It is a Japanese word for Universal Life Force. Rei means “universe” and ki is the same as qi in Chinese; “life force”. It is a natural, subtle energy that you can feel like a breeze or sunlight. Air and sunlight cannot be touched as dense energy but you can feel them. Reiki is the same way and just as natural to all life.
Qi or Ki is present in everything that is alive. In addition, it has its own manner of organizing and running its qi. I am attuned to feel the qi in humans, plants, and animals. I’m sure I could feel it near a volcano as well but I don’t want to! I am very sensitive to all vibrations around me. Human vibration is specially controlled by your own THOUGHTS and FEELINGS; especially your feelings. They are not unlike a channel you tune your radio to. Those vibrations go directly into the body and affect your cells. It’s been proven now.
Universal life energy is specific and you can feel it. Chinese say Qi, Japanese say Ki, Hindu would call it Prana, Buddhists might call it Lung. It is a good, natural, invisible force that brings consciousness and unique qualities to every living thing. The Reiki energy balances its flow in your body. You have a natural qi balance just as you have a normal temperature. I know it varies for people but generally, it’s 98.6. All of nature has an equilibrium point and humans are no different, except they usually ignore it. The rest of nature follows it without things. A tree is just what it is! An elephant is just who it is! Human beings have been taught to be chaotic and controlled in their thoughts and to deny their natural feelings. This causes dysfunction, addiction, and materialism which runs counter to Reiki. That is the cause of illness and all violence and chaos in our world. Humans no longer follow their body or its senses. I hope to help you learn to honor your body in my office and the Reiki will help it align.
Reiki energy is more natural and innocuous than it is spiritual or religious. We do not ascribe any dogma or religion to Reiki and Reiki is not “given” by the practitioner. It’s channeled by the Reiki Master from Source/God the same way love in humans comes from Source, thus there is no ego attachment. There is no dogma ascribed to air, sunlight, or love. All living things benefit from those things, have access to it, and it’s good and natural. That is the nature of Reiki.