Usui Shiki Ryoho - The Usui System of Natural Healing

The word Reiki is derived from 2 Japanese words, "REI" meaning Universal Spirit and "KI" meaning life force energy. Therefore, Reiki is spiritually guided life force energy. Reiki is a generic word in Japan, and is used to describe any type of healing work based on life force energy. It is not exclusive to the system of healing based on Dr. Usui's method. The system of healing that evolved from Dr. Usui's method is called the Usui system of Natural Healing or Usui Shiki Ryoho. It is a type of Reiki.

How does Reiki heal?

We are alive because life force is flowing through us. Life force flows within the physical body through pathways called chakras, meridians or nadis. It also flows around us in a field of energy called the aura. Life force nourishes the cells and organs of the body, supporting them in their vital functions. When this flow of life force is disrupted, it causes diminished function in one or more of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
The life force is responsive to thoughts and feelings. It becomes disrupted when we accept, consciously or unconsciously, negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves. These negative thoughts and feelings attach themselves to the energy field and cause a disruption in the flow of life force. This diminishes the vital function of the organs and tissues of the physical body.
Reiki heals by flowing through the affected parts of the energy field and charging them with positive energy. It raises the vibratory level of the energy field in and around the physical body where the negative thoughts and feelings are attached. This causes the negative energy to break apart and fall away. In doing so, Reiki clears, straightens and heals the energy pathways, thus allowing the life force to flow in a healthy and natural way.

What can be treated?

Reiki is both powerful and gentle. In its long history of use it has aided in the healing of 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.

Anyone can learn Reiki

The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on intellectual capacity, nor does one have to be able to meditate. It does not take years of practice. It is simply passed on from the teacher to the student. As soon as this happens, one has and can do Reiki. Because of this, it is easily learned by anyone. Reiki is a pure form of healing not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability. Because of this, the personality of the healer is less likely to cloud the significance of the experience. The feeling of being connected directly to God's healing love and protection is clearly apparent.


In addition to using Reiki on others, you can also treat yourself. This is one of the wonderful advantages of Reiki. It works just as well on yourself as it does on others. Complete instruction is given in the Reiki training for self-treatment.

The Attunment

Reiki is not taught the way other healing methods are taught. It is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunment process. The process opens the crown, heart and palm chakras and creates a special link between the student and the Reiki source. The Reiki attunment is a powerful spiritual experience. The attunment energies are channeled into the student through the Reiki Master. The process is guided by the God-consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. During the attunment sacred symbols are sealed into the student's energy field and they are given an Angelic or Reiki guide to assist them. Reiki raises a person's natural rate of vibration which will release any energy blockages or negative thought forms. It allows you to see with more clarity as you begin to move away from your old limiting patterns. Many report having mystical experiences involving personal messages, healings, visions and past life experiences.unment can also increase s often report experiences involving: opening of the third eye, increased intuitive awareness, and other psychic abilities after receiving a Reiki attunment. Once you have received a Reiki attunment, you will have Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it.

Energy Never Depleted

Because it is a channeled healing, the Reiki practitioner's energies are never depleted. In fact, while you are giving a Reiki treatment you are also receiving Reiki yourself. Because of this, giving a Reiki treatment always increases ones energy and leaves one surrounded with loving feelings of well-being.

Giving Reiki

After the attunment, all that is necessary for the practitioner to use Reiki is to place their hands on the person to be healed with the intention of healing. The Reiki energies will begin flowing automatically. The best results are achieved by simply remaining calm and relaxed and allowing Reiki to work.

Can Never Cause Harm

Because Reiki is guided by the God-consciousness it can never do harm. It is loving and pure. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. One never need worry about whether to give Reiki or not. It is always helpful.
In addition, because the practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on, or what to heal, the practitioner is not in danger of taking on the karma of the client. Because the practitioner is not doing the healing, it is also much easier for the ego to stay out of the way and allow the presence of God to clearly shine through.

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