Exploring the Power of Intuitive Reiki: A Fusion of Healing Energy and Spiritual Guidance

“Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Energy doesn’t lie. Learn to tune in.”

Moon Soul Magic

In recent years, the practice of Reiki has gained widespread popularity for its ability to promote healing, relaxation, and overall well-being. Rooted in ancient Japanese traditions, reiki involves the channelling of universal life force energy to support the body’s natural healing processes. However, more recently, I’ve noticed a growth in professional reiki practitioners offering intuitive reiki as a means of not only channelling universal life force energy, but also channelling messages from the spirit realm to foster ones’ healing journey.

I personally believe there’s a dynamic and intuitive aspect to reiki that goes beyond traditional techniques. As such, as a professional reiki practitioner I too work with my intuition to offer intuitive messages when working with reiki clients. I have to be honest; I didn’t start this way. My only focus was to be a clear conduit for the channelling of healing energy, just as I had learned within the Usui System of Reiki Healing. But, as I embraced and trusted my intuition, I opened myself up to receiving divine messages that were only ever specific to my client’s needs and specific to their understanding. It was then I realised that not only was I channelling life force energy, I was also using my clair senses to offer support and guidance to support my client’s healing path.

It is for this very reason I thought I would write a blog post on this very topic. I wish to explore the fascinating and exciting practice of intuitive reiki by delving into its profound benefits, key principles and common techniques.

Firstly, I want to provide some context about my cultural background. This might help to understand how I came to practice reiki and why I refer to myself as an intuitive reiki practitioner. My ancestry traces back to the Indigenous Americas. Mi papito (my paternal grandfather) was a respected curandero (healer) within his small rural town surrounded by the majestic and picturesque Andean mountains of Antioquia, Colombia. From the many stories my mother recounts, mi papito had people lining up to see him day in and day out. He not only worked with plant medicine by providing people with concoctions to heal their ailments, he was also known to be highly intuitive as he worked in the field of divination. On the flip side, he also worked with brujeria, a term in Spanish known as witchcraft. I came to learn all of this, sadly, after my father’s death.

As I delved more into my roots, I came to understand who I was. Without a doubt, I truly believe it was my grandfather who led me to reiki and who guided me to open up my intuition through my reiki practice. Reiki was the catalyst for my calling as an intuitive alternative healing practitioner. Therefore, I believe the more in tune reiki practitioners are with their intuition and psychic abilities, the privier they are to receiving intuitive and psychic impressions from the spirit realm. This is definitely not to say they have to be naturally gifted in psychic and intuitive abilities. That’s an absolute no! Rather, what reiki does, is the more a practitioner practises and works with reiki on an ongoing basis, inevitably their intuition hits the roof! They become more sensitive through a heightened awareness of their sensory perceptions. You can read more about this in my blog post The Power of Intuition: Integrating Psychic Development into Your Reiki Practice – Sublime Awakening

So, intuitive reiki combines the principles of traditional reiki with the practice of intuition. It takes the method a step further by drawing in the intuitive abilities of the practitioner. Rather than simply following set hand positions, intuitive reiki practitioners also tune into their divine inner guidance to steer the healing process. This intuitive approach allows for a more personalised and profound experience, as the practitioner becomes a conduit for both universal life force energy and divine guidance.

Benefits of Intuitive Reiki

  • Intuitive reiki practitioners may receive intuitive insights or messages related to the recipient’s overall wellbeing during a session. These insights can come in the form of images, symbols, sensations, or even direct messages from the recipient’s higher self or spiritual guides.
  • Practitioners may receive information about the root causes of wellbeing issues from an energetic perspective (imbalances or blockages within the chakras/energy centres), or guidance on lifestyle changes that can support healing and well-being.
  • Intuitive reiki can help recipients to become more attuned to their own bodies and inner wisdom. By receiving intuitive insights and guidance during a session, recipients may gain a deeper understanding of their physical health and well-being.
  • Recipients may become more aware of how their thoughts, emotions, and lifestyle choices impact their health, empowering them to make informed decisions and take proactive steps towards healing and self-care.
  • Intuitive Reiki can also assist with facilitating a deeper connection between the practitioner and the recipient.

Through the practice of intuitive reiki, practitioners learn to cultivate a sense of empathy, compassion, and non-judgmental awareness towards the recipient. This open-hearted connection can create a safe and supportive environment for the recipient to share their emotional and physical concerns and experiences, allowing for greater collaboration and insight into their healing journey.

Please Note: Reiki practitioners are NOT trained in diagnosis and are NOT in a position to recommend medical treatments or predict any specific outcome from treatments. If clients are concerned about their symptoms, it is the reiki practitioner’s duty of care to recommend they seek professional medical advice.

Key Principles of Intuitive Reiki

Working within the scope of intuitive reiki, I believe there are three key principles which are fundamental to working effectively as an intuitive reiki practitioner. These are:

Trusting Your Intuition

In intuitive reiki, practitioners must learn to trust their inner knowing anthem and intuition. This involves letting go of rigid techniques, rules and guidelines which only serve to limit them as a healer and the healing potential of their client. Fundamental to this is the importance of releasing all fears, doubts, limiting beliefs and conditions as a way of allowing the energy to flow where it’s needed most. Practitioners must let go and be open to trusting their intuition! By surrendering to the intuitive process, practitioners can access deeper levels of healing and insight.

Although this is easier said than done, I found that the more I practised reiki and went in with an open mind and with the intention to release my fears, I started to receive downloads which I knew were not about me, but instead, about my client. How did I know this? Because intuitive information comes out of nowhere!  It’s quick, it’s random and you know in your heart – that sense of inner knowing, that it’s related to the person you are serving.

Connecting with Spirit

Intuitive reiki emphasises the connection between the practitioner, the recipient, and the divine source. Practitioners may call upon spirit guides, reiki guides, specialist guides, angels/archangels, or higher beings to assist in the healing process. This spiritual connection adds an extra dimension to the healing session, facilitating profound transformations, healing and spiritual growth.

I always like to start with an invocation calling in God, Mother Mary, Jesus, my higher guides, my ancestors, healing angels, Archangels Michael and Archangel Raziel and Master Mikao Usui. In my invocation, I thank them and ask for them to be present to assist me and my client for our highest good. I also ask them to work through me, so I am guided to know where my client needs the most attention. Of course, I also trust that the energy will flow where it needs to flow.

In addition, I ask them to help me release my ego (particularly my fears) so I can be open to receiving intuitive information that will only be specific to my client’s needs and specific to their understanding, so the healing process can begin. Since invoking the spirit realm to work alongside me during my Reiki sessions, I have felt nothing but an overwhelming sense of unconditional love, protection and support. I have learned to trust the information that comes through and to trust it is there for our highest good. At the end of the day, I see it as my job to share the insights I receive. Insights which will assist with the healing process. Ultimately, it is up to the recipient to do as they will with the information they receive.

Honouring Individual Needs

Unlike traditional reiki, which follows a set of traditional hand positions and where the whole person is treated rather than specific areas, intuitive reiki adapts to the unique needs of each individual. Practitioners may be guided to focus on specific areas of the body, emotions, or energetic imbalances, tailoring the session to address the recipient’s specific concerns. Or, in essence, the practitioner may practice within the traditional scope of reiki while being open to receiving and delivering intuitive guidance and messages.

Common Techniques of Intuitive Reiki Practices:

1. Scanning the energy field: Intuitive reiki practitioners often begin by scanning the recipient’s energy field to identify areas of imbalance or blockages. This involves using their intuitive senses to perceive subtle energetic shifts and abnormalities. These energetic disturbances can often be indicative of underlying health issues or areas of the body that require attention. By tuning into their intuitive senses, practitioners can detect subtle energetic shifts that may be linked to specific organs, systems, or ailments within the body.

2. Channelled healing: During a session, practitioners may receive intuitive guidance on specific healing techniques or interventions. This could involve visualisations, affirmations, or energetic clearing methods tailored to the recipient’s needs.

3. Energetic insights: Intuitive reiki sessions often provide recipients with valuable insights and guidance from their higher self or spiritual guides. Practitioners may share intuitive messages or symbols received during or after the session, offering clarity and direction for the recipient’s healing journey.

In conclusion, intuitive reiki represents a beautiful fusion of universal life force energy and spiritual guidance, offering a powerful pathway to holistic wellness and self-discovery. By trusting in their intuition and connecting with the divine, practitioners and recipients alike can experience profound healing and transformation on all levels of being. Whether you’re seeking relief from physical ailments, emotional distress, or simply a deeper connection to your true self, intuitive reiki offers a gentle yet potent means of healing and empowerment.

Many blessings,