A Transformational Tool for Our Evolving Times
By Eleonore Koury
Reiki’s natural ability to heal has been part of our world for thousands of
years. This simple method of healing is essential for our times. Reiki
complements all spiritual and meditation practices. It is gentle, calming and
practical. All it requires is your intent.
Reiki is a simple laying-on-of hands technique that can also be used to clear
and empower a place, harmonize relationships and group interactions, and can be
sent to the past and into the future.
Reiki was rediscovered by Dr Mikao Usui on a 21-day spiritual quest. On his
quest Dr. Usui received the gift of Reiki, connecting him to a higher vibration
of healing energy. Unlike his experience with previous meditation and healing
practices, this form of healing required little effort on his part, as it flowed
freely through him, his aura, hands, and eyes.
The term “Reiki” can be translated to mean Universal Life Force Energy (Rei,
meaning universal, higher power, spiritual, and Ki, meaning Life Force). This
energy supports and heals the emotional, mental and physical body. Since its
inception, Reiki has been used to heal countless ailments.
In learning about Reiki, it is best to first learn about our energy system, also
known as our etheric body. We are often ignorant of what our etheric body
consists of and how to care for it. Today, as we evolve and expand as a human
race, having a basic understanding of our energy body can be as essential as
learning our ABC’s in kindergarten.
What is the Energy Body?
We are basically made up of energy. In
actuality when we first form as fetuses, we are simply a thread of light, our
spine and nervous system. Our physical form is created around this thread of
light. Hence our organs, tissue, muscles, bones, etc. are an extension of this
ray of light, also known as our life-force energy, our “chi” (ki).
All things that are alive inhabit chi. Chi runs through our physical body in
rivers of energy called meridians. Meridian lines cross through our organs and
bring nourishment to our organs, increasing health and vitality.
Extending outside our physical body is a field of energy known as our aura. Our
aura consists of several layers and reflects our thoughts and emotions. We also
consist of seven major chakras that are circular in motion, take the shape of an
orb, and correspond with the 7 major colors. Each chakra is connected to various
organs and aspects of our glandular system, and flow into each other extending
outward, around our body.
When stress, trauma, negative thoughts/emotions, and destructive patterns arise,
blockages are created in our rivers of energy. Our blockages create a dam in the
flow of our energy channels, causing a back up. As the dam thickens, it
eventually begins to short-circuit the flow of energy to our chakras and our
meridians, leading to blockages in our organs. It is these blockages of our
natural flow of energy that lead to illness/disease. The longer the blockage is
left unaided, unprocessed or untreated, the deeper the illness.
What is Reiki?
Reiki is spiritually-guided life-force
energy that restores the natural flow of the energy body and health to the
physical body. It clears blockages and allows the body to do its own healing.
Reiki is guided by a higher source.
The practitioner is merely allowing this healing energy/frequency to flow
through them. The higher vibration and frequency of Reiki comes through the
practitioner’s hands, aura, eyes according to the highest good. The amazing part
of Reiki is that it not only provides temporary healing, it also brings insight
on behavioral changes needed to maintain health and wholeness. It is a teacher
that keeps on healing.
When Reiki is applied it helps to clear stagnation in the natural flow of each
chakra, replacing stagnation with higher-frequency chi (life-force energy).
Reiki heals on all levels — the aura, meridians, chakras and our seven bodies.
Healing occurs on the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, etheric, astral,
and causal level.
Each healing session is unique and individual. Some people have profound
experiences in their first session, experiencing a deep healing immediately;
others take several sessions to allow deep-seated layers of imbalance to restore
and resume balance on all levels. The result and timing of healing varies from
individual to individual and is between Reiki and the individual.
How Is Reiki Learned?
There are many forms of energy healing,
each using an individual technique. Some forms require generating energy. Reiki
is unique in that the generated energy does not come from the practitioner, but
rather from a spiritual energy source. Once attuned to Reiki, the practitioner
merely intends that Reiki flow. With this intention, the energy flows through
the practitioner in the highest good needed.
Since it is not generated and is not coming from the practitioner, Reiki
provides dual healing – to the recipient and practitioner at the same time.
Working with Reiki and sharing it with others benefits the practitioner’s
spiritual, mental, and emotional well being, not to mention their physical
In addition Reiki does not require that the practitioner be perfectly pure and
enlightened in order to do its healing work. Reiki will heal whether the
practitioner is a clear channel or the practitioner is filled with thoughts or
illness themselves. We are all somewhere on the healing continuum, which is what
makes Reiki an invaluable healing modality for all.
Reiki is not learned in the traditional manner, and is not a technique that is
learned and followed. Rather, Reiki is passed on from teacher to practitioner
through an attunement process. When an individual is attuned to Reiki, their
energy channels are cleared and opened up in order to allow Reiki to flow
through them directly. In a way, the attunement process is akin to having a
light switch turned on. Attunement to the Reiki energy can accelerate the
individual’s spiritual evolution and physical, mental, emotional wellness.
Receiving a Reiki session can be a beautiful, gentle and powerful experience.
Becoming attuned to Reiki can be a life-changing journey. Reiki can be a
tangible experience of a Higher Presence, allowing us to experience Its grace,
compassion, love, light and healing capacity. Reiki is with us now, as it has
been for thousands of years, to assist us in healing our planet and evolving as
a human race.
Eleonore Koury is a Reiki Master Teacher,
Healer, Spiritual and Life Guide, and Visionary. For info on Reiki Therapy,
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