WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is a spiritual healing practise that originated in Japan. It is known as an ancient healing art that was rediscovered about a hundred years ago by Dr Mikao Usui. Reiki is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force Energy.
Rei = Universal
Ki = Life Force Energy
We all have a Universal Life Force Energy. We are breathing because there is a life force energy surrounding us. This is is called Prana in India, Chi in China and Ki in Japan and is an energy body or auric field in addition to our physical body. It flows in the human body through “Meridians”, or “Chakras” and “Nadis”. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The flow of Pranic energy around the body can be blocked due to habitual negative thoughts, anger, rejection, regret, resentment and guilt. Our state of mind has a physical effect on the body via the endocrine system. Others factors which block the free flow of Prana are diets deficient in micronutrients, toxins, injuries in the body, incorrect body postures & incorrect breathing. These factors lead to dis-ease in the body and disease. Western medicine and drugs tend to focus upon treating symptoms, not getting focused upon the root cause of the disease.
Reiki practitioners are said to ‘channel’ this energy from the universe, benefiting both the practitioner as well as the receiver. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include healing, relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in healing many physical ailments, relieving pain and disease, energising the body and creating beneficial effects. Reiki can help in treating long term illness, mental imbalances, joint pains, sciatica, headaches, general sicknesses, anxiety and depression. It enables us to remove mental blocks by relieving old traumas and mental sickness. It relaxes, balances and harmonizes the body energy. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life. I have been attuned in all 3 levels: Reiki Level I, Level II and Reiki Master.