I am often asked what is Reiki (pronounced Ray kee).
Simply put, it is a method of natural healing based on the application of Universal Life Force Energy (the name literally means Universal Life Force Energy). This energy can be known under many different names such as prana, chi, ki, but the foundation is the same – energy!

Well, what does that mean?

reikiEssentially what it means to me, and probably the best way that I can explain it is as follows:-
Everything in the Universe is made up of, or is a component of energy, and even though some objects are denser than others, they still consist of, and emit an energetic vibration.

Just imagine yourself, as a normal human being, as a transistor radio, the pocket kind, with an antenna that only reaches only a certain minimal height. This is how we receive data on a daily basis, both through personal communication, and vibrations from the atmosphere, that is, wind, rain, smells etc.

reiki handsInitially, we were born with much higher definitions of receiving through our antennas, but through processes such as life presents us and we take on, (disbelief, continual negative information, personal put downs, painful experiences and so on) we tend to close down our receivers until it can be almost non-existent.

Throughout the processes of Reiki training, the Reiki practitioner is continually subjected to attunements, which is basically the re-opening and re-aligning of all the previously closed down receivers that we were born with. All this means, is that we are once again able to receive, on a much more powerful scale, the energetic information and vibrations that is continually transmitted throughout the Universe. We become stronger radios (or transmitters/receivers).

Those who have undergone Reiki training simply have antennae which reaches far higher into the Universal regions, and who no longer have any blockages to distort the receiving of vibrations and energies (their filters have been thoroughly cleaned).

Reiki energy brings about deep relaxation, removes energy blockages, assists in detoxifying the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.

reiki dogsAfter attunement, the Reiki practitioner then becomes basically a clear conductor or instrument for which the healing Reiki Energy may pass through. You become energised first and then pass that energy through your hands on to the recipient. The normal practice for Reiki healing is the laying of the hands on the recipient, and as the energy is conveyed through it is usually experienced as a hot and/or tingling encounter.

Further, Reiki energy is very much an intelligent energy and when given, it will immediately travel to the areas, without too much direction, that require healing attention.