...is one of the
more widely known forms of energy healing. Energy Healing involves direct
application of Chi for the purpose of strengthening the clients energy system
Chi is the term used by the Chinese mystics and martial artists for
the underlying force the Universe is made of. Mystics in all cultures have
talked about the physical universe being made of an underlying form of
something, much as modern physics research is now coming to understand the
Universe is made of energy which is subject to (or affected by) thought.
Just as modern physics says this energy is affected by thought the mystics
also say this underlying form is affected by thought, going so far as to claim
we create our own reality from our thinking and the thoughts we share between
each of us every day.
Stop and reflect for a moment.
implications of the universe around us made from energy which can be shaped and
manipulated by thoughts. This is the implication of both Quantum Physics and
ancient Metaphysics. Might this make some diseases easier to explain,
especially those which have no apparent physical cause? Might this make
miraculous cures easier to explain?
For example there was research study done a
couple years ago showing that prayer improves the health of those who are
prayed for, the focus of intent in prayer sends thoughts out in the form of "I
wish such-and-so to happen", so if the world is energy subject to the power of
thought then prayers must work (depending on how clearly and carefully you hold
and elaborate on the prayers or thoughts).
Remember this while reading here
about Reiki. Reiki is very easily learned, very simple to use, and beneficial
for all. It is one of many forms of healing through the use of the natural
forces which were given the name Chi by ancient chinese mystics.
Some forms of healing using Chi energy forces are Chi Gong, Pranic Healing,
Chelation (as taught by Brabara Brennan and Rosalyn Bruyere), and Polarity
Balancing. All (apparently) use the same energies, with the difference being
techniques of application and an energy quality commonly known as vibration.
(This term vibration is widely used in the "New Age" community to refer to the
range in experience between the dense or low vibration of the physical world to
the high vibration of the highest spiritual expression; while the term is
inadequate to truly describe the differences, and while Reality is probably not
a simple bipolar scale of experience, the term is descriptive of how the energy
Since the word Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy, it
(strictly speaking) refers to the energy and not the specific techniques taught
by Reiki Masters. The techniques are more properly called the Usui System of
Natural Healing after the founder of the system, Dr. Mikao Usui.
healing is very simply performed. The practitioner places his or her hands upon
the person to be healed with the intent for healing to occur, and then the
energy begins flowing. The Reiki energy is smart since the Universe is a very
smart place indeed. The energy knows where to go, and what to do once it gets
there, or else is being directed by a higher intelligence. The energy manages
its own flow to and within the recipient. It draws through the healer exactly
that amount of energy which the recipient needs. All this happens without
direct conscious intervention by the healer.
The healers job is to get out
of the way, to keep the healing space open, and to watch/listen for signs of
what to do next.
Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works
at very fundamental levels of reality. Even though the capability is there,
this is not what always happens. The limits to Reiki seem to be in the
recipients willingness to cast off old habits and patters, to accept change and
to accept healing. The level of reality where Reiki operates is the underlying
energy structure of matter, as the physical matter we see around us is a
solidified form of energy (Remember Einsteins famous equation which says that
each unit of mass is equivalent to a certain amount of energy).
level where Reiki functions, anything can be changed because all is fluidlike
and is very malleable. Or so is the theory and so is the experience of Reiki
practitioners. Emotional difficulties are just as healable as physical ones
since emotional issues are even more directly present in the energy structures.
In this context, the word Healing has a somewhat different meaning from the
widely accepted meaning. The widely accepted meaning for healing seems to be
curing of symptoms, for that seems to be what medical doctors do in their
The other meaning for healing, used in the practice of Reiki as
well as other related areas, is the return to greater wholeness. There is an
ideal form each of us has, this ideal form being the highest and clearest
expression of who we are. Pain or disease comes from any deviation between the
persons current form in the 3D physical world and this ideal form.
Healing, then, is to bring this physical form into closer alignment with the
ideal form. The way we aquire deviations from our ideal form is to accept
limitations into our life.
Most of this comes from early childhood because
that is the phase of life where we are the most open and inquisitive about
life. A limitation may be a parent yelling "BE QUIET!!" enough times that the
child learns to not speak. Another limitation may be a limp that continues
longer after the physical injury has healed, maybe with phantom pains. These
limitations are behavior patterns, eating patterns, physical limitations,
imagined physical limitations, psychological, mental, or emotional ways of
being, living, expressing or loving that is not in alignment with our personal
In any healing the goal is to find the limitation,
recognize the pattern, recognize where it came from, and let it go. Reiki
accomplishes this by providing the recipient enough energy to step above
(metaphorically) to see all that and have the courage to let go. This usually
does not happen consciously as a result of Reiki, but sometimes it does happen
that Reiki gives the recipient the conscious awareness of the pattern and
recognizing where it came from.
Our lives are a constant flow of patterns
of activity (such as the pattern used to accomplish eating breakfast) and it is
our choice to have these patterns remain stuck in limited expression, or to
release the old patterns and try on new and shinier ones.
Reiki is also a
gateway shining pure love into the universe. It is this love which allows us to
transcend our wounds and help us remember our true nature.
My vision is to have everybody in the world know Reiki
and have it in their lives. This is not an utopian vision that instantly
creates a world of complete harmony and total peace. Yet having Reiki allows
greater peace and harmony to flow. Over time the healing of the worlds ills
will be accomplished and, with Reiki in the hands of everyone, that day will
come much more quickly.
Reiki is a wonderful gift which can be shared
between us all. In this vision each new teacher of Reiki increases the rate at
which Reiki spreads. The growth is exponential as more people teach and spread
this gift. It is like a flame being passed from person to person, lighting a
light within each person it touches. Like lighting a candle, the flame is not
diminished by lighting more candles, instead there is more light.
I ask and
pray that as Reiki is spread that the truth be given clearly and completely. It
does not do to smudge up Reiki with innappropriate extra