Reiki is an experience.
Reiki is the simplest, most natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that anyone and everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and problem, always creating a beneficial effect. It also works in combination with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by laying your hands on yourself and/or others and is based on the idea that our life force energy, which is unseen, flows through us, causing us to be alive. If our life force energy is low, we are more likely to get sick.
Stress is a big deterrent to harmony. When we have less stress, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Using Reiki is not dependent on your intellect or spiritual development, therefore it is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages, cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds.
Reiki is a remarkably simple technique to learn—the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the typical sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class by the Reiki Shihan/Teacher during an “attunement.” It allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of this universal life force energy to improve one’s health, thereby enhancing the quality of life.
The word Reiki means Universal Life Energy, and was derived from two Japanese words, Rei, which means “Creator's Innate Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki, which is “life force energy.” So the definition of Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.” I think of it as God’s unconditional love. And while it is not a religion, it touches you in such a way that your spiritual life can be deepened.
The system of Reiki was discovered by Mikao Usui, who named his system of palm healing Usui Reiki Ryoho. In an interview he said:
“My Usui Reiki Ryoho is an original, there is nothing like it in this world…My Reiki Ryoho is an original method based on intuitive power in the universe. By this power, the body gets healthy and enhances happiness of life and peaceful mind. Nowadays people need improvement and reconstruction inside and outside of life, so the reason for releasing my method to the public is to help people with illness of body and mind.”