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Today I think I'll blog about Reiki and we'll go from there. If you have ideas for subjects you'd like me to address, post a comment and let us know.
So here is a short introduction to Reiki.
Reiki is pronounced Ray-Key. Reiki simply means Universal Life Force Energy. Broken down Rei means universal. Ki means the life force energy or the energy that surrounds and flows through us all. Anyone can tap into this energy because it is our birth right.
Reiki was rediscovered in the late 1800 by Dr. Mikao Usui. There is a long story about the discovery of Reiki and the "miracles" that happened during Dr. Usui's quest.
Reiki can be broken down into at least 3 attunements and levels of practice. Level I is an introduction to Reiki history and the how to. This level has one symbol the student is given in the attunement and is a physical healing level. After being attuned to level one, the student learns that he/she can channel Reiki just by putting his/her hands on a person, animal or plant to let the healing energy flow.
Level II Reiki allows the student to become attuned to the distance symbol to assist in sending Reiki over distance and time. The second symbol in this attunement is an emotional symbol. After taking level II a student can become a practitioner and take on clients.
Level III Reiki is for those who want to teach. The master level will attune the student to the master symbols and the student will learn to attune their own students.
Now you're all wondering what an attunement is. Well it's pretty simple. A Reiki Master will give and attunement to a student to put the Reiki symbols into the student's aura. In the attunement the Master will also align the charkas. After receiving an attunement it isn't uncommon for the student to start having psychic experiences if they were once open to psychic experiences at some point in their life. For me after my first attunement all the things I could do during childhood began to come back. This isn't always true though. Some may not have any kind of experience.
Two of my favorite Reiki books are Empowerment through Reiki by Paula Horan and the Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak.
The most important thing to remember is there is no right or wrong with Reiki. Reiki can never do harm and only works for the client's highest good.
With that said, that's a small introduction to Reiki.