The translation of the word Reiki most often used is “Universal Life Force.” A Reiki Practitioner is one who has embraced the knowledge that as human beings we have a responsibility towards all things in the Universe, including the well being of others.
The best explanation that I have found of how Reiki works, comes from Frank Arjava Petter. He teaches that the mind knows when the body has a build up of toxins, whether these are toxins that have been consumed, breathed in or are from poisonous thoughts. The mind directs these toxins, usually to our joints first, because we are able to transfer them out of these areas by moving the body. However, sometimes we have such a build up, that dis-comfort/dis-ease or imbalance is formed in the body. In this case Reiki “stirs” the toxins and allows them to be released.
A Reiki Practitioner, one who has used Reiki to clear their own energy, may amplify and pass along this cosmic energy to their clients by a simple “laying on” or “hovering” of their hands. Those receiving are fully clothed. Reiki energy passes from Practitioner to Receiver, activating one of the natural healing processes we all possess. Much like a fever burns away a cold, Reiki encourages the toxins we are holding to naturally pass from our bodies.
Reiki is now being used in over 800 hospitals across the United States. Veterans and Hospice programs are now embracing this work and surgeons, like Dr. Mehmet Oz, recommend Reiki treatments to their patients.
I have been teaching all my life, but have never had the complete satisfaction I get from awakening others to their inherent Healing Energy!