WHAT , HOW AND WHY OF REIKI
Reiki as we most commonly know is the universal energy, cosmic energy or the godly energy. It is the energy which pervades everything around us. Hence reiki channels believe that the energy flowing through them can be used to heal things around us. Let us extend this understanding to the entire range of spiritual practices.
Let us understand this energy from a different perspective. The human body is made up of skin, bones muscles, nerves , many chemical reactions are happening, the nerve impulses are being passed to and fro from the brain. The body houses a mind that is constantly creating thoughts that are perpetually coursing through our mind. Our mind is also made up of the experiences that are stored in it.The body would be surrounded by a field that is created due to the interaction of all these elements being the field created due to the motion of trillions of atoms making up the body, electromagnetic waves of the thoughts and the nerve impulses.
A magnet has a physical body and a magnetic body which is immediately perceivable on putting an iron piece near it. We too have a visible physical body and layers of magnetic body surrounding us. The Vedanta defines these bodies very clearly. Our magnetic/ auric body is very much there and to experience it we have to undertake a spiritual journey.
Any spiritual therapy would work on the magnetic/ auric body we have around us. It stands to be understood here that the physical body and auric body are there for each and every object whether living or non-living. The living have a consciousness or awareness the quality of which depends on the type of body that we have. If it is a plant body the level of awareness is low, for an animal body a little higher and for humans the highest possible can be attained. But for that attaining the highest level of awareness a journey into our psyche has to be made.
So just like the physical body needs food and rest, similarly the auric body also needs nutrition and rest too. The food for the spiritual body is the expansion of awareness and attainment of the highest level of awareness by following a therapy suited to our logical mind and means. This is the reason that GITA prescribes bhakti yoga( faith), gyan yoga( knowledge), karma yoga (action) and raj yoga (meditation)to be followed per the disposition of the follower. An aspirants life includes all these aspects but one of them will predominantly govern the path taken.
Reiki is one such means to sail the sea of spirituality. By working consistently and channeling reiki energies we slowly start to connect to the vibratory/auric world around us. As we keep practicing the art of reiki we start to raise the level of our awareness and take one step ahead on our journey.
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