“Reiki is vibration, Reiki is light, and Reiki is universal energy. Reiki-
Hiroshi Doi, Founder, Gendai Reiki-
“Reiki” (pronounced ray-
In the West, the term “Reiki” is used to refer not just to the energy, but also to the methods or techniques of hands-
Developed in Japan in the 1920’s by Mikao Usui, numerous systems of Reiki are now practiced throughout the world in settings including homes, private practices, and hospitals.
Reiki treatments offer a safe, effective and natural source of healing. Treatments can be hands-
A Reiki treatment can:
Reiki for Personal and Spiritual Development
Five principles have been passed down from Mikao Usui, and are considered a fundamental part of the system of Reiki. The Reiki principles invite us to cultivate equanimity, mindfulness, gratefulness, and compassion. Some consider this a spiritual teaching; it can also be seen as philosophy or approach for engaging with life that is healthy and beneficial, and is complements all religious and spiritual beliefs.
As Reiki is a high vibration of universal love and harmony, any work with Reiki energy offers the capacity to refine and lift the energy fields of recipients and practitioners alike. The Japanese tradition offers specific meditation and visualization techniques for practitioners which serve to increase one’s connection with the energy and can serve as the basis for a spiritual practice. These techniques are part of Gendai Reiki-
Reiki training is a simple matter and is available to anyone -
Reiki Hands Open Hearts focuses primarily on Gendai Reiki-
Numerous systems of Reiki practice have developed in the nine decades since Mikao Usui’s first experience with it. From what we’ve learned recently about its history in Japan, Usui-
Mrs. Hawayo Takata brought the art of Reiki healing to the west from Japan in the late 1930’s, developing a system more suited to western culture. This style has been widely taught and has spread throughout the world. Mrs. Takata’s teachings have also undergone change, and new systems have developed over the years.
The Lightarian program offers a series of attunements to increase the energetic range and spectrum. These attunements are available to Reiki teachers/masters.
The Japanese kanji or characters for Reiki symbolically convey a wealth of meaning regarding the connection between the spirit and physical realms.
Colin Powell, a British teacher of Usui Reiki Ryoho, wrote an illuminating article on the writing of Reiki and its symbolism for Pamela Miles’ web site (click on the Kanji above for a link to the article).