Monday, February 23, 2015


Many of you may already be aware of the myriad of sensations and affects that one may experience while having a Reiki session, so this article is for those who don’t or who have experienced what I will describing and didn't know what was going on.

To begin with, the person having a session is called the RECEIVER and the Reiki person is called the PRACTITIONER. The Receiver may feel tingling, swirling, pulsing or fizzing sensations and/or heat in their hands/fingers or feet, or in other parts of their body, other then where the practitioner is working.

The things I’d like to talk about today though are twitches and jerks, sometimes even convulsive movements of the body. These again can be in the area where the practitioners hands are on the body, or in other areas of the body.
Twitching and jerking movements represent tension being released from the muscles in whatever area they occur. Just like any affect you my have during a Reiki session, not everyone is going to experience this.

Convulsive movements of the body (a very rare occurrence), either in one area or the whole body (yes that can happen) is a whole different matter. After doing a little research, I have come to understand that this can be somewhat dangerous, and if your receiver begins to do this, it is advisable for the you to back off.

In massage therapy, they use the phrase “issues in the tissues” and I feel that can be applied here. Some of the possibilities are that deep trauma or shame is being taped into, or possible old suppressed memories. Several of the practitioners I've talked to, including myself, were guided to stop working in the area they were in, remove their hands from the area and maybe even back away from the client for a short amount of time, and continue the session elsewhere, or stop the session altogether, depending on the severity of the convulsive movements.

This is new information for me. I will be conducting further research on it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


One of the things I love most about Reiki is you just can’t get it wrong!   I studied two other healing modalities several years ago.  One of them was riddled with rules – do this wrong and this bad thing could happen, do that wrong and that bad thing could happen, and yes, you could kill someone if you did this one thing wrong or didn't do this one thing the way you were supposed to.  Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!  Also they were both incredible complicated and involved and left you open to taking on the negative energy or worse of the person you were working on.  Ah, not working for me sorry.

If you are not familiar with Reiki, we talk a lot about the divine beings who work with us when we channel Reiki – Angels, Archangels, Guardian Angels, Spirit Guides , Ascended Masters (Jesus, Mary, Kwan Yin, Buddha, St. Germain, Sai Baba, Saints, etc.), and other divine beings.  Those of us who are intuitive and are Reiki (some more so than others) see them, hear them, or feel them when we are giving someone a Reiki session or working on ourselves (a very big part of Reiki is to be treating yourself with Reiki everyday for your own healing). 

Here’s the kicker – if you make a mistake, like drawing a symbol wrong or don’t pay attention to the guidance you are getting from your team of divine beings that are working with you, they will correct whatever part of the symbol you've drawn  or visualized incorrectly,for you!  If you didn't listen to their guidance and move your hand to this or that place of put it just so, they will take care of it. They will also put in a symbol/s where it’s needed if you doubted your guidance and didn't do it.  I love that!!!!!!!!!

Some of the symbols are long and complicated and some of them are easy peasy, so just knowing that they “got your back” takes a lot of pressure off us Reiki practitioners!

When a Reiki Master Teacher attunes someone to Reiki (performs a sacred ceremony on them that connects them to the energy that is Reiki so that they can channel it for themselves or others) we use many Reiki symbols.  Again your team will come in and correct any symbols you didn't draw or visualize correctly or put one in if you forgot one – which, believe me as a Reiki Master Teacher of many years, this does happen, it’s a complicated procedure. 

I call that a “win win” for all!