About Reiki

What exactly is Reiki energy and how does it work? Reiki is multi-faceted and profound, and its effects can take volumes of books to describe. Thankfully, you don’t have to describe it or mentally understand it to experience it in a deep way.

Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. It is a gentle and soothing energy which flows from Source (the Divine, the Universe, the Creator and Presence are other names for Source), through the practitioner, to the client. Reiki is not directed by the practitioner, but has its own wisdom, flowing to whichever parts of the client’s energetic system that are in need.
Reiki restores the body’s natural energy flow and self-healing ability by removing blockages that may have developed due to emotional, physical or spiritual issues. It fosters clarity of mind, enhances emotional and energetic balance and peace, eases aches and pains and relieves stress and tension.
Reiki isn’t taught as other healing methods. Yes, there are classes, but the ability to channel Reiki is accomplished through “attunements” by a Reiki Master to the student.

The Reiki 1 attunement opens the Reiki channels so the student can give Reiki to himself and others. The Reiki 2 attunement opens the channels further and confers the ability to send Reiki via distance and into the past or future. Advanced Reiki Training opens the Reiki channels further and Reiki Master Training gives the student the ability to give attunements to others so that they can also practice Reiki. I teach all levels of Usui Reiki.

Reiki is, first and foremost, a spiritual practice that fosters awareness, connection to the Divine within, and wholeness. Relief of symptoms is actually a beneficial side effect of Reiki practice that can be used to help foster greater levels of wellness in yourself and others!

For practitioners, Reiki is an integral part of our own self-care, bringing us to balance, focus, and Presence as we treat ourselves daily. When I meditate during my home practice, I open to the touch of the Divine as I clear my mind of the cares of the day. I can honestly say that Reiki helps me to do this. It is a very balancing and beneficial energy that is always available to me. It has helped deepen my spiritual life and has brought me well-being. Reiki helps me to sense my connection to and equanimity with everything and everyone. Compassion unfolds within me even as it envelops me. I become peaceful inside. And then this positivity carries over into every part of my life.

Reiki is not a religion. There are no rules associated with Reiki, nor churches or temples. People from all walks of life and religious backgrounds practice Reiki and find that it enhances their spiritual walk.

Reiki energy flows from Source, so it is always good, pure and life-enhancing.

I recommend the website Reiki.org for a detailed history of Reiki, going back to its modern-day founder, Mikao Usui. Another good resource about Reiki’s history is Reiki, The True Story, An Exploration of Usui Reiki, by Don Beckett.

About Reiki