What is Reiki?

Have you ever wondered what Reiki is? The doors open for the next round for the Reiki I & II course on the 27th. So I want to go back to the basics for anyone that’s new to Reiki or has been wanting to learn more but hasn’t found the time. (I’m also offering a masterclass on the 27th where we’ll dive deeper into this, information is below)

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique. The word Reiki is composed of two words. Rei represents the Soul, Higher Self, Spirit, something greater than ourselves. Ki is life force energy, this is the energy that gives life to all living things, it animates us, gives us energy, keeps us thriving and strong.

Reiki works by connecting in with your Higher Power to channel this life force energy. This can be done in a vast number of ways, through gentle hand placements on the body or through meditation and focusing techniques used in distance healing. There are also Reiki symbols that are used to help send this healing through all space and time. Reiki can be sent to anyone, anywhere, at any time.

When our life force energy becomes depleted it can manifest in the body as pain, dis-ease, or mental and emotional stress. It can also cause you to feel spiritually blocked or disconnected from your higher power.

Reiki can be used in these situations to help restore life force energy to the body. During a session, the body enters the relaxation response where the body can access its own healing capabilities. This results in reduced stress and a variety of other benefits.

What questions do you have about Reiki?

I look forward to sharing more information with you over the next few weeks!

Sending you love and light,
Natasha Nirvana

Embodiment for Empaths

Becoming embodied is essential for empaths in order to trust our intuition.

My boyfriend recently shared with me Charles Bukowski’s technique of sleeping 3 days in order to restore your creative juices.

My initial reaction, was yeah right, who has time for that? Which is just the problem, we’ve been conditioned to always be producing. We’ve learned that if we take time to pause nothing will come of it.

Despite my initial thoughts, I yearned for this deep rest, to just sleep as much as my body needed. So I listened, I am listening. I am devoting myself to giving my body the rest it needs. I may not be sleeping for three days straight. But I am trusting my body to regulate itself when it comes to sleep.

This is the embodiment work that we need to do as empaths. Being an empath is a gift, its the gift of feeling fully with our bodies. How can we do that when we are not grounded and embodied?

If we are empathic and sending all of our energy upward and constantly trying to connect outwards for intuition and guidance, we will be swimming upriver.

We connect with our intuition by becoming embodied, grounded, and listening to what our bodies need.

Have you struggled with this kind of conditioning where you feel like you must always be producing? Why do you feel that way?