Reiki (ray-key) means Universal
Life Force Energy - the life force energy that surrounds and interpenetrates all of creation.
Reiki is an ancient,
healing technique rediscovered in the late 1800's in Kyoto, Japan by Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator.
energizes, and harmonizes all systems in the body. It reduces pain and stress and promotes natural self-healing.
is a complete system of self-healing, as well as healing for others.
Healing in a Reiki session is determined
by the recipient. The power for healing lies within the individual. Reiki energy is drawn through the practitioner
by the recipient's cells. The practitioner acts as a conduit for the Universal Life Force. The practitioner's
own energy is not used.
Reiki is done with hands on or near the body. It can be used anywhere, at anytime.
Reiki can be used with people, plants, animals, situations, and things.
Reiki is learned from a Reiki
Master Teacher, using a series of attunements. Attunements amplify and fine-tune the body's energy field to a higher
vibratory level. Attunements give form and structure to our innate capacity to heal.
No faith or belief
is required to give or receive Reiki. It bridges all religions and cultures.
Reiki complements and
enhances all other forms of healing.
Reiki is a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation.
* Portions adapted from Reiki Energy Medicine by Libby Barnett and Maggie
Albert Einstein discovered with the law of relativity that everything
in the universe is made of energy vibrating at different rates, the more dense the matter the slower the vibration. He equated and it has been proven scientifically
that if everything in the universe is made up of energy, everything must in some way be connected. Synchronicity reveals how
we are intrinsically connected to our seemingly dense material world through our conscious and subconscious thought patterns.
Our thoughts control our reality and the collective consciousness which we are all part of is like an organizing principle
that brings us together through synchronistic experiences which help us all to evolve on both our physical and spiritual journey
Reiki for Personal and Environmental Health
Reiki's primary effect is to balance physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of a person to arrive at a state
of optimal health. Reiki energy has an equilibrating effect on all forms of illness which are fundamentally caused by blockages,
lack of communication and excessive conditions in the health of a person. Reiki is a force which restores all it touches to
the state of holistic balance, naturally harmonizing the health of a person in accord with the laws of the universe.
There is a direct correlation between this microcosm of the human body and the macrocosm of the planet earth. A state of
excess, imbalance or a lack of harmony is an illness in the environment just as it is in the body. The boundary between humans
and the natural world is an artificial disruption which has created the severe illness we see in the environment today. To
heal our bodies and minds in accord with the environment is to begin to heal the environment. The harmony we create in ourselves
spreads out to create harmony and health in the environment through our actions and our concern for the health of future generations.
We should recognize that the body we depend on for health extends outwards from ourselves into the entire ecosystem.
The Five Reiki Principles
I - Just for today, I will not be angry.
Anger at others or oneself or at the whole world, creates serious blockages in one's energy. It is the most complex inner
Reiki is an excellent tool to remove anger blockages which have accumulated in the body over years, but it cannot remove
the residue of current anger which occurs daily.
Letting go of anger. brings Piece into the Mind.
II - Just for today, I will not worry.
While anger deals with past and present events, worry deals with future ones. Although worry is not always a negative phenomena,
endless worries may fill one's head, and each one bores a small hole in one's body and soul. While anger requires a focused
Reiki treatment to remove obstacles, worry requires the energy to be spread throughout the entire body.
Letting go of worry, brings healing into the Body.
III - Just for today, I will be grateful.
Be grateful from your hart inward. Inner intention is the important element in this principle. Simple things as thanks,
forgiveness, smile, good words, gratitude can improve others life and make them happy.
Being thankful brings Joy into the Spirit.
IV - Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Support yourself and your family respectably, without harming others. Earn a respectable living, live a life of honor.
Working Honestly brings Abundance into the Soul.
V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Honor your parents, honor your teachers, honor your elders.
Being Kind brings Love into the Will.