Adding Sound Healing therapy into your Reiki practice can be quite powerful indeed. There are a number of ways to incorporate Sound Healing and Sound Therapy into your Reiki sessions. You can do Reiki Drumming over your client, which we go into further detail in a previous article Healing with Reiki Drumming.
You can use tingshaws, the small yet powerful ‘chimes’ (for lack of a better word) that come from India at the end of a Reiki healing session to let your client know you have finished.
You can play singing bowls or a gong during the healing session, or perhaps have the client use his or her voice to help express and release stuck energy in the body. When the client uses their voice in this way, they vibrate internally and literally can heal from within. Also, no other instrument known to man has as many overtones as the human voice, not to mention that everyone knows the particular vibration they need best.
Since I use Reiki every single chance I get throughout the day (I don’t think a day has gone by when I haven’t done Reiki on something since I became attuned to this magical healing energy four years ago), it goes without saying that I add Reiki into every Sound Healing Session that I do.
My Sound Healing sessions happen about once a month in Southern California, and include singing bowls, the gong, a water drum, ocean drum and the Native American flute, among other instruments. They last about an hour, during which everyone lays on the floor and essentially soaks up the sound.
Before the Sound Healing, I go through the Reiki flash cards I initially made when I first learned the 50+ symbols my Reiki Master Teacher attuned me to. I visualize the Sound Healing in my mind’s eye, adding a large Power Symbol, Peace Symbol and Master Healing Symbol over the middle of the room and in each of the four corners.
I also use the Imbuement Symbol to imbue each instrument, so that every time I play it the sound waves emanate Reiki into the room, and often have Reiki practitioners sending Reiki throughout the sessions as well.
Since everything is made up of sound, with every single cell, person and thing having its own unique vibration, sound therapy is the perfect complement to Reiki. Both healing tools have the ability to clear energetic blockages in people and literally change their energetic makeup by raising their vibration.
Every time I offer Reiki to someone, I am creating a three-way healing triangle that allows the healing to take place between me, the client and Source Energy.
My particular vibrational frequency, which changes second to second and moment to moment, affects the client’s vibration as well. Which is why we as Reiki practitioners have to pay attention to how we are feeling and what energetic frequency we are emitting while we offer Reiki. And what is the best way to keep our vibration as high as possible? Why, self-love of course, the answer to almost all healing, really.
But let’s get back to Sound. Few healing modalities have the ability to facilitate deep healing the way Sound Therapy can. For a couple years, I was lucky enough to go to a Sound Healing class every Tuesday and Thursday.
Before the class began, I would put a few Reiki symbols over myself and the room, and then “let go” and let the sound move through me. I truly considered that class my medicine, and attribute my healing to sound therapy every bit as much as to Reiki. And you are looking at a legitimate Reiki aficionado over here!
So if you’re looking for a new potential tool to add to your Reiki sessions, try some type of sound and let me know what you think!