ART OF REIKI
Reiki is.... a gentle yet powerful system of energy-based healing established in Japan in the 1920's by Mikao Usui following his enlightenment experience on Mt. Kurama outside of Kyoto. As a very well-educated man in the fields of science, philosophy, literature and religion, Usui Sensei developed guidelines for all Reiki practitioners to develop a spiritual awareness which supports the healing practice for channeling this divinely sourced energy which he named Reiki or soul energy. As a non-invasive healing technique for stress reduction, Reiki facilitates deep relaxation allowing the body to heal from within as it seeks balance and homeostasis.
An Invitation to Harmony and Balance
Reiki is......an invitation to harmony by helping you balance your entire system: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual regardless of your age or state of health. When giving Reiki to others, both the receiver and the giver benefit from the altruistic essence of this beautiful practice. Reiki is for everyone and can never do any harm.
Reiki is..... a spiritual practice as well as a wellness practice that protects the health we have while restoring us to better health. The high vibrational frequency of Reiki energy supports celluar detoxification as it relieves the effects of stress on our bodies. Reiki is a natural energetic solution offering improved health and well-being. The 5 principles of Reiki guide everyone to embrace a heart-centered lifestyle for greater peace and happiness. Reiki is not a religion nor does it have any dogma attached to it.
Reiki is….."compassion in action." Chiyoko Yamaguchi, Sensei and founder of Jikiden Reiki
Health Benefits of Healing
Research studies and commonly reported benefits include:
Release of tension, anxiety and anger
Relief from depression, migraines
Restoration of restful sleep patterns
Acceleration of wound healing
A stronger immune system
Reduces inflammation, acute and chronic pain
Supports natural childbirth experiences
Improvement of blood pressure by lowering your heart rate
Greater mental clarity, inner peace and emotional stability in daily life
Enhancement of vitality, well-being and spiritual awareness
The FIVE REIKI Principles
The Secret Art of Inviting Happiness
by Master Mikao Usui, Founder
of the Usui System of Natural Healing
Just for today... I will let go of worry
Just for today.... I will let go of anger
Just for today.... I will be grateful
Just for today.... I will do my work honestly
Just for today.... I will be kind to myself and every living thing
The above precepts or principles were taught by Master Usui to help students on their path to spiritual growth knowing it would help them attain greater happiness in their daily lives. Each precept encourages you to focus on living life in the present moment, just for today. These precepts encourage us to invoke more trust, forgiveness, gratitude, integrity and compassion in our living. Provided as a guide for your own spiritual growth and self-healing, consider meditating on these simple principles and let their wisdom bring you more happiness in your daily life.
What does the word "Reiki" mean?
The Reiki kanji is made up of 2 Japanese ideograms. The top figure is “rei” represents the guiding
source which is the highest wisdom of the universe. The bottom figure is “ki”. represents the life energy of the universe. MIkao Usui Sensei gave Reiki it’s name. It refers to Soul Energy. The practice of Reiki involves channeling this divinely guided life force energy which has its own innate intelligence. Reiki energy is pure and cannot be manipulated by humans.
A Brief History of Reiki
Today's Reiki dates from the early 20th century in Japan. Dr. Mikao Usui, a Zen Buddhist and a life long spiritual aspirant, had a profound revelation on sacred Mount Kurama on the 21st day of a fast.
Mikao Usui became aware that a power to heal and empower others to heal had been awakened in him. He created a system for Reiki healing practice and initiated over 2,000 students into 1st degree Reiki practice. Out of respect, Mikao Usui is referred to as Usui Sensei. He traveled and taught Reiki throughout Japan from 1922 until his death in 1926.
learned of Reiki
One senior Shihan student, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi, opened a clinic in Tokyo with Usui Sensei’s blessing in 1925. In the early 1930's a Hawaiian born Japanese emigrant, Mrs. Hawayo Takata, was introduced to Reiki by three Japaness people visiting Hawaii.. Mrs. Takata became very interested in wanting to learn Reiki. After some correspondence, she went to Tokyo in 1935 to learn Reiki from Dr. Chujiro Hayashi learning Shoden and Okuden and practicing for 6 months until she was approved as a junior teacher, Shihankaku. Mrs. Takata returned to Hawaii in 1937. She was approved as a Shihan by Hayashi Sensei in 1938. Mrs. Takata initiated 22 masters before her death between 1978-1980. It is from her teachings that Reiki spread through the United States, Canada and to Europe and Africa.
Simultaneously in Japan, a Japanese student of Dr. Chijiro Hayashi by the name of Chiyoko Yamaguchi was initiated in 1938 and began practicing Reiki daily for the next 65 years. Chiyoko Sensei treated many people in her community. When news of Reiki returned to Japan in the 1990's, Chiyoko Sensei and her son, Tadao Yamaguchi, realized that there were differences in how Reiki had spread across the world from the original teachings. Chiyoko Sensei along with her son, Tadao Yamaguchi created the Jikiden Reiki Institute in 2000 to preserve the original teachings of Reiki through Hayashi Sensei. The original attitude of Reiki is humility in service with emphasis on the intuitive art of following the energy.
Today, Reiki is available worldwide. Reiki services are provided locally at Northern Westchester Hospital, major NYC metropolitan hospitals and some 800 other hospitals across the USA.
How does it work?
Reiki is perceived by the human body as a very fine, highly subtle, vibrational frequency to which Reiki practitioners have been attuned. This energy works at a cellular level to facilitate balance and homeostasis within the human biofield.
Reiki is drawn in by the recipient and flows to where it is needed. Toxins usually deposited around the large joints, in the lymph glands and in the head are loosened as deep relaxation facilitated by Reiki energy enables the body to naturally eliminate these substances.
Reiki is cumulative. The more often received, the more it benefits. There are no contraindications. Reiki can never do any harm. It is safe in all situations with babies, children, adults and animals.
Thank you Anne. I feel more like my old self again. It is clear that You have a gift. You are a "real" person. I look forward to seeing you for more sessions soon.
~ K. Esposito
Stress Effects Children, too!
Reiki helps all ages. It is safe for all stages of life from in utero to end of life.
Today's world is more stressful than ever! Many kids are overwhelmed by competition for grades, have experienced emotional abuse via cyber-bulling, increased pressures from standardized state testing, applying to college and may have trouble managing their time in this over-scheduled busy world. As a school occupational therapist, I witness the effects stress has on kids.
Energy Healing offers real relief for kids suffering from depression, anxiety, migraine headaches and insomnia. Children enjoy the balancing benefits of Reiki to help them combat the daily stresses of their environment whether elementary, secondary or college. Reiki calms as it balances the left and right hemispheres and facilitates integration for children with special needs.
Help you child feel better about themselves with Reiki.