Updated: Mar 13, 2022
Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") means Universal Life Force Energy, is a laying-on of hands healing technique. Reiki is based on working with channeling and working with energy. Reiki can be given to anyone no matter age, sex, religion or state of health. It can also be given to plants and animals.
Reiki is a specific type of subtle energy work in which healing is performed by the Reiki practitioner by channeling life force energy to accelerate the patients’ self-healing abilities. Reiki provides means to balance the human energy fields and energy centres to create conditions needed for the bodies healing system to function. It complements all forms of Eastern and Western medicine and anybody can benefit from it.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn or use Reiki. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having an intellectual concept of it.
A Reiki Practitioner is an energy channel for directing energy to where healing is needed. The recipient is the actual healer. You receive Reiki fully clothed on a massage table in a series of hand placements above and on your body that brings the needed energetic input.
Reiki is not a substitute for regular medical care, in fact it compliments all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.
The benefits of Reiki
Relieves stress, tension, anxiety and increase relaxation.
Reiki works on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
Releases blocked and suppressed feelings, emotional turmoil and discord.
Helps in relieving pain.
Aids in healing every known physical and mental illness.
Works on the symptoms and their deeper cause.
Strengthens the immune system.
Aids meditation and positive thinking.
Balances and harmonizes, anxiety and related symptoms.
Helps in depression, sleeplessness, feeling unable to cope.
Works well with medicine and improves its results.
Provides limitless benefits of spiritual growth and increases intuition.
The benefits of Reiki are not limited to healing! Reiki can overcome obstacles, its uses are endless!
Under the traditional Usui System, Reiki courses are divided into 4 levels. Each level gives the student a different intensity of energy and awareness. Students can choose to take up only one level, or complete all four levels depending on individual’s needs:
Reiki Level 1 - The Initiation Degree
Reiki Level 2 - The Practitioner's Degree
Reiki Level 3 - Advance Reiki Practitioner Training
Reiki Level 4 - Certification Level (Teacher Training)
Reiki 1 - The Initiation Degree
Once a Reiki Master has attuned you, Reiki will flow through your hands whenever you touch with the intention of healing or helping. Once you have received the first degree attunements, you will have this ability for life even if you do not use it for several years. Reiki 1 can be used on:
Others (adults and children) especially those injured, ill or stressed
Animals, plants and trees
Water for drinking, plants or bathing
Reiki can safely be used in combination with orthodox medical care and other complementary therapies
Reiki 2 - The Practitioner's Degree
Reiki 2 opens additional energy centers and connects you to a greater volume of Reiki Energy. During the workshop you are given three sacred symbols each having a specific function.
During the Reiki 2 Attunements these symbols are brought into your conscious awareness, enabling you to have much more flexibility in your use of Reiki. You learn to heal over distances and through time (past life or childhood issues), to heal emotional issues, and to empower your work.
Reiki 3 - Advance Reiki Practitioner's Training
Upon completion of Reiki Level Two initiation, you are eligible for receiving the Master symbol. Although you are not a Reiki Master at this point, the third degree symbol will empower your treatments 100-fold and take your personal intuition, insight and compassion to new levels as you further clear energy blockages from your system. Reiki Level Three addresses the core of Reiki training in an advanced spiritual apprenticeship.
Reiki 4 - Certification Class (Teacher Level)
Reiki Master attunement increases the flow of Reiki energy to an even higher vibration. You will experience Reiki as a natural part of your life and personal spiritual practice. It is usually for practitioners with a high degree of commitment to self-responsibility, and for those who feel called to teach Reiki. Reiki Mastership training grounds, stabilizes, and is depended on one’s personal practice of Reiki. Being a Reiki master allows you to attune others into Reiki; allowing more people to be blessed with this natural healing energy.