|Dr. Mikao Usui|
Usui Reiki is the original Reiki energy, rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in the 1920's, but there have been many other forms of Reiki discovered over the last 50 or so years. This blog mostly refers to Usui Reiki, as that is the traditional Reiki practice I was taught and attuned in. My Reiki Master teacher is also a Karuna Reiki Master, but this blog will primarily focus on Usui/Tibetan Reiki.
The results of receiving a Reiki treatment are enhanced health and well-being, among other benefits. Human beings are energetic bodies, and receiving a Reiki treatment balances and soothes chaotic energy systems, as well as balancing the Chakra system if the experienced practitioner is in tune with his or her client. A person who treats himself and others feels a renewed sense of well-being and energy, and a lightness that can not be explained, nor can it be matched. Reiki can also be projected across time and space, as energy never ceases to exist, according to physics. Energy can neither be created, nor destroyed. When Reiki is projected across time and space, it is called Distant Reiki, or Distance healing.
Distance healing can be as effective as hands on healing, but can be performed from long distances. Reiki energy knows no boundaries and transcends time and space freely. Reiki goes where Reiki is needed, so the premise of laying hands in particular positions is moot, and is usually an intuitive practice. Although Reiki teachers, such as myself, will teach hand positions to students, a responsible Reiki teacher will also let his or her students know that Intuition plays a key role in hand placement.
There are five spiritual precepts for daily living that were handed down from Dr. Mikao Usui as part of the oral tradition of Reiki. These precepts are as follows:
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers, and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.
|Reiki translated from Japanese Kanji to English|
More about Reiki and its healing properties and energy in upcoming posts, my dear readers.
For now, I bid you all adieu.
Namaste, my friends ...