Rei – “God-guided and Universal”
Ki – “Life Force Energy”
Reiki is a way of channelling this energy to address mental and emotional problems as well as physical disorders. It is a holistic system for balancing, healing and harmonising all aspects of a person and it can be used to encourage personal and spiritual awareness and growth.
It is a safe, gentle non-intrusive hands-on healing technique which uses spiritual energy to treat physical, mental and emotional aliments without using pressure manipulation and massage.
Reiki only does good. It goes where it is needed. The client will only take the amount of energy that they need at that time. Reiki is not pushed by the therapist. It is pulled by the client. The client does not take the therapist’s energy, only the pure clean Reiki energy. Therefore therapist and client do not take on each other’s karma.
When looking for a Reiki master, you will be drawn to the Reiki Master who is right for you at that time. It will be a person who makes you feel comfortable and who’s teaching and guidance resonate with how you feel and what you need. Ring them up, have a chat, ask what is included in their course. Ask them to send you a course profile. If possible go and have a Reiki treatment with them.
That said, a First Degree Reiki course should include the following:-
1 An explanation of what is Reiki and what it can be used for.
2 A brief History of Reiki
3 An explanation of the three levels of Reiki
4 The tutor’s Reiki Lineage
5 A description of a person’s energy body and how Chakras work
6 An explanation of the attunement process
7 The first degree attunement
8 An explanation of the 21 day cleansing
9 An explanation of Reiki Intent
10 The hand positions used a for Self Treatment
11 A guided self treatment
12 Reiki Ideals and how they can be used to bring calmness and harmony to your life
13 How to use Reiki for Protection of yourself, others, property etc
14 How to perform self cleansing.
13 How Treating Other people, consultation forms, contra indications, hand positions
14 A guided treatment of an other person
15 How to do a grounding meditation
Reiki is a very practical subject and thus a Reiki course should content plenty of guided demonstrations.