Cultures around the world have traditions of working with the energy that pervades the universe and flows through every living thing, yoga practitioners know this as prana and in China it is called qi or chi. Reiki is the Japanese for “universal life force energy” and the practice of reiki is one way of working with this energy, both as a way of life and as a therapy.
As a way of life, students of reiki are attuned to the universal energy by a reiki master. Once attuned, the student is able to channel reiki through him or her self and can ask this energy either to help with their own energy flow or to help others. The reiki moves through the person receiving it and fortifies that person’s own energy to help remove blockages and encourage the body to rebalance itself.
In addition to channeling the reiki, students try to live by the precepts of reiki which are:
- Just for today, don’t be angry
- Just for today, don’t worry
- Be thankful for your blessings
- Work diligently
- Be kind and love all that is living
As a therapy, once students have received several attunements and completed a period of self treatment they practice reiki by treating others.
I am a fully qualified reiki master practitioner having passed Level I, II and III courses approved by the UK Reiki Federation. Please contact me if you are interested in trying reiki and I will answer any questions you have and make an appointment to see you if you wish.
My reiki lineage can be seen here.
Why the picture of a singing bowl? Sound is one way to help clear a space of any unwanted energy – particularly important before and after this kind of energy work.