Just for today I will not worry.
Just for today I will not be angry.
Just for today I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.
Reiki is an ancient healing, balancing energy. The tradition historical version has it starting in the mid-1800s in Japan with a man named Mikao Usui. However, this type of healing had actually been around since ancient times, but the knowledge of it had been lost. Usui, after being spiritually awakened as he was doing penance while fasting, was given the knowledge of this way to heal the body and the spirit. He named this healing energy Reiki. Every living thing is composed of energy, which is the Life Force. In Japan this energy is named Ki, and it is from this word that Reiki was named by Usui. He began to use it on himself, his friends and his family. As more and more people learned about Reiki and came to him for healing, he opened an institute where Reiki treatments and instruction were given.
The source of all health comes from our Ki, our life force energy. And, our life force energy responds to our thoughts and our feelings. It can become stronger or weaker depending upon the quality of our thoughts and feelings. Negative thoughts and feelings can block or restrict the flow of our Ki.
In a Reiki session, the client lays down on a massage table, fully clothed. The Reiki healer opens her body’s energy channels to become a channel for universal healing energy. She then uses a gentle touch on the client through which she able to help the client to increase his/her own life force energy. It is important to state that the Reiki healer is not giving the client anything new, she is opening up and aligning what was already a part of the client. It is through this that the client’s aura and chakras are can be cleared of any blockages that might be causing dis-ease in his/her mental, emotional, physical or spiritual bodies. A single session will bring some relief, but it can take more than one session.