What is Reiki?

Reiki is a system through which one may access and work with a powerful external source of ki (life energy). Like qi gong and other systems that work with life energy, this energy is often used for purposes of healing oneself and others, but it has a variety of other uses as well.

When working with the Reiki system, the ki energy will often appear sentient. It will seem to know where to go, how to heal, and will react to interference. It is not actually sentient, however. The guiding intelligence you are seeing is that of your own lower self, the subconscious mind, and also that of the person you are working on. It, being the mind most connected with both our physical and energetic bodies, often percives things that the conscious mind is unaware of. And it, in turn, may be guided in ints work by the higher self, our inner connection with our ancestors and the divine.

Other views of Ki and/or Reiki: