The word Reiki is derived from the two Japanese words “Rei” meaning “Universal” and “Ki” meaning “Life force energy”. Thus Reiki means “Universal Life force energy”. “Ki” is a concept known in various cultures. It is known as “Prana” in Hinduism and as “Qi” or “Chi” in China. “Ki” is life sustaining or life providing energy.
Reiki was discovered by Mikao Usui a Japanese Buddhist monk. The exact history of how Mikao Usui discovered Reiki is not well documented. For a description regarding the history of how Mikao Usui discovered Reiki, please read here. Reiki is most probably an ancient practice known to the Hindu sages who used it a lot but did not spread the knowledge to others.
Reiki is an energy which is abundant and is present all around us. A person is normally unable to use this energy as he/she is not attuned to it. This is similar to how a radio works. Radio waves are present all around us, but we can hear a particular radio station only when the radio is tuned to that station. Once a person is attuned to Reiki, Reiki will be flowing into and through the person constantly for life whether the person is consciously using Reiki or not.
Reiki is a positive energy. Reiki can be used for healing all kinds of diseases and problems. A Reiki practitioner can even do “absent healing” i.e. send Reiki to another person who is far away from him/her. Reiki can also be sent to events which have happened in the past or to events which can happen in the future.
Reiki can also be used for the treatment of pets, animals and plants. Reiki can also be used for energising objects, energising batteries, energising places and also for empowering intentions. Reiki can be used for energising and healing anyone and anything in this Universe. This is because everything in this Universe is energy. Science has proved that what we actually see as matter is actually energy which is vibrating at a level which we perceive as matter. This is even confirmed by Einstein’s famous equation “E=MC2”. In this equation since C (the speed of light) is a constant, this equation can be reduced to “E=M” or Energy=Matter i.e. energy and matter are one and the same.
Reiki is a healing energy which can be used for healing a variety of conditions like Diabetes, Hypertension, Cancer, etc.