Reiki ( pronounced Ray-Key) is a system of natural healing involving the laying on of hands, near to the body or absent healing.
Near to body would mean within close contact of the physical body, but without touching and absent healing is when the person or animal is not present.
This system of healing has been used for many thousands of years, by the people of Mu and was passed on to the monks of Tibet. It is said that Mikao Usui, rediscovered and developed the system in the early 1900s. The term Reiki is used to describe both the energy and the Usui system.
Rei-ki means spiritual energy or universal life force energy. Rei is the term used to describe the creative mind and creative expansion of “all that is”. Ki means the vital energy that fuels all creation.
When working with Reiki for healing it acts holistically, affecting all the energies related to the human body, animals, or plants, treating the ‘whole’ mind, body, and spirit.
This unseen energy flows through and connects all living things and is called different names in different cultures. I.E: Ki (Japanese) Prana (Sanskrit) Spirit/Holy Ghost ( Christian) , divine or life force.
Science tells us that at an atomic level everything that exists in the universe is energy, vibrating at different rates. We are all familiar with electronic vibrations such as light rays, radio waves, sound waves and x-rays, these are all part of the electromagnetic spectrum.
The knowledge of an unseen energy that flows through all living things and is connected directly to the quality of our health has been part of the wisdom of many cultures since ancient times. The existence of this “life force energy” has been verified by recent scientific experiments and medical doctors are considering the role Reiki plays in a function of the immune system and healing process. Some hospitals in the UK do allow Reiki healing to take place, in certain units.
Reiki is a technique used for stress reduction and relaxation and allows everyone to tap into an unlimited supply of the life force energy to improve health and enhance the quality of your life.
What to expect:
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through you and surrounds you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind, spirit and helps to create many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security, and well-being.
During a treatment you may be asked to lay on a couch or to sit in a comfortable chair. You are completely clothed during the whole process and only asked to remove your shoes or coat.
Depending on your preference Reiki can be administered by the laying on of hands onto the physical body or near to body, this is just as effective as the laying on of hands but comes down to a personal preference. During a treatment some people feel reassured by the touch of the practitioner’s hands and some prefer to have no contact.
A Reiki session can also take place at a distance, whereby the energy is transferred energetically with intention. There specific Reiki symbols that are used when delivering absent healing.
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of healing and self-improvement that is open to all, and is also beneficial for animals, plants, the planet, situations, and our food. Most people after a treatment often say how relaxed they feel and that they sleep better after a session.
How does Reiki Heal ?
We are all alive because of the life force energy which is flowing through our physical body. The energy flows through our physical bodies via pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. The life force also flows all around us in an energy field called the aura.
The life force nourishes all our organs, cells, and structures of the physical body. When the flow of energy is disrupted, the life force can be low or blocked. This can cause a disruption to the flow and function of energy in one or more areas of the physical body. The life force is responsive to thoughts and emotions, these include fear, worry, doubt, anger, and anxiety, all these negative emotions can disrupt the vital life force. When this happens over long periods of time a person can become unwell.
When Reiki is used for healing, it flows through the affected parts of the energy field charging it with positive energy. The Reiki energy raises the vibration of the energy field, resulting in the negativity breaking away, helping to restore harmony and balance. Reiki helps to heal the energy pathways, cleanse and balance the chakras, allowing the life force to flow correctly and bring the body back into balance.
Reiki is something anyone can learn to do as we are all connected to the universal source of life.
The ability to give Reiki is learned through oral tradition and a series of achievements for initiations from a Reiki Master to student, following the original teachings of Dr Mikao Usui.
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