Reiki Today

Reiki is energy healing. Generally speaking whatever type of Reiki we are talking about it is based upon channelling natural energies, universal life force to heal either ourselves or any other living thing.

Please note that by living thing I refer to anything that has vibrational energy, reiki energies can help plants grow, be stored in crystals and stones, be used to help purify liquids, etc. It really has amazing potential!

Often Reiki is used as a general term to refer to traditional Usui Reiki brought into Western society by Dr Mikao Usui. However over many decades of practise and different energy healing systems coming into prominent use there are now many forms of Reiki available to us, for example, Kundalini Reiki, Celtic Reiki, Angel Reiki and many more. It is an ever widening field.

Reiki, the positive life force energy is available to all of us at any time. Reiki is a gentle, natural healing system that anyone can use once attuned. Once attuned to Reiki, you are attuned for life and the energies grow stronger and stronger the more you practise working with them.

Reiki has been used to effectively treat and relieve people of many physical illnesses and ailments, but it can also be used to heal the body, mind and spirit, bringing total harmony and balance to a person, connecting us to our source, lifting our vibration and bringing complete alignment within us.

Some of the uses of Reiki in today's society include:
*Reiki healing can relieve stress and tension, promoting a deep relaxed state on a physical and mental level.
*Reiki healing can help reduce and relieve pain, even chronic pain.
*Reiki healing helps restore harmony to the emotions.
*Reiki healing helps bring clarity of mind, aiding in problem solving and overcoming difficult situations.
*Reiki healing sharpens and develops our own intuitive system.
*Reiki healing brings about feelings of unconditional love and comfort
*Reiki healing can help re-establish our connection to source energy
* Reiki energies accelerate the bodies own capabilities to heal.

Reiki can be used for self healing, one to one in person, as a group healing session or remote, distant healing. It really is an incredibly versatile form of energy healing with boundless possibilities.

The principles of Reiki passed down by Mikao Usui have been translated in many different ways from their original Japanese version. My favourite translation is:

Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Just for today, honour your parents, teachers and elders.
Just for today, earn your living honestly.
Just for today, show gratitude to every living thing.

If we all lived our lives in accordance with these principles, imagine what a world we would live in!

Many of you reading this will already be familiar with Reiki, either as a practitioner or as someone who has received Reiki treatments. You will be familiar with the feelings of energy transmission that occur during a session and the wonderful possibilities that energy healing using Reiki has.

If not -what are you waiting for! You truly are missing out on an amazing experience.

As technology continues to develop at an astounding rate more and more people are becoming interested in spirituality. Strangely enough this has two main perspectives, firstly many people are so overwhelmed by the technological world we live in that they are looking within to find and explore their inner being, on the other hand the advance of technology has allowed systems like Reiki to have global publicity. Anyone can access information and learn about it from their their own homes!

The world around us is changing, whatever our thoughts may be on that there is no escaping it. The changes in attitudes to Reiki are quite amazing. Reiki is now offered in many hospitals, re-rehabilitation clinics and hospices throughout the Western world and has been given to adults, the elderly and children with amazing results.

The International Centre for Reiki Training estimated a couple of years ago that more than 4 million people worldwide have taken at least the level one Usui Reiki Training.
Studies and interest in it's capabilities have expanded worldwide. Reiki is no longer being so discredited or dismissed, it is being recognised as an effective alternative healing method.

For more information on Reiki and the systems available check out my website,

Author's Bio: 

I am a Reiki Master, Yoga and Meditation tutor and Holistic Therapist. I enjoy working with healing energies to promote health and well being.