What is Reiki ?
Reiki is a word that has been around in Japan for thousands of years and it means Universal life force energy. The original term for Reiki treatment is "Shin Shin Kaizen Usui Reiki Ryoho" or "Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind". It is a Japanese healing technique founded and developed by Mr. Mikao Usui, and is has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect.
Put simply, Reiki treatment is facilitated by a practitioner who receives Reiki energy from the Universe, which in turn flows through his/her body. In this way, Reiki practitioners are able to bring the pure energy to reactivate the natural healing process in others. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feeling of peace, security and well being. It is effective not only in improving physical and psychological healgh but also successful in reducing and terminating addictions and bad habits.
Reiki also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeautic techniques to relieve side effects and promote quick recovery.
Reiki is an amazingly simple technique that is not dependent on one's educational background or spiritual development and is therefore is available to everyone.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
"My decision for taking the Jikiden Reiki training was determined by my prior knowledge and training in the Usui Reiki method and my introduction to the Master Tadao Yamaguchi by his student and translator Mari Okazaki.
In spite of being a level 2 Reiki in the Usui western method I had never felt inspired to move beyond this point in the practice of this healing art form as I felt there was something missing in the vast array of western teachers available to me to advance further. That was until I met Mari and her master teacher.
As a practicing homeopath I align with energy that is clear and pure. Mari embodies this form of pure energy through her practice and teaching of the Jikiden Reiki methods which I find to be the most powerful and direct source of Reiki I have ever encountered. I also believe this is so due to who Mari is as a person, a mother, a wife and a teacher. She is heart centered and is a living example of the Jikiden Reiki philosophy of living with a balanced mind and body.
Mari in time will be known as world class Reiki teacher but in my opinion she is already there. "
~ Sharon Richlark, Homeopath - www.wholisticallyspeaking.com