REIKI is a Japanese word which means Universal Life Energy, an Invisible subtle life force energy that permeates the Universe.
During the last century Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui who lived in Japan. Today Reiki is taught by Reiki masters who have been trained in traditions passed down from master to student. Reiki is a natural system of energy healing. It is done by placing the hands on or near the recipient. The practitioner runs Reiki Energy while placing their hands on or over a series of locations on the recipient’s body.
Reiki also has elements based on the traditions of Asian medicine and martial arts which have given rise to acupuncture, chi gong, tai chi and similar practices. Reiki is somewhat of a fusion of spiritual healing and some traditional Asian medical, spiritual and health practices. The hand placements correspond to some of those points used in Acupuncture and other practices but no needles, pressure or massage is used.
Illness happens when the mind, body and spirit become unbalanced. Reiki treatment enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It increases vitality and stamina. It works throughout the body, on the mind, emotions, spiritual essence and aura. A Reiki treatment releases blocked energy, promotes relaxation and reduces stress. Reiki energy has a degree of innate intelligence and goes wherever most needed in the body and aura. It helps to cleanse the body of energetic and physical toxins. Reiki can over time, enhance stamina, intuition, meditation and spiritual evolution.
The use of Reiki as a relaxation and stress reducing technique is becoming accepted and widespread. It is being used in hospitals and doctors surgeries as an alternative therapy. Reiki enhances other body work and healing techniques and sports performance as well as assisting with spiritual development.
Some people are more sensitive and can feel a lot of energy moving in their body. Others may not feel the energy but will notice good effects. Before and after the Reiki treatment or Attunement people can feel calm, peaceful, centered, energized and balanced. They can also feel their pain greatly reduced or eliminated.
As the energy clears the blockage in an area it can result in temporary pain. Also people can feel extra emotional during this time, which is also very good. From a Qigong and Traditional Chinese Medical perspective much dis-ease is caused by emotional repression. The energy from these repressed emotions gets stored in the organs and tissues of the body. The energy from Reiki can help to release these stored emotions. When we release repressed emotions then we can bring about deep healing. It takes a lot of energy to hold down the emotions and when they are released we can have much more energy available to us. Reiki can assist people to release old stagnant energy. The energy works like a virus detection program on a computer and can remove and cancel negative energy patterns, beliefs and programming. Some people will notice that some of their old negative ways of thinking will simply be gone.