What is Reiki?

August 15, 2011

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning universal life energy. “Rei” is the higher intelligence that guides creation and functioning of the universe. It is a subtle wisdom and means spirit, divine, or soul. “Ki” is non-physical life force energy that flows through all things.

Reiki is a field of pure intelligence that is all knowing and is harmonious with every belief system. It integrates into wholeness the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels. This method of healing taps into the energy referred to by philosophers and martial artists as “Ki” in Japan, “Chi” in China, and “Prana” in India.

Reiki has been traced back thousands of years. Evidence of this form of healing have been found in Tibet, China, India, Egypt, Japan, and the Greek and Roman cultures. The teaching was passed underground for centuries through word of mouth, but was rediscovered in the 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan.

We each have the ability to heal ourselves on every level. Reiki gives us the opportunity to return to a harmonious balance. In ancient times, it was the practice of laying-on-of-hands, and remains so even today. The practitioner is merely a vehicle through which the energy flows.

Reiki and Health Care

Reiki treatment is rapidly growing in hospitals all over the world. It complements medical treatments, natural therapies, and massage therapy. Medical research has focused upon Reiki’s effects rather than explaining how it works. The results are impressive showing highly significant reduction in pain and improvement in immune and nervous system functioning. According to Prevention Magazine (Oct 2004) “about 60% of the hospitals included in the US News and World Report ‘America’s Best Hospitals List’, offer some kind of Reiki program.”

The Principles of Reiki

1. Just for today, do not worry.
2. Just for today, do not get angry.
3. Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
4. Earn your living honestly.
5. Show gratitude to everything.

{ 5 comments }

Anne Clark October 3, 2011 at 4:14 am

I love the site, your wisdom and the playfulness of the site. I’m looking forward to more!!

Jack October 3, 2011 at 7:21 am

Well worth reading, and then thibnking about, and finally putting into action. Thanks for passing on BB.

Nani October 3, 2011 at 7:51 am

It’s a beautiful sight and I love your in-sights too! Healers like you, who are self-honest are rare and precious. May many more people see this and share. Love, Nani

Mom November 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

Wow, Brooke! I always knew you had a knack for writing, but this is one incredible blog! I’m so happy you are willing to share your insights with others because you really do have a lot inside that head and heart of yours and you have a lovely way of saying it! Love you, KB

J A N - L O U I S E December 12, 2011 at 11:41 am

Brooke !
It is beautiful and I’ very impressed! How inspiring and wonderful to get the insights through this place from you !
I’m so happy to know you and share what we share as often as we can.
MUCH LOVE
JL

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