The exact origins of Reiki goes back many hundreds of years but seemed lost in the passage of time. Similar methods of healing have been found documented in Tibetan religious writings. These date back 2,500 years and even further back in Chinese scripts on medicine nearly 3,000 years ago!
Sadly, for a number of reasons, this type of spiritual gift of healing was lost and not heard of again for many hundreds of years. Some believe that it was because only male priests were ever taught this technique and with the destruction of temples and monasteries during various wars through the ages, the method was lost within the death of these spiritual healing priests.
The practice of Reiki was rediscovered by a Japanese priest called Mikao Usui in the late 1800’s.
Dr Usui was passionate about healing people and travelled extensively to temples and monasteries trying to find the answer. References were made to hands on healing but not how it was achieved.
He then travelled to Tibet where it is said that he found some ancient Sanskrit writings that gave him the answer he had been searching for. However, although he found the principles in theory of how to use this form of healing, it still did not seem to work in practice.
After seeking the advice of a spiritual friend and fellow priest he meditated on Mount Kori-yama for 21 days and found his answer on how to heal himself and others and also attune others to become healers…….and so it all began!
Since then, there are lots of different types of Reiki and these are the ones I know about.
- Usui Reiki
- Karuna Reiki
- Tibetan Reiki
- Angelic Reiki
- Rainbow Reiki
- Kundalini Reiki
I personally prefer and practice the original Usui Reiki system.
If you would like to find out more on how Reiki can help please e:mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings, warmth, love and light
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