What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese healing art used for relaxation, stress reduction as well as spiritual and physical healing. It is implemented through hands-on or hands-off (distance) healing. Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui, a Japanese spiritual seeker. The word Reiki is made of two words—Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which stands for “life force energy.” Reiki is essentially life force energy guided by a higher power.
When one’s life force energy is low, we are more prone to feel stressed out or get sick. Conversely, when our life force energy is high, we are more capable of being healthy and happy. Reiki balances and/or restores our natural life force energy so that the body’s natural healing abilities are properly utilized. Reiki is simple, natural and safe. It can be used in conjunction with working with a therapist or life coach as well as with any medical, or alternative healing method.
Reiki treats the whole person: mind, body, emotions and spirit. During a treatment one may feel warmth or coolness, or energy moving through the body. The flow of energy generally feels relaxing. Clients often fall asleep. Sometimes people experience colors or images. Whether experienced consciously or not, the Reiki energy is always working for the highest good of the recipient.
In order for the Reiki treatments to have lasting results, the client must take an active part in the healing process. The client must be willing to take responsibility for his or her own healing. While it is not necessary to believe in Reiki, Usui recommends certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony in one’s life. The following five principals promote psychological and physical health.
Just for today
Do not anger, do not worry, be filled with gratitude
Do your duties fully. Be kind to others.
Every morning and evening, join your hands in prayer position,
direct these words to your heart
and chant these words with your mouth.