I missed a few weeks while packing and moving, but it’s finally time to explain the effects of Reiki as a detox on all levels: body, mind/emotions, and spirit.
The physical detox is fairly easy to explain and measure through the body’s responses. Reiki tends to soothe the body and activate the parasympathetic nervous system. (This is the opposite of the fight, flight, or freeze response.) As the body shifts into this restorative state, blood returns from the arms and legs, which were prepped for a fight or to flee danger, to jump-start digestion and the body’s own healing. During this process, toxins are eliminated, inflammation is reduced, and the body naturally begins healing itself. With our modern lifestyle, many of us spend most of our time in fight or flight mode, which can cause irreparable damage to our bodies.
Another level of Reiki detox is that of toxic thoughts and emotions. For Reiki practitioners and physicists, everything is made up of energy. As part of a session, the intention is held for Reiki to clear any negative or stuck energy from the client’s energy body. From my own healing journey and what I’ve learned from client feedback, the detox of negative thoughts and emotions is experienced as a lightness and a sensation of freedom.
For some, Reiki helps clear away limiting beliefs and illusions about the world. Many feel closer to God and more connected to the world around them. I experienced this after my first Reiki training. I noticed much more synchronicity in my life (those unbelievable coincidences that are no coincidence at all). This might come in the form of unexpected opportunities that “feel” right or finding resources or a teacher to help you understand a topic that has been on your heart. For me, Reiki strengthened my faith and allows me to believe in miracles because I’m blessed to see them daily.
Have you experienced a detoxifying feeling from Reiki? Share your story in the comments!
How would you describe Reiki in one word?