Hands-on healing has existed since the ancient times of Jesus and Buddha. For thousands of years, humans have instinctively placed their hands on areas of their body when experiencing stomachaches, headaches, and injuries, not as a conscious, but a reflexive reaction to pain and distress. We all naturally possess this healing ability, and anyone can easily learn how to this hands-on healing method for ourselves, our loved ones, friends and pets by taking a one-day Reiki class. This ability is a natural part of our birthright as human beings.
Reiki is a complete and effective system of healing and personal development that supports us in being healthy, happy and whole. It offers a set number of concepts, principles, self-purification techniques and meditations that help us cultivate of our vital life energy (Ki) to help us feel more vibrant, alive, more balanced and content in life. Reiki has five key elements that facilitate self-healing and self-development for living a healthy life.
The word Reiki means “spiritual energy”. The top character of the Reiki symbol “Rei” represents the highest spiritual intelligence of the universe. This is the higher intelligence that tells our heart when to beat, our other organs how to function optimally, our skin cells to renew after a cut, and guides a forest to heal and rejuvenate itself after a devastating forest fire. The bottom character, “ki” represents the primal life energy of the universe which surrounds and interpenetrates all of creation and is responsible for the life and well-being of all living things. Therefore a good definition of Reiki, and what distinguishes it from other energy, is that...
Reiki is the primal life energy of the universe guided by the highest spiritual intelligence of the universe.
Since Reiki is guided by the highest spiritual intelligence of the universe, it has an innate wisdom that knows the root cause of every physical, mental and emotional illness and knows how to heal them. Reiki is free of any negativity and it promotes love, health, peacefulness, compassion and every beneficial life-supporting quality. Reiki is also gentle and completely safe and cannot cause harm. It can only be used for the highest good as it restores all it touches on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels to optimal functioning, making us whole and complete.
Reiki, the healing method (Reiki Ho), was originally developed in Kyoto, Japan between 1922 and 1926 by Mikao Usui after he experience satori or enlightenment while meditating and fasting on the sacred mountain, Mount Kurama in 1922. Since then Reiki has spread throughout the world and is now recognized as a superior healing technique.
Reiki can be learned by anyone — no special skills are needed. Reiki is learned from a Reiki Shihan (Master Teacher) whom, in addition to instruction and class practice in how to use Reiki, uses a series of attunements to help the student awaken their natural healing abilities. The attunements also help the student become a clear channel for the healing energy to flow freely through them and connect to the Source of Reiki and it’s infinite wisdom.
Reiki balances, energizes and revitalizes all systems of the mind-body-spirit. It helps relieve pain and stress, promotes relaxation, helps release limiting beliefs and unwanted emotional patterns, and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki is not only a powerful method for healing oneself and others, it is also a wonderful tool for personal growth and spiritual self-realization. In essence, Reiki is a complete system of healthy living that empowers individuals to realize their true potential as human beings.
Reiki is offered with hands on or close to the body. It can be used anywhere, anytime especially for ourselves, such as in a meeting at work, or on an airplane flight, or even at bedtime to promote deep, restful sleep. It can safely be used for any type of illness, condition or situation. Reiki also complements and enhances all other forms of healing, including traditional healthcare and medical practices. In addition, Reiki bridges all beliefs, cultures and enhances all religious practices.
Note: Reiki is not a substitute for traditional diagnosis or medical care. It’s important for a person experiencing symptoms of illness to seek the advice of a qualified health care practitioner.
Northeast Reiki Center offers traditional Usui Japanese Reiki Training, Personal Reiki Treatments and Monthly Reiki Healing Groups for the Greater Boston and Metrowest, MA communities. P. O. Box 1183, Framingham, Massachusetts 01701