What is Reiki?
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word for which there is no word in English - the nearest translation is 'universal life energy'. It was brought to our attention by Dr Mikao Usui and was developed as a therapy in the early 20th Century.
A powerful holistic and non-invasive therapy, Reiki has a deeply relaxing and profoundly calming effect. The benefits of just one session may be felt for several days and the frequency of treatments depends on individual needs.
It is a simple, safe, natural and holistic way of treating dis-ease within the body. It is a healing energy in the truest sense.
Reiki is a gentle energy which can promote balance and harmony within and around the body. As a holistic treatment, it is ideal for use alongside orthodox healthcare and assists in developing a healthier and more resourceful state of being.
What Happens During a Reiki Session?
Usually, the recipient will lie down to receive a Reiki treatment. The practitioner's hands resting lightly on or above the fully clothed body bring gentle warming vital energy and can relieve symptoms of stress and everyday turmoil. The recipient will absorb as much reiki energy as their body requires.
What Does Reiki Feel Like
The feeling of Reiki varies from individual to individual. Frequently mentioned are sensations of flowing energy, tingling, warmth, pulsing, waves and even coolness. Some people, however, feel little in the way of sensations.
Some people may feel little in the way of direct sensation. Nevertheless, as Reiki seeks out blockages and imbalances, a deep and warm relaxation comes over the body as it's natural ability to heal is reinforced.
Reiki has a profoundly calming effect that is particularly effective in relieving stress. Often just one session of Reiki can make a difference; however, once you have experienced this beautiful energy you will be ready to come back for more.
What Is Karuna® Reiki
Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action."
When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love but also because it is an entirely logical thing to do.
In the same way that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by prajna or wisdom in order to have the right effect.
Karuna is the motivating quality of all enlightened beings who are working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others, but you also become more receptive to the Karuna that is being sent by all enlightened beings. Thus your healing is quickened as well.
Karuna Reiki opens you to work more closely with all enlightened beings. This includes those enlightened ones who are physically present as well as those in spirit.
What is Reiki Used For?
Various conditions can be helped by the intervention of Reiki, including recovery from surgery, healing of accidental injuries and a whole host of ailments. A holistic form of treatment, Reiki can invoke a response on many levels, namely: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.
Reiki has been known to produce profound effects and can also help to give a better quality of life to those who are terminally ill, leaving the recipient with a sense of peace, acceptance, relaxation and wellbeing.
Everyone's experience of Reiki is different, all that is required is an open mind and a willingness to allow the flow of Reiki energy. The very least you will feel is wonderfully relaxed!
As Dr Usui said in his original Reiki Ideals:
"The secret art of inviting happiness, the miraculous medicine of all diseases..."
If you have any questions about Usui Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna Reiki or any holistic therapies, please see other pages on this website under Reiki Vibe or contact Lorna.