Reiki is a Japanese word that is split up into two syllables. The first syllable, Rei, means spirit aura or subtle energy. The second syllable, Ki, means energy or power. In China, they call this energy Qi, and in India, it’s usually called Prana. In English, we call it life force or divine energy.
Reiki is a hands-on healing system for channelling this Life Force. The person giving Reiki channels the energy through her body and out through her hands. Through the initiation and connection to the Reiki lineage, the practitioner is protected from taking on any bad or sick energy from the client, and this connection also protects the client from any negative energy that the practitioner might have. The only thing that is channeled is pure Reiki energy which is why reiki is so safe.
Reiki stands above any belief system, even though Dr. Mikao Usui was inspired by Christs’ healing miracles, and found the healing formula in a Buddist Sanskrit scripture. The client does not even have to believe in Reiki for it to work.
Reiki works on all levels – spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical. It is a totally natural and holistic system, where the energy goes to where the problem is in the body. Even if the practitioner just holds the clients’ feet, the energy will still search out the problem areas.
Reiki can be used to support people undergoing treatment for all sorts of conditions from cancer, HIV, and heart disease to infertility, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety depression, pregnancy, children with learning difficulties and so much more. Even if you are glowing with health, you might want just an hour to relax and unwind and get a sense of well-being and calm back into your life.
Reiki is used in hospitals alongside conventional medical care to help people heal more quickly after surgery or to help reduce the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. Reiki is never harmful. Even when physical cure is not possible Reiki can still bring relief in terms of reduced pain and anxiety.