You have probably heard of Reiki in some way or another. Although having Reiki explained simply is easier said than done for a lot of people. It’s a very simple form of healing. But hard to describe in words just how it feels.
It’s among the more popular forms of energy healing systems and is widely practiced. It’s origins are in Japanese techniques developed to relax the body, reduce the effects of stress and promote natural healing.
The techniques are based on the principle and belief that the body has an energy force that flows through the body. By harnessing this energy a person can be healthier. Relieve stress, and live a happier and more fulfilling life.
Looking at the word Reiki, it’s made from two separate Japanese words; ‘Rei’, and ‘Ki’. These two words translated literally mean, ‘Life Force Energy’, and ‘Higher Power’. Which is why Reiki is summarized as a spiritually guided force of energy.
It’s still hard to really explain exactly what Reiki is and how it helps people in words. As with most forms of alternative medicine there are plenty of non-believers. As well as people who are confused how it works. I will do my best to explain Reiki fully throughout this article.
Reiki Explained Simply
I will point out straight away that anyone of any age can receive Reiki. Everyone experiences different results, and it’s important to go in to it with an open mind. Being positive and looking for the best results helps, there is a mental aspect to spiritual healing and you can’t ignore this.
Here are some words that help to describe Reiki and can help visualize what to expect:
Soft – It’s a soft and gentle treatment, the touch techniques applied by the practitioners are very soft and light.
Healing – Reiki is intended to heal. You can experience physical, emotional and mental benefits from treatments. All contributing to a greater sense of well-being.
Relaxing – The main goal of Reiki is to relax and the mind and body.
Rejuvenating – There is a deep rejuvenating feeling to this form of treatment, you will have more natural energy.
Natural – It’s a natural form of alternative medicine. Traditional medicine carries a lot of side-effects and can upset he body’s natural balance. This is the wonderful thing about natural, alternative treatments.
Safe – There is no real pressure to Reiki techniques. It’s a safe treatment with only good results.
Simple Description of Reiki
Reiki is a healing technique. It’s based on the belief that the practitioner can improve or restore the energy of the patient through techniques involving touch. Reiki helps to restore the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of the patient.
What is Reiki Healing
The Spiritual Roots of Reiki
Reiki has deep spiritual roots. Spiritual belief is not to be confused with religious beliefs, they are two different things. Being and believing in spirituality means that you believe in a connection with a divine power. The divine power isn’t determined by any religion, it’s wherever you want it to be.
Reiki opens up the patients to more spiritual growth and understanding. So you can believe in Reiki regardless of your personal religion, beliefs, or other orientation. Many a skeptic has changed their minds after a few sessions when they have experienced the strong healing powers of these techniques.
By believing in spirituality you open yourself up to the three following principles:
The energy that comes from these techniques is not generated by the practitioner. Its energy that flows through all of us when we are healthy and living our lives in a healthy manner.
The energy comes from a higher power. The practitioner’s task is to help control and improve the flow of this energy around your body. This promotes a higher level of well-being.
Feeling More Connected to a Higher Power
By having Reiki you are increasing your connection to the spiritual higher power you believe in. You can use meditation, mindfulness, yoga, any number of complimentary forms of healing to help increase your energy.
There are more ways to increase Reiki energy than just relying on a practitioner to help. There is a huge momentum factor, the better you feel from increasing your energy, the more you will want to work on increasing the energy.
Developing a Healthier Lifestyle
Being involved in energy healing and spirituality leads to an overall lifestyle change. You should look to live a healthy, spiritual, and fulfilling life. With all things combined you will be the healthiest you possible.
Video Demonstrating What Reiki Is and Explaining It
Hopefully this article has helped you understand Reiki by explaining it in simple terms. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me and I will answer your questions the best I can.
If you are looking for information on Shamballa Reiki in particular I have covered this in detail too.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.