What is Reiki?

Reiki Energy

A natural, simple, safe, effective healing system that uses spiritually guided universal energy – the kind that permeates our entire universe and all living things. This energy is channeled through the hands of the practitioner into the body and aura of the receiver. This ancient healing method has been used for thousands of years and was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui.

Reiki is a Japanese term meaning universal energy, or spiritually guided energy. It can be sent to someone who is not physically present and can also be used on plants and animals. Reiki opens the mind and spirit to the causes of disease and pain and the necessity for taking responsibility for one’s fragile life. It heals on all levels:

* physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual
* to help return the body to its natural state.

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23 thoughts on “What is Reiki?”

      1. Yes, its always essential to restore and maintain balance in Body, Mind, and Spirit. In theory, the Reiki energy is guided by its own wisdom and therefore does not require the direction of the practitioner. The only role of the practitioner is to be the conduit for the Reiki energy to come through to the client. Therefore, the Reiki practitioner does not pick up the “negative” energy from the client or vice versa. For this to be true, however, the practitioner must be completely neutral to the healing process and its outcome thus allowing the Reiki energy to come through in its pure form. πŸ™‚


  1. Reiki is not a belief system so no mental preparation or direction is needed~only a desire to receive and accept energy. It is a method of healing that is natural and this natural flow of energy leads us to a greater health, harmony, and success. By the gentle laying on of the practitioner’s hands during a session, the client draws appropriate amounts of energy to areas of the body that need it most. Universal energy enters the healer and passes through the healer’s hands to the client’s body. Reiki passes through a purified channel that was opened by the attunements of the practitioner. All treatments are done with client fully clothed.


      1. All respect to this guru, but I find his take on Reiki quite unhelpful. His language about ‘meddling’ and so on is disrespectful to the many well-intentioned people who support different forms of energy healing. Dr Usui was a very learned and devout Buddhist, and fully understood the issues of karmic patterns and other ‘dangers’. I believe that as long as Reiki is given with pure intention and non-attachment to results, it can bring only benefit. The reason Dr Usui introduced the sacred symbols into Reiki practice is that, properly used, their inherent properties guide the healing energy and guard those involved against any karmically harmful consequences.


  2. Oh glad i read this post! I’m myself very interested in Reiki and natural healing. I’m studying to be a Quantum Touch healer now and later will also get Reiki πŸ™‚
    That’s unbelievable feeling, when you get to channel the Prana energy through yourself and give it on to people through the hands!

    I\ve read a lot about all the debates of differences b/w Reiki and QT, and our teacher said that there is no real difference, because you get to work with the same Energy! πŸ™‚
    But i’m willing to try both to know if there is any difference b/w them πŸ™‚

    By the way! I nominated you for a Reality Blog Award πŸ™‚
    If you accept awards, please take one from me and come collect it here:

    Love and Peace


    1. Very interesting Sofia! I am hearing about Quantum Touch from you only, sounds similar to Reiki by energy healing. Need to check out… πŸ™‚

      Thank you very much for the nomination. Appreciate your love and kindness. πŸ™‚


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