What is Reiki?
The Tibetans have practised Reiki for hundreds of years. It is an ancient art of hands on healing.
Rei – is the Universal Life Energy that is the spark in every atom of the Universe. It orders nature and is all knowing.
Ki – (also called “Chi” in Chinese & “Prana” in Sanskrit) is our Vital Life Force. This is the non-physical energy that animates all living things.
Reiki is the coming together of these two energies, a joining together of the Universal and the Personal. Everyone can have the ability to channel Reiki energy. This ability is passed on during a Reiki initiation and once learned is never lost.
How Does Reiki Work?
The free and balanced flow of Ki is the cause of good health.
Ki flows within the physical body through pathways called meridians and around us in a field of energy called the aura. Ki nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital function.
A full Reiki treatment usually lasts an hour. It differs from massage as the recipient remains fully clothed, it will even work through a plaster cast. It does not require any manipulation of tissue or muscle. The Reiki practitioner simply places his/her hands on different parts of the body, usually beginning at the head.
During a Reiki treatment it is common for the recipient to experience such sensations as warmth flowing from the practitioner’s hands and most people report entering a
very deep state of relaxation. Those who are familiar with meditation say they enter a deep meditative state, the mind calms the breathing slows down and they experience a feeling of well being.
A one hour session of Reiki is equal to 4 hours sleep, this fact alone makes it one of the most effective natural stress relievers we know of and regular use of Reiki leads to an increase in general vitality and well-being and a sense of inner peace.
How Do You Learn Reiki?
Reiki Level One
First degree Reiki is known as the physical level. It brings us into harmony with our physical body, the environment, other people and animals.
- Level one attunement
- Chakra balancing
- The Chakra System as a means of growth
- The hand positions for the treatment of self and others
Reiki Level Two
Second degree Reiki is known as the mental/emotional level. It helps us to build a relationship with, and integrate our inner world of thoughts, beliefs and emotions. It also assists us in giving expression to our
intuition in our daily life.
- Level two attunement
- Reiki symbols
- Distant healing
- Aura cleansing
- A brief introduction to meditation.
Reiki Level Three
Third degree Reiki is known as the spiritual level. It awakens within us an awareness of life, which cannot be experienced by our five senses.
Receiving and using the Master symbol helps us to consciously connect us to the Universal energy.
- Master symbols
- Using sound and movement in treatments
- Using a pendulum
Reiki Master Teacher Workshop
During this workshop students are taught how to attune others into all levels of Reiki. It is for people who want to share Reiki, in a new way, with others and can be done anytime after Level Three. In initiating others to Reiki we gain insights to the power of Reiki and we learn more about ourselves on all levels, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
- How to perform level one, two and three initiations
- The use of sound and crystals in healing