Many people have different ideas about what Reiki really is, how it is used, and what it stands for. Hopefully this article will be able to clarify for some exactly what is Reiki and how it is used in everyday life.
It is the ancient Japanese art of healing. It promotes stress reduction and relaxation for self-healing. Reiki is broken down from 2 words - Rei meaning unseen or spiritual and Ki meaning energy or life force. It is derived from Dr. Usui after 3 weeks of fasting and meditating on Mount Kurama, he said he received the ability of healing without energy depletion.
Reiki is the art of laying hands on people in order to force energy into them; this energy is coming from the environment around them and not the person administering Reiki or the recipient. You can also self-administer it in order to heal or even use it on plants, animals and in earth healing.
Since it is not a religion, what is Reiki exactly? It is spiritually based in fact, but does not have a church or temples, prayers, priests or pastors. You do not have to believe in Reiki in order for it to work for you. Reiki healers do establish 5 spiritual code attributes:
- Just for today do not worry
- Just for today do not be angry
- Honor your parents, teachers, and all the elders
- Learn how to earn your living honestly
- Be kind to your neighbors and in every living thing
Some describe the feeling of giving and accepting Reiki energy healing as a tingling sensation (pins and needles), coolness, or even throbbing or numbness. Each individual is different and will perceive the results in various ways than their neighbor. Do not be alarmed that Reiki is not working for you if you are not experiencing the same feelings as someone else. Each treatment is not the same and thus the results will differ from person to person. You should not compare your effects to that of others. Each body heals at unequal rates and absorbs energy at various levels.
Reiki is rapidly becoming more and more popular around the world, bringing together people of all cultures and religions with a common goal. Many practicing Reiki feel that as the awareness grows, so does the energy strength in the universe. It has a moderate level of acceptance at the present and success is based on the patient's own individual case. It is quite easy to administer and accept Reiki as an alternative medical treatment. The availability of someone to perform Reiki is dependant on where you are located whether it be an urban center or rural community saturated with knowledgeable people. The safety of the treatment is quite good; there are not a lot of risks involved since Reiki can only help by aiding traditional medicine. Although it is gaining accreditation, most companies still rarely cover it for medical insurance.
Reiki can be a turning point in someone's life. Each person can be at a different place in their being and therefore making their own Reiki learning experiences individual to them. It is a personal and spiritual journey of growth, one that many take very seriously. No matter what you reason for exploring and practicing Reiki, as long as you find a knowledgeable Reiki master to guide you on your path to self-awareness and environmental energy, you will be able to achieve attunements to active the Reiki in your very own hands.
Quick Reiki Tip #1
When choosing a Reiki Master, go for a few Reiki sessions conducted by different teachers. Determine how you feel about the lessons. Ask questions and determine if their ideas and philosophies align with yours. You are likely to enjoy lessons from someone you are comfortable with.
Quick Reiki Tip #2
Interested in getting a Reiki attunement or in becoming a Reiki practitioner? Check out the credentials of the practitioner or school. As a rule of thumb, the more established the school or practitioner is, the more likely you are to receive the full knowledge and power of Reiki.
Quick Reiki Tip #3
Reiki healing is an ancient Japanese technique for promoting better health. Usually administered by physical contact with the hands. It is based on the idea that energy flows through humans. When that force is low, humans are at a greater risk for illness or disease. When the force is elevated, individuals are happier and healthier.