Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy. It is an ancient Japanese healing art rediscovered in Japan at the end of the 19th century by Mikao Usui of Kyoto, Japan.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki.
The Reiki ideals developed to add spiritual balance are:
- Just for today do not worry
- Just for today do not anger
- Honour your parents, teachers and elders
- Earn your living honestly.
- Show gratitude to every living thing
Reiki is a gentle, hands-on healing technique used to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Reiki can be combined with medical treatments and other therapies. Once you are attuned to the Reiki energy, a re-opening of the healing channel begins and remains with you the rest of your life.
It is your responsibility to change your thought processes and make changes in your life. Reiki can help this process by giving you the energy to change areas in your life that need attention.