Reiki is a Japanese word formed by two terms; ‘Rei’ which means Universal and ‘Ki’, which means life force or energy. Reiki is the healing energy which is abundantly present in the universe. In Reiki therapy, this energy is utilized to boost the body-energy and the immunity. Thereby health can be maintained and diseases can be alleviated or cured. Of the numerous energy therapies presently in use Reiki therapy is the simplest. Its use can be learnt by one and all, even by those who have no previous scientific or medical knowledge. While treating the healer merely has to place his hands on the patient or his diseased body part. No active effort or manipulation is required on his part. The moment he places his palms on the patient and invokes Reiki, it flows in to his, own body and then emerges out of his hands to enter the patient’s body. The healer merely acts as a channel or connecting link between the universal energy and the patient’s energy.
Reiki therapy enjoys a number of other advantages too. Apart from having a curative aspect, it also has a preventive aspect. A healthy person who receives reiki regularly can easily avert illness. That is precisely why a reiki therapist is able to maintain perfect health; Reiki has to pass through his body first, before being transmitted to the patient. Agitated and saddened by the conventional therapeutics philosophers have remarked, “Physician Heal Thyself.” While healing patients, a reiki therapist actually heals himself too. And since he is not using his own energy for healing, he never feels depleted or exhausted.
Reiki therapy is an excellent form of psycho-therapy. It brings about profound, positive changes in the recipient’s mind. He becomes relaxed, calm and composed. He becomes capable of handling stress quite easily, as things and situations are understood more clearly. In fact his whole attitude to life changes, for the better.
For a person to be able to absorb Reiki, it is necessary that the vibratory frequency of his Chakras (energy centers) be drastically raised. This is done by a trained Reiki Master, through a short, confidential procedure known as ‘attunement or initiation’. This charging of chakras is the very essence of reiki therapy and sets it apart from other energy therapies. The fortunate person whose chakras have been tuned is called a Reiki channel, i.e., he is able to receive and channelize reiki through his body for treating himself and others, whenever and wherever required. The moment he invokes reiki with an intention to heal, it enters his body from the top to the crown chakra, and then descends through the third eye and the throat chakras to reach the heart chakra. From here it enters his arms to emerge out of his hands and move in to the patient’s body.
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