History of Reiki
Dr. Mikao Usui
Throughout the history of mankind, healing methods have always existed, which were based on the transfer of Universal, all-pervading life energy -the same energy that brings forth all life in the universe and nourishes it. Thousands of years ago, the Tibetans already possessed a deep understanding of the nature of spirit, energy and matter and used this knowledge to heal their bodies, harmonize their souls and lead their spirit to an experience of unity.
This knowledge was guarded and preserved by the mystery school of most ancient cultures, and was available in its entirety to very few people, usually priests or spiritual leaders, who, in turn passed it on to their disciples by word of mouth. The knowledge of Reiki would have remained lost forever, had not Dr.Mikao Usui re-discovered the Reiki system. Dr. Usui's work led to the recovery of a thousand year old tradition of healing.
The Usui system of Reiki is not only the most simple and natural healing method we know of, but it is also the most effective way of transferring this Universal Life Energy. The key to Reiki is its simplicity. After the Attunement, also called as Initiation process, the student finds the real difference which he experiences in various levels of Reiki classes. Once a person has been attuned and his energy centers have been opened up, he becomes a "Reiki channel". Concentrated life energy will flow through his hands on its own accord, and he retains this ability for the rest of his life As most things in life, Reiki must be practiced and experienced to be appreciated.
Reiki is a natural system of great simplicity, since nothing other than your hands is required to carry it out. Unlike other forms of therapy that may demand months and years of training for the practitioner, Reiki can be taught in just a weekend. After having been through the Attunement process, most nurses, doctors, massage therapists and people well-acquainted with the touch and feel of the human body notice immediate increases in the amount of energy or the feeling of heat emanating from their hands while doing treatments.
Immediate relief can also be attained for all kinds of complaints. Today, we can use Reiki to compliment all other kinds of healing methods.