The practice of Reiki healing is a form of hands on healing which channels “healing energy” to another person. The energy flows through the palms and brings along with it healing powers that can be used for self-treatment as well as for treating others.
The name Reiki is taken from two Japanese characters that describe energy itself. The word “rei”, which means “unseen” or “spiritual” and “ki” which means “energy” or “life force” is combined to become Reiki.
We are are connected by energy or Ki, and Reiki is one method of activating this life giving energy to promote health and wellness in our lives, on a physical, emotional, and mental level. When one’s life force energy is low, people are likely to get sick or feel weak and overwhelmed by life’s challenges. If the life force is high, people feel centred and balanced, healthy and happy. Stress, worry, negativity, neglect, abuse and addiction are just some of the factors that unbalance our natural energy systems and innate healing abilities. Reiki works by removing the blockages and issues that lead to disease and emotional and mental health problems.
Aside from the physical practise of Reiki, the founder of the Reiki system, Mikao Usui also recommends the practice of simple ethical ideals – known as the Reiki Principles or Precepts – that encourage the Reiki Practitioner to bring peace, gratitude, harmony and honesty into their daily lives. These principles enables the Reiki Practitioner to act as a more effective channel for Reiki Healing.
Getting to know what Reiki is and studying Reiki yourself, is certainly one way to promote a greater sense of peace and mindfulness in your daily life, and also help to spread love and healing to the people and animals we interact with each day. We can heal both our selves, and also work with others to help channel healing to those in need.
It was Mikao Usui who was known to have developed Reiki in 20th century Japan. Story has it that Usui received the ability to channel healing after going through three weeks of fasting and meditating on top of Mount Kurama.
Reiki, although seen as a very powerful healing technique, is an amazingly simple to learn. Anyone can learn about Reiki. However the ability to use it effectively is a skill that is mastered over time, with much practise, questions and emotional and spiritual development. To unlock your energy-channelling abilities, the student must first be attunded to Reiki by a Reiki Master. After the skill has been passed on, it allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” that can then be used to improve one’s health and enhance the one’s quality of life.
It is important to note, that the practice of Reiki may be spiritual in nature, but it is not considered as a religion. There are no defined set of beliefs that one should learn about before learning to practice the technique known as Reiki. The practice does not depend on any form of dogma.
Reiki is often used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki is ideal for relaxation therapy as it is a simple, natural and non-intrusive way to calm the mind and spirit, and promote a more mindful way of life.
The powerful thing about Reiki is that it will work whether the student believes it or not. Once attuned to Reiki, you will be able to tap into it life-giving power for the rest of your life.
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