“Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.”
– William Lee Rand www.Reiki.org
Rei = Divinely Guided Ki = Life Force
Reiki Level 1
Reiki is taught in three different levels or attunements. The first level works primarily on the physical body. In a level one class, a student learns about the Japanese and American history of Reiki. They will receive an energetic transmission (attunement) that opens the subtle energy centers of the crown and palms to receive and transmit healing energy. Students will then practice scanning, transmitting, and receiving energy on ones self. Then we will practice on another student. In level one students will be trained to heal themselves and close family members or friends.
Reiki Level 2
Reiki two works with the emotional/mental body. In a level two class students will learn three symbols. There is a power symbol, a mental/emotional symbol, and a symbol to transcend time and space. The students will receive a level two attunement that further opens the subtle energy centers and imprints the energy of each symbol into the energy field. We then practice drawing the symbols, scanning the body field, and applying the new energetic transmission. Students are now qualified to start a practice and see clients.
Reiki Level 3/Master
Reiki three works with the spiritual/soul body. Level three is split into two classes, the master attunement and a class that teaches the student how to attune/teach others. In the first class students receive the master symbol and the final attunement. This final transmission opens the subtle energy centers, imprints the master symbol, and strengthens the flow of energy. The Master/teacher class trains the level three student in how to attune others and teach classes of their own. In order for someone to be considered a Reiki Master, they must have attuned at least one other student. In the east Master means Teacher. Not everyone feels called to be a teacher and that is perfectly fine.
Becoming a Reiki Practitioner
When you are feeling called to the energy medicine path it is important to find the right teacher. We advise that you experience a healing session before receiving any attunement. Healing Within advises students to allow ample time in between attunement levels for integration and practice. Energetic transmissions can be a powerful catalyst for releasing suppressed emotions, traumas, and low vibration habits. We are all on the path to awakening and it is important that you have a community to support this process. Healing Within offers community events to practice together and receive guidance from experienced practitioners.
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