Learn About Reiki

ReikiLearn About Reiki: What is Reiki?

Reiki is a healing modality that originated in Japan in the late 1800’s with Dr. Mikau Usui.  The word “Reiki” is of Japanese origin and refers to the Universal Life Force. The name originates from the Japanese concepts of REI (spirit) and KI (life force, energy). Reiki has also been described as the Japanese word for “universal energy” and within traditional Eastern healing focuses on the “KI” (also known as “Qi”, “Chi”, or “Prana”) as a method of bringing the life force energy back into balance.  Everyday stress, environmental toxins, addictions, etc. negatively impact the flow of the life force energy. This method of  healing works to re-balance of the subtle energies, which in turn will increase feelings of well being, reduce stress,  and promotes good health. In essence, Reiki is a method of harnessing the Universal Life Force that exists in the world around us and all living creatures, and using this energy to heal ourselves and others. This method of energy healing  restores harmony to negatively impacted areas of the body by flowing through these areas in the energy field and charging them with positive energy to restore harmony. We are all born with this natural ability to heal, and Reiki is a wonderful method of learning to utilize this natural ability.

Reiki is a gentle, powerful, hands-on healing technique. It is based on specific energy attunement processes in which ancient mantras and symbols are used to amplify the flow of life force energy and to open up the inner healing channel. This means that we use our natural ability to heal and allow more vital life force energy to flow through the upper energy centres (chakras). The energy then flows out through the arms and hands so that wherever we then place our hands healing energy is absorbed. Reiki revitalizes the body, mind, and soul, relieves pain and stress, and helps in many conditions, always supporting the natural healing process.

-Tanmaya Honervogt, “Inner Reiki: A Practical Guide for Healing and Meditation”

Reiki is not a religion, nor is it associated with any particular religion.  It is a form of hands-on energy healing that comes from the Divine and flows through any person who has received an attunement.

Many people do not understand Reiki and consider it some type of “New Age Fad” when in fact it is has been around since the 1800’s. The benefits of this subtle energy therapy are only now becoming more popular and being studied by the scientific community.

Learn About Reiki: Medical Studies

Medical studies have determined that Reiki healing has the following effects:

  • Reduces Stress and Stress Reactions
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Lowers Heart and Respiration Rates
  • Reduces Bleeding
  • Reduces Pain
  • Raises the Red Blood Cell Count
  • Helps Insomnia
  • Calms Anxiety

These are things that are scientifically observable and that you can promise a receiver of healing. You can promise your students that their healings will do these things. These are not “cures,” and you can legally claim their occurrence.Reiki, however, does much more. Every healer has a dozen stories of miracles they have seen. These are things like the tumor or blood clot that disappeared after a Reiki session, or the surgery that was no longer needed or found to be much less difficult than expected. There are stories of broken fevers, babies born healthy who weren’t expected to live, broken bones that healed in record time, and wounds that closed almost as the healer watched. -Diane Stein, “Essential Reiki Teaching Manual: A Companion Guide for Reiki Healers

Learn About Reiki: Reiki Styles and Lineage

There are many different styles of Reiki.  The method we have been trained and attuned to is Usui Shiki Ryoho. Usui Shiki Ryoho is the original Japanese branch of Reiki that focuses on the spiritual teachings of Usui and offers training in a non Western format. Usui Reiki Ryoho translates as Usui Spiritual Energy Healing Method and the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage aims to reflect the practices that were taught by Usui Mikao during his lifetime. Our training and attunements were performed by Reiki Master Richard Fiallo.

Our Reiki Lineage is as follows:

  • Dr Mikao Usui (1919-1922) Sensei Gyohan
  • Dr Chujiro Hayashi (1930’s)
  • Mrs. Hawayo Takata 1939
  • Iris Ishikuro 1973
  • Arthur Robertson 1982
  • Jeanine Sande 1989
  • Renaldo Torres 1994
  • Richard Fiallo 1999
  • Becki Baumgartner 2012 / Joyce Dierschke 2012

We practice both Traditional and Contemporary Usui Shiki Ryoho in the manner that we stand by the Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho concepts but at times incorporate additional modern methods to provide an enhanced healing session.

If you are interested in Reiki Sessions, Animal Reiki Sessions, or Reiki Classes in the Nashville Area, please contact us at [email protected].

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Becki Baumgartner

Herbalist, Certified Tennessee Naturalist, Certified Reiki Master at LuminEarth.com
Becki Baumgartner is a certified member of the Academy of Integrated Health & Medicine. Becki graduated from Clayton College in 2011 with a BS in Natural Health, Minor in Herbology, obtained her Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master Certification in 2012, and her Tennessee Naturalist Certification in 2013. She is currently enrolled in the Master Herbalist Program at the Academy of Natural Health Sciences. She has been a Lead Investigator for Volunteer State Paranormal Research since 2010 and in 2012 joined Natchez Trace Veterinary Services, an Alternative Medicine Veterinary Clinic, as Practice Manager and Herbalist. She is also a volunteer naturalist for Metro Parks and the Nashville Medical Reserve Corps, facilitates a weekly Reiki Share at Center of Symmetry in Nashville, and facilitates Reiki, Herbology and Alternative Health classes and workshops in the Nashville Area. Chat with Becki on Google+ | LinkedIn | Facebook

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