What Is Reiki?

The simplest definition of the word Reiki is Universal or Spiritual (Rei) – Life Force or Energy (Ki). It is a simple and powerful system of energy work that anyone can learn to use for developing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual harmony and wholeness in themselves and for assisting others.

It is believed that energy will course through the practitioner’s hands when placed on or near a potential recipient. Some teachings emphasize the significance of the practitioner’s intention or presence in this process, while others assert that the energy is drawn by the recipient’s injury to stimulate or amplify natural healing processes. The belief is that the energy possesses intelligence, indicating that Reiki has an innate understanding of where to facilitate healing, even in the absence of a practitioner’s hands in the specific area.

When discussing healing, one might initially think of a sound physical body. However, the fundamental essence of healing is completeness. The process of healing involves achieving wholeness on various levels of existence—physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Imbalance among the mind, body, and spirit leads to illness. Genuine well-being is attained by restoring harmony and equilibrium to the entire being, not just within itself but also in connection with the Earth and the Universe. The journey towards healing commences with the discovery of our aspiration to be well and whole.

Without the motivation to be well and the intention to act in our own behalf we can not become well.

Reiki is a means to empowering us to become whole in all ways.

Benefits of Reiki

While Reiki, as a healing modality, inherently carries a spiritual essence, it is not a religion. No requirements exist for individuals to alter their religious or spiritual beliefs when receiving or practicing Reiki. You are free to maintain your existing beliefs and encouraged to autonomously decide the nature of your religious practice.

Reiki energy operates harmoniously with various healing methods, including conventional approaches like drugs, surgery, and psychological care, as well as alternative therapies. It is important to note that Reiki should not replace standard medical care or delay consulting a healthcare professional for health issues. Reiki sessions are best viewed as a complementary practice rather than a substitute for collaboration with your doctor.

What Is A Reiki Attunement?

Using Reiki Energy

The ability to channel the specific healing energy functions we call Reiki is received from a process called Attunement. This is the process by which the Reiki teacher (Reiki Master) passes on the ability to channel the Reiki energy. This involves a process of clearing any blocks to Reiki in your aura and connecting you to the ability to run Reiki energy by means of a direct transmission to your energy body (aura).

There are many different energy systems that use attunement. Reiki is one of the most well known and is an excellent basic all purpose system. It is easy to learn and is not burdened with a lot of esoterica or dogma. Once a student has been attuned, that ability remains with them for life, and the student remains a student for life because there is always something new to learn

The attunement opens the palm chakras and energy channels, if this is needed, and connects you to the specific Reiki Shakti healing frequencies.

The attunement also allows us to direct these energies for specific purposes. Attunement is usually given during instruction in the various techniques involved in practicing Reiki.

Reiki is most often taught in three levels designated I, II and III, with III being the Master/Teacher level. In level one people are taught basic techniques for hands on treatment for self and others. In Level two one learns techniques for remote healing and receives an attunement for using symbols to activate specific functions for mental and emotional healing and for increasing the connection and effect of Reiki. Level three adds a spiritual or intuitive healing energy function and the ability to attune others to use Reiki themselves. Become a Reiki Practitioner.

healing energy of reiki

After becoming a Reiki practitioner you do not diagnose others. You must take care not to alarm a client or to violate laws against diagnosis by non medical professionals. You can ask questions or suggest they see a Doctor about areas of concern.