WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is translated as “universal life energy.” It is a hands-on healing practice, also described as a “folk art.” In the Usui System of Reiki Healing, hands can be applied to one’s own body or to another’s whenever there is a desire for healing, be it emotional, physical, mental or spiritual. Universal life energy is channeled through the practitioner’s hands, restoring balance and enhancing one’s natural flow of energy, bringing a sense of well-being, relaxation and healing.
Giving a Reiki treatment is simple, and yet with regular practice and being present with this energy, one continues to grow in awareness and perception. The results of receiving Reiki treatments are at the sametime immediate and far-reaching. It can be used to accelerate the healing of bruises and burns as well as chronic illnesses or emotional states.
“The capacity to use universal life energy for the purpose of healing is conferred by a Reiki Master through initiation and through a specific form of teaching. Relationship with a teacher is vital to initiation. Through exposure to a qualified and experienced Reiki Master we gain inspiration, confidence and trust. We make a strong link, not only with that teacher but with the entire lineage of masters associated with the practice going back to Mikao Usui himself.”
Anyone and everyone can learn to do Reiki, no matter their experience or background. The Usui system is simple to learn. The class takes place in four 3-hour sessions, allowing time in-between for assimilation and integration into our bodies and in our lives. Sometimes in our fast-paced life it is easy to bypass something so subtle and so profound as our own healing power. You begin by learning to treat yourself, then to treat friends, family, and pets.
Using the hands for healing is as old as human kind. This particular form, the Usui System of Reiki Healing, was initiated and developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the late 1800’s, following his travels abroad in a life-long quest for healing knowledge.
This system comes to us through a line of Reiki Masters and students who are committed to maintaining the integrity of the practice.
Phyllis Lei Furumoto