W h a t i s R E I K I ?
It seems as though every Reiki practitioner has a different way of explaining what Reiki is. To me, it is a universal way to pray for someone with your hands. Healing touch is a gift that I have had my whole life. I had a profound experience in high school when I was at the scene of my brother's car accident. Then on, I knew in my heart that we were meant to use our hands to help each other heal.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki feels like a hug.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of energy balancing that flows to the affected parts of the client's energy field and charges them with positive energy. It raises awareness in and around the physical body where negative thoughts and feelings are contained. This causes the negative energy—such as stress, anxiety, physical pain, sadness, confusion, etc.—to loosen its grip, allowing the touch of the Reiki healer to swoop in and clarify the energy pathways.It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
"Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by light touch and is based on the idea that an unseen 'life force energy' flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's 'life force energy' is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means 'God's Wisdom' or the 'Higher Power' and Ki which is 'life force energy'. So Reiki is actually 'spiritually guided life force energy'."