What is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese word representing "Universal Life Energy",
the energy which is around us. Reiki, when activated and applied for the purpose of
healing, addresses body, mind and spirit. It accelerates the body's ability to heal
physical ailments and opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain, the
necessity for taking responsibility for one's life and the joys of balanced wellness. The
Usui System of Natural Healing uses Reiki in these ways.
Anyone, young or old, can give or receive Reiki because it is universal.
There is no belief system involved with Reiki. People of any religious background can take
Reiki with no conflict. Reiki can easily be given to one's self, too. It is the energy
that surrounds us and sustains us. A Reiki channel (the giver) simply directs and
concentrates the energy by placing his or her hands on specific areas of the receiver's
With time and
practice, Reiki channels develop a high level of sensitivity that helps them be very
precise in where to direct the energy and how long the treatment is needed.
Reiki is very
simple. It does not require lengthy training, nor does it require specialized equipment or
office space. It penetrates clothing, bandages, even casts, so there is no need for the
recipient to disrobe. All one needs is a willingness to touch and be touched.
Reiki is learned in
degrees. The First Degree is usually taught over a weekend. The process of learning Reiki
involves what is called an Initiation or Attunement. This is an ancient ceremony that a
Reiki Master performs with the students, it is a power transfer that can only be applied
by a Traditionally trained Reiki Master, that opens the energy channels and finely tunes
the body's electromagnetic field.
The First Degree
class involves four of these ceremonies, each one gradually opens and strengthens the
energy channels. The fourth attunement seals the Reiki in for life.
The Second Degree is
offered to students of First Degree after a period of three months. This allows the
student to fully integrate and adjust to the new Energy level attained in the First Degree
Initiations. The Second Degree is a quantum leap into self discovery and delves
deeper into the science of Reiki. In the Second Degree students are given one more
Initiation which Empowers them to use a set of three Symbols or Keys discovered by Dr.
Usui. These three sacred symbols allow the student to:
strength of the Reiki energy and thus quicken the healing process.
The ability to
work on mental emotional problems with more depth, clearing blockages and allowing
greater insight into causes of emotional, mental situations.
You are given the
ability to treat at a distance, bypassing time and space. Absentee Reiki treatments
are just as strong and effective as hands on treatments. This allows you to treat people
without having to be there and place your hands on them. This also allows you the ability
to treat Past issues anywhere in your lifetime, and future situations.
The Master Level
allows you to teach all levels of Reiki. It means taking the step to your own self mastery
and dedication to teaching Reiki, keeping it as it was presented by the lineage bearers
before us. This is a 1 to 1 training process with your Initiating master.
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