Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is a Japanese word consisting of two characters “Rei” and “Ki”.
Rei – Universal Life
Ki – is Japanese for energy.
Reiki literally translates as Spiritual Energy
Rei represents the Holy Spirit, Mystery, Gift, Nature Spirit or Invisible Spirit. Ki represents the Physical Energy of Nature. Reiki is not channelled by any being it is life force energy which is within you and flows through you. Reiki, with a capital “R”, is a specific healing support system, divided into three levels, which have been passed along from Reiki Master to student for the past hundred years.
Reiki is not a substitute to conventional medicine, but it can be a useful complimentary therapy. Reiki is not a religion or religious practice. It is a subtle and effective form of energy using spiritually guided life force energy.