word Rei as it is used in Reiki is interpreted to mean supernatural
knowledge or spiritual consciousness.
This is the wisdom that comes from God or the Higher Self. This
is the God-Consciousness which is all knowing.
Ki means the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit.
Ki is the life force.
It is also called the vital life force or the universal life
force. This is the nonphysical energy that animates all living
things. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating
through it and surrounding it; when it dies, the life force departs.
If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in its
flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high,
and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Life force
plays an important role in everything we do.
It animates the body and also is the primary energy of our
emotions, thoughts and spiritual life. The Chinese place great
importance on the life force or what they call Chi. They have
studied it for thousands of years and have discovered there are
many different kinds of Chi. The "Yellow Emperor's Classic
of Internal Medicine" which is over 4,000 years old, lists
thirty-two different kinds of Chi or Ki.
Ki is used by martial artists in their physical training and
mental development. It is used in meditative breathing exercises
called Pranayama, and by the shamans of all cultures for divination,
psychic awareness, manifestation and healing. Ki is the nonphysical
energy used by all healers.
Ki is present all around us and can be accumulated and guided
by the body & the mind.
is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation
that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands"
to transfer "life force energy. If one's "life force energy" is
low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, if it
is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
does not depend on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual
development and therefore is available to everyone.
is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing
and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective
in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always
creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with
all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side
effects and promote recovery.
amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use
Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to
the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on
during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the
student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy"
to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
is so simple that a child can use it.
The energy transfer vitalizes body cells. By the end of the
treatment all body systems (blood supply, nerves, organs, etc.)
are operating in a stronger, more normal way. Delivery of the
energy is standardized and the Reiki practitioner need not know
Reiki can be used on yourself as well as on others.
You feel better after giving a treatment than before.
Giving Reiki to another person actually increases your own vitality,
since you are only a "pipeline" and some of the energy
flow is assimilated by you.
You don't take on your client's problems.
You can use Reiki in emergency situation as well as on long-standing
Reiki can be used effectively as a result of accidents that
have just happened. Cuts, burns, bruises, whiplashes, and many
other injuries respond dramatically when Reiki is applied as
soon as possible after an accident.