What is Reiki?
Usui Reiki was developed by Mikao Usui (pictured left) in the early 1900's. The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words: Rei (Universal) and Ki (Life Force Energy). All beings exist as energy. Stress in our environment or both physical and emotional pain, can cause chaos and lack of balance in the energy that exists in our bodies causing the energy to become blocked or distorted. Over time this imbalance can lead to illness, chronic pain, loss of energy, depression and anxiety. Reiki is a form of energy healing shared by the laying on of hands. It reduces stress and induces deep relaxation. It promotes healing of the mind, body and spirit. Reiki is non-invasive and non-harming. A Reiki Practitioner simply channels the energy through themselves, to a focus or intention that will benefit the recipient. It is not necessary for the Practitioner to touch the recipient or be in the same physical space.
Who can practice Reiki? Absolutely anyone can learn to channel Reiki and learn to pass attunements on to other people. More than sharing your own Reiki with people, you are allowing them to discover this amazing, life-changing gift for themselves! Whether you simply wish to attune friends and family, or offer public classes, attuning as a Reiki Master can only deepen your own Reiki and open a spiritual path for growth. In a Reiki attunement, the receiver is attuned to the healing and re-vitalizing force of Reiki and can then give Reiki to themselves, and friends, family, clients, pets, places in the world, etc. Once attuned, Reiki is with you for life. With Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, students undergo a series of Holy Fire Ignitions which open them up to the deep, spiritual and loving energy of the Holy Fire . Old wounds and unwanted behaviors that may have been consciously or unconsciously on the surface for years are gently raised to the surface and over time become healed. We find that after receiving attunements and ignitions, new doors in ourselves open, often leading to new pathways in life. You will feel a new guidance and support in every aspect of your life, bringing a deeper connection to yourself and others. Post-Training support is also available for people who wish to teach in public settings - Reiki really wants us to share this energy widely in the world, and the Holy Fire has come at a time when humanity and the planet are most in need.
Reiki is a simple, gentle, hands-on energy technique that is used for stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki practitioners do not diagnose conditions nor do they prescribe or perform medical treatment, prescribe substances, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki does not take the place of medical care. It is recommended that you see a licensed physician or licensed health care professional for any physical or psychological ailment you may have. Reiki can complement any medical or psychological care you may be receiving. The body has the ability to heal itself and to do so, complete relaxation is often beneficial. Long term imbalances in the body sometimes require multiple sessions in order to facilitate the level of relaxation needed by the body to heal itself.