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What is Reiki?

Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese healing technique where a Reiki practitioner channels Reiki and transfers it through the palm of their hands to the recipient to promote their healing.

Who can receive Reiki?

Everyone and everything! Humans, plant, animals, Mother Earth, as well as inanimate objects and the homes we live in.

How does Reiki help?

  • Reiki in a positive energy which heals by cleansing and clearing out negative energy and replacing it with free-flowing positive energy.
  • When this healing energy moves from the universe, through a Reiki practitioner and into the recipient, their body’s natural ability to heal gets stimulated. Hence the recipient has an healing experience.

What does Reiki feel like?

It can feel warm or cool, tingly or a slight heaviness, or something as simple as feeling deep relaxation.

Do I need to believe in Reiki to receive and benefit from it?

No. Belief in Reiki is not required to benefit from a Reiki session. All that is needed is being open to receiving it.

Do I need to believe in any religion, God or the Divine to receive or learn Reiki?

No. Reiki will flow without exception of any belief system. Only an open mind is required.

Will Reiki interfere with my religious or spiritual/religious beliefs?

No. Instead, Reiki can strengthen one’s relationship with the Divine no matter what belief system is followed.

Can I heal myself with Reiki?

Yes! The first level of Reiki primarily concentrates on self-healing. Once a person feels ready to share Reiki with others, after building a sufficient self-Reiki practice, one may do so.

Is Reiki safe?

Yes. Reiki only works for the highest good. It does not harm anyone or anything.

Can children receive Reiki?

Yes. Reiki is a safe energy healing technique that works only for the highest good of all.

Is Reiki safe for pregnant women?

Yes. Reiki is a non-invasive healing technique which is absolutely safe for all. In fact, Reiki during pregnancy can help strengthen the bond between the mother and child. Reiki also helps the pregnant women to better deal with issues like morning sickness.

I am undergoing psychological therapy/counseling. Will I need to stop my treatment?

No. Reiki does not interfere with any other healing modalities. One should never stop the treatments recommended by their doctor. In fact, Reiki aids all other healing modalities.

I am taking prescription drugs. Will I have to stop them?

No. You should never stop any on-going treatment. Continue as your doctor advices. Reiki compliments and supports all other healing modalities. Reiki can also be given to your medicines to reduce their side effects.

I am undergoing physical therapy. How can Reiki help me?

Reiki is a complementary healing modality. It gives full support to all other therapies as well as has the ability to expedite the healing process.

What are the benefits of Reiki?

Reiki has many benefits. Some of them are as follows:

  • Stress & fatigue relief
  • Pain management
  • Improved sleep quality
  • Strengthens immunity
  • Increases rate of recovery post injury/surgery
  • Heals grief
  • Supports psychological wellbeing
  • Supports medical and other therapies
  • Enhances spiritual connection
  • Improves overall life quality

Does Reiki always help?

Yes. Reiki always helps. However, sometimes Reiki does not bring about a desired effect, and at such times the healing from Reiki goes unnoticed. For example, if one comes for physical healing, and the required healing is of emotional nature, such healing may go unnoticed. Or, if someone comes for pain relief from headaches, and they experience a temporary pain relief, not releasing that the healing required is in the digestive system which is causing the headache. In such a case, Reiki will work for the digestive issues, which in turn will heal the headache.

How many sessions are needed before the benefit of Reiki can be experienced?

Reiki starts working from the first session. However, the effects may be noticeable only after a series of sessions. The exact number of sessions cannot be determined beforehand, it depends on the issue that needs healing and the extent of healing required. Deeper the issue, a greater number of sessions are needed. Typically, the difference can be noticed after about 3 sessions.

How many sessions are needed before the benefit of Reiki can be experienced?

Reiki starts working from the first session. However, the effects may be noticeable only after a series of sessions. The exact number of sessions cannot be determined beforehand, it depends on the issue that needs healing and the extent of healing required. Deeper the issue, a greater number of sessions are needed. Typically, the difference can be noticed after about 3 sessions.

What to expect in a typical Reiki session?

During a session, the practitioner gently movies their hands above or on the client’s fully clothed body, in a series of hand positions, from the head to feet.

The practitioner may draw Reiki symbols on or above the client before, during and/or after a Reiki session. Reiki symbols are tools used by a level 2 and above practitioner, to enhance the healing process. It is said that these symbols have the healing power of Reiki imbued within them.

Do I need to be present with the Reiki practitioner for the healing to take place?

No. Reiki can be shared from a distance. However, this depends on the qualification of the practitioner. Distance healing is done only by a level 2 practitioner or higher.

What is a distance Reiki session?

  • Reiki is a form of energy and energy is not constrained by time and space. Hence Reiki can also flow Hence a Reiki practitioner trained in distance healing (level 2) can connect with the client energetically and share the healing energy from any given distance. Reiki is shared in the same way in a distance session as it would be in an in-person session. In such a case, the client is typically asked to sit or lie down in a comfortable position in their location while the practitioner shares Reiki from their own location.
  • Apart from space, Reiki can also be shared for healing in the past, present or future.

What is expected of a client in a Reiki session?

It is suggested that the client wear loose and comfortable clothes and be in a relaxed, meditative state – either sitting down or laying down, while the practitioner share Reiki.

What is the post the Reiki session advice?

  • Post the healing session, the client may discuss their experience or ask any questions regarding the session.
  • It is advised to have water after the session ends. Water has cleansing, and grounding properties. A Reiki session releases energetic impurities from one’s system and water helps to further release the toxins from the body.
  • If required, the client may also rest and even take a nap after the session.

Does only the “(physically/emotionally) sick” benefit from Reiki?

No. Reiki is for everyone. Reiki can be received by healthy individuals too, in order to maintain a healthy life and lifestyle, for manifestation purposes, for energy cleansing (like aura cleansing), aura healing, relationship healing and even for deepening one’s spiritual practice.

Why should I learn Reiki?

Reiki is one of the simplest healing techniques that has many physical and psychological benefits. It can help improve one’s daily life and also help in the manifestation of one’s desires, as long as it is for one’s highest good.

​Once you become a Reiki channel, you can share Reiki not only with yourself but with family & friends, as well as plants & animals. You can also start a Reiki healing business if you desire.

Additionaly, this simple healing technique is without any side effects and compliments all other traditional and alternative healing modalities beautifully!

Who can learn Reiki?

Everyone! Adults and children as well. What profession you are in, what religion you follow, what your beliefs are, none of that affects the ability to learn or channel Reiki. All you need is to come to class with an open mind.

How can I learn Reiki?

  • Reiki can be learned from a Reiki Master. It includes lectures discussing the conceptual areas of Reiki, hands-on practice and attunements.
  • A Reiki workshop typically has 3 levels.
  • Level 1 – the foundation level, where one becomes a channel of Reiki and learns the basics about Reiki (history, how to Reiki, benefits, Reiki meditations, Reiki hand positions) and lots more!
  • Level 2 – follow up to level 1, in which the student is taught about distance healing and is connected with the first three Reiki symbols which contributes to one’s practice. In this level, apart from the ability to share Reiki from a distance, the student learns how to share Reiki with past, present and future and also about emotional healing.
  • Level 3 – is the final level of Reiki – the Master level. The student is attuned to the final (Master) symbol of Reiki at this stage. The course material includes teacher training as well as deeper healing techniques.

What is an attunement?

An attunement is a spiritual blessing post which an individual becomes a channel of Reiki and can then share the healing energy with self and others (humans, animals, plants, space, inanimate objects, etc.). It is very similar to being in a meditative state, while the Reiki Master (teacher) creates a sacred space, where the student can reconnect with the spiritual energy. After an attunement, the individual can tap into the spiritual (divine) energy, that is Reiki, at any time and share its blessings with self and others, for the highest good of all. Each level consists of 1 attunement session each.

How do distance attunements work?

Reiki transcends through time and space. The concept of past, present and future does not exist in the practice of Reiki. Just like the blessings of a prayer or even good wishes can flow irrespective of physical presence, Reiki attunements (spiritual blessings) can also be shared from afar. All that is needed is for the Reiki Master and student to forge an energetic connection and for the student to be open to the experience.

Which of your classes are best suited for me?

  • If you are new to Reiki, begin at level 1.
  • Already attuned to Reiki and want to deepen your practice – enroll to the Level 2 course.
  • ​Ready to teach Reiki and spread your knowledge and experience – Reiki Master is what you should look at.
  • ​Already a Reiki Master – Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master is the next step for you.

You can choose between the two forms of Reiki taught by me

  1. Usui Reiki
  2. Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki

Can I access your online classes at any time?

  • All classes are conducted virtually over video conferencing platforms such as zoom.
  • Recordings will be made available to each student post the class for the purpose of revision.
  • Attendance is compulsory to receive recordings.
  • The recordings are meant only for personal use. Under no circumstance must it be shared with any other person or over any social media platform.

Can I book a private class?

One-on-one sessions are subject to availability. Please email me at illuminarehealing@gmail.com for further details.

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