Reiki Energy Healing
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word "Rei" which means Universal Life and "Ki" which means Energy. Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy work that uses spiritually guided Universal Life Force Energy to strengthen your being and support your body's own natural ability to heal.
Your "ki”, or energy, should be strong and free-flowing. When this is true, your body and mind are in a positive state of health. When your energy becomes weak or blocked, it leads to symptoms of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. Reiki practitioners are able to sense and connect with the Universal Life Force Energy, and they serve as a channel to transfer it to you, cleansing and revitalizing your system.
A Reiki session can help to ease tension and stress as it supports your body in facilitating an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. A Reiki session is pleasant, relaxing, and can be utilized often for your personal well-being.
Benefits of Reiki
Produces deep relaxation and helps the body release stress and tension.
Assists your body in cleansing itself from toxins.
Supports your immune system and your body's own innate ability to heal itself.
Helps to relieve pain and symptoms from headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, and other chronic conditions.
Releases feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
Complements medical treatments and other therapies.
Strengthens your physical body and promotes a positive frame of mind.
Cleanses and revitalizes your emotional body.
Dissolves energy blocks and supports a natural balance between mind, body, and spirit.
Clears your mind of clutter and worry and promotes productivity.
Encourages you to release old patterns and thoughts that can inhibit your personal growth.
Harmonizing to your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.
Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy
I believe that there is an invisible life force that surrounds and permeates all living things. This universal life force energy animates all living things, gives order to our world, and is the underlying creative intelligence of the universe. The Japanese know it as Ki, the Chinese refer to it as Chi, in Sanskrit it is referred to as Prana, and in Hawaiian is called Ti or Ki. It has also been called bioplasma, orgone, and odic force.
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key) is a high vibrational form of this universal life force energy similar to light energy. It is also a precise method for connecting to the universal life force energy for healing as well as managing everyday life.
Reiki is Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy
Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. This means that it has a higher intelligence, knows what the person needs, and is guided by the Higher power or Higher Self of the person. A person receiving a Reiki treatment gets what they need at the time. It brings the highest healing for all concerned.
Reiki is a Balancing Energy
Reiki is a balancing energy. What is in excess, Reiki lessens (like pain). What is lacking, Reiki increases and fills. So one can say that Reiki restores and balances one’s physical, mental, and emotional energies. It puts one’s physical body in the best condition to promote healing. When people are anxious, Reiki relaxes them. When they are in pain, Reiki can reduce or eliminate it. When people are emotionally upset, Reiki can calm them and balance their emotions so that they can see their situation and problems more clearly.
Why Reiki Works
The reason that Reiki works is that it connects the universal life force energy with the body’s innate (inborn) powers of healing. Reiki also induces the relaxation response and puts the body in the best condition for healing. And we know that it is the body that eventually heals itself. The body’s innate intelligence regulates the amount of Reiki that one receives and where it goes so one cannot give or receive too much Reiki.
Reiki and Prayer
Reiki speeds up the process of healing and can be used in conjunction with many medical technologies, and therapies, as well as psychological counseling, to bring about healing. It is not a substitute for medical care. Reiki is not a religion; it is a way to focus energy as well as an energy source that one may tap into. Reiki energy can be used for physical problems, mental or emotional conditions, and for sending healing to those at a distance (this is taught in Second degree Reiki.) Reiki is much like prayer. You focus on the person that you want to send healing to, bring in Reiki energy, and “send” it across time and space.
Healing on All Levels
And that is what Reiki is all about: trusting in divine order; trusting in the process of healing and trusting that you will receive exactly what you need at just the right time. Reiki is a hands-on healing system as well as an energy source that restores balance and promotes healing on all levels; physical, mental, and emotional. It always brings you your highest good.
The previous excerpts are from the International Association of Reiki Professionals - www.iarp.org