This is my first post for Reiki and the reason to start sharing my views and knowledge is one of my friends. Her faith and request for knowledge compelled me to write.
When I was a kid, I realized that there is a strong bond between myself and Mother Nature. I wanted to feel nature deeply. Doesn’t everyone want to feel its special energies, endowed with something that stands out, a reason for being here in this world? Later, I came to know the facts of this wonderful holistic approach.
The term "Reiki" is used to describe both the system of healing & spiritual development developed by Mikao Usui, and the therapeutic 'phenomenon' at the heart of the system. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is composed of two Japanese words, "rei" and "ki".
The meaning of "rei" is universal and "ki" means life-force energy. Therefore, Reiki means "universal life-force energy." Many people interpret the deeper meaning of "rei" as supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness, defining Reiki as "spiritually guided life-force energy." It is empirical art form and it creates its own path or flow. But, on the other hand, as the Shakyamuni Buddha is credited with saying: "With our thoughts we shape our reality". Therefore, We can also say that "With our thoughts we shape our Reiki..."
I started this holistic practice two years back, to heal my own physical problems and found it really effective and soothing. You will be curious to know how it works? Well, let me first explain about the channel of Reiki.
We are alive because "ki" flows through our body. This life-force energy travels in our body through energy centers named chakras and pathways known as meridians. Disruptions in the flow of energy adversely affects the mind, body and spirit; leading to illness.
Reiki is spiritually guided to restore the harmonious flow of "ki," directing healing energy towards wherever someone has blockages (the God consciousness called "Rei" leads the "ki" to areas of disharmony). Reiki is multi-dimensional and can heal at whatever level problems exist (mind, body or spirit).
Energy blockage at any level are often caused by negative thoughts and feelings (believe me our body cannot afford a single negative thought; we have to replace it immediately with the positive one). By raising the level of vibration within and around affected part of the physical body, Reiki breaks of negativity, clearing and healing body's energy pathways.
Let’s have a look what all Reiki can do for you?
Reiki is a powerful and gentle healing technique that:
• Relaxes your muscles
• Promotes natural self-healing
• Strengthens the immune system
• Relieves pain
• Relaxes and reduces stress
• Treats symptoms and causes of illness
• Balances the energies in the body
• Clears toxins
• Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
• Enhances personal awareness
• Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
• Assists meditation and positive thinking
• Energizes you and brings balance, well being and harmony
• Promotes creativity
• Heals holistically
• Compliments all forms of treatments and therapies
Maintaining a positive outlook on life is important to prevent blockages from recurring along the routes of energy. "As we think, so we become."