1) What is Reiki?
Reiki is an ancient Japanese hands-on healing technique that channels life force energy to activate natural healing processes. It was discovered by Mikao Usui, who then went on to teach it in 3 levels.
2) Is Reiki a religion?
No, Reiki is a healing technique that is not tied to any one religion or belief system, and works independently of the faith to which its practitioners and their clients belong. One does not even need to be religious to practice Reiki. One only needs a master to attune them, and a positive and disciplined approach to their practice.
3) Where does Reiki energy?
The word ‘Reiki’ is made up of two Japanese words – ‘Rei’ roughly translates ‘God’s wisdom’ or ‘Higher power’, referring to the divine wisdom that guides everything, while ‘Ki’ is the universal life force energy that animates all living beings. Reiki energy, thus, comes from a higher power.
4) What are Reiki symbols?
They are tools to help direct Reiki energy.
5) How does Reiki work?
Reiki practitioners place their hands on or near their client in a series of positions, and allow the healing energy to flow through them, intending that it helps the client heal.
6) How long does a healing session last?
About 45 minutes to an hour.
7) Does a client need to remove their clothes to get a healing done?
No. In fact, they can layer on additional clothing and still have a healing done!
8) Can Reiki energy cause harm?
Generally, no. However, people with pace makers or hearing aids, or similar devices might need to be cautious, since the energy could interfere with the device’s functioning.
9) Can I treat myself with Reiki?
Yes. Reiki starts with self-healing, and only then can you start healing others.
10) Is Reiki done only on people?
No. Reiki can also be done on animals, plants, food, etc.
11) Can Reiki be used on any illness?
Yes, it can.
12)What will I feel or experience during a treatment?
From nothing to high vibration, the experience is different for each person. Even if you feel nothing, the healing is still taking place from within.
13) Who can learn Reiki?
Since there are no prior requirements for learning Reiki, it is a practice open to all. It does, however, require an attunement and thus, a master. An attunement only needs to be done once and it will last a lifetime. Any further attunements done will further refine and strengthen one’s Reiki energy
14) How do I learn Reiki?
The learning of Reiki begins with the 3 levels of the Usui system. The first level teaches self-healing, the second teaches healing others and distance healing, while in the third level the student becomes a master. At the end of the third level, a student may choose to become a teacher themselves. They may also choose to do the 4th level Karuna and Imara Reiki, and go further and become a Grandmaster after doing levels 5 to 18.
16) How long does one need to learn each level?
Each level takes about 3-4 hours to learn, however 21 days of continuous self-healing practice is important. This is when the vibrations go up and the toxins get released.
17) Does one have to do Reiki meditation everyday?
That is totally a personal choice. But the more you do, the higher your vibrations go.
18) Does Reiki drain a practitioner?
No, it does not. On the contrary, practicing Reiki is energizing for both the practitioner and their client.
19) Can other healing modalities be combined with Reiki?
Yes. Modalities like crystal therapy, angel therapy, etc. can be combined with Reiki for healing.
20) Is there an age limit for learning Reiki?
No. Kids as young as 7 have successfully learned it. Age is not an issue