Reiki is a spiritual practice of healing. It uses and heals the Universal Life Force within and around a person. This Universal Life Force with is energy is called Qi or Ki. Reiki uses the concept that in order for a person to be healthy and balanced, they need to have a free flow of Qi/Ki both within and around them. It is not a religion, but a spiritual practice. Anyone can practice Reiki regardless of their religious orientation. As long as they go through the learning process, they can pass it on properly and use it to heal others. It is done through ‘Attunement’. In attunement process, the Reiki master or teacher passes the knowledge and energy to their student for using Reiki; primarily to heal themselves, and then others.
Reiki is a form of energy healing. The practitioner passes the Universal Life Force from their hands to the person receiving Reiki; with a motive to heal the incongruences or illness in a person. Reiki does not use physical tools like other healing practices in its purest form. Today, people may add things like crystals to enhance the healing process, but it is not essential to use Reiki. Reiki practitioner is trained to use Universal life force through various symbols, names of the symbols and hand gestures to stimulate the energy in order to use it for healing. Once energized the energy is transferred from the practitioner to the one receiving the healing treatment, Reiki practitioner stimulates the recipients own life force in their bodies to help facilitate healing both internally and externally.
Reiki is used to balance a person’s energy physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. When a human being gets balance of all these elements, which make up a being; then they get into a healthy state where their own Life force is flowing freely and unimpeded. It is believed when the life force cannot flow freely then there are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual imbalances generated. It is the blockages that create an unhealthy state of being and during this phase, diseases or illness can occur physically, mentally, emotionally and or spiritually. If a person is in balanced state and their energy is maintained with a consistent flow, then they will remain healthy. Reiki is different from the idea of western medicine which aims at treating symptoms instead of aiming for improvement of the overall well-being.