We invite you to expand your exposure to the vast array of health and well-being arts to find what works for you.  This post introduces the holistic healing art of “Reiki”. Enjoy!

“Reiki” is a healing practice “coined” and developed in 1922 by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui, which has since been adapted by various teachers of varying traditions. It uses a technique commonly called palm healing or hands on healing as a form of therapy. Through the use of this technique, practitioners believe that they are transferring universal energy in the form of ki (or chi) through the palms, which allows for self-healing and a state of inner equalibrium.”

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means ” The Higher Power” and Ki (same concept as  Chi in Chinese) which is “life force energy”. Reiki promotes the healing of the mental, emotional and spiritual bodies, creating many beneficial effects that includes relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being. Reiki is the most widely spread energy healing science in the world today. It is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Read on…

Reiki is a form of laying on of hands which has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

Reiki is universal energy which can be applied to heal body, mind and spirit. This  holistic healing technique is easily applied and learned.  During treatment usually a deep level of relaxation is reached. Reiki detoxifies and energizes, and expands intuition, creativity, mental clarity and communication.

Healing effects  over time restore the body’s natural state of balance and well-being. Reiki treatments are given fully clothed.

During reiki, the practitioner is able to feel the flow of universal energy from their palms to the receivers energy centre until each centre (chakras) becomes balanced and healthy. During a reiki treatment, practioners are also able to see the pattern of the blockage, how it came about and how it is affecting the person in their daily lives . Reiki does not only affect the energy centres, it also aims to heal other areas in the body that are diseased or ill. A reiki practitioner is able to identify these areas and  intuitively place their hands over that area with further guidance on diet, alternative therapies and emotional release of the cause of the illness. Many have reported miraculous results from reiki. Reiki does not have any religious attachment and everyone can use it.

For more information on reiki from an African perspective check out:

Ra Sekhi Kemetic Reiki Level 1
By Kajara Assata Nebthet

1 thought on “THE POWER IS IN OUR HANDS!

  1. Thanks for writing such an interesting blog! I am a QiGong novice practitioner and these arts are very similar. Many people can benefit from Chi energy especially humans with damaged auras and chakras. The best thing about Reiki or any other healing art is that it benefits both the Healer and the person being healed.

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