Angela Bothwell, Reiki Master Teacher, Medical Qi Gong Practitioner
What is it and how does it work?
Reiki, (pronounced Rey-Key), is an energy healing technique developed in Japan by Mikao Usui. Reiki is a Japanese word that means: "Spiritual or Sacred Energy." Qi Gong (pronounced Chi-Kung), translates as "Energy Skill" and is the Chinese form of internal energy work. We are alive because life force is flowing through us and around us. Also known as Prana or Qi, Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called Nadis, Meridians and Chakras. This is known as our Subtle Energy Body System and includes 4 layers: Physical, Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual. This life force system nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. Although not recognized in Western Medicine, it s common knowledge in Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine, and other Eastern forms of healing. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the concept of Meridian Energy Channels is the fundamental basis for Acupuncture treatments.
This Subtle Energy Body is responsive to thoughts and feelings. When we are under stress, or in crisis, it becomes disrupted by the intense charge of our emotional state. And it is affected by the powerful focus of our mental thoughts. This can happen either consciously or unconsciously. Either way, the thoughts and feelings attach themselves to our energy field, and depending on their nature, they can cause a disruption in the flow of life force. Because the Energy Body is like a template for our physical body, energetic problems can build up over time before manifesting physically. Likewise, old physical problems that won't clear up, may be aggravated by severe blockages energetically. So not only can negative beliefs and programming manifest as problems in the physical body, they also cause a lot of mental and emotional suffering.
Reiki & Qi Gong for Balancing Energy
Energy Healing assists us in changing these thoughts and programming. The programs come from many sources such as our ancestors, our current (or past) lifetime, and from Collective Consciousness. Both Reiki and Qi Gong can help bring us back to wholeness by flowing through the affected areas of the energy field, opening blockages, and charging the entire system with light. This is like cleaning the dirt of a light bulb and increasing the wattage. By introducing a greater intensity of light through Reiki, the vibratory energy field is raised, causing negative energy to break apart and fall away. Qi Gong can target the subtle energy of the Yin & Yang organs of the body, purge stagnant Qi out of the Meridian channels, increase vitality and balance the whole system. This type of work clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a more free and natural way. It goes beyond treating symptoms; it seeks out the root energetic cause of the disruption and helps us to process and heal on deeper levels than just addressing physical problems at the physical level. By diving into these deeper layers of our internal truth, we can begin to restore balance to Mind-Body-Spirit and bring joy and peace of mind back into our life.
Chakra Balancing Included
bChakras (a Sanskrit term & Ayurvedic concept) are the main energy centers in your Subtle Body System. Many people who come for a session want to know if "Chakra Balanicing" is included in the session. The answer is YES. The chakras of each person are often a storehouse of deeper information telling a story about where the Qi is blocked, and why. They serve as a direct map pointing at the current state of harmony or dysfunction. And they contain knowledge: An understanding of what the imbalance is about and what the deeper, unfolding spiritual correlation may be. They also contain the keys to transformation, showing where the energy needs to open, renew and re-align itself. Your practitioner will scan your chakras, and work with you (as a team) to help you to understand and transform your current situation in relation to any chakra imbalances that may be present.
What is it like to receive an Energy Healing treatment?
We each experience Energy Healing in a very personal way. Many people feel a wonderful sense of peace. Others experience a permanent rising of their consciousness. Every session is unique, surprising and always amazing. Karmic deposits can be rooted out, old emotions can be released, and attachments can be cleared. How much this happens depends on the degree to which a person shows up with openness, intention, and willingness to transform. When the client is open, receptive, has strong intention, and is willing to self-heal, the treatment can be very powerful. It's an effective way to move through difficulty, access profound realizations and create vibrational change. Using Energy Work along with other forms of healing can help us to maintain excellent health and well-being. While you are fully clothed and relaxed on a comfortable bodywork table, the therapist uses a specific pattern of hand placements on the body (both front and back). Some of the results we've seen include:
Deep and profound levels of relaxation
Renewed sense of mental peace
Decompression from stress
Release of fears and emotional blocks
Clearing of old programming & beliefs
Higher energetic & spiritual vibration
Renewed sense of connection with life
Release of karmic deposits
Clearing of old attachments
Increased Awareness, Creativity and Vitality
Works in the causal levels of dis-ease and personal problems
Helps people remember who they really are
About Your Therapist
Angela Bothwellis a Reiki Master Teacher who has been practicing and teaching Meditation and Reiki for 16 years. As part of her studies, Angela participated in long-meditation courses on five separate occasions. This involved continuous meditation rounds for 10 days to 6 weeks at a time. Three of these long meditation sessions were in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Currently, Angela still meditates using Sanskrit Bija Mantras and practices QiGong twice a day. She began her studies in Medical Qi Gong at Five Branches University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Jose, CA. As an empath, Angela has the ability to work intuitively allowing the Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual dynamic of each person to speak for themselves. Her hands are experienced in scanning for problem areas in order to identify and clear Qi blockages. And she is adept in working directly with Chakras. What You Need to Know Before Your Session
Angela specializes in working specifically with Qi flow, and the Mental, Emotional and Spiritual dynamics involved in any issue. She can initiate the movement of the energy and help you understand and transform yourself on this level. She listens carefully to the silent, subtle information of the Energy Body in order to assist you in accessing your own higher wisdom. Often, the most powerful answers come from the client themselves when given space to enter into a higher state of consciousness. This space is created in your session. And transformation can only move in the direction that you want, need, or are ready for. It happens MUCH more powerfully when you show up with your willingness, your intention, and your conscious participation.
Please come to the session with an idea of what you want to work on and be prepared to inform Angela what the issue is. If you just need to relax, or want to expand yourself, that is perfectly valid too. Whatever the issue is, the session will always be focused on your self- empowerment. Angela works with you (as a team) and this involves your input. She can guide you to a deeper understanding of your authentic self, and teach you effective internal energy skills to help you master yourself. ** Please note: Angela is not a Medical Psychic who can "guess" diseases or diagnose medical problems. For serious medical issues, please see your primary care physician. For anyone who has a sincere desire to learn how to raise their vibration, Angela very much looks forward to working with you.
Please allow flexible time. Some sessions run long.
Although beneficial results happen with just one treatment, three sessions (one week apart) is highly recommended. Each treatment builds on the last and works through deeper layers. For maximum results or more difficult issues, plan for three.