Literally translated Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy. REI means Universal and KI means Life Force Energy. This Life Force Energy is all pervasive and governs all functions in the Universe. It has referred to me with different cultures in many ways. It is “Pran” in Indian culture, “CHI” or “QI” in China and so on. All these energies are life-enhancing and maintain Life within the Humans and other living organisms Another important aspect of the Universal Life Force Energy is that it is independent of any restrictions. This Energy does not discriminate on the basis of sex, orientation, religion, sect, caste, creed, nationality, etc. That is the reason this method of healing of our body, mind, and soul has transcended all boundaries, leading to numerous branches of Reiki and all have proved to be equally effective all over the world. Reiki has come to us through the efforts of Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist. Dr. Usui was pursuing his spiritual activities and one day question was asked about the human body healing itself. There was no relevant answer to this question. This made him think and think time and again. Now we know how Dr. Usui able to re-discover this Universal Life Force Energy, later to be known as Reiki. The latest developments in the field of astrophysics have revealed that the whole of the Universe is nothing but energy. Our thoughts, emotions and different forms of matter are nothing but energy. Frank Arjava Petter, a German Reiki Grand Master has this to say of Reiki, “Maybe it is easier to describe REIKI by stating what it is not. It is neither yours nor mine, neither old nor young, neither good nor bad.” In our hectic stressful lives, Reiki provides us the ways to relax,  to harmonize and to reconnect to the Universal Energy to be positive in pursuits of our daily life. In its present forms, this Universe Life Force energy can be imparted or transferred to others by way of attunement or initiation. Once initiated into Reiki one becomes a Reiki channel to pass this energy to others. This attunement or initiation is for life even if we stop using it. This process of initiation is performed at different levels some call them degrees. Each degree is complete in itself. It becomes a lifelong learning process of self-growth, a path which may lead us from just healing to enlightenment. These efforts will surely be personal. Reiki does not only heal but it enhances our inborn abilities and balances our spirit to make us healthy, wealthy and prosperous. Below we describe about what reiki and its benefits.


Reiki is an old as the history of our Universe. References to Reiki are found in many cultures. In Hindu philosophy, it is called “Pran” or in Chinese texts, it is called “CHI” or “QI”. There are other references to this force in many other texts under various names. In the present form, Reiki rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui in Japan. Mr. Mikao Usui was not a doctor but he was owing to his contribution in humanity he is respectfully called Dr. Mikao Usui. Exact details of Reiki’s discovery by Dr. Mikao Usui shrouded in mystery. However, the legitimate features of the story are that he was a regular visitor to “Zen” Buddhist temples. In one of the many discourses, a question came up about the ability of the human body healing itself instead of external medication or interference. Now we also know that he visited India in his quest to rediscover the human capacity to heal himself. His search was full of pitfalls and often was very arduous. He has to learn Sanskrit to dig deep into the mysterious literature. Now we know that he was able to unravel “Padam sutra” or the “Lotus Sutra”. To go ahead on to the path of his search. The story of Mt. Kurama at Kyoto is too common to be narrated here. He got enlightened at Mt. Kurama, the fruits of his efforts, we all around the world, are enjoying today. He initiates us to the five cardinal principles of Reiki :
  1. Just for today, I will not worry.
  2. Just for today, I will not be angry.
  3. Just for today, I will be honest.
  4. Just for today, I will be kind to all.
  5. Just for today, I will be grateful.
In 1923, a severe earthquake shattered Japan. The calamity took a heavy toll of life limb and property. Dr. Mikow Usui worked hard at these testing times. He became popular, after which he started initiating his disciples and followers.


“           We know that Reiki is universal life force energy, it is all pervasive. Our ignorance keeps us away from its existence and its application. The benefits which we may get from this Life Force Energy are numerous. However, a few of them incorporated here under :
  1. It balances our physical, mental and emotional energies.
  2. It provides relief to our stressful life by giving us relaxation and comfort.
  3. It arranges the flow of cosmic energy into our system to purify and balance it.
  4. It slows the speed of aging.
  5. It boosts our consciousness leading our better intuiting ability.
  6. It balances our emotional aspect to uplift our creativeness.
  7. The whole process automatically cures our physical, mental and emotional maladies.
  8. Reiki has its effects not only on humans, flora and fauna but also plays its positive roles on inanimate substances.
  9. It opens physical as well as mental blockages.
  10.  Reiki is available in abundance and its supply is never-ending.


It is not a religion and is above caste, creed, sex, and race, etc. Reiki used to fulfill our negative intentions. It has nothing to do with negative thoughts, ghosts and supernatural aspects of our lives. It has nothing to do with ignorance, Mantara, Tantara, and Yantra. The fundamental difference between the modern conventional medical therapies and holistic systems of healing is that, whereas the former treats the human body in parts, the latter heals the human system as a whole.

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