Many years ago now my mother started me on an amazing journey by introducing me to Reiki. At the time I thought she was mad going off on another one of her tangents. Thank goodness I listened to her. Now after all these years, Reiki is a big part of my life. And I wish to share the benefits of Reiki with you all. Furthermore, it combines so well with mindfulness. Both these modalities bring you back into your body to balance it on all levels.

benefits of Reiki

For me, Reiki is universal life force which is pure love – pure love for self and other. What I love about Reiki is that it can never be used in a negative way. It has an innate system of knowing when to switch off and not transmit any more energy. I found this out when I was doing a long distance Reiki thinking negative thoughts about someone. Guess what? The energy just switched off.

When our energy flow is balanced and moves freely throughout our body, you experience a natural state of health and well-being. Your energy levels rise with a wonderful sense of calmness and being at ease in your life.

It is a wonderful way of self-healing as well as healing of others. We are lead to believe in our lives that it is best to give rather than receive. Now you can receive and heal yourself which is so important to be able to help others on their journey. It will help you grow in your body, mind and soul in a beautiful and gentle way. It is an effective, natural and simple therapy that promotes deep relaxation and healing.

what is Reiki

Reiki is a non-invasive, gentle, benign and powerful method of healing. Reiki energy has a beautiful way of enhancing the body’s natural healing ability. This `universal life energy’ or `spiritual energy’ is accessed by the practitioner during a treatment or the person during self-healing. It boosts your immune system and promotes well-being. It also has an effect on your mind and spirit bringing you back to joy and vitality.

Reiki treatments stand on their own as a healing practice. It is also safely used to support orthodox and complementary medicine as it does not interfere with or diminish the intended effects of other health or medical practices. It is great to see it is increasingly being accepted in health and community care facilities including hospitals, hospices and cancer support units.

purpose of Reiki

I read this recently and love it:  “What is the purpose of Reiki?

The purpose of Reiki is to put us in touch with the universal energy (Japanese ‘ki’). The purpose of the Reiki technique is to put us in touch with ourselves. The essential purpose of Reiki is to give direct contact and authentic personal experience with universal energy, with no harm whatsoever to the person(s) using the system.”

Reiki is one way of getting us back in touch with our bodies, its innate wisdom and knowledge. As our lives have become so busy and full we have ignored the tell-tale signs that they give us as when to stop and take vital time out or to change our habits, lifestyle, diet, etc.

The body is a mine of information telling us when and where we are out of sync. Yet, we do not take the time to stop, listen and act on what is given. We service our cars, clean our homes, have our hair done, yet our bodies get pushed aside. We have become our own worst enemies and it is time to stop and love ourselves again to reconnect with our intuition and bodies.

Reiki wisdom

I believe having Reiki wisdom combined with mindfulness is a powerful part of being able to find harmony within and being able to master yourself. And this is just the beginning.


PS if you wish to have a beautiful session to experience the benefits of Reiki book a time anywhere in the world to receive a long distance healing session.

meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at



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