Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" 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."
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 wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. 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.
The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
I am incredibly privileged to be studying under Torsten A. Lange who is the founder and principal teacher of the Reiki Academy London. Torsten is a Reiki Master/ Teacher of the Western Lineage of Reiki, as well as a Shinpiden (Reiki Master) of the Japanese Lineage. He trained with renowned Reiki Masters Penelope Quest and Frans Stiene, as well as various other Reiki Masters and spiritual teachers. Torsten endeavours to bring Reiki to life in a way that is practical and accessible, as well as sharing the beautiful philosophy behind this system and the deep healing it offers.
The words that follow are not mine, they are Torstens and describe Reiki beautifully:-
'Reiki is generally described as an energy healing system, re-discovered in the early 1900's by Japanese scholar Mikao Usui.
Here are some key facts how it works:
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Again, for the skeptics out there, do not take my word for it, why not witness this state of grace for yourself.
Poet T.S. Elliot, wrote, “We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”
Set your intention for the day by reciting this powerful mantra every morning.
The benefits of Reiki are limitless, but here are a few that a healing session can help immensely.
For me Reiki is heaven sent and in my experience has proved very effective in lessening the effect of illnesses, pain, medication side effects etc. Reiki does not cure, or claim to cure any major illnesses, but I can guarantee it will help you in get through any pain and suffering with greater ease.
Reiki promotes a sense of ease and acceptance which in turn allows one to handle any major ailments with grace and peacefulness.
Wishing you all peace and ease.