In our modern age, many suffer from physical, mental and emotional illness as a result of the kind of life we are living. While some of these illnesses can be treated with medical intervention, some need more than that. And that is when people start to find alternative healing. One of them is Reiki.
Reiki is a form of energy healing that seeks to transmit the Universal Life Energy to a person. It is a simple, safe and natural treatment method that is also associated to self-improvement and spiritual healing. Anybody can try Reiki. It can be effective in treating any known illnesses and it can also work in conjunction with other therapeutic or medical techniques to relieve symptom and promote fast recovery.
The term Reiki is from a Japanese words “rei” which means universal and “ki” which means essential life force energy that naturally flows in all living things. This life force energy is believed to be spiritual in nature and is limitless. It also stands on its own and is not connected with any specific nationality or religion.
There are many versions as to the origin of Reiki. According to the popular version, Dr. Mikao Usui who was a Japanese spiritual truth seeker introduced the Reiki method in 1922 after achieving a deep spiritual experience. After that time, he began teaching others about this method as he felt that there was a need to spread the knowledge. While it is spiritual in nature, Reiki recognizes no religion. It also has no dogma. A person is not required to believe in something to learn or use it.
How Reiki Works
Reiki is normally done by a practitioner who is considered as a conduit between the universal life force energy source and you. The energy from the universal source is believed to flow through the energy field of the practitioner, into his or her hands and then to you. While the usual practice is done by the laying on of hands, it can also be done by long distance or when the patient is not around, as a form of prayer. Since the energy source is universal, a person practicing Reiki will not be drained in energy regardless of how many sessions he or she does in a day.
The energy may be felt as a tingling sensation, heat or pulsing feeling whenever the practitioner places his hands in a particular part of your body. Some people may also feel these different sensations moving through the body as the Reiki session is going on, while others may not feel anything at all. But the entire session can be very relaxing and peaceful. Many clients normally fall asleep while undergoing Reiki.
Benefits of Reiki
It is said that when a person’s life force energy is low, it will cause sickness and stress. On the other hand, if the life force energy is high, it will result to health and happiness.
Reiki method is one way to get your life force energy high with main benefits that include deep relaxation, speedy healing, reducing pain and decreasing other symptoms a patient may be experiencing. It also promotes security, peace and wellbeing. It is a form of treatment that heals a person in the physical, emotional and spiritual sense.
Who is Qualified to Practice Reiki
Reiki is not dependent on a person’s spiritual development or intellectual ability, and therefore, anybody can learn it. Many people of all ages from various backgrounds are already practicing this method. However, there is no government regulation as to its practice in most places, so it is the responsibility of the patient to investigate first if a practitioner is really qualified to perform Reiki.