If Reiki can be spread throughout the world it will touch the human heart and the morals of society. It will be helpful for many people, not only healing disease, but the Earth as a whole.” Dr Mikao Usui
How does Reiki work?
Reiki is energy. It’s called as Universal or source energy.
Try to imagine that you are more than your physical body, with an amazing, for most of us invisible, energy system working in and around your body. Therefore you are an Energy being. For a Brief Introduction to The Human Energy System, please click here.
Reiki is a high frequency energy, which works very well with your own Life Force Energy that flows through you and feeds you with vital energy every moment of your life. You are able to channel it as it is your birthright. However Reiki can only be channelled by people, who are attuned to it. Thanks for the attunement the practitioner is able to access Reiki energy and using specific symbols channel it through his/her own chakra centres (energy centres). When Reiki is being brought to you it enters your energy flow through your chakra centres, and it is capable of breaking down energy blockages, which were created as a result of your energy being responding to certain events: mental and emotional shocks…
Reiki can work as a preventative method to avoid these energy blockages manifest as a physical illness in your body, or can aid to heal existing illnesses faster and more effectively by treating the root cause.
Dr. Mikao Usui & His Spiritual Enlightenment
Dr. Mikao Usui, who created this healing method, was born in Japan in 1865. He studied Buddhism from the age of 4, martial arts from the age of 12, then reached the highest level in Ki-Ko (Chi Kung) by his mid-twenties. He also learnt meditation and healing.
In his adult life he worked in different jobs: government officer, businessman journalist and secretary for the Mayor of Tokyo. He lived a relatively normal life with his wife and children. He studied other forms of Buddhism from the Shinto and Mahayana sects. At age 53 he began a three year training in Zen Buddhism. After Japan’s borders were opened for the first time in many centuries Dr. Usui has travelled widely, he visited China, the US and Europe.
As part of his training in Zen Buddhism Usui would have been working towards achieving Satori the state of spiritual enlightenment. Apparently after advice from his Zen master, he decided to undergo shyu gyo, a strict spiritual discipline involving meditation and fasting for 21 days, until he either died or became enlightened. On the last morning of his fast he experienced “a great Reiki over his head”, which enabled him to become enlightened, and to acquire the ability to access healing energy (Reiki) and to pass that ability on others… (Penelope Quest – Reiki for Life)
Usui Reiki Healing
I learnt Usui Reiki Healing, which comes from Dr. Mikao Usui hence the name. My lineage can be tracked back to him. It was a well kept secret of how to carry out a Reiki treatment for a long time and the symbols used in the practise are still mostly being treated as a sacred, therefore secret information. The healing method, the different hand positions were being passed down by word of mouth until recently, when it is widely available to learn. Some people only use it for self-healing, others like I do, heal others. Although saying that in this type of healing method the client’s willingness to heal and get better is also very important.
Reiki is very effective and can treat many different health problems. It can be seen as an energy medicine.
Who can benefit from a Reiki treatment?
When you have physical pain it is very likely its cause is rooted in the emotional, mental, sometimes even on the spiritual plain. Many people experiences chronic pain, going from one doctor to another, and settle to learn to live with it. Lots of them take medication, which can mask the pain, however the root of the issue doesn’t disappear, as it lies somewhere else.
Reiki can be helpful to treat tennis elbow, back pain, arthritis, sport injuries… as it reduces the healing time of injuries, reduces swelling, accelerates the healing of wounds, strains…
Lots of people are suffering from stress, anxiety, depression as the side effects of our busy, crowded, noisy, polluted life… Reiki can provide fantastic support if you suffer from any of the above by taking you to a deeply relaxed state, and balancing your energies.
Reiki helps to transform stress into calm, so you can experience inner harmony. When you reach that state, you can access your intuition more easily and your confidence improves…
Yet others are so over-stimulated by their social and natural environment and their own life style, such as being a “worrier”, over-analysing everything, obsessing on events happening in their life, desperately trying to take control, they are unable to switch their mind off, which completely drains their energy.
Reiki helps you to overcome your fears and worries. When you feel more balanced, your body can heal better, and you can start relaxing. You have clarity of thought, your memory improves, so you can reach your goals easier, thanks for your better state of being.
You might be someone, who is committed to better yourself and consciously developing yourself by working on your self-esteem, understanding who you are, what is your life purpose… In this case Reiki can be the answer too, as it can help you on your self- and spiritual development journey.
If you wish to improve your life:
- want to get rid of the constant pain,
- would like to feel calm and relaxed,
- Find the way out of depression and anxiety,
- find clarity on where your life is heading,
- or you just need a bit of energy boost
please contact me to book your session. I work in Thame, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
With love and light
Eva Maria Hunt Energy Healer, Reiki Therapist
Practitioner Member of the UK Reiki Federation