What Is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient healing method believed to have originated in Tibet. Sanskrit writings (2000 years old) refer to the tradition of Reiki. Some believe it to be even older than that at least 3,000 years old. Dr Usui was the man who rediscovered Reiki approximately one hundred years ago when he researched how Buddha had the ability to heal with his hands alone. Dr Usui went on a 3 week retreat to Mount Kurama to fast and meditate, it is here it is believed he was charged with a powerful force and shown the sacred symbols which he developed into the Usui system of Reiki. He first tried the Reiki energy on himself, then his family. It was around this time that a great earth quake hit Tokyo, and thousands of people were killed and injured so Dr Usui went there and started to treat people with Reiki. There he set up two clinics and soon his name spread around Japan as people told others about the amazing healing abilities of the Reiki energy. Dr Usui then began to notice how the inner workings of a person affected their health and began to develop the five Reiki principles as a way to bring inner harmony.
The ‘Usui system of natural healing’ has since been passed down through various Reiki Masters around the world.
The Five Reiki principles that all Reiki practitioners live by are:
1. Just for today I will not worry
2. Just for today I will not be angry
3. Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings
4. Just for today I will do my work honestly
5. Just for today I will love and respect every living thing
Reiki is a Japanese term made up of two words, - REI which means "God's Wisdom, Universal, Boundless or the Higher Power" and KIwhich is "Life Force Energy". Energy is referred to in many different cultures, such as ‘Chi’ for the Chinese, ‘Prana’ for the Hindu’s, Christians refer to it as ‘Light’, Muslims know it as Nur meaning light and the modern term for it is ‘Cosmic Energy’ or ‘Bio Energy’. Simplified Reiki is actually "Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy."
Reiki is a simple and natural healing method. The Reiki practitioner uses themselves as a channel for Reiki Energy which is directed through the practitioners hands and administered by the "laying on of hands" on various parts of the body. Touch however is not always necessary as the Reiki energy can be beamed through the hands from a distance and this means that people with infectious diseases can also be treated with Reiki. The Practitioner is taught various hand positions to follow although they are very often intuitively guided. The Practitioner can give Reiki energy to themselves, others, animals, plants, crystals and most other objects. For example giving Reiki to a plant will help the plant grow healthy, strong and more quickly. Giving Reiki to a crystal will cleanse it of negative energies and empower it to work more efficiently. A Practitioner can even Reiki a ‘Get Well Soon’ card so that the person receives Reiki when they hold the card.
Reiki is based on the principle that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and it is this which causes us to be alive. We all have our own amounts of energy which we use throughout the day. When this life force energy becomes too depleted we can become physically ill or mentally emotional. It is important to keep our energies high and to revitalise them (charge up your batteries) when we are feeling drained. If we ignore this need then illness can often follow. Stress for example lowers the immune system, yet we allow ourselves to become stressed and don’t take the time to unwind. We can become bad-tempered and irritable which also effect’s others in our environment. This can then become a vicious cycle and spiral out of control. Sometimes only when we discover a serious illness do we stop and take note of how we should of changed our lifestyles. Reiki will affect your attitudes (make them more positive) and push you to change your lifestyle to better your health and wellbeing.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters YOU.”........Rumi
How Does Reiki Heal ?
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 around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to fall away. Reiki clears, straightens, strengthens and heals the energy pathways allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Every Reiki treatment can be different and the client may or may not experience any of the following, heat, cold, tingling sensations and deep feelings of relaxation and contentment. Reiki treats the whole person including, body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being and indeed many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can make use of. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It can help in dramatically reducing stress, increasing energy and vitality, facilitating better sleep and profound relaxation and rebalancing the energy systems. It also works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote faster recovery times.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn use or accept Reiki. Infact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, The Universe, however you want to see it, many people actually find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their spirituality rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
Healing Responses And After Care
When we use Reiki energy we are asking for help in healing all parts of ourselves on many levels. Therefore it is important to note that this can sometimes start a healing crisis which is an important part of your healing process. If a patient experiences a high level of stress after a Reiki treatment or attunement it is usually an indication of a deeper level healing and it is this that is called the ‘Healing Crisis’. These uncomfortable feelings and experiences are actually part of your recovery process as you return to a more deeply healed state. This sometimes takes place because of the fact that when people truly begin to heal; their lives are affected on a level deeper than the physical symptoms about which they were initially concerned. The original problem may have been connected to many other parts of the person’s life. When the original problem starts to heal, the other parts of the person’s life need to change also. When this happens, a major reorganisation may be required. This can cause a disruption in the flow of energy in many areas of the person’s life and cause other temporary physical symptoms. It is worth noting that a healing crisis does not always take place after a Reiki treatment or attunement, but when it does, it is important to understand what is happening so you can support its completion. Whenever change takes place, even if it is a good change, a period of adjustment is necessary so that the various parts of your life that were connected to the problem area can get used to the healthy new conditions. During this period things can be quite confusing and actually may seem as if they are getting worse, but you must not let this put you off having reiki or receiving any more reiki as these feelings will pass. I feel a healing crisis can be likened to getting new furniture for your home. During the process of removing the old furniture and bringing in the new, your home will look and feel disarrayed, uncomfortable and well you may just think everyone thinks your abit dirty hehehe - only joking there, but you may well find Cobwebs and dirt appearing everywhere that you weren’t even aware of. If people came to visit not knowing you were getting new furniture they might just think you were a poor house keeper, however, after the dirt has been cleaned up and the new furniture is in place, your house will look and feel better than it has done in years. It is the same with personal healing. Things may become confusing and uncomfortable before your healing is complete. However, after things settle down it will be clear that important improvements have been made. You will feel much better and your life will be healthier. So please be aware that if you do experience any of these uncomfortable feelings, it is likely that major healing is taking place and soon your life will be healthier and filled with greater clarity and joy. Just continue to nurture yourself, release all negative things to the light, get as much reiki as you can in order to allow your healing to complete.
Our bodies are designed to heal themselves and Reiki gives us the additional energy so that this healing process may take place. The Reiki energy is very intelligent; it will know which area of the body needs the energy most and go to that area. It will always give the correct amount and you can never have too much Reiki. Reiki can be given to anyone, pregnant women, infants, adults, elderly, pets and even inanimate objects can be charged with Reiki energy. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can make use of. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and can dramatically reduce stress, increase energy and vitality, facilitate better sleep and profound relaxation and rebalance the energy systems. It also works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote faster recovery times.
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