What is Reiki?

Reiki’s true translation is ‘Spiritual Energy’. It is all around us and within us.

It’s a myth that Reiki only works through the hands – yes, it does, of course – but the hands are only a small part of what Reiki is.

Reiki is in every pore of the body. We are Reiki.

The benefits of the Reiki System are too many to write. Reiki heals on every level – when I say ‘heal’, I don’t mean it’s a cure, but it’s there to help our body work in the way it should, and much more, healing means to become whole, recognising our true essence. Reiki is not a belief system, it is not a religion and it does not contradict any religious faith – it works with them.

Without roots a plant or tree will not grow and bear fruit. By exploring and practicing the roots of the system of Reiki and the teachings of Mikao Usui, we can begin to understand the original Reiki system.
To explain a little more about what Reiki is, visualise a free flowing river, this beautiful river is like energy flowing easily down through the body.

Occasionally a pebble or even a rock will fall into this river, making the flow of the water a little more difficult. These pebbles are human worries, fear, anger and grief.

The pebbles begin to build on top of the other and soon only a trickle of water is running in that once beautiful free flowing river. And so it is with energy within the human body.

Energy flow can be obstructed so much that at this point physical pain may be experienced. The need to let go of these obstructions is essential for our healing and spirituality.

The Reiki Precepts

The secret of inviting happiness through many blessings.
The Spiritual medicine for all illness

For today only:
Do not bear ANGER
For anger is an illusion
Do not be WORRIED
Fear is a distraction
Be true to your WAY
and your BEING

Show COMPASSION to yourself and others

Because this is the centre of your Essence

The Precepts in Japanese

Shoufuku no hihoo
Manbyo no ley-yaku

Kyo dake wa
Shinpai suna
Kansha shite
Goo hage me
Hito ni shin-setsu ni

Asa yuu gassho shite kokoro ni neji kuchi ni tonaeyo

Shin shin kaizen, Usui Reiki Ryoho
Chosso Usui Mikao

“In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper off the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.”

– Howard Thurman