“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.”
In search of meditation methods, I discovered Reiki. I attended a handful of sessions. It is a powerful experience, that seems to release emotions built up around the parts of the body (chakras) inflicted. I was in a sitting position and when their hands were placed over my head, I began to cry. It was a moment of recognition and will for healing. I felt a lift and sense of acceptance once the session was completed.
Hands on healing. During my session, the hand placements were done in a respectful manner. When treating my chest, they first placed my hands by leading with my arms and then the healer’s hands over mine.
“Anodea Judith provides a modern interpretation of the chakras:
A chakra is believed to be a center of activity that receives, assimilates, and expresses life force energy. The word chakra literally translates as wheel or disk and refers to a spinning sphere of bioenergetic activity emanating from the major nerve ganglia branching forward from the spinal column. Generally, six of these wheels are described, stacked in a column of energy that spans from the base of the spine to the middle of the forehead, the seventh lying beyond the physical world. It is the six major chakras that correlate with basic states of consciousness…”
Common misspellings: reike, reki.
“The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is interpreted to mean knowledge of spiritual consciousness which is all knowing.
Ki is the life force. It is also called the vital life force or the universal life force. This is the non-physical energy that animates, circulates and surrounds all living things. If there is a restriction in the flow of one’s Ki a vulnerability to illness occurs. When it is high and flowing freely better physical and mental health is experienced. Life force plays an important role in everything we do. It animates the body and is the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.”