What is Reiki
The word Reiki is comprised of two Kanji characters, Rei & Ki. Translated into English, Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy.
Universal Life force permeates every object within the universe. “…each and every thing that exists in the universe possesses universal life force… the essence of all that is…” Mikao Usui, founder of Reiki.
Universal life force within the Human body is called “life energy”. It is this energy within our bodies that gives us the ability to live our lives with strength, purpose, and the natural ability to heal.
You may recognize “life energy” as called, prana, chi, vitality, aura, magnetism… Each name represents the same energy and in our case we call it Reiki as to define both life energy within the human body and Universal energy permeating all things.
Back in the 1900’s, a Japanese Monk & Educator named Mikao Usui (1865-1926) developed a system in which to use Reiki, to make Reiki a practical tool in which to harness this energy and focus its power.
Usui Sensei called this system Usui Reiki Ryoho and it spread very quickly throughout Japan as an effective “Hands on Healing” technique.
Thus, today the term Reiki refers to both the Universal Life Force Energy and the Usui system to make active use of that energy.
With love and light, your friend, Dr. Motaleb Barazandeh, Reiki Grand Master