Christine Fleckney – Reiki Practitioner
The term Reiki comes from two words – ‘Rei’ meaning higher power/wisdom or soul and ‘Ki’ or Chi meaning universal life force energy. The word reiki can therefore be understood to mean ‘spiritually guided life force energy’.
The reiki practitioner channels this universal energy through the hands to the fully clothed client using various gentle hand holds from the head to the feet. It originated in Japan in the early 1900’s when a Buddhist monk called Mikao Usui discovered the power to heal himself with the contact of his own hands. The energy channelled has been found to be of a similar wavelength to the electro-magnetic field of the earth and therefore very balancing to the body and its systems.The reiki treatment is deeply relaxing and soothing creating the optimum conditions for self-healing to begin.
My approach is very much preventative i.e. If we keep our bodies in balance holistically, taking care to consider all 3 layers of healing – body, mind and spirit, then we are doing everything we can to maximise natural good health. This makes it much less likely that we will experience illness or pain in our lives. It is never too late to start to listen to the body and get in touch with the messages it gives you. Reiki is designed to support this process of subtle but profound growth in awareness as we learn to slow down and create space to hear our deep inner knowing. I believe we can transform our health by taking control literally into our own hands and bringing awareness and gentleness into our lives.
As well as being a preventative therapy, reiki is also of course useful in finding relief from a wide range of conditions such as:
Any physical disease or condition, acute or chronic, that is causing problems or pain.
Feelings of stress, anxiety, feeling that something is out of balance or missing, and of course personal development.
I have been inspired by watching dragonflies hatching on the small pond in our garden and was transfixed by watching these amazing creatures every day. Each day another one or two would appear to be sitting attached to the iris leaves after crawling up out of the water and appeared lifeless . Then after a week or two there would be a gleaming new dragonfly that had hatched sitting on top of the now empty black shell as it dried its silver wings in the sun. They reminded me that endings always lead to new beginnings or rebirths. I felt there was a message there for me about transformation and felt this applied to me in my life, i.e. changing to a more healing way of life and thereby helping others to do the same. . I believe nature has a lot to teach us about wholeness and how to live in a truly balanced way.