Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. The word Reiki is made 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. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
Quantum physics says that as you go deeper and deeper into the workings of the atom, you see that there is nothing there – just energy. It says an atom is actually an invisible force field which emits waves of electrical energy. Those energy waves can be measured and their effects seen, but they are not a material reality, they have no substance because they are… well, just electricity. So science now embraces the idea that the universe is made of energy. We are of course made up of atoms. And atoms are continuously giving off, and absorbing, light and energy, all the time. When we speak of health we speak of a balance of our energy body – the life force body. Ancient cultures call this universal life force energy in the body – chi (Chinese), ki (Japanese), and prana (Indian).