I have been practicing Reiki for the past 10 years. I will not attempt to explain it to you simply because I never studied it, but I am an expert in receiving Reiki healing so I will enlighten you by explaining how I feel during and after my sessions.
I was first introduced to Reiki when I was living in Bahrain and since then, I have been blessed by several people coming forward and offering to give me healing – from Samia, Salma, Mary in Bahrain, to Jill, Aida, and Nadia in Amman. I call them my “Reiki Angels” because I feel they are a gift sent to me from God to help me in my healing journey.
Reiki is a spiritual healing; when practised on me, I go into a deep meditative state where I visualize the healing as a white light going through my body, re-activating and re-energizing my dead cells. I see the light run through my Chakras one at a time changing color as it passes from one Chakra to another, creating a rainbow of soothing and relaxing healing colors. Not only do I see these lights, but I also feel them penetrating my soul and charging me with positive energy, enabling me to heal. I feel the heat radiating from my healer’s hands coming at me in shape of waves, starting as lukewarm temperature and moving up to very hot. These waves are both relaxing and soothing at the same time. During my healing session, I am transported in to a state of relaxation where I actually feel the tension and any thoughts that are not conducive to my well being evaporate from my body, leaving me in very peaceful serene state of mind.
After my Reiki session I spend the day feeling very zen and content, as if someone had pressed a re-boot button to my soul. I feel refreshed and full of positive energy ready to tackle any new challenges that come my way. It helps me put things in perspective again and reminds me of what is important like how to remain grounded and to not let petty things affect me. It allows me to focus on my spiritual well being and my healing journey by visualizing myself getting healthier and consequently being happier and more hopeful.
Reiki might not make me walk or talk again, but it has definitely helped in my survival by staying stable and keeping my health from deteriorating. In my situation, being “stable” is a miraculous victory.