What is Reiki?
The Word REIKI is: Universal or Spiritual (rei) Life Force or Energy (ki)
Reiki is a simple and powerful system of energy work that anyone can learn to use for developing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wholeness in themselves and for assisting others.
Reiki is a natural system of energy healing. This is the life force that permeates the universe. Reiki is a fusion of spiritual healing and health practices. It is done by placing the hands on or near the recipient. In many cultures it is known as laying on of hands. The practitioner runs Reiki energy while placing their hands on or over a series of locations on the recipient’s body. Reiki flows through the practitioner, but is not generated by the practitioner. Reiki will assist us on our path to enlightenment. Reiki is not a religion and will work for any one.
What does Reiki do?
Reiki is a healing art used primarily for alleviating and/or reducing stressors. Reiki can help alleviate physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual suffering. It helps to rid the body of energetic and physical toxins. Over time it can enhance stamina, intuition, meditation, and spiritual evolution. This is not a guarantee that someone will be relieved of any ailment with a single or multiple Reiki sessions, it does however enhance medical treatment. The underlying principle of Reiki is that it can do no harm and cannot be used for any harmful purpose.
The practice of healing is becoming whole on all levels of being including the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. Illness happens when the mind body and spirit are unbalanced. True wellness is reached by returning the entire being to harmony and balance with itself, the Earth, and the Universe. One begins healing by seeking to be well and whole. Reiki is an avenue to empower one to become whole in all ways. Having Reiki does not guarantee enlightenment either. Reiki treatment and training enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It increases vitality and stamina. It works throughout the body, mind, and spirit. Reiki treatment releases blocked energy, promotes relaxation, and reduces stress.
Many people like to get regular Reiki hands on treatments as a refreshing and relaxing treat for themselves, in same way that they might get a massage. Any Reiki treatment is good; even a short one. However, the most effective treatment comes from frequent treatments. Practitioners are asked to self treat daily.
Reiki can be a way to your higher spiritual being. Reiki can increase the flow and vibration of energy through your aura and physical body. Also the use of reiki for total relaxation stress reduction is becoming widely accepted.
Sometimes people have unreasonable expectations of Reiki both as clients and practitioners. Reiki does not often confer an instant miraculous cure of any condition. Reiki works to restore energetic balance and removes blockages which create disease and unhappiness. This too can take time. Remember although a person can benefit from one treatment, know that most conditions have taken years to manifest as disease, and are likely to require consistent treatment over a period of time.