What is Reiki
Reiki is a form of hands on healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back many thousands of years.
The original name, disciplines and techniques of Reiki were lost due to the traditional method of passing knowledge from generation to generation by word of mouth. Exactly when this ancient art of healing disappeared is difficult to determine. However, we do know that it was rediscovered by a Japanese Scholar and monk name Dr Mikao Usui.
Reiki is a two syllable Japanese word meaning universal life force. Although the proper Japanese pronunciation is RYE-KEY, it has been westernised to RAY-KEY.
Rei means universal, omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. Esoterically Rei means spiritual consciousness, the omniscient wisdom from God or the higher self.
Ki is the non physical vitality that gives life to all living things. Many cultures understand and recognise the importance of Ki energy and how it impacts our lives and well-being.
In China, this concept is called Chi where it originated over 5,000 years ago.
What is Ki Energy
Ki energy can be activated for the purpose of healing. When you feel healthy and full of enthusiasm, the flow of Ki energy in your body is high and unencumbered.
Life seems easier to deal with and you have a higher resistance to illness and disease.
However, when your Ki energy is low because maybe you are under stress or feeling unhappy and tired you will be more susceptible to disease and sickness.
Your attitude will be generally negative and you will find it difficult to deal with life’s challenges.
Ki is the very essence of the soul; it leaves the body when a person dies.
How Does Reiki Work?
The human body is made up of over 50 trillion cells. Each cell contains omniscient wisdom and is connected to the universe and every living thing within it. A good analogy is to think
of the universe as a huge ocean of water. Every living thing within that ocean is like a tiny droplet. Together these droplets make up and are part of Reiki the universal life force.
Reiki is part of our genetic structure. An in built intelligence that energises the mind body and spirit.
Reiki stimulates growth, health, life and healing. When it is freely allowed to flow around the body it can keep us alive and healthy for over one hundred and twenty years.
Unfortunately, bad habits and poor choices result in the flow of Reiki being stifled.
It is important to note that Reiki cannot be destroyed. Even when we die and the life force leaves our body it continues to exist as part of the universe.
Through neglect and ignorance we abuse this vital component of life.
When the mind body and spirit are in harmony the biological intelligence that governs the body’s resources and allows it to heal itself and function correctly are intensified.
Reiki is the key that unlocks the body’s optimum capabilities.
There are seven main energy centres in the body that control the flow of the universal life force. They are called the Chakras.
Each chakra is responsible for supplying energy to specific parts of the body.
When they are blocked or clogged the body becomes sick and the flow of energy is diluted.
A full Reiki treatment reopens the chakras and re-balances the flow of the universal life force around the body.
A person will normally need four full treatments on four consecutive days to boost the flow of Reiki energy. This will stimulate the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities.
Normally the body will begin by cleansing itself of toxins. As the poisons are removed, the body becomes re-balanced and the healing process can begin.
Many cultures have developed techniques and disciplines that stimulate the flow of KI energy around the body.
However, Reiki is the easiest to learn and administer.
The techniques are simple to master. The results are profound.
How Reiki Can Help You?
There are a number of benefits to be gained, which occur without any effort from a daily Reiki self-treatment including:
- relax you when you are stressed
- brings about deep relaxation
- centres your thoughts when you are confused
- energises you when you feel drained
- calms you when you are frightened
- focuses your mind and helps you to solve problems
- relieves pain
- accelerates natural healing of wounds
- improves health
- gradually clears up chronic problems
- helps prevents the development of disease
- detoxifies the body
- dissolves energy blockages
- releases emotional wounds
- increases the vibrational frequency of the body
- helps change negative conditioning & behaviour
Reiki is a gift to be savoured and enjoyed. Remember the more you use Reiki the stronger and more profound it becomes. Daily use could extend your own life by a number of years.
Effects of Reiki for Children
Many people believe that Reiki is for adults only. However, Reiki is for everyone – infants toddlers, teenagers, young people, elderly, plants, animals – every living thing.
We are living in a very stressful era, therefore, many parents are learning the use and how to use Reiki to help children to focus relax and recover from any sort of problems in their life.
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Reiki and Infants
Did you know that Reiki is being used in ICUs of hospitals for children under supervision of machines and ventilators? Reiki helps infants to feel relaxed in stressful situations.
Reiki also helps to soothe babies with colic issues. Only 10 minutes is needed to help babies feel better. It also helps mothers of newly born children to handle the stresses and hormonal fluctuations.
Reiki for Toddlers
Reiki for toddlers and for children going to school can help make their memory sharp and focused. Children are less hyper and their energy is better. You can have your child busy reading a book while giving them Reiki.
Reiki for Children
Reiki is beneficial for all ages of children – even teenagers. It helps them to deal with stresses of mind, body, spirit. After receiving a reiki session, children have a balanced body and find it easy to take any sort of tests for activities.
Reiki can also help children with their emotions that are stuck such s anxiety.
Reiki can also be learned by kids. The feedback of children is honest and heartwarming.
Reiki is a kind of hug lasting for a lifetime on a person.