According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word Reiki comes from Japanese reiki (霊気) "mysterious atmosphere, miraculous sign", combining rei "soul, spirit" and ki "vital energy"—the Sino-Japanese reading of Chinese língqì (靈氣) "numinous atmosphere".
Reiki, is an ancient form of energy healing and alternative medicine. The traditional form is as a hands on healing where Universal Life Force energy is channeled vertically through the crown of the healer and flows horizontally through the palms of a practitioner to the person receiving the healing. It is believed to have been first recorded, by the Tibetan Buddhist monks.
My personal practise is a combination of Angelic Reiki and Usui Shiki Ryoho methods.
The purpose of Reiki is to move energy blocks that may have built up within the physical, emotional, spiritual and energy bodies; to bring about a harmonised state of being, peace and balance.
The shifting of energy can show as yawning, burping, tingling, twitching and/or the feeling deep relaxation to the point of sleep.
Once in a deeply relaxed state, the subconscious mind often brings to the surface, memories, colours, emotions and visions. Sometimes it can feel emotional, though not something to fear. It is the allowing of the conscious mind to be process what has been, what has served and what can be released; And the unblocking of what has been carried and stored emotionally and physically in the body. To surface, release and clear.... and often enlightening.
Those I have worked with, mostly find they sink into a deeply relaxed sleep and leave sessions feeling lighter, with a greater peace. I liken it to re-charging a phone; the topping up from the unlimited Universal Source; the same life force energy, that brought us into form.
I have witnessed incredible results through remote healing sessions also, directing the energy through my palms and focusing it as I would in person, through video calls.
And through this journey of energy healing, I have been inspired to use the energy as a tool to carve Lino prints.