Reiki is a Japanese word in which the first syllable, REI
means spirit, aura or subtle energy. The second syllable KI
means energy or power.
Different cultures and spiritual paths have different names for this energy. In China it is called "Qi" and in India called "Shakti" or "Prana". In English we use terms such as Life Force Or Divine Energy. It is now becoming widely accepted and understood that human beings are now more than just physical beings. We are also mental, emotional and spiritual beings. When all of these aspects of ourselves are in balance and harmony, we experience health, peace and happiness in our lives. It is when we are out of balance that sickness, disease, anxiety, stress and depression often occur.
Life force energy flows through each and every living thing. When this energy is flowing freely and uninhibited, then a state of balance exists within the person. It is when this energy is blocked or inhibited that a state of imbalance occurs and this often results in sickness, tension, anxiety etc. Reiki is a "hands on" method of healing. Reiki energy is channelled through the healer and works on all levels: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual.