i had an energy healing, or reiki, session done yesterday.
at first, i didn’t quite know what to expect, though i have studied the practice a little bit over the years.
but, my local crystal shop had an in-house practitioner in today and i figured, “what the hell? i’ve been feeling blocked and listless for a while, what could it hurt?”.
turns out, it didn’t hurt. at all.
during the session, the practitioner talked me through his process and what he was doing, but mostly, we were quiet, just letting the energy do its thing.
i wasn’t sure what i was supposed to be feeling, or if i was supposed to be feeling anything at all, but not too long after the session started, i noticed that it felt like i was going to be lifted right off the table by some sort of force, though i never actually moved.
it was the weirdest thing.
i asked the practitioner, and suddenly, that feeling got infinitely stronger around my lower back, like someone was physically lifting me by my hips.
he then asked if i’d felt that and when i confirmed, he explained that he’d pushed more energy to me to validate what i was feeling.
mind you, he hadn’t said anything before doing this and he hadn’t given me any indication that he was going to do anything differently than he already was, so i feel like i can rule out suggestion bias.
after that, he worked on some problem areas (mainly my head and feet) and when the session was over, we chatted a bit.
he let me know that perhaps i needed to add a grounding practice to my daily routine, through meditation or yoga, because there was something blocked around my root chakra, and also, that my headaches are apparently caused by my third eye trying to open.
so, i have quite a lot to ruminate on.
i’m not opposed to either of these things or any advice/information the practitioner gave me, though.
as a fairly open-minded individual, i take any and all people are willing to share with me and do my own research and looking into it before making a decision based on my findings and this will definitely be something i look further into, now that i have experience to back it up.
what are your experiences with reiki or energy healing? do you think it worked? why or why not?