I was 22 years old when I first chacdiscovered Reiki. At the time, I had a lot of recurrent vomiting crises and, after several medical examinations, they couldn’t detect the cause of the problem, so the doctors decided to be better start taking daily medication for prevention.

Then one day, I got one of those crises at work and a colleague of mine, put her hands on my head and stayed like that for about 10 minute. I hadn’t the clue of what she was doing, but somehow, I felt good and the pressure in my stomach began to ease. Plainly, she told me that there were some complications at the level of the solar plexus. I had no idea what she was talking about, but I was curious, so I did some research on what was the solar plexus and I found out what were chakras, energy, auric field. That’s how I made my way into the world of Reiki.

I think the best way to understand it is to start at the beginning of what is energy and by the notion that everything is energy.  According to Albert Einstein, energy is the force that allow us to perform one or more tasks. For this 20th century scientist, all matter is made of energy, that is, everything in the universe is composed of several manifestations of the same thing, the so-called energy.

Our physical body is matter, in other words, energy. Our planet is composed of condensed energy, just like nature and all the further things that were created by the human being. There is energy everywhere, inside and outside planet Earth.

As we are made of energy, each living organism has a specific magnetic field that protects him and differentiates him from another species. This field is better known as aura. In the aura there is several holes that allow energetic exchanges with the environment, other people, other beings and nature. These holes in the aura are named chakra. Chakras are cores of energy, in the shape of a circle, situated in the middle line of the body and vibrating constantly. There are seven main ones, as shown in the image and each one is represented by a different colour.

 

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All living beings need vital energy to stay alive. We are all made of cells that nourished themselves with vital energy and in which need to receive and release energy, constantly. Is thanks to these changes, that we are born, that we grow and evolve, until one day we stop exchanging energy and our physical body dies along with its cells. This all happens thanks to chakras, who are the main responsible for this energy exchange. For each living cell, there is a chakra in constant motion.

If you want to know more about each chakra I recommend you to read the article “Main Chakras of Living Beings”.  On my next article, I’ll tell you about the benefits of Reiki benefits and how I became a Reiki master.