Usui Reiki: The Basics
The practice of Reiki is thought to originate in Japan and is used to balance and realign the energy centers of the body; these energy centers are often referred to as chakras. Reiki uses “universal life-force energy” to bring upon balance and increase healing throughout the whole body system. Dr. Mikao Usui is the father of the Usui Reiki System and is known for establishing a reliable and effective way to use and practice this method of healing. This practice is now used and accepted all over the World. Practitioners of Reiki act as a conduit of this universal healing energy, replenishing the human Biofield, also known as the aura.
Reiki energy is known to reduce anxiety and depression and increase the body’s natural healing abilities. If our life force energy is low we are more likely to get sick and be stressed out by our daily lives. When life force energy is high we are more likely to be happy, healthy, and able to deal with the stressors of modern day life. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."(More Info Here)
Everyone experiences Reiki differently as the energy moves to each unique individual’s needs. As it replenishes the energy in your Biofield it can feel like your whole body is engulfed in radiant light that flows through and around you. As this light flows through you it begins to reestablish harmony between the mind, body, and soul, creating an overall feeling of peace, wellness, relaxation and security. It is said in Reiki that all disease within the body or mind has an energetic starting point. Reiki energy finds these imbalances and works to create an abundance of energy flow to correct them. In this way Reiki works on the source of our pain instead of numbing the symptoms of it and can be an added benefit any treatment plan already in place or can be used to create a new one.
Another thing that sets Reiki apart from traditional western medicine is the set of principles that are a part of this healing method. These principles teach us that in order for profound healing to occur, we have to put in personal work to sustain this new found energy within ourselves. This personal work means taking responsibility for our actions and routines; it means actively becoming conscious of how we affect our own healing and daily lives. Reiki is not a cure all, but as long as the patient is committed to change it can be effective in clearing blocks and creating a new way of being. It is time to accept and believe in the possibility of a balanced, happy, and fulfilled life. Reiki energy alone cannot do this, but in combination with an open heart and a will to change, it can certainly create a road towards health, happiness, and wellbeing.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that benefits anyone who uses it. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness of the mind, body and soul. Reiki is not based on religion but spirituality and is not selective, meaning it works for anyone, even if you are skeptical.
The principles of Usui Reiki:
Just for today, do not be angry Just for today, do not worry Just for today, be grateful Just for today, work hard Just for today, be kind to others.
- Dr. Usui
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