Reiki, a Japanese word, pronounced “Ray-Key”, originated in Tibet over 3,000 years ago. Reiki has been passed down through the centuries and possesses a unique wisdom of its own, directing itself to where it is most needed.
No special medical knowledge is necessary in order to practice Reiki, although you must be initiated into Reiki before transmitting positive results. And it’s so simple to use – the hands transfer the energy. Reiki is a universal life-giving energy and can be used for all purposes, conditions and situations. It can be safely used at any time, in any place and for anything.
With Reiki, energy isn’t being removed, rather it is a transfer of energy from the transmitter to the receiver. Reiki energy balances and harmonizes. If there is too much energy in an area, or if there is not enough, the area is out of balance: when there is imbalance, there is potential for illness. In a balanced state, the receiver has the potential for self-healing. The positive energy is transmitted simply by placing the transmitter’s hands onto another individual, making its way to the area imbalanced during a treatment. Illness is the result of imbalance.
The cause of illness can usually be found at a deeper level of emotional, mental or spiritual aspects. Reiki works on many levels of living things by enhancing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Most importantly, people who transmit Reiki energy are not healers; they are instruments for this energy. The person who receives the energy is harmonized so that their body can heal itself naturally. To learn more about Reiki, “Practical Reiki: A step by Step Guide” by Mari Hall is highly recommended and is reader friendly too.