Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by the laying on of hands and utilieses universal life force energy which flows through us and effects many aspects of our lives. We might also understand it by following the literal meaning of the Japanese word.
Rei is referring to a transcendental or spiritual knowledge. This knowledge comes from our higher consciousness, or from our divine consciousness. That knowledge can access the roots of any kind of problem and has its own intelligence for healing it.
Ki is the basic life force energy which is known in many ancient cultures. In China it is called Chi, in Sanskrit, Prana, and Hebrew, Ruach. This is the vital life force, non-physical energy which gives life to any living being.
Reiki therefore, is composed of Rei, Higher Consciousness and Ki, life force energy. In this way Reiki is actually spiritually guided life force energy, this means that it is guided by its own wisdom and goes beyond the healer, the patient, and even intuition.
Whenever this life force energy gets low we will be more likely to get sick, feel stress, and become sensitive to any kind of disease; vise-versa, disease and sickness will in turn deplete life force energy. Free and open flow of energy is a vital source of good health, and blockages in this flow are the beginning of any kind of disease.
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 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 anyone can learn to use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. 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. 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.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.