This is a 6min speech i gave about Reiki to my Toastmasters Club. Toastmasters is an international group that teaches and supports its members to speak in public.
Please note there is so much more to be said about Reiki. This speech is only 7 minutes long.
How many of you in this room have heard of reiki?
How many of you believe that you have energy in your hands?
What is reiki
Reiki is a energy healing treatment that works holistically on the whole body, mind and spirit of both humans and animals. It is not a system of religious beliefs. It is simply a relaxing treatment using natural healing vibrations that are transmitted through the hands of a reiki practitioner (acting as a channel) into the body of the recipient.
How could Reiki possibly work?
Reiki works through the energy systems of the body. A human being is known to be made up of at least four levels of energy.
First the aura which is an energy field surrounding the body. In my research I found that the aura was first measured scientifically at yale school of medicine by Harold Burr in the 1930’s. (picture of aura) The aura has electromagnetic properties, like light.
Second, research by Valerie Hunt (not my sister) from the university of California has proven that there are concentrated local energy centres on particular areas of the body. These local energy centres are commonly known as Chakras. For those of you who practice yoga you may be familiar with this word. Chakras are vortexes of energy constantly moving and vibrating.
The third is a network of pathways within the body that transport energy. These pathways are called the meridians. Meridians are the basis for any acupuncture treatment. These pathways are similar to the circulatory system. WE have veins and arteries that transport blood to and from the heart, the meridians on the otherhand are pathways that transport energy.
The fourth are known as subtle energies. Albert Einstein described these energies “as known because of their effects, but, we do not have the instruments to detect them directly”. An example of a subtle energy is how the energy field responds to human intention or thought. This was directly measured by William tiller of Stanford university.
Now the palms of our hands have been recorded as transmitting an electromagnetic wave. We have a chakra in each palm of our hand. Reiki works through this chakra or electromagnetic wave adjusting the imbalances of all of the body´s energy systems. Remember imbalances of energy are known to cause illnesses so reiki travels to the cause of the illness activating the bodies natural ability to heal itself.
But in reality we know very little about Reiki. So what is the scientific community doing? Why do we know so little?
Studies require funding … and funding is more driven and directed by the pharmaceutical companies and their profit margins. They want to focus on the chemistry processes of the body and surgical proceedures rather than the positive biological responses of the body in relation to energy. If the body has the ability to heal itself using the body´s energy systems the pharmaceuticals would lose their business.
If the scientific community knows very little about reiki. Is it effective?
My reiki master healed herself from a degenerative spinal disease after 6 months of self treatment with reiki.
Cancer patients in the pittsburg university hospital reported significant improvements in sleep, attitude, appetitie, decrease in stress, lonliness and anxiety
A friend of mine with a bleeding head wound used reiki to stop the bleeding. When he got to the doctor the doctor was amazed as the wound had pulled together and did not need stitches
Reiki is being used by millions of people to heal themselves It is also being used in thousands of hospitals all over the world, incuding 2 here in Barcelona, Hosptial Llobregat and Hospital Clinic.
So what can we say about reiki?
In English we have a saying “the proof of the pudding is in the eating”. In spanish this means para saber los efectos del reiki tienes que probarlo. So ... try it!
Anyone can have reiki in their hands. I have it and it has changed my life. Let it change yours.