Reiki

Reiki is the Japanese ancient art of hands-on healing. It is a simple and powerful path to our personal and spirit growth. It has a profound effect on well-being and health by cleansing, rebalancing and renewing your internal energy system. Reiki treats the whole person including the mind, body, emotions and spirit, thus creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

The word Reiki is made up of 2 Japanese words –

Rei which means God’s wisdom or the Higher Power

and

Ki which is life force energy. 

So, Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy or universal life force energy.

 It is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. The foundation of all life is life force energy. It nourishes, supports and sustains the cycle of birth, life and death of all living things. Life force (prana) is everywhere – in the places that we live and breathe, within the mind and body of all living things (internally) and in flowers, trees, rocks crystals (externally). Reiki utilizes this highly effective cosmic energy in a direct and specific manner.

Reiki Principles
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The life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis.  It also flows around us in the energy field called the aura. The life force is also responsive to thoughts and feelings.  It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves, which too are energetic in nature. Ultimately, everything is energy!

 These negative thoughts and feelings attach to the energy field in our emotional and mental bodies and cause blockages in the chakras (every life event is recorded in your chakras). It also causes a disruption in the flow of life force. If a person’s life energy is low or flow is disrupted in either the physical body or aura, it causes diminished function in one or more of the body organs, tissues and cells and we are more likely to get sick and feel stressed. On a more level spiritual level, we keep repeating the same negative experiences until these patterns are resolved.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away and then in doing so, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

In short, it rebalances, cleanses and realigns our energy system. Whenever Reiki encounters life force energy that is sluggish, imbalanced or blocked, it naturally dissolves, transmutes and raises the quality of our energy to the highest level. It has an innate intelligence and guiding force and will go the part of the body where it is most needed.

Reiki can help to bring out the best in us and help us to learn, accept, adapt and rise to the challenges of life. It is completely flexible and will adapt to each individual’s need.  Reiki will not necessarily give you what you want, but it will always give you what you need – two very different things – but it does work  only for our highest and best good. 

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Reiki is not a religion, but as it comes from God/Creator/Source, it is spiritual in nature and many people find that using it puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion.

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