What is Reiki?

By definition, Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."

I know but WTF does that mean. 

It means Reiki can shut off all of the noise in your head, all of the judgement, opinions, worry, doubt, fear and opinions from others. It helps silence those things and allow you to get clear with who you are.

Reiki helps to rewire patterned thinking, it allows you to reevaluate and see things in a clear new way. Had your heart broken? Lose someone close to you? Feel lonely and your aren't even sure why? Reiki helps you to not only cope with those feelings but to deal with and release them so you can replace the old feelings with new love based ones. 

Reiki can help you recreate your story. Its an opportunity for you to get clear on who you are and were before all of the noise happened in the first place. 

So I heal people now?

Well guys, its time I tell you and these words have taken time for me to say out loud let alone write down, but I AM A POWERFUL HEALER.

For 6 years I have had the opportunity to do that through food. My cooking has always been love based and unintentionally filled with Reiki energy. It was two summers that Reiki came to me in a meditation after having an experience in which I inadvertently did healing work on my sisters shoulder.

I know what does that even mean. Long story short my sisters shoulder hurt. I put my hand on it and about 3 minutes later my hand was producing large amounts of heat and began cramping up (this I would later learn was how I remove energy) a few minutes later my hand lifted from her shoulder and my fingers cracked; it should be noted my fingers have always cracked since a young age but it is more like sparks then cracks. It was in that moment that I knew they were indeed sparks and I had ignited something inside of me.

I sat on the beach the next morning meditating and the word Reiki came to me and I turned to my sister and said I think what I did was Reiki; I had received Reiki before but it never felt that way but I knew that had to be it. 

One day later I received an email out of the blue from a friend letting me know she had a friend teaching a Reiki Level 1 course in NYC that weekend should I be interested. That is when I began to learn about synchronicity and flow. 

Reiki can help you find the flow and natural rhythms for your own life, and all you have to do is have an open mind, lay down, relax and receive healing energy from the universe. It gives the the most amazing natural high and elevates you like nothing else can, trust me I know my cannabis. 

Trust that the universe has a plan for you. All of the highs and lows are there as part of your journey but now it's time to silence the noise and figure out what it is you are meant to be doing in this world. 

Easy enough right?

Let me help. 

In addition to one on one sessions, I offer group healing sessions as well as Attunements for Reiki Levels 1- Master. 

If you have any questions or want to learn more just ask below I would love to answer any questions you may have. 


Lauren Courtney


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