What is Reiki?
Reiki is a spiritual healing art with its roots in Japanese origin. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word (Rei) which means “Universal Life” and (Ki) which means “Energy”. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.
Reiki is a subtle and effective form of energy work using spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things. It is believed that a person’s “ki” or energy should be strong and free flowing. When this is true a person’s body and mind is in a positive state of health. When the energy becomes weak or blocked it could lead to symptoms of physical or emotional imbalance.
A Reiki session can help ease tension and stress and can help support the body to facilitate an environment for healing on all levels – physical, mental, and emotional.
The History of Reiki
Reiki was rediscovered in the mid 1800s by a Japanese-born Buddhist monk, Dr. Mikao Usui (1865 – 1926).
Dr. Usui travelled to the holy mountains of Kori Yama, where he fasted and meditated for 21 days in order to attain a high altered state of consciousness. This state empowered him with the healing energy.
For Dr. Usui, Reiki was a spiritual practice – an opportunity for each person to awaken their true nature.