There is a non physical ever-present energy that gives life to every living organism. For many thousands of years we have known of this energy and have sought to develop ways to harness its power to heal and influence our lives. The Japanese call this energy Ki. It is also known as Chi by the Chinese, Prana by a number of Asian cultures and the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost by most of the western world. We carry this energy in and around our bodies from the moment we are conceived. Science has established its existence, and with the aid of Kirlian photography we are able to see this energy that encompasses all living things. Ancient Eastern cultures have harnessed and applied this energy for healing since before the birth of Jesus Christ.
Many successful disciplines such as Reiki, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Meditation, Yoga and Acupuncture have been developed to control and greatly enhance the flow of this energy in and around the body. The energy itself is pure and has omniscient wisdom.
Reiki is a form of hands on healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back many thousands of years to the time before Christ and Buddha. The original name, disciplines and techniques of Reiki were lost due to the traditional method of passing knowledge from generation to generation by word of mouth. Exactly when this ancient art of healing disappeared is difficult to determine. However, we do know that it was rediscovered by a Japanese Scholars and monk. Reiki is Japanese word. Word Reiki (Japanese pronunciation is RYE-KEY, it has been westernized to RAY-KEY) has two words; Rei means Universal and Ki means life energy or life force energy. Many cultures understand and recognize the importance of Ki energy and how it impacts our lives and well-being. Thus Reiki means universal life energy or universal life force energy. Reiki is based on the philosophy that there is universal life energy that supports the body’s inherent self healing abilities. Reiki is a system of energy healing introduced to the Western world by a Japanese Tendai Buddhist named Dr. Mikao Usui in the early 1900s. The US National Institute of Health has recently acknowledged and categorized Reiki as a “Biofield Medicine”. Reiki is a form of therapy (energy healing modality) that uses simple hands-on, no-touch, and/or visualization techniques, with the goal of improving the flow of life energy in a recipient.
Reiki is holistic; it works on the body, mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing abilities.
There are seven main energy centres in the body that control the flow of the universal life force. They are called the Chakras. Each chakra is responsible for supplying energy to specific parts of the body. When they are blocked or clogged the body becomes sick and the flow of energy is diluted.
A full Reiki treatment reopens the chakras and re-balances the flow of the universal life force around the body. A person will normally need four full treatments on four consecutive days to boost the flow of Reiki energy. This will stimulate the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities. Normally the body will begin by cleansing itself of toxins. As the toxins are removed, the body becomes re-balanced and the healing process can begin.
Anyone can practice Reiki, as it requires no special skills, nor does it interfere with religious doctrines. Reiki training is simple, affordable, and can be acquired in a brief period of time. Once an individual is “attuned” to Reiki, the ability to channel healing energy is available for life. Reiki instruction and attunement can be obtained in person or by distance, and both options are equally effective. Those wanting to receive Reiki instruction can choose individual (one-on-one) training, group/class training, or remote/distance training. Each Reiki Master chooses the teaching method that best resonates with her or his own personality, and likewise, each person seeking Reiki instruction is free to choose the instruction format and Reiki Master that resonates best with him or her personally.
Whether you choose to acquire Reiki in order to give healing treatments to yourself, family, and pets, or you want to incorporate Reiki into a health or wellness practice, Reiki offers each of us an opportunity to connect with our own innate ability to improve the quality of our lives.