Reiki pronounced “ray” (Universal and Spiritual Consciousness) and “kee” (Vital Life Force Energy/Prana/Chi) is a healing energy that is divinely guided by Life Force or Higher Intelligence energy.
The traditional form of Reiki that I use was re-discovered by Japanese Buddhist, Dr Mikao Usui in 1922 and those teachings have been handed down via a lineage of Reiki Masters, one of whom is the Master that I trained with.
How Reiki Works
Reiki is a non-invasive technique. I ask you to sit or lay down on my massage table, fully clothed. My hands are guided on or above your body as I channel the Reiki energy to you.
I channel the Reiki universal energy (not my own energy). It is all around us – people, plants, animals. I am channeling the energy you already have in your body and I am giving you a boost of it.
Your body knows where the energy needs to go to and takes as much as is needed. The energy works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Reiki energy only does good. It will not harm you.
Reiki works in all areas – strengthens the body, eliminates blockages, works detoxifying and gently restores our body’s natural harmony, well-being and the intelligent immune system bringing our consciousness to a higher level.
Reiki is based on the idea that health comes from the Ki flowing through and around a person. Ki is the reason why the physical organs function in a healthy way, and when the flow of Ki is blocked or disrupted, it adversely affects the body, causing the illness.
Ki responds to a person’s thoughts and feelings, so positive thoughts help the Ki flow more freely through the body to contribute to improved health. Negative thoughts contribute to a poor flow of Ki to contribute to decreased health and vitality. Even Western medicine is starting to recognize the mind-body connection and the ability to improve/worsen health conditions. To understand how the mind-body connection works, you need to understand that all the organs are connected to the nervous system via the nerves that transmit messages to and from the brain, therefore our mind is more than the brain itself.
Is Reiki Safe?
Yes, Reiki is a natural and safe way to heal the body.
Reiki is easily adapted to most medical conditions and is safe for everyone, including – children, pregnant women, surgical patients, the frail and the elderly. It works effectively alongside conventional healthcare and natural remedies, supporting recovery, relieving side effects, bringing emotional balance, mental clarity, and deep relaxation – a sense of peace, strength and lightness.
Spiritual vs. Religious
Religion has spiritual components, and though Reiki is spiritual, there is no religion. You are not required to believe in anything specific to have it work for you. It will work whether you believe it in or not. The spiritual part of Reiki suggests everyone should live and act in ways that promote harmony with one another, a nearly culturally universal belief.