Reiki

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Alternative Therapies September 23, 2006 “Reiki is a laying on of hands touch healing system of incomparable ease and power” (Stein, 1995, p. 8). In simpler terms, it is a Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation that in turn, promotes healing. Reiki can be defined in several ways, however, each relates back to healing through energy. “The Reiki energy has intelligence far beyond human knowledge, and all it takes to activate it is to place your hands on the positions or where there is pain. The energy will do the healing and do it well” (Stein, 1995, p. 8). Most people place their hands on the area where they are experiencing pain. This is such when a
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This level is primarily taught for personal growth. Once one has reached this level, one has mastered the disciples of Reiki. In turn, the Reiki III healer is able to channel an increase in healing energy. Stein (1995) states, “Reiki III includes two more symbol keys, more esoteric information on the symbols, and the method of passing attunements” (p.18). This degree is only recommended for someone who is a serious healer, and for those who wish to pass on Reiki through teaching and make Reiki a major part of their lives. Reiki can be considered a safe practice. It is gentle and noninvasive and does not cause harm. “A healer’s role is simply to channel the energy, which the receiver can use in any way that is best for her [sig. the clients] needs” (Stein, 1995, p.22). Healing can be considered a three way agreement, between the healer, the receiver, and the goddess or source of energy (Stein, 1995). The healer does not do a healing to someone, but only with them. No healing can take place without the receiver’s agreement and participation in the process (Stein, 1995). If the client does not believe in Reiki they can actually cause the energy to be blocked. This will cause the healer to receive a message indicating the client is not willing to partake in the Reiki treatment. Reiki is totally positive and can never cause harm to any living thing, whatever their condition or status. It is

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