Reiki is a Japanese hands-on healing technique based on the idea that an unseen life force energy pervades all living things. Universal life force energy, or Ki in Japanese, is the same energy we Yogis call Prana. Learning to manipulate this energy, and practicing awareness of it, helps us find alignment with our truest selves.
If one's life force energy is low, we become more susceptible to illness. When it is high we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Good health is a very natural state, all things in nature seek to be in harmony with the world around them. We are no different. Illness is a sign that dis-harmony is occurring, something is disrupting the flow of life force energy within the body-mind of the individual.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei, which means "God's Wisdom" and Ki, which means "life force energy." It is difficult to translate the full meaning into English, but the combination of these two words is often translated as divinely guided life force energy.
Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" by a practitioner of Reiki. The practitioner acts as a channel for the energy to flow through in an amplified and intentional way. The healer becomes a conduit for the energy to flow and activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
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In addition to receiving Reiki treatment we can learn to share Reiki with others in a process known as an attunement. Learning Reiki is a gift, and some would say a calling. If you feel drawn to learning Reiki it is likely that it is part of your life's work to be a healer.
The tradition of Reiki healing is passed from Master teacher to student. Receiving a Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience. It opens all the chakras, clears old, dense energies in a short period of time, and restores, heals and uplifts the recipient.
During the attunement process energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. This process is guided by the Rei, or God-consciousness, channeled by the Reiki Master Teacher. The teacher uses his or her intuition and experience to make adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student.
There are three levels of Reiki attunements. Reiki level I, level II and level III (master teacher level). Reiki level I is focused on healing of the self, friends and family. Reiki level II qualifies the practitioner to practice professionally and initiates them to the powerful Reiki symbols. The third attunement is the master level, for those who are destined to go on to teach Reiki. You are also initiated to the Reiki Master symbols.
Whether you are brand new to Reiki or have already been practicing a while it sometimes helps to have a coach to guide you in developing a strong connection with Reiki.
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Benefits of Reiki treatment
Reiki promotes deep relaxation. It helps you feel at peace, heal more rapidly and reduces your stress. It assists you in discovering your unique physical, mental, and spiritual balance, and helps you get out of your own way so that the body's own healing mechanisms begin to function more effectively.
Once you've been attuned by a Reiki master you are blessed with Reiki for the rest of your life and can use it to heal yourself. It can be used to bless the food and water you consume, increasing the vibration and enhancing the nourishing qualities of the substances. It can be used to soothe sore muscles, treat mood disorders and other common ailments.
It is helpful to receive regular treatment from a trained Reiki professional. Healthy individuals benefit greatly from receiving a 60 minute session monthly. For some individuals more treatments are needed to maintain well being.
Receiving treatment is extremely relaxing, and feels wonderful. When Reiki energy is flowing many people can feel it as a warmth, or tingling sensation moving through different parts of their body.