Reiki Practioners connect to ‘source/sacred (Rei), energy (ki)’ that is the Universal Energy of all matter. As a Reiki Master I am merely a conduit for which the Reiki Energy can be released and thus used to heal, as is all other practitioners.
The Founder Usui Mikao created the principles and ideals of Reiki, which, in summary state, “The Secret method of inviting happiness, The miraculous Medicine of all diseases.”, and at a philosophical level Reiki is about uniting heaven and earth, thus creating oneness through ‘right thinking and right living’ and of course self-healing.
The belief is that we are made up of three distinct bodies, mind, body and soul and healing works, by using different frequencies of naturally occurring energy to work at whatever frequency the illness/injury requires. So for example, Reiki could be used on a physical level to help heal bones, ligaments, disease etc and on an emotional level to help cope with death, stress, illness, anxiety etc. Of course, it can also be used at a spiritual level to connect us back to our ‘true self’, gently removing any subconscious blocks that we have which hold us back from living the life we truly desire.
We are all made up of millions of atoms and molecules, which, in essence, means we are all made of energy. During our lifetime we will accumulate many memories, some happy and some sad, and we also carry in built fears and beliefs in our DNA, all in addition to living in a world that tells us what we should do, how to behave and what is acceptable, ultimately creating disharmony in our lives. This disharmony therefore lives within our energetic body, often unconsciously, causes issues such as depression, anxiety, body dis-morphia, chronic pain, just to name a few of the most prevalent issues. For me, the principle behind Reiki is to create peace, balance and unity with our mind, body and soul and works on the principle of gentle ‘restoration’ by removing resistance to healing so that each cell can repair itself back to its natural state of well-being. Removing stagnant energies that create trauma, blocks or ‘triggers’ in our lives, either physically or emotionally and thus creating an easy flowing energy body.
Right thinking and Right living are also concepts taught by Reiki healers, so living life consciously, making choices that will empower us, elevate our current situation and in the highest interest of all.