What is Reiki?
For starters, its pronounced as “Ray Key” and there are 2 parts to its name: Rei = Universal, and Ki meaning Life Force Energy. Thus, Reiki is the Universal Life Force Energy.
Interesting facts about Reiki
Reiki is a healing art and an enlightenment system, and Reiki healing is a process of being connected to the Reiki energy through an attunement.
In Reiki, the practitioner doesn’t use his own energy, but let this Universal Life Energy flow through himself to others. The practitioners are called “Channels” as they are in tune with this Universal Life Energy and letting it flow. Reiki is balanced in working at various levels: spiritual, emotional, mental and physical. Reiki speeds up wound healing time, lowers the blood pressure, reduces stress and energizes the body.
Reiki is a matter of your own will. Once you have been attuned, you have the empowerment to channel healing to yourself and others, which in turn leads to a priceless gift of helping people to achieve balance and happiness.
Reiki is not a religion and it has been practised by followers of other religions e.g. Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism. It complements other faith as a hands-on healing practice.
There are generally only two kinds of Energy – Negative and Positive Energy. The transmission and reception of negative energies causes imbalance, whereas the introduction of positive energy causes healing and well-being.
Reiki can be done on-site or by distance work. Reiki work is done by a practitioner’s laying of hands and intent, which brings back into harmony with the Universal Life Force energy, resulting in a healing of the receiver. Reiki is the universal life force energy, the unconditional energy of love that can dispel any kind of negative energy in the human field and restore balance, good health and happiness of any living thing.