Reiki is the ancient art of “laying on of hands” in order to heal. It is the use of touch to convey warmth, serenity, love, caring and healing, through the channelling of energy to enhance a person’s own life force.
Reiki’s meaning is broken down to Rei- and Ki.
Rei: is spiritual power, universal transcendental spirit. Ki: is the essence of vital life force energy. Ki exists in everything. It is a subtle energy that flows within and surrounds all life. It is an essential energy for everything that exists in the physical and spiritual worlds.
There is a range of different vibrations within the human aura and chakras. These vibrations of Ki help to sustain the physical body, our thoughts and feelings as well as our spiritual experiences. When Ki is out of balance, pockets of negative energy form around the physical body, and within the subtle energies of the aura and chakras.
This heavy negative energy cannot flow freely and becomes sluggish and stagnant resulting in dysfunction and illness in the body. It is only by removing this negative energy that healthy Ki is free to flow again and heal the body.
Reiki healers channel the positive Ki to the area of the body, chakra or aura where negative energy is harboured. This allows it to be released from the person’s energy field and replaced by healthy Ki, resulting in the natural flow of positive Ki. In short, Reiki healers channel through pure Universal Love.
Reiki practitioners need to be totally non-judgemental and their responsibility is to make the person receiving the healing feel totally safe.
Reiki is not a replacement of modern medicine. It assists the receiver in going through the processes of healing and self-empowerment by allowing them to take responsibility for their own health and happiness. It complements all other therapies, whether allopathic or alternative by allowing the path of healing (physical, emotional, psychological or spiritual) to take place.
Ultimately this allows us all to become aware of our unlimited potential regarding our lives and relationships with others and the universe.
Reiki is different from other healing techniques. It is not a religion but is a special set of techniques based on ancient Tibetan healing methodologies that allows one to tap into this infinite and limitless source of life force energy to heal. Most religions and healing techniques all believe in a type of life force. Where Reiki differs from other healing techniques is in the Attunement Process.
The attunement process allows the student to experience a very ancient technology for fine-tuning their physical and etheric bodies to a higher vibratory level. Certain chakras or energy centres are opened to enable the person to channel and vibrate higher amounts of life energy (or KI) into the body.
A Reiki attunement connects the receiver/student to the limitless source of life force energy in an improved way. It is a magical gift as it opens and aligns what is already a part of us all. It removes barriers to this channelling of Ki or energy, thus allowing it to flow easily and with great effect.
It is the attunements themselves that are Reiki, for without the attunement process (which can only be passed on by a Reiki Master / Teacher to student) the healing process will not be Reiki, but something else.
It is a wonderful tool to help one develop conscious awareness, the very key to enlightenment. Reiki shows us what we need to learn about ourselves.
With this ancient Tibetan attunement, we become aware of life and energy operating on all planes and dimensions within and around us.
As healers, Reiki practitioners become aware of their own unlimited true potential. With the Reiki attunement, not only is the healer’s life force boosted. The connection is used to benefit others by assisting in their healing process.