What is Reiki?
Reiki (or Reiki Ryoho), is a hands on healing modality that promotes and supports wellbeing. It is great for stress, anxiety and illness. Reiki restores and rebalances our energy; allowing the body to do what it was naturally designed to do, and that is, heal itself.
The word Reiki is Japanese in origin and it refers to the universal energy. (Rei) means something mysterious, miraculous and sacred and (Ki) means the atmosphere, the unseen, or the energy of the universe. Reiki can be defined as a miraculous and sacred energy of the universe that sustains all life.
The Benefits of Reiki
Reiki has some amazing benefits such as promoting health and wellbeing. It also helps with pain management, encourages mental clarity, releases stress and tension in the physical body, relieves depression, reduces anxiety, aids relaxation, improves sleep, smooths digestion, strengthens self-esteem, heightens self-awareness and intuition and offers support for substance abuse recovery. Treatments are for 1 hour in a warm and nurturing environment - either sitting or lying down fully clothed.
There has been a lot of research conducted into the benefits of Reiki. If you are interested in finding out more, The Centre for Reiki Research is a great website for peer-reviewed research and stories that have been written on the benefits of Reiki.
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Reiki Ryoho (coined by the founder Mikao Usui), originated in Japan. It is a hands on healing modality to rebalance the mind and body by channelling the unlimited energy of the universe. Reiki Ryoho (practice), is very simple to learn and anyone can be "attuned" or initiated into Reiki.
"Attunement" is the ritual also called "Reiju" in which you can become a Reiki practitioner or you can simply use it to heal yourself, family, friends or pets. The "attunement" is performed by the Reiki Master/Teacher.
The Reiki Precepts are the concepts or principals that are part of the spiritual teachings of Reiki. The term Usui Reiki Ryoho refers to the original Usui document. Above is a picture of the original wall hanging of the precepts. The English translation is :
The secret method of inviting happiness through many blessings
The spiritual medicine of all illness
For today only:
Do not anger
Do not worry
Be honest in your work
Be compassionate to yourself
Do gassho every morning and evening
Keep in your mind and recite
The founder - Mikao Usui
Reiki was founded by Mikao Usui, a lay Buddhist, when he attained enlightenment in 1922. Reiki occurred at the same time as Mikao Usui's enlightenment as a healing art, or a god given gift. He did not research or "discover" Reiki. He then wanted to share this amazing gift with other people.
In 1984 Reiki Ryoho came back to Japan which is the birthplace of Reiki and now in Japan, many Western Reiki Ryoho modalities are becoming more and more popular, while the traditional Reiki such as (Usui Reiki Ryoho) practiced in the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai has successively been in existence.
Mikao Usui (1865 - 1926)
Mikao Usui is the founder of Reiki Ryoho and was born on 15th August, 1865 in the village of Taniai. He attained enlightenment in 1922 while he was fasting and meditating on Mt. Kurama in Kyoto, an ancient city in Japan.
Mikao Usui came up with the word "Reiki Ryoho" to describe the meaning of the practice of Reiki. This healing ability occurred at the same time he attained spiritual enlightenment, as a godsend, at the age of 57 in 1922.
He wanted to share this amazing gift of healing with the people, so he opened up a clinic "Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai" at Aoyama, Tokyo in 1922.
In 1925 he moved to Nakano, a suburb of Tokyo to spread his Reiki teachings and was very often invited to teach in the Hiroshima, Saga and Kyusu areas. On 9th March, 1926 he passed away on the road (while travelling) at Fukuyama in Hiroshima Prefecture.
Usui's memorial stone (pictured left) is located at Saihoji Buddhist Temple of Jodo-shu or Pure Land sect of Japanese Buddhism in Tokyo, Japan.
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