What is Reiki?

Reiki (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy’ and is a hands-on healing technique developed by Mikao Usui.

Reiki is a technique for healing, stress reduction, and relaxation. It allows practitioners to tap into a Universal Life Force Energy to improve health and enhance the quality of life. Universal Life Force Energy is abundant and pure energy. Everything in this universe is composed of it. Everything carries an energetic vibration, which means Reiki can be done on anything.

The technique is not taught in the usual sense as it is transferred to the student by their teacher through an attunement.

Channeling Reiki is not contingent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual growth. Reiki is not affiliated with any particular religion or religious practice.

I was first attuned to Reiki in 2009 by a wonderful woman who I consider to be one of my very first spiritual teachers. I intended becoming a Reiki practitioner after being attuned to Level 2 (there are 3 levels) but this never happened. While I had the Level 2 qualification, I didn’t feel equipped to practice on others. So I used it only to treat myself which was absolutely right for me at the time.

During my pregnancy from July 2012 until my daughter’s birth in March 2013, I practiced Reiki on us daily. It was such a beautiful experience and I know that she benefited from the sense of calm and relaxation that a Reiki treatment brings.

More recently, in 2016, after being drawn to this magical Instagram account, I joined Mudita Spirit School because I felt called to find my own medicine whilst incorporating Reiki. What a gift I have given myself. The Spirit School offers more than just a course. Rather, it helps you navigate your own course. At the time of writing, I have concluded Level 1 of the Spirit School and will begin Level 2 in January 2017.

The journey, as always, continues but now I am ready to share myself and my gifts with the world.

The art of healing comes from nature, not from the physician. Therefore the physician must start from nature, with an open mind.
Philipus Aureolus Paracelsus