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REIKI (The Usui System of Natural Healing)      


Isabella Petri

Member of Reiki-Alliance Germany e.V.





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REIKI is the Japanese word for Universal Life Energy. It is defined as being that power which acts and lives in all created matter. REIKI is also generally known as an ancient healing art rediscovered about a hundred years ago by Dr. Mikao Usui. The word consists of two parts: The syllable REI describes the Universal, boundless aspect of this energy; while KI being the vital life force energy which flows through all living beings. It is one of the highest form of energy in existence.

We all are REIKI or Universal Life Energy, for it is the very "stuff" we are made of.


REIKI is not a religion as it holds no creed or doctrine. It has nothing to do with spiritualism or the occult in any shape or form. It has nothing to do with the calling up of ghost or demons, nor is it concerned with hypnosis or any other kind of psychological techniques. To practice REIKI no special no special kind of faith or belief is required.

In REIKI treatment, use is made solely of natural but concentrated form of cosmic energy.


The key to REIKI is simplicity. Where other forms of therapy may demand months and years of training for the practitioner, REIKI can be taught in a workshop of 3 days, each of 4-6 hrs each. What makes REIKI different from other healing methods is the „initiation“ process which student experiences in a REIKI course. During the initiation process, a Reiki Master transmits energy to the student in an amplified state which accelerates Life Force Energy. The energy acts in such a way that it creates and open channel for cosmic or universal energy. During the REIKI treatment the energy flows through this channel out through the hands.

During the First Degree Reiki Seminar, a series of four initiations are given by Traditional Reiki Master. After this process of initiation, one can lay his/her hands on one self or on another person and help accelerate the healing process by transferring REIKI through hands.

REIKI is a natural system of great simplicity, since nothing other than your hands are required to practice it. After having been through the initiation process most nurses, doctors, massage therapists and people well-acquainted with the touch and feel of the human body, notice immediate increase in the amount of energy or the feeling of heat emanating from their hands while doing treatments.

No mental preparation or direction is needed to receive a treatment - only a simple desire to receive and accept the energy.


One of the greatest benefits of REIKI is the possibility of self-treatment. Once a person is initiated he or she needs only to have intention to DO REIKI on him/herself or others and the energy is immediately drawn through on its own accord with no further intense focus from the practitioner needed.

It is an extremely effective technique for total relaxation and stress release. One is filled with a sensation of peace, vitality and joy, often combined with a pleasant feeling of security and of being enclosed in a fine sheath of energy.

Treating oneself also helps to release withheld emotions and energy blocks. REIKI works holistically by creating a balance between the body, mind and spirit. This practice touches all levels of our human-ness: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. The result of receiving Reiki is enhanced health and well-being.

Reiki not only can effect changes in the chemical structure of the body by helping to regenerate organs and rebuild tissues and bones, it also helps create balance on mental level. Reiki is a wonderful tool to help one develop conscious awareness.

REIKI affects each individual in a very personal way - the result being determined by the needs of the person being treated. Some common denominators which seem to result in most treatments are that, it:

anisquare19_green.gif Balances Energy
anisquare19_green.gif Increases Creativity
anisquare19_green.gif Helps Release Emotions
anisquare19_green.gif Releases Stress
anisquare19_green.gif Amplifies Energy
anisquare19_green.gif Increases Awareness
anisquare19_green.gif Heals Holistically
anisquare19_green.gif Reverses Ageing Process

Immediate relief can also be attained for most kinds of physical complaints. Today we can use it to complement other kinds of healing methods.

REIKI can never do damage in any way since it only flows in the quantities necessary for the recipient. The other person draws in just the right amount of this Life Force Energy through the hands of a Reiki Channel that one needs.

The Usui System Of Reiki is not only the most simple and natural healing method we know of but it also the most effective way of transferring this Universal Life Energy. Once a person has been opened up to become a „channel“ for REIKI, concentrated life energy will flow through his hands on its own accord and he will retain this ability for the rest of his life.

As most thing in life, REIKI must bei experienced to be appreciated.

May your exploration of REIKI be a joyous one.

For further information on the schedules of Reiki seminars, contact me.