is the Answer
by Patricia Rose Upczak
Are you tired of the imbalances in your life? Are you tired of
hearing the horror stories of treatment of patients in hospitals, nursing
homes and other institutions? Are you appalled by the atmosphere that
seems to have developed in our schools and daycare centers for our
children? Do you wish for healing and balance in all areas of your life?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions REIKI is for you.
Reiki (ray-key) is an ancient healing art that helps one's body
balance its own energy and heal itself. The purpose and goal of Reiki is
to help people balance their lives physically, spiritually, mentally, and
emotionally. Reiki has been a transformative, powerful healing tool for me
and has enabled me to discover the endless mysteries in life. There is so
much to learn and explore. As human beings we can get stuck in the
struggles of everyday life. The mundane can wear us down, but
as spiritual beings having a human experience we can look at life from a
Studying Reiki helps us to find the inner peace needed to gain
this perspective. Through Reiki we can learn to live a life of
expectedness, as opposed to a life of apprehension or negativity. We are
pulled towards our destines through circumstances and synchronicities.
Our job is to pay attention and take action when the timing feels
intuitively feels right to us. Reiki helps us do that. It is not a
religious belief. People from all walks of life use Reiki as a part of
everyday life. I was a teacher of learning disabled adolescents for 25
years and it helped me with my students on a daily basis. Reiki helps us
become clear channels of energy and light. You don't have to be special
to do Reiki well - just take a Reiki class and start healing yourself
naturally, physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.
One of the techniques I offer my Reiki students to visualize this
force or energy is to imagine a divine ocean that is an enormous source of
loving power. If we can imagine that we are tiny drops in this ocean and that each one of us is a spark within the whole. Every action we take has
an impact on the rest of the Universe.
The main focus of Reiki helps us become aware of and heal the
imbalances in ourselves and our lives. One of the greatest challenges for
a Reiki pratitioner is to learn to view the world with compassion, clarity
and without judgment. It is vital for our complete health to
heal the multidimensional parts of ourselves. The path of Reiki can help
all of us to do that. Reiki calls us to be authentic, whole human beings
filled with integrity in all areas of our lives in order to balance our
Rituals like meditation, Reiki and prayer empower us to experience
the life we seek. This life does hold challenges and heartache, but it
also has unbelievable beauty everywhere. It is important to start thinking
of yourself as an energy being along with your physical body. It is my
belief that a healers' path includes learning to develop peacefulness,
unconditional love, gratitude, compassion and happiness through an act of
intention. We are all multidimensional, multisensory beings connected to
each other at many levels.
It is my firm conviction that our schools, hospitals, nursing
homes, hospices and businesses would be much more positive, healthy
atmospheres if people were encouraged to be involved in healing arts like
Reiki. Reiki encourages and supports balance, respect and harmony at all
levels. Our society and world could use that balance and healing now more
than ever before.
There are may people teaching Reiki from different Schools of
thought. Do research, ask questions and follow your intuition when
investigating any healing art. There are many good organizations and
books that will help you find the right teacher for you. Reiki is a
gentle yet powerful healing tool that we all can use as a way to heal
ourselves and this seemingly chaotic world of ours together.
©Copyright 2000 Patricia Upczak. All Rights Reserved.
Patricia Rose Upczak is an
author and Reiki Master who first began her studies of this healing method 15 years ago.
She is also a Special Education teacher with 25 years of experience working with children and teenagers.
She became interested in Reiki when she herself was in need of healing and has used her knowledge as a
teacher and mother to share the essence of Reiki with others. The insight she provides about truth and
simple living could only come from a person with life experience as a teacher and a provider. It is
imperative to understand the basic components of Reiki and how it is
meant to be used. This book explores the need for each of us to incorporate the peace and respect Reiki gives is into our own lives as
well as the lives that surround us.
Patricia is also giving a National series of Conferences and Classes this summer and fall. The events range
from Reiki Classes to workshops on Synchronicity & Healing to Education Courses. The Reiki courses
teach participants how to become level I & II Reiki Practitioners as well as understand how to use healing
in their daily lives. The workshops/lectures Patricia offers give individuals assistance in understanding the
process of healing and using that healing to become more creative. The Education Courses are designed to
give current teachers new methods for teaching learning disabled students and are available for credit. To
register for any event contact us at 303.258.0107, email
or click on our website
Her latest book REIKI A WAY OF LIFE is available at bookstores,
Amazon.com or can be ordered by calling 1-800-929-7889.