What is Reiki and How Does it Work?
Every living being radiates warmth and energy- this energy is the life force itself and has as many names as there are human civilizations.
In Japan it is called Ki and is the root word for Reiki.
It is called Chi in China,
Barraka in Islamic countries,
Ruach in Hebrew,
in India it is called Prana (also a Yoga term).
The word Reiki(pronounced Ray Key) derives from two Japanese words that mean literally: universal life force energy.
The source of all universal life force energy is the source of all life and is older than all creation. Just as there are many names for Ki, there are just as many names for this source: Creator, God, the Universe, the First Source, Goddess, the Higher Self, Great Mystery, Higher Power, etc.
The attunements for Reiki I allows the receiver to become a channel or conduit for universal life force energy through an intensified connection to this limitless Source. In that end, Reiki is a highly spiritual healing art.
Beginning with that first attunement, the receiver is able to connect with healing Ki simply by placing their hands on themselves or someone else. The life force energy automatically flows through the practitioner, first healing her or him and then healing the other.
One of the first things people notice about this healing energy is an intensified heat radiating from the person’s hands. Those who have experienced a Reiki healing often comment that “her hands were so hot!” This is the life force energy flowing through them, and it is powerful!
From my Teaching experience I have aslo found that even people experience cold energy, even when we did group healing to that person our hands also became cold. That is how I came to know that Reiki healing happens according the person's need and the command is from the Divine Infinite Intelligence.
Benefits of Reiki
Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit. It has been proved that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments. It is often used as a complementary conventional therapy in a number of hospitals today. Reiki has not only helped patients with physical ailments but also helped those with minor psychological problems as well. Reiki has even helped people to improve their overall personality. Some of the benefits of Reiki are as follows:
Reiki boots and improves the immune system.
Reiki can be used as a complementary therapy with conventional therapies. Reiki can be used simultaneously with other conventional therapies without adverse effects. Reiki can be used in the following conditions:
- It increases energy levels.
- Improves the confidence level and the esteem of the client.
- It reduces and relieves stress as well.
- It improves chronic and acute medical problems.
- Promotes creativity.
Distant Reiki is a favorite treatment form as it can be applied in an instant. The healing energy can be send to you wherever you are in the world at any time or by you if you are Reiki channel to heal anyone irrespective of time and clime.
- While using medication.
- While undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
- While you have a cast of plaster of Paris.
- If your physician agrees to Reiki treatment while you are hospitalized.
- Along with other forms of healing that are complementary.
- For Women,while you are pregnant.
Who can learn Reiki?
Anyone. Reiki is practiced by people of all spiritual backgrounds and beliefs. Reiki is not limited to any particular religion or philosophy. Atheists are as free to practice Reiki healing as any other group of people. Reiki can be passed on to people in comas, children, or even to animals. As long as you are properly attuned to Reiki, anyone can have the Reiki activated in their hands, as it is already a part of us all.
Why do I recommend everyone use Reiki healing in their lives?
Reiki is a powerful form of healing. It is effective, convenient and fulfilling. Not only does Reiki heal the body, but it calms the mind and nurtures the spirit. Not everyone will be called to be a Reiki healer; however, I believe that everyone should at least allow themselves the experience of Reiki's healing and loving energy at least one time in their life. I believe when you experience Reiki, you are experiencing the touch of everything on the planet simultaneously, and the experience is rich and lasting.
Reiki is about, personal evolvement, personal healing and balance. Initially you may see it as a way to create balance and calm in your life. In time, as you get to discover more, you will become aware of just how far reaching the potential is good for both yourself and all of Humanity.
For myself, Reiki has brought great insights and a profound inner sense of meaning.