Ki ~ "The Life Force"  Ki (Japanese) Chi in Chinese, Prana in Sanskrit (Ancient Indian)
The vital life force that flows through all living things.  Ki surrounds and animates all life and is also the primary source of our thoughts, emotions and spiritual existence.  Martial artists use Ki in both physical and mental development, Shamans, past and present have used the same energy for spiritual awareness, healing and manifestation.  Ki is used by all healers regardless of dicipline.  It is the non physical energy that can be accumulated by the body and guided by the will.  Reiki is different from other systems in that the Attunements or Initiations are an ancient process of instantly tuning the Healers physical and etheric bodies to a higher vibration, allowing a clear channel for the Universal energy to flow.
Reiki healing energy moves through the healer and dispels blocks and negativity before being channelled through to the client. 

Mikao Usui 1865 ~1926 was the founder of Reiki.  Dr Usui taught more than 2000 people Reiki.  Sixteen of his students continued their training to attain the Western equivalent of Reiki Master in the 3rd Degree.

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