Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a laying-on of hands healing technique thought to be thousands of years old. Allegedly, it originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice that was rediscovered in the late 1800's by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist. It is very simple yet powerful healing art that can be used on your self as well as others and can easily be learned by everyone.
The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words - "rei," meaning "Universal Spirit," and "ki." Meaning "life force energy." The word Reiki, therefore, refers to a balanced cosmic and life force energy. Because of its qualities of universal energy, it seems to have a basic consciousness which, when used for healing, is able to provide exactly what is needed on all levels. Reiki treatments work by dissolving or eliminating toxic energy and substances from many levels of ones being whether it be physical, emotional, mental or beyond. It also works to strengthening the harmonious forces at the same time. Reiki helps to create a harmonious environment within ones being so true healing can take place.
Healers that have been attuned to the Reiki healing "current" will find that their natural healing energies are enhanced. They also describe their healing energies as being more powerful and directed than before.
It is the unique blend of energy which makes the Reiki current such a powerful form of life force and which lends it the amazing ability to heal not just the physical body, but also on mental, emotional and spiritual levels as well. As one is opened up through the attunement process, that person becomes an open channel for the Reiki energy to flow through. The energy is constantly circulating in their body and energy field from that point on. Additionally, when they place their hands on an object, whether it be a person, pet, tree or crystal, the energy flows into that object as well.
Reiki is transferred to students by Reiki Master Teachers through a series of attunements. During an attunement process, a series of symbols are sealed into the person's energy field and they are given an Angelic guide to assist them in channeling the higher vibrations of energy. The attunement process opens up an individual permanently to the Reiki energy so that one can give Reiki treatments to self and others. Reiki has been traditional taught in three degrees or levels and there is a specific attunement for each degree of training.
First degree Reiki is primarily an etheric/physical healing energy. It has a tremendous ability to balance the chakras, remove negative energy from a person's auric field, relieve stress and heal the body in general.
Second degree energy deals primarily with healing the mental and emotional levels of one's being. First degree energy is enhanced and amplified at least four times, and one is taught how to send the healing Reiki energy over a distance as well as to other points in time. Other advanced techniques are taught that can facilitate deep emotional healing, which is often the true cause of dis-ease.
Third degree energy is of very spiritual nature. It integrates all levels of one's being and, as a result, initiates High Self contact. Master/Teacher training provides one with the ability to attune others and teach Reiki I, II or III classes.
The Usui systems of three separated attunement processes is very well integrated and balanced. It cleanses, opens up and literally unites all levels of one's being. It is arguably the finest spiritual healing system available today.
This was written by Anthony Glenn Agee, TRM