If a delicate ruby-throated hummingbird flew into your picture window
knocking himself out, would you know to render aid? Some people might
grab the rescue remedy. But what if you didn't know about flower essence
blends, or knew about them - but didn't have any? Thinking over your
options, rather than feel helpless, wouldn't it be empowering to be
able help this fragile being by using the healing energy flowing from
your hands? "But, I don't have healing energy flowing from my hands,"
you think in reply. After becoming initiated in Reiki, you will.
The word Reiki (ray-kee) is a combination of the Japanese words Rei
(meaning universal) and Ki (meaning life energy). The ability to be
able to learn and use Reiki is available to everyone and is very simple.
If you have a desire and feel drawn towards this healing art it is easily
passed on from teacher to student through the initiations given. The
Reiki initiation process allows you to naturally be able to access and
share the healing potential of the universal life force energy present
in all living things. Once initiated you can easily provide hands-on
healing for yourself and others.
When giving a Reiki treatment, the healing energy is Divinely guided
to go wherever it is most needed. Because of this it can only heal and
will never cause harm to anyone. Reiki has the ability to heal mental,
emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects. Giving a Reiki treatment
to another never depletes your energy. Instead both the giver and the
receiver benefit from the universal life force energy which actively
flows through the practitioner and out of their hand's during a treatment.
There are three Reiki attunement levels called degrees. Each degree
progressively opens the initiate to a deeper level of the healing energy.
The first degree activates the ability to provide hands-on Reiki healing
to oneself and others. At this level the practitioner must be touching,
or within a few inches of, the physical body.
The second degree introduces secret sacred symbols which enables one
to utilize a higher frequency of the Reiki energy, to do long distance
healing, and send healing energy to situations.
The third degree can either be taught separately or can be combined
with the Reiki Master Teacher Level. When taught by itself the third
degree can also be called the Master Level, Reiki III Practitioner,
or Advanced Reiki Training (ART). At this level another secret sacred
symbol is shared which further increases the flow of the energy when
The remaining Reiki Master Teacher level taps the full strength of
the Reiki energy at the source and enables the initiate to perform all
of the attunements for others, teach Reiki classes, and provide certificates
to those completing the classes.