WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a simple and natural hands-on energy healing technique. The healer acts as a channel for a higher energy source (often called God, Spirit, Universal Life Force), bringing this higher consciousness energy through their body and into the receiver. This loving, healing energy can clear blockages in the energetic and physical bodies.
- Stress reduction
- Pain reduction
- Feeling of well-being
- Emotional release
All issues, whether physical, mental, emotional, psychic, psychological or spiritual originate from “stuck” energy. When energy flow is blocked, it can manifest in a number of ways. This flow can be restored using many different healing modalities, like acupressure, acupuncture, and hypnosis, to just name a few. One must address the root of the problem, which is often an emotional issue, before the physical counterpart can be eliminated.
Margot practices Usui and Shamballa Reiki. She began bringing Reiki to the awareness of the masses by offering healing at underground techno parties in the LA area in 2009. She continued providing healing at various festivals and electronic music events after moving to Oregon in 2011. In conjunction with Emerald Grove Intentional Community, Margot also volunteers free healing to the public each summer.
WHAT IS DISTANCE REIKI?
Since energy flows where attention goes, it is possible to send Reiki healing energy to far away places using intention. “How is this possible?!,” You might ask. In order to give a full explanation, you’d have to get deep into quantum physics. The underlying idea is that everything in the Universe is really one and not separate, as we may perceive it to be from our limited human viewpoint.
For our purposes, one must only understand that some powerful symbols which have been used for centuries are given to the practitioner when they receive the Reiki II attunement. These enable the energy to be sent to a person or situation anywhere in space or time. Often, a picture of the person might be used to help focus the energy, or a piece of paper with their name written on it. Sometimes as little as 15 minutes is sufficient to send the Reiki energy and create noticeable results. Try a distance session and see for yourself how this amazing energy can transcend space and time.
Prenatally, During Labor & Delivery, and Postpartum
Imagine the perfect pregnancy and delivery: A smooth process free of pain or discomfort, the baby growing at a steady rate and the mother’s body adapting to it’s changing needs with ease and grace. When labor begins, the mother is feeling confident and strong, knowing that her body contains all the wisdom it will take to birth this baby successfully. She fully trusts in the process which nature has been perfecting since the first creature was born on earth, and allows all fear to transmute into joyful power. She chooses the most peaceful setting that suits her preferences, surrounding herself with loving helpers. She knows that medical technology is available if needed, however she feels confident it will not be needed. The waves of contractions culminate and in no time the baby arrives almost effortlessly and is greeted by smiles and tears of joy. The mother feels empowered and relieved that everything went seamlessly and is ready to embark on her journey as a Mom.
Although birth can go differently than expected, a birth story like this may become a reality for any mother, with the help of positive expectations, proper self-care and education. Reiki energy healing is perfect for expecting moms because it is very gentle, yet can yield profound results. Pregnancy often comes with a series of side effects which may include morning sickness, swollen extremities, ravenous hunger, back pain and mood swings, just to name a few. Reiki can be used to help alleviate many of these issues, especially when used regularly.
It can also help to relieve pain during labor and delivery, supporting women who desire a natural, unmedicated birth in any setting. Reiki lets the power of one’s own energy field ease them through the birth process so that mother and baby are not harmed by harsh toxic drugs and other dangerous interventions. Should interventions be necessary, Reiki can also be used as a complementary modality to increase their effectiveness.
Reiki is also a great way to help mothers feel their best after the baby is born. It can help breastfeeding go more smoothly, allow the body to get back in shape, heal wounds and ease postpartum depression. Reiki can be used on babies too! It can help to quiet anxious or colicky babies and assist in feeding. Heck, even Dad/ Partner could benefit from some energy healing… they’re going to have a lot of work to do too!
Margot is happy to provide Reiki healing to pregnant women and their families throughout the prenatal, birth and postpartum periods. Contact her for a free consultation today.
Just for today, I will let go of anger.
Just for today, I will let go of worry.
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.