My Reiki Trade

female meditatingI’m usually on the giving end
energy there my prayer in place
hands warm with gentle touch
eager to please and ease
the tensions of his day.

Tonight he has me lie upon the bed
my head in the palm of his hands
his touch barely there through my hair
sends a tingling down my spine
to the tips of my toes.

God knows I welcome this gift he offers
as I close my eyes
and let him work the magic
to restore the flow release and heal
I feel my body relax.

With ocean sounds and scent of sage
the stage is set to meditate
to lose myself and wander round
through colors bright and meadows green
to places I have never been.

Lost in a daze like drowning on wine
touch firm and fine with slow release
and like the sun kissing my skin
his hands hover above and I feel the warmth
soothing my soul and spirit within.

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a holistic, natural, hands-on method of healing that touches on all levels: body, mind and spirit. It involves the transfer of energy from practitioner to patient to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. What makes Reiki unique is that it incorporates elements of just about every other alternative healing practice such as spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, aromatherapy, naturopathy, and homeopathy.

Although there are a few positions in which the practitioner is in contact with the patient (such as cradling the head), most Reiki treatments do not involve actual touching. The practitioner holds his or her hands a few inches or farther away from the patient’s body and manipulates the energy field from there.

Reiki has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, increases the vibrational frequency of the body, and provides new vitality.

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