What is Reiki
Reiki, is a system of healing which transmits universal life energy into a patient (or one self). The system is most often done by using specific hand positions which are learned directly from a teacher.
Reiki is used for a variety of reasons..but among the most common is the reduction of stress.
Reiki (ray-key) is a Japanese word which is represented by two characters or congee.
It is pronounced lei-key (lay-key) in Japanese
The word is loosely defined as the free flowing of universal life energy
Reiki is often perceived as warmth, a current of energy,a vibrational healing ray.
Rei means universe
KiJapanese word for Qi (Chinese) means life force energy. Other words for Ki are Prana, In sanskrit (East India), by Jewish Cabbalists, and Mana by Kahunas
Reiki is one of those amazing things in our lives that is so simple that one might take it for granted...perhaps thats the way it should be. To paraphrase the teacher Abraham "..when something is so right that it seems like the next logical step then we can integrate it simply and easily." Reiki can be like this..In one way Reiki is a simple process of allowing and simultaneously it is also a power that can help facilitate ongoing delicious transformation. As the taoists say ...the most powerful force on earth is the gentle nudging of a simple flowing current of water...creating gorges, stream and river beds,ocean floors, rain clouds,snow filled mountain tops...and the nourishment of a world full of beings who exist because of, and primarily composed of, this simple and yet profound element we call water.
You may have also heard the saying "Don't push the river" Reiki seems to be saying this also.--May we let Reiki flow and sing through us like the air through he hollow bamboo..like the river on it's way to the sea.
I support you in tasting this simple art of allowing. When, in our busy lives, we need a model or a teacher to guide and inspire us, let us remember the wisdom of these living, allowing teachers we call water and air.