Reiki is a spiritual healing method, often employed to transform or increase a person’s internal energy- thus dealing with issues which may be affected by an imbalance in their energy. Spiritual practices such as this one are becoming increasingly common, with people believing strongly in the impact it can have on their mental and physical health. Furthermore, many people don’t want to rely completely on traditional medical therapies, they want to have an additional complementary methods to manage their care. Reiki helps one go into a deep state of relaxation which is known to help one recover quicker.
Conditions Through Reiki
Reiki is being used for several conditions with promising results. Reiki are healing techniques used in conjunction with traditional medical treatments, it has been known to help with some of the following conditions.
Anxiety and depressive disorders while being treated with traditional medicine have been showing positive results.
Cancer patients are also being encouraged to start using Reiki with their regular treatment plan from a professional as a means of dealing with their chronic pain, anxiety and stress related to their condition- which is again showing promise. For cancer patients, many are unable to achieve complete recovery, and so practitioners often aim to make their life as comfortable as possible and prolong life as much as possible.
Gastrointestinal disorders such as Crohn’s disease, often associated with anxiety disorders and has shown promising results when combining traditional treatments with Reiki. Heart patients also make a good candidate, as they also face anxiety and stress, which can exacerbate their condition, or can be considered a risk factor at times as well.
Chronic pain is often a debilitating condition in its own right- regardless of what is leading to its chronicity. Patients often feel frustrated and are also unable to live a normal life, which adds to their disability. Reiki is being advocated as a possible method which can counter chronic pain to a great extent- with further research needed to confirm its impact.
With all conditions it is important to understand that traditional professional medical treatment is necessary and using Reiki or any other energetic healing modality is to be used to complement.
How Does Reiki Work?
The concept behind Reiki is to work with a person’s energy and normally, it induces a deep state of relaxation. This relaxation helps the body heal quicker as it has less stress and anxiety.
The stress and anxiety in the human body can lead to numerous conditions, some of which are already mentioned above. Furthermore, a condition of stress can easily worsen medical conditions. This concept forms the basis of the usage of Reiki as an adjunct to medical therapies. It is important to realize that Reiki can only be used as an adjunct and not as an alternative to medical treatment, something which many patients and even practitioners don’t realize.
The concept of having latent psychic abilities is something which many individuals are unaware of. Many believe that you either have psychic abilities or you don’t. While this may be true to some extent, most professional and experienced psychics have gotten to that point through practice, and by specifically tapping into their latent psychic abilities. When we think of psychic abilities, we normally think of acts such as mediumship, telepathy, levitation, etc.
However, many people have latent psychic abilities such as a strong connection with people, being able to detect auras, getting visual information about a place or person or having strong intuition. These latent psychic abilities can be tapped into by adopting several methods, allowing them to be converted into active psychic abilities. Here are some of the methods which, when used in conjunction, can achieve this conversion:
Increase Your Awareness
Normally, your latent psychic abilities involve being able to pick up on different things around you. This could mean noticing subtle changes in a person’s behavior or a change in the energy of a room or place. However, without the right guidance, it can be difficult to take such signs seriously. Many people are conditioned into just forgetting or letting go of such feelings.
To tap into and start using your latent psychic abilities, you must learn to notice the things happening around you- because it is important to realize even the minutest of details. It may be difficult to always remember the things, so you can start noting down the information.
Pay Attention to How You Receive Information
Often, psychics receive information about people, places or events. This can occur through images, thoughts which enter your head out of nowhere, voices or just sensations. It is important to notice by which method information is getting to you. When you have done this, you can work towards becoming more attuned to those senses.
Your intuition also plays a major role in your abilities to be a psychic, so make sure your gut instincts are always heard.
Learn to Meditate and Take Help
Clearing your mind from unnecessary thoughts is an important step towards establishing active psychic abilities- and meditation really helps in this endeavor. Other than that, looking for a psychic mentor is another thing which you should do. People are often confused about how to put their psychic abilities to use, something which can be achieved quite easily through the right guidance.
Interpreting Tarot Cards is something which takes significant practice and a certain amount of reading up. While many people prefer to read their own decks, there are others who prefer experts to read their decks. Sometimes, it is just not possible to schedule a reading, especially before a major decision must be made or when an unforeseen event has occurred. Owing to this, it always helps to have a general idea of what Tarot Cards mean, thus helping you interpret them whenever needed.
Firstly, Tarot Cards can be divided into Major Arcanas and Minor Arcanas. The former, as is evident by the name, represents the major events in your life. They have the power to indicate an important change, and it is essential to give them attention when they are part of your deck. The Minor Arcanas are also similar in importance. While the Major Arcanas indicate major events in your life, the former will help you navigate through life on a day to day basis, along with helping you understand the meaning of the Major Arcana cards.
As these cards focus on a major part of our life, let us pay close attention to them first. There are 22 cards which come under this category, with each depicting a different thing:
- The Fool- Indicating innocence or a childlike existence, this card encourages you to begin a new chapter of your life with minimal inhibitions.
- The Magician- This card indicates that you are master of your own Fate, telling you that your skills and powers are enough.
- The High Priestess- This card may seem like one which indicates mystery, and it also pushes you to rely on your intuition.
- The Empress- This card symbolizes motherhood, in any form, and is a positive card.
- The Emperor- Like the above-mentioned card, this one indicates fatherhood. It symbolizes an ordered and structured existence.
Like the Major Arcanas, these also have various meanings. They are significantly greater in number compared to the former- making a total of 56 cards, which are divided into the Suit of Cups, Pentacles, Wands and Swords. Each of these suits has different meanings, and interpreting them correctly is just as important as interpreting the Major cards.
For further information on these cards, you can get more information and make sure that your journey into Tarot Card reading is one which gives the right results.
Amongst metaphysical practices, Tarot card reading is one of the most common ones. Though believers still take it as being a relatively modern era practice, it has been around for a significant time- with the cards that are used nowadays being adapted from games which were played previously. Believing in something such as Tarot Card reading, or other similar things such as reading Tea Leaves, takes more than the average amount of faith- especially in the face of non-believers. However, the authenticity of Tarot Card reading can be explained with the help of Carl Jung’s theory.
The Collective Unconscious
Carl Jung, a disciple of Sigmund Freud, was a renowned psychologist- still known for several theories which he postulated and proved. Though he worked with Freud initially, he moved away from his ideas and gave birth to his individual theories, with the Collective Unconscious being part of the latter.
To explain it in simple words, our consciousness can be divided into three parts- the conscious mind, subconscious and unconscious. Jung believed that our unconscious mind can be divided into the personal and collective unconscious. The Collective Unconscious, according to Jung, comprises of information which has been inherited, instead of what has been learned- the latter being responsible for the personal conscious.
Owing to this, he believed that the collective unconscious is common to all humans, leading to billions of individuals believing in the same religion. Using this theory, it is believed that there is synchronicity in the events which occur in an individual’s life.
How Does This Affect Tarot Card Reading?
Well, the theory of the Collective Unconscious helps us understand the logic behind Tarot Card reading. When people pick their pack, they are tapping into their collective subconscious to do so- which is directing them to pick those specific cards. Once this has been done, the cards will take on the meaning of whatever the individual wants them to take.
Without having a conscious idea of what has happened, the individual has basically spoken through their unconscious mind, in a process which is known as synchronicity. Synchronicity basically refers to the coincidental occurrence of events, something which normally governs our life. This concept also ensures the effectiveness of Tarot Cards, making it a highly popular form of divination.
The concept of Karma has originated from Buddhism and Hinduism, with it basically referring to the impact our actions will have on our own life. The strength of karma is such that you don’t have to be a Hindu or a Buddhist to actually understand the significance, as it impacts each and every one of us, often affecting us several years after the situation, which has led to the current action. Interestingly, ancestral karma also exists- which refers to the consequences which we may face owing to the actions of our ancestors.
Why Ancestral Karma Is a Real Thing
People often argue about the authenticity of ancestral karma, and how someone else’s experiences or actions shouldn’t be affecting us in this life. However, even a layman knows the role our genes play in shaping an individual- physically and mentally. Something called our genetic memory is basically responsible for the way ancestral karma works.
The experiences of your ancestors and their reaction to it are embedded in your DNA. This also applies to their behaviors and their coping mechanisms- which then accounts for the way you behave in a certain situation.
The Bad of Ancestral Karma
Ancestral karma can impact your life in several ways. To begin with, it could lead to you adopting negative behavioral patterns such as excessive aggressiveness, violence, or being toxic in your relationships. This occurs because your ancestors also dealt with their life situations in this manner, and you never learned to disassociate from this behavior.
Ancestral karma can also lead to serious consequences such as anxiety or depressive disorders, which originate from an excessive amount of stress which was faced by your ancestors- ultimately remodeling your DNA. Owing to this, their stress reactions have now become yours.
The Good of Ancestral Karma
Some may believe that there is no good in ancestral karma, but this isn’t the case. To begin with, once you identify your ancestral karma, you can work to become a better human being and live life to the fullest.
For example, someone who realizes that their aggressive behavior is a family trait, they can get to the bottom of why this is so- and then deal with it adequately. This also ensures that future generations don’t have to deal with such karma as well. Our ancestral karma affects our lives in more ways than one, something which must be addressed instead of ignored.
Most individuals have accepted our society’s and culture’s assumptions that we are purely physical beings and we have no association with energy. Other cultures believe in “Qi” (chi), others call it “Ki” or “Prana” energy.
This Qi is our physical body’s electromagnetic field and is the subtle energy that surrounds us. The Qi is created by the vibration of our cells and can be manipulated by our conscious intent.
For some of us, we simply cannot sense any of these subtle energies, but it does not mean that the person we are playing with does not. If you can use your full and total intent while you are playing, then a partner that is energy sensitive will be able to feel the shifts in energy.
There are several ways to sense energy; one is with our intuition….
Have you ever walked into a room shortly after an argument took place and sensed that you did not like that room and felt like you wanted to leave – even if you did not know why?
Or have you ever had somebody grab your arm when they were angry at you and it felt like it hurt even though the grip was a light touch?
These examples usually make us think of other’s “emotions” as being bad and sometimes we then associate all “emotions” or energy as being bad and we tune ourselves off to it.
There are a lot of fun ways we can use our intent and energy…. In play, we can create energy balls, also known as psi balls, or we can use our energy to coat another’s hands so that they have “sticky hands” – this is really useful when we only have a wall to attach a person to.
So now you might be thinking – Wow, that sounds great, but I don’t know how to do any of that…..
Your hands are the most important body part you use – so I am going to focus the following exercises on developing an increased awareness of energy in your hands:
There are many different exercises to develop awareness, so if one does nothing for you – keep trying. The most important element is that you use your full and total intent of really wanting to develop this sensitivity.
First, get in a comfortable position sitting down with both of your feet touching the ground. Take in a few deep breathes and intend to become a bit more sensitive to the subtle energies in your hands.
Now open both your palms and stretch out your fingers three times
With your left hand – gently put your thumb into the center of your right palm and push three times intending to feel energy flow out of your hand from this spot. Now with your thumb and index finger, gently squeeze your pinky finger three times and move to each finger ending with your thumb.
Relax both your hands when done and take a deep breath and slowly let it out.
Do the same with your right hand to your left palm and fingers.
After you are finished, hold both of your hands together with your fingers aligned with one another and slowly move your hands and fingers away from one another about a half an inch or so and then back together. Do this several times until you start feeling some kind of sensation – it could be a tingle, heat, coolness, etc. Some of you may only sense you are trying to sense energy. This is ok. If you continue to practice working with sensing energy exercises, eventually, you will be able to sense the subtle energies.
Once you start to feel this sensation, then try to move your hands out more than an inch, then three inches, and up to 12 inches. Gently push your hands together and try to sense when there is some resistance. Similar to how magnets push against one another when they are opposites.
If you still do not have any sensations, try putting your hands back together and rub them in a circular motion towards your pinky fingers (our outwards). Then try playing the accordion again with your hands. Can you feel any resistance? What about tingling or anything else. Different people sense energy with a variety of sensations and there is no correct way.
Once you sense something (even if you are not sure), then visualize building a small balloon ball of energy by blowing into your hand and visualize it expanding to about 6 inches round. Once you feel you have created this balloon, then play with it a bit – alternate it from one palm to another, etc. Sense the texture, the lightness, the softness, etc.
After you are done playing with it, now start inhaling the air out of the balloon. Visualize that you are deflating it and when all the air is out, the outline of it is absorbed back into your hand. This part of the exercise is important because when you play with energy – you need to remove the invisible energy toy you have created. Otherwise, it could “set,” and that would not be good.
There are numerous techniques that can help you develop your sense of energy. But like any other skill, you do need to practice to become proficient. YouTube and other sites on the internet have a wide variety of creating energy balls, etc.
Now you might be thinking – great! Now I can visualize a ball of energy that inflates and deflates – how is this used in play? How can I have some fun with this?
The first rule, as with anything in the lifestyle, is informed consent. Even if you are just experimenting, you need to inform the others that you are trying energy play. It is also important to note that if your partner does not believe in any of this energy play stuff, but will appease you by agreeing, then he or she really may not fully understand what they are agreeing to. So it’s best to only do energy play with somebody that has an understanding of what they are agreeing to.
First, to start out with, I would use an energy ball that you used your full intention to inflate with an erotic sensation that would make the submissive feel more aroused. This arousal can then be used to heighten the sensations of a single area or a bunch of small areas on his or her body.
This can be accomplished the same way that you did in the exercise above, but changing your direct intent when you fill it up. Then you can place the energy ball on your partner’s body where you want to increase the erotic sensation. After placing the ball on the body, then visualize pushing it into the body. You can place a bunch of small balls at various places, or you can place a large one over a major area such as the back or buttocks.
It is important also to remember to remove this energy ball after you are done playing as it can have adverse effects if left on, and that area might become too sensitive over time. To remove an energy ball, you simply visualize pulling it out while using your hands.