Reiki, ah yes, Reiki. A word many have heard – but few truly understand.
To most people Reiki is all about healing. And yes it is indeed a healing art as we’ll explain…
But – it is also so much more as well…
So What Exactly is Reiki?
Reiki, as we have already said, is best known in the west as a gentle but powerful system of hands on healing. And it is a system, which can easily be learned by anyone to heal themselves, others, plants and animals.
But as mentioned above it is so much more as well.
Reiki helps you…
* Discover your true purpose in life.
* Produce and achieve all your goals.
* Heal past traumas, which may be hindering your growth.
* Discover your own spiritual path.
* Find, contentment, spiritual enlightenment and…
…the understanding that GOD and YOU are ONE.
How does Reiki Work?
The energy of Reiki works by gently opening you up to the understanding that you are the creator of your own reality – that there is no greater power than you. With this knowing comes the realisation that everything that happens in your life happens because you want it to…
There are no accidents.
You make what happens happen.
With this awareness comes the realisation that every event in your life, including that of illness, is brought to you, by you – and that it can, therefore, be taken away by you as well.
So the short answer to how Reiki works, therefore, is the energy of Reiki works by bringing your power back to…
Who can Learn Reiki?
Everyone! – How is this possible?
Because Reiki is not learned in the traditional way we understand learning.
The ability to work with Reiki is transferred to you by a Reiki Master during an initiation ceremony. Everything is done for you.
All you have to do to experience the magic… is to bring the desire.
Where Does Reiki Energy Come From?
The most common translation of the word Reiki, which is Japanese and pronounced ray-key, is ‘the universal and holy, spiritually conscious, life force energy that energises and animates all living things’.
Every living thing in the universe is alive because of this energy.
So when people ask, “where does Reiki energy come from?” The answer has to be… ‘FROM GOD’
Is Reiki a Religion?
No, Reiki is not a religion.
You do not have to have any religious beliefs at all. It certainly could be said that there is a spiritual element to Reiki, but spirituality and religion are not the same.
How Long Does It Take To Learn Reiki?
Reiki, generally speaking, consists of three levels of training known as Reiki 1, Reiki 2 and Reiki Master. Some schools have built their courses around more levels – but three is all that is necessary.
These levels can be ‘learned’ over a period of many months, or can be taken over one intensive period.
It really depends on the individual wishing to ‘take’ Reiki.
If you feel more comfortable taking your time ‘learning’ Reiki, then do so. If you think you are ready to ‘take’ all three levels in one go, then you are ready.
It’s entirely up to you.
How Can I Experience Reiki?
Most people’s first experience of Reiki is generally through a ‘hands on healing’ therapy session.
During this time they usually report various feelings of warmth or coolness with, maybe, a sense of bubbling energy movement.
Some experience beautiful colors, or the presence of spiritual beings but most people simply experience deep relaxation and peace…
Indeed it is not uncommon for many to fall soundly asleep.
How is a Reiki Treatment Given?
A Reiki treatment is usually given in a quiet and peaceful environment with the person receiving Reiki either lying or sitting down.
The person giving Reiki will then transmit the Reiki energy to the person receiving it – placing their hands either on or over various points on the body.
A treatment can last anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour and a half, the usual being about an hour.
There is no need to remove any items of clothing except perhaps your shoes if you are lying down on a couch. So it is perfect for people who feel embarrassed or uneasy about undressing.
What Can Be Treated With Reiki?
In a word everything – for Reiki works on all levels of awareness in body, mind and spirit.
It can be compared very simply to the analogy of having a flat battery in a car…
Someone comes along with a strong, healthy battery and a set of jump leads. Connects everything up and the flat car battery suddenly has the extra energy needed to start the engine.
Reiki does this for people irrespective of what is ailing them. It gives them the extra energy they need to make themselves better – whilst, sometimes, providing them with a deeper understanding of why they made themselves ill in the first place.
Can I Treat Myself?
If you have been attuned to Reiki, then…
Yes, very much so. This is one of the many benefits of Reiki. Not only does Reiki give you the energy and ability to successfully treat yourself. It also helps to raise your level of awareness to the point where you begin to understand… that you create your own illnesses.
This is one of the most exciting levels within Reiki.
Is It Safe For Use During Pregnancy?
Absolutely, for Reiki can do no harm.
As already explained Reiki is ‘the universal and holy, spiritually conscious, life force energy that energises and animates all living things’…
It aids and enhances all life.
I Have Heard That Reiki Can Be Sent To Others At A Distance. How Does This Work?
At the heart of all metaphysical and spiritual teachings lies the understanding that we are all one and, therefore, all connected.
Our scientists are now beginning to understand these phenomena through their research into quantum mechanics.
You may have already experienced this in action when you have suddenly, and for no apparent reason, thought of a distant friend or relative…
Moments later the ‘phone has rung and it has been this very same person on the other end of the line.
Distance healing follows this same sequence.
Through thinking of the person and intending to heal, the connection is made and the Reiki energy flows to that person.
How much does Reiki training cost?
There’s a very wide variance in the costs associated with Reiki training.
But in general terms, to go from complete beginner, to the level of Reiki Master – will set you back somewhere in the region of…
$500 to $1500
Of course, these are just general terms. You can pay less and you can pay more.
Why the enormous variance in charges?
Very good question – how long’s a piece of string?
Really, we suppose, it’s because there’s no standard price agreements. People will always charge whatever the market can bear.
Maybe some people think they are better at teaching than others. Maybe some people like to have more money than others – who knows?
But, if Reiki interests you – as you know it really, really should – and you want to take it further – as you know you really, really should…
Yet you don’t want to pay these exhorbitant fees.
What can you do…?
Well, you can click here and find out…
Judith and Chris Conroy are the authors of Radical Reiki and the founders of Chikara-Reiki-Do. This husband and wife team are committed to guiding people towards a life of vibrant good health, wealth and happiness. To learn more about Judith and Chris, and Chikara-Reiki-Do, click here.
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