Reiki is a specific form of practice that allows the student to have contact with the energy of Reiki simply by laying on of hands in self treatment and treatment of others. This system of practice is described in the 4 Aspects and 9 Elements, through the teachings of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, and Phyllis Furumoto.
Reiki Is a Japanese concept translated as “Universal Life Energy.” The phrase was coined by Mikao Usui to describe the energy that he had contacted through years of self-preparation and dedication. The following description of Reiki is taken from Hawayo Takata’s journal when she was a beginning student of Chujiro Hayashi, circa 1935.
“The power is unfathomable, immeasurable, and being a universal life force, it is incomprehensible to man.”
One of the basic premises of a Reiki practice is to have no expectations. Sometimes the person treating does not feel any sensation but the person receiving the treatment experiences profound change on a physical and energetic level. Sometimes this is reversed. Not feeling anything means that there are no physical sensations occurring. This does not mean that nothing is happening. The effect may be occurring on a non-physical level. Some of us are not sensitive to these sensations….sometimes the sensation or result happens hours or even days after the treatment. Reiki treatments are not necessarily a miracle cure. This energy will assist you in moving through the process that was started inside of you many years ago. Reiki energy goes to the cause of the imbalance or condition. We cannot determine this source. Often it is on the emotional, spiritual, or energetic levels of the being. As the healing begins, movement happens that is seen sometimes only a few months or years later. Sometimes it does feel and appear miraculous.