Questions and Answers
Can crystals really work? How?
Yes they can. Our bodies are nothing more than energy, which shows up in various patterns and densities. Our thoughts and feelings are connected to our physical bodies and have a density of their own. Nature has created a pattern that works the same in all of us: keeping our heart beating, our blood flowing and so on. When these patterns work together in a balanced way, we experience good health.
When a crystal forms, it naturally forms a balance around itself that creates a natural harmony. Anything with an inherent harmony can act like a tuning fork to our poor patterns and challenge us to retune ourselves to our natural patterns of energy which belong to our bodies. The natural harmony it creates will balance atoms around it, as it harmonizes everything it touches, including the human body.
Each stone resonates a slightly different pattern geometrically. These same geometric patterns reside in our systems, organs etc. Holding a rose quartz up to our heart asks the structural patterns active in our subtle bodies to align themselves and to operate effortlessly and with purity. Any unresolved heart issues will be challenged to break up, allowing us to let go of whatever is distorting our energies.
What is chi?
Inner harmony relies on a balanced and unobstructed flow of chi, or qi, which could be described as the vital energy or life force and drives every cell of the body, supporting, nourishing and defending the person against mental, physical and emotional disease.
It is an invisible, intangible flow of energy, which modern researchers have described in terms of electromagnetic energy. Chi flows around the body in invisible channels called meridians. There are 12 meridians: six are yin and six are yang. Numerous minor ones made up the energy network.
Each meridian is related to, and named after, an organ or function. The main ones are lung, kidney, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestine, large intestine, urinary bladder, sanjiao and pericardium.
When chi flows freely, the body is balanced and healthy, but if it becomes blocked it can result in physical, mental, or emotional ill health.
What is the difference between yin and yang?
Yang is male, excitable energy, which is dynamic, stimulating and logic. It is considered hot and able to produce heat. Yin is the female, inhibitory energy, which is static, calming and intuitive. It is considered cool and able to produce coolness.
Yin and yang need to be kept in balance, because too much heat underlies pain and inflammation. Too much cold causes stagnation and blockage. Each is needed to balance the other. Too much yang and we become too active and can’t relax. Too much yin and we can motivate ourselves to do anything.
How is a Reiki treatment given?
Reiki energy flows from the hands of the therapist into the client. The therapist places their hands on different parts of the client: commonly head and shoulders, stomach and feet, for between three and 10 minutes. Treatments can be given lying down, seated or even standing and the client remains fully clothed.
What is Reiki energy?
Reiki is a subtle energy, where the practitioner taps into energy coming from a transcendental part of themselves, which is connected to an infinite supply of healing energy.
What does a Reiki treatment feel like?
This varies from person to person, but generally you will feel deep relaxation and will feel able to let go of tension, anxiety, fear and other negative feelings. Some people drift off to sleep, or feel as if they are floating outside of their body. At the end, you will feel refreshed and more positive.