Have you ever said (or thought to yourself), “I feel tired. I feel exhausted. I don’t have the energy to be motivated or do anything. I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” Most of us feel like this at times – stressed and depleted of energy.
The stress might be physical, emotional, mental, and/or chemical, but nonetheless, it is stress, and stress is a primary cause of disease. There are many ways to de-stress: meditation, yoga, physical exercise, massage, reflexology, and there is Reiki!
This energy is often called ‘prana’ in India, or ‘chi’ in China. In English, we refer to it as ‘life force.
Universal life force or ‘Reiki’ flows through each one of us, through all things. Everything in the universe is made of energy. Solid matter, when observed under a microscope, is in fact made up of moving energy particles that are attracted to each other by a force.
Reiki is the force, the intelligence that creates and sustains the entire universe in perfect order and balance. It is also the innate intelligence within our body that keeps everything balanced; It is the intelligence that spontaneously heals a cut to your finger. It is that impulse you have to hold your head when you have knocked it.
Reiki, as a method, allows us to use this universal energy to facilitate healing in ourselves and other people. It can be used in conjunction with other therapies or on its own. Reiki can be used on anyone and in any situation.