Have you ever wondered what is Reiki is? This is the episode for you. Carolina will break down how reiki works, how reiki can apply to your life, and what you should expect in reiki from a practitioner. Reiki is becoming more main stream and accessible. Carolina shares her stories of how Reiki can work to boost your fertility.
What you’ll learn:
2:22 What is Reiki?
4:43 How can Reiki be done?
9:57 Carolina’s Reiki story
12:42 Reiki doesn’t necessarily have to be done for a long time
16:18 Carolina’s difference from other practitioners
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Carolina Sotomayor is an Expert Womb Healer who helps women conceive by removing physiological blockages with Reiki. She is the host of the Carolina Sotomayor Podcast, a show that covers everything from fertility to postpartum to motherhood, and the creator of Fertility Foundation Collective, an online membership that helps women heal at their own pace to boost their fertility.
Carolina has served over 500 women from around the world to heal. She is passionate about helping women create their families. As a result, there are over 60 reiki babies in the world.
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Full episode transcript:
Hi, thank you for joining me today. Happy New Year. This is the first podcast episode of 2023, and I couldn’t be more excited. And today we are doing something a little bit different. I did some market research over the holidays and we are answering all of those important questions that the women gave me, and it’s so important to understand.
what exactly we’re talking about when we’re talking about Ricky, what is it and how does it work? And that’s exactly how we’re gonna start our this episode is it’s just the basics. So if you haven’t already, go ahead and subscribe and leave us a five star reading and review. We would love that. It’s a great way to support the podcast.
And this episode is brought to you by the Fertility Foundation Collective, which is our monthly fertility member. Supporting women who are trying to conceive and supporting you all the way through postpartum. There is something for everyone. We have live monthly. Healings with Ricky, uh, for everything that you may need for endometriosis, P C O S, um, all the way to preparing you for birth and reducing pain during pregnancy.
And even now through postpartum. We have so many mamas that gave birth to their babies. They need support, uh, and reiki in their postpartum. So again, check that out in the show notes, in the episode description, and can find the link to join the Fertility Foundation collective. So let’s dive into it. What is reiki?
Reiki is a proven stress reduction technique that is, A form of energy healing. It’s originated in Japan over a hundred years ago, and with Reiki, how that is given, it can be done in person, where the person lays their hands on you, but they’re not allowed to massage you. There’s a difference. Or it could be done virtually, like via distance.
So we’ll dive into how sessions are done, but essentially the term reiki. In Japanese, the words rain means universal and key means life force energy. The life force energy is the exact essence of life that makes your lungs expand, the grass, grow anything that’s the difference between alive and knot. So, um, reiki is becoming more mainstream.
It’s been on the Kardashians. Uh, , uh, often now it can be performed in hospitals. Uh, it allows you to heal faster, um, if you had surgery and didn’t have reiki. Uh, it’s proven that you can heal faster and better if you received be, uh, reiki before your surgery and after Ricky is not a cure. , it’s not a replacement for medical care or proper medical treatment.
So if anyone ever tells you that Ricky cures anything, uh, that’s wrong run, um, they’re, I’ve run into some reiki practitioners, uh, even here in Omaha that say, oh yeah, Ricky cures cancer. That’s not an ethical practitioner. Ricky promotes healing, but it’s not a replacement for proper, proper medical care with your doctor with.
If you’re pregnant or doing fertility with your ob gyn, uh, my reiki circles are so support you. They are, they are to compliment your medical treatment plan that you are deciding with your doctor. So Ricky has no dogma, so there is nothing that. You need to believe in order to receive Ricky. The only thing you need to do to receive Ricky is consent.
Ethical Reiki practitioners will never give Ricky without consent, and Reiki can be done via distance or in person. I did three years. In-person Reiki sessions and I have treated over 500 women so far, and now I do all my sessions virtually. Um, I treat, usually I do more group setting work instead of one-on-one.
Um, but you can join Reiki circles. Or Reiki shares, or you can do individual one-on-one Reiki. For me, as a person, as a person that was seeking healing, I have done a lot of one-on-one reiki, um, as a person that was seeking healing. For women who are looking to have community and are looking to conceive, that’s why I created the membership.
Um, to have accessibility to reiki at high quality, healing at a very economical price was something that was really important to me. So with Reiki, the costs can vary from as low as $20 for. 15 minutes to, or if there is a beginner, um, there’s different levels of reiki, different degrees of reiki. Reiki one is for, um, self, or you’ll learn that just to heal yourself.
Reiki two is what you need to practice on others and to actually be a practitioner. And Reiki three is reiki master level, which is teacher level. And in some. , uh, lineages of reiki. There is higher levels, meaning like Una, which has the ability to reprogram D n A. Um, it’s super powerful to help heal and support, um, ancestral trauma healing.
Una, um, I use the word lineages. There’s different lineages of reiki, so it all originated from Japan and it was, it’s called Tibet and Reiki, and that’s the original form of reiki. And since then, as it got passed down, there was very strict rules. And often reiki was taught during different decades, and depending on where it was taught, was done in.
It is considered very sacred. So a lot of the symbols were not written down. You weren’t allowed to take notes because reiki had to be done again behind closed doors, so especially after World War ii. So with that, You can find the symbols that are taught in different levels. They can look a little bit different.
And as over time as people were taught and they taught other people, it has changed and it can evolve and it’s exactly meant to evolve. The energy is going to. Grow and expand. So you’ll have different lineages of reiki such as the original form, which is yasui ti button. The most common practice lineage is called Holy Fire.
And that’s taught through the International Center of Reiki training here in the us. It’s actually a global organization, but it’s, it’s based here in the US I think in Michigan. And um, they’ve done a great job of standardizing. , like a code of conduct and making manuals. So it is, um, in one place. They’ve done a really great job of creating, um, also spiritual education along with just with learning reiki.
Um, the courses are typically multiple days. also with this, it allows you to learn and connect with other people that might have specialized in reiki. So I am attuned, and attuned is the word that we’ll use, um, to that’s when the energy’s placed into your being. So attunement can be done. Through meditation or it can be placed, um, into your body, um, depending on the lineage is how you get the energy and the symbols put into your body with that, um, I have attunement to Ku, Dini Reiki, crystal Reiki, um, Yasui, Tibet and Ricky in Holy Fire, three Reiki and those are, um, and I’m also, uh, certified.
For Ricky, for childbirth, um, and, uh, Pregnancy. So with that, um, with reiki, there is so much that can be done and taught and it can be applied to so many areas. Most Reiki practitioners are not gonna be like me, and I’m not like most people anyway, where they niche down, where they are specialized in, um, a certain aspect.
I used Ricky to help me. Pregnant. Um, I had trouble conceiving my son. If you, this is your first podcast, welcome. But, um, most people know my story. I wasn’t able to conceive very easily after one reiki session. I conceived my son Ollie. He’s six now. And, um, I went on to get certified with reiki and went on to, um, then apply it to postpartum and then expanded from fertility now to post part.
So with that, most practitioners are not gonna specialize in any specific thing. However, I specialize in serving women, again, who wanna have babies all the way through motherhood because I’ve looked it, this is my story. There’s a lot of truth and a lot of power found in the pain that you overcome. And that’s exactly what led me here into do the work that I do.
Uh, it’s definitely. Very rewarding. And with Reiki, it has truly transformed my life and have given me the tools to be able to manage my anxiety, reduce my stress. Um, it is really great to know at any moment if my son has a stomach ache or, um, if any person needs healing or is in discomfort. If I’m in discomfort.
And we are anything other than blis. I can apply Ricky through the palms of my hands. and uh, I can even give reiki through with my eyes can usually reiki flows to the palms of your hands and I can instantly change the energy in the room. I can cleanse energetically, cleanse our home. I can bless our home with reiki.
I don’t have to use sage if my son has a stomach ache. I can help relieve that instantly with my. There is no waiting, there’s no, depending on a medication. Um, I don’t, again, I’m gonna emphasize this a lot. Reiki is not a replacement for medicine or proper medical care. Um, but if he has a stomach ache, um, or if he’s a little gassy, I can apply reiki and allow that to move through.
I went to visit a dear friend today and. She’s like less than a month postpartum. And she’s with Ricky Baby, number two. She is such a beautiful soul, and I’m just so blessed to have her in my life. And she, she had, uh, she’s recovering from an ear infection and she goes, my, I can’t hear outta ear. And I was like, then get over here.
And she sat in front of me and I was able to apply my ears to her, my hands to her ears, and. and by the end, just of just a few minutes, less than 10 minutes, she could hear out of her right ear versus it was really clogged before. So Reiki doesn’t necessarily have to be done for a long time. Reiki can be done for a few minutes, uh, to an hour.
I’ve done reiki. . Um, I had a client who was looking to get induced, um, and she was gonna go to the hospital that night to get induced, but she really wanted to try to go into labor naturally. So I gave her two hour reiki session. Um, and she ended up, her water ended up breaking on my table, um, and. So it just depends on what you need done.
We’ll determine the length of your session, but with Reiki it is just a helpful tool and a very helpful modality to help you move through anything that might be burning you. If you feel off or heavy, or unlike yourself, a Reiki session might be the answer for. because it will allow you to get grounded.
It will remove anything that you can’t see. We’re not meant to know everything and we’re not meant to see everything. And there might be things that are revealed in your Reiki session that you may have not been aware of before and through reiki. Um, it will bring anything that’s unhealed to the surface using your chakra system.
And. , it can be easily released. As simple as that. Reiki practitioners, um, will know how to hold space for you and they’ll allow you to be, it’s very common to cry, fall asleep, um, laugh, giggle, talk. Some people yawn. Um, some people take giant poops. after they have a reiki session, anything is a big release.
So, um, some people who, a lot of people cry, a lot of people cry. A lot of people fall asleep. It’s like, you know, a huge part. Esp they, they, I, I know it’s a really good one. When they’re snoring, the reiki healing’s gonna happen no matter what. The number one thing that I learned with Reiki is that the energy is gonna go where it needs.
And the body is made to heal itself. So with energy, the life force energy, it’s gonna flow where its need to. So if a person, um, if the practitioner’s working on the person’s feet, um, the work usually head down or feet up. Uh, depending, most, most practitioners will start at head up. I start, uh, feet, I start at the feet and then work my way up.
And, uh, they will. They will be able to balance the person very quickly and they will be able to remove anything and notice if anything’s deficient, if any areas of the body are out of balance, they’ll make note of and they’ll tell you, this chakra was open, this one’s closed, or this one was in balance, or this one was overactive.
Um, and I sense that maybe. , they might give you a reason why maybe they not. Um, some Reiki practitioners have additional gifts. I’m a medium. I’m able to see inside people’s wounds and see stuck, um, emotional blockages and usually what those emotional blockages are related to. Um, now I can’t see inside to the detail.
I can inside the womb. I can’t see in other parts of the body. I can see if the chakras opened closed with my third eye. Um, I don’t need to use a pendulum anymore. A lot of people use pendulum to see if the chakras opened and closed. And I did that for years, um, until my intuition was developed enough. Um, And it’s important to know over a period of time, do you, are your, are the same shocker as open or closed?
Um, are you working on the same areas of the body? Do we need, is there some life changes you need to make in relation to those areas of your life? based upon the chakras, and the reiki practitioner should be able to advise you on that. Um, if they’re knowledgeable about chakras. So how does reiki actually work?
So it flows from the energy palms of the person, of the practitioner to the client, and it will go directly where it needs to. So energetically, um, energy transcends time and space. So if I’m doing it over the phone or, um, well over. I have permission to co connect with that person energetically so I can tap into their energetic field, into their aura, and Ricky will heal their entire aura in all the layers of the aura so that it’s holistically addressing all the issues at once instead of one layer at a time.
So that’s why also Reiki is very efficient. I love that. . To me, Ricky is the best way for moms to heal. You don’t have to talk about every God freaking issue in all the aspects of the issue, like in talk therapy, but it allows you to an. to heal faster because with moms you’re on the go. You’re busy, you got little tiny humans like asking for a sandwich and where’s your iPad?
And can I have another drink or where’s my sippy cup? Or, so like you have stuff to do and healing is, is in my opinion, is a luxury. Um, , is it necessary? Yes, but not a lot of people get to do it. It’s a privilege. Um, a lot of people don’t have money, time, capacity to heal. I mean, look at our freaking ancestors.
They were surviving and thank God that they did cuz we’re here. Um, but they didn’t get. They were, they were busy surviving. They didn’t get the ability to heal or process trauma and emotions or the horrific things that they had to live through. Just, just so that a next generation could come. So I feel like Ricky is, is such a great way to heal.
because I’ve done so many different modalities, and I always encourage you to, if you’re curious about something, explore YouTube it, ask questions, get on Instagram, look up the hashtags. And if a Reiki practitioner or any other medical provider, or any type of coach or any type of healing practitioner is not willing to ask her question, answer your questions, they’re not for you.
Um, You should be able to ask all the questions before you book a session with someone. And if they’re not willing to answer them or if they’re blowing you off, or if they’re ghosting you or not responding, then that’s, just choose another one. There are so many re reiki practitioners, um, and there’s, and if you’re a Reiki practitioner and you’re listening to this, the number one advice I could ever give you, there’s enough people around to go.
I have noticed in the spiritual community, ca yellow caddy, there’s enough people to heal. There’s enough people to go around for everyone to help, and there’s enough reiki practitioners that you can go to another one. Um, I don’t like reiki from everyone. I’ve always, I have seen, I have a reiki practitioner that help me conce volley, and I am, I keep going back.
I, I’ve gotten reiki for some people who I’m like, I don’t like the way you touch me, and then other people, I’m like, please, I love everything that. , um, about this session. I, and I feel like I leave floating and I feel so excited now. Um, just to recap, Reiki is a form of energy healing and it originated in Japan.
It’s over a hundred years old. It’s one of the most sacred ways to heal. Can be done in person. It can be done virtually, it can be done, um, with hands touching the body or not. Uh, Ricky. can be a spiritual experience and you don’t have to have any religion, um, to get Reiki. Anyone can receive reiki. Reiki can be given to animals, people, babies, and it applies to every situation to reduce stress, to promote healing.
And it’s not a replacement for medical care, but it will compliment any medical treatment plan that you’re doing, whether you’re pregnant, trying to get pregnant, if you’re postpartum, if you’re going into surgery. , um, , I’ve given, um, reiki to so many people. Um, , no matter what situation, uh, if they’re going through a grief, if they’re having a fight with their husband, if they are going to I V f, I have given reiki to babies that are growing in a Petri dish that are for that when the eggs are harvest and they’re making the embryos.
I have sent Ricky to those embryos. I have since in those resulted , actually the, the time that we did that, that was at a specific request of a client. She ended up pregnant. She just gave birth to her baby boy. So, um, we have a 71 Reiki babies. I believe that Reiki can help you get pregnant. I believe Reiki can help reduce the stress.
If you’re going through IUI or ivf, I believe Reiki can help you heal and make changes that you need to. Um, in life, I had to make significant changes in my life. Um, when I was ready to get pregnant, I had to reduce toxic, eliminate toxic relationships. I had to learn to set boundaries. I had to become peaceful with the fact that if this wasn’t gonna work out, that I was gonna be okay.
Um, so Reiki meets you where you’re at. It allows you to heal and raise your vibration quicker than you think. If you have questions, feel free to Instagram me, dm me, send me a voice note. I would love to know that you heard this episode, and just remember, I’m always here for you and you know you’re loved.
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