Reiki is a "laying of hands" touch healing system of incomparable ease and power. It is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. 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."
Founded by Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800's, he noticed the parallels between Buddhism and the early teachings of the historical Jesus. He also had an intrest in the laying of hands healing practiced by Jesus. At he peak of his path to enlightenment Dr. Usui had a psychic rediscovery of an ancient method on a mountain top, and from there he perfected his practice. So much so that he began teaching sharing with his students, and it slowly made its way around the world.
The living body, human or animal, radiates warmth and energy. This energy is the life force itself, and has as many names as there are human civilizations. The Polynesian Hunas call this healing force Mana, and the Native American Iroquois people call it Orenda. It is known as Prana in India, Ruach in Hebrew, Barraka in Islamic countries, and Ch'i in China. Some individual healers have termed it Orgone Energy, Animal Magnetism, and Archaeus. In Japan the energy is termed Ki and it is from this word that Reiki is named.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery. 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.
The Reiki Principles
For today only, Feel no anger. Do not worry. Be grateful. Do your work diligently, And be kind to all beings.