Spirit Of Religion
I have been deep in prayer and asking the Holy Spirit to show me what is in my heart that is between me and a long standing sense of being happy. As I am generally somewhat happy. But, it always seems that happiness has interruptions with periods of desiring isolation and more somber times as I do not feel okay when I am around friends and family when I’m feeling low myself.
This morning I was reminded of something one of my ancestors spoke over me many times... and that was “Kristy Lee, if you ever want to be truly happy you must follow the Gospel of the church.” The church meaning the Mormon church. The ancestor who said this to me was the absolute biggest supporter of my life. She loved the gospel and the principles that the church provided for her. To me she was a saint. And the embodiment of Jesus Christ in her daily walk and in every way she showed up for her family, community and anyone lucky enough to cross her path.
Having her as a part of my life was a huge gift. She was there for me when others turned their backs. She loved me without end and into death— her loving kindness runs deep in all that she was and is.
Not that I will ever turn against her per sa’ as I couldn’t do that.
However, the church never felt okay to me. Even as a young child I had reservations about what was being presented to me. I teeter- tottered for years upon years back and forth into condemning myself and studying the principles and teachings of what this religion was founded upon —
and always returning to it wasn’t right for me.
Lately, I have had many dreams about my family. Religion. Separation. And a coming together again. A reconciliation of sorts.
I know on many levels it’s my subconscious mind working things out—
I awake tired, yet seeking something from the Holy Spirit to help me understand and move past what has held me up in my past—
With this insight I’ll be with it- doing my inner work and I’ll continue to pray...
For I know that this too will pass— what is for me will stand— TRUTH will stand— and I am not alone— ancestors strong ...
The Spirit of religion runs rampant. The Spirit of God is ever lasting...
What is REIKI?
What is Reiki?
reiki-symbolReiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice. It is not massage nor is it based on belief or suggestion. It is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. Reiki Practitioners understand that everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy and use it to strengthen energy in themselves and help others. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional. A session is pleasant and relaxing and is often utilized for one’s personal wellness.
History of Reiki
Reiki is believed to have been associated with Mikao Usui who is credited with rediscovering the root system now called Reiki. His tradition and methods were passed through several grandmasters of Reiki. Today, Reiki takes many forms, however, The Usui System of Natural Healing is still the form most widely practiced. Practitioners and Master Teachers are trained through an initiation process where Masters pass on their knowledge and expertise to their students.
What happens during a session?
A session is usually 60 to 90 minutes long. A discussion will usually take place during an initial session with a Reiki Practitioner. They will describe the session to the client, give the client an opportunity to discuss any particular problems or issues they are experiencing and ask them what they are hoping to achieve from their session. For the actual session, the client will rest comfortably on a massage table on their back with their shoes removed. Reiki can be performed with the client sitting comfortably in a chair as well. Unlike massage therapy, no articles of clothing are removed and a client is always fully clothed; loose, comfortable clothing is suggested. A session can either be hands-on, where a Practitioner will apply a light touch during the session, or hands-off where they will hold their hands slightly above your body. If a client prefers not to be touched they can indicate this to the practitioner before they begin.
The session will then proceed with the Reiki Practitioner moving through specific standard Reiki hand positions beginning at the person’s head or feet. A recipient of Reiki might feel a warming sensation or a tingling during the session or nothing at all but sheer relaxation. The session should be very pleasant, relaxing and invigorating.
What is Reiki used to Treat?
Reiki is a great tool for stress reduction and relaxation. Many people use Reiki for wellness. Reiki is not a cure for a disease or illness, but it may assist the body in creating an environment to facilitate healing. Reiki is a great tool to use as a complement to traditional medicine and is practiced in many hospitals and medical care settings.
Many times a client, after experiencing Reiki treatments, will wish to learn Reiki to work with this energy themselves by taking a Reiki I course. This can be beneficial as they may then use this stress reduction and relaxation tool anytime they wish when cost would prohibit it otherwise.
Please Note: Reiki is meant to be used as a complement to traditional care or as a personal relaxation or stress reducing tool. It is not a substitute for qualified medical or traditional care.
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Kristy Lee is a Intuitive Energy Practicionor who is a strong channel. She writes as a way of giving her experiences a voice to bring forth Healing unto the nations. sharing her journey opens space for you to share yours.
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