What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of alternative therapy that originated in Japan in the early 20th century. The word “Reiki” is derived from two Japanese words: “rei,” which means universal or higher power, and “ki,” which means life force energy. Reiki practitioners believe that this technique channels healing energy through the hands to promote balance, relaxation, and well-being.
Here are key aspects of Reiki:
- Energy Healing: Reiki is based on the concept of energy flow within the body. Practitioners believe that disruptions or imbalances in the flow of life force energy can lead to physical or emotional ailments. Reiki aims to balance and restore this energy, promoting healing.
- Hands-On or Distant Healing: Reiki practitioners use their hands to either lightly touch or hover over a person’s body. The hands act as conduits for the healing energy to flow into the recipient. Distant or remote Reiki can also be practiced, where practitioners send healing energy to individuals who are not physically present.
- Holistic Approach: Reiki is considered a holistic therapy, addressing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of an individual. It’s believed to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself and encourage a sense of relaxation and inner peace.
- Chakras and Energy Centers: Reiki often involves working with the body’s chakras or energy centers. Practitioners may focus on specific chakras to help balance the energy and remove blockages.
- Principles and Symbols: Reiki practice often involves specific symbols and principles that practitioners use to focus their energy and intention. These symbols are considered sacred and are used during Reiki sessions.
- Non-Invasive and Complementary: Reiki is a non-invasive technique and is typically used as a complementary therapy alongside conventional medical treatments. It’s important to note that Reiki is not a replacement for medical care, but rather an additional supportive approach to well-being.
- Individual Experience: People’s experiences with Reiki can vary widely. Some report feelings of relaxation, warmth, or tingling during a session, while others may have emotional releases or insights.
- Training and Certification: Reiki practitioners undergo training and may go through different levels of certification, often known as Reiki I, Reiki II, and Reiki Master. Training includes learning about the principles, symbols, and techniques of Reiki.
It’s essential to consult a qualified and certified Reiki practitioner if you’re considering Reiki as part of your wellness routine. Always communicate with your healthcare provider about any complementary therapies you wish to integrate into your healthcare plan.
Is Reiki part of a religion?
Reiki is not a religion; rather, it is a spiritual or metaphysical practice. It does not adhere to a specific set of religious beliefs or rituals. However, it does have some spiritual elements influenced by Eastern philosophies and belief systems.
Reiki’s origins can be traced to Japan in the early 20th century, particularly to Mikao Usui, who is credited with its modern-day development. Usui’s approach to Reiki was influenced by his own spiritual and philosophical beliefs, which were shaped by aspects of Japanese culture, Buddhism, Shintoism, Taoism, and other spiritual practices.
While Reiki practice incorporates concepts such as life force energy, chakras, and energy flow within the body, these are not tied to a particular religious doctrine. Reiki practitioners are encouraged to embrace their own spiritual beliefs or practices, making it accessible and adaptable for individuals of various religious backgrounds or those who identify as spiritual but not religious.
Many people who practice Reiki integrate it into their existing religious or spiritual beliefs. Reiki is often seen as a means to enhance one’s spiritual connection, promote healing, and facilitate balance and relaxation. It’s important to note that Reiki can coexist with various belief systems and is compatible with a wide range of religious or spiritual perspectives.
Overall, Reiki is about healing and promoting well-being through the flow of positive energy, and individuals approach it in a way that aligns with their personal beliefs and experiences.
60 Minute In-Call Session: $150.00
60 Minute Out-Call Session $170.00
(30 mile radius of Eastvale)
Further distances negotiable via email
Do you sense a calling to energy work? Would you like to be attuned to the powerful life source energy? Private one-on-one classes are available:
Reiki I: Receive attunement to this first level and begin a journey of self-healing. $300.00 (4 hour session)
Reiki II: Receive attunement to level 2 and begin sharing the life source energy with others. $400.00 (3 hour session)
Prerequisite: Reiki I