Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is a method of drawing healing energy that balances the body and the mind. Rei means Universal, and Ki (Chi) means Energy. Therefore, Reiki is Universal Energy. For thousands of years, this energy has been known to flow through a person’s body, connecting the sky, the earth, and the core essence of human existence. This energy can be channeled by the Reiki practitioner and can be used for self-treatment.
Reiki was introduced by Dr. Mikao Usui as a system for personal development, with the healing aspect as only part of the overall spiritual development. When Reiki was introduced to the West, it gradually became known as a healing system, and less as a spiritual path. It should be recognized, however, in order to develop and grow, you must first heal yourself from that which holds you back.
Reiki is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s life force energy is low, we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
During a treatment, the Reiki practitioner draws energy through the crown chakra, through the practitioner’s body and hands, and directs this energy to the recipient. The recipient may feel heat or cold or tingling.
A treatment feels like a glorious glowing radiance is flowing through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person, including the body, emotions, mind, and spirit, creating many beneficial effects which include relaxation, feelings of peace, security, and well being. This is very personal and varies from person to person. The result is the same. It will always help the recipient to release blockages, toxins, negative emotions and thoughts, and help them to acquire calmness and better understanding of their path in life.
A Reiki practitioner cannot ‘heal’, but only ‘channel’ life force energy and be guided by it. Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement everyone can use. It has been effective in helping illness and maladies and always creates a beneficial effect. Reiki works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.