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What is Reiki?
Reiki is defined as, a generic Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force Energy or spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is an energy which is transmitted by the hands of a person who has been attuned to Reiki. If you have not been attuned to Reiki then you may channel energy, your own energy (chi or ki), but you are not channeling Reiki.
Rei–(Pronounced ‘ray’) Japanese for universal or spiritual consciousness/wisdom (God consciousness) or a higher dimension of light and the soul, knows the cause of all problems and what to do to heal them. Rei heals the spiritual level, thus brings healing to all levels of being.
Ki–(Pronounced ‘key’) Japanese for vital life force energy, which animates everything; also called prana, mana, holy ghost, chi, etc.. Ki heals on the physical and emotional levels.
What is an attunement?
An attunement is a process by which a Reiki Master passes on the ability to do Reiki to the student.
Is Reiki difficult to learn?
It is very simple to learn Reiki. You receive an attunement from a Reiki Master and then you can do Reiki. In first degree there is nothing to memorize, you will learn to follow your intuition and hand positions in giving a Reiki treatment. The more you practice the better you become.
Does Reiki really work?
Something always occurs, as a result of a Reiki treatment, however it may be so subtle that you don’t notice it. Reiki is not directed by your intentions. Reiki can never be used to intentionally harm anything or anyone. Infact Reiki is only given when asked for.
What will happen to me when I get a Reiki attunement?
Firstly you will be able to give Reiki treatment to yourself and to others. You will go through a twenty one days cleansing. This may include: flu like symptoms, emotional releases, or being confronted with issues that you haven’t dealt properly with in the past. Each energy center (chakra) in the body receives three clearings over the twenty one days. After this the chakras open up and then you will be able to channelize the Universal life force energy.
Is there some way I should protect myself when giving Reiki to someone who is ill?
There is such a possibility. Reiki practitioners draw spirals around the patient before giving Reiki. Extra care should be taken while treating a diabetic patient as the process followed is different. In case of contagious diseases, Reiki should be given without actually touching the patient.
Do animals like Reiki?
Yes, they do. Most animal like dogs, cats, fishes, birds, cattle, horses etc have benefited with Reiki.