Reiki? What’s A Reiki?

Many of you may have heard at least something about the word Reiki but are not quite sure what it is or what it does, or most often, how to even say it. Reiki is pronounced: Ray-Kee. There’s one less mystery to think about. 🙂


Reiki is the Japanese phrase for “universal life energy.” The Usui system of Reiki healing is a hands-on healing practice. Reiki – (universal life energy) – channels through the practitioner’s hands for self-treatment and treatment of others. The result of receiving Reiki is enhanced health and well-being – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

According to most versions of its origin, Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese seeker of spiritual truths, brought the Reiki method of healing into human awareness in 1922, after a deeply spiritual experience. He began teaching others how to guide Reiki energy to help people after a serious earthquake hit Japan and he felt urged to spread his knowledge.

Usui was also divinely inspired to write five precepts for daily living in order to support health, assist in making choices, and to serve as a spiritual and moral guide. He instructed his students on the importance of handing the precepts down to all generations that follow as a part of the oral tradition of the Usui System.


Just for today, do not worry.

Just for today, do not anger.

Honor your parents, teachers and elders.

Earn your living honestly.

Show gratitude to every living thing.

~ Dr. Mikao Usui

The precepts remind us to be as conscious as possible, letting go of worry and anger, learning to honor and cultivate gratitude. The Usui Reiki System is not a religion. The precepts are there for practitioners of all religions to remind us of the same basic moral principles most of us learned as children: “Treat others as you would want them to treat you.”

They call upon us to return to the pure teachings of divine inspiration and spirituality. They are a call for developing inner peace and a call for unity among diverse people. The precepts can unite us in peaceful brotherhood and sisterhood, first by calming our minds of worry and anger, then by treating others respectfully and cultivating appreciation for all our blessings. Train your eyes to look for the blessings that sparkle where you least expect to see them.  

The precepts remind us that all of life is sacred. They make manifest the essence of Reiki in daily life and relationship. With consistent practice, they can become a part of your daily life if you so desire.

Thanks for reading TBS … Your hostess,  Patricia McGee

Tomorrow’s post will be on the 3 levels to becoming a Master Reiki Practitioner!

About Patricia McGee

I am Patricia and I believe I have a responsibility to myself and to everyone I know and love, to work daily to raise my level of consciousness! I want to live a life that reflects the teachings and philosophy of Jesus Christ, Buddha, Mother Theresa and so many others. To be non-judgmental, unconditionally loving, peaceful, forgiving, grateful and eager to help others heal. With this blog I hope to share my experiences, insights, and my unconditional love with you. I encourage you to try to find the light within everyone. It may be deeper in some than others, but it IS there. Namaste, Patricia "The divine in me, recognizes and appreciates the divine within each an every one of You!"
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1 Response to Reiki? What’s A Reiki?

  1. Clayton says:

    Reiki, is our life force. Life force puts the chi in tai chi. Much of our life force can be discovered in many ways, especially with martial arts.

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