Reiki was first taught in Japan by a Buddhist monk, Dr Mikao Usui, and was brought to the West just before the Second World War by a Hawaiian lady called Mrs Takata.
Since then Reiki has evolved and grown into many various schools, types and techniques. Centre to all Reiki practice is ‘hands on healing’, the placing of hands on or near the body allowing healing energy to flow through.
The work ‘Rei-Ki’ is Japanese for 'Universal Life Force', an energy which exists in all things. We find reference to this Ki energy, known in China as ‘Chi’, as a flowing energy which we can focus and move. A Reiki practitioner allows this energy to flow through his or her hands into particular areas of the body, or into someone else, or into food and drink.
What is Shantihi Reiki?
Shantihi (pronounced 'shanti-hee') Reiki is the form of energy healing taught by Miranda Gray. She combines various Reiki and alternative healing techniques with her experience as a Reiki practitioner and alternative healer to create workshops which cover a wide range of techniques and energy working. She also offers additional meditation exercises, healing symbols and energy attunements.
How does Reiki feel?
Many people experience Reiki as sensations of heat or tingling, while others experience it as a cool breeze. Each person has their own unique experience of the energy, but for most it comes with feelings of deep peace and relaxation. Many people will fall asleep in a Reiki session!
What does the energy do?
By placing hands on the body, the energy flows into the body, going automatically to the areas which need it most. The practitioner has no say in the matter! This makes Reiki a great tool for anyone to use, as you don't need any medical understanding or specific information on an individual's physical condition. Reiki energy will enhance the body’s own ability to heal, and refill any areas in the body which are low in life force energy. It helps to bring the body back into balance, releasing areas of tension, blocked energy, and help clear out old mental and emotional patterns.
How does it feel to the Shantihi Reiki practitioner?
Reiki feels wonderful to the practitioner! Whenever you give Reiki to someone else you always receive Reiki yourself.
What is 'Reiki attunement'?
‘Attunement’ is the word used to describe the process of opening the student up to the Reiki energy. It can be seen as opening the body’s energy centres to allow more of this energy to flow through them. Everyone already has access to Reiki in varying amounts; attunment simply opens everyone up to the same higher amount.
Attunement processes vary between Reiki types, but they usually involve the Master blowing and tapping energy into the body through the Reiki symbols. The process is quick and very relaxing for the student, and can be a healing experience as well as creating a sense of well being.
What are Reiki symbols?
Traditional Reiki symbols are Japanese words used in meditation which have a particular energy vibration. They are used for enhancing healing, healing emotions and for distance healing. Since the beginning of Reiki, many more symbols have developed through the different schools to help support healing and well being.
What are the different Reiki levels?
> Level 1 Reiki weekend workshops - teaches beginners how to access and use the Reiki energy.
> Level 2 Reiki weekend workshops - includes attuning the student to a higher level of Reiki energy and the use of healing symbols.
This workshop also covers how to be a Reiki practitioner, but it is not necessary to become a practitioner to derive benefits from the workshop and the energy.
Level 3 Reiki
Most traditional Reiki systems teach level 3, the Master level, as a single course including level 3 energy attunement and learning the techniques on how to attune and run classes. These courses can be very expensive.
As many people wish to learn Reiki for personal self-development and well being Miranda splits her Master level workshops into 3:
Level 3 Master energy one day workshops - includes attunement to the Master level energy and a number of other supporting energies.
Level 3 Teaching Master workshops - consists of three workshops where students are taught how to perform the level 1 attunement and to teach the level 1 class, and how to perform the level 2 attunement and teach the level 2 class.
The final workshop teaches how to teach Masters. There is no pressure to advance through the different levels. Most people know intuitively if and when they feel ready to take the next level and if they want to be a practitioner or teach. Some students are happy with simply doing level 1, others progress through the levels.
I have taken Reiki levels already, can I do the next level up in Shantihi Reiki?
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