“When things change inside you, things change around you”. Reiki is a 4000 years old form, which helps a person deal with mental as well as physical problems. Whether you are looking to manifest a job promotion or to treat a migraine headache or to help with depression, reiki energy can guide you in your path. Nivedita Vijay is a professional Reiki Master, based in Dubai. In her interview with Storiyaan, Nivedita takes through her journey of learning Reiki and how it has brought about a positive change in her life.
Questions and answers
What was it about Reiki that engrossed you in the first place and helped you in your career as a finance professional?
I would rather say it was curiosity that attracted me to Reiki. When I came to Dubai and switched houses, my new neighbour was a Reiki master. I decided to try a level one class from her, and now that I look back, I think it has influenced my life a lot. Everybody wants to see a change in themselves, and Reiki brought about that positive change in my life.
What were the procedures that you had to follow and how long did it take you to master the art?
Reiki has 4000 years old scientific elements and with the advancement of technology, a lot of researches have been conducted regarding the same. Reiki is very easy to connect with as it is a very straightforward and simple process. Once you’re attuned to it through a master, you’re attuned to it for life. It’s an art and there’s no perfection to it.
At what time did you become aware of the healing power of crystals?
Crystals and healing go hand in hand. It is not necessary or conditioned that if you’re practicing Reiki you must use crystals. Crystals are energy- filled objects and we call them pen-drives of earth. People can connect to a crystal through Reiki. They take you to a completely different level. Many people have tuned into the crystals and they have realized that it has given them immense benefits during a Reiki session. Crystals are natural energy amplifiers of the earth.
How do Reiki practitioners induce the current flows into their clients to encourage the body’s tissues to rejuvenate?
When you are attuned to Reiki, you can channel Reiki energy to your client’s body either face to face or at a distance through a simple method taught during class. It is associated with Ampere’s law which states that when some electrical energy flows through a conductor, it creates an auric field around it. Reiki works at all 3 levels of body, mind and soul. It helps from repairing tissues to strengthening the immune system.
What were your sources of research that enabled you an understanding of the diverse varieties of crystals and their proper application?
There’s a great deal of information available on the internet. But for me, my favourite book on crystals is ‘The Crystal Bible’ by Judy Hall. It’s like a bible for most of the energy crystal healers. She has tried to give her personal feedback on each crystal to her readers. . That book has been the golden source of my knowledge of crystals.
How has building your own affirmations helped you in your daily life?
Affirmations are short positive statements that have a very powerful effect on our subconscious minds. Reiki combined with affirmations can yield faster and better results.
What were the greatest hurdles that you had to overcome when you were initially starting off as a Reiki master?
My own mindset has posed as a challenge for me. Our logical mind often puts forth questions before us like – “Am I actually feeling Reiki?” I think I overcame these questions when I started practising and feeling Reiki energy.
While dealing with a reluctant client, what is the most common issue that you have to deal with in order to induce his/her faith in the process?
Reiki is an energy healing modality, so you can’t see the energy but can only feel the energy. The best way to start a Reiki session is to tell the client what to expect during a session. There are not a lot of taboos over Reiki though. People who come for Reiki nowadays have understanding of what a Reiki session is as they have seen or heard people in their close circles take sessions. Reiki always makes one feel good with positivity.
Reiki is believed to have the ability to deal with a lot of issues related to mental health, including depression and trauma. How does it differ from the therapy?
Reiki helps in removing the root cause of the problems. It brings a sense of mental and physical balance. It relieves stress and promotes healing naturally. Reiki combined with therapy can prevent relapse of depression.
What is that one thing that you have learned during your journey that you would like to share with our readers?
Take up one energy healing modality that rejuvenates your inner self once. It could be Reiki or any other energy modality. Everything in this universe is made up of some kind of energy on a fundamental level. It’s very interesting and calming to know that these positive energies can guide you through each way.