Reiki- the internal power of healing

 

Reiki is not only a healing and treatment system, it is first and foremost a way of life.
Rei – the universal life energy, Ki- the life energy in our bodies.

One of the beliefs that guides the way of Reiki is that we were all born as channels leading energy from the universe through our body and onwards. Due to emotional and physical stress, these channels are blocked and the energy flow is weakened.

Reiki studies and treatments are actually the way to open these channels and regain the ability for energy to flow. The process of studying Reiki is called "tuning", performed by a certified Reiki master, just like a musical instrument that needs to be tuned from time to time so it can produce clear, clean notes.

 

There are two main aspects of Reiki:

 

Training Reiki healers- Throughout the training, a tuning, an initiation ceremony that the master passes onto the student.

Studying Reiki doesn't require knowledge in the intellectual sense of the word, but more of an openness and ability to understand the energy / power contained in every living creature.

The Reiki course has 3 stages- at the end of the final stage the student becomes a "master" and receives the knowledge and ability to treat and tune others.

 

Reiki treatment- From First Degree Reiki (the first tuning process) therapists can transfer Reiki energy to their patients.

You will find many therapists in various alternative fields such as Shiatsu, reflexology, physical therapists who practice medical massage, who combine Reiki to enhance the treatment they provide.

Reiki provides an added value to any treatment that includes contact and therefore is recommended to therapists in all fields to enrich their treatment abilities.

 

Reiki symbols

During the initiation ceremony, beginning at the Second Degree Reiki tuning, students are exposed to the symbols they will use throughout treatments and meditations. Contrary to previous claims, these aren't sacred symbols, they are ancient Sanskrit letters.

Each letter creates an element we wish to incorporate in our lives or transfer to the patient. We use these symbols as part of the treatment meditation and the focusing process.

 

The symbols' source has been connected to many legends. According to the most common legend, when the founding father of Reiki,

the Japanese monk Mikao Usui, meditated in order to receive the healing powers, the symbols were revealed to him. Today, after researching the subject, it is clear that these are simple alphabet letters that were well known at the time, but using these letters allows one to focus and constitutes a mantra for therapists and practitioners.

 

 

Reiki in the West

 

Reiki and the treatment and apprenticeship methods we are familiar with today arrived in the West through two teachers:
Hawayo Takata, an American-Japanese woman initiated by Mikao Usui, founded many groups in the U.S. at the same time as Usui, who founded groups in Hawaii.
After the deaths of Takata and Usui, Takata's student, Barbara Ray, an American who studied Reiki in the West, continued their way.

 

The concept that there is no need for a monastic life and 24 hour meditation is the best connection of energy to us,

Westerners, because when one gets used to Reiki the practice and tuning process have an effect whether it stems from a spiritual life style or whether it's the only connection between a material and spiritual life. In fact, every one of us doesn't require a substantial life style change in order to enjoy our personal healing energy.

 

A Reiki course, at least at the First Degree, is recommended for anyone looking to introduce a new and refreshing flow of energy into their lives and to improve their level of awareness. It is also beneficial to anyone already practicing meditation and looking for an additional tool to improve their level of awareness while positively affecting every aspect of your lives

 

 

 


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