Reiki is life energy and it is universal energy.  Reiki Life energy can be utilised for the benefit of the practitioner and the people who it is shared with.  The Japanese characters for Reiki, can be translated as life energy, soul energy, and spiritually guided life force energy. Everyone has energy within themselves and energy around them, and there is energy in this world, in all living things, and in the universe.  During a Reiki life energy session I connect to the Reiki life energy and the energy goes to the recipient.  The life energy assists our bodies in many ways, for your mind, body and spirit.  Some people think of Reiki as spiritual or divine energy.

When I utilise Reiki life energy, I use my intuition and the energy goes where it is needed.  Reiki life energy also benefits the practitioner as well, because we are receiving the energy at the same time.  Reiki life energy feels lovely, gentle and relaxing.  If you are wanting something of a spiritual nature then Reiki life energy could help that come to you. Reiki life energy assists in an individual way for what each person needs.

Reiki life energy is taught in three levels. We learn how to feel the energy more deeply, to meditate on various energies, and learn about symbols we can use when meditating and when doing giving Reiki life energy to clients, friends or family.  I also have learnt that Reiki life energy is very versatile.  It can be used in many different ways, and it can be given to people in various ways.

Reiki life energy is for everyone, whether you are healthy or unwell. If you are unwell in any way, try a session.  If you try it for yourself you can see how you feel.  Reiki life energy helps if you are stressed, over tired, and in need of some time for yourself.

Reiki life energy works on your biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology in your body, and also works on you spiritually.    It also works on energy channels and chakras in the body.   If they are blocked, moving too fast or too slow, having a Reiki life energy session will unblock them, and bring the movement to a normal pace. The idea of energy channels and chakras is central to many Asian cultures, and is the basis of acupuncture and tai chi.

Reiki was founded in the late 1800’s by  Mikao Usui in Japan.  He was a Buddhist, however he had had studied many things including soto zen meditation, Buddhist teachings, Tai chi, and Qi Gong, Shintoism and Shugendo.  He was a  mature man, when after many years of research, training and studying of these various systems and Japanese religions, he began his own system which was later named Reiki.  When he started it, he simply called it, ‘my system’.  His system began as a self healing one. It was also a system for self enlightenment (satori), and personal growth.  He used it every day for his own health.  When he began to have pupils,  he also taught that it could be used to heal other people and he trained people to do this as well.  His pupils were also taught to meditate every day, and they were taught these principles a part of their training:

Just for today: Do not anger, do not worry, be humble, be honest in your dealings with other people and in your work, be compassionate to yourself and others.

And he taught mindfulness, living in the moment, which is also a part of Buddhism.  He eventually opened clinics for his method of healing.  He passed on his knowledge to at least 2000 students, and imperial navel officers of Japan. When he taught the navel officers, he introduced symbols to help them learn to do it easily. They used the symbols to began the energy work.

After he died, his system was brought to the west, first to America, by a lady, Hawayo Takata  in the 1970’s who was taught by one of his pupils Chujiro Hayashi who was a Naval Doctor.  Mikao Usui’s original system was altered in transition over the years, but his original system is now being taught again.

I have trained in his original system, including doing empowerments, and also have learnt about the changes which were made to it, such as western style attunements.


Mikao Usui found out how to connect to his own natural healing energy, and universal energy, and has passed on the way for everyone to connect to their own natural energy, and to use this energy and the energy around us, and spiritual energy to help others by sending it to them. Life energy is within us all and it is all around us. Every time you think, you are using and initiating life energy within you. So think about healing your own health. Think about your health problems becoming less painful and the symptoms alleviating. Think about caring for yourself, and others. Think about being healthy, and happy. Reiki Blessings.