Reiki (Pronounced Ray-Key) means Universal Life Force Energy in Japanese. The origin of Reiki was developed by Japanese Buddhist Mikao Usui in 1922, and has been passed on and practiced since. Reiki is the practice of Laying-On hands, or working with the energy above the body within the Aura, as a healing art complementary to Western Medicine. Reiki can also be done from any distance if the person channeling the Reiki is at a high enough attunement.
Reiki can help improve health, emotional well being, work alongside and help to enhance western medicine, as well as raise your vibrations. Reiki helps to balance out the whole body, revitalizing the body’s own healing potential. Reiki can be used to charge items, food, and medicine in order to help boost the items properties! You can also use Reiki on your plants, animals, cars, and computers! Basically anything that is living or has working parts.
When receiving Reiki, one may feel warmth, cold, vibration, tingling, or a relaxed sensation (Some even say they feel an electricity feeling). This is the Reiki moving throughout the body and aura releasing blocked energy, helping to balance out the body’s system and chakras. Reiki can be used to reduce physical and emotional pain and to calm the mind. One can expect to experience deep relaxation on all levels as well as improved immune and nervous system functioning. Some may even experience enormous joy or sorrow as they release blocked energy from their system. This can be a very liberating experience.
I was first introduced to Reiki 6 years ago through my mentor Gypsy, the same mentor I spoke about in my Re-Introduction Blog Post. I was 17 and eager to learn more, Gypsy just put a class on Reiki I,on the website, so naturally I grabbed a spot. Little did I know, this was a trip that would transcend a lifetime. Reiki is a skill that I will have forever, and forever be able to use, not only to help myself but other beings around me, sentient or not.
I spent hours learning the basic symbols of Reiki I, then worked onto the next two levels adding more complex symbols. I was distantly attuned by Reverend Cleo Buckland to Master Level September 15th, 2008. For the attunement I took a bath at the same time she was to distantly attune me. When I receive Reiki, I usually feel a warm energy throughout my body, sometimes it’s more condensed in a problem area. As I received this Master Reiki attunement, I felt light as air, warm, and full of vibration energy. You almost feel drunk off of it, it was a very euphoric experience.
I decided after that, that I wanted to share this with the world. So I went to the Universal Life Church website and got all squared away to become a Minister, I even got a certificate to be a Wiccan minister. I do plan on doing more with this title at a later date, but for right now, it allows me to share this gift with the world freely.
Although I am attuned to Master Reiki Level, I still feel the need to continue to research a learn more about Reiki. My study of it will never be finished, every time I use it, it hones it more. It helps me and anyone else it touches. I feel now is the time to share this gift with the world!
Reiki is not Massage, Acupuncture, or Chiropractic therapy, nor is it a substitute for Western Medicine. It is to be used as a complementary therapy to Western Medicine.
Reiki is not a religion, nor is it constricted to one religion. You do not have to believe in a divine being, or practice any religion at all to receive and channel Reiki.
Much Love & Light,
JorJa J Bennett aka SunShine-Luna
The International Center for Reiki Training
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