Reiki, a word so many people do know and, still, so many times misunderstood but, also totally trusted. Reiki is a healing modality you can trust, and it even doesn’t matter if you do believe in it or not. Reiki does work.
Reiki means simply translated “Universal Life Force“
A short History of how Reiki came to the Western World
First, Reiki is as old as mankind, like some teachers would say. Reiki isn’t New Age or just some esoteric stuff. Reiki was known to the Atlantic people and it is said, that Jesus actually healed, by using Reiki, he once was taught.
Whatever might be the truth, we actually will never know for sure. Nevertheless, there is some history in existence which has brought Reiki to the awareness and, over time, got spread throughout the world. It still does to this day.
Reiki wasn’t founded (sometimes you will read about it that way), but actually re-discovered by a Japanese, Dr. Mikao Usui ( 1865-1926).
However, he became known as the “Founder” of the Reiki healing system we do know about to this day. Reiki itself was and is an energy form who will always exist.
Remember, in one of my previous articles, I stated, that “Energy can’t be created nor being destroyed, we only can transform it“.
How Reiki was rediscovered
Dr. Mikao Usui has traveled the world. He was well-educated but throughout his life, he wasn’t very successful. Around 1914 Usui’s life, business and personal was crumbling and to gain insight and get some answers, Usui loved to meditate on spiritual power spots like Mount Kurama in Japan.
Here, he also had received his early Buddhist education.
He went to this mountain and stayed there for twenty-one days. After descending back, he injured one of his ankles and was told by his intuition to put immediately his hands on the injured area.
Usui later said, that he saw a bright light coming from his hands and entering his body at the same spot he had his hands on. He felt the energy as gentle but, at the same time, also as extremely powerful.
When he took his hands off, he could stand on his foot again, the pain was gone, and he proceeded to descend without any more problems.
This story has many variations but, in its essence, it always comes down to the injury when descending the mountain and how quick it healed.
How finally Reiki became known beyond Japan
A Hawaiian woman by the name, Ms. Hawayo Takata, has become so sick, that her doctors actually had given up on her. This was the time when she heard of a Reiki Clinic in Japan and against all warnings decided to travel there.
She was treated by Dr. Hayashi in his Reiki clinic for four months. She survived, the tumor had disappeared and Ms. Takata was healed.
Since Ms. Takata was a woman, it wasn’t easy for her, in the beginning, to convince Dr. Hayashi to initiate her into Reiki. Before this day, no woman ever was taught or initiated into Reiki.
However, being persistent has prevailed and in February 1938, Ms. Hawayo Takata was initiated as a Reiki Master.
After Ms. Takata’s transition, in 1980, she had initiated twenty-two, Reiki Masters. From these twenty-two Reiki Masters, Reiki was taught throughout the world and has spread into every country on every continent.
Reiki has become the most known hands-on healing modality of our times.
How Reiki is being taught
Reiki will be taught by a trained Reiki Master/Teacher. There are 3 levels of Reiki a student has to go through before they become a Reiki Master.
Reiki level 1-2 are already enough to practice Reiki on others, as well as on animals. With Reiki level 1 the student receives the knowledge of how to conduct themselves and how to proceed correctly with the Reiki sequences. With both levels, when the training is finished successfully, the student can call themselves a Reiki practitioner.
With Reiki level 2 the student, in addition, will receive 3 healing symbols which have to be kept sacred and secret.
With Reiki Level 3, the student will receive an addition of information about how Reiki can be used and more. After the testing is successful, he/she will be called a Reiki Master.
How is Reiki being performed?
Reiki is 100% safe, not only to humans but to plants and to animals too. When Reiki is performed, the person, either will sit comfortably on a chair or, is lying on a massage table. The client is always fully clothed.
The Reiki practitioner then “activate” its hands and will, either slightly touch the client or, will have its hands slightly above the client’s body. The practitioner will follow a certain sequence, and at each point will keep its hands for several minutes.
The practitioner is able to feel the flow of the energy and therefore, can pinpoint where the energy flow of the client is moving or might be stagnant. A full Reiki treatment will take about 60 minutes but also can be done in a shorter time as well.
Reiki is safe and non-invasive. Reiki is a good healing tool to support a person who is also under medical care. Reiki will never interfere with an existing medical treatment.
Reiki can help to enhance a person’s personal healing power and therefore, can recover much sooner from many health issues. Reiki works not only on the physical level it also works on the emotional, mental and spiritual level.
Reiki works beautifully with animals and children and can be used to treat plants of all kinds.
I am a Reiki Master/Teacher and, besides have given lots of Reiki treatments, I also love to teach Reiki as well.
I am old school when it comes to teaching Reiki and therefore, don’t appreciate that Reiki is now (thanks to the digital world we are living in) also being taught online without any one-on-one class setting.
This can never be a satisfying experience for a Reiki student. Reiki is a teaching modality, for first-timers, being taught one-on-one. Many elements of Reiki will be missed when being only taught online. Since there is no existing law in forbidding it, we have to accept it.
The same goes for the Reiki symbols, which should stay sacred and secret. When going online, everyone nowadays can easily find them. Again, there is nothing we can do about it.
Nevertheless, I will teach Reiki the way it was taught to me, and my students will always receive the knowledge but, will also have the freedom to make up their own minds.
You can find lots of great information by going to this Reiki Center, which I really personally love and appreciate the work it is doing.
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You will find some information about what is required of you when you decide to receive a Distance Reiki session.
I look forward to meeting with you 🙂
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Wishing you always a blessed day.