Reiki is a cosmic energy to heal the root cause of all ills.
Rei: universal, cosmic, divine or what is present all around us.
Ki : the life force energy - the energy which keeps us alive.
Ki, Chi, or prana are different words, with the same meaning – life force energy
(Ki in Japanese, Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit). So Reiki is a divine cosmic
energy or universal life force energy. As long as the “ki” is in abundance in
our body, the body is healthy, happy and in harmony.
It is administered by laying hands on or above the body. During an individual session, the practitioners place their hands on or two to three inches above the fully clothed body of the recipient. With this holistic treatment, the practitioner facilitates flow of the subtle healing vibrations to be drawn by the recipient. The energy flows in and around the body as silken smooth, glowing radiance, healing the whole person on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual levels. Reiki can be easily learned and practiced by everyone including children.
Reiki cannot be learned from a book or the conscious mind. The ability to flow the Reiki energy is acquired through an initiation, or attunement, into a specific lineage of healing energy handed down through Reiki Masters, which began with Dr. Mikao Usui. The attunement opens the chakras (the spinning wheels of energy present in our body or energy centers) enabling the person to act as an effective conduit for the transfer of the life force energy. This process aligns the electromagnetic field of the body with Reiki energy and the person becomes a Reiki channel for the life. Reiki channel is an aseptic channel which never corrodes or destroys.
Reiki is easily learned, easily used, and is always extremely effective. Reiki has been used to treat everything from minor ailments and accidents to chronic disease. It has been successfully used alone and along with other holistic modalities. It is not something that should only be done when one is unwell – it is a measure to optimize ourselves on all fronts.