an ancient form of healing rediscovered by
Dr. Mikao Usui.
(to learn more about Dr. Usui and his
teachings, click on the photograph above)
The word Reiki
in Japanese means Life Force Energy,
which in hindu philosophy is called Prana.
The flow of reiki energy is nothing but the flow of Prana or Life
force energy in our body. We are not dead so long as our body has life
or prana in it. Similarly, we are healthy so long as we have regular flow
of life force energy or prana or reiki in our
In Hindu philosophy, when one dies, it is said
that he has become brahm-leen. Which means that his prana
has merged in to the brahm or universal life force energy or
cosmic energy. It is this brahm or cosmic energy that is an
eternal source of energy. The better we are connected to this energy the more we
are at peace. By surrendering to the Reiki energy, we surrender our life to the cosmic energy.
In a Reiki treatment one channels the life
force energy to his body to remove the ailments. It is a holistic method of
treatment for total relaxation & stress release, self-treatment of mind, body and
soul. It works on the concept of seven chakras.
Our body which we see is known as Physical
Body. There are six other bodies outside our physical body. Most of us do
not see them with our naked eyes. They are called :
In general, these bodies are called "AURA".
Aura is a Latin word meaning "a breath of air", "a glow of light" or "fragrance".
Each of our outer body of energy field
(or layer of aura) have
different diameter e.g. the spiritual body has a diameter of 15-18feet, the
mental body has a diameter of up to 8 feet whereas the etheric body which
radiates from the physical body has a diameter of up to 8 inches. These outer
bodies may be photographed using a "Kirlian Camera"
or PIP Camera (Polycontrast
Typical aura photograph using a
Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP) camera of me and my sister are available
here -> me,
Out of our seven bodies, if the first three
bodies namely physical, etheric and mental bodies are in harmony, we have
perfect health (physical as well as emotional).
Physical Body : The body which we see
with our eyes, where we feel the diseases. The modern medical system does
diagnosis and treatment on this body.
Etheric Body : It is like an armor
which protects our physical body from negative vibrations. The seven major
chakras are on this body. These chakras are also known as energy centers.
Mental Body : All our thoughts are
developed here, they go to our physical body via the etheric body.
Normally we have two kinds of thoughts, positive & negative. Positive thoughts
are our divine power whereas negative thoughts are devilish power. Our life is
molded by our thoughts.
negative thoughts create pressure on our physical body and such pressure is then
converted into body pain. In the long run this body pain is transformed into a
disease. These negative thoughts manifest themselves in the form of weakening of
energy of a particular chakra or blockage/congestion of energy flow in a
Reiki treats one at the etheric level where it removes the negative energy
patterns/blockages from the major as well as minor chakras (each minor chakra
directly affects some part of our body). Reiki energy harmonizes our chakras &
balances the energy within them. Thus it treats any disease at the "causal"
word chakra is Sanskrit for wheel or disk and signifies one of seven basic
energy centers in the body. Each of these centers correlates to major nerve
ganglia branching forth from the spinal column. In addition the chakras also
correlate to levels of consciousness, archetypal elements, developmental stages
of life, colors, sounds, body functions, and much, much more. Below is a
brief description of each chakra.
(click the photograph to learn more about
are the spherical whirlpools in the etheric body, that act as transmitters of
energy. They influence our physical activities through the function of our
endocrine glands (glands of internal secretions, such as the thyroid).
These glands affect our physical functioning, our mental equilibrium and
emotional integrity. In accordance with the use we give to them, they may be
constructive or discordant. Our ethereal body has got 7 basic chakras.
(click on the
chakras to learn more about them)
or bad chakras do not exist; they are all necessary for our earthly experiences,
as well as for the process of spirituality. I am going to explain separately the
function of each one of them, always having in mind that they function as a
whole and, in that wholesomeness we really find the equilibrium. Every chakra
has got a dual function with the exception of the first and sevenths ones. The
remaining ones have worldly as well as spiritual activity. The Sacral and
Throat work together and belong to creation. The Solar Plexus and the Third Eye
are related to vision and intelligence. The Heart and Crown express cosmic
Click here to
learn the details of each chakra.
Each chakra will express the same function in a lower frequency. Diseases are
related to the impotence to absorb, transmute or integrate energetic
When the energy enters into a chakra and is blocked, it will try to express
itself through a psychological disassociation. Whereas, if the energy is already in
the chakra but expresses itself negatively, it eventually will be manifested
through physical problems. Different type of
emotions are stored at different places in our body
and manifest themselves as a disease to that part of body.
A Reiki session is started with the attitude of
gratitude. One starts with thanking himself (for whatever he is, has achieved),
his parents, partner, teachers, friends & cosmic Reiki energy and evokes the
flow of Reiki energy by mentally reciting the statement "let the cosmic Reiki
energy flow for healing". After the attitude of gratitude, all Reiki
practitioners heal all their chakras. A level I practitioners puts his hand on
the energy centers/chakras. Level II and level III practitioners also use
Symbols on the energy centers/chakras to
concentrate meditative energies to these chakras/centers.
mandatory that one practices Reiki on all the
24 minor energy centers
(a minimum of 3 minutes on each center,
click here to download a "music for meditation" with 3 minutes buzzer - you must
use headphone for this music to be effective)
for a minimum of 21 days after each attunement process. If one is not able to
spare so much time during a whole day then one may opt for short-cut method
where one is supposed to do Reiki only on all the major chakras except "Crown".
If a Reiki practitioner wants to
enhance the energy flow and grow faster,
he/she must practice Shakti-Chalini Mudra
How is one initiated into Reiki
or Attuned ?
One way to do continuous healing is to make a
(natural quartz) grid and charge it with Reiki energy or any form of
meditative energy. This grid then heals continuously to the messages kept on it.
My REIKI Lineage:
Principles of Reiki
Dr. Usui realized that Reiki was not just
about healing other, but rather creating the right environment for them
to heal themselves. When initiated into Reiki there are guidelines that
are taught, if these are adopted they can promote healing and awareness
on many levels. One should follow these five principles while practicing
Anger is an emotion that is experienced
because of the past; it can often be suppressed and carried through
life. This principle does not say do not anger tomorrow, but rather just
for today - choose to let your anger go, live in the present and not in
Worry is related to perceptions of the
future - what if it will / will not happen. What purpose does this
serve? Why worry about that which has not and probably won't happen,
live in the present and do not worry for the future.
parents, siblings and present life is decided by our past life karma,
which means that we have decided our present life.
If we do honor our choice then it is the self that is being denied. Live
in the present and appreciate your life. Be grateful to what have been
given to you
by the almighty.
Again we have chosen our path in advance
according to the lessons required by the soul, this includes our work.
To honor brings satisfaction, value and respect of what one does today,
not yesterday, not tomorrow, but today.
We are all part of a whole, not more, not
less, but a part of the ultimate. At a soul level we are all linked, we
are all one. Any cruelty, be it towards another human, an animal, a
plant or even a thought form, is showing cruelty to oneself and to
all-else that exists.
Download the complete
article in pdf format here!
Some of the best books on Reiki & Healing I
have come across
Reiki (A complete guide to an ancient healing art) - Diane Stein.
Energy Balancing - Diane Stein.
Healing with Spirit Guides and Angels - Diane Stein.
Hands of Light
- Barbara Ann Brennan.
Force Energy as Expression of Truth you are - Paula Horan
through Reiki - Paula Horan.
Healing Touch (First and Second Degree Manual) for a New Millennium - William
Medicine - Donna Eden.
Soul Healing (use Reiki and other techniques for)
- Dr. Bruce Goldberg
of the best Reiki sites I have come across