Reiki - what is Reiki?
"A divine link between one’s spiritual conscience and that of the supreme spiritual soul of the universe. A link which through compassion and light heals oneself and also helps that soul to heal others".
Reiki is a universal Love and light. That is all. It’s where we begin to understand
that true healing begins with ourselves. And healing ourselves begins with love.
It’s where we begin to recognize our natural ability to heal through loving touch.
Everything in the universe, including you and me is made up of these elements. So
when talking about the collective universal consciousness, It is the culmination
of all the great ascendant masters and guides, of all its forms of god and goddess;
it is the cosmos the collective represents the is five elements in a perfect state
is equal to Rai-ki – life force energy or individual consciousness,
Reiki is not a religion. It is a personal encounter with the divine – Independent
or any church, sacked or holy writing, Reiki is, but it supports and bring about
consciousness of whatever you believe in, Reiki brings the deepest connection between
the individual and the Universal Love through the power of touch. We have a Universal
Memory, a memory so old and deep that we feel it, but we know not from where it
comes. It is our Universal Memory of the power of touch. In this memory, we remember
that we have the power to heal with only our touch.
The Reiki Character
To understand exactly what Reiki means, the Reiki character must be divided into
its individual components and explained.
Upper portian of the symbol represents ‘rain’. The middle part stands for 3 opened
mouths and the lower section means ‘sorcerer’ or ‘shaman’. ie. The shaman aligns
the 3 parts of his being (the body (inner child), the mind (middle/ rational ‘conscious’
self) and the soul (higher self) - with their desire for a mutual goal, the rain.
This feat requires the power of love, which wants to support truth, beauty and kindness,
as well as the receptiveness of the individual parts of the personal self. It also
has the desire to improve personal situations and that of the people around us.
Ling - the message without someone to deliver it/ the letter without a stamp
Spirit, soul, heart, intention, mood, termperament, atmosphere (quality that surounds
a person, play or work of art).
Older version of Ki character, the upper portion (without the slanted cross) symbolizes
cloud-like vapour. This can be interpreted as water that has been transformed in
the spiritual sense and rises to the heavens. As we all know, vapour rising from
the earth leads to the formation of clouds and ultimately rain. The rain returns
to the earth, the material realm, to nourish it.
Statement by Chinese classic Lei-zi “... What is spiritual,
is part of the heavens. What is physical, is part of the earth. What belongs to
heaven is pure and fleeting. What belongs to the earth is turbid and sticky. When
the spirit leaves the form, both return to their true nature.” - meaning
that life ends when the soul belonging to heaven, the essence of a human being’s
spiritual nature, detaches from its material form, the body.
Parts of the soul may rise to the heavens like vapor that has been freed from the
bonds of its material connectedness through the warmth of the sun. It can rise from
the ground to the bright expanse of the heavens, back to its origin in order to
seek counsel and refresh itself in the source of life. Then, it will be strengthened
and empowered to have an influence according to the wishes of the creative force
in order to shape and regenerate life on the material level in a spiritual way.
Mencius (Master Meng/ Meng-Tse, one of the most important students of the great
Confucius) “What we understand to be the life force (Chi)
is something of the the highest greatness, the highest strength. If it is nourished
by the right things and not harmed, it will create the mediation between the invisible
and visible world. What we understand to be the life force belongs together with
duty and with the meaning of life. Without these 2, it can only atrophy. It is something
that is created by the continual exercise of duty and not something that we seize
through one single act of duty.”
Esoteric meaning of Ki/ Chi:
By adding a large amount of energy to matter, the spiritual/ devine components within
it are strengthened. This principle is successfully applied in Taoist yoga, Indian
Tantra, Eastern and Western Alchemy, and in Reiki.
Chinese Classic, Chuang-Tzu (The True Book of The Southern Land of Blossoms)
“Human Beings are born through the gathering of strength (Chi). What causes the
strength to be gathered? It must be suplemented by “Rei/ Chinese: Ling”..
Life consists of strength (Chi). When Chi is dispersed, life ends. There is only
one life force in the universe.”
How does Ki connect to Rei?
Well, with Rei being the collective universal consciousness...
Collective Universal Consciousness of what?
Everything in the universe, including you and me, is made up of these elements.
So when talking about the collective universal consciousness, the collective represents
these 5 elements in a perfect state = REI.
So KI (Life force energy, Individual consciousness, the field
that radiates from a human being’s soul, ie. you) is also made up of these
elements. If this field is weakened or blocked, then it can no longer keep the body
(the physical body is your tool which you need to keep healthy in order to make
the most of this life) in a state of liveliness. It becomes afflicted and ill, lacking
in orientation and strength. The soul in this body is in the process of forgetting
what it really is, where it comes from and to where it will return.
When we are born we are balanced, pure and clean energies (reason for children being
able to experince the spiritual realm, seeing angels, having imaginary friends)
as we grow we connect more to the earth, forming attachments, and so disconnect
from the higher consciousness, causing blockages and imbalances in ourselves..
This results in us (well, some of us) searching for this balanced state, the need
to be healthy, to find the purpose of being here, to bring darkness to light, to
remind our soul of its true nature to again become orientated.
Reiki is a special healing energy, Ki, that is guided directly by the higher power
which could be
the Supreme Being,
The Universal Mind,
All That Is,
The Great Spirit ...
Reiki is not a religion, it is a personal encounter with the Devine - independant
of any church, sect or holy writing! Reiki is! But it suppports and brings about
consciousness of whatever you believe in.
Because Reiki is guided by the higher power:
- No harm can be done and it always works for the positive benefit of the client.
- It knows exactly what and where to heal, it knows exactly where the negative
Ki exists in the person’s subtle energy system. It will flow to these areas
where it balances this negative Ki by raising the vibration until the negative Ki
cannot hold on to the area it is attached to and is released.
- The negative Ki can be reprogrammed by the Reiki energy and transformed into
positive Ki which restores and maintains health.
- When the body is weak, from a healing crisis or extended illness, Reiki can provide
the body with a very nurturing supply of Ki that helps the organs return to healthy
- On a deeper level, Reiki can also reprogram the persons subconscious mind, releasing
negative thoughts, feelings and memories and even balancing Karma, thus healing
at a level of cause and creating a permanent healing.
So, what differentiates Reiki from other types of healing:
- The ability to perform Reiki comes from receiving an attunement, rather then developing
the ability over time and practise.
- All Reiki techniques are part of lineage, having been passed from teacher to student
through the attunement process, starting with Doc. Usui who first learned to channel
- Reiki is guided by the higher power that knows what vibration or combination of
vibrations to have and how to act, it does not require that one guides the energy
with the mind.
- Reiki can do no harm. 1
What causes the imbalances in our ki?
Ki is effected by the mind and can be directed by the mind. It can be sent
to heal and help others, but it can also be sent to cause problems and even create
illness. It is the positive Ki, created and directed by the subconscious
mind, that empowers all organs of the body and keeps them healthy.
Negative thoughts can come from ones own mind, or from past lives (Karma) or can
be received from others. These thoughts attract and generate negative Ki which can
find its way into out subtle energy fields through weaknesses in our auras and chakras,
which if not looked after starts working its way into our physical bodies, limiting
healthy Ki and restricting the functioning of the bodily organs.
Due to use of free will, we live in a world where a full range It all starts with
a thought. of experience can take place from the very positive to the very negative.
Because we have limited awareness and understanding, we do not always make the best
choices. Sometimes we act out of fear, often selfish egos come into play and begins
directing our thoughts, feelings and actions. When this happens, we move away from
wholeness and create imbalances and distress that have a negative effect on ourselves
and those around us. When we allow our lives to be directed by our spiritual core
then healing takes place, our lives move towards harmony, joy and peace. We end
up see/sawing back and forth between wholeness and discord.
But there is a another part of the universe, which is really just a state of mind,
where only wholeness, harmony, peace, love and joy exist. This involves surrendering
completely to the higher power. The higher dimension has been reconized by every
religion and spiritual path. Young children are aware of it while most adults only
glimpse at it from time to time, if at all. Only a few have entered permanently
in the physical body. This higher dimension is where Reiki energy comes from, where
all is at one with the higher power.
The great beauty and value of Reiki is that it connects us to this part of the universe
where all is guided by the wisdom, love and peace. When we receive a Reiki treatment,
we get a taste of this higher dimension. The path that opens up ahead of Reiki practioners
leads to the continuous surrounding and guidance of love, beauty, wisdom, peace
and grace in every aspect of our mind, lives, our entire beings. As we discover
this deeper intention for ourselves and open more and more to it, our lives will
Everyone knows that electric currents flow through the body, the body regulates
itself by the currents flowing from the brain through the nervous system which connects
every organ and tissue in the body, currents also flow from the heart through the
circulatory system via the saline solution of the blood. Over 50,000 miles of blood
vessels allow the ‘heart electricity’ to every part of the body. Electric currents
flow in and between all the cells in the body as many of the cells actually contain
liquid crystals. All crystals produce piezoelectric effects when pressure is placed
on them. Therefore the liquid crystals are continuously generating electric currents.
And these are just a few...
Whenever you have an electric current flowing through a conductor, a magnetic field
surrounds the conductor. The electric currents flowing in human beings generate
magnetic fields called biomagnetic fields that penetrate and surround the human
body. The heart has the strongest biomagnetic field and has been measured at a distance
of 15 feet, all other organs have their own biomagnetic fields which pulsate at
various frequencies and interact with eachother. An organ will have a specific frequency
when operating at a heathy level and will move away from this level when experiencing
imbalance. The sum of all the biomagnetic fields form a large aggregate biomagnetic
field that surrounds the body which is one of the main components of the aura.
These biomagnetic fields directy effect other fields around the body, ie of another,
this effect can influence the wellbeing of each person as well as the functioning
of the organs and tissues.
Herbert Frohlich (researcher) explains “An assembly of cells,
as in a tissue or organ, will have certain collective frequencies that regulate
important processes, such as cell devision. Normally these control frequencies will
be very stable. If, for some reason, a cell shifts its frequency, entraining signals
from neighbouring cells will tend to reinstall the correct frequency. However, if
a sufficient number of cells get out of step, the strength of the system’s collective
vibrations can decrease to the point where stability is lost. Loss of coherence
can lead to to disease or disorder”. This concurs with the metaphysical
concept that illness starts first in the aura or biomagnetic field before developing
in the physical body.
Hands on body.
Your first attunement:
Receiving an attunement is a very special and personal experience. It can not be
adeuately defined. Everyone will have a different story to tell afterwards.
Just like a radio being tuned into a certain frequency for a clear sound, the attunment
tunes your frequencies to a level where you can fully receive Rei.
After you have received your Reiki 1 attunements certain qualities are activated:
- you become a clear and conscious being who is guided by the higher consciousness
- brings light to soul and energy in your body
- you become balanced, whole and complete so therefore healing starts on all 7 body
- you become an open and clear channel of the universal consciousness, empowering
- being a channel means you are a bridge for the energy/ light to pass through, from
the higher source to yourself, client, imbalanced energy, etc...
- “you can not feed others if you are hungry”, most
importantly becoming a healer means healing yourself, on all levels.
Important points when giving a healing:
- Always transform the incompatible energies (emotions felt from different orgarns
of body, anger, sadness, etc...) to love & light by
placing them gently into the violet flame. And spread
the happy, good feelings.
- Hand position, cupped hand, fingers closed. Always keep 1 hand on the body
- Touch, love & breath. Always breath for the area/
organ/ muscle/ issue of touch. Communicate with it. You will begin to feel when
it is right to clean or empower.
- Reiki is not a meditation, only a healing. Don’t scare your mind with the ‘pressures’
of meditaion. It should not be forced.
- Because Reiki works on the energy levels results are diffcult to see or prove and
this normally brings doubt as our minds are so used to having results as the basis
to work from. This is where trust in Reiki, in yourself,
in the higher consciousness working for the highest good becomes very important.
When you need proof, you lose trust, you lose power.
- Give reiki to everything. Because everything is made
up of the same elements and therefore has the same energy pumping through it. Reiki
can be used for everything, technology, cars, plants, pets, missing objects, money,
- Reiki healing is to be done only with permission.
Responsibilty for one’s own healing is first necessary.
(THE RAINBOW BRDIGE or WHEELS THAT HEAL):
A chakra is a center of organization that receives, assimilates and expresses life
force energy. The word ‘chakra’ literally translates as ‘wheel’ or ‘disk’ and refers
to a spinning sphere of bioenergetic energy branching forward from a subtle energy
channel in the spine. The channel is made up of 3 parts: the Shushumna at the core
of the spine, the most important energy channel; and the Ida and Pingala that flow
back and forth around the outside of the Sushumna. This channel distributes energy
throughout the subtle energy system. There are 7 of these wheels stacked in this
column of energy that starts from the base of the spine (root chakra) to the top
of the head (crown chakra). The frequency and complexity of the energy in each chakra
increases in each successive chakra. The root chakra has very basic, dense energy
(making it easier to see) where the crown chakra has very refined energy. The chakras
are responsible for creating the various kinds of consciousness operating within
our subtle energy systems and are also connected to the complete spectrum of human
experience. There are also minor chakras in the hands, feet, fingertips and shoulders.
Chakras can also be thought of as points where the soul connects with the physical
Understanding the chakras can be very helpful when giving Reiki treatments as any
blocks or negative energies that can lodge in the chakras need to be released in
order for healing to take place.
1. MULADHARA/ ROOT CHAKRA
Location: Base of spine (pointing downwards)
Central Issue: Survival (need for food, shelter, etc...)
Identity: Physical Identity (self-preservation)
Right: To be here/ to have
2. SVADHISTANA/ HARA CHAKRA
Central Issue: Sexuality/ emotions/ relationships
Identity: Emotional Identity (self-gratification)
Right: To feel/ to want
3. MANI PURA/ SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA
Location: Solar Plexus
Central Issue: Power/ will (power centre)
Demon: Anger/ Shame
Identity: Ego Identity (Self-definition)
Right: To act/ to be free
4. ANAHATA/ HEART CHAKRA
Location: Centre of chest/heart
Central Issue: Love/ relationships
Identity: Social identity (Self-acceptance)
Right: To love and be loved
5. VISHUDA /THROAT CHAKRA
Central Issue: Communication
Identity: Creative Identity (self-expression)
Right: To speak and hear the truth
6. AJNA/ 3RD EYE CHAKRA
Location: Between the eyebrows
Central Issue: Intuition/ imagination
Identity: Archetypal Identity (self-reflection)
Right: To see
7. SAHASRARA/ CROWN CHAKRA
Location: Top of head, extends upwards
Central Issue: Awareness
Identity: Universal Identity (Self-knowledge)
Right: To know
The five principles.
The act of bringing Dharma in your life. The sanskrit for Dharma means law. In Buddhist
terminology, dharma means the teachings laid down by Buddha (take action with divine
consciousness and compassion).
This shows the spiritial path that should be followed with Reiki. It aids the practioner
in finding him or herself as it appeals to us to thoroughly scrutinize our own behavior
and give up senseless habits. When we live the Reiki principles, they become our
guiding, ethical light.
KANSHA SHITE (BE GRATEFUL)
I show my attitude with gratitude.
Gratitude means recognition of the special grace, the divine blessing received in
everything that is given to us, no matter how small or large it is. If we accept
from our hearts, we will understand that the right things will always come to us
at the right time.
It builds the root chakra/ the base which has a direct and freeing influence on
the crown chakra.
OKOLU-NA (DON’T GET ANGRY)
I face my anger with awareness.
Anger is the way in which aggressive energy expresses itself when it is short-circuited,
therefore it is separated from constructive action. When we feel anger within ourselves,
we should get to the bottom of this feeling as soon as possible, face it, meditate
over it, deal with it here and now. Then we should think about how this power can
be meaningfully transformed.
It stems with the solar plexus which has a direct influence on the 3rd eye.
SHINPAI SUNA (DON’T WORRY)
I face my worry with awareness.
This life principle deals with the power of fear. If we take a closer look at fear,
we can see that it is just a gaurdian, but many people make it the ruler of their
lives. We need to remember that there are no worries in the present, only past or
future. Worry takes us away from living in the present.
In a certain respect, worries are similar to anger. Meditation, contemplation, intuition
can help us find the actual, real and personal reasons. This allows us to translate
the basic energy caught in the worries and fears into constructive, meaningful actions,
which will ultimately free us. We need to ask ourselves exactly what we fear. In
the light of consciousness the cause of fear will either turn out to be unreal or
right action is realised to remove it.
It stems from the hara chakra which has a direct influence on the throat chakra.
GO WO HAGE ME (WORK HARD)
I do good and honest work.
If we do not seriously involve ourselves in our work, working hard on ourselves
within the scope of our work and filling out our place in the world as well as possible,
then we cannot find the way to ourselves during our working day and we cannot take
our own path. This means that much time is uselessly wasted and lost. When we consider
our occupation or profession as our calling, then we will do good work and treat
our business partners and customers the way they deserve to be treated: as the people
who make it possible for us to take our path to the light. This life principle reminds
us to truly get involved in life, not waste time and use our opportunites.
Whatever I am doing, sharing, learning, experiencing, giving, should come from honesty.
When acting out of self you create your own bad emotions and obstacles, stay true
to who you are.
HITO NI SHINETSU NI (BE KIND TO OTHERS)
I give love and support to every soul on this planet.
This life principle calls upon us to recognize and honor the divine in others. When
we perceive the creative force in everything and learn to respect its workings,
we can take one step further and recognize ourselves in the many mirrors and feel
the flame of life within ourselves.
Becoming a Reiki practitioner involves training at four levels
Introduction to Reiki, how Reiki works, self-healing attunement and meditation.
The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and practical experience. Practice
on self-complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions, the self-treatment
and practice using the traditional Reiki Technique.
This level involves a powerful and intensive course. You learn three powerful divine
symbols through which you can create instant energy and make your life powerful,
comfortable and joyous. You will also learn about healing illness and disease, emotional
and mental problems from a distance and how to release and protect yourself from
all negative thoughts.
3RD LEVEL: Reiki Master Healer Course
The 3rd level is a very powerful and effective course because it involves supreme
powerful healing procedures and the development of mental and spiritual powers,
through which you can establish yourself as a powerful Master Reiki Healer. This
course teaches specific ways to treat various ailments and is for those who seek
to work with Reiki is a more clinical manner.
4TH LEVEL: Reiki Mastership (Teacher Certification)
Full practice of Reiki 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree initiations, completes attunements
of all the world-renowned masters. The Master Teacher Level allows the student to
teach Reiki and significantly uplifts the student's awareness.
Powerful Goal Achievement: Any individual can attain any goal using his/her mental
powers, but with this special, powerful meditation you can quickly achieve your
goals with the support of various Master and Reiki symbols. Plan your life and make
all your dreams come true.
All Reiki courses are certificated and include a Reiki manual. For all Reiki courses,
writing materials are required. All the above Reiki courses are based on traditional
Usui Reiki, with knowledge and teaching from both the Vedic and the Japanese traditions.
Reiki Session: A Reiki treatment is safe, omnipresent and non-manipulative. There
are no substances applied to the body, and the recipient remains fully clothed.
During a full Reiki treatment, the practitioner directs healing energy to several
areas of the head, the upper body and the back, while focus is given to the body's
major organs.As a result, every cell of the body will benefit. In addition to the
formal positions, Reiki can be applied to any part of the body that has been injured.
Reiki treatments can also provide so much more , helping to heal your body on all
levels: physical, emotional and spiritual. Reiki works through bandages and casts,
and can even be transmitted at a distance. Reiki can relieve pain and acute symptoms
quite rapidly while chronic problems may require more extensive treatment. Length
of treatment depends upon the root cause of the problem and the amount of energy
needed to revitalize and bring into balance the ailing area of the body. The experience
of a Reiki treatment is usually a deep feeling of warmth, well-beingand comfort.