. It is not uncommon for family gatherings to turn into awkward situations where we face issues that have long been pushed under the carpet. Therefore, it is not surprising that many people consider the holiday season to be the most stressful time. However, there are ways to keep cool and collected during this chaos. One of those ways is Reiki. In fact, Reiki can help you stay calm over the holidays. And here's why.
What is Reiki
Firstly, Reiki is not a religion or ideology. It is a healing technique that uses life energy to
establish physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual balance in the body. This energy is known in various cultures under different names: prana, chi, divine breath, bioenergy, light, and creative energy. Reiki practitioners use their hands to deliver this energy to the body, improving energy flow and balance to support healing and improve overall health and well-being. Reiki is a powerful tool we use in self-care.
Reiki can help you stay calm by using aromatherapy.
The person who wants to receive the treatment places himself in a comfortable position, either lying or sitting. It is possible to feel vibrations or heat in the parts of the body we are treating. Reiki can help you stay calm no matter where you are. It doesn't require any special equipment. It can be performed anywhere and at any time. We can treat ourselves and others to prevent disease and reduce the stress of modern life.
How Reiki works
The universal life energy surrounds and flows through all living beings. To maintain the balance of our physical, mental, and spiritual being, we must connect to this universal energy, grow it, and expand it. In the case of physical or emotional trauma, this energy can stagnate in the body and cause a blockage of the natural flow of energy. Over time, these blockages can cause illness. Reiki can help the energy flow and remove blockages by directing universal energy from the practitioner's palms to the client's body. Improving the flow of energy around the body can allow for relaxation, ease pain, speed healing, and reduce other symptoms of illness.
Reiki often uses sound therapy for treatments.
Reiki treatments often include sound therapy, aromatherapy, deep breathing, movement therapy, and complementary relaxation techniques to maximize the benefits. Reiki is not a substitute for medical treatments; it just gives us alternative coping strategies.
Are There Any Safety Concerns about Using Reiki
Since Reiki is a natural form of therapy, using non-invasive gentle touch to promote a sense of well-being, there are no harmful consequences. Since the same universal energy surrounds all living beings, Reiki is usable on pets or even plants. Children, as well as babies, can also benefit from Reiki. Pregnant women who have used Reiki report that their morning sickness stops after the treatment.
Reiki will bring balance into your life.
How Reiki can help you stay calm over the holidays
The five Reiki principles are guidelines anyone can live by, and the results will bring an
immense change to your life in just a short time.
1 Just for today, I won't worry.
For most, stress is a central problem in everyday life. We can't accomplish everything we set out to do. It seems to us that we cannot possibly meet the expectations of the people around us. If we tried to stop worrying so much just for one day, we could all live more peacefully.
2 I will not be angry just for today.
Modern life, full of obligations, imposes a pace in which contact with other people often causes anger in us. At work, in traffic, or on the street, we meet people who seem to us focused only on their interests and goals. Often these goals conflict with ours. Why don't you take a deep breath, relax, forgive and let it go?
3 Just for today, I will be grateful.
We are always looking for more and only what we don't have is attractive to us. Let's try for one day to be grateful for what we have — our job, a roof over our heads, good health, and a family that surely loves us unconditionally.
4 Just for today, I will do my job honestly.
The work we do can bring purpose and meaning to our lives if we dedicate ourselves to it.
Eventually, when you do your work with integrity, you'll feel good about yourself at the end of the day.
5 Just for today, I will be kind to every living being.
We all deserve love and kindness. What you give will be returned to you many times over. Be
kind, and caring to everyone, even if it's not your favorite person in the world.
A Reiki practice can help with various physical and emotional issues, including insomnia,
chronic pain, stress caused by job loss, or if you want to unwind after a stressful interstate move. Reiki will make you feel relaxed in no time.
The benefits of Reiki
With this in mind, here is an overview of what Reiki can bring you:
● It creates a feeling of relaxation and helps the body get rid of stress and tension;
● Promotes harmony and balance;
● Resolving problems with insomnia;
● Helps cleanse the body of toxins and supports the immune system;
● Relieves pain and supports the healing of the physical body;
● Spiritual growth;
● Improves mood and emotional well-being.
But how do we know that we need a Reiki session and that it can help us? What symptoms do we need to pay attention to even before problems become noticeable? If you have problems with insomnia, notice that you have become more emotional than before, or have problems with concentration, it is time to consider a Reiki session.
Even though it shouldn't replace medical treatments, Reiki will most likely help you if you try it. Reiki can help you stay calm, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being.