Latest update: 1st of April, 2021:
What is Reiki ?
Reiki is a natural and holistic form of energy healing which activates our own natural healing capacities in body-mind-spirit. Reiki is a relaxation technique which gives us both well-being and joy of life. Reiki harmonizes the flow of energy in the body, dissolves blockages and revitalizes. Reiki can be given by laying on of hands (techniques like this has been practised for thousands of years) or sent as distance healing.
We are more prone to illness or stress if the level of life force energy is low or it's flow is blocked. We are more capable of being happy and healthy with high free flowing energy levels.
Reiki is not a replacement for medical care and acts only as a complementary treatment.
Reiki is also a powerful tool for personal growth and Reiki is the path to your Inner self.
Anybody who is interested can learn Reiki and become a practitioner. You don't need to have any special abilities for learning Reiki. Reiki always works for the highest good.
Also animals can receive Reiki treatments and they usually love it!
Energy healing by laying on of hands exists already for thousands of years, but the Reiki of today is called Usui Reiki as it was re-discovered in 1922 by Mikao Usui in Japan.
Reiki is not a religion and there is no guru.
Reiki helps everyone to take charge of their own life while developing their ability to help others. The ability to channel Reiki energy with hands is received during an attunement on a Reiki course. A Reiki Master is not a spiritual master, but just a Reiki practitioner who has followed all levels of Reiki courses and received all attunements and can now in their turn give attunements to others and teach others how to give Reiki treatments and more.
Reiki can also be given as a mental-emotional energy healing. The use of Reiki Mental-emotional Symbol during a Reiki treatment can help for healing past hurt and/or old thought patterns which are not useful anymore. The practise of Reiki increases the intuition and raises the vibratory level.
What is Reiki energy?
Reiki energy could be described as love and compassion which comes from an unlimited source.
Rei + Ki = ReiKi.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words: Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy" (which already is in all living beings). So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy" which means it's guided by one's own Higher Self." So Reiki has a type of automatic guidance in itself, with Higher wisdom, independantly of the person channeling it, who only acts as a channel and who has fully let go of their own expectations. Also the person giving (channelling) a Reiki treatment receives a treatment while giving one.