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What is Reiki? My Experience...

Updated: Aug 2, 2023

I challenge you, the client, reader, and inquiring mind, who just so happens to be reading my blog, to define or interpret Reiki. Everyone has their own experience, understanding and thoughts about it. I can only share my experience and knowledge of this energy work then leave the rest to the person who is willing to accept the exceptionally wonderful positive benefits that this modality has to offer.

I'm interested to know about the experiences other people have had with Reiki. Anonymous or not, the information is confidential. Please comment, email or text about your experiences. If not, let me know if you're interested in Reiki sessions, in-person or remote.


I was in the clouds for days ~ It was great. I was clearer than clear. Each chakra was balanced & no interference. I knew the direction I needed to go. I knew my purpose. My ailments were properly healing (when previously they were NOT). I had no pain, after the attunement, my body & energy said. "We got this. No more medication or MDs required for that at the moment." (Please note: I did not stop seeing my MDs or taking my meds, even if my High Self & guides urged me to because I felt better. I will wait for the OK.)

Mahalo nui loa. Malama pono. Malama ke Akua.


From a Western Medicine point of view:

Reiki is a very specific form of energy healing, in which hands are placed just off the body or lightly touching the body, as in “laying on of hands.” Reiki can also be done “long-distance,” as a form of prayer. According to many versions of its origin, Dr Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922 after a deep spiritual experience. He is said to have begun teaching others after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.

In a Reiki session, the practitioner is seeking to transmit Universal Life Energy to the client. The intention is to create deep relaxation, to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.

From Johns Hopkins Medicine

Integrating Eastern & Western Medicine:

What is Reiki?

Reiki” (ray-key) is Japanese for ‘universal life energy, and is also a word used to describe a system of natural healing, This tradition was founded by Mikao Usui in the early 20th century and evolved as a result of his research, experience and dedication.

We live in a world of energy that nourishes and maintains all living things. When this energy flows uninterrupted there is balance and harmony within and around us, and we experience a sense of well being.

There are many variations of Reiki, but in essence Reiki treatments can help the body emotionally or spiritually. It is a tradition that is open to any belief system.

Reiki treatment is a process that anyone can enjoy in the normal course of their life. Reiki can be used alongside other conventional or complementary treatment and often helps to provide emotional support during recovery.

The practice is taught by Reiki masters / teachers who have trained in the tradition passed on in person from master to student.

Usui Shiki Ryoho The Usui System of Reiki Healing

Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Usui System of Natural Healing, is a Japanese Healing Art. This form was founded in Japan and the basis of the practice is referred to as self healing/self treatment. A little over 100 years ago a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, began a personal search that ended with his having contact with the energy Reiki. His practice grew and eventually Reiki was introduced out of Japan via Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata Sensei. It is passed on from one person to another through a specific initiation, teachings and a defined form of practice.

The Japanese word ‘reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the Usui System is a way of working with reiki for healing of self and others. The word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness. Usui Shiki Ryoho addresses the whole person on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and those that we cannot identify at the present.

Usui Shiki Ryoho has been defined by the former lineage bearer, Phyllis Lei Furumoto, as having four Aspects: healing practice, personal development, spiritual discipline and mystic order. The Aspects accompany a central core of practice and philosophy referred to as the Nine Elements. The combination of all the Elements and Aspects and their inter-relationships creates the system which has a proven, predictable capacity to take people along a profound path of healing, growth and spiritual deepening. If any part is changed or left out, the form is no longer recognized and is considered to be another form of Reiki practice.

Usui Shiki Ryoho - "the Reiki System in which *The Reiki Association has its roots"

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