Paul Damien Ellithorpe
Reiki is an ancient healing art. Many believe it to be the strongest form of energy healing that that has ever existed. It is said to have come from ancient Tibet but has been touched by almost every culture and is known in many names and forms. It was re-introduced to the modern world by Dr. Mikao Usai and has spread quickly by word of mouth, and touch, to many people in these very troubling times.
Reiki (pronounced "ray-key") is a laying-on of hands healing technique. The word Reiki is derived from two Japanese words - "rei," meaning "Universal Spirit," and "ki." Meaning "life force energy." The word Reiki, therefore, refers to a balanced life force energy. A Usai Reiki Practitioner is someone who has been carefully trained in this ancient art and has prepared many years emotionally, physically and mentally to practice it.
There are three levels of Reiki Training, (Levels 1,2,3), each with distinct levels of healing enhancement. A Reiki Master is someone who can teach this needed training to people who care to care, or to professionals in the healing and medical arts. They are given this Master title after many years of professional practice.
Reiki is transferred to students by Reiki Master Teachers through a series of attunements. During an attunement process, a series of symbols are sealed into the person's energy field. The attunement process opens up an individual permanently to the Reiki energy so that one can give Reiki treatments to self and others. Reiki has been traditionally taught in three degrees or levels and there is a specific attunement for each degree of training.
A Reiki Practitioner is a energy channel for directing energy to where healing is needed. The recipient is the actual healer. Many experience Reiki as profound relaxation similar to the effects of massage. You receive Reiki fully clothed on a massage table in a series of hand placements above and on your body that bring the needed energetic imput.
You can receive Reiki in long distance session, or even send it to a loved one in need - time and space mean nothing to it's energetic. Past traumas can be treated at the actual time of the trauma. Long lasting difficulties can be treated at the point of origin. All forms of discomfort can be treated with Reiki.
Reiki is not a substitute for regular medical care, but often enhances and guides recovery to where it is needed. Reiki looks to the balance of mental, spiritual and physical aspects of disease. It is gentle and non-invasive and good practitioners follow a code of Reiki ethics.
Reiki is an energy channeling process and has no affiliation with any faith or religious community. It exists to assist people in healing disease.
Paul Ellithorpe 1998