Ruth Anne Mak, Usui Tibetan / Karuna® Reiki Master
The word Reiki is from the Japanese words rei and ki and is written in Japanese as 霊気. Since rei relates to spirit, divine, miraculous, and soul, and ki refers to life energy or force we use Reiki to refer to the life energy that flows through us all and especially through someone trained to let Reiki energy flow through him or her. Reiki is not a religion, nor does it require that a person believe in any particular deity or dogma, thus making it idea for anyone who wishes to experience relaxation and stress reduction. Since stress can lead to illness and make illness worse, Reiki works well alongside psychotherapy, Chinese medicine of any form, and traditional medicine, and is wonderful by itself as part of a healthy lifestyle. Reiki doesn’t replace other therapies, but instead complements them if a client requires them as well.
If you would like to experience Reiki in my peaceful home, receive it in the privacy and comfort of your home anywhere you happen to live through distance Reiki, or learn Reiki for yourself and those you wish to share it with in Reiki classes, please contact me.While Reiki is usually associated with spiritual healing and relaxation, it is also a way of life that not only promotes balance and peace, but influences how a person perceives and interacts with the rest of his or her universe. Reiki is not a religion, and Reiki practitioners and clients come from all walks of life and backgrounds. A person doesn’t have to be a mystic or highly educated to benefit from or learn Reiki, and this is what drew me to it in the first place.
When a person trained in and attuned to the Reiki energy allows it to flow through her many things can happen, but the wonderful thing about giving or receiving Reiki is that the energy will flow wherever it is needed. It is a unique experience for each person each time she receives it since the practitioner doesn’t force the energy to go where she believes it is needed. Instead she will allow it to flow freely to wherever the client needs it, whether it is a general relaxation from stress or relief from a specific issue in the body. Reiki doesn’t replace medical treatment that a client may be undergoing, but complements it by balancing the client’s energy flow in a way that is similar to acupuncture unblocking the energy flow through a person’s energy meridians.
Reiki works well alone or in conjunction with other therapies, including medications prescribed by physicians, massage, reflexology, psychotherapy, and other traditional or alternative therapies. I give Reiki in my home in Florence, Alabama, and I teach Reiki so that anyone is interested can experience the joy I feel when I let the energy flow through me and am able to help others. The Reiki energy is natural and positive, so there are no drug side effects or invasive procedures required to feel relaxation and to promote balance and therefore healing. As a Reiki Master I am trained to scan the client’s energy flow and work to allow positive energy to flow through him and release blockages that may contribute to disease and imbalance, so a session may help different issues depending on what a particular person’s needs. Receiving Reiki involves simply lying on a massage table or sitting in a chair of that is not comfortable, and the session involves either light touch with the client is fully clothed or none at all if the client prefers. Many people are so relaxed during a reiki session that they find themselves drifting off to sleep.
I strive to follow the basic tenets of Reiki adapted from precepts set down its founder, Dr. Usui, in my life and in my Reiki practice.
Just for today I will not anger
Just for today I will be filled with gratitude
Just for today I will not worry
Just for today I will work hard at all I do
Just for today I will be kind to all living creatures
If you would like to experience Reiki in my Florence home, receive it in the privacy and comfort of your home anywhere you happen to live through distance Reiki, or learn Reiki for yourself and those you wish to share it with, please contact me.