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The Mechanics of Reiki Healing

Article by Haripriya Suraj, Reiki Master

People often wonder if Reiki can cure life threatening illnesses or even illnesses that are of a less severe nature. Many believe that it is some kind of a magic pill that one just swallows and then miraculously recovers from seemingly hopeless maladies.

To clarify, this notion of Reiki being a magic pill is one among the popular myths of Reiki.

From a holistic standpoint, illness is viewed as something that happens across various levels of being. The physical level or the body is where it shows up to make itself obvious. And the first line of treatment usually targets healing at this level as that is where it is most obvious and causes visible damage. But, illness often has its roots in other states of being such as the mental, emotional and spiritual levels.


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The presence of illness at the non-physical states of being is not obviously visible as it is subtle and hard to detect, unlike at the physical level.

When the body is functioning at an optimal state, it is one of the most perfect healers that one can ever have. It heals illnesses and problems effortlessly. When you look at young children who are generally healthy, you realise the truth in this. Children recover quickly from all kinds of illnesses, while adults take a lot longer. And the older one is, the longer it can take to recover even from seemingly simple infections, injuries, and illnesses.

Most of us never question as to why this should be so. We just assume that it is part of the aging process and dismiss it.

However, in truth, it is the life force that loses its effectiveness to work at an optimal level. This causes us to heal slower than children do. The life force or Ki is that energy that keeps one alive and is also in charge of healing the body. It is the fuel that runs the body. With the passage of time, we accumulate so much of clutter in our physical, mental and emotional bodies, that the flow of the life force is disrupted. As a result, the healing mechanism of the body gradually breaks down and we can no longer heal ourselves as effortlessly as children can.

When we practise Reiki, we channel divinely guided life force energy through ourselves. This energy gradually clears our body of toxins and imbalances. As the body is cleaned and cleared, the flow of the life force in the body improves. This results in an enhanced state of health and well being. When one is in an enhanced state of well being, the body is naturally able to heal itself.


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This makes it clear that the primary function of Reiki is to enhance the body’s innate ability to heal itself. It is not like a pill that one just swallows to make the symptoms of an illness disappear overnight. Reiki starts healing at a much deeper level. It starts healing at the root cause of illness – which is almost always a disruption in the flow of the life force energy.

Hence, Reiki cannot be looked at as a substitute for medical care in the case of emergencies nor as a miracle cure for illnesses. It must be viewed and understood in the proper light in order to reap maximum benefit from its healing effects.

The body is a natural healer. It can heal itself when it is in good shape and well nurtured.
Reiki assists the body in doing something that it is naturally meant to do – HEAL ITSELF!

Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya Suraj

Haripriya Suraj is a Reiki Master, Angel Healer and Starseed Lightworker. Reiki is her constant companion from which she derives peace and contentment. She is deeply connected with the Stars and Angels and they form an integral part of her Reiki practice. Her core mission is to help bridge the worlds of Spirit and Science and to help Lightworkers connect with their unique soul missions. Haripriya offers Personalised Starseed Transmissions, apart from workshops in Reiki and Angel Healing. She resides in Bangalore, India. Reach Haripriya at lightworkersonearth.com, empoweredmedicine-hospitaldiaries.com, on Facebook at Angel Light. and on email at angelhealingbangalore@gmail.com

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  • Debashree April 30, 2014, 5:17 pm

    thanks a lot for ur insight. its generally seen that reiki is misunderstood by many ppl by virtue of its healing properties.. but regular practice of reiki not only heals d body’s physical symptoms from within but also improves its emotional and spiritual state..

    • Haripriya September 20, 2014, 5:22 pm

      Thanks for sharing Debashree!

  • Kiran May 9, 2014, 5:27 am

    How can we heal our fears with Reiki?

  • muzna June 24, 2014, 9:44 am

    A very nice and appropriate answer to the questions,’ How will reiki heal me?” and also “I went for healing , but it is not effective.”Simple enough for anybody to understand, even non-practitioners.

    • Haripriya September 20, 2014, 5:25 pm

      Thank you for sharing Muzna 🙂

  • Shipra September 20, 2014, 3:43 pm

    What did you mean by “divinely guided life force energy through ourselves”. When our energy is not operating at an optimum level, where would this come from?

    • Haripriya September 20, 2014, 5:27 pm

      Hi Shipra,

      Reiki is divinely guided life force energy, which we channel through ourselves. When our energy is not at an optimum level, the regular practice of Reiki helps to bring it to an optimum level.

  • Rajesh Ringwala September 21, 2014, 5:47 am

    Namaskar. This is very good article to understand Basics of Reiki, how it actually works. It cleared my understanding.
    Yes, regarding Reiki to children: I have personal experiences that children shows good results even with shortest Reiki session.


    • Haripriya September 22, 2014, 6:18 am

      Thank you Rajeshji. I am glad you found it helpful.

      Yes, you are right about children showing good results with Reiki. Children have a clearer energy system than adults and they are also more open to energy healing when compared to adults. Hence, they get quicker results.


  • Pam January 1, 2015, 5:36 pm

    So well thought out and explained. Thank you!

  • maire February 11, 2015, 8:43 pm

    Thanks for all the comments that I can relay to all my clients,I’m a master reiki practictnor

  • Vasant Sarolkar April 27, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Very well explained the process of reiki healing. Thank you so much.

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