One of the most widely known forms of energy healing is Reiki. The word Reiki is formed from two Japanese words. Rei which translates to ‘God’s Wisdom’ or ‘the Higher Power’ and Ki which is ‘life force energy’. Together, the word Reiki translates to ‘spiritually guided life force energy’.
It was developed in Japan in the 1800’s by Mikao Usui, and its techniques are passed down through a master to student relationship through an attunement to Reiki energies. The process involves channeling universal life energy to manipulate / balance the mind, body, and spirit which encourages the body’s natural healing processes.
During the course of a Reiki healing session, the Reiki practitioner will use the system(s) taught to them by their Reiki master to call upon the reiki energies to help bring balance to the subject being healed.
By calling upon the reiki energies for the healing process, the practitioner is supposed to allow the Divine energy to heal the person receiving treatment without draining any life energy from the practitioner.