Reiki is a Japanese word that means Universal Life Energy.
The Chinese call it Qi pronounced CHI and the Indians name it Prana.
As a philosophy, it is an awareness of life as energy, practically; it is the utilization of this natural energy flow that is the healing art of Reiki.
By allowing this energy to flow through us, we are able to use it naturally and effortlessly in every part of our lives and as an aid to other living things.
Everyone has the ability. You are born with it, but the cultural memory of this ability has largely been repressed in this western culture by the emphasis on the mind logic as the solution to health problems.
The reason it has become so popular in recent times is that it is a really simple system that awakens the individual’s ability to channel this life energy through a basic sequence of hand placements.
Reiki energy is all around us, and could open to you at any time.
The great art of Reiki is knowing how to let this energy flow without minimal imput from you. You act as the channel.
There is no questioning or judgement when you have achieved this ability with Reiki, and it is possible to use it across the world as time and space are no limitation to it’s effects.
Reiki will help you gain trust in yourself and your innate healing ability.
Reiki is not so much learnt but rather imparted from teacher to student.
This ancient system of natural healing was rediscovered during the 19th century by Dr Mikao Usui.
You do not have to train for years, nor have any special gifts to learn Reiki, if your willing intent is of good faith, then the energy will flow to you and through to others.