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Reiki & Chakras


When healing someone with reiki techniques, special emphasis is often given to our main energy centers, called chakras.

The word chakra simply means wheel or disc. And they help to store, balance and distribute energy around our bodies. There are seven main chakras which are addressed in a reiki healing session. These seven main chakras run vertically through our body’s trunk and into our neck and head.

Located at the base of our spine is the first chakra, called the Muladhara (root chakra) is our foundation and links us energetically to the earth.

The second chakra called Svadhistana (Own Dwelling Place) is located between the genitals and naval, and it is the center for our sexual energy.

Moving up our body, the Manipura (Dwelling Place of Jewels) is located in our solar plexus area and it is an energy associated with personal power.

In the centre of our chest is our heart center called the Anahata (That Which Is Ever New). This energy relates to our compassion, self-acceptance, relationships and internal balance.

The 5th of our chakras is the Vishuddha (Purest of Pure) and it is located at our throat level, and it is concerned with communication and self-expression.

In our forehead, between the eye brows lies our Ajna (Command) chakra, which is associated with our vision and imagination.

And our 7th chakra is located at the crown of our head and is called Sahasara (Thousand Petalled Lotus) and it relates to our wisdom and spiritual levels.

Reiki healing aims to unblock these chakra centers and balance the energy flows between them.
Reiki And The Seven Chakras, by Richard Ellis. 2010, Random House Press.

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© David R. Durham

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Reiki Healing


Reiki is a system of healing which activates our natural life-force energy towards greater health and vitality.

Reiki is highly effective on its own, and is an ideal complimentary therapy working seamlessly in conjunction with other healing modalities. It is a non-invasive therapy which has no unwanted side-effects.

It is often taught in two in two stages or degrees. First degree reiki is concerned with understanding life-force energy (or Ki), and how to help to balance it. Much of this work concerns the main energy centers of our bodies, known as chakras.

If you are new to these concepts, then a fair degree of trust and letting go of old concepts may be required on your part.

The next learning stage called second degree reiki, introduces reiki symbols, which can be used to empower our thought and being. There are three key symbols.

The first is the power symbol, which works with our intention. The second is the emotional / mental symbol which is the key to our unconscious. And the third reiki symbol relates to distance healing, and it represents time and space.

Reiki And The Seven Chakras, by Richard Ellis. 2010, Random House Press.

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© David R. Durham

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Vibrate Baby!


We are vibrational beings living in a vibrational universe.

You’re receiving and interpreting light to read this, you can hear noises in the background via sound waves, the sense of what you’re touching is via waves of vibrating sensations in your body etc.

Further, all the cells in your body resonante with vibrating energy.

We are also rhythmic creatures. Since all matter is vibrating, our bodies are a series of overlapping rhythmic patterns: heartbeat, pulse, brainwave activity, electrical currents from our muscles, cranio-sacral impulses and so on.

From many perspectives, when we feel in vibrational harmony with a place, another person, our jobs etc., then we feel happy and healthy. And naturally the opposite is true.

What has this got to do with healing?

Well in several ways, it guides us as to why a wide range of healing modalities can be effective in relieving our symptoms, and it opens our minds to possibilities. Here are a few healing styles from hundreds of examples.

Chemical Solutions
Modern allopathic and traditional herbal medicines add chemicals to our bodies. Whilst we probably wouldn’t consider these as vibrational healing, what are chemicals but vibrating energy?

Sound Healing
This is an obvious use of vibration in a mood changing and healing context. Many of us are familiar with the effect that music can have on our mood, and many successful songs reflect back to us our sad, happy, celebratory feelings etc.

Sound therapy healing can also be used more directly as a healing modality in restoring our inner harmony. Be this in the form of modern music therapy, or traditions going back 1000s of years.

Magnetic Therapy
The earth’s magnetic field is one of those things we probably don’t think much about, rather like gravity its just there.

This magnetic field has been fluctuating over the millenia, and we are currently in a phase were it is at an historical low. Since our boides evolved during periods when the earth’s magnetic field was much stronger, magnetic therapy aims to correct this imbalance by adding extra magnetic sources to us.

A magnetic field is of course another example of a vibrational source.

Bach Flower Remedies.
These 38 remedies which were discovered by Dr Bach are directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state.

And their essential healing properties are derived from the resonant qualities of their particular vibrations.

We could go on and on, the rhythms of a great massage, the still point of a cranio-sacral session and the tone of an hypnotic induction etc.

Here are some books you may find interesting:

Healing with Magnetic Therapy

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The Healing Power of Sound: Recovery from Life-Threatening Illness Using Sound, Voice, and Music

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The Body Electric: Electromagnetism and the Foundation of Life

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