Your bones, organs, and every cell work perfectly together to keep in motion probably the most advanced life form on this planet.
Yet, without striving to understand our role beyond the physical plane, this marvelous creature, the human being, will remain only biologically superior.
Through Reiki and other spiritual practices, you have the opportunity to discover unexplored potentials that are personal and much different in nature than the ones depicted by society.
While they may seem unreachable at times, they are far from unreal. In fact, there’s a lot more happening in these higher planes compared to what you’re able to perceive here, on earth.
A harmonious physical body results from the alignment of the spiritual and energetic layers. This means that your chakras, subtle bodies, as well as your soul’s energy support each other in delivering an optimum experience.
Everything is interconnected and works together as one. That’s why it’s essential to address all these elements for efficient healing as well as personal development.
However, one structure stands out because of its direct influences on your body.
Sushumna, also known as the main energy channel, is literally our central pillar of existence. It runs on the spine’s length, stretching from the top of the head all the way to the inguinal area.
What Makes Sushumna So Special
Many channels exist within our structure, but Sushumna is responsible for the most important energy streams, which are vital for our existence.
The first current flows downward
This is the universal life force energy flow that ignites from our mother’s womb and provides us with what we call life. It helps blend the inner self, soul, and divine consciousness with the physical body.
From a spiritual point of view, this flow is enhanced through baptism but also with each attunement or initiation we receive.
The second current goes upward
It represents the vital flow of energy that runs from the base of the spine and emerges from the Kundalini energy.
When guided correctly, this second stream passes through the gates of consciousness (chakras). As it flows through them, it changes its vibration, uniting itself with the downward current.
We, therefore, become perfect channels of universal and vital energy, creating an incredible harmonious vibration inward and outward.
Along Sushumna’s length, we’ll also find the foundation of the chakras
They resemble cone-shaped funnels with their tips integrated within Sushumna’s structure and the base expanding outwards, covering the physical body range. It’s why chakras are very sensitive gateways of energy.
But that’s not all…
Two major energy channels are also present alongside Shushumna – Ida and Pingla
Their role is to balance the Yin and Yang energies and keep the mental and emotional bodies in harmony.
Therefore, this makes Sushumna a multi-purpose channel that acts as an “energetic highway” responsible for our overall health at all levels.
How To Keep Sushumna Healthy And Cleansed
Considering its role in our energetic anatomy, I believe it goes without saying that Sushumna is a vital component in the well-functioning of our body.
The Reiki self-treatment is an excellent approach simply because it covers a large spectrum of physical and energetic structures.
Time and consistency will show their worth in this case.
However, there are ways to make faster progress with specialized methods. Here are the ones I’ve found to be the most efficient in cleansing the Sushumna energy channel:
The Pillar Of Light
This is an “unconventional” Reiki method that will boost your vital energy but also cleanse Sushumna as well as the back projections of your chakras.
- Activate your palms with Cho Ku Rei + Sei He Ki + Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen;
- Place one palm at the back of your head and the other at the base of your spine;
- Stay in this position for about 10 minutes after the self-treatment;
Palm On Top Of The Head
You can do this at the end of the self-treatment or even when lying in bed before you go to sleep.
- Activate your palms with the preferred Reiki symbols and then place them on top of your head;
- Have a clear intention of channeling the universal life force energy toward cleansing the entire Sushumna channel;
- Anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes is ideal for this position;
Alpha State Of Mind
- Sit in meditation and use the Alpha state to relax your mind;
- Visualize as a beam of bright white light descends through your crown chakra and gradually scans your body, cleansing everything in its path;
- In this case, let your intuition guide you and finish this meditation when you feel it’s best;
Keep things simple and avoid adding unnecessary roadblocks. The key is to get started, as you can easily adapt along the way.
Also, know that you don’t have to limit yourself to these options. There are other alternatives out there, but these are the ones I like and recommend.