The Basics of Usui Reiki

Generally categorized into three main stages of expertise, such as first

degree, second degree, and third degree, a reiki practitioner is able facilitate

Reiki Energy Healing on himself or herself and also others.

 The second degree practitioner had the ability to heal others from a distance, also known as distance healing. The third and highest degree is the ultimate levelwhere the practitioner is now thoroughly well versed and equipped

with the necessary knowledge and skill to teach and attune others to the

practice of reiki.

Simply put, reiki is a form of healing using the holistic concept

without the use of medications of any sort. The reiki practitioner

typically places his or her hands over the individual needing the

healing. The belief is that the positive energy is then drawn by the

recipient to enhance the natural healing processes. There are even

some seemingly bizarre claims that the healing energy is self seeking

and can “zero” in on the injury to commence the healing process.

The dominant factor in reiki is the positive energy it is purported to

emit for healing purposes. As the energy of the practitioner is

expected to be at optimum levels and of course ideally positive, there are

certain requirements a successful reiki practitioner needs to follow.

Keeping the body and mind as pure as possible is one of the


Some people believe the Japanese reiki is more focused and intuitive to

specific areas that need the healing, as opposed to the western reiki

style that generally treats the whole body.

Though reiki has been around for some time, it is only in recent times it is

slowly becoming a viable alternative to seeking conventional

medical treatments. Learning or acquiring this art form does not

require extensive intellectual capacities, nor does it require years of

study to master. The beauty of reiki is that it is so accessible that the

symbols can be passed on from teacher to student without much


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