What is Seichim/Sekhem?
Seichim/Sekhem is a form of Universal energy that was originally used for healing purposes in Ancient Egypt. This energy heals on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, with a focus on the heart center. It is similar to Reiki but operates on a higher vibration and heals on a deeper level. Today, Seichim/Sekhem is most commonly channeled through the hands to give hands-on healing treatments. It can also be accessed and worked with in other ways.
Generally speaking, Seichim and Sekhem are two different spellings of the same word. They refer to the same energy and they have been used interchangeably, however in some contexts there can be a subtle distinction between the two. Sekhem is the spelling that is used in literature related to ancient Egypt and could therefore be considered to be the common or more original spelling of the word. Although I use both words together in this article, people usually just use one word or the other.
Sekhem is the ancient Egyptian word for Universal Energy and Power. It is translated as “Power of Powers”. The symbol for Sekhem in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics is a scepter. The scepter was held by many deities of ancient Egypt and represents the connection of Heaven and Earth.
The words Sekhem and Seichim were originally pronounced the same. The “kh” in Sekhem and the “ch” in Seichim represent a very hard guttural sound from the ancient Egyptian language. This sound is also found in current Hebrew and Arabic but it is not part of the English language. Over time, different pronunciations of the two words came into use because people interpreted the spellings in different ways. Today, Seichim is often pronounced “Say-keem” or “Say-sheem” and Sekhem is often pronounced “Sayk-hem” or “Sek-hem”.
Patrick Zeigler is the founder of Seichim/Sekhem, as used in present times, and he is the one who “re-discovered” this energy. Patrick had a long-standing dream to spend the night in the Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt. He accomplished this in 1980 and during that night in the pyramid, the Seichim/Sekhem energy presented itself to Patrick, in the form of a swirling electric-blue light moving in an infinity pattern. This light entered Patrick’s heart, resulting in a form of initiation that left him permanently connected with an infinite source of the Seichim/Sekhem energy. Patrick found that this energy could be applied for healing purposes.
A friend of Patrick’s channeled some information for him about the energy he had been given. She received a name for the energy and spelt it out as “S-e-t-i-m”. This name did not seem quite right to Patrick, so he meditated and a voice came to him with the pronunciation of Sei-Ch-im. He then began to call the energy Seichim.
Sometime later, Patrick discovered the word Sekhem in a book about the ancient Egyptian goddess Sekhmet. He realized this was the ancient Egyptian word for Universal Energy and Power, and that it was the same word he had been given in meditation. Patrick then began using both spellings of the word interchangeably.
The energy was passed down from Patrick on to others and came to be developed by various people into healing systems similar to Usui Reiki. Two key figures in this process were Tom Seaman and Phoenix Summerfield. Several slightly different systems came into being, with slightly different names including Seichim, Seichem and Sekhem. Patrick later switched to the name SKHM, which is the way the Egyptians would have spelled the word Sekhem.
The Seichim/Sekhem systems that have been developed based on the Usui Reiki model use symbols and attunements in a similar way to Usui Reiki. Treatments are also given in a similar way, including distance healing treatments.
While others used and developed the Seichim/Sekhem energy based on the Usui Reiki model, Patrick took a different approach and developed alternative ways of working with the energy. His approach evolved into a very advanced and powerful form of Sekhem which he calls ALL LOVE. Patrick now passes the energy on to others in his ALL LOVE workshops which involve the participants connecting with the energy via active meditations and “spontaneous initiations.”
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