What is Reiki and where does Reiki energy come from?
The word Reiki is composed from two Japanese words, Rei and Ki. Rei can be described as a higher intelligence that guides us and Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Together, Reiki has been described as a "Spiritually guided life-force energy." It is not a religion. It is a form of healing using the energy around us. We are all made from energy. Energy flows in all living things, and around all of us. When our energy or "Ki" is high, we feel strong, happy, and well. When it is low, we can feel weak, sad, out of balance, sick. Ki is all around us. We receive it from the air we breathe, from food, from the sun and moon, and from sleep. Everything on our planet is made from energy. People, animals, plants, and other living things, are all made up of energy. Reiki is a form of non-physical energy made up of the life force energy around us. Reiki seems to have an intelligence of its own. Reiki will know the condition of the client and can only do good. It flows where it is needed from the practitioner's hands into the client to promote healing where needed. As Reiki flows through a sick or blocked area, it breaks it up and washes away any conscious or unconscious negative thoughts and/or feelings (energy), allowing a normal healthy flow of energy to resume. As this happens your body becomes properly "fed" with good energy or Ki and begins functioning in a balanced, healthy way.
Reiki will always work in a good, positive way. It will never cause harm. You can never receive too much Reiki. It can never be misused as it always creates a healing effect. The source of healing comes from the energy or Ki that flows through and around us.
Everyone who receives a Reiki treatment has a different experience. However, most feel very relaxed, balanced, refreshed, and experience a feeling of "inner peace." Reiki energy can cause you to fall asleep because it so relaxing!