Reiki (pronounced ray-kee)
is the Japanese word for the Universal Life Energy
that permeates and sustains our entire world. There is an infinite source of
this energy, creating and supporting all of us, the animals, the planets, plus a
whole lot more that is unseen by us. This one uniting energy has been used by
many cultures in a variety of ways, for example Tai Chi, Acupuncture and Yoga.
Forms of the Reiki healing system have been used throughout Japan, Tibet, India
and other countries since ancient times.
||Reiki is a completely natural healing method,
accelerating the body, mind and spirit's healing process. Reiki healing
sessions naturally encourage holistic health and well-being, balance, purpose
and spiritual harmony in yourself and others. Reiki energy is directly
connected to the Source of our universe and our being, and so is completely
linked with Universal Intelligence. This intelligence allows it to focus on the
most needed areas of healing completely automatically, thereby suiting the needs
of the receiver in the very best way.
During the healing sessions the Reiki energy directs
itself to the correct areas, both the exterior bodily symptoms and also the
deeper root causes that may exist in the mental, emotional and spiritual
For example the symptom may be a headache but the cause may be
stress from a current situation in life. In this case, the Reiki would
not only help the receiver to release the pain and tension, but also it would
help them recognize ways of resolving the stressful situation. In this way, Reiki
is a completely transformational method of deep healing.
The receiver doesn't need a problem to be eligible for a Reiki
session - it's great for relaxation and overall health and well-being. The vast
benefits of regular Reiki sessions are innumerable and completely
encompass the entire mind / body / spirit connection, greatly increasing
the quality of life in every aspect.
Unlike other spiritual healing methods, Reiki sessions
should always involve NO effort from the healer to send or direct energy. This
ensures that the energy uses its own intelligence to guide itself. After you
have been attuned to Reiki, healing energy will naturally begin to flow as soon
as you place your hands on anyone or anything AND have the INTENT to heal. It
will flow completely automatically and always with positive and beneficial
Both the healer and the receiver simultaneously benefit
from the healing session. The more Reiki sessions you give, the more
natural harmony you will experience in your own life. You can even give Reiki
sessions to plants and animals.
It was Dr. Mikao Usui in the
mid-twentieth century who re-introduced this ancient healing system in Japan,
and now it is becoming increasingly widespread all around the world.
Dr. Mikao Usui, Our Teacher
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to everything.
||The Reiki Principles are a set of traditional
guidelines that are essential to the Reiki system :
- Just for today, I will be calm.
- Just for today, I will find joy.
- I give honor to my parents, teachers
- I earn my living honestly.
- I show gratitude to all living things.
These are all common-sense ideas for bringing harmony into
our lives, yet our society doesn't usually consider them necessary. Benefit of
- Nothing is gained through worrying.
- It is better to stay calm instead of allowing anger and
stress to enter your life.
- It's difficult to maintain self-respect without living
- If you respect and are kind to others, your efforts will
- If we focus on the things we appreciate in life, we will not
be disturbed at inconveniences and difficulties.
Actually living by all these ideas may not be quite so easy!
Reiki healing attempts become far less effective when we fail to employ these
concepts in our daily lives, as we lose our harmony with the Universal Life
Energy. The book, "The Meaning of Life", deals in great depth
with the issue of remaining in harmony and should be studied thoroughly.