What Is Reiki?

What is Reiki

Reiki is a form of hands on healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back many thousands of years to the time before Christ and Buddha. The original name, disciplines and techniques of Reiki were lost due to the traditional method of passing knowledge from generation to generation by word of mouth. Exactly when this ancient art of healing disappeared is difficult to determine. However, we do know that it was rediscovered by a Japanese Scholar and monk named Dr. Mikao Usui. It was in fact Dr. Usui who fashioned the name REIKI.

Reiki is a two syllable Japanese word meaning universal life force. Although the proper Japanese pronunciation is RYE-KEY, it has been westernised to RAY-KEY. 

Rei means universal, omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. Esoterically Rei means spiritual consciousness, the omniscient wisdom from God or the higher self. 

Ki is the non physical vitality that gives life to all living things. Many cultures understand and recognise the importance of Ki energy and how it impacts our lives and well-being. 

Ki energy can be activated for the purpose of healing. When you feel healthy and full of enthusiasm, the flow of Ki energy in your body is high and unencumbered. Life seems easier to deal with and you have a higher resistance to illness and disease. 

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However, when your Ki energy is low because maybe you are under stress or feeling unhappy and tired you will be more susceptible to disease and sickness. Your attitude will be generally negative and you will find it difficult to deal with life’s challenges. Ki is the very essence of the soul; it leaves the body when a person dies. 

Reiki is holistic; it works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared. Reiki is neither positive nor negative; it is in fact the highest and most
profound vibration of life. Divine in origin, it allows us all to become one with all things alive in our world. Reiki is pure unconditional love and joy bringing all who experience and embrace it principles together in harmony. 

The skills and techniques associated with Reiki are simple and easy to learn. Small children and adults can equally comprehend and incorporate this ancient form of healing into their lives. Regular contact with Reiki will bring the recipients mind body and spirit into balance. It will also help prevent future creation of illness and disease.

What is Reiki


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Listen to this podcast I did with Lindsaya of the Wellness Warrior Collective a Reiki Level II graduate of mine, where we talk about What is Reiki!


The best way to understand Reiki is to experience it.

Reiki is channelled through the hands. When you place your hands on your own body, or the body of another person for the purpose of healing you connect with the universal life force. The wisdom of Reiki then goes to work to bring about healing, balance and whatever is needed on a holistic level.

Reiki is ever-present in our bodies. This means anyone can harness this profound inbuilt intelligent energy for healing.

The human body is made up of over 50 trillion cells. Each cell contains omniscient wisdom and is connected to the universe and every living thing within it. Reiki is part of our genetic structure. An in built intelligence that energies the mind, body, and spirit.

Reiki stimulates growth, health, life, and healing. When it is freely allowed to flow around the body it can keep us alive and healthy for over one hundred years.

Unfortunately, bad habits and poor choices result in the flow of Reiki being stifled. It is important to note that Reiki cannot be destroyed. Even when we die and the life force leaves our body it continues to exist as part of the universe. It’s expanded consciousness.

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You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. – C.S. Lewis

When the mind body and spirit are in harmony the biological intelligence that governs the body’s resources and allows it to heal itself and function correctly are intensified. Reiki is the key that unlocks the body’s optimum capabilities. There are seven main energy centres in the body that control the flow of the universal life force. They are called the Chakras. Each chakra is responsible for supplying energy to specific parts of the body. When they are blocked or clogged the body becomes sick and the flow of energy is diluted.

A full Reiki treatment reopens the chakras and re-balances the flow of the universal life force around the body. A person will normally need four full treatments on four consecutive days to boost the flow of Reiki energy. This will stimulate the body’s immune system and natural healing abilities. Normally the body will begin by cleansing itself of toxins. As the poisons are removed, the body becomes re-balanced and the healing process can begin.

Many cultures have developed techniques and disciplines that stimulate the flow of Kl energy around the body. However, Reiki is the easiest to learn and administer. The techniques are simple to master. The results are profound.

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How Reiki Works

  • Reiki is omnipresent-present everywhere at the same time.
  • Reiki is omnipotent-absolute and infinite power.
  • Reiki is omniscient-infinite wisdom and knowledge.

With practice you’ll be able to send Reiki Healing Energy at will, across all time, space, and dimensions, whenever it’s required. The most amazing thing about Reiki is you do not have to be in the same room, the same town, state, or even country to do or receive a Reiki Healing Session. You will be able to perform a distant healing session no matter what the environment or location you find yourself in or no matter what distractions may be around you at that time. You will have the ability through practice , to send out reiki to a person, place, innate object, or event etc. This ability can be extremely useful especially if you need to send Reiki in the event of an emergency.

In my online training, Reiki I & II Comprehensive I go in much deeper detail about What Reiki is, The History of Reiki and so much more. And even though this is a lot of information in and of itself, I have just scratched the surface. 

If you’ve been guided to explore Reiki and want to learn more about how you can use this on yourself, family, friends, or even start your own healing practice, I encourage you to explore my online training. My next training is Sunday, October 9th, starting at 12PM EST. 

Reiki, in my experience, is like the gateway to all of your other abilities that are ready to blossom and unfold. I’m a strong believer in when the student is ready the teacher appears, so this post is no coincidence if you’re reading it. It’s definitely a sign from your Spirit Team!

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I know for myself Reiki opened up so many doors and showed me how to hone in on my own abilities and skills. It helped me let go of the fear around my own healing and feel free to explore the depths of my own soul. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me via email.

With Love + Crystals,