Reiki and the 5 Principles 


reiki, healingThere is a pervasive universal energy that gives life to every living thing. The Japanese call it Ki. It is known as Chi by the Chinese. It is called prana by many Asian and Indian cultures. The western world refers to this vital life energy as the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.

Many well-known disciplines such as Reiki, Acupuncture, Feng Shui, Meditation, Yoga, and Tai Chi have been developed to harness this energy to stimulate our natural healing mechanisms to create emotional, physical, mental and spiritual balance.

Reiki is an ancient form of ‘hands on’ healing of eastern origin. It was rediscovered and developed about 100 years ago in Japan by Dr. Mikao Usui and brought to the west (first to Hawaii) in the 1930s.

Reiki (pronounced Ray-kee) is a Japanese word meaning universal life force. Rei means universal, omnipresent spiritual consciousness. Ki means life force energy. It is a simple, easy to learn technique, where healing energy is channeled through the hands. It is said that the best way to understand how Reiki works is to experience it.

Reiki has five principles to promote peace and harmony and healing. Each one of the 5 principles has the word ‘today’ in it to remind us to live in the present moment rather than the past or future. It is important to realize that as imperfect beings we are not expected to live up to these spiritual ideals every moment of our lives. So, when we say ‘for today’ the task is broken into steps or pieces making it somehow more ‘doable”.

just for today