"Rei " "Ki "-- The Kanji (Japanese alphabet) definition for Rei is universal, transcendental spirit, mysterious power, essence. Ki is defined as the vital life force energy, very similar to the Chi of Chinese acupuncture, and Bioplasmic Energy to Russian researchers. This Universal Life Energy is guided by a higher intelligence. Reiki is brought through the practitioner and transferred to the client via a light touch. It is called "hands on" work, Light-work, or Energywork.
Reiki works for the highest good of all.
Reiki "un-blocks" any and all impediments between what is organic and that which is "the original source of its life". Reiki transcends time and distance to eal and un-block impediments within one's past, present, and future. Reiki hifts the soul's emphasis from unwanted habits, in the benefit of fostering he achievement of one's personal goals.
Reiki is a verbal lineage passed down from Master to student through initiation. The student learns the history of Reiki, the Reiki lineage from the modern founder and Grandmaster Dr. Mikao Usui, to the present standing Grandmaster, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, and the student receives attunements. Attunements are spiritual agreements between the "other side" and the student that the student takes responsibility for being a conduit to channel the healing universal life energy
The Five Reiki Principles:
Reiki Training is divided into three classes or also called degrees. Reiki level one, level two, and level three (or Reiki Mastership). You can be certified from an individual Reiki Master or a Reiki Master at a Reiki Institution. The three degrees include attunements to the Power Symbols. The signing of the power symbol activates the healing energy. Each power symbol activates a particular frequency of healing, one for physical healing, one for emotional healing, another for psychological healing. The Power Symbols appeared to Dr. Mikao Usui the day he received the power to do hands-on healing. These Power Symbols originally appeared to him in Sanskrit then he translated them to Japanese (his native tongue).
Today, there are three main models that are used to explain the body's energy:
The ancient Indian system. This model is comprised of chakras (Sanskrit for spinning wheels of energy); there are seven major chakras positioned down the mid-line of the body from the top crown chakra at the head, to the root chakra at the base of the spine and also minor chakras located around the body,
The ancient Chinese system. This is the model made of meridians (rivers of energy) throughout the body; there are twelve main meridians with many minor branches, and eight vessels that may be considered as energy reservoirs.
The modern Western model. Examples of Western models include Kinesiology and Polarity Therapy.
The Holistic Therapies either originated in the East (these include Acupuncture, Acupressure, Reiki, and Ayurveda), or were developed in the West from Eastern concepts of the body's energy.
Holistic Therapies focus on empowering individuals by engaging them in their healing process. It teaches them to become an active participant in understanding their body's ways of communicating ???.
Holistic therapists have various ways of measuring a patient's energy flow and identifying blockages or imbalances:
Acupuncturists gauge the energy of the meridians through the pulses.
Ayurvedic Practitioners also gauge the energy of the meridians through pulses.
Kinesiologists test the muscles in relation to the energy system.
Reiki Practicioners may sense or even see problems latent in the energy field. Weaknesses or imbalances in the chakras can be sensed by the hand of a skilled practitioner.
Shiatsu diagnosis is made by feeling for the flow of Ki or Qi energy at the site of acupoints, along the meridian lines, in the area of the abdomen, and at the pulses.