Reiki F&Q




How does Reiki Work?


The entire universe is made up of vibration and light. We are alive because of our life force energy. When our life force leaves our bodies, we experience a physical death. Our life force energy can be interrupted and disrupted by many factors. Because this energy literally runs through our physical being, negative thoughts, emotions and feelings can get trapped and lodged within our luminous energy field and within our physical body creating blocks, therefore, disrupting our flow of energy. When our life force energy is out of balance we experience emotional, mental and physical problems and crisis. Reiki balances, recharges and clears the energy, which helps in raising our vibration on the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual levels, in turn creating wholeness and good health.


What Can Be Treated?

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has aided in healing virtually every known illness and injury including serious problems like: multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and cancer as well as skin problems, cuts, bruises, broken bones, headache, colds, flu, sore throat, sunburn, fatigue, insomnia, impotence, poor memory, lack of confidence, etc. It is always beneficial and works to improve the effectiveness of all other types of therapy. A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance and has many benefits for both client and practitioner, including altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences. If a client has a health condition, and wants to be treated with Reiki, it is recommended that they do so under the supervision of an enlightened medical doctor or other health care professional. Reiki will improve the results of all medical treatment, acting to reduce negative side effects, shorten healing time, reduce or eliminate pain, reduce stress, and help create optimism.


Finding Reiki Practitioners

If you are attracted to Reiki, the best place to learn more is to deeply experience Reiki. Call 859-749-8832 to schedule an appointment at Centered, 309 North Ashland Avenue, Lexington, KY.  


What is the History of Reiki?

Reiki is an ancient relaxation technique that is thought to have origins in ancient Tibetan Buddhism. Dr. Mikao Usui, a scholar and monk, rediscovered this simple system of hands-on-healing in the 1880’s. During his travels across Japan, he directly taught more than 2,000 students and initiated 16 teachers.


Who can learn to do Reiki?

Reiki is a very simple technique to learn and is not dependent on one having any prior experience with healing, meditation or any other kind of training. Over one million people from all walks of life, both young and old, have successfully learned it. The reason it is so easy to learn that it is not taught in the usual way something is taught. The ability to do Reiki is simply transferred from the teacher to the student through a process called an attunement that takes place during a Reiki class. As soon as one receives an attunement, they have the ability to do Reiki and after that whenever one places their hands on themselves or on another person with the intention of doing Reiki, the healing energy will automatically begin flowing.

How long does it take to learn Reiki?

A beginning Reiki class is usually taught on a weekend. The class can be one or two days long. Along with the attunement, it is necessary that the student be shown how to give treatments and also to practice giving treatments in class.

What is a Reiki attunement?

A Reiki attunement is the process by which a person receives the ability to give Reiki treatments. The Reiki Master administers the attunement during the Reiki class. During the attunement, the Reiki Master will touch the students head, shoulders, and hands and use one or more special breathing techniques. The attunement energies will flow through the Reiki Master and into the student. These special energies are guided by the Higher Power and make adjustments in the student’s energy pathways and connect the student to the source of Reiki. Because the Higher Power guides the energetic aspect of the attunement, it adjusts itself to be exactly right for each student. During the attunement, some students feel warmth in the hands; others may see colors or have visions of spiritual beings. However, it is not necessary to have an inner experience for the attunement to have worked. Most simply feel more relaxed.

Can I treat myself?

Yes, once you have received the attunement, you can treat yourself as well as others. This is one of the unique features of Reiki.

Can Reiki be sent to others at a distance? How does this work?

Yes, in Reiki II, you are given three Reiki symbols. These symbols are empowered by the Reiki II attunement. One of these symbols is for distant healing. By using a picture of the person you would like to send Reiki to or by writing the person’s name on a piece of paper or simply by thinking of the person and also activating the distant symbol, you can send Reiki to them no matter where they are. They could be hundreds of miles away, but it makes no difference. The Reiki energy will go to them and treat them. You can also send Reiki to crisis situations or world leaders and the Reiki energy will help them too.

How many levels are there to the Reiki training?

In the Usui/Tibetan system of Reiki there are four levels. These include one, two, Advanced and Master in which you receive the corresponding attunements.