Reiki and Aroma, the Synergy for a Harmonious, Balanced Life

Reiki and Aroma – The Synergy For A Harmonious Balanced Life

Last Updated on April 19, 2023 by Jennifer Stewart

“By simply relaxing, being quiet, breathing and having a heartfelt intention to help another being, you create a sacred space. In this space, all things are possible.”

According to the International Association of Reiki Professionals, Reiki is a form of subtle energy healing system that utilizes spiritually guided energy forces of life. It is a practice present in all countries of the world. According to the association, Reiki is not affiliated with any religion or religious practice.

Reiki was developed in the early 1920s by an aspiring monk and healer Mikao Usui in Japan. He crafted the practice and passed on his knowledge to students who at the highest level of training became Reiki Masters. Today, Reiki practitioners customize and enhance these treatments to effectively meet the needs of every client. Organic Aromas spoke to Evie Reyna, a Reiki Master who incorporates aromatherapy in her practice.

Q&A Interview With A Holy Fire Reiki Master

Organic Aromas: You have Reiki Master training under your belt. What is Reiki and how does aromatherapy come in?

Evie: Reiki is a holistic energetic practice that is available to anyone and everyone. Reiki works by facilitating balance in a person’s individual invisible energy field. Simply put, Reiki helps you release stored tension in your body and feel incredibly relaxed. Each Reiki session is unique to the person receiving the energy, no two sessions will be the same and each Reiki practitioner is free to put their individual spin on their offering.

As a Holy Fire Reiki Master, I work on a person’s energetic field or aura. Periodically receiving Reiki encourages a person to realize that they have an energetic field; they just need a bit of guidance to recognize it. Once someone realizes where they energetically begin and end it is quite empowering for them, oftentimes I am offering Reiki to someone to help them expand in both personal and professional ways. During a reiki session, I can use essential oils to inspire the mood for the service.

I choose to infuse essential oils into my Reiki sessions as research shows that 75% of all emotions processed daily are due to smell and additional research reveals that there can be up to a 40% improvement in mood after getting exposed to pleasing scents. By layering essential oils in my Reiki treatments, we can expect to get a deeper emotional response at a faster rate than utilizing just one element.

For example, if someone is coming to me with grief, we may use a citrus oil such as Grapefruit or Sweet Orange to lighten and lift the energy of the room. If I find someone to be anxious, a blend such as Organic Aromas’ Serenity featuring Lavender, Cedarwood, and Ylang Ylang is incredible at bringing comfort to a busy mind.

Sometimes I will see someone through a joyful experience. Then we would reach for a Celebration blend to layer an additional sensorial experience logging that joy deeper into their unconscious memory bank. Studies show scent holds such a strong place in our memory that it is a great benefit to assign a scent in the form of essential oil to a specific occasion. In the future, all we need to do is reach for that oil, revive that feeling, and find our moment of bliss.

Organic Aromas: Why is it important for every person to be well-balanced holistically in terms of energy?

Evie: Our body and our mind are one of the few things we as individuals truly have control over. It is extremely beneficial for us to find a personal practice that allows us inner connection and a feeling of peace. There are countless self-care practices to choose from, please don’t think you need to know them all. You may find enough value in practicing just one or two of the infinite techniques available to us. This is the time when you trust your intuition and choose which practice feels right for you.

I personally love connecting with crystals, meditating or getting quiet, and finding an essential oil that fits my daily mood. In the morning it may be Energy Blend to get me moving and at night I love to wind down with Ylang Ylang.

a person conducting reiki therapy

Organic Aromas: What are the top causes of energy imbalances in our bodies and souls?

Evie: According to a study by the University of California–San Diego, the average American consumes about 34 gigabytes of data & information every day. That is estimated to be the equivalent of 100,000 words heard or read every dayor about how many words in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit (95,356 words) If you think about how many people live very busy lives with consistently full schedules it’s no wonder how we can become overwhelmed and imbalanced. 

We may also hide or push our emotions away for whatever the reasons may be. When we don’t allow ourselves a full experience of our emotions or even a private release, these emotions can hide and build up in the body becoming stagnant and eventually blocking our energetic flow which leads to an imbalance of the body and spirit. Reiki is a wonderful way to give our system the care it needs to come back into balance. Having a high-quality essential oil diffuser filling your living space with an essential oil like Frankincense can aid in subtly balancing our energy as we move through the overwhelming tasks on our to-do list. 

Organic Aromas: You also have Ho’oponopono clearing certification, please explain to us what this is.

Evie: Ho’oponopono is a profoundly simplistic practice that partners beautifully with your favorite essential oil, you can choose whatever scent pulls you into your heart space. Ho’oponopono is a deeply personal multifaceted practice that holds boundless healing potential, rose essential oil is my go-to for this technique. Ho’oponopono translated is: I’m Sorry, I Love You, Please Forgive Me, Thank you. I use Ho’oponopono as a direct connection to source energy.

I will use the prayer as a cleaning or clearing technique, and regularly apply these words to myself in countless everyday situations. If the prayer calls to me during a Reiki session I can apply it to my client. If I have a thought pattern, I choose to replace it using the prayer, if I have a memory of a situation where my actions could have been different and there could have been a more favorable outcome for everyone, I use the prayer. Ho’oponopono opens the heart and makes room for forgiveness.  

Organic Aromas: You are a skincare and esthetics expert as well. Is there an energy connection to these elements in our bodies?

Evie: Absolutely, there is a connection! I became an Esthetician to support people in recognizing their most authentic form of beauty through skin care. As I began offering facials, I quickly realized that there was an overwhelming energetic connection between the way people viewed themselves and the way people valued themselves. My work in the skin care industry wasn’t just about a person’s skin, it was undeniably about the person’s soul.

a woman getting a massage on her face

Organic Aromas: As we conclude, give our readers your top Reiki tips and the best essential oils to boost overall wellness and balance our energies.

Evie: My top Reiki tip would be to encourage your readers to experience a Reiki Energy session to understand how beautiful the benefits of this energy can be for them. Sessions can be done in person or virtually with equal benefits to the receiver. Another way to experience Reiki energy would be to set aside time to connect to your heart space. I will share my personal practice with you. First, find an essential oil single or blend that speaks to your heart. My go-to oil blend has been Morning Bloom, (don’t overthink this step) simply go with the oil that calls to you.

Place one or two drops of the chosen oil into your palm then using the index finger of your opposite hand make 3 counterclockwise circles to activate the oil, now bring your palms to your nose and inhale slowly. Use this time to genuinely connect with the scent you have chosen. Next bring both hands to your heart, close your eyes, and continue with your breath slow intentional inhales followed by long clearing exhales, stay here focused on yourself for as long as it feels comfortable or until you feel complete.

As I mentioned before, Reiki energy is accessible to everyone. All you need to connect is to set a clear intention. When we know where to locate our personal peace, we are able to find our way home from every situation even in the most uncomfortable times. This is the true beauty of flow combining breath, Reiki, and essential oils to live a life in harmony. 

For more information about Evie Reyna and her offerings, please visit her site yourskinsage.com.

Conclusion

Reiki infused with aromatherapy is no doubt one of the fastest-growing complementary modalities to leading a wholesome life. This seemingly subtle practice continues to harmonize and balance the lives of many across the globe. We can all benefit from tapping into this synergy. It is not complicated at all, according to Kathleen Prasad, founder of Animal Reiki Source and a Reiki practitioner for over 22 years, “By simply relaxing, being quiet, breathing and having a heartfelt intention to help another being, you create a sacred space. In this space, all things are possible.”

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