By Gina Bello, Certified Holistic Therapist, Instructor, Reiki Master

What does it mean to be a Healer or Light Worker and facilitate another’s healing experience? I believe that all men & women alike are endowed with gifts and each is able to help oneself to heal, and also has the ability to assist with another’s respective healing process. “Gifts” may be anything from sharing a comforting word, to safe laying on of hands, to being vulnerable and sharing personal experiences that others to find strength through that act.

Over the years in my holistic healthcare practice, I have made lovely new connections and met clients trying a Reiki treatment for the first time, having either read about, heard about, or are just curious. As Reiki is an energy therapy, on one such occasion, I recall a new client called to request a 30-minute session when she originally called to book her appointment, but then quickly changed her mind and asked if we could lengthen the session to a full hour. Absolutely. I believe she already knew intuitively what she needed for herself. Many Spiritual Teachers and Zen Masters teach that the answers we seek all lie within ourselves. I am finding that I believe this too, first with each life experience and the lessons learned and second, with consistent faith and trust in my own intuition. We just need to learn ways to quiet the mind so as to hear the answers.

This particular client had called to book a massage just before her Reiki appointment with me, so I knew she would have a more intense session from having been relaxed from her massage.

I’ve witnessed more than a few clients experience an energy shift and an emotional release as a result of the energy work during a Reiki session and at times even just afterward. Emotional releases have also been evident during physical manipulation such as massage, reflexology, and also during and after undergoing Regression Therapy. Albeit having seen it before, it is always humbling for me and can surprise the client when they are suddenly overcome with emotional sobs and tears overflow. Tears are energy released and cellular memory released.

As just one of many hands-on energy therapies, I like to describe Reiki as feeling like a warm ray of sunshine. The energy is gentle, comforting, loving and nurturing. It is able to affect a person on all levels: physically, emotionally, mentally & spiritually. With the giver of Reiki open to allowing life force energy to flow through them, to the recipient, being open and willing to receive that life force.

Reiki is able to accelerate healing, assist the body of cleansing and releasing toxins, to balance the flow of subtle energy (etheric bodies) by releasing blockages and enables the client to connect with Creator Source and with their own healer within. Anyone may learn to tap into the unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ & to improve health and enhance the quality of life by learning Reiki, or by receiving treatments from a Reiki Practitioner or Master.

I really like these quotes:

“When you find yourself in a position to help someone, be happy & feel blessed because God is answering that person’s prayer through you.” ~ Unknown

“Some days you will be the light for others, and some days you will need some light from them. As long as there is light, there is hope and there IS a way.” ~ Unknown