Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Force energy. In the mid 1800’s, Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk, traveled the world to rediscover the ancient art of hands on healing. After completing his study of the Tibetan Lotus Sutras, Dr. Usui felt that he had found the intellectual answers he had been looking for. What he then went on to discover was how to teach the empowerment behind the lost art of healing.
*Stimulates the body to heal itself
*Improves stress management and health on all levels
*Releases unwanted patterns and habits
*Speeds up the healing of wounds and helps one recover after surgery
How does Reiki heal? We are alive because life force flows within the physical body through pathways called nadis, chakras and meridians. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. The Life Force nourishes the organs and cells of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When the flow of Life Force is disrupted, it can cause in our physical diminished function, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies.
Reiki energy heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charges them with positive energy. Reiki clears, strengthens and heals the energy pathways, allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way. Reiki is both powerful and gentle and it is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all types of therapy.
Distant healing is very powerful and can be used to send Reiki to others at a distance. Reiki can be sent to the past, present and future. People have used this to help heal past traumatic events, job interviews, tests, trips to the dentist, doctor, surgery or other important or special events.
Reiki has gained acceptance in hospitals, clinics, health care offices, even spas and retreats across America. Hospitals are acknowledging that Reiki helps a patient accelerate recovery from surgery, improves mental attitude and reduces the negative effects of medication and other medical procedures.
Donna L. Bonino, Reiki Master Practitioner