word Rei as it is used in Reiki is interpreted to mean supernatural
knowledge or spiritual consciousness.
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.
Reiki 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.
Reiki does not depend on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone.
Reiki 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.