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What is Reiki?

Updated: Dec 15, 2019

When we say “Reiki” today in the Western world or anywhere in the world for that matter, we are referring to the ‘practice of Reiki’. Most often the ‘practice of Usui Reiki’.

Now the word Reiki is a Japanese word that refers to the energy of the Universe or the life force energy. This is the kind of energy that surrounds us and also exists within us.

See, to be living physically we need to breath. Our blood needs to be circulating. How about mentally, emotionally and spiritually? It’s the energy. We must have energy.

What happens when you are sad or tired? Your whole body curls down and you say that you don’t have any energy. That you don’t feel like doing anything because you don’t have the energy.

Now imagine yourself waking up fresh with everything going just the way it should. You are happy, smiling and full of energy. You stand tall exuding confidence. You will say that you can do anything because you have all the energy you need.

So this is Reiki, the life force energy that sustains all living beings. And the practice of Reiki helps bring this energy from around you into your energy cup.