About ten years ago, a Taiwanese friend offered to give
me a Reiki session. She had just completed her Reiki course and was looking for a
guinea pig to experiment on. The experience was so amazingly peaceful that I asked
her to teach me how to harness this universal energy.
Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a combination of two Japanese words rei and ki meaning
universal life energy. Reiki is an ancient laying-on of hands healing technique that uses
the life force energy to heal by balancing the subtle energies within our bodies.
The technique is based on the idea that everything in the universe is made up of
energy, and this life force energy flows around us and through us nourishing our cells,
organs, and glands. When one’s energy is low, imbalanced, or restricted by stress,
injury, or illness, we are more susceptible to discomfort, further illness and disease.
When one’s energy is high or balanced, one is more likely to feel healthy and happy.
I felt disappointed when I was told that the friend who introduced me to Reiki wasn’t
capable of teaching me. Then, in 2006 while on vacation, I saw a sign that read “Reiki”
at a healing center in Thailand: I was thrilled. My destiny had found me. I extended my
holiday and registered to take the course from the therapist right after finishing my first
session with him. I continued learning and practicing Reiki afterwards and shared it with
many people, receiving fantastic feedback! I was told by some that they had never felt
so relaxed before, some said that their physical and emotional pain had been eased.
There are three levels of Reiki. After level one, you can heal yourself and others. After
level two, you’d be able to do distance healing; sending the energy to your past and
future and heal others who are not around you. So after level two, I applied Reiki to my
past. One night, I sent the Reiki energy to the ones who had hurt me. I forgave them
and let go of the trauma they had caused. The next day when I woke up, I felt my heart
charka was much more open and body much lighter. I keep the “dogma” of Dr. Usui
Mikao-The founder of Reiki in mind:
Just for today, do not anger, do not worry. Be filled with gratitude.
Indeed, why punish yourself because of someone else’s faults?
In 2008, I flew back to Thailand to take my Reiki level three course, which empowered
me to teach Reiki. Afterwards, I decided to quit teaching English so that I could
dedicate more energy to Reiki. Now I work as a massage and Reiki therapist. I’d like to
teach the world that it’s so easy to be attuned to the universal energy and love if you are
open to it.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Reiki has changed my life and personality.
The Reiki course I took has given me better returns than any other course I have taken.
Whenever I have discomfort or pain, I always have something to count on- Reiki.
In the movie “Star Wars”, people bid adieu :saying “May the force be with you.”
I bid you, my readers, adieu by saying
May the Reiki be with you.
RYT Certified Hatha Yoga instructor,
Tibetan singing bowl healing therapy.
For sessions or questions please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org