What is Reiki ?
Reiki is a very ancient science.Reiki in Japanese means universal life Force Energy. It is made of two parts, ‘Rei’— meaning universal, transcendental spirit, and ‘Ki’— meaning energy or power.
Reiki is a method of connecting universal energy with the body’s innate power of healing. Reiki is simple and anybody can learn it. The possibility of self-treatment makes it quite advantageous. Self-treatment amplifies the life force energy in our body releasing the withheld emotions and energy blocks. The results may not be immediately perceptible but it is definitely helpful in relieving stress and helping the person think positive.
As in most things Reiki must be experienced to be appreciated. Practicing Reiki helps create harmony in the body, giving a deep sense of peace and relaxation.
Principles of Reiki :-
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings :- One must live in a state of gratitude, consciously appreciating and thanking the many blessings of life. It helps in transforming negative attitudes into positive ones.
Just for today, I will not worry :- Negative thoughts indicate a lack of faith in Searchd and hinder the outcome of our efforts. A positive frame of mind, makes the situations appear far better than they would otherwise be.
Just for today I will not be angry :- Persons who know and have developed the ability to handle anger, have made their lives happy.
Just for today I will do my work honestly :- Doing the work honestly and facing the truth in all things brings a peace of mind and calmness which can transform the person and raise his self-esteem.
Just for today I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing :- To help in healing the whole world and developing a loving atmosphere, we must show respect to all living things.
Effects and Benefits of Reiki :-
Reiki is an extremely effective technique for total relaxation and stress reduction. Reiki can not only effect changes in the physical structure of the body by helping to regenerate organs and re-build tissues but also helps to create balance on the mental level.
One of the greatest benefits is self treatment. Treating oneself helps to release withheld emotions and energy blocks.
Reiki has been found to :
(1) Balance the energy
(2) Reverse aging process.
(3) Amplify the energy levels.
(4) It heals holistically.
(5) It can never do damage since it flows in quantities necessary for the recipient.
How Does Reiki Heal?
Life force is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. It flows through the body through certain pathways, which are called chakras and meridians. Also, it creates energy field— aura, which surrounds the body and permeates it.
Reiki heals by tapping into this life force and regulating its flow. Life force becomes disrupted when negative thought attach themselves to the energy field and obstruct the flow of vital energy, resulting in disease. Reiki straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus leading to positive thoughts and life force to flow in a healthy way.
Reiki treatment is done by laying hands gently on various parts of the body with fingers closed tight. The recipient feels a kind of flowing sensation, often combined with sensation of warmth.
Some recipients of Reiki say that they never before experienced such a deep sense of peace and relaxation. The recipient is brought into a state of unity with the harmony of the universe, and then he can heal himself by using his natural ability.
Reiki functions on all levels— mental and spiritual, physical and emotional. It cleanses the body of all toxins and encourages the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It amplified and balances energy, increases awareness and creativity helps, helps in releasing the blocked emotions and stress leading to total relaxation.
The Difference between Reiki and other Healing Methods :-
Reiki is simple.As compared to other forms of therapy which may demand months of training, Reiki can be learnt in a weekend. The ability to learn Reiki is not dependant on any special attributes in the learner. It is passed on from one the teacher to the student and he can then do Reiki. So, even a child can learn Reiki. In other forms healing, the healer must concentrate hard on sending energy. In Reiki, once the initial intention to treat has been completed and the hands have been placed on the body, the energy is drawn on its own.
Reiki is quite effective for self-treatment. Reiki is always with the personal and requires no special devices. Whenever there is pain somewhere, or when there is a feeling of tiredness, Reiki can be used to energize and calm down.