George Powell's Healing Arts

Astrology, Hypnotherapy, Reiki & Spiritual Counseling

Reiki and Energy Work

This section includes descriptions of the following:

  • What is Reiki?

  • What is a Reiki Session like?

  • Etheric Cord-Cutting

  • Chakra Clearing and Balancing

  • Reiki Classes

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment both wisely and earnestly.
— Buddha

What Is Reiki?

Reiki is a technique of complementary or alternative medicine, rediscovered by Japanese educator Dr. Mikao Usui sometime before 1922. It is believed that this hands-on healing method may have been originally developed by Tibetan Buddhists 2500 years ago but was lost to mankind until Usui’s rediscovery.

How does Reiki work? The Reiki energy enters through the crown of the practitioner, flows through the heart and solar plexus centers, then flows out the hands onto the recipient. The hands are placed on, or just above, various parts of the body. The energy goes to the recipient’s “highest good”, it may be used for physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual healing. Reiki goes to the greatest need within the energy system.

Reiki energy is intelligent; it recognizes the cause of a problem and travels there to promote energy balance, and therefore, healing. It is important to understand that since the nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body, the mind exists there also. The mind also extends two to three feet outside the body, within the aura. Physical illnesses arise from negative thoughts, feelings and experiences that restrict the flow of ki, therefore restricting the functioning of physical organs.

What is a Reiki session like?

When you come for a session, you will want to wear comfortable clothing. Before we start, I’ll explain what I will be doing and we will talk about specific areas of concern if you wish. You will lie on a massage table fully clothed then I’ll lay my hands in a series of positions, starting at the head, designed to bring energy into your body. The Reiki energy goes through me first as I basically act as a conduit or channel for the energy to be drawn through and delivered to you. The session begins with you lying face up during the first half, and then you'll roll over face down for the remainder of the session. The typical session will last one hour. Little or no pressure will be applied and no oils are used. There is no massaging, kneading or any sudden motion.

Your privacy is very important. I will hold my hands above any areas typically considered more private so there is no touching and beam the energy from a slight distance. If you have any concerns about hand positions, we can discuss this prior to treatment. Your privacy and comfort is of utmost importance in getting the most benefit of your session. Some prefer the hands to be just above the body for all of the hand positions. Sometimes, when guided by intuition, I’ll place the hands on an area of discomfort to focus on the treatment. You will receive Reiki energy on any level that is needed, whether it is spiritual, emotional, mental or physical. The energy automatically goes to your highest good and gives you whatever it is that you need.

You may feel a warm flow or tingling sensation, some clients feel nothing, but most experience a deep relaxation. The feeling varies with each individual; you may feel sleepy and just fall asleep during the session. Most feel a sense of calm and peace, others feel as if they’ve had a deep restful sleep and wake up energized. Sometimes a client will experience powerful sensations or emotions during, or after a session, and there may be a release through tears.


Etheric Cord Cutting

Etheric Cords are best described an invisible tubes of both negative and positive energy that are attachments to your aura and chakras (energy vortices, image above) that connect you with a person, object or situation. The negative cords can create a sense of drain and stress; other times they can create obsession and obligation. An Etheric Cord-Cutting is a sacred ritual used to remove negative cords only and does not mean breaking a relationship with a person as positive cords are left intact and are not removed

If you're feeling strained or obligated in a situation or relationship, you probably have cords attached to your aura. Some cords are past life ones which have not been cleared. If those relationships are with you in this lifetime, then you're likely to create the same pattern over and over again. Irritation or sadness thinking of certain people or events in your life indicates there are attachments to your aura. Particularly if you have had any tragedy or trauma, such as difficult relationships or trouble recovering from the transition of a loved one. Once the negative Cords have been cut to clear your energy field, you're likely to feel much lighter and freer.

The cord cutting ritual was taught to me by my Reiki Master, Vickie Penninger in 2004. In preparation, the clients supplies a list of 10 "cutees" whom the client feels are most likely to involve negative energies. Typically the list includes: parents, siblings, friendships, sexual partners and work relationships. Because most attachments are to the solar plexus and sacral chakras, the ritual involves cutting cords from these areas. These areas represent your power center and sexual experiences, respectively. The client's abdominal area is exposed during the ritual from below the ribs to the belly button as a healing water is used as part of the process, as well as healing crystals. The whole process takes about one hour.

Chakra Clearing and Balancing

Reiki Treatment Rates

1 Hour:       $50
1/2 Hour:   $30 

Etheric Cord Cutting, or Chakra Balancing: $50

Reiki Class Rates

First Degree:         $125.00
Second Degree:    $150.00
Master/Teacher:  $700.00
     


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Reiki Classes 

All Reiki classes are weekend intensives, and:

  • Are conducted on Saturday from 9am – 5 pm (lunch included) and Sunday 1pm-5pm. Except for the Master/Teacher class which is 9am-5pm both days.
  • All classes include a course manual and refreshments are provided.
  • Practice time is included for all techniques and procedures.
  • Certificates of completion are awarded for each class.

First Degree Reiki - This course teaches you First Degree Reiki based on the Usui system of natural healing. Level One First Degree is the foundation for all Reiki Degrees. It teaches you how to give a self-treatment as well as how to administer a treatment to others. 
Included in this class are:

  • Four First Degree Reiki Attunements
  • History & Origins of Reiki
  • The Reiki precepts
  • Grounding, Centering, Protection
  • Hand positions on the self and others
  • Introduction to the chakra system and the endocrine system

Second Degree Reiki  - Whereas First Degree Reiki focuses primarily on physical healing, Second Degree Reiki emphasizes long distance healing as well as healing the emotional and mental levels. This class is for those who may wish to use Reiki on a more professional level. Pre-requisite: completion of first degree training. 
Included in this class are:

  • Two Second Degree Attunements
  • Review of Reiki First Degree practices and principles
  • Instruction in use and purposes of three symbols:

      The Power Symbol
      The psychological Symbol
      The Absentee (Long Distance) Healing Symbol

Reiki Master/Teacher (Third Degree) is the highest Reiki training in the Usui system. It is where you are molded to become a Reiki Master. As a Reiki master, you will be able to heal, train, and influence yourself and other people through the absolute powers of Reiki. Pre-requisite for Master Degree is completion of First and Second Degree Reiki. This class involves auditing and assisting with future First and Second Degree classes and development of your own First and Second Degree Manuals
 
Included in this class are:

  • Review of First and Second Degree curriculum
  • Learn the Master symbol and how to give a Master level treatment both in person and over distance
  • A technique to increase energy
  • Three Master level *attunements*
  • The Sacred Secret of Reiki
  • Master Training Exercise for Men
  • Master training Exercise for Women
  • How to give attunements to First, Second, and Third Degree students
  • Techniques of teaching at a Master/Teacher level
  • Reiki Business Development

Reiki Master/Teacher (Third Degree) is the highest Reiki training in the Usui system. It is where you are molded to become a Reiki Master. As a Reiki master, you will be able to heal, train, and influence yourself and other people through the absolute powers of Reiki. Pre-requisite for Master Degree is completion of First and Second Degree Reiki. This class involves auditing and assisting with future First and Second Degree classes and development of your own First and Second Degree Manuals
 
Included in this class are:

  • Review of First and Second Degree curriculum
  • Learn the Master symbol and how to give a Master level treatment both in person and over distance
  • A technique to increase energy
  • Three Master level *attunements*
  • The Sacred Secret of Reiki
  • Master Training Exercise for Men
  • Master training Exercise for Women
  • How to give attunements to First, Second, and Third Degree students
  • Techniques of teaching at a Master/Teacher level
  • Reiki Business Development