Reiki

What is Reiki?

cropped-usui1.jpg

Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) is a Japanese name consisting of 2 words Rei and Ki meaning spiritually guided life energy (commonly known as Universal Life Energy), an energy which animates us all and is found all around us.
Reiki is a form of spiritual healing using “universal life energy” channelled through the practitioner to the recipient.
Reiki helps to harmonize body, mind and spirit for yourself or anyone you want to help.

The English word reiki derives from the Japanese loanword reiki (霊気, meaning “mysterious atmosphere”, which derives from the Chinese loanword língqì (靈氣, “supernatural influence”). Its earliest recorded usage in English dates to 1975. Instead of the usual transliteration, some English-language authors pseudo-translate reiki as “universal life energy”.

Reiki is commonly written as 霊気 in shinjitai kanji or as レイキ in katakana syllabary. It compounds the words rei (霊: “spirit, miraculous, divine”) and ki (気; qi: “gas, vital energy, breath of life, consciousness”).

The ki (better known as Chinese qi or ch’i) in reiki is understood as meaning “spiritual energy; vital energy; life force; energy of life”. Some reiki translation equivalents from Japanese-English dictionaries are: “feeling of mystery”, “an atmosphere (feeling) of mystery”, and “an ethereal atmosphere (that prevails in the sacred precincts of a shrine); (feel, sense) a spiritual (divine) presence.” Besides the usual Sino-Japanese pronunciation reiki, these kanji 霊気 have an alternate Japanese reading, namely ryōge, meaning “demon; ghost” (especially in spirit possession).

Chinese língqì 靈氣 was first recorded in the (ca. 320 BCE) Neiye “Inward Training” section of the Guanzi, describing early Taoist meditation techniques. “That mysterious vital energy within the mind: One moment it arrives, the next it departs. So fine, there is nothing within it; so vast, there is nothing outside it. We lose it because of the harm caused by mental agitation.” Standard Chinese língqì is translated by Chinese-English dictionaries as: “(of beautiful mountains) spiritual influence or atmosphere”;

1. intelligence; power of understanding;
2. supernatural power or force in fairy tales; miraculous power or force” and “1. spiritual influence (of mountains/etc.); 2. ingeniousness; cleverness”.[19]

Reiki is an effective healing method
Reiki can be used for many ailments like reducing stress, relieving pain, headaches, stomach upsets, back problems, asthma – respiratory problems, PMT, menstrual problems, sinus, anxiety and many more. You can find treatment suggestions for specific problems under the button “How to use Reiki”. (Please observe that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.)

There is no belief system attached to Reiki so anyone can receive a Reiki treatment or a Reiki attunement. As in any healing the first step towards a healthier life is a desire to be healed.

Reiki – a powerful and gentle healer

Promotes natural self-healing
Balances the energies in the body
Balances the organs and glands
Strengthens the immune system
Treats symptoms and causes of illness
Relieves pain
Clears toxins
Adapts to the natural needs of the receiver
Enhances personal awareness
Relaxes and reduces stress
Promotes creativity
Releases blocked and suppressed feelings
Aids meditation and positive thinking
Heals holistically

Reiki is easy to learn
Anyone can “learn” Reiki. The word learn is not quite right as most of us cannot just read about Reiki and then do it. The ability to use Reiki is normally given via an attunement or initiation. There are 3 levels of Reiki: Reiki 1 and 2 and the Master level. Once attuned Reiki is easy to use and your ability to use Reiki will never leave you!

Reiki will enrich your life and give you happiness and health on all levels.

Find out how easy it is to become attuned to Reiki


3 thoughts on “Reiki

    Eve Emerson said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Hi Petra, I am interested in purchasing the groupon 8 hour class. Do you receive a certification for Reiki 1 and 2 or just 1 or some other type of certification? I live in Idaho and am going to be in Oregon the last week of March visiting my daughter. Do you have any classes pending at that time? Thank you, Eve

      petranicoll said:
      February 12, 2014 at 10:45 pm

      Eve,
      Yes, you will receive a certificate for Reiki level I. Looking forward to seeing you!
      - Petra

      petranicoll responded:
      May 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm

      Yes, there is a certification for Reiki Level I.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s