Reiki- What is it?
According to reiki.org "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."
My definition: reiki is the life force energy; I am the tool to help this energy flow. The energy can be used for any and all aspects of life to promote balance, harmony, health and happiness with intent and practice.
Is there scientific evidence that reiki isn't just bologna? "....it turns out that there is quite a lot of science on it. A 2018 meta-analysis of four randomized controlled trials (RCTs) into the use of Reiki to reduce pain over a range of medical conditions found that it produced a statistically significant reduction in pain." Is there science on Reiki? - David R Hamilton PHD drdavidhamilton.com/is-there-science-on-reiki/
I encourage you to go to these websites and more to see for yourself if you want to learn more.
I am a Reiki master/teacher and have practiced reiki off and on for several years for myself, friends and family who give me permission to do so. I went to classes on Usui Reiki (yes there are different types of energy work) and became attuned to the symbols Master Mikao Usui established in Japan over 100 years ago. The work reiki roughly translates as universal life energy. These are the symbols I have been attuned to, there are a plethora of symbols and meanings.
There are times I still have a hard time believing that energy can be used to heal or help in so many ways it is hard to wrap my head around sometimes. The great thing is that even when I doubt it works, it still works!!!. so, I use what I learned and trust the Univeral process to deliver the energy through me to whomever I am sending it to, energy knows no time or space as proven by Einstein, Tesla and others throughout history.
I loved science (biology and chemistry) in school. Why I didn't become a scientist, I'll never know. Everything is energy at its most basic level no matter what it is; organic, inorganic, tangible, intangible, visible and invisible.
If you want to experience or know more about reiki, it is all over the internet. You can also give me a jingle with questions, I am not the know all be all, but I do know a bit about it and learn all the time.
You know that feeling when someone is standing right behind you and you don't see them? that is energy; or you feel the static of your computer screen that makes your hair stand on end, that is energy. You can try this very simple exercise and feel the energy deliberately.
Sit is a quiet spot and rub your palms together for a few seconds then start to separate them slowly until they are about 6 to 8 inches apart. What do you feel? pulsate them back and forth without touching them a few times, do you feel like there is something in your palms? That is energy, you just made an energy ball!! You can close your eyes or keep them open.
What I have learned:
Energy is the most basic form. Everything is energy; therefore, everything is the same. Energy can be used for healing and good but also for illness and negative. This depends on the intent you put into your energy you send out. (Another day's discussion).