Reiki Sessions and Instruction for the Greater San Antonio Area

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese technique of applying and balancing the energy or meridians (electrical patterns) in the body, mind and spirit. The body’s ability to heal physical aliments increases. Reiki also opens the mind to the necessity for taking responsibility for one’s life; to the joys of balance and wholeness.

ReikiKanjiReiki is pronounced ‘ray-key’ in the continental United States (mainland). However in Japan “R” is not pronounced as we pronounce R’s. The sound seems more like L or D. The symbol or image (seen here)  is Kanji Japanese which is the formal written language evolved from Chinese. The Chinese word for the same kanji is Ling Chi which means Spirit Energy.

Rei means Universal, transcendental spirit, mysterious power.  Ki means Energy.  The literal translation is “steam of the cooking rice” which is a vital life force energy, the meaning is the same as Chi or Qi of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Martial Arts . The  word for energy  is Mana in Hawaiian, or Prana (breath)  in India.

Reiki is not a religion. It beholds to no doctrines, creeds or contradictions to the Universal laws of Consciousness and Love. No matter where the person may be at a certain point in their lives, Reiki will harmonize and embrace their philosophical center point, adding to it their individual concept of life.

Woman practicing energy medicineReiki is a balancing energy that is transmitted through the hands of a person who has been more directly linked to the Universal Life Force through an initiation or attunement. This attunement begins a harmonizing and balancing within, allowing the new Reiki student to increase and project energy to another. The person giving the energy is simply a vessel allowing the energy to pass through them to the client.

Reiki is never sent, it is drawn through the vessel. For example, if you lay your hands on a person to do a treatment, they will draw appropriate amounts of energy to whichever areas of their body need it. You are never drained in the process, as you too are treated as you give treatment. The mind of the Reiki vessel should remain neutral. Reiki brings the body into balance so it can heal itself. The person who received Reiki has said they felt like the energy made better physically, mentally and spiritually. Each is brought closer to Wholeness.

Reiki energy is a pure balancing form. When it is combined with a sincere desire of the client (intent), who is willing to allow a cleansing within their emotional and spiritual consciousness, a healing may occur. The energy is neutral and awaits the positive, productive empowerment by the healer and client. The Reiki practitioner plays an instrumental part in transformation, and yet, it is ultimately up to the client to manifest harmony and balance in their life. The Reiki practitioner is a instrument and must not allow the EGO-WILL to desire the client well. The Reiki practitioner must be a clear vessel through which the healing energy flows. This allows the highest good to be the outcome of the healing.

Woman practicing energy medicineReiki is always present, but we are unaware of it until the contact is made throughout the attunement process. After this training, it can be received and converted into healing energy. Once you have been attuned to Reiki, you are permanently linked without the need of conscious alteration of the mind. Reiki initiations open certain inner centers of the body so that the energy can be channeled easily and safely. By following the steps taught by a trained Reiki Master/Teacher, anyone is able to direct the energy of Reiki to meet individual needs. After the attunement, simply by placing your hands on yourself or someone else, the energy starts to flow throughout the individual. It fills you first and then flows out through your hands into the individual who is receiving the healing. Reiki is a tool for use at any moment, anytime, anywhere for on the spot stress and anxiety release, pain relief and quick energy. In short, Reiki is a holistic, self help technique for directing natural life energy. No special environment or equipment is needed. Reiki will enhance whatever talent a person has, helping them to become the best they can be with this energy force. Age makes no difference. Reiki is harmless and cannot hurt anyone. It does not destroy, but builds and protects. It will vitalize all forms of life; plants, animals, fish, fowl, and human… from infants to old age. Reiki can do ONLY GOOD.