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What is Reiki?

Updated: Jul 30, 2020

What is Reiki?

Everything is energy. Everything operates, moves (or doesn’t) due to its energetic nature. Everything flows from and returns to the same source.

Reiki is a technique of energy healing and in its process, targets the energy fields around the body, specifically those that are most in need of healing.

The origins of energy healing as a modality date back to the ancient Egyptian civilization, with Kemetic Reiki, or what is also known as Sekhem or Ra Seiki.

Usui Reiki is the method that we work with at INVIBE, and its origins are rooted in Japan, when in the early 20th century, Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered this healing practice as a spiritual path to self-actualisation after his enlightenment experience after a 21-Day Fast on Mount Kurama.

The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word Rei which means “Universal Life” and Ki which means “Energy”, also commonly referred to as “qi”.

The attuned Reiki practitioner channels pure Universal life force energy, or “qi”for the purpose of healing the body - emotionally, physically and spiritually. This practice is not attached to any religion, and is in fact complimentary to all spiritual practices and medical treatments.

Reiki can help in one achieving a deeply relaxed state, while at the same

time boosting the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It also supports one’s ability to develop emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being in relieving emotional stress and overall improving quality of life. It can bring about incredible transformational change over time, as I have experienced with my own healing journey.

Reiki helps us in strengthening our mind/body connection by bringing our chakras - our body’s seven energy transmission centres that span from our pelvic area to our crown - into alignment and assisting in the release of blockages due to stagnant energy that our bodies have stored over time. You’d be surprised at just how much we hold onto throughout our lives, and we don’t even realize it. This is what keeps us stuck, and worse, disconnected from who we truly are at the core of our being!

Reiki facilitates the process of getting us “unstuck”; releasing the energy we are carrying that is not serving us, and helping us shed the layers of energetic “weight” that create or compound stress and anxiety in our day to day lives. This can help improve our overall clarity and strengthen our intuition to get us better aligned with our life path.

Reiki sessions are most commonly done in a one-on-one setting, either in person or from a distance, as energy is not bound by time or space. As Covid has forced us all to shift and/or pivot to virtual applications, and even as we progress to fully resuming social interactions, the group setting we offer is a perfect way to invest in your own healing / self-care and feel the benefits of Reiki in an amplified space with the collective energy. It’s a small investment to give your self some extra care during this very energetically heavy moment in time and in doing so, you are giving back to the community too!

We are donating 50% of all proceeds from our group sessions to organizations within and supporting the Black community until the end of the summer. Beyond that, we will continue donating proceeds from these group sessions to organizations within ALL marginalized and underrepresented communities, including those supporting Black, Indigenous, all People of Colour, LGTBQ2S+, people with disabilities, and women.

If you’d like to try one of our Reiki offerings, whether individual or group session, click here to go to our events page, or here to be directed to our Reiki page for information on our one-on-one session options.

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