|Reiki - An Introduction|
|Much has been said and written about Reiki. While a
great deal of it is fact, an element of fiction has also
crept in to warp the nature of this alternate method of
self-development and healing.
To get to the facts: 'Rei' means Universal and 'Ki' means life force energy. It is one of the 2000-odd ancient methods of healing described in ancient Buddhist scriptures. Reiki was revived by a Japanese Professor Usui approximately 200 years ago.
Intense personal experiences with this energy system, to which We were introduced as the 'cure for all ailments' have compelled me to highlight the element of self-development while introducing this topic.
It works on the principle that emotional disturbances create physical ailments and that once a balance is created between the physical, emotional and mental planes of an individual, abundance will permeate the existence of one who surrenders them self to the will of Reiki.
The events that follow thereafter may not typically be the ideal ones, but the ability to respond to them in a positive manner will definitely be enhanced. However, positive situations which are in a Reiki Channel's long term interest, will evolve and the process of seeking release from old 'karmic' backlog will be initiated. So while a lot of good will enter a Reiki Channel's existence, the ability to cope with the not-so-good develops and the individual emerges as a more 'complete' being.
How does reiki heal?
An initiation 'opens' the 'chakra' (crown) of an
individual, thereby allowing the energy to flow in to all the main 'chakras'
of the body - namely the throat, heart, third eye, solar plexus, saccral
and root of the body.