Just for today, I will let go of anger
Just for today, I will let go of worry
Just for today, I will give thanks for many blessings
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing
- Dr. Mikao Usui
What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese technique used to direct healing energy to people. It's natural healing abilities involves working with unseen "life force energy" which is directed to re-invigorate the body's natural healing abilities.
The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words "Rei" which means Gods wisdom or Higher Power" and "Ki" which means "life force energy", therefore Reiki is actually spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki treats the whole person. It is not simply physical, but changes aspects of our mental, emotional and spiritual bodies as well. One can say it returns the body back into wholeness of Mind, Body and Spirit. In essence, it is a natural and safe method of healing the body back into harmony and balance.
How does Reiki work?
Reiki heals by flowing healing energy through blocked parts of the body's energy field and re-charges it with positive energy. With the premise that everything is energy, it raises the vibratory level of the energetic field in and around the physical body where negative energy often settles. Reiki then clears the energy pathways, allowing the blockages to break apart and release so that the life force energy can flow once again in a healthy and natural state.
Life force flows through the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis as it imbues our energetic field known as our Aura. This life force Reiki energy revitalizes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them and their vital functions. Life force is disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously negative thought forms and feelings. This causes a disruption in the natural flow of energy in the body. When these thought forms settle into the body, illness occurs.
Reiki healing, heals at the source of the issue. If Reiki is directed at a physical ailment, it will first heal the root cause of the ailment. It will go back to the initial emotional issue that was created in this lifetime or in previous lifetimes, and heal the initial root cause of the emotion. This is why it is permanent healing, because for any healing to be permanent, the root cause must first be healed in order that the ailment does not return to the body. Once the spiritual or emotional cause is healed, physical healing follows.
Where does Reiki energy come from?
Reiki energy comes from a Higher Power or Universal Consciousness which exists on a higher dimensional plane other than the physical realm we live in. It flows through the healer, as they work as a conduit for this energy. This energy is then transmitted to the recipient.
A Reiki session can:
- creates deep relaxation and aids the body in releasing stress and tension
- accelerate the body's self-healing abilities
- aids in better sleep
- reduces blood pressure
- helps with acute injuries and chronic problems (asthma, eczema, headaches, etc.) and breaking of addictions
- helps relieve pain
- removes energy blockages
- adjusts the energy flow of the endocrine system bringing the body into balance and harmony
- assists the body in cleaning itself from toxins
- reduces side effects of drugs and helps the body recover from drug therapy, post surgery and chemotherapy
- supports the immune system
- increases vitality and slows the aging process
- raises the vibrational frequency of the body
- helps spiritual growth and emotional clearing