What is Reiki ?
We are alive because of our life force or spirit which flows through us. This energy force streams through pathways in us, namely chakras and meridians or otherwise known as energy lines. This energy also flows around us in an energy field called our aura. Our life force energy nourishes every cell in our body so when it is disrupted, it causes diminished functions in one or more areas of our physical body. Our life force is also responsive to thoughts and emotions too. When it becomes disrupted by conscious or unconscious negative emotions the negative energy attaches itself to our energy field. This in turn reduces the vital function of our physical, emotional and spiritual body resulting in a breakdown in the flow of our vital life force energy, having a direct impact on our whole being.
The word Reiki is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ the life force that naturally flows through all living things. Reiki is a term used to describe a natural healing system to help bring about an improved sense of wellbeing and a positive feeling of spiritual renewal and development. Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy which is vital to our well-being. Known as ‘ki’ in Japan, ‘prana’ in India and ‘chi’ in China, Acupuncture, T’ai chi and Yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in all living things.
Mankind has used the transfer of universal life energy in healing methods throughout its history. A Reiki Master Practitioner, having been through the full process of attunements gives them the ability to access Reiki energy, for the purpose of healing.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative energy is attached. Reiki clears the negative build up and heals the energy pathways allowing the life force to flow in a naturally healthy way.
Reiki treatments are known to have a relaxing, comforting effect and can work on many levels of imbalance throughout the body and mind. Reiki is a powerful yet gentle tool which may help address emotional, mental or physical energy blockages. Reiki flows naturally to where it is most needed, activating our natural healing process for the highest good.