Dr. Mikao Usui
Reiki (ray-key) which can be translated as meaning "spiritually guided life-force
energy", is a laying-on-of-hands form of energy healing believed to have originated
many thousands of years ago, and rediscovered in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui (left)
approximately 100 years ago.
During a Reiki session the energy is channeled through
the Reiki practitioner and into the client where it works on all aspects of the client:
physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. Since the practitioner is only acting as a
channel for the energy and is not willing the energy in any way, there is never a danger
that the practitioner will become depleted or take on any of the client's energies as
often happens with other forms of energy work. Actually, one of the many blessings of
Reiki is that during a session, both the client AND the practitioner receive the healing
Reiki is surprisingly easy to learn because the ability to do Reiki
is transferred from the Reiki Master to the student during an attunement. Though easy to
learn, Reiki is incredibly powerful. It has aided in healing virtually every known
illness, with numerous reported miraculous and even spontaneous healings. Reiki can even
be sent to others at a distance when they can't be physically present!
Reiki's uses, however, are not limited purely to the area of
healing. It can also be used as a tool for spiritual growth, to empower goals and overcome
obstacles, relieve stress, as a means of protection on all levels, to charge up the food
we eat and liquid we drink with energy, etc. Because of the nature by which it
works, the only limit to the uses is that of our imagination...and even that can be
affected by the Reiki energy.