What is Reiki?

Reiki is a compound Japanese word that has the general case meaning of “healing”. Rei means “Universal” or “Spiritual” and Ki is “ Life Force Energy”. Most Westerners take Reiki to mean “Universal Life Force Energy”. This universal energy, and not personal energy, is what is used during Reiki Healing. The Usui Natural Healing System (sometimes written as Usui Shiki Ryoho), named for its founder, Mikao Usui, is the basic system used to invoke and use this energy known as Reiki energy.

What does Reiki Do?

Reiki is not a substitute for appropriate medical or emotional treatment. Reiki is a complementary treatment and should only be used as an adjunct when other forms of treatment are necessary. Reiki is a very gentle and safe method of bringing in healing energy from the Universal Supply. Reiki uses ancient healing energy techniques to help build more personal energy, more vitality, more resilience and better health. Its most profound effect is an almost immediate feeling of deep relaxation, resulting in a reduction in stress. Reiki can help change your mind and body for the better, learning more of your inner self and giving more to yourself.

Does Reiki Work?

Reiki works to the degree that a person is willing and able to use the energy. If a person chooses for whatever reason to not receive a treatment, no energy will be transferred. The effect of a Reiki treatment can vary from so subtle it may not even be felt to fairly profound. The more healthy you are in all respects, the more subtle the effect,

What does Reiki energy feel like?

People feel Reiki in different ways. Most often during a treatment the energy is experienced as warmth. Others feel a mild tingle, as when an arm or leg has “fallen asleep.” Others feel a throbbing or a pulsing sensation . Some people don’t feel any physical sensation but describe mental or emotional changes , such as a sense of calmness or peacefulness. Nearly everyone experiences a Reiki treatment as deeply relaxing.

How does a Reiki treatment work?

This question is a best answered by drawing an analogy. As mentioned before, our natural energy level is affected by our state of health or disease. We can relate to the feelings of low energy or depletion that occur trying to heal, whether from physical distress ( illness or injury) or from mental difficulties ( such as grief or anxiety). A Reiki treatment under these circumstances can be compared to jump starting a car. When the car’s battery can’t quite provide enough energy to start the car we attach jumper cables to another battery to add more energy. Reiki is means of adding more energy to our “Life force” battery to help “ jump start” the healing process.

How Does Reiki Heal?

Ki energy flows through the body through pathways known as chakras and meridians.
It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. When Ki is flowing freely we are in good health. When there is disruption in the flow of Ki we are in a state of ill health. When we have positive feelings we increase our flow of Ki and conversely we decrease it when we have negative feelings. When a person receives Reiki healing the Rei or God - Conscious element of the energy assesses where the patient’s energy blocks are and directs healing energy there. The Reiki energy then works with the organ that has a diminished energy supply, or with the blockage in the Ki energy flow to the mind or emotions. Reiki also raises the vibratory level in the energy fields around the body and this causes them to release negative energy. Reiki is complementary to orthodox medicine and psychotherapy and with all complementary forms of healing.

Where did Reiki Come From?

To sum it up Reiki has been around for forever and you can trace it back to Tibet actually Lemuria which was part of ancient India it was spread into China with Buddhism and then spread throughout Asia. Bottom line is it works and that is all we are really interested in.

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