What is Reiki?
Reiki is a form of hands on healing, with its origins in India and the East dating back many thousands of years to the time before Christ and Buddha. The original name, disciplines and techniques of Reiki were lost due to the traditional method of passing knowledge from generation to generation by word of mouth. Exactly when this ancient art of healing disappeared is difficult to determine. However, we do know that it was rediscovered by a Japanese Scholar and monk name Dr Mikao Usui. It was in fact Dr Usui who fashioned the name REIKI.
Reiki is a two syllable Japanese word meaning universal life force. Although the proper Japanese pronunciation is RYE-KEY, it has been westernised to RAY-KEY.
Rei means universal, omnipresent – present everywhere at the same time. Esoterically Rei means spiritual consciousness, the omniscient wisdom from God or the higher self.
Ki is the non-physical vitality that gives life to all living things. Many cultures understand and recognise the importance of Ki energy and how it impacts our lives and well-being. Ki energy can be activated for the purpose of healing. When you feel healthy and full of enthusiasm, the flow of Ki energy in your body is high and unencumbered. Life seems easier to deal with and you have a higher resistance to illness and disease.
However, when your Ki energy is low because maybe you are under stress or feeling unhappy and tired you will be more susceptible to disease and sickness. Your attitude will be generally negative and you will find it difficult to deal with life’s challenges. Ki is the very essence of the soul; it leaves the body when a person dies.
Reiki is holistic; it works on the body mind and spirit by stimulating a person’s own natural healing abilities. The blocked emotional and physical elements that lead to illness and disease are cleared. Reiki is neither positive nor negative; it is in fact the highest and most profound vibration of life. Divine in origin, it allows us all to become one with all things alive in our world.
Reiki is pure unconditional love and joy bringing all who experience and embrace it principles together in harmony.
A treatment goes for 1 hour and you will get your personalised blend of flower essences and essential oils at the end of the session.
Reiki has a very special space in my heart and I will forever be grateful for the opportunity that was given to me to experience it, learn it and teach it.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at the age of 44, I felt broken in every possible way.
Kinesiology was already a big part of my life but I remember this specific day when I walked into Solaris at Charles Gairdner Hospital to book myself in for a healing session. Reiki was on offer.
Not knowing what it truly was I decided to give it go. I lied on the table, closed my eyes and surrendered to the energy of Reiki.
The feeling I got was and still is indescribable. Without knowing it, I was introduced to the gift of Reiki.
I promised myself I would learn it and teach it when time would be right.