“Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self improvement that almost everyone can benefit from. It has been found to be effective helping every known illness, including Cancer. It may be used in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote quality of life. Reiki energy is non invasive and safe.”
– Harvard University Medical School
There are many different forms of complementary therapies but Reiki treats the whole body: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
Contrary to popular belief Reiki is not a religious practice. It is a traditional form of energy healing that stems from the teachings of Dr Mikao Usui. Dr Usui lived in Japan in the early part of the 20th Century and was a monk and a scholar.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki energy healing is safe for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. It is also safe for pregnant women and can give great relief when medial intervention isn’t possible due to pregnancy. It must be noted though that Reiki is not a medical alternative, it can however complement treatment from your GP.
Because Reiki balances on every level it is deeply relaxing It can reduce fatigue so you feel refreshed. It gives serenity if you suffer from anxiety. If you have low mood or are overwhelmed Reiki can provide relief, clarity and purpose. If you have had surgery/broken bones Reiki can speed the healing process. In fact Reiki benefits a multitude of health conditions, including:
- Heart Disease
- Anxiety Depression
- Chronic Pain
- Menstrual Problems/Infertility
- Crohn’s Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Emotional Illness, including Mild Psychosis
- Fatigue Syndromes
- Weight Loss
- End-of-Life Care and Bereavement
Many people who experience the benefits of Reiki decided to train and become ‘attuned’ to the practice of Usui Reiki so they may ‘self heal’. Mikao Usui saw Reiki as a way of life that can bring peace, harmony and good health to everyone. He developed a set of principles which he called, ‘The secret art of inviting happiness’
Just for today…. I will not worry
Just for today…. I will be grateful
Just for today…. I will not be angry
Just for today…. I will do my work diligently
Just for today…. I will be kind to all living things
Dr Mikao Usui 1865 – 1926
These principles are spiritual ideals. It is believed by following these principles you will add balance and substance to your life. However is important that you realise that as humans we are not perfect and that is why each principle begins with “Just for today.” You can without pressure or stress work on improving yourself daily. If you slip up today, you can always begin again tomorrow. The more you work with the principles, the more you will condition yourself to adopt them as a way of life.