An Introduction to Reiki
Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is the Japanese word for the Universal Life Force, the energy that permeates and sustains our entire world. There is an infinite source of this energy, creating and supporting all of us, the animals, the planets, plus a whole lot more that is invisible to us. This one uniting energy has been used by many cultures in a variety of ways. For example, Tai Chi, Acupuncture and Yoga. The Reiki healing system has been used traditionally throughout Japan and India since ancient times. It was Dr Mikao Usui, in the mid-nineteenth century, who rediscovered this almost-lost healing system.
Reiki is a completely natural healing method, accelerating the body, mind and spirit’s healing process. Through giving Reiki healing sessions to yourself and others, a sense of balance, purpose and spirituality is naturally restored.
Because Reiki energy is directly connected to the source of our universe and our being, it has it’s own inherent intelligence. This intelligence allows it to focus on the most needed areas of healing completely automatically, thereby suiting the needs of the receiver in the very best way. During the healing sessions you will be placing your hands on the receiver according to traditional methods, but you will not actually be directing the energy to areas within the body. The Reiki energy directs itself to the correct areas, both the exterior bodily symptoms and also the deeper root causes that may exist in the mind/spirit connection. For example the symptom may be a headache but the cause may be stress from a current situation in life. In this case the Reiki would not only help the receiver to release the pain and tension, but also it would help them recognise ways of resolving the stressful situation.
During the healing, both you and the receiver may feel sensations of heat, cold, vibration, tingling, etc. Sometimes the practitioner and the receiver experience opposites, for example the practitioner may experience feeling of heat while the receiver experiences cold.
Other times, there may be no experiences at all. Whether or not any sensations are experienced during the healing session, you can rest assured that the energy has flowed correctly and effectively. This is one of the amazing and beautiful gifts of using Reiki, you can always be sure that the session has been very beneficial to the receiver.
Reiki passes easily through absolutely anything, so it is unnecessary to remove any clothing during the healing session. This can also be useful when energy is to be passed through plaster casts, and any other obstacles to direct hand contact.
The receiver does not need a problem to be eligible for a Reiki session – its great for relaxation and overall health and well-being. The vast benefits of regular Reiki sessions are innumerable, and completely encompass the entire mind / body / spirit connection, bringing bout a quality of life unimaginable!
Both the practitioner and the receiver simultaneously benefit from the healing session. The more Reiki sessions you give, the harmony in your own life will increase. You can even give Reiki sessions to plants and animals.
Unlike other spiritual healing methods, Reiki sessions should always involve NO effort from the practitioner to send or direct energy. This ensures that the energy uses it’s own intelligence to guide itself. After a person has been attuned to Reiki energy (explained later), it will naturally begin to flow as soon as they place their hands on anyone or anything AND have the intent to heal. It flows completely automatically and always with positive and beneficial effects.
If you start concentrating on sending or directing energy, it will reduce the optimal flow. Greatest success will occur just by allowing it to work by itself. Always remain relaxed and detached from the process.
It is important to remember that with Reiki there is nothing you can do wrong. Reiki will take care of everything.