"Only within yourself exists that reality for which you long. I can give you nothing that has not already its being within yourself. I can throw open to you no picture gallery but your own soul." - Hermann Hesse
Reiki (pronounced ray-key), is a Japanese word made up of two syllables: Rei – Spiritual wisdom, mysterious power, essence - Universal Ki (Chi in Chinese) – Vital life force, light - Life Energy
Reiki means ‘Universal life energy’, and can also mean ‘soul energy’, ‘spiritually guided life force energy’. It is a method of drawing concentrated life force energy and radiating it. It allows you to tap into an unlimited supply of “Universal life force energy” to improve health and enhance the quality of your life as well as others. Reiki treats the whole person including their mind, body, emotions and spirit. It also creates many beneficial effects such as feelings of peace, security and well-being. Reiki is touch therapy, a natural energy technique that unlocks inner flow of vital energy to restore inner balance.
What is Reiki? Reiki is a spiritual, vibrational healing practice used to promote balance throughout the human system. Reiki does not involve physical manipulation or the ingestion or application of any substances, but works with the subtle vibrational field thought to surround and penetrate the body. (Reiki is commonly translated from the Japanese as universal life energy.) Reiki treatment is usually facilitated by light, non-manipulative touch to a clothed recipient. You can get Reiki treatments from a either a professional, or you can learn to give yourself Reiki-treatment as a daily wellness practice.
People receiving Reiki often express a sense of connection to their own innate spirituality. There is, however, no religious belief system attached to Reiki. Reiki was originally developed as a practice for self-care, and students were encouraged to give treatment to and receive treatment from others. The practice can be easily learned by anyone who is interested, regardless of age (children through seniors) or condition of health.
Some people practice or receive Reiki to strengthen their wellness; others use it to help cope with symptoms, such as pain or fatigue, or to support their medical care. According to a national survey published in 2007, 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children received one or more sessions of an energy therapy such as Reiki in the previous years.
Benefits of healing energy Releasing stress and tension Accelerating the body’s natural healing abilities Promoting better sleep Reducing blood pressure Strengthening the immune system Reducing some of the side effects of drugs Increasing vitality and postponing the aging process Raising the body’s vibration/spiritual frequency Supporting spiritual growth Bringing balance and clarity
The Reiki Principles are seen as the art of inviting happiness, and a tool to heal illnesses.
Just for today, I will not worry. Just for today, I will not be angry. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings. Just for today, I will do my work honestly. Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing. Just for today Time is a psychic event created by people. It can be understood as an illusion created by the human mind… The only time that truly exists is The Now, the present moment. Just for today, since only Now truly exist.
Just for today, I will let go of worry Worrying is a habit we hold, which relates to something in the future. We usually worry about an event that may (or may not) happen in the coming days. Thus, worry is mere by-product of the illusion time…
Just for today, I will let go of anger Anger is outcome of fear that is hidden within us. When we are afraid of being mentally “attacked” we tend to “attack first”, or getting in to defensive using the tool of anger. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings Think of at least five things in your life to be grateful for. Start by thinking of one thing only which you should be thankful for. When you think of one thing only, soon you will see more things to be thankful for… Just for today, I will do my work honestly Emperor Meiji said: ‘You have a pure soul if you have nothing to be ashamed of in front of God, whom you cannot see, who knows you all.’ Doing our work honestly is not just about how we ‘earn a living’, but how we are ‘living’ Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing All things are part of the so-called Divine. One Life, one Source, one God. We are all One. Treat others as you would like them to treat you. Love your neighbor as you love yourself.