inspiraShans in healing  ...with Shannon Lea


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  1. What is REIKI?

    The word Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a Japanese kanji for universal life-force energy. Reiki is a Japanese holistic, light-touch, energy-based modality. Working as a support mechanism to the body, Reiki re-establishes a normal energy flow of ki (life force energy) throughout the system, which in turn can enhance and accelerate the body's innate healing ability. Through a series of hand positions either directly on or just above the body, the energy worker allows for the flow of energy through their body. The client’s body then draws off the amount of energy that is required. The simplicity of a Reiki session may raise some skepticism; however, after experiencing it, many clients keep coming back for more of those relaxing feelings. Reiki is simple and produces measurable results. It is power, light and love.

    Reiki is a gentle yet powerful non-intrusive system of natural healing. It treats the person as a whole; restoring and re-balancing the flow of energy, relaxing the body and mind and nurturing a feeling of well-being.

    It has been shown to be effective for insomnia, reducing blood pressure, acute injuries, asthma, eczema, headaches, pain and hormone imbalances. It also helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing. Reiki is a complementary therapy that can be used to help restore the body's natural equilibrium. It's also effective for back pain, arthritis, sleep disorders, sports injuries, digestive disorders and stress related conditions

  2. Is REIKI a form of religion?

    Reiki is very spiritual in nature, but there is nothing you need to believe in before you can learn and benefit from Reiki. Reiki is not a religion. It is a healing art that anyone of any background, religion, or belief system can choose to learn and share if they feel drawn to it. .

    Today, Reiki is practiced by people of all faiths. Catholics and Protestants share Reiki, as do Buddhists, Hindus, Mormons, Atheists, People of the Jewish faith, Agnostics, Pagans, and countless others. Reiki is a healing art that is unrelated to people’s religious beliefs.

  3. What are the benefits of REIKI?

    • Relieves stress

    • Assists the body’s natural ability to heal itself

    • Strengthens the immune system

    • Helps the person to release and let go of negative emotion and tension

    • Balances and revitalises the body

    • Compliments other natural therapies

    • Can help with depression and anxiety

    • Can help with arthritis

    • Can help with neck, back and shoulder and joint pain

    • Can relieve headaches

    • Can help aid sleep

    • Simply gives a feeling of well being


  4. What happens during a REIKI session?

    Reiki is a hands-on healing, and you will be resting on a treatment table for your session. There is no need to remove clothing. You may fall asleep during the session, you may drift into a meditative state, you may experience cold, heat or tingling in different parts of your body, and you may feel nothing at all! I encourage clients to come with the intention of relaxing and restoring, and the healing will happen when you are in this state to receive. Reiki is deeply relaxing, eases stress, and has a calming effect. Treatment is enhanced if one can rest for a while afterwards and drink plenty of water to help the body detox. Be responsive to the needs of your body, eg resting if tired, and allow the energy to continue its work after the session ends. The beneficial effects may be felt for several days.

    The first time you receive Reiki it is recommended you have at least three sessions within 14 days. This allows the body to work quickly through the process of clearing toxins. After that we can arrange for you to have sessions weekly or monthly or whenever you feel a need for one.

  5. How many REIKI sessions will I need?

    No two people are the same. Therefore, no two people will respond to Reiki in the same way or in an identical time frame.

    For people with chronic conditions, weekly treatments are usually encouraged for about four to six weeks. This allows the energy to build up in the system. The treatments can then be reviewed accordingly.

    Those challenged with an acute condition may notice lasting improvements after only one or two treatments. Again, no two cases are the same.

    Although many people begin to feel results after just one treatment, deeply rooted issues require more frequent treatments.

     If you are suffering from a long term illness, pain, emotional difficulties or other problems, then you must realize that your body did not become this way over night and you will also not heal over night.

    As you become a clearer channel to move your Ki (you can actually feel this happen), you are well on your way to healing. You may decide to use Reiki treatments proactively and just receive a “tune-up” treatment every month or so.

  6. Does REIKI replace my medication and diagnosis from others?

    It is strongly recommended that you do not discontinue any medications or session plan your medical practitioner or other holistic healer has deemed necessary, unless you first speak with them personally. Reiki energy works in concert with all other forms of therapy. It is a wonderful complement to other treatments. We can all work together to get you feeling healthier, happier and more whole. This is the holistic approach.

    The Reiki energy goes to exactly where it is needed so a Reiki Practitioner never needs to diagnose nor prescribe – nor does ethics or law allow them to.

  7. What is Distant Reiki Healing?

    When healing energy or Reiki is send to another time or location, it is called Distant Reiki. The remote healing can be sent to you, someone you love, relationships, situations and events. It can be sent to any place in the world and to any time – there are no time nor space restrictions. Geographic or time distance between the Reiki practitioner’s healing session and the Reiki recipient has no effect on the quality of the healing.

    Reiki supports recipients on all levels: the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual. Here are some specific examples of how distant Reiki healing could benefit you.

    Distant Reiki can benefit you under many circumstances.

    - You don’t have to be ill or severely injured to benefit. Anyone can benefit from Reiki. A Reiki session balances you, offering deep relaxation and harmony. As such, distant Reiki can be very comforting to receive during special situations, e.g. during vacations, dates, marriage proposals, or other situations that are special for you.

    - Reiki enhances memory & creativity. It calms the emotions & anxiety. It brings harmony & clarity. These aspects makes distant Reiki an ideal stress support during taxing situations such as test exams, important business meetings, job interviews or auditions, public speaking engagements, court appearances, sport performances, and even the purchase of a new home.

    - Reiki eliminates bodily toxins. It does not only clear on a physical level; Reiki has been said to help reduce the possibility of violent outcomes, such as in sports, and to spread a wave of peace amidst chaos.

    - Reiki can ease pain. It supports traditional medicine, counteracting medical side-effects and bleeding. Reiki is known to speed up the healing recovery process when ill or hospitalized. Reiki can also reduce the trauma of surgery. It restores depleted energy. Distant Reiki or in-person treatment is therefore suitable before/after surgery, medical procedures or child delivery. Reiki comforts and brings peace to the terminally ill.

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Energy Clearing

  1. Why do homes and businesses need to be cleared?

    Just as people are emotionally and physically affected by traumatic events, energies of buildings and land are also affected by events in and around them, and continue to radiate those energies until cleared. Those who live in and visit such places can be seriously affected. Human emotional energy can cling to objects and locations and be picked up by anyone on the above phenomena reflect disturbances in the energy flow. When I clear the causes, the space feels better. It feels more protective and much more comfortable. The negative energies are gone. Many or most of the above symptoms disappear. People like being there. Relations flow more smoothly.

  2. How do I clear negativity from my spaces?

    A Space Clearing Ceremony is a wonderful way to cleanse negativity from a space, and replace stagnant energy with an environment that will support your positive intentions.

    Energetically, everything emits vibrations that "talk" to us. Anything that we don't love or want in our presence can drain or alter energy, so the goal is to replace it with what is beautiful and comfortable.

    Especially during the winter months when we stay indoors more often, clutter and items accumulate quickly. As we hibernate, the good CHI energy can become stagnant. Now it's time to clear the old and set the stage for new beginnings that Spring promises.

    After a thorough cleaning of your home, office or outside property, consider smudging with sage or rosemary to clear the remnants of winter's closed-in atmosphere that might have left you experiencing the stagnation of lower vibrational levels.

    If there have been arguments, worry, stress, relationship issues, difficult guests or negativity of any type, now is the time to release the old and open up to all that is positive.

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Soul Memory (Past Life) Sessions

  1. What is the benefit of a Soul Memory Session?

    Many people come for a session just out of curiosity, to find who they were, who they were with and what their life was like. It’s quite usual for people to have normal day to day lives in the past, but those past lives usually have some meaning in their current life. Soul Memory Sessions can help people move on in this life by understanding what happened in their past lives. For instance, someone who has problems with a certain relationship in this life may have had the same issues with the same person in a past life, likewise the energy of an illness from a previous life can be brought into a current life. The nature of the therapy is for the client to reveal for themselves and understand why they have certain problems or issues in this life. This understanding empowers them to make choices or changes in their current life enabling them to alter the course of this life.

  2. What is a Soul Memory Session?

    Soul Memory Sessions can be used as a therapeutic method of improving your “quality of life” in this lifetime, by interpreting, understanding and healing issues you have encountered in other lifetimes.

    This is a technique used to take a person back through time using guided meditation - like self hypnosis. This is an exciting journey into your own past lives, unlocking doors in your mind that open other worlds. Other lives that were yours in another time. This relaxing, gentle session will allow you to expand your mind and journey to other lives you have lived.

    Who you are now is strongly influenced by who you were before, your very character. Sometimes we bring the effects of a traumatic experience into this life from a previous one, resulting in irrational fears, phobias or behaviours. Under regression these issues can be dealt with giving you a greater understanding so that they can no longer affect this life you are in now.

  3. What does it feel like to experience a Soul Memory Session?

    You are gently led into a beautifully calm state of mind using visualization and relaxation techniques similar to that of meditation. You won’t fall asleep and always remain in control and fully aware of what is happening to you. It is a perfectly safe and natural state of mind similar to daydreaming. You will be able to experience your past lives in your minds eye as if you were actually there.

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