What is Reiki?

Reiki kanji pre-1940Reiki (pronounced Ray - Kee) is a Japanese stress reduction and relaxation technique founded by Mikao Usui Sensei in the late 1800s. A Reiki session consists of laying on hands at various points of the body to direct life force energy. This process results in helping the recipient relax and balance their energies.

Reiki kanji since 1940The word "Reiki" is loosely translated as "Universal Life Energy." The word actually consists of two Japanese words, "Rei" meaning air or spirit and "Ki" meaning power or energy. "Ki" is equivalant to the Chinese word "Qi" also known in the west as "Chi". 

A Reiki practitioner goes through various attunements to increase their ability to interact with energy and help direct it to a recipient. Additional training and internship practice is part of this tradition.

While there is a spiritual component to Reiki, it is not a religion. There are guiding principles that help inspire practitioners to be the best they can be. 


 

 

 

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World Peace Project and Card Meditation

World Peace Project and Card MeditationOne of the most intriguing aspects of Reiki is the ability to send Reiki energy through time and space. This process is called Distance Reiki. One of my favorite examples of using Distance Reiki is the World Peace Project.

What is Reiki?

Reiki kanji pre-1940Reiki (pronounced Ray - Kee) is a Japanese stress reduction and relaxation technique founded by Mikao Usui Sensei in the late 1800s. A Reiki session consists of laying on hands at various points of the body to direct life force energy. This process results in helping the recipient relax and balance their energies.

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Reiki Practice

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Reiki Principles

Mikao Usui Reiki PrinciplesMuch has been written about the Reiki Principles and it has been helpful to look at the original text from Dr. Usui (translated):

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Reiki Lineage

Image of Mikao UsuiReiki is largely an oral tradition with knowledge and expertise passed from the Reiki Master to the student. As such, noting a Reiki Practitioner's lineage is an important component in determining authenticity.

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My Reiki Story

Reiki Master Certificate ImageMy first experience with Reiki was in approximately 1990. My mother-in-law, Trudy, introduced me to Reiki calling it a healing modality that is non-invasive and spiritually directed. My first Reiki session was during a Reiki Circle in Palo Alto, CA. As I lay on the table with three practitioners providing Reiki, little did I know my life was about to change.

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