Reiki is one of the most ancient healing methods known to mankind. It originated in Tibet and was rediscovered in the nineteenth century by a Japanese monk named Dr Mikao Usui. The tradition of Reiki is referred to in 2500 year old writings in Sanskrit, the ancient Indian language. The Usui system of natural healing named after Dr Usui, has been passed down by Reiki Masters since that time and is today practiced worldwide.
As humans we have Universal Life Energy all around us and within us. The Japanese word ‘rei-ki’ consists of two syllables: ‘rei’ which describes the cosmic, universal aspect of this energy, and ‘ki’, which means the fundamental life force flowing and pulsating in all living things. This life force energy is given to us at birth. We bring with us a certain amount of ‘ki’ to life and we use it up in the business of ordinary daily living. We then have to create a daily supply of new energy. When we are unable to make up for our energy consumption for a prolonged period, we may become physically, emotionally or spiritually ill.
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