What Is Reiki?
Reiki is a Japanese practice which promotes healing, compassion, and well being.
Our life force energy can be drained by worry, fear, and attachments.
When our life force energy is low or blocked we are more likely to become disconnected from ourselves and others, resulting in stress, anger, unhappiness, and illness.
If our life force energy is high, we are more apt to be vibrant, happy, connected, loving and healthy.
A Reiki practitioner is trained to channel the life force through the use of light touch or with their hands just above the person receiving to facilitate self-healing.
Think about turning on a light switch at home. Even though we cannot see the electricity, we benefit from its use.
“Ki” or life force energy is believed to flow through our bodies, and can be accessed at any time. To get a sense of what this feels like, rub your hands together quickly to generate movement of blood and energy in the hands. Now bring your palms as close together as possible without touching. Then bring them apart creating an imaginary ball and play with the size of your ball. The heat, pulsing, or magnetic pull you may sense building between your palms is “Ki.”
Reiki is about receiving rather than doing.
Although Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma and there’s nothing you must believe in to practice or receive Reiki.
You just have to show up and be open to receive the benefits. It’s that simple.