Usui Reiki is a Japanese Healing System, founded by Dr Mikao Usui in the early part of the 1900’s. Reiki can seem quite an unusual concept to many people, which is why we’ve listed 7 important things you should know about Reiki if you’re new to this natural healing method!
- Reiki is Open to all
Whatever your belief system, Reiki can be utilised by anybody – no matter your age, sex, race, faith, history or spiritual advancement. To practise Reiki, a student must first receive an attunement to the universal Reiki life force performed by a Reiki Master, and progress through a series of training and practical work to enhance their energy-channelling capabilities.
Usui Reiki 1 or Shoden in Japanese provides the foundation for Reiki practise so you can treat yourself with Reiki.
Usui Reiki 2 or Okuden in Japanese, gives more focus to treating other people and sending healing distantly. After this level of training you are considered a Reiki Practitioner.
Usui Reiki 3 or Shinpinden in Japanese is the Master/ Teacher level of Reiki. You receive the Reiki master attunement and Master Reiki symbol, and learn how to give attunements to others.
3. Reiki is Intelligent
Reiki goes where it is required, it understands where to go, healing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues. It adapts to give the treatment that is most suitable and valuable to the recipient.
4. Reiki is Natural & Safe
Reiki energy can do no harm. It is non-invasive – as the practitioner simply places his hands over the recipient to channel healing where it is needed.
5. Reiki is a Lifelong Connection
Once you have received your Reiki attunement you will be connected to this powerful healing system for the rest of your life. The attunement unlocks the healing power we all naturally possess and this cannot be taken away.
6. Reiki heals the practitioner and client
When you channel Reiki energy in a treatment its not only the client who benefits – you are also surrounded by the healing power of Reiki.
7. Reiki is A gift
Reiki is a special gift that should always be respected. We must be grateful of the power it brings and practise Reiki as widely as we can to spread this gift to as many people as possible.