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6: Understanding Reiki: What it is and What it Does

“I understand that if you are completely new reiki, to spirituality outside of religion, that that sounds a little...wacky. I understand that and I'm okay with that, because I have seen the proof of what reiki can do. Reiki is becoming more widely known and accepted because of the results that people feel.”

Of the Ether Podcast

Episode 6

Having a hard time understanding what reiki is? Let’s dive in as Alyssa explains what reiki is and what it does; both in technical terms and terms that are easy to understand. We’ll cover the history of reiki, the chakra system, different kinds of reiki, the benefits of reiki, and what to expect when you receive a reiki treatment.

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Time Stamps

0:00 Intro

0:28 Opening greeting

1:13 What is reiki?

2:22 Reiki is a form of energy healing

2:32 Mikao Usui’s journey to enlightenment

5:37 Reiki Level 1 certification to learn more

5:50 Reiki is a special kind of Ki; life force energy

7:28 The chakra system

9:26 Seven chakras, starting with the root (muladhara)

11:51 Using Sanskrit terminology for the chakras

12:21 Why the chakras are used in reiki energy healing

13:27 The first time I received reiki to help my anxiety

14:40 Perspective shift

17:13 There are different kind of reiki

17:30 Usui Reiki

17:42 Holy Fire® Reiki

17:53 The difference between Usui Reiki and Holy Fire® Reiki

19:51 The benefits of receiving reiki

22:03 Reiki growing in popularity; the use in hospitals across the USA

23:10 Feeling the results of your reiki treatment

23:44 Reiki after-care

24:20 Your homework after your reiki treatment

27:49 Interior car light analogy

29:30 Healing is an incredibly personal and vulnerable experience

30:07 Work with Master Reiki Healer one-on-one:

31:38 Learn more at

31:46 Closing

This podcast was created and produced by Alyssa McDowell and Alyssa McDowell, LLC. Music featured in this episode is by John Kensy Music from Pixabay.

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Information shared on this podcast is for entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of treatment from a physician. NO information on this podcast should be used to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure any disease or condition.


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