What is Reiki?

Any dictionary search will give you this answer:

Reiki – a system of touching with the hands based on the belief that such touching by an experienced practitioner produces beneficial effects by strengthening and normalizing certain vital energy fields held to exist within the body.

That’s a vague answer and it may satisfy to some but I feel it does not go into nearly enough depth or give a feel for the vitality of Reiki Healing Energy.

Let’s go deeper into what Reiki is. This will allow you to get a more lucid understanding of how it could help you in your everyday life.

Reiki ˈrākē/ is a Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from two words. Rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy”.

In Japanese, it literally means “universal life energy.”

How Reiki can improve your life?

Reiki can help restore order to your vital energy that have become unbalanced that may leave you susceptible to dis-ease.

Reiki is a Japanese, non intrusive form of healing that is becoming increasingly popular worldwide.

We can use Reiki along with other alternative healing therapies such as aromatherapy, spiritual healing, auras, crystals, chakra balancing, meditation, color therapy and homeopathy.

How Does Reiki Work?

Reiki practitioners act as a channel to bring the energy to the patient in a particular pattern to help the heal and harmonize.

Reiki seeks to restore order to the body, whose vital energy has become unbalanced. 

A Reiki session involves the transfer of energy through the practitioner to the patient.

It then enhances the body’s natural ability to heal itself through the balancing of the patients energy.

Always remember that you are the ONLY one that can heal you.

The Reiki practitioner helps you along in this process by guiding universal Reiki healing energy to you.

Reiki uses specific techniques for restoring and balancing the natural life force energy within the body.

It is a holistic, natural energy healing system that touches on all levels:

  • Body
  • Mind
  • Spirit

An added benefit of Reiki is that you need not be not be present with the practitioner to receive the energy. This is what we call Distance Reiki.

Distance Reiki is a pleasant option for patients who are not near the practitioner’s office or because of a medical condition can not come in for a hands-on Reiki session.

Distance Reiki is just as beneficial as a hands-on session. This is because Reiki is NOT bound by time or distance. 

Who can Benefit from Reiki?

Everyone can enjoy Reiki, even if you are physically healthy. Reiki works with your body to help you stay clear and balanced.

However, if you’ve been diagnosed with a disease, sustained an injury or are just plain ole stressed out Reiki can assist your body during the healing process.

Pets can also benefit from Reiki.

Whether your pet has a specific illness, nervous habit or are transitioning from life to death.

Or maybe you just want to help them relax before you take them on a long trip.

Reiki can help.

Reiki Healing, a woman peacefully relaxing while a Reiki practitioner places their hands on both sides of the clients head.

Reiki is not in any way related to a specific religious belief system. It is purely the channeling of the life energy of the universe which we call REIKI.

There are many different types of Reiki to chose from. If you would like to learn more there is another post here dedicated to this topic.

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  1. Lisa Maree
    September 6, 2019

    Thank you for this! I enjoyed learning more and had a sense of what reiki was but never had the opportunity to enjoy a session. I read a book many years ago called “Hands of Light” you have inspired me to pick it up again 🙏🏽

    1. Sami
      September 7, 2019

      Your welcome. It’s such a treat to receive reiki from a experienced practitioner, I do hope you get the chance to in the near future. I have never read “Hands of Light”, I may have to grab a copy to check it out.


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