Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is an ancient Japanese art of natural energy healing. The word ‘Reiki’ is made up of two distinct Japanese kanji symbols which are translated as ‘Universal Life Energy’. This advanced system of natural energy healing was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in mid nineteenth century Japan and is known as the “Usui System of Natural Healing.” Today, Reiki is used and practiced worldwide by men, women, and children of all ages and backgrounds who have also discovered its profound and positive healing effects.
Natural, safe and effective benefits
Within the essence of Reiki lies an intrinsic balance between heaven, earth and humanity. It is not based on any belief system, religious affiliation, nor is it dependent on any intellectual capacity, or level of spiritual development. Reiki is recognized as a safe and effective, natural method of healing for the overall body, mind and spirit.
Reiki supports all conventional and alternative methods of healthcare. Benefits are received in all levels of the body for restoring balance, relaxation, and vitality. It is used as an aid in relieving rehabilitative illnesses, depression and grief; and for releasing negative emotions, stress, anxiety, and tension. Other advantages of Reiki include its ability to relieve adverse side effects associated with radiation, chemotherapy, and acute or chronic conditions. Reiki is also an excellent method of treatment to accelerate the process of surgically related recovery, and for boosting the immune system.
Treatment for the whole person
Adhering to the knowledge that healing occurs through divine and unconditional love; Reiki treats the whole person with spiritually guided, natural and nurturing energies. It utilizes the age-old concept that an unseen ‘life force energy’ is flowing through our bodies, giving and sustaining our lives. When our ‘life force energy’ is low or unbalanced, we are more likely to feel stress or experience sickness, and if it remains high and balanced, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is primarily recognized as a hands-on system, and also used to transmit distant healing energy. Practitioners of Reiki are attuned to an unlimited access of the Universe’s life force energy, and channel it to recipients during treatments. During a treatment, subtle healing energies are transferred to the physical level through hand placements, either on, or slightly above the recipient’s fully clothed body. The mental, emotional and spiritual levels of the body receive healing energy through concentrated thoughts and feelings of unconditional love.
A Reiki treatment is often described as a wonderful radiant glow permeating and flowing through and around the body promoting feelings of peace, security and well being. The healing life force energy is received where it is needed most, cleansing bodily toxins, releasing blocked energies, and creating a state of balance. The energy associated with Reiki is received to the deepest levels of a person’s being, to causal points of illnesses, and activates the body’s natural ability to heal itself. For many, the experience of Reiki provides an inner awakening or sense of deepened spirituality; and often brings forth renewal of faith, inspiration, and a more purpose driven outlook on life.
Available to everyone
Reiki is available to everyone, and is an amazingly simple technique to learn. It is not taught through the conventional meaning of the word. The use and techniques are taught, while the actual energy of Reiki is transferred to the student during Certified Reiki Classes. A Reiki Master passes on the energy and natural healing ability through an intricate and spiritual ‘attunement’ process. The attunement process enables the student to access the unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ for their own healing, and for becoming a channel to transmit healing energy to others.
Recognizing the next revolution in health care
Within the mainstream of conventional medicine, studies are continuing on the expanding subject of energy healing, with an overwhelmingly positive consensus. Richard Gerber, M.D., (author of the best-selling book Vibrational Medicine) states, “We are on the verge of a major paradigm shift that extends across the sciences, from physics to medicine and biology.” He further stipulates “We have also arrived at a point in history where science has actually begun to confirm that love is indeed a healing energy and that it can produce measurable, healing effects both within ourselves, and in those around us.”
According to recent surveys, the use of natural and complementary medicine is significantly on the rise. Fully one-third of the American population takes herbs and botanicals, practices meditation, yoga and deep breathing exercises, seeks massage and chiropractic care, follows natural diet-based therapies and practices prayer for healing.
Dealing with physical illnesses
The American philosopher William James once wrote, “The deepest thing in our nature is the region of the heart in which we dwell alone with our faiths and fears.” This statement holds both truth and reality when faced with illness. It is at these times when faith and fear become confrontational factors we tend to endure the most. By choosing faith over fear, many emerge wiser and triumphant. And often within this very process many also experience a spiritual awakening to the understanding that each of us is inevitably here to heal, learn, grow, and evolve through that same faith and love.
Bio: Pamela Nine is an internationally recognized Professional Intuitive Counselor, Educator, Life Coach, Writer and Certified Reiki Master. She has been in the wellness profession for more than thirty years and is the Owner of Nine Wellness in Knoxville, TN. Pamela is available for Telephone, Personal and Group Intuitive Counseling Sessions. She is also available for Workshops, Classes, Lectures and Group Intuitive Counseling Sessions throughout the United States and abroad. For additional information, appointment scheduling, event bookings and media appearances, Pamela may be contacted by telephone: 865-531-9086, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or online at: www.pamelanine.com.
Article originally published in CityView Magazine, November 2005 Issue.
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