The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use, after they have been attuned to the energy. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.
A Reiki healing is very simply performed. The practitioner places his or her hands upon the person to be healed with the intent for healing to occur, and then the energy begins flowing. The Reiki energy is smart since the Universe is a very smart place indeed. The energy knows where to go, and what to do once it gets there, or else is being directed by a higher intelligence. The energy manages its own flow to and within the recipient. It draws through the healer exactly that amount of energy which the recipient needs. All this happens without direct conscious intervention by the healer. The healers job is to get out of the way, to keep the healing space open, and to watch/listen for signs of what to do next.
(Depending on what modality or technique of Reiki you are using, will make the actual healing process different)
Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works at very fundamental levels of reality. Even though the capability is there, this is not what always happens. The limits to Reiki seem to be in the recipients willingness to cast off old habits and patters, to accept change and to accept healing. The level of reality where Reiki operates is the underlying energy structure of matter, as the physical matter we see around us is a solidified form of energy (Remember Einsteins famous equation which says that each unit of mass is equivalent to a certain amount of energy). At the level where Reiki functions, anything can be changed because all is fluid like and is very malleable. Or so is the theory and so is the experience of Reiki practitioners. Emotional difficulties are just as healable as physical ones since emotional issues are even more directly present in the energy structures.
In this context, the word Healing has a somewhat different meaning from the widely accepted meaning. The widely accepted meaning for healing seems to be curing of symptoms, for that seems to be what medical doctors and the like look to do in their practice. The other meaning for healing, used in the practice of Reiki as well as other related areas, is the return to greater wholeness. There is an ideal form each of us has, this ideal form being the highest and clearest expression of who we are. Pain or disease comes from any deviation between the persons current form in the 3D physical world and this ideal form. Healing, then, is to bring this physical form into closer alignment with the ideal form.
In any healing the goal is to find the limitation, recognize the pattern, recognize where it came from, and let it go. Reiki accomplishes this by providing the recipient enough energy to step above (metaphorically) to see all that and have the courage to let go. This usually does not happen consciously as a result of Reiki, but sometimes it does happen that Reiki gives the recipient the conscious awareness of the pattern and recognizing where it came from. Our lives are a constant flow of patterns of activity (such as the pattern used to accomplish eating breakfast) and it is our choice to have these patterns remain stuck in limited expression, or to release the old patterns and try on new and shinier ones.
Reiki is also a gateway shining pure love into the universe. It is this love which allows us to transcend our wounds and help us remember our true nature.
The term "Reiki" is not used for just one healing method, it encompasses multiple methods, techniques and styles.
The more 'common' modalities of Reiki include, but are not limited to;
Traditional Usui Reiki, Non-Traditional Usui Reiki (Modern), Kundalini Reiki, Gold Reiki, Tachyon Reiki, Karuna Ki/Reiki, Fusion Reiki, Crystal Reiki, Etheric Crystal Reiki, Agape Reiki, Rainbow Reiki, Angel Reiki, Pure Love Reiki, etc, the list goes on. All of these styles were inspired from Reiki. And all work very well, some focusing on specific aspects, while others are more of a 'do it all'.
An outline of how some of the modalities above work are as follows;
Kundalini Reiki is a variation of Reiki developed by Ole Gabrielson. It is said to use a combination of the practitioner's Kundalini energy with Reiki energy in healing treatments. Kundalini Reiki is used to heal the symptoms of an accidental Kundalini awakening in oneself or others.
Kundalini energy is spiritual energy that comes up from the earth through a person's chakra system. When the Kundalini energy is "awakened," it can cause painful, emotional symptoms, including confusion, apathy, fear and disconnectedness if it is not done right. Thankfully however, Kundalini Reiki is a completely safe way to awaken and arouse the Kundalini energy.
The most unique and immediately noticeable features in Kundalini Reiki are that there are no symbols. While traditional Usui Reiki and others use symbols to focus the intent of the energy, Kundalini Reiki does not use symbols. There are no hand positions. While traditional Usui Reiki and others follow a series of hand positions for treating different parts of the body, Kundalini Reiki practitioners simply intend the healing and steadily hold their hands on the recipient's shoulders or in the air (for distance healing), and the healing energy goes where it is needed. The practitioner will treat a recipient for five to seven minutes, while the recipient will feel and benefit from the treatment for up to an hour. Each recipient gets as much energy as needed, in the areas where it is needed, to facilitate balance and well being. The energy simply stops flowing when it is finished. Attunements to Kundalini Reiki do not involve ritual. While traditional Usui Reiki attunements involve symbols, blowing and front and back rituals, Kundalini Reiki is different. The practitioner doing the attunement simply intends that the recipient receive the attunement of the specified level, and the attunement is sent. There are three attunements for Kundalini Reiki, equally effective through distance or in person.
In quantum physics, the energy that fills the cosmos is called "Zero-Point Energy." Formless, faster than the speed of light, and omnipresent, Zero-Point Energy is infinitely intelligent and contains everything needed to create perfect form. It has no spin, frequency or oscillation. It has no gravitational pull.
Tachyon Energy is omnipresent, limitless and has all the potential information to create perfect form in the universe. Just like Zero-Point Energy, Tachyon Energy has no spin, oscillation or frequency and is not affected by gravity. The real difference between Tachyon Energy and zero-Point Energy is that Tachyon Energy has form. A simple analogy can be seen if one thinks of the ocean in all its vastness. The ocean contains an infinite number of droplets within it; yet like Zero-Point energy, it is formless. If you were to remove one drop from the ocean, that drop would still contain everything within the ocean, but now it has form. Likewise, Tachyon Energy contains everything that exists within Zero-Point Energy, but now it has form.
The condensation of Zero-Point Energy into Tachyon energy is the beginning of the "Energetic Continuum," which is directly responsible for all forms on the planet. The next step in this Energetic Continuum is best explained in simplified terms of physics.
For this explanation we will explore the interaction of Tachyon energy with the "Lepton Family of Particles."
Subtle Organizing Energy Fields
The first elementary particle in the Lepton Family is a pion. The pion exists below the speed of light and has a consistent, mathematically computable orbit. We call this orbit a "Subtle Organizing Energy Field" or SOEF for short. SOEFs exist just below the speed of light and are directly responsible for converting Tachyon Energy into the frequencies required to evolve, organize and create perfect form. All forms are comprised of different frequencies. The SOEFs convert Tachyon Energy into the particular frequencies needed by a particular form. In this case, the SOEF were discussing holds the pion in its orbit. The pions SOEF, existing just below the speed of light, interacts with faster-than-light Tachyon. As the Tachyon Energy is converted into the pions frequency by the SOEF, the pion evolves in an instant into a muon. The new muon has an orbit, which is 10 times larger than that of a pion. The muons SOEF still exists just below the speed of light. As the SOEF of the muon interacts with Tachyon, the orbit once again expands, and the muon evolves in an instant into an electron. This new electron has an orbit that is 207 times larger than the muons. This continual process of SOEFs converting Tachyon into the needed frequencies does not stop here, of course.
This process continues all the way down through the Energetic Continuum. Ultimately, the process continues until the perfect form is reached; whether it be a human being or any other form known to exist. Tachyon Energy is the binding energy of the universe. It is responsible for the creation of all forms on the planet. Most importantly, Tachyon Energy is the key element in the flow of energy from the infinitely formless all the way down to the perfect form. This is the Energetic Continuum.
As with all forms in our slower-than-light universe, SOEFs cannot exceed the speed of light. This is a very important point. Our world is a world or of form; therefore, the only way for a world of form to interface with formless Zero-Point Energy is through Tachyon.
Tachyon Energy, in itself, has stored all the information needed to create a perfect Energetic Continuum in every individual form of life. Everything that transpires in the human body, for example, already exists within Tachyon in perfect form. An excellent example of this is seen in the animal kingdom. It has been observed that animals which are not influenced in any way by human beings live completely healthy lives. Mammals, for example, have a life span that is up to seen times their growth period. For a human being. That would mean 140 years of a perfectly healthy life. Of the 40,000 chronic and degenerative diseases known in human medicine, only a few are known to exist in wild animals! This is because wild animals do not have the ability to block the Energetic Continuum, thus creating deficiencies and diseases.
The Energetic Continuum is the continual flow of energy from unlimited Zero-point Energy contracting into its faster-than-light Tachyon form. Tachyon Energy then interacts with the SOEFs. Becoming energized, the SOEFs convert into whatever frequencies are needed to bring balance to the being. This action ultimately creates the energetic matrix from which all physical forms are structured. The Energetic Continuum ranges from infinite, formless expansion to finite contraction of form.
Once we understand how this continuum exists and functions, we can understand the influence of blockages in the flow of energy down through the continuum.
From the holistic healing point of view, complete healing is an integration of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Living beings evolve in a continuous upward spiral of order to chaos (and/or disease). The energy spiral continues through the chaos to higher levels of order. Chaos is a stepping stone from one level of order to the next higher level. Every living being experiences this process of energy flow whether or not they are aware of it.
Tachyon Energy is the key to moving through chaos and stress in our daily lives; creating new levels of order and quality of life. Tachyonized tools significantly contribute to achieving near-perfect energetic balance at all levels. The use of Tachyon not only presents a fully holistic model of healing, but a process by which all living beings can move towards radiant health and communion with All That Is.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as "compassionate action." When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love, but also because it is an entirely logical thing to do. In the same way that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by parjna or wisdom in order to have the right effect.
Karuna is the motivating quality of all enlightened beings who are working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others, but you also become more receptive to the Karuna that is being sent by all enlightened beings. Thus your healing is quickened as well.
Angel Reiki combines Reiki and the Angels. The Angels are called upon to
assist with healing. Angels are both manifesters of God and personifications of
that power. They generally do not interact with humans unless they are asked to.
Guardian Angels and Archangels so take a particular interest in us humans
through assisting and strengthening us.
Angel Reiki will lovingly connect you with the healing power of the angels and
with Reiki source energy. Angel Reiki can be used along or in conjunction with
Usui Reiki or other modalities.