Reiki is ... by Seshmet
Reiki (ray- key) is a Japanese healing technique that was developed by Mikai Usui in 1922. Dr. Mikao Usui, is the founder of the Usui System of Reiki. He was born August 15, 1865 in the village of Yago in the Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture, Japan. Usui Sensei had an avid interest in learning and worked hard at his studies. As a sensitive spiritualist, Usui Sensei had previously spent much time meditating at power spots on Mt. Kurama on this mountain and retreat he developed the the ability to give healing to others without depleting his own energy.
It is the way of using the universal energy or life force to induce a healing reaction. To explain this little better there is energy within us and energy around us what the reiki practitioner does is a process of channeling that energy throughout their own body down their arms and out at the palms. The energy is passed on by laying on the hands on the client’s body in various places. All clients are clothed and aura healing (hands above the body) can be used too. The energy is absorbed into the client’s body which promotes healing. The energy flows can normally be felt as a warm sensation or tingling in the body.
Reiki relieves pain, promotes natural self-healing, aids meditation, promote positive thinking, relaxes you, reduces stress, treats illnesses, strengthen immune system, balance the body, clears toxins, erase addictions, and can release blocked or suppressed feelings. It promotes health and is a good preventive technique. Reiki will enrich your life and give you happiness and health on all levels. Reiki is safe and does not harm anyone. (Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.)
Here is some examples Reiki can benefit or improve Anger, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Burns, Cuts, Cancer, Diabetes, Epilepsy, Energy blocks, Gastric, Heart ailments, Hemorrhoids, Hypersensitivity, Hypertension, Impotency, Insomnia, Intoxication, Leukemia, Menstrual, Migraine, Pains, Parkinson, Poor memory, Respiratory, Rheumatism, Skin disorders, Spinal injuries, Sports injuries, Stress, Tension, Ulcer, Vision and so much more.
Anyone can learn Reiki and it is easy to learn. Reiki practitioners are taught by Reiki Masters (ones that have completed all levels of reiki). There are 3 levels to reiki levels 1-3 possibly 4. Level 1 is the physical side of reiki here you learn how to heal yourself, plants, others and even pets (anything alive). You learn the hand positions, history of reiki and about universal energy. Will do lots of practice on hand positions and feeling the energy. Attunement is the ceremony initiation into being a reiki practitioner. It is a way of giving the student the access to the universal energy to use. All levels attunements are done on the Reiki student. If the student is ready then they go on to level 2. Reiki level 2 is the mental/emotional side of Reiki here you learn the Reiki 2 symbols the names, meanings and purpose. There are three Reiki symbols taught here and memorized. Here you learn how to use the symbols plus learn how to heal from a distance without being with the client or person in need of a healing. Level 3 is the Master level you learn 2 more symbols to memorize. This is the level of service so student should be dedicated to Reiki as a Master Teacher. To take this class you should know level 1-2 well, have given Reiki to other people and even done distance healing, too. You learn how to give attunements with this level. You learn the fundamentals to do a class on Reiki. Level 4 is optional it is a split up of Reiki 3 into another level that mainly its concern is how to be a teacher and how to set up a practice might be included.
About the Author:
My name is Debra (online name is Seshmet). I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Spiritual Healing. I am a Certified Reiki Master Teacher, Grand Master, Spiritual Counselor and an Ordained Minister.
I have been working with Reiki since the late 1990’s. Just in the past few years I have made it my complete life’s work and recently I started a community outreach project on it. The project is called “Little Taste of Reiki”.