Ali Clark
Reiki Master/Teacher
               Beelsby Reiki Centre

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What is Reiki?                         The Reiki Precepts

Reiki (pronounced “Ray-key”) is a simple energy balancing method that is used by hundreds of thousands of people all over the world. It is most well known as a sort of hands-on treatment technique, and many people have regular Reiki treatments.

What energy are we talking about?  Simply put it's the universal life force healing energy that surrounds all things in nature.  Sometimes its called an "aura."

In oriental medicine Chi/Qi/Ki is the life energy force which flows around the body via meridians,


Reiki was developed by a man called Mikao Usui in the early 1900s in Japan and people use Reiki for self-healing, for spiritual or self-development, and to treat others. Reiki practitioners carry out meditations, treat themselves, and follow a set of simple spiritual principles called the Reiki ‘precepts’. 

Reiki is not a religion

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Reiki Healing


The word Reiki is made up of two Japanese words:

Rei       which means ‘God's Wisdom’ or ‘the Higher Power’, and

Ki          which is ‘life force energy’

So Reiki is actually ‘spiritually guided life force energy’.

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by ‘the laying on of hands’ and is based on the idea that an unseen ‘life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If our ‘life force energy’ is low then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress; if it is high we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing which allows the body to absorb more Life Force Energy.  It treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. 

This natural healing energy flows in a powerful and concentrated form through the hands of the giver.  The laying on of the hands directs the healing energy into the body of the receiver.  The Reiki giver is used as a channel to conduct the Universal Life Force Energy.  

Reiki has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an ‘attunement’ given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of ‘life force energy’ to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

If you have the intent to help yourself and others and are willing to let this healing power flow through you, then you can become a channel for the Reiki force.  Once you are a channel then the ability to use Reiki remains within you for the rest of your life.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the modern Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.   These are known as the ‘Reiki Principles’.

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These precepts prayed daily to your heart bring many blessings and lead to a more calm and confident approach to life.  Each sentence is regularly revisited and applied to our lives.