What is Reiki ?
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 including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.
We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.
What is it ? How does it heal ?
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words - Rei and Ki. When translating Japanese into English we must keep in mind that an exact translation is difficult. The Japanese language has many levels of meaning. Therefore the context the word is being used in must be kept in mind when attempting to communicate its essence. Because these words are used in a spiritual healing context, a Japanese/English dictionary does not provide the depth of meaning we seek, as its definitions are based on common everyday Japanese. As an example, Rei is often defined as ghost and Ki as vapor and while these words vaguely point in the direction of meaning we seek, they fall far short of the understanding that is needed.
Who can learn reiki
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."
These principles were introduced by Usui Sensei and taught to his students as their first spiritual teachings and were to be followed and be a guide in his/her life. By practicing these principles one would embark on the path of self healing.
"The secret of inviting happiness The spiritual medicine for all illness Just for today, do not get angry Do not worry Express your thanks Be diligent in your work, and be kind to others Do gassho and repeat them in the mind at the beginning and the end of each day.
These teachings are open for anyone to learn regardless of religious beliefs, actually no belief is needed. Personally I do not consider them mandatory with the use of Reiki. These principles are worth a thought and certainly thay can be a guide in life.
When attending a Reiki course the participant gets attuned/initiated by a Reiki master through a simple process, this opens him/her to receive and utilize more of the Universal Life Energy. The attunements have in themselves a very powerful balancing and healing effect. Since energy spins at different levels Reiki is normally split into 3 levels: Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Master level. Today many Reiki masters give Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 initiations in one weekend course. Personally I find that this method gives a more powerful attunement.
- Reiki 1 - benefits physical body
- Reiki 2 - benefits subtile body
- Reiki Master
Reiki symbols are sacred healing symbols which enhance the flow of Life Force Energy. They are like keys that open doors to higher levels of awareness and manifestation.
- Cho Ku Rei
- Sei He Ki
- This symbol
- Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
- Dai Ko Myo
Reiki as Medicine
Eastern medical philosophy has always emphasized the superiority of maintaining good health over curing illness. Reiki is a preventive medicine par excellence. But it is even more: When practising Reiki on yourself or others, you experience both its preventive and its curative functions at the same time. If you have a disease, Reiki will cure it, if not, Reiki will promote your health and longevity. This preventive cum curative quality of Reiki makes it a unique healing system.
Reiki Weight Lose
Reiki is one form of energy work. Since its purpose is to balance the energy flow in and in some cases around the body, it may be able to help weight loss.
Reiki can stabilize your appetite and make you more aware of your body's nutritional needs. It can help you to make healthier choices and also to remove unhealthy cravings.
After only several sessions of Reiki you might completely change the way you feed your body. It can help with the will-power too.
Reiki can help tune the organs up so that they better process the food. It can help take the stress out of making the needed changes.
- Usui Reiki
- Tibetan Reiki
- Karuna Reiki
- Gendai Reiki
- Rainbow Reiki
- Five Element Seichem
- Shamballa Reiki
- Kundalini Reiki
- Imara Reiki
Reiki & Pranic Healing
Reiki and Pranic Healing heal the aura or the energy field that surrounds the body Both Reiki and Pranic Healing are holistic healing methods. Both the healing methods have been derived from ancient Indian systems and have been tested, experienced and recognized by the world. Both are effective in healing and are treated as alternative medicines that are complementary to traditional medicine.
Pranic Healing was practiced by the rishis of Himalayas in India and was practiced in China too. Relatively Reiki has been a recent discovery. Dr.MikaoUsui rediscovered Reiki whereas Master.Choa KokSui from Phillipines founded Pranic Healing.