CLOUD HANDS | JIKIDEN REIKI
Jikiden Reiki is a therapeutic healing method, used to treat many kinds of illness both psychological and physical.
It uses direct healing touch (which is different from Western Reiki). It can be done remotely (distant reiki) as well.
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WHAT IS REIKI ?
Reiki is a traditional Japanese healing art for stress reduction and relaxation that can promote healing. It is done by the gentle laying of hands on the head and body and is based on the idea that universal life (rei) + energy (ki) flows through all living things.
Jikiden Reiki uses the concept of 'Byosen', which can be translated as an accumulation of toxins or tension in a certain area. This is felt by the practioner, perceived as a warmth, strong heat, tingling or pulsation. By placing the hands on the area we are able to sense different cycles of energy until the tension is released.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN A TREATMENT?
The Reiki treatment is done on a massage table in comfortable clothes.
I found it effective for the treatment of headaches, fatigue, anxiety, pain, digestion, and in the support of people going through cancer treatment and to help calm people with dementia. Although it can be helpful in many other health issues and general stress.
HOW THE DISTANT REIKI WORKS?
Enkaku Reiki (distant Reiki) is a methot used for giving Reiki energy to someone at a distance, the person might be in another room or in another country and still receive the benefits of a treatment.
I need the full name, date of birth, place where you live and if possible a photo. Then we arrange a time. It is important that the receiver makes the time to actively receive the treatment. I vizualize the person and use a symbol and a Jumon (mantra). Then I lay my hand in the area to treat and the person receives the treatment, feeling relaxed and calm.
This method was first used in Japan during the World War II when men were sent to war and women at home would send Reiki to their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons in the battlefield. By feeling the Byosen they also would know if they were alive.
BRIEF HISTORY OF REIKI
Reiki was discovered by Mikao Usui in 1922 on Mount Kurama (picture above), northwest of Kyoto, Japan, on a 21 days meditation practice. Sensei Usui's Reiki practice was subsequently formalized into a healing system and he taught his students in person who could then teach others. Reiki has its antecedents in Japanese folk medicine (Shinto) and Buddhism. However, as a spiritual and healing practice, it was kept fairly secret, and after the main teachers had died, for many years Reiki was lost in Japan. Although it travelled to the West through the contributions of Chujiro Hayashi and Mrs Hawayao Takata. Crystals and chakra healing was added to Reiki in the West, but was not part of the original method. Jikiden Reiki was re-discovered and is now taught by Tadao Yamaguchi (my teacher and author of 'Light on the origins of Reiki') through the lineage of Chiyoko Yamaguchi, his mother, who studied the original method from the age of 17, becoming herself a teacher and practicing all her life. 'Jikiden' means 'direct transmission'. Tadao Sensei founded the Jikiden Reiki Institute in Kyoto and travels the world teaching this method in person.