Reiki, a word so many people know, so many times (still) misunderstood, and 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, 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, still 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).
He became the “Founder” however, of the Reiki healing system we do know about to this day. Reiki itself was and is an energy form who always will exist.
Remember, in one of my previous articles on this site I stated, “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.
There, 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 said later, that he saw a bright light coming from his hands and entering its body at the same spot he had his hands on. He felt the energy, gentle but also powerful at the same time.
When he took his hands off, he could stand on his foot again, the pain was gone and he proceeds to descend without any more problems.
This story has many variations, but in its essence always comes down to this injury when descending the mountain and how quick it got healed.
How finally Reiki became known beyond Japan
A Hawaiian woman by the name 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 Takata was healed.
Since 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, persistent has prevailed and in February of 1938, Hawayo Takata has been initiated as a Reiki Master.
After Mrs. Takata has transitioned 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 animals. With Reiki level 1 the student receives the knowledge of how to conduct himself and how to proceed the Reiki sequences correctly. With both levels, when the training is finished successfully, the student can call himself 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 additional 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 plants and 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 than “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 hand for several minutes.
The practitioner is able to feel the energy flow and therefore can pinpoint where the energy flow of the client is moving or blocked. 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 never will 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 but also on the emotional, mental and spiritual level.
Reiki works beautifully with animals and children and can be used to treat plants of all kinds too.
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.
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 will be missed when being taught online. Since there is no existing law in forbidding it, we have to accept it.
The same goes for the Reiki symbols, staying sacred and secret. When going online everyone can find them easily nowadays. Again, there is nothing we can do about it.
Nevertheless, I will teach Reiki the way it was taught to me, and my students always will receive the knowledge, but also 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.
You can have a Reiki Distance healing from me as well.
For ordering a Distance Healing Session with me, please go to my “My Online Services“.
You will find some information what is required from you and you will also find an email address where you can contact me for any additional information.
Looking forward meeting you. 🙂
Please, leave a comment below and perhaps share your own Reiki experiences.
Wishing you always a blessed day.