Where did Reiki come from?
Reiki is believed to have originated thousands of years ago in Tibet. Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk, in the 1800's. Usui wanted to learn how Buddha healed the diseased. His quest took ten years, studying the teachings of Christ and the holy literatures throughout Asia and India. His quest ended on the scared mountain of Kuriyama in Japan. After much meditation Reiki came to him, enlightening him to Universal energy, Chi, Ki, Prana whichever you prefer to call it.
How does Reiki translate?
Reiki means "Spiritually guided life force energy". Rei means "supernatural knowledge" or "spiritual consciousness" the wisdom coming from God or Higher self. This consciousness is all knowing. Ki means "life force" or "universal life force". This energy is the bases of all living things. As long as something is alive the life force flows, but at death it departs. Where there's restriction in the "Ki" illness is more likely to occur.
Is Reiki a religion?
Reiki being spiritual is not a religion.
You do not even need to believe in Reiki for it to work. Reiki comes from God, but you don't need to believe in God for it to work.
Who can learn Reiki?
Reiki is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master through attunements. Because of this anyone can become a Reiki practitioner, no experience necessary. The attunement opens the heart, crown and palm chakras and links the initiate to Reiki source. After the attunements Reiki's uses are explained and demonstrated. At that point the new Reiki Practitioner just needs to consciously desire to turn on the Reiki and the healing energy will begin to flow.
What is a Reiki treatment?
A Reiki treatment consists of the practitioner positioning both hands on or above the client at specific points for 3-5 minutes, allowing the Reiki energy to flow, breaking up the negative energy to heal, clear and restore the natural course of the life force. The client's system will innately know where and how much healing energy is needed and will utilize it for optimum healing for that particular time. Some clients experience warmth, tingling and other sensation while being treated. A treatment can last up to one hour sometimes more.
What are the uses for Reiki?
Reiki has many uses. It heals on the emotional, spiritual, mental and physical levels. It can be used for self healing, long distances healing, to heal pets and plants, protection, grounding, helping in solving problems and obtaining goals.
With health issues, Reiki should be used in conjunction with professional medical treatment.
I do teach and offer attunements in Reiki healing. Please call or ask for more information.