How does Reiki Work?

Reiki is a natural healing and a form of spiritual healing although it is totally non-denominational. The person who is giving the Reiki healing will have been attuned to certain higher energies. I was attuned to the energies of Archangel Michael, When I heal with Angel Reiki I will feel tingling in my hands as the energies of the Archangels and Ascending Masters with whom I work allow their energies to pass through me and onto the recipient. So I don’t really feel the term healer is quite right and I tend to say I am a facilitator in the healing process.

I will work both hands on (providing the recipient is happy) and hands off, primarily sending energy healing to the main chakras – root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, ears, brow and crown although as an Angel Reiki Master I may also work on other areas of the body if I feel drawn to do so. As a healer I believe that our physical illnesses are manifested through emotional difficulties and traumas. Louise L Hay has a comprehensive list in her book “You Can Heal Your Life” and like many practitioners I will refer to that. But I also believe that it can sometimes be as simple as, for example, a bad knee because of a fear of moving forward, a bad arm indicating a fear or reluctance to pick something up and deal with it.

What is Reiki?

I am often asked “What is Reiki” (pronounced Rey Key) and the very simple answer is it’s a form of spiritual healing.  The meaning of the word Reiki itself is Rei – God’s Wisdom or Higher Power and Ki – Life Force Energy

If you see a practitioner advertising Reiki healing then it is most likely to be Usui Reiki – the most popular and original form of Reiki. Mikao Usui 1865-1926) had spent many years studying, researching and meditation and in 1922 he had a deep spiritual experience which resulted in him channelling symbols and guidance on healing – Usui Reiki. Chujiro Hayashi  and Hawayo Takata played an important part in the development of Usui Reiki and it’s introduction to  Western Society.
Today there are various forms of Reiki including Violet Flame Reiki and Kundalini Reiki. A more detaiOS can be found in this article together with a brief description of each.

Reiki can heal physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

I have been attuned to level one Usui Reiki (or 1st degree) but prefer what I find is a gentler energy in Angel Reiki and I have been an Angel Reiki Master since 2011. I work within a matrix of crystals and with a number of Archangels and Ascending Masters, using ancient symbols to enhance the Angel Reiki energy.

Do You Love Yourself?

Valentines day is almost upon us: is a day set aside to show love to a special person in our life. But take a moment to remind yourself its not all chocolates and roses and that you can, and should, show love towards yourself which will  make your heart sing.

I came across this saying by Osho

“Love is our deepest longing. Just as the body needs food the soul needs love – it is nourishment, spiritual nourishment”

So often we look for love from outside ourselves – as a child from our Mum and Dad, and from our siblings; as we grow from our friends and later in life from a partner and our own children.  But as a counsellor I know that these relationships can flounder and when relationships don’t fulfil us as we need, we suffer. Sometimes we wonder how someone can treat us as they do and feel they don’t love us. Or perhaps we feel we should love someone but we just can’t and then guilt starts to manifest itself.

For me, the most important love is the love we show ourselves. If we can truly love ourselves then we start to satisfy our soul’s longing for love and become happier and more fulfilled people. Yes, we still need others in our lives but the self love we nurture will attract more love into our lives from others.

A Great Best of Eastbourne Evening

Even though I very much trust that I will attract those people that are meant to come to me for one of my lovely treatments or healing – Indian Head Massage, Hopi Ear Candles, Chakra Balancing, Holistic Counselling, Holistic Facial, Angel Reiki – it is still important to work at getting myself known in the community of Eastbourne and promoting these services. In the business world there are many groups that meet and support their members – networking.  One way I do this is as a member of a great and very supportive group – The Best of Eastbourne run by David Ruddle who is highly committed and enthusiastic about the members and their businesses. On Wednesday evening a number of members joined together for an evening event to learn ways that will help us grow our business and of course to chat and learn more about each other’s businesses. I think I can safely say we had a great time, learnt a lot at an excellent venue (thanks to BPE Business Connections) with great food (thanks to Will’s Restaurant).

If other holistic practitioners and counsellors haven’t looked at networking I’d advise you to do so although you do need to find one that you feel comfortable in and that is well organised and managed. In fact there may be a Best of in your town – why not check it out.

Gandhi Wisdom Quotes

You are Powerful – stretch your boundaries

Amma Wisdom Quotes















Tolle Wisdom Quotes

Goddess Lakshmi – Bright Future

“Stop worrying. Everything is going to be fine”
Lakshmi is a beautiful Hindu Goddess who represents wealth and prosperity in both material and spiritual ways. She can help us bring love, beauty and happiness into our lives.
I feel this card is appearing towards the end of the working year, which for many will be tomorrow. I know from running my own business that for many people January starts with a renewed energy and optimism to move forward in our chosen fields. But for those ending the year with uncertainties and worries of how things will go in 2013, Lakshmi offering to be by your side and work with you. Lakshmi will also bring in the energies of Ganesh who helps us overcome obstacles and together they are a formidable team that can work with you. Also remember the power of manifestations and affirmations, all of which will give you strength and determination to bring new opportunities into the year ahead.

Osho Wisdom Quotes















Louise Clare works from her home in Eastbourne, East Sussex as the healing space there is truly magical and relaxing.