FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT CAN BE TREATED WITH REIKI?
Reiki has a positive affect on all forms of illness and negative conditions. This includes minor things such as head or stomach aches, colds, flu, tension and anxiety as well as serious illness like heart disease, cancer, leukemia, etc. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. Hospitals and clinics across the country are using in-person Reiki as a cost-effective way to accelerate recovery including the negative effects of chemotherapy, post operative pain and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed to stay in the hospital. Reiki energy has also been known to bring a sense of relief to grief and loneliness. Reiki always aids in some way and in certain cases, people have experienced complete healings (which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments). However, while some have experienced miracles, they cannot be guaranteed. Stress reduction with some improvement in ones physical and psychological condition are what most experience.
HOW DOES DISTANCE REIKI WORK?
Let's take a moment to use an analogy for this one as it's the best way to break it down into laymen terms... Think of reiki energy like using a cell phone - it’s not necessary to be in physical proximity of the person on the other line to talk on a cell phone, right? Cell phones use electromagnetic radio waves to connect with other cell phones and transmit the message. Similarly, Reiki recipients do not need to be in physical proximity to Reiki practitioners to receive Reiki.
When becoming a second-degree Reiki practitioner, the distance symbol is received, which enables the giver to connect with a person's energetic essence across time and space. Distance Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere and at any time—though permission should be invoked or received in some way. When performing reiki on someone who is not present, typically a photo of the recipient is all that is needed.
We are all made up of the same energy, we are all one. We all have access to the life force energy, otherwise known as our "Prana" or "Chi," that flows through each and every living being. Distance Reiki is one of many ways to link and channel this energy for the healing benefit of others.
WHAT IS A CHAKRA?
Chakras are our vital energy centers. They are the openings for life energy to flow into and out of our aura. There are 7 main Chakras. They start at the base of the spine and continue to the crown of the head. These Chakras are associated with the 7 colors of the rainbow spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Each Chakra corresponds with physical, mental, spiritual and emotional interactions.
WHAT IS AN AURA?
The aura is an electromagnetic field that that can be described as a luminous body that surrounds the physical body, taking on a cocoon like shape. Each and every living being has an aura (as well as inanimate objects). Auras are constantly changing colors and shapes, depending on how the person is feeling and where they are at emotionally/spiritually. This electromagnetic field acts like a magnet and repels or attracts energy. The aura typically extends out from the body 3-4 feet for an average person, and can be much larger for a more highly developed spiritual being. Just like the Chakras, the 7 colors of the rainbow spectrum are associated with the Aura’s basic layers which correspond to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual planes.
WHAT IS CORD CUTTING?
Cord-cutting is a spiritual healing process that energetically severs that negative attachment between you and another person so that the shadow of that past relationship does not hang over you or affect you in the present moment. This means that any anger, anxiety, or sense of inadequacy (specific to that aforementioned relationship can be eliminated. This also aids in improving current relationships. This does not mean that you lose contact with the person or that it weakens the positive connection and it will never mean that the person will disappear from your life (unless you consciously make that happen by avoiding contact). If anything, that pure, positive connection is improved because it is no longer overshadowed by negative energies. (Please keep in mind that by cutting the cord to an ex-boyfriend/girlfriend, it does not mean that you will not automatically ever have those patterns with anyone else. Cord-cutting does free up more of your energy and supports your journey to stop repeating the pattern with the person in question. Often, it is helpful to go back to childhood and cut cords with parental figures and anyone who mistreated or abused you as well.)
WHAT ARE CORDS AND WHY DO WE CUT THEM?
A cord is a negative energetic structure that ties you and another person together. When you form a relationship with a person, you make two types of connection. The first type of connection is the spiritual, positive bond that contains energies like unconditional love, fond memories, lessons learned together, affection, etc. This is a positive cord that we never sever because it contains all that is good about the relationship.
The second type of connection is a negative cord – this energetic structure is very different from the positive type because it contains all the negative energies that have ever been a feature of your relationship. For example, let’s say you have a cord to an unfaithful ex-boyfriend/girlfriend. Encoded within this cord are the feelings you had when you found out he/she was cheating on you. This could be feelings of anger, paranoia, inadequacy, etc. Also encoded within the cord could be the pattern of wanting to please your boyfriend/girlfriend, so that they won't ever leave you.
When you split up, you may never see each other again, but the negative structure (the energy cord) between you remains. This cord that connects you two contains those undesirable patterns and dynamics: rage, inadequacy, paranoia; keeping quiet and pleasing others at your own expense. Even though you feel like you should have moved on from the relationship, those energies circulate between you both and still affect you in your present day life. For example, you still think of your ex-partner and you still feel resentment and anger. Perhaps when you get into a different relationship, you feel the same old paranoia and project your old cord into your new partner. This occurs because those negative energies from the cord are flowing into your aura 24/7 and affecting your ability to move on; or feel, think and act differently. This relationship is just one example. You can form cords with literally anyone you have (or have had) a meaningful relationship with, and each one can be draining in its own way.
HOW DOES CORD CUTTING WORK?
In order to cut cords effectively, you have to discuss (and fully understand) what negative patterns are a feature of your relationship with that person. It's important to learn from those patterns in order to make a real impact on other relationships. It is also necessary to be able to find out what patterns are present within the cord. If these patterns are not already in your awareness, I suggest booking a spiritual life coaching session in order to aid in finding the root.
It is imperative that the client realizes what these are so that other relationships can be impacted and so they move on from these negative patterns. It is impossible to simple ask Archangel Michael to sever all cords to everyone you’ve ever known, as the cords contain valuable learnings that are part of your path. When you cut a cord properly with a deep understanding of the pattern, you should never have to cut a cord to a person more than once. And you only ever have one cord to one person.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CRYSTAL HEALING /COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS?
Crystal healing is a complementary and natural approach, meaning it can be used alongside traditional medicine and has no negative side-effects. The benefits of crystal healing are varied and take place on several different levels. Perhaps the most common benefit reported is the deep relaxation that takes place during a session. This type of relaxation helps aid general well-being and is particularly useful when treating stress and anxiety. It can also help ease tense muscles which can help improve physical pain and sleeping problems.
On an emotional and spiritual level, crystals can help enhance self-esteem, encourage clarity and inspire a sense of peace and centeredness.
Anyone can enjoy these benefits, however, if you are skeptical about the process you will naturally close yourself off. Because of this, having an open mind and no preconceptions or assumptions is key.
Some people believe healing crystals work like a magic wand and that everything will be better immediately. The truth is, there is no ‘magic’ behind crystal healing. Instead, they enhance what you are already working on. They are very interactive and rely on you being actively involved in your own spiritual journey. For this reason, it can be helpful to continue your work outside of crystal healing sessions.
LOST OR MISPLACED YOUR CRYSTAL?
Crystals can be purchased, but they can never be truly owned. So, if you have lost or misplaced a crystal this probably means that it has found a new home where its powers can be better utilized. Or, you may get a strong urge to pass on a cherished stone into the hands of someone else. Our healing crystals are very good at sending us intuitive messages whenever they want to be given away, and to whom.
Certain crystals carry very powerful energies and can be overwhelming when worn or carried daily. These types of crystals tend to get lost or misplaced. It is not beneficial to be stimulated by vibrational energies that are too powerful. Crystals and gemstones will either get lost permanently or will be misplaced temporarily. Searching all the nooks and crannies in your home will do no good. Not to worry, lost stones tend to resurface when their services are needed. You may think you have lost a crystal only to have it show up several months later. Or, they are replaced by a more suitable stone that unexpectedly comes your way. For example, you may lose or give away an amethyst, later you find or are given a different amethyst or an entirely different type of healing crystal meant for you.
It is best to allow crystals to come and go since they do their work best without restrictions. Don't feel bad if you have lost or misplaced a crystal. It is either taking a timeout in hiding until you need it or it has moved on to a more suitable place or person.
MORE FAQS COMING SOON...
**Don't see your question answered? Send me an e-mail and I will respond to the best of my ability or direct you somewhere to learn more.