Reiki - Universal Life Force, Spiritual Essence, Holy Spirit
Reiki, pronounced Ray-Key, is the Japanese word for Universal Life Force,
Spiritual Essence or some say Holy Spirit.  It is the energy that connects all of us to
the greatness of All That Is.  Each of us have this innate healing power within
ourselves to bring calmness and peace.  Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive hands-on
healing modality reintroduced to the world by Dr. Mikao Usui in early 1900’s.  Over
time there have been many types of Reiki practiced around the world. The essence
of pure Reiki is simply being open (intending) and allowing the energy to flow to the
mental, emotional, physical and spiritual parts of a person to balance themselves,
thus boosting your own natural healing abilities.  Reiki can be received in person,
over distances and from sitting or in resting positions.  Reiki is not a religion, and it
matters not what your beliefs are in order for Reiki to work, we know this from the
dramatic results from animals, plants and children.  Reiki brings balance, harmony,
peace, clarity and most of all, love to all areas of need.

I like to describe Reiki as a wonderful stress relieving modality.  When stress is
removed, the natural healing abilities are then able to do what they do best,
which is facilitate healing!  Reiki helps to remove stress from all levels, physical,
emotional, mental and spiritual.
What is a Reiki session?
What is Reiki?
Cheryl Kaufmann, Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher
During a Reiki session, a Reiki practitioner does a gentle laying on of hands on
different places along the head, torso, legs and back. Reiki sessions are done with
the client fully clothed. The session can also be done without physically touching at
all by keeping hands slightly above the body. Reiki will still flow easily to where it is
needed.  Some experience warmth, coolness, sensations of tingling, peace,
calmness, or relaxation.  For others it may bring up pent up emotions that are ready
to be cleared. Whatever happens, no two sessions are exactly alike as Reiki is for
the individual You and your personal connection to everything bringing you loving,
healing harmony.
What is a Reiki attunement?
An attunement is a process that brings you into direct connection with the vibration
of Reiki.  It is similar to tuning into a wonderful radio station with super clear
reception.  Finally, you hear the songs you remember from long ago, so familiar and
exciting to experience.  A gentle opening of the person’s continuously at any time,
anywhere you need it once the reception is made.  Once you have received an
attunement, Reiki is with you for life.  It does not go away, and practice will
increase your sensitivity to it and your natural intuition will expand.  The process is
a blessing for your life.  Attunements are given in a class setting from Master to
How did Cher get started with Reiki?
At age 22, Cher was diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells and wanted to create
healing within her own body, plus ease the emotional and mental aspects of the
experience.  Cher combined medical and alternative therapies to create healing
within her own body, plus easing the emotional and mental anxiety around the
situation.  Since the first introduction, Cher explored using Reiki energy for more
than 10 years before beginning to teach Reiki to others.  For many years Cher
actively held classes for children, adults, Reiki Shares and Energy Study groups.  
She also recorded a CD with energy that promotes healing and has since written a
Children's Reiki Manual.   .
What are some of the benefits of Reiki?
Reiki has many benefits, but some of the more common items are a sense of
calmness, rejuvenation, peace, aiding in cleansing (detoxification) of the body
mental and spiritual clarity, promotes overall wellbeing, increases intuition and can
be used on or off the body, while seated, resting or by distance, some times
referred to as absentee.
Are you interested in taking a Reiki class or have you already studied Reiki?
While I taught Reiki classes for many years, I am currently no longer teaching
Reiki.  However, there are many qualified Reiki Master Teachers in our area.

If you are curious about Reiki, I suggest reading a variety of books since the
evolution of Reiki has been written about from many voices over time with
historical information still changing.