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Reiki Questions

These are some of the most common questions that I encounter. For any other questions, please contact me - I'm always happy to discuss Reiki!

What is Reiki?

Reiki (“Ray-key”) is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is a gentle non-invasive healing method that utilizes Universal life energy to enhance the body’s natural healing abilities. The word Reiki comes from two Japanese words – Rei which means “Spirit”, and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” It is administered by light touch and is based on the knowledge that life force energy (LFE) flows through us continually. If one’s LFE is low, then we are more likely to become ill or unwell; if it is high, we are more likely to be happy and healthy. Reiki is a technique that promotes wellness, by increasing a healthy supply of LFE.


What is a Reiki Session Like?

A Reiki treatment is administered while the client is lying fully clothed and comfortable on a massage table. During a treatment, the practitioner’s hands may lightly touch, or hover slightly above, the client to allow the Reiki energy to flow into the physical and subtle body of the client. The practitioner becomes an instrument for the directed life force energy that flows through his or her hands into the individual; the Reiki energy is drawn by the needs of the client, and flows to where it is most needed. At UniverSoul Heart, a typical session is approximately two hours, including chakra balancing, and pre- and post-treatment discussions. What one experiences during a Reiki treatment is unique for each client, as Reiki gives each person exactly what is needed at that time. However, most experience deep relaxation, and the vast majority of clients report a feeling of warmth and radiance that fills, envelops, and surrounds their whole being. Reiki is a holistic treatment that addresses imbalances and stresses in the body, emotions, mind, and spirit; this gentle method frequently results in feelings of peace, security and well-being. As the Reiki energy encourages one to let go of all tension, anxiety, fear or other negative feelings, a state of peace and well-being is experienced. Some drift off to sleep or report floating outside their bodies or have visions and other mystical experiences. At the end of the treatment, one feels refreshed with a more positive, balanced outlook.

How can Reiki help?

Reiki has had a positive effect on all forms of illness and unhealthy conditions. This includes things such as minor aches and pains, colds, flu, tension, and anxiety as well as serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. The side effects of regular medical treatments have also been reduced or eliminated. This includes the negative effects of chemotherapy, post-operative pain, and depression as well as improving the healing rate and reducing the time needed for hospital stays.

Reiki also promotes psychological healing, including release of anger, worry, fear, and sadness, replacing these feelings with calmness, serenity, confidence, and self-worth. Reiki always helps; in some cases people have experienced complete healings which have been confirmed by medical tests before and after the Reiki treatments. In some cases, miraculous results have been attributed to Reiki including cures and significant relief from physical ailments. However, Reiki gives each person exactly what is needed.

Does Reiki interfere with medical or psychological care?

No. It is simple, natural, and safe; it is available to everyone and is always beneficial. Reiki is effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady, and works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to promote recovery. It is a wonderful complement to all modalities.

Who can learn Reiki?

Anyone can learn Reiki. It is beautifully simple to learn and does not require special training or ability. It is available to all, and has been successfully learned by millions of people across the globe. At UniverSoul Heart, Reiki classes, Level 1 through Master/Teacher, are offered throughout the year. Private classes are also available by appointment.

How long does it take to learn Reiki?

Levels 1 and 2 are each taught in a one-day class, which include ample practice time learning to conduct a Reiki treatment, and becoming familiar with the energy.

Advanced Reiki Training (ART, Level 3) is a one-day intensive class, focusing on advanced healing techniques, as well as learning and using the Master symbol in Reiki treatments.

Reiki Master/Teacher is a 3-day intensive class, and prepares the student to pass the Reiki energy on to others through the sacred attunement/placement process. Learn more about this class.

Past Life Soul Regression Questions

What is a Past Life Soul Regression (PLSR)?

A PLSR is a form of hypnosis, using guided imagery, which provides access to subconscious memories of previous incarnations (past lives), and frequently involves re-experiencing a former lifetime.


What are the benefits of a PLSR?

Exploration of past lives can be the key to understanding for those who truly wish to know themselves at the most profound level. Embarking on this journey of understanding frequently leads to realizing the relationship between certain past lives and the current incarnation. This then leads to a greater awareness of our true nature as spiritual beings, and helps to release unnecessary residue from past lives that may be adversely affecting the current life. This awareness can facilitate positive change by identifying and releasing those influences from past lives that no longer serve.

Exploration of past lives can also assist in gaining a greater understanding of current relationships, especially those that seem difficult. Karmic issues may be uncovered, which provide a new perspective of the relationship’s soul history and its purpose in the present incarnation. Again, this new-found awareness often leads to greater harmony and increased compassion for oneself and others.

Past-life exploration can also shed new light on current physical and emotional issues. In many instances, physical infirmities, disabilities, and even birthmarks, have origins in one or more past lives.

How long is a PLSR Session?

The session is approximately three hours, which includes the detailed pre-regression intake interview, and the post-regression discussion and information processing.

Does everyone experience a Past Life during a PLSR?

The vast majority of individuals experience memories of a previous incarnation. A professionally guided PLSR may provide answers to questions about the deepest level of being, and is always in the best interests of the client. Although the PLSR professional is responsible for conducting the process, the content of the session is determined by Spirit, and is therefore always in accordance with the individual’s Highest Good.


How do I know if a PLSR is right for me?

To determine if a PLSR may benefit and enhance your current life, consider the following   questions:

  • Are you genuinely curious about the possibility of past lives?
  • Are you intrigued by the concept of reincarnation?
  • Do you have an unexplained strong attraction (or aversion) to certain places, people, times, or cultures?
  • Do you wonder if some of life’s challenges connect to a former lifetime?
  • Have you had spontaneous glimpses of previous lives?
  • Are you interested in exploring your soul’s memories to improve the quality of this life?

If your answers to these questions raise even more questions, perhaps a PLSR session can assist your progress in this incarnation. For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact Kathleen.