What is it?
Pronounced “Ray-Key” meaning Universal Life Force Energy. It is acknowledged worldwide by health care professionals and scientists, that in order to maintain homeostatis the life force energy must flow freely around the body.
Our bodies have a subtle energy system through which this vital energy flows, and it is essential to our survival. We are born with this energy intact, but when it becomes low or blocked we have the potential to become ill or suffer from “dis-ease”.
There are many things which contribute to the disruption of our energy flow. Life today can be hectic and stressful and this can reflect on our health, and although stress is a part of all our lives, it is how we deal with it that can badly affect us.
Just for today, do not worry. Just for today, do not anger. Honor your parents, teachers, and elders. Earn your living honestly. Show how gratitude to everything.
Dr. Mikao Usui
I am trained in the Usui Ryoho system of Reiki, re-discovered by Dr Mikao Usui in Japan in the late 1800’s. He had a keen interest in healing and studied in his practised religion as a Christian, extending his studying into Buddhism. He embarked on a quest to fully understand what or indeed who created the healing, which led him to have an enlightening experience whilst fasting in the mountains for 21 days. He tested what he was shown, and was himself put to the test as he learned that people must first accept responsibility for themselves, and their health. He also learned that when something is given away, the recipient must show gratitude and be appreciative for what they receive, thus honouring the giver and the gift.
He passed his teachings onto Dr Chujiro Hayashi, who trained Mrs Hawayo Takata, and Reiki was then introduced to the Western world. It is practised world-wide today and is recognised by Complimentary and allopathic practitioners.
What will happen during a Reiki treatment?
The practitioner will discuss with you any health problems which you may be experiencing or may have had in the past. You will remain fully clothed whilst having the Reiki , and the treatment will last about 1 hour. The practitioner will place their hands either on, or just above you, in a sequence covering the whole body. Their hands may become warm and you may feel deeply relaxed and safe. People report many different feeling whilst having a Reiki treatment and it is very much an individual experience. After the treatment you will be advised to drink plenty of water to aid de-toxification, and you may feel calm and relaxed. You may feel a surge in energy, a well-being feeling, clarity of mind and peacefulness, lighter in your body as if a weight had been lifted from you. This is due to the shifts in energy within you and the changes may well take place for a few days following treatment.
What can Reiki Treat?
Reiki may be helpful with numerous problems as it works on a fundamental level. The only limitations are the ones placed by the recipient because they are unwilling to cast off old habits and accept change and healing.
Reiki has been useful in treating a host of illnesses or “dis-eases”. It is very relaxing, sometimes taking the recipient into a medatitive state and generally leaving them with a “chilled- out” feeling after treatment. Reiki treats the person and not the symptoms, which may only be an indicator of a problem.