History of Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese form of healing. It has become popular worldwide due to its uniqueness. It incorporates elements of just about every other alternative healing practices like spiritual healing, auras, crystals, meditation, chakra balancing, aromatherapy and naturopathy.

This therapy involves energy transfer from practitioner to patient that helps to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself through balancing of energy. It restores and balances the natural life force energy within the human body. It is a holistic and natural healing system touching all levels: body, mind, and spirit.

Reiki is a Japanese word that represents universal life energy. It is the energy all around us. This word is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” and ki, meaning “universal life energy”.

How It Heals?

Reiki healers channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize. Reiki restores the order to the body whose vital energy has become unbalanced.

Reiki energy has several basic effects

  • brings about deep relaxation
  • destroys energy blockages
  • detoxifies the system
  • provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy
  • increases the vibrational frequency of the body

How It Began?

Reiki has its beginnings in Tibet several thousand years ago. In the Orient days the seers studied energies and developed a system of positive use of universal healing energies. Various healing systems though crossed many different cultures, emerged from a single root system. But, unfortunately, the original source itself was forgotten.

In the mid to late 1800s Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian educator in Kyoto, Japan rediscovered this root system. He has done an extensive twenty-one-year study on the healing phenomena of the world’s greatest spiritual leaders. He also studied ancient sutras. He has done an extensive study on ancient sounds and symbols that are linked directly to the human body and nervous system and activate the universal life energy for healing.

Usui then underwent a metaphysical experience. He became empowered to use these sounds and symbols for healing. He called this form of healing as Reiki and also taught it throughout Japan until his death in 1893.

How It Has Grown?

The Reiki tradition was passed through several grandmasters of Reiki like Dr. Chujiro Hyashi, Phyllis Lei Furumoto and Hawayo Takata. Many forms of reiki are in practice these days. Among all these systems, the principal ones are: “the Usui System of Natural Healing” and “the Radiance Technique.” The Usui System of Natural Healing helps you by balancing and strengthening the body’s energy and by promoting its ability to heal itself.

Reiki is effective in treating not only normal illnesses but also the normal illnesses. Examples are: sports injuries, cuts, burns, internal diseases, emotional disorders, and stress-related illnesses. Reiki was introduced to the Western world in the mid-1970s. Since then its use has spread dramatically worldwide. Now it’s popular worldwide.