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.
The origin of Reiki was 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. It has also been scientifically proven that the reiki energy supports the optimum working of the cells of the body in a similar way to grounding to the earth’s energy. A reiki treatment is deeply relaxing and soothing creating the optimum conditions for self-healing to begin.
Reiki can be used to address imbalances or illnesses and also by healthy individuals as a way to help prevent imbalance which can lead to illness if not corrected early enough. 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. 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.
Reiki can be useful in helping to cope with some of the symptoms of any physical disease or condition, acute or chronic, that is causing problems or pain. It can also be helpful when going through a crisis, or helping with feelings of stress, anxiety, or in addressing a feeling that something is out of balance or missing, or of course if healthy it can help with achieving your best possible level of health at all levels by offering the opportunity for personal development.
The name Dragonfly Reiki came about as I was inspired by watching dragonflies hatching on the small pond in our garden. I was amazed to watch the daily process that these creatures went through. Each day a black larva would crawl up the iris leaves from the water and then appear to be sitting on the leaf black and lifeless . Then after a week or two a brand new dragonfly would appear to have crawled out of the shell of the now empty larva case as it dried its silver wings in the sun. These creatures reminded me that endings always lead to new beginnings or rebirths and therefore change should be welcomed rather than feared. I felt there was a message there for me about transformation that can sometimes be brought about by illness or ‘death’ of an old way of being, and resonated with this message. I felt the need to change to a more healing way of life and thereby help 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.