Reiki energy is a subtle energy, its source being a higher power. Connecting and channeling this energy for the higher good of the person receiving it, is stronger when certain conditions are fulfilled. These conditions are linked with the practitioner’s genetic inheritance and life style, plus some are being taught in special courses and transmitted in attunements. A Reiki treatment often feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you.
Reiki is being thought of in two ways. One way would be as coming down from above and entering the top of the practitioner head (crown chakra), flowing through the body and out through the hands. The other way is as having its source within us, implying that the energy is coming from a transcendental part of ourselves, connected to an infinite supply of healing energy. Reiki does not interfere with any medical treatment that you might have and is recommended alongside conventional medicine treatments. It is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. Reiki energy therapy can be carried out in any setting where you have a space to relax. A reiki treatment heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field, charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away.
Reiki energy therapy improves physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual level. It acts on:
- Improving the immune system
- Releasing emotional stress
- Cell repair
- Help in coping with difficulties
- Enzyme function
- Oxygen uptake
- Absorption of nutrients
- Wound repair
- Pain relief
- Addictive behavior
- Releasing of endorphins
- Reducing negative effects of chemotherapy
- Bringing a sense of well-being and calm
- An so on…
The history of Usui Reiki begins with its founder, Dr. Mikao Usui, sometimes called Usui Sensei. Born in a wealthy Buddhist family in 1865, he was taught martial arts, the Japanese form of Chi Kung, had an interest in medicine, psychology and theology. It was his desire to find a method of healing that was unattached to any specific religion and religious belief, so that his system would be accessible to everyone.
Dr. Usui travelled and studied healing systems of all types and held different professions and finally, he became a Buddhist priest/monk and lived in a monastery.
Sometime during his years of training in the monastery, Mikao Usui retreated in a cave on Mount Kurama. For 21 days, he fasted, meditated and prayed. On the morning of the twenty-first day, he experienced an event that would change his life forever. He saw ancient Sanskrit symbols that helped him develop the system of healing he had been trying to invent. Usui Reiki was born.
Mikao Usui founded his first Reiki clinic and school in Tokyo in 1922. Before he died, Dr. Usui taught several Reiki masters. Today, people who practice Reiki use the methods developed by Dr. Usui plus methods developed by other schools of reiki, such as Karuna (compassion in Sanskrit) reiki. Reiki energy therapy is done through gentle static light pressure touch using the specific traditional Reiki hand positions and over long distances like prayer is offered.
Although such occurrences are not guaranteed, some live miracles after reiki energy therapy. Stress reduction with improvement in one’s physical and psychological condition are what most experience. This well-being enhancement is already proven by many studies conducted by universities all over the world and can be found on Google Scholar. The experiences during and also after a reiki session are extremely varied, from one person to another.
The best way to understand Reiki is by feeling it.