Reiki is a Japanese word meaning 'Universal
life Energy'. i.e. The Divine Life Giving Force. The Japanese theologist Dr. Mikao Usui discovered this art of healing by transferring Universal life energy. Reiki encompasses all religions. It is the ultimate ecumenical link.
Dr. Mikao Usui, who rediscovered Reiki, was a Christian monk. He travelled all over India studying with Zen Buddhists. Reiki is best on a master/teacher relationship and on student initiations as basis of learning. Reiki means 'Rei- Spirit, Soul, universal Ki- Energy'. Together they could mean 'Soul Energy' or spirit energy. So, Reiki is a balance of earth and humanity. Reiki is a harmonizing energy; it enters and balances out any imbalances within the system of our body. It is the greatest vibration of life energy available to human being. It allows us to make contact with the impulses alive in the world, thus conveying "one ness". All human problems and physical disorders are ultimately due to "Separateness" from the world.
Reiki is a healing technique by hand. It is a simple technique and anybody can learn it. To learn Reiki one must first be initiated by a Reiki master. This is the one hand only way. The traditional Reiki Degrees are taught after which the person can become Grand master called ship shihan. When you learn Reiki from a master, he gives you the attunements. The attunements align your crown, third eye, throat and heart chakras, minor chakras in the palms of your hands and work on the electro magnetic field of the body. The more you use Reiki the stronger it gets and the more it becomes part of your life. Reiki can never cause harm to anybody because Reiki is guided by the god- consciousness. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. One never need worry about whether to give Reiki or not. It is always helpful.
In addition, because the practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on, or what to heal, the practitioner is not in danger of taking on the karma of the client. Because the practitioner is not doing the healing, it is also much easier for the ego to stay out of the way and allow the presence of God to clearly shine through. Reiki is channeled healing, therefore the Reiki practitioner's energies are never deputed. Infact, the Reiki consciousness considers both the practitioner and the client to be in need of healing, so that both get treated. Because of this, giving a treatment always increases ones energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well being.
The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity and neither does one have to to learn meditate it. It does not take years of practice to learn Reiki. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As soon as this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Because of this, it can be easily learned by anyone. Reiki is a pure form of healing, not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability. Because of this, the personality of the healer is less likely to cloud the significance of the experience. The feeling of being connected directly to God's healing, love and protection is clearly apparent.
In addition to using Reiki on others, you can also treat yourself with Reiki. This is one of the wonderful advantages of Reiki. It works just as well on yourself as it does on others. Complete instruction is given in the Reiki Training for self - Treatment. Clairvoyant observation has indicated that Reiki is Bipolar in nature. It is made up of both male and female healing energies. The male part comes from the above part of the body. It is associated with the crown and higher chakras and is called Shiva in the tantra system.
The female part comes from below i.e. lower part of the body, it is associated with the root chakra and is called shakti in the tantra system. These two energies communicate with each other and decide how much of each polarity is needed so that when the energies leave the hands, they have the proper combination of male and female healing energies for the person being treated. We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called Aura. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of physical body. Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of 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. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. q