HOW REIKI WORKS
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki | pronounced ‘ray-kee’
Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy and is a form of holistic Energy work founded in Japan by Buddhist monk, Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 19th Century.
Reiki means Universal Energy or Universal Life Force Energy. To break it down, 'Rei' means Universal and 'Ki' means Energy. It is the Japanese equivalent of 'Chi' (Chinese), 'Prana' ( Sanskrit), and 'Life Force' (English).
THE SCIENCE OF ENERGY
How Reiki Works to Restore Balance
Universal Life Force or Universal Energy exists in all things. 99% of the human body is made up of atoms and atoms contain energy. Quantum physics teaches us there is no difference between energy and matter. All systems in the human being, from the atomic to the molecular level, are constantly in motion-creating resonance.
It is the energy’s creative intelligence that helps grow life, maintain, sustain and keep us vibrant and healthy. The higher the vibrational frequency, the greater vitality we experience and the more we thrive physically and psychologically. If one's 'life force energy' or frequency is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
It is well understood that frequency of energy in the body and its cells are affected by many things, the foods we eat, our stress levels, attitudes and mental state, toxins, pollution, traumas and injuries (whether they be physical or psychological). Reiki (or pure Universal Life Force Energy) is utilised in Reiki Treatments and works to raise the frequency cumulatively and, much like an onion, layer by layer it works to restore the body, the mind and the soul to its pure, original state.
ACCESSING REIKI ENERGY
THE REIKI PRACTITIONER
The Reiki Practitioner is 'attuned' to the Universal Energy. Much like an antenna on a radio, they are tuned into the right channel. Reiki sessions consist of the Reiki Pracitioner acting as a conduit or 'plugging-in' the client to that channel, to the Universal Energy.
HOW CLIENTS RECEIVE REIKI
A Reiki Practitioner uses a series of hand positions placed on the main energy centres of the client's body and the client, through their Energy Body’s universal intelligence, draws the Reiki for as long as each energy centre needs it.
Timing of the hand positions are different each time and for each person, as the Energy gives each person exactly what they need in that particular moment in time. Its creative intelligence prioritises where the greatest need is and works from there.
The wonderful thing about Reiki is that in a treatment, the Energy is drawn by and for you. Your own creative intelligence knows exactly what is needed for your own restoration, balance and healing. In this way, the Reiki Practitioner is not directing the Energy or getting involved in your healing, but merely acts as a Channel, a conduit to ‘plug’ you in with the Reiki. In other words, it is you that is healing yourself!
TYPES OF REIKI THERAPIES
Reiki can be either:
Facilitated in-person (where you are physically present with the Reiki Practitioner) or
Via Distance Reiki (where you can be anywhere in the world and Reiki is facilitated across space and time).