The word Reiki refers to the Universal Life Force Energy which all living things are made up of.
It is a Japanese word made up of two characters:
Rei – universal life/spiritually guided
Ki – energy/life force
Reiki is Universal Life Energy – a loving energy guided by divine wisdom.
A healer acts as a conduit through which healing energy flows. The practitioner places their hands on or over a person (who is always fully clothed) with the intent to channel Reiki for the highest good. Reiki heals on all levels – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Healing has many benefits which can include relief from physical pain, reduction of tension, inner calm, relaxation and increased energy levels. The effects are cumulative and regular healing can ultimately lead to an increased level of self-awareness and personal growth.
One of the wonderful things about Reiki is that the practitioner can utilize Reiki to help heal themselves – in fact, this is a prerequisite before offering Reiki healing to others. I spent quite a few years solely on self-healing for personal development.