Reiki The Universal Life Force Energy – Where Did It Come From?

by Jun 26, 2019Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on form of healing founded by Dr Mikao Usui, which helps to bring balance and harmony wherever there is discordance. The word Reiki is coined from the words Rei, which means the Universal Consciousness, and Ki which simply means the “life-force energy”.

Reiki is a Japanese hands-on form of healing founded by Dr Mikao Usui, which helps to bring balance and harmony wherever there is discordance. The word Reiki is coined from the words Rei, which means the Universal Consciousness, and Ki which simply means the “life-force energy”.

In holistic healing the energy works at all levels of one’s being – the physical, etheric, astral and mental levels. The energy removes all blocks and impurities from your being and aligns your four lower bodies for greater well-being, peace and happiness.

This Universal energy or Reiki is the quintessential energy that animates all life-streams; it is what keeps your physical body ticking as long as you are living. Insufficient flow of energy depletes the body’s healing mechanism and consequently it becomes susceptible to myriad different ailments.  Reiki is a hands-on form of healing where the healer places his hands over or on the afflicted part of the person’s body, while the patient simply sits or lies down completely relaxed. Sometimes, the healer traces out the sacred symbols over the afflicted part to empower the healing process. The energy thus received is experienced as a warm, tingling sensation and the person comes away feeling fresh and revitalized after the healing. 

No specialized knowledge or skills are required to master the art of Reiki, because the Universal Life-force is the quintessence of all life. Thus, healing is the innate quality of every human-being. This automatically qualifies every human-being to access the art of Reiki.

However, a student needs to be initiated into Reiki by means of attunements, which are performed at each of the three stages or degrees of Reiki. These attunements are the sacred ceremonies conducted by a proficient Reiki Master. Furthermore, the students are taught the sacred symbols which carry their own energy frequency. These symbols help to enhance the power of healing, and are especially applied for distant healing. Distant healing is giving healing by visualizing the person to be healed.

The purpose of attunements is that they help open the chakras in order to facilitate a healthy flow of life-force which is needed for healing, and to bring you into alignment with the divine Source.

There are basically three stages of progression in Reiki:

The level I attunement is followed by a 21-day cleaning process where the initiate learns to apply Reiki to himself in order to get rid of all the impurities and toxins, which are lodged in his energy-field. During the process you may experience uneasiness, headaches, fever, and diarrhea and so on because your body is flushing out the toxins. Once your body is relieved of the impurities and is energized with purer energy, you will feel healthy and good. 

At the second degree you are taught three sacred symbols along with techniques for distant healing.

The third degree graduates you to become a Reiki Master. You are then qualified to attune others and impart the teachings of Reiki to anyone who wants to learn this art of healing.

However, Reiki is not just limited to people, but can be used upon animals, plants and also objects and situations. The Universal energy can restore perfection wherever there is distortion, and can reverse the evil effects of malefic energies that torment your spirit.

Furthermore, Reiki also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic treatments to relieve side effects and promote speedy recovery, always producing positive results much to the relief of the patients. 

If you intend to serve as a Reiki channel it is imperative to follow the higher Spiritual Principles:

  • Just for today I will not worry.
  • Just for today I will not be angry.
  • Just for today I will devote myself to work and be kind to others.
  • Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
  • Just for today I will be kind to all whom I contact. 

The purer the channel, the purer is the energy sent to you. Daily meditation and living with greater love and compassion with all are conducive for your spiritual health and attunement with the Universal Source.