Reiki is not a religion. It has no creed, no long
mantras to chant, no sacred texts or prayers to memorize. It simply
is the channeling of Universal Qi or energy, at the frequency
of and for, the purpose of healing. Once attuned and initiated
to Reiki, a student is permanently open to receive the Universal
energy as a channel. This enables the student to assist in the
healing of him/herself
or anyone else in need of healing. It is significant to note that
the first lesson in Reiki is self-healing. The simple placing
of hands on himself or another activates the flow of energy. The
energy fills the Channels body first and then overflows through
his/her hands into whomever is receiving the healing. Hand positions
for self healing.
Reiki energy comes from Universal Qi and
is called variously God Power, Universal Life Force, Cosmc
Power, Heavenly Qi, and any of a dozen other names for the
energy that is the motive force of the Universe.
It is one of the few forms of healing that can
be used to heal one's self and it is this quality that leads many
to consider it an initiation into personal spiritual journeys.
Mikao Usui is reported to have said that the only true healing
is of the Spirit.
Reiki does not interfere or conflict with conventional
medicine or any other form of healing; instead it compliments
and enhances the effect, speeding up the healing process. Reiki
energy is pure. When it is combined with a sincere desire of the
person receiving it and the clear intention of the person giving
it an emotional and spiritual cleansing occurs, thus balancing
the body, emotions, mind and spirit and creating the space within
which healing can occur.
Reiki energy is neutral. It awaits the positive
will and desire of the recipient to manifest harmony and balance
in his/her life. The Reiki practitioner, tries as much as possible
to be a clear vessel through which the energy flows, keeping all
ego, judgment, or even desire to heal out of it. Reiki energy,
being an energy of wholeness will flow, like water through all
the nooks and crannies and small cracks to the highest point of
any blockages, be they in the body, in the emotions, in the Mental
Body or in the Spirit. Just as water flows downward, surrounding
and suffusing every single cell to nourish the body, Reiki energy
flows upward to nourish the spirit and everything else along the
It is said of water that it continually flows downward
with an irresistible impulse to return to the Earth that gives
it life nourishing all in its path as it does so. Likewise, Reiki
energy flows upward to return to the Universe that gives it Life,
nourishing all in its path as it does. These directions are of
course, purely arbitrary, relying on gravity as an inherent variable.
Another unique property of Reiki is that it can
done anytime, anywhere. It requires no special tools, equipment,
furniture, sacred prayers or chants, crystals, needles,etc. All
you need to do to activate the energy is reach out and touch someone.
If you do this with Love, the intention to heal
and of course the permission of the one being touched, miracles
The Five Principles
Just for today.... do not anger.
Just for today .... do not worry.
Honour your parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Give thanks for every living thing.
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