What Is Reiki?
A Brief Overview of Reiki
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, extra to our physical being. 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.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means Universal or Higher Power/Energy (from positive higher forces outside of our own, you may call it the Universe, God/Angels, Gaia etc) and Ki which is life force energy (from your own personal energy). So Reiki is actually close in English to “spiritually guided life force energy.”
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit. This creates many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. 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.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from The Universe/God/Gaia, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their own religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that One practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
The Reiki Principles:
The secret art of inviting happiness– The founder, Usui Mikao
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work. Be kind to people.
Reiki Therapy Newcastle & Remote Reiki Therapy
Reiki Classes Newcastle, NSW
Xav and Chel teach Usui Reiki Levels 1 and 2 as well as Masters. The classes are intimate and limited to four people at a time. We are currently running Reiki Level One classes until mid-2021 and the following is some important information around the class.
Reiki Level One Class
Reiki level one is the beginner’s course, where you become attuned to the universal energy of reiki in order to help begin healing yourself. Reiki is a great tool to help with stress management, anxiety, sleep, physical pain and spiritual alignment.
This course will give you the basics to be able to practice on yourself, others and even plants and your fur babies. This course will not certify you to be a practitioner but is the first step to becoming one!
The day will include theory, energy play, the attunement, practice with each other and Q&A’s. We are on Darby street and will have lunch together in the park…you can either bring lunch or grab something from up the street!
For more information or to book into our Reiki Level One Course in Newcastle please visit our Facebook Page.
Reiki Level Two Classes will be commencing FALL 2021!! Stay tuned for dates!