Friday, September 2, 2016

REIKI: THE ULTIMATE HEALING POWER

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki is a healing technique in which a person can channel energy into oneself or the other person by means of touch, which activates the natural healing processes of the other person’s body to restore physical and emotional state of well-being. It is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. It also promotes healing. The word Reiki comes from the Japanese word ‘Rei’ which means “Universal Life” and ‘Ki’ which means “Energy”. Everyone has the ability to connect with their own healing energy. It is just that people don’t realize how much power resides within them. It is a much less known yet extremely powerful technique.

MY EXPERIENCE WITH REIKI

I am not a Reiki practitioner. But the marvelous experience I had with Reiki is worth sharing because I have personally experienced the healing process. I had a minor sprain in my hand while playing badminton. It was so painful that I couldn’t even move my hand. Since my exams were coming up I couldn’t afford an injured hand. I knew that it was just a sprain and it would heal on its own time. But I had a lot of math problems to solve and for that I had a lot of writing to do. It was then when I was introduced to the concept of Reiki by my grandmother. She had recently attended a Reiki training camp and said that she could relieve my pain to some extent through Reiki. At first I refused to believe that someone can really heal my sprain by merely closing their eyes and touching my hand that needed healing. But anyway I decided to give her a chance. She held my hand and closed her eyes. At first I felt nothing. But after about 5 minutes I felt a tingling sensation in my injured hand. The sensation kept on increasing. It felt like electricity passing through me, only it felt harmless. I thought that my hand was about to get numb and after a while I thought it did. She opened her eyes after 15-20 minutes and let go of my hand. She asked me to rotate my wrist and check of any decrements in the amount of pain I was experiencing and I did. I was completely dumbfounded! It was magic! The pain was completely gone as though it was never there. I didn’t know what she did when she closed her eyes but the pain vanished. It was then I realized that if this wonderful technique can cure a minor sprain within 15 minutes what wonders it will do if someone incorporates it in their daily life. This is when I started my research on this wonderful healing therapy and decided to spread this knowledge to as many people as I can.

HOW DOES REIKI WORK

Reiki can be performed on self as well as on others. There are five principles of Reiki:

1) Just for today, do not anger.
2) Just for today, do not worry.
3) Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
4) Earn your living honestly.
5) Show gratitude to every living thing.

Although there are many books available on how to practice Reiki, but Reiki cannot be learned through books or traditional educational techniques. It must be passed on through an attunement or initiation process. This means that you have to learn it from a master. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. So do not try to practice Reiki without getting attuned from a skilled Reiki practitioner.

BENEFITS OF REIKI

Reiki can be used for the following purposes-
  • ·        For stress reduction and relaxation.
  • ·        decrease pain
  • ·        ease muscle tension
  • ·        speed healing
  • ·        wish fulfillment

 DEGREES OF REIKI

There are basically three levels or degrees of Reiki.

1. The First Degree: Reiki Level 1

Level 1 is a practitioner's initiation into Reiki and is open to anyone. The focus during Level 1 is on opening the energy channels on a physical level.  This includes the history, the nature of the energy, how it is passed on and how it interacts with the body. Many Reiki Masters emphasize self-Reiki as the goal of the Level 1 designation, encouraging students to focus on practicing Reiki on themselves. People experience energy in their palms after the first attunement like tingling, coolness or heat. The main aspect of the teaching is the Practical side. After a demonstration there is a practice session. Even though the main focus is on self healing, you are enabled to give minor Reiki treatments to others. Following your attunement you will begin to be aware of changes occurring on all levels.

2. The Second Degree: Reiki level 2

A gap of 21 days to 3 months is a must between level 1 and 2. Level 2 is focused on practicing Reiki on others, as well as an expanded opening of the energy channels. The main purpose of Level 2 is to do distant/absentee healing, group healing and also to become a professional Reiki practitioner. Students receive the "Reiki symbols" and Level 2 attunement. The Reiki symbols allow the practitioner to connect more deeply to the universal energy. From Level 1 to Level 2, the amount of energy that you channel increases about 200%.  Your healing ability also increases. This includes the ability to provide distance Reiki, or sending healing energy to individuals wherever they may be. 

3. The Third Degree & Reiki Master: Reiki level 3
The Reiki Master Level is considered the teacher's level  a practitioner who has received the energy and knowledge to attune new Reiki practitioners. You are given the master attunement. With attunement, you receive the full empowerment of the Reiki energy. Your energy frequency is raised, increasing the amount of energy that you channel about 400%, your intuitive powers are heightened, which makes you a more powerful healer. Becoming a Reiki Master also represents a deep commitment to the Reiki practice, and some feel that significant time should pass between achieving the Second Degree status and Master Level.




38 comments:

Sab Fox said...

I actually just had a conversation with my friend's mom the other day about reiki! I hadn't heard about it before she told me what it was. This was chalk-full of information. :)

A Frugal Desteny said...

Very interesting. I've never heard of "Reiki" before now. Thanks for the info!

POSPI said...

this is awesome am really going to bookmark this now

The Graceful Mist said...

This is an interesting and informative post about Reiki. Where and how do you get initiated into Reiki? Who practices Reiki?

kittynecessity said...

I've heard of Reiki before and saw videos of people performing it and have always been intrigued!! But like you, I was skeptical as I didn't know anyone with experience until now..you! :) I now have the desire to learn this as I know it will help me further my growth as a person and help others as well. Will be in my life's to do list!

Keith Haney said...

I have never heard of Reiki before. The principals sound a lot like Christianity. Don't worry you are not in charge. Deal fairly with people. Honor your Father and mother and your days will be long upon the earth. All sound teaching.

Anna Nuttall said...

A very interesting and informative post, I have heard of reiki before but didn't know much about it.


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A Busy Bees Life said...

I had never heard of this before, but I love the idea. the concept and the fact that it relieves stress and anxiety. I would love to read more on this and then try it. I am so glad to read this post and learn something new today.

marcelle mndza said...

I have a friend and she's teaching that and for be honest Erika is great. That's help a lot to the prople

Kylie wenn said...

First time heard about Reiki.. It's really something positive and good.. Nice one..

leXHansplaCE said...

Was a great read by all standards and Reiki is new to my hearing too. Stress and Anxiety relife brings joy and warmth from this post.

Gabrielle Crystal RoseBonniee said...

This sounds like a completely new thing for me! I haven´t heard anything about it before. Thank you very much for an informative article! (ง︡'-'︠)ง

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Thuymi Do said...

Ii would love to try. I usually don't really believe in these so the only way is to try it out!

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Blair Villanueva said...

Reiki sounds very interesting, and very mysterious. I would like to learn more! Why it needs to take a 3 months rest after Level 1 to 2? This needs a lot of patience :)

Ruxandra said...

I never heard of Reiki! Nevertheless, its five principles should be used by everybody in the daily life no matter what - it would make the world a better place

Carola Conmose said...

I have heard of Reiki. I'm just that familiar with it. It is very interesting to learn more about it. And lovely that you're sharing your experience! The benefits sound worth a try!

Jon Fenwick said...

Do you think Reiki would help my nerve injury? I'm willing to try anything... I came off my motorbike three weeks ago and I have loss of arm movement and pins and needles in my arm. Apparently I have damaged a nerve in my arm. :(

Leona said...

i actually heard about this method of healing a long long time ago when i read about it in a book, have never tried it so have no idea how well it would work on me but it's interesting and definitely there are may practitioners of reiki out there

Rej Relova said...

I have a different belief, but the five principles of Reiki, I think can be applied by any other person even though with a different belief. It is interesting to learn about other beliefs though and I'm glad that you were able to share with us your experience. Also, does a person need to have formal education about Reiki to be able to practice it on others?

Nilyn_ECM said...

I have never heard about Reiki before! This is interesting and I agreed that this can benefit us. This I believe, is also because of the positive outlook that we try set in our minds through Reiki. I will remind myself of these. :)

Princely Paws said...

loved the write up makes me want to go back to picking up where i left off trying to learn Reiki. i did just a level 1 and used it for helping my rescued animals

Yogo and Cream said...

This is my first time about hearing Reiki. I don't really believe in such, but I think this will be beneficial for people who are interested to learn about it. Is a formal training required to become a Reiki practitioner? Anyway, thanks for sharing this informative blog post. - Me-An Clemente of http://yogoandcream.com

berlin domingo said...

This is so interesting. I remember what my mom told me before. We have a small sari-sari store and an old woman bought a bread. My mom that time had severe headache. The old lady's hand touched hers when she handed the bread. After the lady left, my mom told me her energy regained. Perhaps her weak soul transferred to the old lady. She said to me. And now you mentioned this Reiki. SOmehow it may be this Reiki.

ROBERT LEE said...

I had been meaning to learn more about Reiki. It is the Japanese equivalent of ... I do not know what it is called in China, but Chinese medicine uses a form of reiki too.

Glad to read your post because I have heard of amazing things about Reiki and a friend of mine told me about it. It is not only for physical pain but also for emotional one too, he tells me.

Jessica Ayun said...

Would be great to try Reiki as sure it will give a different view for practitioners. Never heard from any friend about this but it is really intriguing on how physical and emotional thoughts will be affected. And how every level is connected from each other until to the point of healing.

Kristine Redillas said...

This is the first time that I've heard of it. I think this may have been portrayed in other films? Not just sure if it really was. It's nice to read about things new to you and to learn from them. The principles of Reiki is similar to the various religious beliefs that exist. :D

Sana's Ramblings said...

I've heard a lot about Reiki and about its healing powers but never got a chance to get it done and I've heard nothing but just great things about it.

Miera Nadhirah Tan said...

I have heard of Reiki before but never had it done or attempted it, but this post sure got me thinking I might like to try it out and experience it...

Kylie said...

I always love stumbling across your posts! I've heard about Reiki a few times now yet I have known so little about it. I'm grateful I've read through this because it's increased my understanding (and interest!!)

I truly believe that as we become more "domesticated" we loose sight of knowledge that in many ways is more important than most things we concern ourselves with. Keep up the amazing work! :)

Ram Kuizon said...

Reiki seems very intriguing!
There are really a lot from our ancestors that are worth practicing up to this date.
Also, this practice if properly propagated this would save a lot of millennials considering the contemporary lifestyle we are living. Thank you for a very interesting post!

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cassandra sue rae said...

wow really have power aye....it is newage?

Anonymous said...

That sounds so interesting, though I think I wouldn't try it here but in those countries where it's actually born in order to avoid people who commercialise spiritual arts. Have you ever tried yoga? If yes, which one is your favourite?

Iris

Hang Around The World said...

I have never heard about Reiki before! This is really interesting, thanks for sharing it :)

Love 30 said...

I LOVE reiki!! I has 3 sessions a while back and the journey I went on was immense. I would highly recommend it to anyone! Ree Love30

Erin said...

The five principles of Reiki sound like good principles to live by.

Kimberly Caines said...

Wow, the way you describe it, it really does sound like magic. Had no idea this existed. Thanks for this post.

Inyene Udom said...

Wow what an experience!! I love the way you write. I didn't know that this kind of technique actually exist. thanks for sharing

Jaya said...

This is so interesting. I've never heard of Reiki before--thanks for sharing! -- Jaya | @notjaya

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