Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and 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, 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 word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei, which means “God’s Wisdom” or “the Higher Power”, and Ki, which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person, as a body, emotions, mind and spirit, which induces relaxation, feelings of peace, security and well-being. 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 helping virtually every known illness and malady, with all the added benefits. 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 through the hands 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.
Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience.
In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.
Some Reiki healing stories: http://www.reiki.org/ReikiStories/ReikiStories.html
History of Reiki
One day, Usui-Sensei climbed Mt. Kurama, where he began to do penance while fasting. Suddenly, on day twenty one, he felt a great REIKI over his head. While he was spiritually awakened at this moment he acquired the REIKI cure. When he tried it on his own body and members’ of his family also, it brought an immediate result on them.
Having said “It is much better to give this power widely to a lot of people in the world and enjoy it among them than to keep it exclusively by his family members,” Usui-Sensei moved his dwelling to Aoyama Harajuku, Tokyo in April, 1922 and established an institute, where the REIKI cure was instructed openly to the public and treatment given too. People came there from far and near to ask for his guidance and cure, over-flowing outside and forming a long line.
After further consideration I understand that the REIKI cure works on healing diseases but also on correcting the mind by virtue of a God-sent spiritual ability, to keep the body healthy and to enjoy a welfare of life. In teaching, therefore, we are supposed to first let them realize the last instructions of the Emperor Meiji, and chant the 5 admonitions morning and evening, to keep them in mind.
The 5 admonitions in question are:
1. Don’t get angry today.
Every time when you sit quietly and join your hands to pray and chant morning and evening, you can develop a pure and sound mind, while there is just an essence in making the most of that for your daily life. This is the reason why the REIKI cure can very easily spread over anybody.
– February, 1927.
Over the decades I have had the pleasure to heal many friends with this boundless, cosmic love energy, utilizing my knowledge of crystals to accurately read my patients and combining treatments with chakra balancing and yoga massage, when needed or requested. Please feel free to phone or come by for a visit so that I can offer you a free assessment of your condition and good advice. Looking forward to seeing you!