Reiki works on a subtle level where, when the practitioner lays their hands on or slightly above their client, this will open up channels of healing or the various charkas and this healing travels throughout the body’s energy fields. This is a similar therapy to Pranic Healing. Both of these forms of healing use Universal energy. This again is another use of a powerful breathing system.
Reiki is made up of two Japanese words –Rei which can be translated as “the Wisdom of God or the Higher Power” and Ki which means “Life Force Energy”
Reiki is a natural energy therapy that was developed and practiced by the Tibetan Monks over 2500 years ago. What is remarkable about Reiki is that it can be passed on to anyone who wants to learn it. It is thought of as a practice that is used for healing the body but it also heals the mind and spirit.
The type of Reiki I have studied is the Usui System of Natural Healing. This type of Reiki was developed in the mid 1800 by Mikao Usui who was a Christian Minister and also the principal of the Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan. His students had questioned him about the methods that Jesus had used for healing, so he embarked on a ten year quest to find out and learn the skills. Usui turned to Buddhism to help him. He was informed by the Buddhist monks that this teaching had been lost but still he joined the Buddhist monks to discover the Buddhist Teachings – the Path to Enlightenment.
Still not able to get all answers, he traveled to the United States and obtain a degree of Theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School. He returned to Japan, still without the answers. He joined a Zen Monastery and decided to fast and meditate for twenty one days. On the twentieth night, all was revealed to him in a dream. From that day on, he was able to heal and his healings were known as “Miracles.”
Reiki is now being used with main stream medicine and the results are astounding. Watch this video to see what is happening.
We know that we can go for weeks without food, days without water, but how long can we go without our breath? The yogis of India developed a science around the breath and they called it pranayama. Prana is the life force which controls and balances our body. Today, this has been modified by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, (1987) and brought to the Western world and he has recalled it “Pranic Healing” or “External Medical Chi Kung.” Chi Kung is an invaluable component of Traditional Chinese medicine. The important features of Chi Kung are relaxation, quietness, and unity of breath and mind.
In Choa Kok Sui method of healing, the practitioner works with the aura or energy levels of the body and scans the client’s body from the head down to the toes feeling the energy levels. The body is surrounded by two auras – one approximately two to three feet from the body (known as the health rays) and the second aura follows the contours of the body at a very close range (known as the health aura). If there is disruption or entanglement in these health rays and health auras, healing must be given. These invisible energy fields or the bioplasmic body can be viewed using Kirlian and Aura photography.
It has been observed that if when using Kirilian photography, that diseases first manifests on the bioplasmic body before it appears on the visible physical body. This therapy activities the Charkas and brings the body back to balance thus promoting peace and health within. The healer uses their hands in a sweeping motion around the body feeling the energy.
Choa Kok Sui died in 2007 but his mehtods are still taught widely around the world.
At Health through Healing Hands, we never advocate that people abandon any medical treatment they are receiving. We believe that alternative therapies and other forms of healing may be helpful to you. Are you aware of the power of your own mind? You may be surprised to realize that we are all capable and have the capacity to be healers. There are a variety of ways to achieve spiritual and holistic healing and here are just some of the ways – Meditation and Visualization, Reiki, Pranic Healing but it is not important what we call it, in our society, as long as it achieves a healing result. Some practitioners prefer not to use the word spiritual while others are happy to be known as a spiritual healer.
We are all given this gift to heal but not all of us choose to use it or know that we are capable to heal ourselves and others. We also all have physic potential that we can develop to enrich our lives and help promote health and happiness. There are no special requirements to learn Reiki or Pranic Healing – only the desire to learn and heal. Sometimes practitioners of these therapies are known as spiritual healers.
In Western medicine when we are ill, the illness is looked at in isolation and medicine is prescribed. Even the medical profession in the Western world must acknowledge that the original medicinal herbal mixtures came from nature’s gardens and we all know that God created nature. Medicines give a boost to our bodies for healing to begin. The medicine itself has no ultimate healing power – we have that healing power through our belief system.
In some countries, healing has been frowned on for centuries, every deemed witchcraft or quackery, but in 1956 the British Medical Association produced a report “Divine Healing and Co-operation between Doctors and Clergy.” The report stated quite clearly that “through spiritual healing, recoveries take place that cannot be explained by medical science.”
This was a great leap forward for the healer – be it spiritual healing or alternative therapies. They were formally recognized.
What happens when a spiritual healing takes place? In healing there is a conscious shift in the mind, allowing the body to heal. For the healing to occur, in most cases, the patient must want the improvement and have the belief that the healing is happening. It may be instantaneous or it can take place over a longer period of time. Our Inner-Spirit guides us during these healing sessions. God is infinite and all things are possible.
In the future, doctor’s procedures will be much different from the way they are now. Some in the medical profession are now embracing alternative therapies. Acupuncture is one of the best examples of this. Pranic Healing has been introduced into some hospitals. Some oncologists are encouraging patients to learn and practice meditation. They are realizing that most drugs only treat the symptoms, they rarely cure and patients can have harsh side effects or even dependency. Some of these therapies will help the mind, body and spirit attain peace and harmony. When we attain this peace our thoughts are uplifting and positive and we are less stressed and allow any healing to take place.