WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki, the word, is Japanese. It is written with two Japanese kanji, meaning ‘spiritual energy’

Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘spiritual energy and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century in Japan and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication. 

Everything has the energy or ‘ki’ in it – even a piece of paper or a plant, every item in the room, the building itself, the city, the country, the world, the universe and on and on. There is an unlimited amount of energy. This energy may seem invisible or elusive but it is, in fact, all-encompassing. It is this energy that makes, not just humans, but worlds function. It is the fuel that drives humans and gives ultimate structure and purpose in life. This is Reiki. It is the energy of everything, it is neither a religion nor is it intrusive. 

If we already have energy or ki, why do we need the practice of Reiki? To help understand, envision a free-flowing river. This beautiful river is like energy flowing easily down through the body. Occasionally a pebble, or even a rock, will fall into that river, making the flow of the water a little more difficult.

HOW REIKI CAN HELP?

Reiki does not treat symptoms but works with all kinds of root causes at a subconscious level. Over time, repeated treatments will help to alleviate stress, anxiety and depression, emotional and physical pain, and all types of injuries, illness or trauma. It works on the different levels of our being: mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

Reiki is known to boost the auto-immune system and stimulate the body's natural healing process. As the body becomes stronger and more balanced, it is then better able to heal or restore itself. 

But we don't have to be ill to benefit from Reiki, as it enhances mental, emotional and spiritual clarity and we can use it as a powerful tool for our personal development. 

These pebbles are human worries, fear, anger, and each pebble builds on top of the other. Soon there is only a trickle of water running in that once beautiful free-flowing river. And so it is with energy in the human body. Energy flow can be obstructed so much that at this point physical pain may be experienced. During a Reiki treatment, the pure flow of energy is re-aligned within the body. It washes down, clearing obstructions and strengthening the flow of energy. This not only helps us feel physically better, but it allows us to feel a connection to the understanding of one’s purpose on earth and the most effective way of achieving it. 

  • Reiki has no religious belief system.

  • It is a path for spiritual and philosophical exploration.

  • It is a tool for life management.

  • It is a healing energy

  • It gives an outlet for empathy and compassion,

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