“To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders”

Lao Tzu

What is Reiki?

Getting reiki therapyReiki is an ancient form of healing and is applied through the laying on of hands. This technique is thousands of years old.

It is thought to have originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice that was re-discovered in the late 1800’s by Dr . Mikao Usui a Japanese Buddhist. It is very simple and yet a profoundly powerful technique.

‘Rei’ means “The higher intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe”. You may call it God or Goddess.

The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is more accurately interpreted to mean, ‘supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness’. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the higher self.

This is the God –Consciousness which is all knowing, it understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and knows what to do to heal them.

‘Ki’ is the Japanese word for ‘energy’, referred to as ‘Qi’ in Chinese. It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force. This is a nonphysical energy that animates all living things.

The image is that of an unseen “life force energy” that flows through us and is what causes every living thing to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is a very different kind of treatment to acupuncture, although they both work with the same energetics. Acupuncture and Reiki are also both holistic and natural therapies.

A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiant energy that flows through and around you. The therapy treats the whole person including body, mind, emotion and spirit, which creates many beneficial effects.

A few commonly experienced benefits from a Reiki treatment include a profound feeling of relaxation, feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have also reported miraculous results concerning ailments one may be suffering from at the time of treatment.

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