Reiki (pronounced ray - key) Rei - means "Universal" and refers to the spiritual dimension of the soul. Ki- means "The vital life force energy that flows through all living things." When combined, its meaning is "Universal Life Force Energy." This laying-on of hands healing technique is thousands of years old.
Reiki is this natural healing energy, and it flows through the hands of the Reiki healer in a powerful and concentrated form. The energy is channeled through the hands of a practitioner into the body of a receiver. Because it is a Universal, God-given power, Reiki belongs to anyone who is ready to receive the gift of healing hands. Reiki is effective wherever hands touch, because Reiki hands radiate healing energy at any time, in any place.
Reiki encourages self-healing, strengthens body and soul, opens blocks, balances chakras, rebuilds harmony and flows in unlimited quantity. It is a channeled healing; therefore the Reiki practitioner's energies are never depleted. Additionally, because the healing Reiki energy is flowing through the practitioner during a treatment, both client and practitioner receive the benefits. For this reason, giving a treatment always increases one's energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being.
Benefits of Reiki:
Many religions throughout the world use Reiki to assist in healing; however, Reiki is not a religion or new ageism. Reiki is energy. Reiki can heal and energize the body because Reiki works on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Reiki can be used to assist in re-balancing this system. Reiki is known to assist with reducing stress and with helping to manage pain as well as helping to heal the mind, body and spirit. Reiki is intuitive. Reiki goes where it is needed and does what is needed in that moment. Reiki is a healing system which uses the Universe's energy as well as the body's energy. Energy enters the practitioner through the crown and then the energy goes out through the hands into the person receiving Reiki. Reiki treats the practitioner first than passes to the receiver; therefore, both the practitioner and the receiver gain from this healing energy.
Brief History of Reiki: Dr. Mikao Usui is the founder of Reiki. He "rediscovered" the spiritual system known as Reiki in the 1800's in Japan. During a 21 day fast and meditation atop Mt. Kura-Yama, Usui discovered he could activate healing through the laying of hands. He passed his knowledge to his followers, one of which was Churjiro Hayashi, who ran a clinic in Tokyo. Hayashi, in turn, taught Mrs. Hawayto Takata, a Hawaiian. Mrs. Takata practiced and taught Reiki in Hawaii and in the 1970's, she brought it to the Mainland. It is because of Mrs. Takata that so many in the West have been trained and practice Reiki.
After the attunement process in each of the three degrees, the student will undergo a 21-day cleanse process. Due to the raised vibratory rate of the physical and etheric bodies, old dense negative energy is forced "to the surface", and is released.
Solid matter does not really exist. Everything is composed of energy, thus everything has a vibration. Even rocks and minerals are made of energy; they simply have a lower rate of vibration. Negative blocks and emotional patterns, which are stored in our physical and etheric bodies, have a lower vibratory rate than the thought waves or pockets of energy that we create when we are thinking loving and positive thoughts. Thus as we increase our vibratory rate, through steady persistence at whichever spiritual discipline we chose to study, we begin to notice how much easier it is to maintain a positive flow, due to the snowball effect.
When we become attuned, the sudden amplification of vibratory rate acts as a trigger to set off an accelerated loosening of negative, dense energy with our systems, which cannot resonate with the finer vibrations created by the attunements. Since your vibration is adjusted so quickly, a reaction takes place which allows old stored-up emotions and memories to be released, as is appropriate for further growth. In takes approximately three days for the energy to move through each of the seven main chakras.
The energy transfer opens you up to the universal Reiki Ray. This also initiates the 21-day clearing cycle of the seven major chakras – one chakra a day, starting at the root chakra, processing through each three times. The initiation and cleaning cycle opens you to healing and psychic channels. You become more balanced after the completion of the process.
- 21-day cleanse gives increased evacuation of the bowels and bladder.
- increased mucous secretion in the upper respiratory passage
- burning, watery eyes
– ears and skin will exude an increased amount of poisons and waste products
– short fever
– temporary return of earlier illnesses.
Some other signs you may notice as a result of this cleansing process, include various dreams, "strange feelings", emotional changes such as detoxification, and an old habit or favorite food, which loses its importance in your life.