What is Reiki
Reiki is a stress relieving technique, providing relaxation and also promotes healing. It is a Japanese technique, by using special methods by hands. It depends on the life force energy, as it is based on the conception that there is a life force energy prevails all around us. When this energy is low we tend to get sick and feel stress and if its high then we capable of handling stressful situations and live happy and healthy. Reiki practitioners believe this energy flows through living organisms.
The word Reiki is synthesis of two Japanese words Rei +ki. Rei means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki stands for “life force energy”. So Reiki stands for “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki practitioners often heal patients by breaking this negative energy and replacing it with the positive one, which lies in the hands of the practitioners. It is said that hands of the reiki practitioner tend to grow hot during giving this treatment as they channel this energy to help their clients. Ability to use Reiki is transferred to a student by Reiki master. Reiki is a special method not just solely dependant on spiritual development of a person or his intellectual abilities. It has been taught in different cultures throughout the ages in many countries.
Reiki is a method used for spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in healing almost every known illness creating miraculous effects on the overall health of a person. It also works in combination with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to reduce side effects and promote recovery. This technique is more popular than allopathic, which only targets the disease itself but this is for healing of mind, body as well as spirit creating overall benefit to a person.
Although Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no code of belief, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. Reiki is considered not to be dependent on belief at all and anyone can master it whether one have special beliefs or not. Many people believe that Reiki takes them closer to experience their religion and religion is not just left as an intellectual concept as it is in close connection with God. Reiki parishioners with their talent do their best to promote peace and harmony in the world.
It is still significant to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others even though it’s not a religion in itself. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, suggested these simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are almost widespread across all cultures.