Reiki Healing

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The word Reiki (loosely defined) means free passage of universal life (force) energy.

Reiki is really a Japanese word, but is represented by characters from your Chinese character system.

Reiki is Leiki, both Reiki and Leiki originate in Tibet.

The syllable ‘rei’ in Japanese means spirit, ghost and soul. In Chinese, the syllable ‘lei’ means subtle influences, the force, ethereal, supernatural power. ‘Rei’ is usually interpreted “free passage”.

The syllable ‘ki’ means life force energy (as in akido). In Chinese, life force energy known as ‘chi’, in India, ‘Prana’.

There are a lot names for life force energy; each culture usually have it’s own.

A Brief History of Reiki

Reiki originated from your words ‘raku-kei’, which can be the art and science of spiritual self improvement. Reiki came originally from ancient Tibet thousands of years ago.

The Reiki calligraphy, in Sanskrit was used in meditation in Tibetan monasteries and was he centre focus in their practises toward enlightenment by Tibetan holy men.

A Tibetan Lama would sit on the four legged wooden stool in the centre of an oval earthenware container that represented the etheric egg filled with three inches of water. The stool was crafted from wood with silver inlay which ran up a channel in each of this stools legs, which connected having a silver plate inlay upon the stools seat.

Relating to the silver plate, inlayed with Amethyst and rubies, was the master frequency symbol. In front of the stool was a mirror of polished copper. Behind the stool hung a tapestry containing the Lama’s prayer also, the Reiki symbols.

The symbols were reflected inside copper wall and meditated upon from the Lama as he sat about the stool.

The Tibetan Lama concentrated on the Reiki symbols to implant them deep into his subconscious, thereby purifying the mind/body, raising his consciousness and increasing awareness.

What exactly is now called Reiki was re-discovered in the 1870’s by Dr. Mikao Usui.

For the reason that story goes, Dr Usui, the president of a small Christian University in Japan, was asked by his students “How did Christ heal?” This query lead Dr. Usui to resign from his university position and start a ten year search for the answer. His quest lead him to many parts around the globe to study in numerous languages and eventually to original Sanskrit Buddhist sutras where he found ancient symbols that he believed that should be the formula to healing.

At this point Dr. Usui felt that he had the keys to healing, but didn’t know how to awaken his healing power. He decided to go to a mountain and meditate for 21 days, to hunt the facility to heal. On the final day he saw a beam of sunshine rushing towards him. The sunshine struck him in the midst of his forehead and at that moment he saw the Reiki symbols and felt them enter his mind and memory.

Dr. Usui spent the rest of his life sharing Reiki. Before his death, Dr. Usui passed the keys over to his closest friend, Dr. Chijiro Hayashi, who ran a Reiki clinic in the first 1900’s in Japan.

Reki was dropped at Hawaii by Mrs. Hawayo Takata, who was born around the island of Hawaii in 1900 and lived about the islands until 1970. In her mid-thirties, Mrs. Takata became widowed and very ill and travelled to Japan to seek treatment. While there she was guided to Dr. Hayashi’s clinic and healed with reiki. She then studied Reiki to buy year in Japan and later was made a Reiki master (one who can fine tune or empower others with reiki energy). Mrs Takata

Spent the rest of her life sharing Reiki plus 1970 moved to California and began to coach other masters.

Source by Dan Glaser