Reiki is a Japanese word. Rei means "universal wisdom" and Ki means "life energy". Therefore together Reiki means vital life energy guided by universal wisdom.
Reiki is pronounced - “Ray-Key"
The "Ki" energy is the vital flowing life force contained in all life. Most cultures and religions have a term that corresponds to Ki, for example:
• Chi (Chinese)
• Light or Holy Ghost (Christanity)
• Prana (Hindu and Yoga)
• Mana (The Kahunas of
Brief Introduction and Background
Reiki is a therapy in which the practitioner promotes the natural healing process of the body.
This therapy can be used to help treat any illness right from the common cold to more serious illnesses, such as MS, ME and Cancer. Alternatively, if you are well Reiki will help you stay that way.
Reiki is universal and is not connected to any Religion or Belief system, but embraces and enhances all such beliefs.
The practice of Reiki is believed to come from ancient texts rediscovered and developed by Mikao Usui in
Eastern medicine has always recognised and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to the well-being of life.
Acupuncture, tai chi and yoga are also based on the free-flow of this energy in a person. As a therapy, Reiki is an effective and simple way of tapping into this energy, and transferring it for the benefit of the receiver, to stimulate the body's own natural healing potential.
We all have life force flowing through us, this flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras and meridians. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. This life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body.
When this life energy is disrupted it can cause a problem in one or more areas of these organs and tissues.
The life energy is also responsive to thoughts and feelings.
Negative feelings or thoughts can disrupt the flow of energy which will affect the organs and cells of the body.
Reiki is not a vague concept, new age mumbo jumbo, or spiritual nonsense. Reiki is real, in us and around us all the time.
The benefits of Reiki are incredible. It is an intelligent energy; it knows where it is needed most.
It heals the body, mind and spirit.