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Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meant as "universal life force energy". the vital force that permeates all living things. Reiki, also referred to as the Usui System of Natural Healing is a vibrational energy technique that balances, harmonizes and restores our energy systems by using non-polarized energy through the energy centre in the palm. The hands are placed gently and passively in different positions over the body generally beginning at the head. Physiologically an hours treatment in equivalent to 3 to 4 hours sleep. This fact alone makes Reiki a very effective stress reliever.

REIKI originated in Tibet thousands of year ago. The Tibetian monks had mastered the science and art of tapping Universal Life Force Energy for man's use in healing self transformation, eventually lead to spirtiual enlightenment. It was taught only to a selected and disciplined few.

REIKI was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Christian theological scholar and teacher. In mid 1880's, responding to a challenge from several of his graduate students about healing by Jesus, he undertook an extensive study of healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual leaders. In the Buddhist writings he found the Reiki healing technique and spent the later part of his life applying and teaching this knowledge.

REIKI had its dimensional development and growth, shaped into a hospital by Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, the (successor of Dr. Usui). It reached the western world in the late 1970's through Mrs. Hawayo Takata (successor of Dr. Hayashi). Since then, tens of thousands of people have received Reiki worldwide.

REIKI is a holistic therapy that addresses the body, mind and spirit, going beyond symptoms to treat the root cause of the disease. It helps us maintain balance in our own health and that of others. We can experience energy in our body, usually as a sensation of warmth or tingling. Reiki cannot possibly harm anyone as it adjusts naturally to the individual's needs. It can be used any time any place and in any situation. Reiki is simple, safe, non-intrusive as n aids, diagnosis, or medicines are required. Therefore, anyone can learn Reiki.

REIKI is for those people who wish to take more responsibility for their lives and who wish to live more, more lovingly, joyfully.

Is Reiki a Religion?
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, It works whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch and experience their religin rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

Usui Shiki Ryoho
(The Usui System of Nature Healing)

Reiki is a generic word in Japan, and is used to describe any type of healing work based on life force energy. The system of healing that evolved from Dr. Usui's method is called the Usui System of Natural healing or Usui Shiki Ryoho.

Since neither Dr. Usui nor Dr. Hayashi left written instruction about Reiki, the only source of information on the Usui System of Reiki comes from the verbal instruction Mrs. Takata passed on the her students

The Usui System of Natural Healing has evolved over a time span. In its current state, it is much more organized and structured than the simple, flexible, intuitive method practiced by Dr. Usui. The following is a description of the evolution of the Usui System of Reiki.

During his mystical experience on Mt. Kori-yama, Dr. Usui received the ability to do Reiki treatments, the Reiki symbols and the ability to pass on Reiki to others. Later he added the Reiki ideals and idea that one needs to receive compensation for a treatment. Dr. Hayashi added the standard hand positions, the three degrees and their attunement process. Mrs. Takata added the fee structure. The required waiting periods between classes were added by members of the reiki Alliance after Mrs. Takata passed away.

Benefit of Reiki
Reiki is 'self help' you take control of your heath and well-being.
Reduces stress and tension and promotes relaxation.
Alleviates tiredness and aching muscles.
Relieves headaches, colds, flu, cuts, burns, fatigue, stomach upsets, sprains & other discomforts of day to day living.
Compliments other healing systems including standard medical treatment.
Aids in withdrawal process of addictive drugs.
Increases therapeutic effects of both conventional medicines and alternative remedies.
Promotes recovery from surgery.
Reduces the incidence of illness and injury.
Enhance creativity, communication and learning abilities by improving the integration of the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Helps children in their growth process, particularly with stress and learning difficulties.
Increase confidence and self-esteem.
Helps overcomes fear and anxiety.
Assists in re-connecting with our inner self.
Reiki is a powerful tool for personal growth and improving the quality of our life.
Animals and plants love Reiki.

Anyone can Learn Reiki
The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity, nor the ability of meditation. It does not take years of practice. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Therefore, it can be easily learned by everyone.

Reiki is pure form of healing not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability, so the personality of the healer less likely to cloud the signification of the experience. The feeling of being connected directly to god's healing love and protection is clearly apparent.

Reiki is a safe, simple, natural and easy-to-learn technique. However, as Reiki is experiential, it cannot be learned from books, and it is necessary to attend a one session seminar. Once a person is aligned with the energy, it is with them for life.

First Degree
Student receive attunements which align and open their energy centres to reiki. They learn the history of Reiki, the basic hand positions for treatment of self and others, & many different ways Reiki can be used in over every day life. Class time is provided for students to practice Reiki on themselves and on other students.

Upon completion he is certified as a 1st Degree Traditional Reiki Practitioner. This is complete by itself; you have Reiki for life. Reiki will help your self transformation to achieve self awareness.

Second Degree
This level allows a more comprehensive use of Reiki. Techniques are taught for invoking more energy, for sending REIKI at a distance and for furthering the mental, spiritual and emotional healing processes of individual.

The Attunement
Reiki is not taught in the way other healing techniques are taught. It is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. This process opens the crown, heart, and palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source.

The Reiki attunement is powerful spiritual experience. The attunement energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the Reiki or God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student.

The attunement is also attended by Reiki guides and other Spiritual beings who help implement the process. Many report of having mystical experiences have been observed involving personal messages, healing, vision's, and past life experiences.

The attunement can also increase psychic sensitivity. Some students report experiences involving opening of the third eye, increased intuitive awareness, and other psychic abilities after receiving a Reiki attunement.

Once you have received a Reiki Attunement, you will have Reiki for whole life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it. The benefits include refinement of the Reiki energy, increased strength of the energy, healing of personal problems, clarity of mind, increased psychic sensitivity, and raised level of consciousness.

The Reiki attunement can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as mind and emotions. Toxins that have been stored in the body may be released along with feelings and thought patterns that are no longer useful.

Energy Never Deleted
Because it is a channeled healing, the Reiki practitioner's energies are never deleted. In fact, the Reiki consciousness consider both practitioner and client to be in need of healing, so both get treated. Because of this giving a treatment always increases ones energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feeling of well-being.

How does Reiki Heal?
We are alive because life is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians and nadis. It also flows around us in a field energy called aura. Life force nourishes the organs and cell of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished functions in one or more of the organs and tissues 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 vibrational level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negativities to break apart. In doing so, Reiki clears, straightens and heals energy path, thus, allowing the life force in a healthy and natural way.

Whom to Treat
First treat yourself,
Next, treat family members. Transmitting the health of REIKI is an excellent way to complete the exchange towards their benefits or help.
Third consider to treat anyone who asks. Asking is important, because REIKI is a system based on intent. The prospective client should express his intent for health and requesting the treatment.
Naturally if the person is in a coma, or an infant, or one's family member to whom you yourself are responsible, it is appropriate to do REIKI.
You can realize the will of the client, so do not impose yours.
Be cautions in treating an accident victim whom you don't know.
Speaking of infants "They have no barriers whatsoever. They are wide open to God's love. And that's what healing is: God loving us." Babies in fetuses do accept Reiki.
Persons hospitalized or under conventional medical care can also be treated with REIKI.
If the patient takes medication, instruct him to regularly consult with the physician as REIKI rebalances his body, the prescribed dosage might have to lessened to avoid overdoses.
Do not diagnose illnesses or prescribe medicines, unless you are an Medical Practitioner. Suggest rather than direct.
It is important to remember that you should never feel forced or obligated to heal someone, or guilty for not taking the time to heal whenever and wherever requested.
The bonus with REIKI is that when you are treating someone, you are receiving healing at the same time.
One is never tired or depleted after giving a treatment since universal life energy pervades all creation.
Don't forget pets, animals & plants, either. They have universal life energy, and REIKI works for them too.

How to Treat
Full Body Treatment

Full body treatment is a process of giving Reiki for three minutes consecutively to the 24 points as shown in the chart. This can be done in any comfortable posture as instructed below.
1. Loosen all tight fitting and clothes
2. Make the environment comfortable with fragrance and flowers
3. Energise the palms by rubbing each other. Call Reiki energy with mantras as instructed.
4. Put your both palms over the eyes in cup shape.
5. Change the position after three minutes to the next point.
6. Similarly heal all the 24 points.
7. After giving Reiki to the last points close the flow of energy with the mantra detailed to stabilise.
a) For first 21 days give full body treatment to yourself. This can be done in two or three sittings.
b) If you can continue full body treatment for ever, it is much better. If you cannot continue full body treatment after 21 days then do Chakra Balancing as follows:
Note: The same process is followed for the full body treatment of the patient

Chakra Balancing
By this method Reiki is given to the chakras to energise the full body. Call Reiki energy with mantras and place the hands as follows.
One palm on forehead, other on the root chakra (genital area).
After three minutes, move upper hand to throat chakra, and lower hand to Sacral.
After three minutes, upper hand to heart chakra, and lower hand to Navel.
After three minutes, both the hands to Solar chakra. So in 12 minutes all chakras get sufficient energy and are also balanced.

Giving Reiki for 5 to 10 minutes to the affected part after chakra balancing, has shown good results. This process is beneficial for self or others treatment.

Your Reiki the Midas touch of healing
Disease and subsequent ailments remain as an aspect of mass consciousness in this world's reality. So, when you find your self in a lowered energy state, remember Reiki works on you too, Don't hesitate to request the aid of other Reiki therapist to magnify the universal life energy flow in you.

The increase of universal life energy through Reiki affects more than your physical and emotional health.

"Reiki is an impetus to spiritual growth". Says Reiki Master Phyllis Furnmoto-Hartely. "Follow the happenings of life, they will lead you to places and people that will promote inner growth. Focal points or priorities of living will be altered. Your actions and life-style will change. Be prepared for growth and spiritual healing.

So use your hands ...... in mixing food, vitalizing water, and healing in all its myriads forms.
Your touch will feel good to other, too. Go hug lots of people! Be prepared to experience growth, consciousness, expansion and spiritual strength. And Reiki ..... Reiki.... Reiki......

Completing the flow of Exchange
.... there must be an exchange of energy to keep the harmony of the universe. We must be able to give for being. If the river does not receive, it runs dry. If one does not receive, one breaks the flow just as if one refuses to give.

In ancient times, spiritual healers, teachers and seekers received housing, food, clothing and gifts in exchange for their spiritual services. " As an accepted custom they were supported by the people whom they served. It was considered a blessing to have spiritual attended person in residence or in the area. In modern times money has become an easiest commodity of exchange.

In an easily exchanged method. Rs. 200 may be paid for an hour of someone's labour or two hours of another's ..... the money represents mental and / or physical effort, the energy they expanded ....

This exchange generally frees them of other concerns so they concentrate on being a capable channels being free to respond to the needs of those who are inclined to seek them out.

Aura is a magnetic field of energy that emanates from, and surrounds, your physical body. It carries your personal moods, disposition, problems and experience. It is the same atmosphere that your soul radiates, changing from color to color and shifting its shape. It reflects how you hold, handle and let go the daily experience. Your aura is equipped to use only your energy. When you hold other's energy, opinion, consideration or judgment in your aura you will be blocked from developing your highest psychic potential. This is because your consciousness will be focused away from your own growth to other's, which you cannot govern. You should be in charge of your own aura. For your own well being, your aura should contain only your own energy.

First, say a prayer asking to be guided to the places where the person needs Reiki. Then place your left hand (or non-dominate hand) about 12" away from the top of the person's head. Place your consciousness in the palm of your hand and notice how it feels. Them move your hand closer to about 3-4" from the top of the head and begin moving your hand over the person's face and moving down towards the feet continuing to remain about 3"-4" away from the body. Move your hand very slowly and be aware of any changes in the energy of the palm. When you feel any change, you will know that is a place where the person needs Reiki. You may feel coolness, warmth, tingling, pressure, little electric shocks, pulsation, distortion, irregularity or a pulling. The change may be very slight and you may think it as your imagination. However, trust in your experience. Remember, when you first begin to practice scanning, your sensitivity may not be developed so you need to pay very close attention. As you practice, your ability to scan the body will improve. After a while, you may even find you can scan with your eyes sense where the problems are or you could begin to actually see the distressed areas.

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