Pronounced "Ray-Key", it is a Japanese word. Rei means 'universal wisdom' and Ki means 'life energy', so it is life energy guided by Universal Wisdom.
It is a powerful tool for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing and balancing while greatly enhancing personal growth.
The "Ki" energy is the vital flowing life force contained in all life. It is a whole and complete unlimited energy. All that is needed to receive the Reiki energy is the desire to receive it.
Most cultures and religions have a term which corresponds to Ki, for example:
Light or the Holy Ghost Christian
Prana Hindu and Yoga
Mana Kahunas of Hawaii
Fluid of Life Alchemy
Jesod Jewish Cabalists
Organ Energy Wilhelm Reich
Reiki is a very specific way of channeling this energy requiring only an attunement to the energy and the intention to use it. It can be learned by anyone. It is one of the easiest and most effective methods of natural healing.
Reiki can be used to treat anything on any level and is an effective method of maintaining a balanced well-being. Reiki is a method of maintaining a balanced well-being. It is universal and not connected to any religion or belief system, but embraces and enhances all such beliefs, bringing greater understanding and clearer direction. Indeed Reiki is Light and as such is a very powerful tool for lifting the many veils of intellectual interpretation of religion, allowing the essence to shine through. It puts you more in touch with your faith or religion, allowing your ascent to a plateau where all things are seen with greater clarity.
A point worth mentioning in the context of religion is that you do not have to believe in any God to practice Reiki, just love. It is a constant connection between you and the Universal Light, whether that is a God or your Higher Self or simply the pulse and rhythm of nature.
Reiki is not just for when you are ill, it helps you to live your life at your own highest level, restoring control and balance.
Reiki is a very effective system for stress release, frequently altering attitudes and balancing the personality. Equilibrium of chakra energy centers and vital meridians is established in the physical and the finer energy body.
Another advantage of Reiki is, because it helps maintain good health on all levels, it reduces the cost of health care and drugs and will also help to control the anticipation of illness which will so often cause it.
Reiki is a completely natural and perfectly safe system of healing which can never do harm as the receiver is taking what is required, the healer is not forcing it.
Due to the fact that Reiki is flowing through you and not from you, it is not reliant on a particular state of mind or body; it is not limited by our personality. It is always there ready to be activated by anyone who has received an attunement from a qualified Reiki Master. Remember also that Reiki is not taught by just anyone. You must be precisely attuned by a fully trained and certified Reiki Master in order to correctly activate the energy.