A Brief Explanation of Reiki and Its Benefits

What is Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient and revered form of natural healing. Even though God’s healing has been with us from the beginning of time, it was discovered in a new and fresh way by Dr. Mikao Usui from a Japanese Buddhist tradition in the early 20th century. When he received the gift of Reiki energy on Mt. Kurama in a mystical experience, he knew from then on that he must pass on this sacred gift to others .

The gift was later brought to the Americas by Hawayo Takata, a Christian educator, who received her own astonishing healing in Japan through the doorway of Reiki. She then received training on how to pass on this Divine gift and dedicated the rest of her life to spreading it throughout the Americas. Reiki healing has now become a worldwide leaven for people of all cultures.

The Meaning and Value of Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy or God Conscious Energy. Reiki natural healing is powerful, effective, and one of the easiest healing modalities to incorporate into our life.  It activates the inherent God given healing power that is in all of us, and helps bring the body into a sense of wellbeing and balance.

Reiki heals on all levels – spiritual, emotional, physical and mental.  It is a Divine gift for healing one’s self and others.

How Does Reiki Fit Into Our Christian Heritage?

For those of us in the Christian tradition who practice Reiki, we have come to appreciate this eastern healing art that enhances our own understanding of the laying on of hands.  With Reiki, the whole body of a person gets treated in the form of a prayer. Following in the footsteps of Jesus, the Reiki practitioner becomes a channel through which the healing love of God can flow.  It is not the practitioner’s energy but the Divine Intelligent Energy flowing from Jesus and our Creator that does the healing.

How Can a Person Benefit From a Reiki Treatment?

Reiki treatments can:  alleviate pain, promote deep emotional release, accelerate physical healing, bring peace to agitated minds, allow space for spiritual connections, promote relaxation and release of stress while balancing a person’s energy system.

Reiki treatments: support the body’s natural ability to heal, vitalize body, mind and spirit, balance the body’s energies, cleanse the body from toxins, loosen up blocked energy and promote a state of well being, adjust according to the needs of the receiver, help you to love and accept yourself more, open you up for intuition and creativity, put you in touch with your body and the God within.