Welcome to the Missouri Reiki Page! Reiki is a spiritual practice that originated in Japan with Usui Mikao (1865-1926). The goal of Usui's teachings was to make it possible for everyone to achieve peace and harmony.
After WWII, Reiki spread to the West and was modified for the Western mind-set. Many different styles of Reiki have emerged over the years. The information shared here is similar to the traditional Japanese teachings before they were Westernized.
Reiki has no religious affiliation. Reiki is embraced by individuals worldwide of many different beliefs. The goal is to live in a state of peace and harmony no matter one's situation. In the practice of Reiki people often experience improvement on physical, mental, emotional as well as spiritual levels. Those who practice Reiki can also share these benefits with others.
Reiki is based on the concept of a "life force energy" or "universal energy" that sustains life. By reinforcing our connection to this energy we can live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. In order to reinforce this connection Reiki instruction includes the study of precepts, receiving attunements, hands-on treatment, and meditation. In upper levels, symbols and mantras are also included. It is the responsibility of the student, however, to develop their skills through regular practice.
What can the practice of Reiki do for you? Ask anyone who practices Reiki daily, "How has Reiki changed your life?" You will be amazed at their answers. Benefits are unique for each person, but in general people who practice Reiki experience relief from pain, better sleep, less stress and more happiness in their lives.
Reiki is not for everyone. Commitment to a daily practice of 20 minutes or more is required. For many, it just seems too “out there.” If Reiki is right for you, then you will just "know." Most people experience benefits in just a few weeks, after practising the easy to learn skills taught in Reiki 1.
Please note that Reiki is not a substitute for professional medical care. Individuals should continue check-ups, medications, and treatments from qualified professionals as usual. The practice of Reiki does not interfere with other treatments but may enhance their effectiveness and diminish unpleasant side affects.
Pam Myers, B.A., B.S.