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What is Reiki?

When I was a kid, my family moved to Canada.

Shortly after this life-changing move, I began feeling terrible anxiety. I used to get such bad stomach pains, that my mother would take me to doctors every other week to do tests. My stomach was in knots, and that doctors had no idea why. I was 7 years old, crying hysterically that my stomach was killing me. I was dramatic kid, but hey, I'm an Aries after all!

One day, my brilliant mother decided, the hell with the medical system! What else is out there?!

She read hundreds of books, listened to hundred of videotapes (it was the 90's), and attended workshops and seminars.

She found a few things that helped. One of them was Reiki. Another was Bee Propolis, which is also very healthy, and at the time not known at all. Thank you mom!

At night, when I would hold my stomach in pain, she sat on my bed with me, put her hands on my stomach, and did something that felt like heat to me. It calmed me to sleep. And for years, I would ask her to please give me Reiki.

One day, when I was old enough to make decisions over what I wanted to learn in my life, I sought out to learn Reiki for myself.


So what is Reiki? Reiki is energy healing. Reiki is the technique of channeling universal energy and guiding it to where it needs to go in the body.

Our hands are strong portals for this energy. That's why we often see Reiki Practitioners placing their hands on the bodies with their clients. But Reiki works beyond the palms of our hands.


Imagine a tube full of gunk. Old debris, stuck, crusty residue.

That's us! We are the tube! Well, our energetic body is the tube, and all the debris, and stuck, crusty residue, that's all the stresses and blocks in our chakras, put there by every day stress, unresolved emotional traumas, childhood pains, suppressed emotional responses.

Now imagine pouring vinegar and baking soda (I like to keep things natural) down that pipe. All that debris will be washed away. Clearing, unclogging, releasing it all away.

That's what Reiki does in our energetic pipe. It unblocks the chakras from the debris and traumas that clog the way.

When energy can flow freely through the pipe (through our chakras), the more aligned we are with our true selves. Who are we before we get caught in trauma, or stress, or anxiety, or fear? Who are we when it's all cleared away, and energy can flow freely?

Who are we when the stomach pains (blocks in our Solar Plexus Chakra) are released?


Today, I use Reiki every day, in many different way. I use it on myself, with my clients, with my food and water, even for my plants.

Reiki is universal energy flow.


"The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."


I believe Reiki should be felt and shared by everyone. That's why I talk about it all the time.

If you're interested in feeling this first hand, reach out here! Let's talk, and let's release together!


As always,

With love and kindness,

~L






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