Reiki works by tapping into and channelling the Universal energy that surrounds us all, and our own electromagnetic energy field. Reiki is the life energy that flows through all living things.
Life force nourishes the organs and cells 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 the thoughts and feelings of the mind. It becomes disrupted when we accept either consciously or unconsciously negative thoughts and feelings about ourselves. These negative emotions attach themselves to the energy field and can cause disruption in the flow of the life force. This diminishes the vital functions 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 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, natural way.
Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Usui System of Natural Healing, is a Japanese Healing Art. This form was founded in Japan by Mikao Usui. His practice grew and eventually Reiki was introduced out of Japan via Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata Sensei. It is passed on from one person to another through a specific initiation, teachings and a defined form of practice.