Reiki is an ancient Japanese Spiritual practice that facilitates relaxation which allows our body to heal and return to balance. Reiki is not a religious practice but a spiritual one that works on the whole body- mind, body and spirit.
The word REIKI is derived from two Japanese kanji symbols(words) "REI", means universal/source/god source, and "KI", which refers to the vital life force energy that flows through and around all living things. The practitioner is taught how to be a channel for this energy and guide it in and around the recipient.The History Of Reiki
Reiki was “discovered” by Mikao Usui in 1922. All the details of the exact story of discovery are unknown but what we do know is that Mikao Usui had been on a quest to find enlightenment at the top of a mountain where he sat and meditated for an undetermined amount of time. During the last days of this quest just when he started to feel weak, and near death he was overcome with a “great energy” that struck him like a flash of lightening knocked him unconscious. When he awoke he felt refreshed and rejuvenated and back to perfect health. And upon descending back down the mountain and discovered new "gifts" along the way and began sharing. Sharing lead to him teaching and developing the protocol for practitioners and future teachers.
Today, there are many different types of Reiki and to be completely honest with you I don't fully understand why and I am currently in the process of learning more about the different types. To me, how I was taught is that "Reiki is Reiki" and that "Reiki knows" and we, the practitioner are nothing more then a conduit in which Reiki is transmitted into the person, animal, place or thing that we are doing reiki on. I will keep you updated as I learn and grow.
- Reiki is versatile and requires absolutely no tools.
- Reiki has no contraindications and can be used alongside other conventional and unconventional modalities and healing methods.
- Reiki is used today in nursing homes and hospitals among other places.
- Just like yoga, meditation and other "practices", Reiki is a practice and cumulative in it's results, so the more you do the better the affects will be and the longer they will last.
Anyone can become a Reiki practitioner.
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"uchu ware soku, ware soku uchu"
I am in the universe; the universe is in me - Mikao Usui