Reiki is a Japanese word formed by two terms; Rei which means Universal and Ki, which means life force or energy. Reiki is the healing energy which is abundantly present in the universe. In reiki therapy, this energy is utilized to boost the body-energy and the immunity. Thereby health can be maintained and diseases can be alleviated or cured. Of the numerous energy therapies presently in use Reiki therapy is the simplest. Its use can be learnt by one and all, even by those who have no previous scientific or medical knowledge. While treating the healer merely has to place his hands on the patient or his diseased body part. No active effort or manipulation is required on his part. The moment he places his palms on the patient and invokes Reiki, it flows in to his own body and then emerges out of his hands to enter the patient’s body. The healer merely acts as a channel or connecting link between the universal energy and the patient’s energy.
Reiki therapy enjoys a number of other advantages too. Apart from having a curative aspect, it also has a preventive aspect. A healthy person who receives reiki regularly can easily avert illness. That is precisely why a reiki therapist is able to maintain perfect health; Reiki has to pass through his body first, before being transmitted to the patient. Agitated and saddened by the conventional therapeautics philosophers have remarked, “Physician Heal Thyself.” While healing patients, a reiki therapist actually heals himself too. And since he is not using his own energy for healing, he never feels depleted or exhausted.
Reiki therapy is an excellent form of psycho-therapy. It brings about profound, positive changes in the receipient’s mind. He becomes relaxed, calm and composed. He become capable of handling stress quite easily, as things and situations are understood more clearly. In fact his whole attitude to life changes, for the better. His imaginative and creative powers increase. Some advanced practioners of Reiki have even reported development of extra sensory powers.
For a person to be able to absorb Reiki, it is necessary that the vibratory frequency of his Chakras (energy centers) be drastically raised. This is done by a trained Reiki Master, through a short, confidential procedeure known as ‘attunement or initiation’. This charging of chakras is the very essence of reiki therapy and sets it apart from other energy therapies. The fortunate person whose chakras have been tuned is called a Reiki channel, i.e, he is able to receive and channelize reiki through his body for treating himself and others, whenever and wherever required. The moment he invokes reiki with an intention to heal, it enters his body from the top to the crown chakra, and then descends through the third eye and the throat chakras to reach the heart chakra. From here it enters his arms to emerge out of his hands and move in to the patient’s body.
The word chakra is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning wheel. If we were able to see the chakras (as many psychics, in fact, do) we would observe a wheel of energy continuously revolving or rotating. Clairvoyants perceive chakras as colorful wheels or flowers with a hub in the center. The chakras begin at the base of the spine and finish at the top of the head. Though fixed in the central spinal column they are located on both the front and back of the body, and work through it.
Each chakra vibrates or rotates at a different speed. The root or first chakra rotates at the slowest speed, the crown or seventh chakra at the highest speed. Each chakra is stimulated by its own and complimentary color, and a range of gemstones for specific uses. The chakra colors are of the rainbow; red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. The size and brightness of the wheels vary with individual development, physical condition, energy levels, disease, or stress.
If the chakras are not balanced, or if the energies are blocked, the basic life force will be slowed down. The individual may feel listless, tired, out of sorts, or depressed. Not only will physical bodily functions be affected so diseases may manifest, but the thought processes and the mind may also be affected. A negative attitude, fear, doubt, etc. may preoccupy the individual.
A constant balance between the chakras promotes health and a sense of well being. If the chakras are opened to much, a person could literally short circuit themselves with too much universal energy going through the body. If the chakras are closed, this does not allow for the universal energy to flow through them properly which may also lead to dis-ease.
Most of us react to unpleasant experiences by blocking our feeling and stopping a great deal of our natural energy flow. This affects the maturation and development of the chakras. Whenever a person blocks whatever experience he is having, he in turn blocks his chakras, which eventually become disfigured. When the chakras are functioning normally, each will be open, spinning clockwise to metabolize the particular energies needed from the universal energy field.
As already mentioned any imbalances that exist within any chakra may have profound effects upon either our physical or emotional bodies. We are able to use our quartz crystals and gemstones to re-balance all our chakric centers and once the chakra has been properly balanced then our body will gradually return to normal.
The reason why crystals and gemstones are wonderful and powerful healing tools are because of what science calls its piezoelectric effect. (You can see this effect in the modern quartz watches). Crystals and gemstones respond to the electricity that is coursing through our body, and if the energy is sluggish, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance, and stimulate these energies.
Crystals are a tool for natural healing which can be used by health practioners to accelerate their own methods. The human body is a series of energy systems. Crystals are devices for adjusting and balancing these systems. There is no limit to the possibilities of the influence of crystals on all energy forms.
The essence of the body is energy. Crystals function as transformers and amplifiers of various energies that rebalance and reenergize our biological system on the cellular level, as well as on our emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The premise on which this biological transfer of energy is based is that the body is a series of synchronous, oscillatory, solid and liquid crystal systems to which our crystal healing techniques are able to transfer energy directly, as from one crystal to another. This transfer of energy aids the system in attaining a certain functional strength in which it can regenerate and balance itself and then maintain the balance.
On the emotional and mental levels, crystals linked with our own thought forms have the ability to amplify through in a way that harmonizes our emotional and mental states and release stored negative thought forms. Crystal healers uses the analogy of a computer mind which can be cleared of non functional programs and reprogrammed when a strong enough new thought form is created. The significance of crystals in this process is that when they are appropriately linked with the mind, they can amplify emotional and thought form energy in a way which has the power to quite easily create new and healthy programs. The crystals actually amplify our ability to visualize. This is a major way type of language that can communicate with and rescript our computer mind.
Crystal healing is only concerned with energy. We believe the physical body is the end result of energy. If the energies of the body can be stimulated and balanced, the physical body must repair itself.
Crystal healing is non intrusive and non invasive. It only adjusts energy fields. The result are fast and gentle. Used together with medicine, Crystals can accelerate healing and reach areas difficult to work with by conventional methods.