Reiki is a natural
method of healing, channelling energy through the hands. Its
name comes from 2 japanese characters, Rei meaning
universal, and Ki meaning vital, or life force energy.
Dr. Mikao Usui
|It was re-discovered
by Dr. Mikao Usui after a 21 day fast and meditation on
Mount Kurama in 1922. But the channelling of healing energy
has been practised for thousands of years.
Everyone can channel
Reiki once they have received an attunement. Universal energy
is all around us and flows through us. We receive it indirectly
through sunlight, air, water and food. As children, we were
probably all able to connect to this healing energy, but over
time, with the stresses, uncertainties, emotional problems and
and our desire to fit in, our capacity to connect to the healing
energy decreased. We have all experienced the power of touch
to soothe, comfort and heal. Through the Reiki attunements,
this connection is re-established, so that we have a direct
link to the healing energy once more.
Reiki is a powerful
tool for relaxation, decreasing anxiety and tension and calming
the mind as well as the body. It acts at all levels –
physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. It provides you with
a means of doing something to help yourself – in all situations.
It helps with your personal growth, but can also be given to
others. Reiki is about finding your own power and learning to
trust – yourself, and also the Universe.
Reiki can be given to people,
plants, animals, water, food, almost anything