Reiki is a Japanese technique of energy healing. Life force energy is accessed from the Reiki practitioner and by laying hands on the body of the patient, it is used to relax and balance energy.
Reiki is a spiritual, not religious, form of healing that was created by Mikao Usui in 1922. Mikao Usui was a Japanese monk.
One day, Usui-Sensei climbed Mt. Kurama, where he began to do penance while fasting. Suddenly on the twenty first day from the start, he felt a great REIKI over his head, and at the same time as he was spiritually awakened he acquired the REIKI cure. When he tried it on his own body and members’ of his family also, it brought an immediate result on them.
Having said “It is much better to give this power widely to a lot of people in the world and enjoy it among them than to keep it exclusively by his family members.” Usui-Sensei moved his dwelling to Aoyama Harajuku, Tokyo in April, 1922 and established an institute, where the REIKI cure was instructed openly to the public and the treatment was given, too. People came there from far and near to ask for his guidance and cure, and they over-flowed outside, making a long line.
His system uses universal energy to balance the body. It is a safe, non invasive treatment. The treatment helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It helps to balance a persons mind, body and soul.
Reiki was introduced to the west from Japan in 1937 by Mrs. Hawayo Takata. She did not hold to all of Usui's teachings and some information was altered from the original teachings.
Reiki is a system of healing, but what is “healing?” To “heal” doesn't mean only to physically heal yourself but most importantly to heal your heart/mind. Fortunately, Usui-san left us the precepts, central to the system of Reiki; they show us the real meaning of healing. The following version of the precepts is from the Usui memorial stone, a translation found in Hiroshi Doi's manuals.
Just for today,
do not be angry
Do not worry
Do what you are meant to do
Be kind to others
Reiki uses a technique called hands on healing. There are now two styles of Reiki. One is eastern and the other is western. The eastern style uses intuition and does not have set positioning of the practitioners hands. The practitioner works on the areas that they feel need the work and place their hands in the position they feel is most beneficial.
The western style has set hand positions that are used each treatment. The reiki practitioner hands are placed palm down in specific positions all the way down patients body. In both styles the universal energy (Ki or Qi) is transmitted through the practitioners hands into the patient's body. A reiki treatment may feel like a surge of energy, a warm rush, a tingling sensation or no sensation at all. Each session is unique to the individual receiving the reiki.
It is not dependent on a practitioners degree of spiritual or intellectual knowledge and can be used by everyone who has the proper training in Reiki. There are 3 levels of training. There is level 1, 2 and 3 (master's level).
Reiki has been used for over 90 years. It balances the whole person and can be used for any known ailment or issue.
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