Reiki was started by Mikao Usui in 1922. When Usui Sensei (Mikao Usui) discovered his system and started the organization Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, he also opened various clinics around Japan where he taught and gave treatments. The methods he used and traditions were brought to the west by Takata Sensei, who after falling ill was guided to a Reiki Clinic run by a medical doctor of Mikao Usui’s organization and after four months of treatment was healed. Here she found her calling to learn more about Reiki and established several clinics in Hawaii, thus bringing Reiki to the west.
What is Reiki?
A Japanese spiritual healing art technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which also promotes healing. Reiki comes from Japanese Kanji, the word Rei is interpreted as “universal” where as ki is interpreted as “life energy”. Ki is the same as Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit and Ti in Hawaiian, and scientifically it is called biofield energy. Reiki has no dogma and is enjoyed by people of all religions. It is not a massage nor belief nor suggestion. This is a subtle and effective form of energy healing that can be taken and used anywhere, once you are attuned.
Everyone has the ability to tap into and connect with their own healing energy, as Reiki flows through all living things. Reiki practitioners work on making sure your ki is functioning at strong levels without blockages. When this is true you function at an optimal state of health. Using Reiki on oneself or others can help aid in healing, cleansing, releasing stress and more on physical, mental and emotional levels.
Why we are teaching Reiki at the retreats.
Many of the teachings of Reiki pair well with the teachings of the medicinal plants Ayahuasca and San Pedro. We are interested in giving you alternative treatments to help heal yourself through mind, body and spirit. Reiki like plant medicines can start a cleansing process that affects the physical body as well as the mind and emotions. They all help to release toxins stored in the body, along with thought patterns and feelings that are no longer useful. Combined they have an enormous rejuvenating effect on your life energy or “ki”.
We believe in teaching life skills at the centre, which can be taken back and implemented into your daily lives. Reiki attunement will open up channels for your path in healing yourself and maybe even others. The first level gives you the ability to start self-treatment and treating others. When you are beginning a healing process it is good to both give and receive healing. You will be surprised at the strong effect Reiki has when simply treating yourself. Many of our participants who have received this attunement have opened up channels to other healing modalities and furthering their Reiki education.