Reiki (pronounced ray-key):
Reiki is an ancient hands on energy healing system. Reiki is capable of balancing & harmonizing energy on physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, & karmic levels. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “Universal Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. Reiki can be interpreted as “spiritually guided life force energy.” Although Reiki is connected to The Source/Universe/God/Goddess, etc…, Reiki is not a religion or affiliated with any religion. All living things are made up of energy & life force energy is the source of life itself, this is a far older concept than any religious philosophy. Incorporating strong religious beliefs into a Reiki session is not discouraged either, in fact, it can make it more powerful for certain individuals. Because Reiki works on so many levels, it can serve as a holistic approach to: support the body’s ability to heal itself, expand spiritually, align with your unique Purpose & Truth, reduce stress, and promote relaxation & well-being.
There are 3 levels, or degrees, of Reiki. With each successive degree, a deeper knowledge & understanding of Reiki is acquired. The final degree, the Master level, allows the healer to teach the Reiki Energy System to others. What sets Reiki apart from other hands on energetic healing approaches is that there are a series of “attunements” that a healer receives during each level. The “attunements” serve to connect the receiver in an increased way to the limitless source of energy & life. The healer is now a clear channel for energy to flow through. Often, a healer will target the chakras, but the life force energy is then universally guided to the causes of any issues & diseases, and facilitates healing where any blockages and imbalances lie. Learn more about chakras here.