22 AprInformation and Reiki Articles, Reiki Blog, Uncategorized | 2 Comments
Reiki is simply the laying-on-of-hands healing and is pronounced ray-key. Reiki energy healing is a spiritual healing technique which involves, but is not limited to, the laying on of hands. It was rediscovered in the late 1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan, and is thought to have originated thousands of years ago. A very simple, yet powerful healing art, you can use on yourself as well as on others. You can easily learn how to do it. Even children are inclined toward Reiki and use it to help them cope with the outside world. No previous knowledge or training is required to attend a Reiki Training workshop.
Reiki is derived from two Japanese words:
rei — meaning soul or spirit
ki — meaning life force energy
Reiki is easy to learn and use. Reiki is Universal energy that seems to have its own consciousness (it follows Universal Law), and is able to provide exactly what is needed on all levels. Traditionally, Reiki has been taught in three degrees or levels. A specific attunement for each degree of training is passed down from Reiki master to student.
To become a Reiki 1, Reiki 2, Reiki 3, or beyond, the student-practitioner receives an attunement from a Reiki master in person. (It is possible for a master to send the attunements over a distance to the student.) The teachings and attunements are passed down from master to student in a series of classes or workshops. (Check out our schedule of free in-person Reiki I Certification classes)
Reiki is a simple Universal (God Force) energy with healing techniques used by age-old masters. Respect the healing energy because it is coming directly from the Universal energy currents. Acknowledge the sacredness of learning this information. The attunements will enhance inborn abilities and enable students to pass Reiki energy along to others.
Reiki is beyond all our human divisions. It is neither cult, nor religion, nor belief system. Even though Reiki is not a religion, it is spiritual in nature and connects you to the Source Energy that most people call God or the Universe. Besides the obvious use in serious illness, Reiki actively promotes the healing process in many other ways. It acts not only on physical levels, but also addresses mental, emotional, psychological, genetic, and energetic imbalances. Reiki is entirely compatible with other therapies, healing modalities, and treat-ments. Many nurses and other health caregivers are adding Reiki to their skills.