The picturesque beauty that embodies the islands of Okinawa has made it a special treasure in the hearts of many of its visitors.
Okinawa is truly a hidden paradise.
But not just for its white sanded beaches and clear blue oceans.
The Energy that circulates the island is one of kind.
Most people are often unaware that islands around the world contain certain energy vortices and each one is unique in its own way.
The energy of Okinawa is special because it represents the point of life and death...
Life has energy just as death holds its own form.
The energy of Life is a pulsating push, a vast never ending flow which nurtures and sustains growth.
The energy surrounding Death is a dense magnetic pull. Destructive but precise in its order and necessary to bring life to balance.
Whether we know it for ourselves, we work with these energies on a daily basis.
Okinawa is a spiritual and energetic portal for both life and death.
Which is why healing with Reiki Energy is more amplified within this setting than most places.
When you visit the nature of the island in a mindful state you can appreciate the current of life and death pushing and pulling you to a greater awareness.
Much like the tides of the ocean.
So just for today honor the energy of the island by letting it flow through you, and you will be brought to a deeper level of understanding and one step closer to a profound healing taking place within your mind, body and soul..
For those who have just made their first appointment, here are some tips to ensure a relaxing and healing session:
1. The night before your appointment I recommend to be sure to eat very lightly.
2. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate all throughout the day and before your appointment.
Also dress comfortable, yoga pants, gym shorts or even pajamas are ok :)
3. Once you arrive at the studio, I will have you sit in the lounge area and complete an intake form.
It is at this time when you can discuss what area of the body you'd like to focus on.
Or if you have any issues regarding spirituality, relationships or energy exchange we can also discuss.
(Anything personal you bring up will be kept confidential)
4. I will offer a glass water, please accept and use the bathroom before entering the reiki room.
5. Enter the Reiki Room and get comfortable. Request to adjust the room temperature if needed.
Lie down on the Reiki Bed, a sheet or cover will be placed over you.
6. RELAX Try not to think of anything, listen to the soft background music and keep your mind at ease.
7. It's ok to fall asleep during the session it's normal to start to feel the warmth. Those who are sensitive to energy will be begin to sense the forces moving through you.
8. Once the session is complete, you will probably be asleep, I will gently wake you Take your time getting acclimated to the replenishing feeling. You may feel light and warm.
9. A glass of water will be offered at the lounge area again and it is at this point when we can discuss the session.
10. Pay for the services and if you wish schedule your next appointment.
11. Remember Just for today replenish, heal and balance.
The Fear of Reiki has been known to exist throughout the mainstream culture of Japan and Okinawa.
For some western Religious groups - Reiki is viewed as some kind of satanic ritual..
Most people cancel their session at the last minute due to other engagements or emergencies. However, some fail to follow through with attending their Reiki session because of something else entirely.
I have learned from admission of some of my clients that it is because of : FEAR.
What are they afraid of? I'd wonder..
Perhaps it's the ambiguity and misperceptions of Reiki in general, or maybe fear of judgement.
Or their rationale that the process doesn't work or is a waste of time..
If any of the above resonates with you, than I can assure you that fear of the unknown is understandable after all it is part of our instinctual nature to avoid what we don't understand.
Our logical mind cannot fathom the unseen. However whether or not one chooses to believe in Energy and its ability to convert, doesn't refrain it from naturally occurring.
Science proves that Energy is all around us and its convergence is happening on both a subatomic and cellular level.
However some are more keen and sensitive to the energy that is constantly circulating through all living things.
And that is what Reiki teaches, to be more mindful, more aware of what is happening within and around you.
To use your senses and take notice,
To be fully present in your journey towards healing, replenishing and maintaining balance....
So just for today, learn to acknowledge and understand what your fears are teaching you.
Also remember that fear comes in many forms but ultimately they are an obstacle or barrier that separates you from receiving your greatest gift:
Our emotions are a reflection of our thoughts which in turn affect our ability to function day - to - day
Perceived negative emotions can become a hinderance to our desire for health and abundance since we slowly find ourselves becoming more and more destructive.
If we feel sad, we quickly lose interest in being productive.
If we feel anger we close our minds to solutions.
If we feel jealous we begin to operate from a place of lack.
All of which ultimately leads to more stress on the mind and body.
Postive emotions such as happiness, excitement and love gives us motivation to experience a more fruitful life.
When we feel joyous we are more generous
When we feel excited we seek new challenges and open ourselves to different experiences.
When we feel love we can move through obstacles efficiently.
It is important to not be fearful of negative emotions, they can be beneficial in helping to warn us from danger.
And on the opposite coin,
Too much positive emotions can cause us to miss important details which can lead to negative outcomes.
The ideal state is: Balance
Reiki teaches that our Emotions are merely =Energy in Motion
and that we can learn from both sides.
Being introspective and not allowing our emotions to consume us is the aspiring goal.
So just for today, embrace your emotions.
Learn to take ownership of your Energy in motion and know that what you feel is simply temporary...
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