07/26/16

 

REIKI

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WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki (ray key) is a Japanese healing technique that was developed in the late 1800's in Japan by Mikao Usui, a devout Buddhist.  Dr. Usui wanted to know how to perform the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healings that he read about in religious texts.  In his years of study and searching, he founded the Usui Reiki Ryoho System of Natural Healing.  ‘Rei’ means universal and ‘Ki’ means life force energy.  It is based on the premise that “life force energy” flows through us and keeps us alive.  If our life force energy is low, we are more likely to become ill or stressed.  If it is high, we are more likely to be happy and healthy.

 WHAT HAPPENS IN A REIKI SESSION?

In a Reiki session, the “universal life force” healing energy flows into the Reiki practitioner, and she acts as a vehicle by passing this energy in to the client via her hands.  This energy may be passed by touching, ‘laying on’ of hands, or working in the individual’s auric field (a few inches above the physical body).  The client remains dressed while receiving a Reiki treatment and typically lies on a massage table.  A Reiki session usually lasts about an hour.

Long distance healing is also available through the use of a surrogate. The Reiki practitioner will place her hands on the body of the surrogate and focus on directing the healing energies to the desired recipient of them.  This technique is amazingly effective.   

HOW IS REIKI HELPFUL?

In general, a Reiki treatment restores balance and harmony to the client, bringing about a sense of well being.  It is a natural and holistic alternative therapy that promotes health and relaxation.  

Reiki incorporates a holistic approach involving the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.  In other words, if something manifests itself physically, there usually are also components on the emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.  Reiki attempts to heal the client at all levels. 

Tess is a Reiki Master Teacher. 

DISCLAIMER: Reiki is not a substitute for medical or mental health treatment or consultation with a medical doctor, psychiatrist, or licensed therapist.   

HOW DO YOU BECOME A REIKI MASTER?

Reiki can be learned by anyone regardless of one’s personal philosophy or spiritual belief system.  There are three levels or “Degrees” to learn.  Each level involves receiving an attunement from the Master Teacher, learning hand positions and techniques for healing, and learning the use of the powerful Reiki symbols.   

Principles of Reiki

Dr. Usui developed these ideals as guidelines for his students to live by and practice.  He knew that Reiki was about healing others and creating the best environment for them to heal themselves.  Dr. Usui believed that living these principles promoted healing and awareness on many levels.

1.      JUST FOR TODAY, DO NOT ANGER;

2.      JUST FOR TODAY, DO NOT WORRY;

3.      HONOR YOUR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND ELDERS;

4.      EARN YOUR LIVING HONESTLY;

5.      SHOW GRATITUDE TO EVERY LIVING THING.

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