Reiki is a spiritual practice - a pathway to healing and higher consciousness. The blessings of this practice are boundless, creative, and effective. It is not easy to understand Reiki, because Reiki is not an intellectual pursuit, it’s a spiritually-guided experience rooted in the Love of the Universe and mystery of Life itself.
For those who feel called to experience it, Reiki can be life-changing, transformative, and empowering. For some, the changes are immediate and intense, while for many, they are subtle positive shifts that occur just beneath the awareness of our everyday living that is filled with more joy, peace, and wellbeing.
- Micara Link

What is Reiki? Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy." 

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

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.

How Does Reiki Heal?  We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body though pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.

The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, either consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts or feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and cells of the physical body.

Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In so doing, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. 

Reiki Can Never Cause Harm - Because Reiki is guided by the God-consciousness, it can never do harm. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. One never needs to worry about whether to give Reiki or not; it is always helpful. [source:]

Learning Reiki with Micara - Micara has been sharing Reiki throughout central and upper Midwest for close to a decade, and has been teaching all levels of Reiki (I, II, and Master) for seven years. To see her current list of trainings, visit Workshops & Trainings. 

*If you have already taken Reiki training with Micara, and wish to do so again, you can retake any level you've already taken within three years of your first class at 50% of the tuition. After three years, you'd be required to pay full tuition price.

For those who have already trained with Micara, please join her Energy Healing Community on Facebook to stay connected with other like-minded energy workers.

About Reiki Training:

Reiki Level 1 - Reiki 1 marks the beginning to your Reiki journey. The focus is on self-healing. 

You’ll learn how reiki heals, the history of reiki, hand positions for self treatment, information on the seven main chakras, and receive your reiki 1 attunement. 

Reiki is not taught in the typical way we learn through memorization and intellect.

It is the attunement process that sets this apart from other healing work.

The attunement process is done by your Reiki Master which connects you to the universal healing energy. From this point on, you will have reiki the remainder of your life.


Reiki Level 2 -  Reiki II is the second level of your Reiki journey. The focus continues to be on self-healing along with learning how to work on others.

In Reiki Level II, you will learn:

•The Hand Positions for Treating Others

•Reiki Healing Techniques

•The Three Symbols that Empower the Healing Energy as well as how to send distant healing energy

•A guided meditation to strengthen your connection to your Higher Power

•receive your Reiki level II attunement and enjoy plenty of practice time

Prerequisite: Reiki 1

After Reiki II, you are considered a Reiki Practitioner and can use Reiki in a professional manner if you feel called to do so.


Reiki Master Level - Reiki Master is the final step in the traditional Usui Reiki training.

In Reiki Master Training, you will learn:

•The Usui Master practitioner attunement which increases the strength of your Reiki energy.

•The Usui Master symbol which increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols and can be used for healing.

•Practice using the Usui master symbol for treatments.

•Reiki meditation that strengthens the mind and expands consciousness.

•The use of crystals and stones with Reiki.

•How to make a Reiki grid that will continue to send Reiki to yourself and others after it is charged.

•Reiki “surgery” that allows you to remove negative, stuck or blocked energy from yourself and others and send it to the light.

•Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I&II, ART and the ignition for Reiki Master.

•The Healing attunement that can be given to anyone and directs the powerful attunement energies to heal.

•Lots of practice time doing attunements.

•The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master

•Empowerment and Support on your Divine Purpose & Path

•130 page class manual + Certificate of Completion