What is Reiki?

Reiki is a safe, gentle, natural, and simple hands-on healing technique that uses spiritual energy to reduce stress, increase relaxation, and promote healing. It is holistic in nature, balancing and healing the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Reiki can also be used to encourage personal and spiritual awareness, development, and growth.

The word Reiki (pronounced Ray Kee) is often translated as “universal life force energy” or “spiritual energy”. Reiki is made of two Japanese words Rei and Ki. Rei translates to “sacred”, “soul”, or “spirit”. It means the Higher Intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the Universe; the wisdom that comes from God that is all-knowing, which understands the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows how to heal them.

Ki translates to "life force energy". Life force energy is present in every living thing.

A treatment takes about an hour and is usually carried out with the recipient lying comfortably on a massage table, covered with a soft blanket. There is no pressure, manipulation or massage. A treatment usually feels very relaxing, warm and peaceful as the energy flows through them. It is not uncommon to feel emotional as the Reiki brings to the surface old issues and patterns to be released. Some people feel highly energized after a treatment, while others feel sleepy.

Reiki is effective in helping a wide-variety of physical, mental, and emotional conditions. It also works well in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

What Is Holy Fire® Reiki?

Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki that is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. It is included as part of our Usui Reiki classes and has also been added to Karuna Reiki® training.

Holy Fire energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. The energy ignites and reveals the light of the Authentic Self, making it easier for a person to see and experience. Students find that their light, their wholeness and brilliance, is right there inside them. The influx of this energy is a special experience that feels safe, steady and grounded. Rather than being aware of one’s Authentic Self in an altered state or as something happening in a high and distant place, it is experienced as being present within one’s physical body and as part of one’s everyday life.

Some of the qualities students have experienced include:

  • Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up.

  • Always respects free will.

  • Heals deeply and quickly without distress.

  • Heals relationships and interactions with others.

  • Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.

  • Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience.

  • Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.

  • One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined feeling that is very nurturing.

  • Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.

These qualities are present in I&II and become more pronounced in the ART/Master and Karuna classes. [www.reiki.org] Learn more about Holy Fire Reiki Here.