What is Reiki?

What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray – key) is a Japanese word meaning ‘Universal Life Energy’. The energy found in all things. It is a form of deep relaxation and stress reduction, which also promotes healing.

At some point, you may have ran across an article on holistic healing or energy healing and found references to Reiki used as an alternative healing therapy. Here is what Wikipedia says about it:

“Reiki is a form of spiritual practice, used as a complementary therapy, proposed for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental diseases. Practitioners use a technique similar to the laying on of hands, which they say will channel “healing energy” (ki). Practitioners state that energy flows through their palms to bring about healing and that the method can be used for self-treatment as well as treatment of others.”

Spiritual Wisdom and Universal Energy

The word “Rei” refers to spiritual wisdom. “Ki” is life energy or the vital life force. All living things have a life energy surrounding us and flowing within us. It relates to our spirituality, thoughts, and emotions.

What Is Reiki?

Reiki works by clearing each of the chakras, which are your body’s energy portals. These portals can sometimes become clogged when the body is under repeated stresses that it cannot clear the stuck energy on its own. This slows the energy flow in and around the body.

When that happens the energy flow becomes inadequate to clear the negative feelings, thoughts, and emotions from our mind and body. Our “Ki” needs to flow freely in order for our mind and body to remain healthy. When it cannot, our body’s organs start giving us strong signals that something is wrong, in the form of sickness and dis-ease. Reiki helps the energy to flow freely again so the body can repair itself. Read more about the healing benefits of Reiki.

Benefits of Reiki

Reiki reduces stress and tension and relaxes the entire body. It can also help boost your immune system and reduce pain. It can help clear emotional blocks and clear your mind along with lifting some forms of depression. Chronic conditions can also be relieved or eliminated with Reiki treatments.

Is Reiki a Religion?

No, there is no particular belief system attached to this process of energy healing, so anyone can benefit from a treatment or learn to give a Reiki treatment. It is open to all who wish to receive healing.

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My Experiences

As someone who has recently completed Reiki Level 1 Practitioner Training, I can say that it has been a wonderful self-healing experience, both for my mind and physical body. The ability to use Universal Energy to heal yourself and learn to have that energy pass through you to heal others is something everyone has the ability to learn and experience.

Learn Reiki At Home

One of the questions I had before taking this class related to online learning. Can you learn Reiki at home without taking an expensive in-person class? At the time I took this course there was not much available online, but that has changed. I now think you can learn Reiki just as effectively through distance learning and have found a course that can teach you the basics. Check it out here and see what you think for yourself. Click here to find out more about Pure Reiki Healing.

What about you? What are your experiences with Reiki? Have you ever had a healing session or are you a practitioner? If so, what were your experiences? I would love to hear your comments below!

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2 thoughts on “What is Reiki?”

  1. The success of Reiki, I think, is largely attributed to the fact that it is life-changing. It does not only transform the person practicing it but also the people a Reiki practitioner interacts with.

  2. Hello, lm a level II reiki practitioner 8 months now . Ive been doing self heeling mainly and occasionally sessions on my girlfriend. Im very thankful for your work here because it’s helped me realize I should get out and do healing sessions. Again thank you very much and keep up the good work !


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