Many other practices and healing modalities are based on the concept of the presence of energy. In yoga, this energy is called prana. Acupuncture, Feng Shui, Tai Chi and martial arts are also based on the concept of energy flow. In Christianity, this energy is the light or love of God. Spiritualists, clairvoyants and mediums work with this energy. They use this energy for protection. They merge with this energy, channel it and read it.
A Reiki healer channels this universal energy from above, through their body and hands, and administers this energy by hovering their hands over the individual undergoing healing, or placing their hands on areas of the body. In distant healing, the practitioner channels and sends this energy via meditation, visualisation and intent.
What does a Reiki Treatment Feel Like?
A Reiki treatment usually feels warm as though you are being filled with warm golden light. You may feel tingling, see colours and lights, and experience a variety of other sensations. You may simply feel relaxed and experience deeper sleep to allow your body to heal. You could feel emotional as deep-seated emotions well up to the surface and you release and heal from past pain. You may also hear or receive personal revelations, spiritual enlightenment or messages.
Whether you experience hands-on Reiki healing or distant healing, Reiki aids relaxation, healing, and self- and spiritual- development. When someone sends you distant Reiki healing, you will be able to feel it even though you may be 100s of miles apart.
Does Reiki Really Work?
I have experienced Reiki healing myself. It has worked for me; it helped me heal on multiple levels:
- Emotional: It enabled me to let go of blocks and relationships. It helped me heal from past deep-seated hurt and trauma. In the 28 days after I started Reiki, my entire life changed dramatically. I started to let go of relationships that no longer served me.
- Physical: I had been extremely ill in hospital. After being discharged, I underwent multiple Reiki treatment sessions. When I went to my follow up scan, the sonographer said the change in my body was miraculous. She said: “I cannot believe that this scan is of the same body that appears on the scan performed two weeks ago.” The speed of my healing was extremely fast and could not be explained by conventional medicine.
- Mental: My life force was depleted. I was mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted. My life force was at a low level. Reiki filled me up with light and lifted me and my life to higher levels. I felt stronger and more positive and enthusiastic.
- Spiritual: The ongoing practice of Reiki meditation and healing, as well as the practice of distant healing helped me become even more sensitive to energy and departed spirits, as well as the higher realms of angels and the divine. I feel connected to my guides, departed spirits, the angels, as well as God and the spirit of Jesus Christ.
Is Reiki a Religion?
Reiki is compatible with all religions and spiritual beliefs. Anyone can benefit from Reiki whether they believe in universal life force energy or not. Reiki healing can occur regardless of whether you are an atheist or believe in God or you are somewhere in between. Although Reiki is not a religion, it can help you become more in tune with your spiritual beliefs.
Reiki is not an isolated practice, however. The founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui, advocated living and acting in ways that promote peace and harmony. Here are the five spiritual precepts he handed down as part of the Usui System of Reiki:
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honour your parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.
May the life force work for your higher good on your life’s path. Sending peace, love and light out to you.
Life coaches, intuitive life coaches and therapists (counsellors or psychologists) occasionally help clients with similar problems, but their work is not the same. In order to get the right kind of professional expertise, you need to know which kind of guidance will serve you best.
Life coaching isn’t a different or alternative version of therapy. It is a dynamic discipline that can help motivate and inspire people to achieve more than they believe is possible. In other words, a life coach or intuitive life coach does not replace a psychologist or psychiatrist.
This article will help you know which type of support is most appropriate for you in your life now.
What is an intuitive life coach?
An intuitive life coach is not a traditional life coach. An intuitive life coach uses his or her psychic abilities to get to the source of problems and the solutions. What clients enjoy about intuitive life coaching is getting to the heart of the matter quickly and gaining clarity on what to do next.
The relationship of a client with an intuitive life coach is a partnership and whether a client makes progress after the session or sessions is largely up to how the client chooses to take action in his or her life.
Both life coaching and intuitive life coaching are powerful processes that support individuals in releasing their true potential and in making positive changes in their life. All forms of life coaching help mentally healthy people improve their thought-processes, habits and lifestyles.
To engage a life coach, you should be at a point in life or related to a particular area of your life when you are ready for change or for a positive challenge. When you know you need some clarity and have some changes or work to do on your journey to achieve your goals, a life coach can help you along the way.
Intuitive life coaching is tailored to your unique needs and doesn’t apply a particular coaching methodology to sessions or prescribe a particular number of sessions. You won’t have to work through some sort of programme or a prescribed number of sessions. Your first intuitive life coaching session with me is similar to a psychic reading with a more direct and practical element focused on helping you find ways to move forward.
You won’t necessarily need many sessions of intuitive life coaching. For many people, one or a few sessions will help them a great deal and help them get on track. Others may book more regular sessions as needed over a longer period. An intuitive life coach will work to empower you in your life and will not aim for you to become dependent on them.
An intuitive life coach can help you take the steps needed to let go of or leave a difficult or even abusive situation. Intuitive life coaching can also be particularly helpful when working through confidence or mild anxiety issues.
Sometimes, though, an intuitive life coach or life coach will suggest that you consult a psychologist or other health care professional to help you further.
When should you see a clinical psychologist?
Most people consult an advisor, including a psychic advisor, life coach, intuitive life coach or healer, when they are anxious, sad or seeking answers and advice. It is not unusual that when someone is feeling emotionally down, they may reach out to book a session for advice or support. This is normal and acceptable.
However, if you are feeling so emotionally depressed or down that you don’t feel you can face moving forward — you just can’t imagine taking action to address your problems — you should seek help from a psychologist. For example, if you are suffering from clinical depression, bipolar or feeling as though life is not worth living whether you have a diagnosed mental health issue or not, you should seek help from a psychologist or psychiatrist.
Remember that an intuitive life coach may pick up on and get straight to some of the issues. Ask yourself if you feel emotionally and psychologically ready for that. If this could be too emotionally difficult or overwhelming for you, you may not be ready to book a session with an intuitive life coach and, you should consider seeking assistance from a psychotherapist before engaging a life coach.
If you need to do a significant amount of emotional work in order to get ready to move your life forward, you should engage a psychologist or psychiatrist in that process. In a sense, the psychologist can help you get ready to climb the mountain on your journey of life, but an intuitive life coach or life coach will help you know how to climb that mountain and can be your guide on that climb.
A clinical psychologist diagnoses and treats mental and emotional disorders but also helps mentally healthy people deal with difficult issues particularly past trauma and loss. A psychologist can be particularly helpful when you need to talk through or work through deep emotional issues, trauma and grief from the past. A psychologist is also a valuable resource when you need a lot of help with depression and/or anxiety that are affecting your ability to function at home or at work.
With the right advisor, your problems can be big enough to see and small enough to solve so that you can make positive changes and live a life of inner peace and joy.
With the right advisor, your problems can be big enough to see and small enough to solve so that you can make positive changes and live a life of inner peace and joy.
For more information about my work as an intuitive life coach or to book a session, please get in touch with me at www.guidancefromspirit.co.za
Sometimes people are confused about what mediums actually do and what mediumship is all about. International clairvoyant medium, Kathryn Valdal Saleem, answers these questions:
What is a medium?
A medium is a channel for divine information and can connect to the soul of someone who has passed on. The medium provides some details about this person to confirm who is present. The medium can also channel messages from people who have died. This can provide a person with some answers, closure and peace.
What ethics are associated with being a medium?
People take the advice of psychic mediums seriously and a psychic medium does need to be socially responsible, ethical and honest. These are the top responsibilities of a medium:
1. A medium must accurately explain how he or she works.
Ethical mediums do this at the start of a session.
2. A medium must fairly represent him/herself and his/her work.
A medium should never make false claims, such as claiming to bring a lost lover back or helping someone win the lottery.
3. A medium must never claim to remove grief.
Even when you have made a connection with your loved ones through a medium, you will still go through the grieving process. Mediumship can help you feel more at ease or at peace, but you will still miss your loved one.
4. A medium must be unbiased.
The medium must channel what he or she receives from spirit without judgement.
5. A medium must be honest and compassionate.
People often make difficult life changing decisions based on what the medium channels, and clear compassionate advice can help them.
6. A medium should educate people.
In particular, a medium should educate people about God, the passage of the soul to the afterlife, and how we are all connected.
7. A good medium should try to empower people.
A good medium will help a person become more independent in their own life and will not make them dependent on the medium. Unethical mediums aim to instil fear in a person in order to extort money from them and get regular business.
8. A medium must direct clients to other professionals.
A psychic medium does not replace the need for other professionals such as doctors, lawyers, financial advisers and police.
For example, a clinically depressed person should be referred to a doctor or psychologist/psychiatrist. Someone suspecting they have the Coronavirus must be referred to a medical practitioner or testing centre.
9. A medium must keep confidences.
Mediums often deal with information that is highly personal and sensitive, and they must safeguard this information.
10. A medium must listen to his/her guidance.
A medium may feel drawn to avoid reading for someone or the opposite — to help someone beyond what is normally expected.
What are the biggest myths around what you do?
There are quite a few but here are the main ones that come to mind.
1. Some people falsely believe that mediums are against Christianity and Islam.
There are two types of mediums and psychics: 1) the genuine mediums working with good intentions and in God’s light and 2) those working with bad intentions with the help of the forces of darkness. Mediums working in God’s light do not try to manipulate events through spell crafting and witchcraft.
The mediums working in God’s light are messengers who channel divine and angelic guidance as well as messages from deceased loved ones. These mediums can help humanity come closer to God and to lead better, cleaner and more fulfilling lives. The work of these mediums is completely compatible with Islam and Christianity.
2. Some people falsely believe that psychic mediums make good or bad things happen.
A psychic picks up on the energies and where you appear to be heading. The guidance may be what you need to hear but not always what you want to hear.
Anything negative in a reading is a warning of events. If you are aware of what is potentially up ahead, you can make better decisions and, in some cases, avoid the negative event altogether or be better prepared for such an event.
When positive information comes through, people tend to feel reassured.
A good psychic medium will also tell you that your thoughts, actions and decisions can make your future better or worse. Your life is in your hands and in God’s hands.
3. Some people falsely believe that being physically in front of the medium is necessary.
This is simply not true. Most mediums can make a connection remotely and they can channel information from spirit even if you are on the other side of the world or on the phone.
Some people prefer face-to-face sessions simply because they prefer the personal feel of meeting in person.
Remember that God, the angels and our ancestors are in another dimension floating around, and we can call them to us. They defy physical, time and space. Energy connects us despite distance.
If you would like to visit a psychic medium during the Coronavirus lockdown period, you should not try to visit a medium in person. You should call one instead.
If you are new to psychic readings, here are a few things you should know:
1. A psychic reading can be life changing.
A psychic medium can help you become more aware of the forces at play in your life. What the psychic sees provides you with the opportunity to review your life and make more-informed decisions about your future. A psychic medium can make a connection with a departed loved one and this connection can help provide you with answers, closure and peace.
Many people consult their trusted psychic medium before they visit a lawyer, psychologist, financial advisor or doctor and before they make major decisions such as moving, leaving a partner or changing a career. While a psychic reading does not replace the advice of other legal and other professionals, the clarity you gain through a reading can pinpoint the root causes of the challenges you face and point you to actions or approach you need to take.
2. You may experience some initial anxiety.
You may feel worried that the reader may tell you something negative about the future. There is nothing negative in a reading in the sense that spirit is bringing your awareness to possible future occurrences. Knowing about them serves as a warning that can help you avoid possible negative events altogether or cope better with them if you can’t avoid them.
For example, a psychic may warn you that your wife may want to leave you if you continue not to communicate effectively with her or are withdrawn for long periods of time. Being aware of this can help you take action to improve the communication dynamics and create a more positive outcome in the marriage.
3. You can change your future.
A psychic will look into the past, present and future. A clairvoyant will usually tell you where a situation appears to be heading and provide tips on how to create the best possible outcome. A good psychic will also tell you that your thoughts, actions and decisions can make your future better or worse.
A psychic can help you to identify blocks in your life and assist you to move past traumatic experiences or emotional losses. A good psychic will channel guidance that will help you move forward in positive ways. The guidance may be what you need to hear but not always what you want to hear..
4. The reader is a channel.
The reader is a channel of divine information — messages from God, spirit, angels, guides and deceased loved ones. For example, the reader will see pictures, hear words and feel emotions and physical feelings in the body. Anything the reader sees, hears or feels is connected directly to the person being read or to someone connected to that person in life or death.
Most of what the reader tellers you will make sense right away. Some aspects of the reading may only make sense by the end of the session. Sometimes there may be one or two pieces of information that make sense to you after the reading — possibly over the subsequent weeks or months.
5. Psychic information is open to interpretation.
Some aspects of a reading may be a little vague while other parts of a reading may be extremely precise. A reader may pick up on exact places, names and relationship dynamics. Sometimes a reader will be able to describe a property, room or person with amazing accuracy.
Psychic readers do their best to describe what they see and hear as accurately as possible but there are grey areas. For example, a reader may see blue clothing on a washing line and describe it as blue overalls, but it may be a police uniform. Likewise, sometimes the person receiving a reading may interpret information or messages one way, but the forecasts may come to pass like the reader said but not quite how the person had expected.
6. The choice of reader is personal.
There are many excellent psychics and mediums across the globe. With every profession there are levels of ability, working styles and good or bad intentions. Read about, research and compare readers. See what other people have to say about the reader and select a reader you feel comfortable with.
If psychics cast spells and promise to change outcomes for you, they are not working with good intentions and they are generally not working with the forces of light. Seek out a reader who has a strong faith in God and who works with angels and beings of the light. If you feel drawn to a particular reader, then that reader is usually the right channel of spiritual information for you..
7. Your energy affects the reading.
A good reading depends on the strength of the connection the clairvoyant medium or psychic can establish with you and of course on the skill of the reader. You are an active participant in this connection and can either block it or strengthen it. You can get the most from your psychic reading if approach the reading with an open and accepting mind.
If you go into a reading with negative energy and thoughts, the reading you get will be clouded. If you are optimistic and ready to expand your consciousness, your mind and heart can be opened to many new paths that the psychic will help you see. You might even find the path that leads you to a better future, full of love, happiness, and harmony.
For more information about spiritual matters and the readings I offer, check out my website www.guidancefromspirit.co.za . For more information on how to get the most from your reading, click to read this blog post (also published on Holistica.net here).
Wishing you a blessed day.