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Reiki and the power of the soul and quartz / amethyst pointers

Reiki

is a form of alternative medicine developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, Reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world. Reiki practitioners use a technique they call palm healing or hands-on healing by which a “universal energy” is allegedly transferred through the palms of the practitioner to a patient in order to encourage healing.

Reiki is considered pseudoscience. Clinical research has not shown Reiki to be effective as a medical treatment for any medical condition. The American Cancer Society, state that Reiki should not be a replacement for conventional treatment.

Etymology

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the English alternative medicine word reiki or Reiki is etymologically from Japanese reiki  “mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign”, combining rei “soul, spirit” and ki “vital energy”—the Sino-Japanese reading of Chinese língqì  “numinous atmosphere”. The earliest recorded English usage dates to 1975.

The Japanese reiki is commonly written as レイキ in katakana syllabary or as 霊気 in shinjitai “new character form” kanji. It compounds the words rei  and ki . Ki is additionally defined as “… spirits; one’s feelings, mood, frame of mind; temperament, temper, disposition, one’s nature, character; mind to do something, intention, will; care, attention, precaution”. Some reiki translation equivalents from Japanese-English dictionaries are: “feeling of mystery”, “an atmosphere  of mystery”, and “an ethereal atmosphere ;  a spiritual  presence.” Besides the usual Sino-Japanese pronunciation reiki, these kanji 霊気 have an alternate Japanese reading, namely ryōge, meaning “demon; ghost” .

Chinese língqì 靈氣 was first recorded in the  Neiye “Inward Training” section of the Guanzi, describing early Daoist meditation techniques. “That mysterious vital energy within the mind: One moment it arrives, the next it departs. So fine, there is nothing within it; so vast, there is nothing outside it. We lose it because of the harm caused by mental agitation.” Modern Standard Chinese língqì is translated by Chinese-English dictionaries as: ” spiritual influence or atmosphere”; “1. intelligence; power of understanding; 2. supernatural power or force in fairy tales; miraculous power or force”; and “1. spiritual influence ; 2. ingeniousness; cleverness”.

Origins

According to the inscription on his memorial stone, Usui taught his system of Reiki to more than 2,000 people during his lifetime. While teaching Reiki in Fukuyama, Usui suffered a stroke and died on 9 March 1926.

Research, critical evaluation, and controversy

Basis and effectiveness

Reiki’s teachings and adherents claim that qi is physiological and can be manipulated to treat a disease or condition. The existence of qi has not been established by medical research. Most research on Reiki is poorly designed and prone to bias. There is no reliable empirical evidence that Reiki is helpful for treating any medical condition, although some physicians have said it might help promote general well-being.

Scholarly evaluation

Reiki is used as an illustrative example of pseudoscience in scholarly texts and academic journal articles. Emily Rosa became the youngest person to publish in the medical literature at 11 years old when her school science project was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrating that Reiki pracitioners could not detect the alleged “life force” under experimental conditions.

Rhonda McClenton states, “The reality is that Reiki, under the auspices of pseudo-science, has begun the process of becoming institutionalized in settings where people are already very vulnerable.” Ferraresi et al. state, “In spite of its  diffusion, the baseline mechanism of action has not been demonstrated…” Wendy Reiboldt states about Reiki, “Neither the forces involved nor the alleged therapeutic benefits have been demonstrated by scientific testing.” Several authors have pointed to the vitalistic energy which Reiki is claimed to treat. Larry Sarner states, “Ironically, the only thing that distinguishes Reiki from Therapeutic Touch is that it involves actual touch.”

A guideline published by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation states, “Reiki therapy should probably not be considered for the treatment of PDN .” Canadian sociologist Susan J. Palmer has listed Reiki as among the pseudoscientific healing methods used by cults in France to attract members.

Hospital usage

In April 2016 Reiki treatments were being made available at St. Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City. Utah. “We have two reiki masters if this is something patients are interested in,” said Rachel King, the hospital’s marketing coordinator.

Issues in the literature

One systematic review of 9 randomized clinical trials conducted by Lee, Pittler, and Ernst  found several issues in the literature on Reiki. First, several of these studies are actually funded by the US National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Second, depending on the tools used to measure depression and anxiety, the results varied and didn’t appear to have much reliability or validity. Furthermore, the scientific community has had issues in replicating the findings of studies that support Reiki. The authors of the review also found issues in reporting methodology in some of the literature, in that often there were parts left out completely or not clearly described. Frequently in these studies, sample sizes are not calculated and adequate allocation and conceal procedures were also not followed. In their review, Lee, Pittler, and Ernst  found that studies without double-blind procedures tended to exaggerate treatment effects as well. Additionally, there was no control for differences in experience of the Reiki administers and they found that even the same healer could produce different outcomes in different studies. None of the studies in the review provided rationale for the treatment duration in such that there is a need for an optimal dosage of Reiki to be established for further research. Another questionable issue with the Reiki research included in this systematic review was that no study reported any adverse effects. It is clear that this area of research requires further studies to be conducted that follow proper scientific method, especially since the main theory on which the therapy is based has never been scientifically proven.

Safety

Safety concerns for Reiki sessions are very low and are akin to those of many complementary and alternative medicine practices. Some physicians and health care providers however believe that patients may unadvisedly substitute proven treatments for life-threatening conditions with unproven alternative modalities including Reiki, thus endangering their health.

Catholic Church concerns

In March 2009, the Committee on Doctrine of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issued the document Guidelines for Evaluating Reiki as an Alternative Therapy, in which they declared that the practice of Reiki was superstition, being neither truly faith healing nor science-based medicine. Since this announcement, some Catholic lay people have continued to practice reiki, but it has been removed from many Catholic hospitals and other institutions.

See also

Energy medicine

Glossary of alternative medicine

Laying on of hands

List of ineffective cancer treatments

Shinto

Vibrational medicine

References

Bibliography

External links

 

 

Bibliography:

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Quartz crystals, energy and Reiki: an introduction.

Quartz crystals are used primarily for two purposes: to balance the energies of the body, healing the imbalance, or to protect an environment, once the quartz crystal or amethyst loaded. To effect a cure through rose quartz crystals, natural rock that symbolizes love and kindness and eliminating bad energy is used.

a tool fully formed by this crystal called “pink edge”, a thick rod pointed on one side to concentrate energy, and blunt or rounded on the other to perform a massage when necessary is used. When the tapered portion is used the energy is concentrated at one point by the person performing the treatment. This is therefore ideal when pain or discomfort focuses on a specific point or a small area.

To effect treatment rose quartz tip as if it were an extension of the hand is held, the energy is concentrated at the tip of the glass and the tip is directed towards the area to be treated. should not press the tip of the glass as it can disturb the person being treated. People experienced in healing with Reiki and other therapies know how to use the tips and where to direct the energy to a better result.

When the blunt tip side rose quartz is used, the purpose is to perform a massage also bring the benefits of an energy balance for use of the tip of quartz. It is done with caution in some cases, posing the blunt part of rose quartz crystal, light pressure and making a massage with small circles on the site to be treated, and if the area is linear longitudinal movement is performed.

You can also use natural rocks and white quartz or rose quartz for protection. Any kind of natural rock crystal form can be used for this procedure.

It must be loaded glass always positive energy, since otherwise the effect would be negative and that is what is to be avoided. In fact, once downloaded the quartz crystal of positive energy, it will start charging with energy from the environment,

 

be it positive or negative, so you need to regenerate the energy that we want to use -clean the quartz crystal and recargarlo- if we want a positive effect forever.

Should the protective glass in a place where no puda touch, as this would interfere with the energy deposited on the glass. The energy charge is done through a reiki session, opening the session, charging the glass and depositing it in the place it should occupy, away from other people.
It is recommended to use intuition to detect the load of the glass, but when in doubt a load of about 15 minutes a day is enough to ensure that the glass is full of energy we want.

Quartz jewelry and shapes like pendulums, balls, earrings, Merkabas white quartz, amethyst or rose quartz,

They can provide positive or negative energies and protection if properly loaded with Reiki. They are also susceptible to absorb the energies of the environment so worth be careful and dedicate time cleaning, loading and care. To upload your jewel quartz or glass cupping it with both hands hanging on the hole to load it into a reiki session is held.

Pendulous white quartz, rose quartz or amethyst.

They can be used to detect changes within oneself or one, or check the status of our chakras.

To do this you must know the pendulum and the movements performed in a session called “training” of the pendulum. This procedure is used to find out how the pendulum responds to positive and negative signals, repeating “Yes” and seeing how it reacts the pendulum movement, corresponding to its way of saying “Yes”, and how reacts to “No” or responds negatively, by the same procedure.

Once the movement of the quartz crystal pendulum is known against positive and negative stimuli, that is how you say “Yes” and “No” can be placed on a chakra to see if it moves, and if the move represents a “Yes” or ” Do not”. The only complication is whether the pendulum once said “Yes” or “No” means that the chakra works well or that needs to be addressed. This is learned through experience and practice with pendulums, and also recommended intuition to not completely rely on an external object in self recognition.

Working with energies is important to be able to recognize their own energy without using objects, first, that can be very useful but should not be the basis of training and experience in self-knowledge and self-exploration.

You can use a quartz crystal, clear crystal, clear quartz, amethyst, rose quartz, obsidian… any form of quartz

but the most important thing is that you learn yourself little by little and learn how to live a positive, stress free and happy life 🙂

We hope this little guide has helped you a bit to understand how and to which a crystal is used as a pendulum and it will also help develop your inner energy and a better understanding of yourself / a.

In the next post we’ll show you how to clean the quartz crystal and how to protect not to lose power.

Do not miss the next post!

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The Power of the Quartz Crystals

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In the world of the minerals, crystals are the most similar to our being

because they were created so that they could become our best friends

One of the best ways to take out the energy that we have accumulated throughout long time in our bodies and to be able to achieve to communication with our heart is through the usage of the quartz crystals.

These wonderful beings are the most evolved minerals in energy because they are compounded by the four elements: water, earth, fire, and wind, which intervened for its creation, by which we should use them for our benefit.

One of the mission that they fulfill is to help us activate our energy, to perceive it so that when we awake the centers of our physical body we can obtain a better perspective of our actions, feelings and thoughts.

When we take them we can make their energy to conjugate with ours and they can start activating our energy, and this is what we have to do if we are looking for our senses to get better.

The interior of the quartz crystals encloses a magical world.

They are very much alive

The main thing that we have to know is that each crystal is a living being, although it might seem to us that we are just dealing with a piece of roc.

In my case I had an idea that the minerals, by being part of nature, they had life, but I did not know in which level until my Master told me:

“Search inside it, look for his face and you will find it, ask for his strength and give him your heart so he can give you his”.

These phrases seemed strange for me, but because he was my Master I wanted to do it. And so, I stood long time searching for the being that was inside the quartz crystal and even though I never thought I could see it, after some time observing it I found myself with the true crystal.

They are truly beings like us! They are beings of energy and each of us are able to see them inside the quartz crystal. That moment is magical and important. But we have to know that we are not going to identify a physical form or a face like we usually know, but rather something different: it will be a sensation, a feeling.

Right in the moment that we feel something different it means that we are already connected with our quartz crystal, that our internal being already had contact with him. It will be a  conscious communication that we will not remember, but we are going to feel like when we talk very much with someone about what hurts us or about what we feel.

It is moment in which two beings can unite, our spirit and the quartz crystal, and it is magical because we open to a being that will open to us as well

It is  a conjugation of energies that is going to help us liberate what we have accumulated by years in our body, like frustrations, thoughts and pain that we have felt since our childhood. In addition, that connection will activate our energy that is stuck.

An example of a polished quartz crystal that we should avoid having.

How to obtain them?

The best way to acquire a quartz crystal is to found it in some place in the nature, like in the woods for example.

You can go walking and see one,  when that happens it is because that quartz crystal comes from a magical place, the world of the crystals, and that got to where are because we are going to need it in our life

This is why it is important that when we find one and we are not near a mine, to keep it with us because it is a very special being.

Usually, all the people in the world have to run into one at some point in their life, because they are really important for our existence.

The second best way to obtain a quartz crystal is by receiving it as a gift from someone. If this were the case it is because our being communicated with that close person and told him of the need for the activation of our energy and to find something that will help us feel better.

On the other hand, it is not so good to buy it because in this way you send a heavy energy to it, because you not only think of it, but also that you have to pay to acquire it and that energy gets impregnated in the quartz crystal and it is harder to clean off.

It is better to be exchanged with someone you love, to be given to us and for us to give a quartz crystal to them.

It is essential to stand out that the quartz crystal that we choose must be natural not polished. What happens is that these kind of procedures alters their energy because it is like a mutilation for them. When going through this, the quartz crystal loses a great part of its nature, which is peace and harmony.

If you polish a quartz crystal without asking for its permission and forgiveness for what you are thinking to do, it is like taking its life away, all its energy.

This can be proved by comparing a one that is pure and another that is polished, this last one looks like glass because it no longer has life. We are going to feel it when we touch it, in the texture, by the energy that stays in our hands.

And this danger is also for the quartz crystals which are mistreated, the advantage is that these can actually recover thanks to the love that we can give them.

Regarding the quartz crystal cluster, you deal with a single being that when it is divided takes different personalities. Each quartz crystal has a special energy that is unique, if it breaks all its parts become different beings. We can think that they lose strength but they do not, each piece acquires an own personality and energy.

The color of the quartz crystal does not matter, they all work for the same purposes.

The proper way to clean it…

Once we have it with us, we have to establish a communication, to talk to it and to welcome it. After this, it will be necessary to clean it.

The first step is to place water in a glass or clay recipient. After this, we will activate the channels that we have in our hands rubbing them to open them. And so, we can program the water when placing our hand palms over the water to speak to its elementals and to activate its energy saying:

“Brothers, I am going to place a quartz crystal so that you can help me purify it from any energy and for you to give it the energy that you have”.

Right away you place the quartz crystal in the recipient and put it where the light of the sun and the moon hits it. If you have a back yard, you set it in the middle of the place and we leave it there all night.

You can take it out the next day at noon. You take the recipient with water and you empty it at the same time that you thank it for the cleaning and  energy that it gave.

Now our quartz crystal is free from any energy that does not belong to it and we can program it for whatever we feel is our biggest need.

The quartz crystals must have a safe refuge or place where no one else touches them, the best thing to do is to find one which is mounted that we can always carry with us in a chain.

If what we have are not mounted quartz crystals then we need to have them in a cloth bag which can be red, black or white. Every 7 seven days you have to alternate the color. It is important that the bag is not made of plastic or leather.

It is better to avoid for people to see your quartz crystal.

Attention, do not touch

Between our ancestors and the quartz crystals always existed an excellent relationship, because they said that they gave a part of their soul to them. This occurs from the moment in which we establish communication with our quartz crystal because in that moment we give our energy to it, in such a way that its energy and yours are contained inside the quartz crystal.

In the moment when someone comes and touches it the communication breaks as well as its activity, it goes back to “sleep” because it received an unknown energy that nullifies all for what you programmed it.

This is because people go through the day between positive and negative energies that get to us, like concerns or frustrations, by which our body is anxious to liberate them and when it sees something like the quartz crystal that can help, it immediately liberates everything into it.  

When someone touches your quartz crystal they pass on their vibration to you. It is also not recommendable for that person to do this because they leave a part of their energy inside the quartz crystal.

When they touch it they liberate all their negative energy, and even though they go away that connection remains, by which their energy will keep flowing towards the quartz crystal and they will keep liberating energy from their body In excess. With this, the person suffers an energy leak that manifests by making you feel tired, dizzy, or with headaches that could last up to two days.

If this happens to us, then we have to repeat the cleaning and programming procedure.

At bad times they help us to feel better.

They offer multiple usages

One of the main purposes for which we could program our quartz crystal is as a protection so that the negative energies that are around us do not harm us. But there are infinite purposes for which we could make good use of them.

For example, we could use one to attract our soul mate, to help us find our mission, to awaken our chakras and centers of energy, etc..

If we want it for minor healing like a headache, we can ask it to help us liberate the energy that we have stuck in our body.

Another example is that if we are having problems with our liver it means that it is not activating its energy and this can damage our body more and it could start to have more problems. In this case we tell our quartz crystal to help us liberate the energy so that the organ can be fine again.

We put it in the place wherever we feel for it and we are going to ask for it to stat to act. We look for a way in which we can set it and we pass it through the place where we have the discomfort, at the same time that we say something like:

“Each seven times I am going to let you absorb the energy and liberate it.

Then each seven times we shake it in the air and we do it in cycles as we feel we should.

For more complicated healing you would have to use more quartz crystals and different rocks because each one has a special energy that comes from Earth. In addition, you would need to use the four elements as well.

It is also possible to use them when being ate any negative situation, for example if you are scared you can grab a quartz crystal and ask for it to give you the required energy for that situation or equally if you are going to a test or a job interview. Your quartz crystal is going to help you because it absorbs the negative energies of the situation you are going through so that they cannot affect you.

The same happens when you get into a fight, but first you ask for its forgiveness because you are going to empty your bad vibes into it.

In this case what we can do is to take it with both hands and to ask to our body to empty the bad energy through our hands and we pass it to the quartz crystal seven times.

Afterwards, with much care we put it in a recipient with water so it can be cleaned again. We empty the liquid with precaution so that nothing that remained in the water can fall somewhere.

Of course we can always compensate our quartz crystal with something that he likes very much, which is the sea bath because the four elements are there. In this place they find an energy very much alike to what created them. Let it bathe a while in the sea water and afterwards you can set it in the sand for a while more so it can take much more energy.

Quartz crystals get charged a million times more if you take them to the sea rather if you just put them in recipient with sea water. What is most recommendable is to leave them at least 10 minutes because they clean themselves first and then they start to absorb everything.

They are happy at our side and you will notice it, each time you will see it shinier.

To communicate with our heart

Last but not least it is necessary to emphasize that we need to have a communication with our quartz crystal like with any person. To feel that we are dealing with a living being that is happy at our side.

 Some say that you have to hold your quartz crystal in a special way, but only your heart is going to tell you in which way you have to.

Maybe you will feel to stare at it or to set it somewhere, the communication is not going to be the same always.

But this is always true, we have to look at it at all times as a friend that will help us activate our energy, so we have to ask for it to give us the exact position so we can achieve conjunction with it.

The best way to treat a being is with your heart. You do not need to base yourself in books, but rather only to find again that path that we already had from the beginning of time, that communication that will be for our own benefit.

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Quartz Healing Therapies

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Quartz Physical Healing Energy

Clear Quartz is a master healer crystal, and may be used for any condition. It is thought to stimulate the immune and circulatory systems, enhancing energy flow and bringing the body into balance. It has been used to treat migraine headaches, vertigo, in stabilizing dizziness or motion sickness, and is believed to assist with metabolism, exhaustion, and weight loss. [Hall, 225][Melody, 506][Eason, 133][Megemont, 73]

A Crystal elixir taken internally has been used to eliminate toxins from the system and to aid in the treatment of digestive disorders, kidney and bladder infections, and to cure diarrhea. The indirect method of preparation is recommended. [Melody, 506][Megemont, 73]

Clear Quartz soothes painful or injured areas, especially burns, by drawing away pain and eliminating blistering. A topical elixir is also beneficial in treating skin disorders. [Melody, 506][Megemont, 73][Hall, 226]

Quartz Emotional Healing Energy

Clear Quartz acts as a deep soul cleanser, purifying and enhancing the body’s internal structure and surrounding subtle bodies to connect the physical dimension with the mind. It focuses on inner negativity and stimulates positive thoughts and feelings in its place. With a better perception of the world, Quartz increases awareness and clarity in thinking, and provides enhanced energy, perseverance and patience, teaching one to live, laugh and love with all of humanity. [Hall, 225][Melody, 504][Gienger, 28]

 

Quartz Chakra Healing and Balancing Energy

Because Clear Quartz has the prismatic ability to vibrate its energy at all of the color frequencies, it not only harmonizes all of the chakras, but can teach us how to vibrate our seven chakra centers simultaneously while maintaining perfect alignment with the light. [Raphaell, 51]

Clear Quartz is particularly useful for stimulating the Crown Chakra. The Crown Chakra is located at the top of the head, and is our gateway to the expanded universe beyond our bodies. It controls how we think, and how we respond to the world around us. It is the fountainhead of our beliefs and the source of our spirituality. It connects us to the higher planes of existence and is the source of universal energy and truth. When the Crown is in balance, our energies are in balance. We know our place in the universe and see things as they are. We are unruffled by setbacks, knowing they are an essential part of life.

Quartz Spiritual Energy

Like humans, each Clear Quartz crystal is unique, each with its own personality, lessons, and experiences. The crystals attracted into one’s life are stones that will in some way help facilitate personal growth and awareness. They may work subliminally in unawakened minds, but for those spiritually attuned to the universe Quartz crystals are like beacons of light and positive energy to be used in daily thoughts, feelings, words and actions and integrated onto the earth. [Raphaell, 50-51]

As a connection between the physical dimension and the spiritual, Clear Quartz enhances communication with plants, animals, minerals, and in speaking with and receiving information from the Divine and other-worldly masters, teachers and healers. Its natural tendency is for harmony and brings a sense of purpose to those who resonate with it. [Melody, 503]

Quartz Color Energy

Quartz is the crystal connection to the infinite octaves of light. Quartz encompasses the Universal Life Force manifested in light. It is the pure White Light of creation manifested in crystalline perfection. It is the higher state of Light, a looking glass of the soul, and the reflection of the Light beings blessings on mankind.

Meditation with Quartz

Used in meditation, especially when placed at the Third Eye, Clear Quartz filters out distractions and helps to empty the mind. It allows for a feeling of “oneness” and provides for a deep meditative state. [Melody, 504][Hall, 225]

By visualizing an image of one’s intent or desired outcome within the crystal during a meditative session, Clear Quartz provides a powerful psychic amplification. The crystal “remembers” and magnifies the pattern of energy, so using the same crystal in repeated meditations allows for the opportunities and power of the focused intent to manifest into reality. Programming the Quartz in this manner assists one in achieving virtually any goal in inner or outer life. As a note of caution, all such manifestations have their first and strongest effects on the one using the crystal, so negative purposes will inevitably bring harm back on oneself. [Simmons, 318]

Quartz Divination

Dreaming of crystal signifies freedom from enemies. [Kunz, 358]

The Divinatory meaning of Clear Quartz: New beginnings, fresh energies and the need to move fast to catch up with life. [Eason, 133]