What is Reiki?
Reiki is name of an Energy Healing Technique used to heal various physical and non-physical purposes but its use is not restricted to healing of diseases only; it works far beyond and can be used for development and amplification of personal abilities, manifestation of various goals in life and improvement of relationships etc.
The word "Reiki" pronounced as "ray-key" is a combination of two Japanese words, "Rei" and "ki". "Rei" means spiritual or universal and "ki" means the life force. The meanings thus becomes like "The Universal Life Force Energy". Every living being is born with this energy that can be channeled and used for healing at will. This is the absolutely basic concept whereas, in fact, Reiki is much more than this and is at the highest place in the hierarchy of energies of human body. The explanation is quite lengthy and cannot be covered on this page. I explain it in my Reiki-1 classes.
Some basic facts about Reiki are:
- It is a nonphysical and invisible universal energy and does not work like physical medicines.
- It is administered by just simple laying on hands.
- Upon entering the body, it flows very gently and reaches every cell of the body and removes the imbalance of energies.
- Reiki is not just an energy…it’s a lifestyle. It helps in every aspect of the life not just the physical ones.
- Reiki is neither magic nor a psychic way of healing.
Understanding ReikiEveryone is though born with Reiki but everyone is not born with the ability to use it at will. This ability has to be acquired whether through own effort (like Dr. Mikao Usui did) or through a Reiki teacher. Dr. Usui as a Reiki teacher not only transferred this ability to many others but also trained them to further pass it on. That is how it reached us travelling form person to person.
This transfer of healing ability takes place through a process called "attunement". As soon as it is done, the recipient instantly becomes a Reiki channel with the ability to pass the energy to himself, family members, friends or others at will including the animals and plants. The attunements are permanent, for the life time and the supply of Reiki is endless. The energy, which is passed to the recipient is the universal energy, not the Reiki practitioner's own energy. The practitioner is only a medium.
Generally, Reiki is perceived as a source to quickly heal just the physical body, which is not true. Application of Reiki is not limited to the physical factors; it works far beyond. You can use it for as many purposes as you can think of. It can help you in many ways and add to your well-being. Reiki can help you in manifestation for various goals in life, treatment of various diseases, improvement of relations and creation of a congenial working atmosphere etc. etc.
When all this is said, it only means that Reiki has the potential to do all this. It by no means implies that Reiki will definitely do everything that we want it to do. It must be kept in mind that Reiki works according to laws of the nature, never against those. It cannot get you anything against the will of God, nothing can. It does not offer any guarantees and warantees.
Reiki can be used alone and also alongside regular medical treatment whatever that might be. It supplements and speeds up the healing process and does not go against. It is a fully positive energy and does not cause any type of harm to the recipient or the healer. In fact it cannot be used to harm anyone. Reiki never flows for negative purposes. It is not meant to control the minds of others or break the black magic. If you can understand the working of Reiki correctly, you will be able to use it for much more than just the physical healing.