What Is Reiki Energy Healing?
The Japanese healing technique of Reiki (pronounced “ray-key”) means Universal (rei), life-force energy (ki).
Reiki is a form of hands-on healing where a therapist balances and restores unseen life-force energies in and around the body to stimulate physical and emotional well-being.
These universal life-force energies are considered invaluable for sustaining life and health by many Eastern cultures and traditions (and a growing number of Western societies).
The Origins of Reiki
The Reiki system of healing was rediscovered around 1822 by a Japanese spiritualist, healer, physician and scholar known as Dr. Mikao Usui.
He was led to search for the secret behind the miracle healings of Jesus and Buddha. After many years of research, he became convinced that verses of the Buddhist Lotus Sutras contained keys to understanding.
The prayerful invocation of the name of the Lotus Sutras was the first clue. The mantra, “Nam-myoho renge kyo” says it best. Translated it means, “I devote my life to the mystic law of cause and effect (karma) that is woven into the warp and weft of the universe’s existence.”
Dr. Usui shared his knowledge with the world through the Usui Shiki Ryoho (Usui Universal Energy Art of Healing). Today it is known as Reiki.
How Does Reiki Heal?
Reiki differs from other methods in a number of ways. First, it removes existing energy blockages in the aura (energy field surrounding the body), which prevent proper and balanced flow of health. Secondly, it stimulates the body’s endocrine system, inducing a healing function which is transmitted throughout the body. Thirdly, it acts directly at the location of the physical problem.
Chakras and the Endocrine System
The chakras change energy from one level to another by distributing ki to the physical body. This is partly done through the endocrine system that regulates other systems in the body. The Reiki hand positions not only cover the chakras but also major organs and glands.
The Root Chakra – Adrenal Gland
The Sacral Chakra – Ovaries & Testicles
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Pancreas
The Heart Chakra – Thymus
The Throat Chakra – Thyroid gland
The Third Eye Chakra – Pituitary Gland
The Crown Chakra – Pineal Gland
Chakras and the Physical Body
The Root Chakra – Large Intestine & Rectum. Certain influences on kidneys
The Sacral Chakra – Reproductive System, testicles & ovaries. Bladder and kidneys.
The Solar Plexus Chakra – Relation to liver, gallbladder, stomach, spleen and small intestines.
The Heart Chakra – Heart and arms
The Throat Chakra – Throat and lungs
The Third Eye Chakra – Brain, face, nose, eyes, etc.
The Crown Chakra – Your entire being
Achieving Optimal Health With Reiki
Physical problems are often a result of a blockage in the energy flow. Keeping these energy gateways open and properly functioning is vitally important to health.
When we experience the development of disease, the chakras malfunction and the disorder is passed onto the physical body. If this is not dealt with the result is chronically ill health.
If energy is blocked, trapped or constricted, Reiki can help.
Reiki Involves Holistic Healing of Mind-Body-Spirit
The dissolving and cleansing process means that what made you ill at the emotional level is being resolved. What negativities cannot be digested emotionally have to be eliminated, otherwise they will continue to build up inside, generating further issues, sickness and/or disease.
“Reiki connects us directly to spiritual energy, allowing an uncovering of our original and pure nature. It is a linking of our awareness, our consciousness with spiritual energy. Our spiritual energy is pure, while the rest of our matter needs to be purified, healed and harmonized.”
~from “The Joy of Reiki” by Nalin and Renoo Nirula
In any situation, no matter how unpleasant, Reiki can empower you with universal energy to do something positive about it. All that is required for a favorable outcome is the healee’s inner attitude toward self-healing.
All of our healing talismans, amulets, and pendants are imbued with Reiki energy. Please note: Reiki therapy and Reiki-imbued crystals should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.
About the Author
Kaylee is a co-founder of Mind Body Spiritual Awareness. She has been mindfully aware of and practicing her psychic abilities since she was a child. Led by her spirit guides, Kaylee has obtained a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with the ethereal realm and alternative modalities of energy healing. Kaylee is a shamanic healer and New Age artist.