More and more people are becoming more aware of alternative or complementary medicine. Even Doctors and nurses are looking for additional ways to help their patients and clients. One of the many forms of the healing arts is called Reiki.
What is REIKI ?by Carolyn Mahoney
The Japanese Formal writing "Kanji" symbol makes up the word we know as Reiki. The meaning is, Life Energy, similar to our Bio Energy. The Ki is the same meaning as Chi (Chinese), Qi (Chinese) healing is called Qigong, Prana (India), or Mana (Hawaiian). The Korean have a simular method of healing energy called Dan Jun.
The healing energy is the balancing opposite of the Martial Art fighting energy. Together they are regarded in the Far Eastern Cultures as the harmony of life the "Yang and the Yin", the creative and the receptive.
It is believed that all these forms of healing evolved from the west (of China) the legends say from Tibet or even in Egypt. These healing modalities migrated and evolved as our civilizations grew throughout the centuries. It is said that the Yellow Emperor decreed learning and forming TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) about 2,500 BC.
The life force or Ki is also celebrated by Science as an electrical energy field that surrounds and is part of everything in our universe. As the planets revolve around the sun so do the individual atoms act and interact with others in patterns. This creates a DNA of movement and energy that is in the first cell throughout the entire structure.
M.R.I.sí, E.K.Gís. and E.E.Gís are some of the pieces of medical equipment used to monitor and observe the patternsthe life force. There are various other medical devices and equipment currently being used that can assist electrical patterns to balance and operate properly, such as pacemakers and automatic defibulators.
Reiki is a Japanese technique of applying, and balancing the energy or electrical patterns, addressing body, mind and spirit. The bodyís ability to heal physical aliments increases speeding up the recovery process, and providing a source of restoring energy while one is ill.
Research in Seattle working with clients having MS, Lupus, Fibromyalgia and thyroid goiters showed improvement in adrenal, spleen and nervous functions after 11 Reiki treatments. This research project validated further study.
Reiki is not a religion and beholds no doctrines, creeds or contradictions to the Universal Law of Consciousness.
Reiki is pronounced "ray-key" in the continental United States, however in Japan "R" is not pronounced as we think of "R", the sound seems more like a "L" or "D". The portuguese exploration and trade during centuries past were part of the eveloution of many Asian and Pacific Basin cultures. How they precieved sounds (phonically sounded them out) is how they recorded them in a latin based alphabet. It is actually easy to figure out how to say the Japanese words that we read. And so I invite you to sound out the six written Reiki Principles and enjoy the message of living for Just today in happiness and harmony.
Just today (Kyo Daka Wa)
Donít Get Angry (Okoru-Na)
Donít Worry (Sinpai Suna)
Show Appreciation (Kansha Shite)
Work Hard (Good Hage Me)
Be Kind to Others (Hito Ni Shinsetsue Ni)
Domo Arigato Gazamas(Thank You)
Carolyn Maloney is a registered Reiki Master Teacher with (Texas Independent Reiki Practitionerís Association) TIRPA. She is also on the Board Of Governors for that organization located in Austin. Part of her cultural understanding of Reiki comes from living in Tokyo, Japan and Honolulu Hawaii. Carolyn teaches Reiki to Nurses giving them (CEís) part of the required hours needed every two years. The Nursing Ceís recognized by the TDH are also applicable for the new required massage therapist CEs.
Carolyn Maloney is a Reiki Master Teacher (Sensei), practicing and teaching Reiki San Antonio tm, which is a combination of Usui/Takata Traditional, Tibetan Reiki and Usui Ryoho Gakkai and local cultural healing arts. She can be reached at email@example.com or (210) 289-9722 http://www.create.org/healingarts/classes.htmHome | Archives | Contact Us | Advertising Rates | Writers Guidelines | Mission Statement
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