Reiki: Universal Life Energy

Aug 28 2020 Lulu Chen

Lulu

In this time of world crisis, we are all searching for solace. We reached out to our friend Lulu Chen, to share with Nourish, her journey and experiences with the ancient healing practices of Reiki and ThetaHealing.

After having a supernatural experience six years ago, I went on a journey exploring many different modalities and methods, searching vast and wide for answers; which led me to ultimately learn that the answer is inside of you.

Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed many different healing experiences, and have integrated a few into my practice and service. As we are fundamentally sensory beings, different tools appeal to different beings. Energy work is different to taking a pill or a shot. It is vital to be discerning about whichever modality, practice, person and product you end up choosing.

Find what truly resonates with you, to help you heal yourself.

Having taken for granted that most people know what Reiki is, I was recently reminded that this is not the case. I offered to give Reiki to a friend's dog, who was suffering from various health issues. In return, my friend then asked me if I was referring to the powder that I give my dog. Ah, I thought, maybe she is thinking of Reishi (mushrooms) - the superfood that is an adaptogen, rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes; which coincidentally happens to be included in some of Kat Burki’s nourishing skincare products.
Reiki is an energy healing technique that originated in Japan, translating as "Universal Life Energy". It is non-denominational and has no dogma, thereby rendering it accessible for anyone to learn, use and experience. Utilizing the universal life force energy that flows through all living things, the practitioner serves as a conduit between the patient, and the universal energy field; guiding the energy to align the chakras, move stuck and unbalanced energy, gently facilitating one’s own ability to find and maintain balance in the body, mind and spirit.

What I love about Reiki is that you don't have to believe, or not believe in anything, to receive a healing session. There are no rules. The healing comes from unconditional love and you can feel that.

Reiki can help with anxiety, stress, sadness and physical pain. It can be subtle, with effects lasting and building for days, but I have also witnessed immediate pain relief. My partner was a skeptic until his wrist pain was relieved after a session.

Every individual's experience varies. Often clients share that they see colors; feel peaceful, light and spacious. There have been times when clients see visuals, and it's quite fun when they see, or sense the same thing I do! Sometimes people release by yawning, burping and crying. Depending on why they sought out the healing, it can often lead one to feel a shift, that might offer a different perspective, or an innate sense and feeling that everything will be okay. I like to start every healing session with an intention, based on what both the client and I wish to experience and accomplish. 

In this time of world crisis, we are all searching for solace. We reached out to our friend Lulu Chen, to share with Nourish, her journey and experiences with the ancient healing practices of Reiki and ThetaHealing.

After having a supernatural experience six years ago, I went on a journey exploring many different modalities and methods, searching vast and wide for answers; which led me to ultimately learn that the answer is inside of you.

Over the years, I have thoroughly enjoyed many different healing experiences, and have integrated a few into my practice and service. As we are fundamentally sensory beings, different tools appeal to different beings. Energy work is different to taking a pill or a shot. It is vital to be discerning about whichever modality, practice, person and product you end up choosing. 

Find what truly resonates with you, to help you heal yourself.

Having taken for granted that most people know what Reiki is, I was recently reminded that this is not the case. I offered to give Reiki to a friend's dog, who was suffering from various health issues. In return, my friend then asked me if I was referring to the powder that I give my dog. Ah, I thought, maybe she is thinking of Reishi (mushrooms) - the superfood that is an adaptogen, rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes; which coincidentally happens to be included in some of Kat Burki’s nourishing skincare products. 

Reiki is an energy healing technique that originated in Japan, translating as "Universal Life Energy". It is non-denominational and has no dogma, thereby rendering it accessible for anyone to learn, use and experience. Utilizing the universal life force energy that flows through all living things, the practitioner serves as a conduit between the patient, and the universal energy field; guiding the energy to align the chakras, move stuck and unbalanced energy, gently facilitating one’s own ability to find and maintain balance in the body, mind and spirit.

What I love about Reiki is that you don't have to believe, or not believe in anything, to receive a healing session. There are no rules. The healing comes from unconditional love and you can feel that.

Reiki can help with anxiety, stress, sadness and physical pain. It can be subtle, with effects lasting and building for days, but I have also witnessed immediate pain relief. My partner was a skeptic until his wrist pain was relieved after a session.

Every individual's experience varies. Often clients share that they see colors; feel peaceful, light and spacious. There have been times when clients see visuals, and it's quite fun when they see, or sense the same thing I do! Sometimes people release by yawning, burping and crying. Depending on why they sought out the healing, it can often lead one to feel a shift, that might offer a different perspective, or an innate sense and feeling that everything will be okay. I like to start every healing session with an intention, based on what both the client and I wish to experience and accomplish. 

I was taught the ‘hands lightly on the body’ approach in my Reiki I class and training. It was how my Reiki Master: Stella Fay learned, and had been passed down along our lineage of teachers. Some practitioners also use a ‘palms hovering’ technique.

About a year after the Reiki I certification, I found myself on an energy reading course, guided by my own intuitive coach, mentor and friend, Julie Cobb. Towards the end of the program, I instinctively knew it was time to learn and receive Reiki II. It would enable me to send distance Reiki healing to myself, and others, through space and time. I figured if I was going to give readings, it would be awesome to be able to send Reiki to those who may need it as well.

As I was weaving and integrating Reiki and Energy Readings together, I learned of ThetaHealing, through my friend Kira, of ‘The Panther Process’. Her teacher, Erika Johansson, was coming in from Bali to offer the first two courses. 

ThetaHealing uses a meditation technique, that brings you into a Theta (twilight, hypnotic, deep meditative) brain wave (3 to 8 HZ). This is the brain wave cycle between Delta (deep sleep) and Alpha (rest). It is hard to put into words, but here is how I explain it: using muscle testing and Theta brainwave, the subconscious is accessed as we ask, and witness, the work of unconditional love from Universal Energy, to help you heal.

Depending on why a client reaches out to me; I tune-in and use Reiki, Theta, or a combination of the different modalities, for whatever that individual may need or want.

Sometimes trauma from youth or the past comes up: beliefs that were instilled upon one, but not how one truly feels, or what one really believes; physical pain that has manifested, due to emotional stress and patterns. Perhaps it was easier to get through the day-to-day, so it was ignored, filed away into the deep stacks of the subconscious.

Experiencing and learning these different techniques, built my personal yellow brick road of healing, adventure and expansion in my life. One of my teachers always used to say, “as we heal others, we heal ourselves”. 

Reiki Landscape

Seeing someone’s physical and/or emotional pain dissipate, or their fear and patterns released; or just hearing feedback that they are feeling a calm and inner-peace, that is not always a part of their day to day - this is why I do the work. Ultimately, any of us can explore these techniques and practices. My biggest takeaway from learning and applying it, is that you have to trust. Trust in what you receive, hear, see, sense and feel. Trust your heart.

Whether you meditate, have a sound bath, practise yoga, have EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping, do breath / quantum work, or take a few minutes to apply self-care with a luxurious, natural and nourishing product – you must always remember to love yourself.

Love, Lulu 

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