what is reiki?
The art of laying on of hands is ancient. People have been doing it since the beginning of time. It is a natural instinct to put your hands on somebody who has been injured or is not well. Mothers are one example of this. When a child is hurt, mothers often put their hands on the injured spot. Human touch conveys healing care and love. This energy is known by many names. Chi in china, Prana in India, Ruach by the Hebrews and Reiki by the Japanese. Reiki is easily learned, very simple to use and is beneficial for all
Reiki is one of the more widely known forms of healing through direct application of this energy. Mystics in all cultures have talked about the physical universe being made of an underlying simpler form of something, much as modern physics research is coming to understand the Universe is made of energy, which is subject to, or affected by, thought. Just as modern physics says this energy is affected by thought, the mystics also say this underlying form is affected by thought. They go so far as to claim we create our own reality from our thinking and the thoughts we share between us every day
This energy is the natural energy used by Reiki practitioners. The Reiki healer has access to this energy in a more powerful way because the attunements he or she receives clears the blockages from the body’s energy channels. The attunements also give an increase in the healer’s own life energies and connect the person to the source of Reiki. This source could be called anything the healer pleases, the Goddess energy, God, the first Source, etc. Reiki is not connected to any religion, so please call it what you like