Reiki Origins

Reiki is a system of energy healing that was re-discovered in the late 1800s by a Japanese man, Dr. Mikao Usui, whose life quest was to find out how to become more spiritually enlightened.

Dr. Usui searched all the religions of the world, researching in their holy books and questioning the learned among them. He eventually learned Sanskrit to be able to read the sutras, which are ancient books of esoteric Hindu religious teaching, where he found the techniques. Having acquired the knowledge, he then fasted and meditated for 21 days and was given the understanding of how to apply this gift of healing. He then opened a treatment and training center in Tokyo in 1922, healing the poor and sick for 7 years before bringing this healing technique to the world.

Dr. Usui taught Reiki for the rest of his life. He brought it to the people by teaching and passing on the knowledge through a process we now call "attunement.". It may be passed along from Reiki masters to initiates so that they may use Reiki on themselves and others, or reach master level and teach others and pass it on. It is a religion-less form of healing, open to anyone who wants to learn. You can be a follower of any religion (or none at all) and can still practice Reiki. By teaching it this way there are no requirements that would stop anyone from knowing how to access and use Reiki energy for good. It is a form of channeling life force energy through the practitioner to the recipient. In the process the practitioner receives healing energy as well as the recipient.

Reiki is made up of two words, Rei, meaning God or Higher Intelligence, and Ki (Chi in Chinese), meaning life force energy. So Reiki means intelligent life force energy. It is a system of channeling that energy and nothing more. One doesn’t need to know any more than that. Reiki is 100% intuitive --- the energy flows through the body to where it is most needed. There is no need to know or diagnose what is wrong with a person’s health, as Reiki adapts to the needs of the recipient. There are many benefits of receiving Reiki. It is a natural, drug-free stress reliever. Reiki relieves anxiety, calms the nerves, and supports deep relaxation and meditation. It helps to release blocked emotions and suppressed feelings. The Reiki practitioner is a vessel and anyone who is taught how can do this.

If you would like to become a Reiki practitioner, click on the Events/Specials tab for upcoming Reiki certification classes in Los Angeles, California. We welcome the opportunity to help you unlock your innate self-healing abilities.