Reiki – The Gentle Healing Art, by Robert Voges.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a laying–on of hands healing technique thousands of years old. It is thought to have originated as a Tibetan Buddhist practice that was rediscovered in the late 1800s by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist scholar. It is a very simple yet powerful technique that can be easily learned by anyone.
The word Rei as it is used in Reiki is interpreted to mean spiritual consciousness. This is the wisdom that comes from God or the higher self. It is the God-Consciousness, which is all knowing. It understands each person completely. It knows the cause of all problems and difficulties and knows what to do to heal them.
Life Force (Ki) is Substance, the Divine Energy of the underlying reality of all things. It is called by many names, including Chi, Prana, Breath of God, Spirit, Infinite Mind, Unified Field, or Quantum Field. Ki is the nonphysical energy accessed by all healers but not all use Reiki. People who already do healing work consistently report an increase of at least fifty percent in the strength of their healing energy after taking Reiki training. As long as something is alive, it has life force circulating through it and surrounding it. When it dies, the life force departs. If your life force is low, or if there is a restriction in flow, you will be more vulnerable to illness. When it is high, and flowing freely, you are less likely to get sick. Lifeforce plays an important role in everything we do. It animates the body and is also the primary energy of our emotions, thoughts and spiritual life.
Reiki is a technique that addresses both chronic and acute conditions, gently and powerfully promoting balance among all the body’s systems and the regenerative processes of body and mind. The practitioner places their hands on the person to be healed with the intention of healing. The Reiki energies will begin flowing automatically. Universal energy flows, not from the practitioner but rather through the practitioner to the person to be healed. It will communicate with the client’s higher self and use this information for the client’s highest and best good.
Many hospitals have Reiki practitioners available to a range of patients, including those with cancer or recovering from surgery. Reiki is especially appreciated in hospice care due to its ability to alleviate pain and anxiety for both patient and family members. Reiki complements medical treatment, psychological counseling, and massage therapy.
Bob is facilitating a Reiki practitioner's training November 9 & 16 at Unity of Garden Park. For more information click this link: http://www.unityofgardenpark.org/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D3608%26reset%3D1