Reiki Healing 101
Before we go into too much detail about Reiki healing, we will first discuss what exactly it is. The practice is based on your spiritual energy (which you may hear referred to as Reiki, however, this is not the name of the energy, it’s the method that is called Reiki). The confusion may come from the meaning of the word reiki, which is universal spiritual energy.
The system was created by the Japanese Buddhist, Mikao Usui and it took him 20 years to fully achieve enlightenment (also known as Satori). The system requires you to be initiated into it and this requires attunement – this is something that every practitioner must go through.
Despite the fact that there are a variety of guides and books on the matter attunement is not something that you can reach on your own, practitioners must be guided to this state by someone else. Bear this in mind if you are interested in becoming a practitioner or are looking for someone who can practice reiki healing on you.
A History Of Reiki
As noted, Usui (1846-1926) discovered the art and as he self-attuned started to share the knowledge with others. This was passed on to thousands of different people, but only dozens of teachers. It was one of these teachers who would eventually bring the practice to the United States. Now, whether you are in the US or a far-flung corner of the world, it’s fairly easy to find a qualified Reiki teacher who can initiate you.
While the system originates from a Buddhist practice (there is a similar version related to the Shinto religion as well), you do not need to be a Buddhist to enjoy the healing powers of Reiki.
The energy has always existed; Reiki has just provided a way to harness it for healing. The practice has three degrees (first, second, and third) with the first being an introduction to the energy and the healing process. The second is for focus and the third is the point at which you can attune others. The process takes years.
Reiki healing isn’t just for the physical self; it can also help heal your emotions, soul, and even your mind.
When it comes to the physical, there have been reports of barren women being able to conceive after undergoing Reiki healing. It’s also a common solution for aches and pains. For those interested in other realms, some people use Reiki to cleanse their chakras and remove any blockages that could be preventing them from getting in touch with their psychic intuition.
It may also help you handle personal problems because it helps restore balance. It can assist you in dealing with issues in your career, with your family, handling typical life problems, and dealing with unfinished business that may be affecting your energy.
Additionally, it may aid your spiritual growth. This is because, much like with psychic intuition, blockages in your energy can stunt your growth. Removing those blockages helps you to purge negative habits from your life, which makes it easier to improve your life by finding your truth and chasing your passion. Reiki helps you on your journey to becoming a better you and a better person.
Reiki isn’t just helpful for people who become initiated in it, though, you can channel your healing powers to plants, animals, and even other people. If you are practicing it on someone else (or having it practiced on you), there is no need to physically touch or be touched. No, the practitioner simply hovers their hands over the problem area and channels their energy to it.