Reiki was brought forward for us 150 years ago. Dr Mikao Usui rediscovered ancient secrets of energy healing in Tibet and named it Reiki. This ancient form of healing was written about by a disciple of the Buddha over 2500 years ago and hidden away in Tibet for safekeeping.
In "The Isaiah Effect" Gregg Braden, an earth scientist and student of ancient texts, speaks of manuscripts of special wisdom being hidden away in Tibet to be discovered when mankind was ready for them and needed them. Perhaps this particular Buddhist Sutra was one of them? I think it was.
I have been a student of Reiki for nearly 20 years, a student of quantum physics for just a few. The practice of Reiki is such a part of me that I hadn’t separated myself from it enough to notice the quantum qualities of Reiki in general, and distant healing in particular.
Modern thought has proven that we need to redefine the practice of medicine because nature simply does not work they way we used to think. We are in process of readjusting our understanding of both ourselves and the world.
Consider these principles:
1. What appears to be so isn’t always true. (Einstein’s theory of Relativity)
2. We cannot always know what the outcome of an illness will be. (Heisenberg, it is impossible to know all the parameters of a quantum system.)
3. Our bodies are not mechanistic systems of solid matter. They are oscillating energy in constant flux, sometimes appearing as solid matter. (Einstein, E=mc2 Energy and matter are interchangeable.)
4. Seeming opposites in a quantum system complement each other. They do not cancel out. (Principle of complementarily.)
5. There is no objective reality. All are a part of the quantum. (the doctor cannot be a neutral observer.)
6. The human mind is an inexhaustible resource that we can use to create health and joy rather than sickness, poverty and war.
My thanks to Dr. Thalia Kafatou, Reiki master and physicist and to the Reiki Magazine for the principles above.
"There exists in every person a place that is free from disease, that never feels pain, that cannot age or die. When you go to this place, limitations which all of us accept cease to exist." Deepak Chopra
We need to harvest the tremendous power of the patient’s mind and that of the healers and doctors of the world. Health is a co-creation.
The great gift of 2nd degree Reiki is that we consciously step into the quantum field, that place Chopra speaks of in the above quote. We quite simply work in that place where all of us are one and all are perfect and focus the Reiki energy and our intention for the highest good for the person, country or situation we are connecting with.
In the 19 years I’ve done Reiki at a distance I’ve grown to trust it completely. I’ve often thought that I feel closer to a person sending distance Reiki than doing a hands-on treatment, for in the quantum field there is NO separation. We are truly one.
I am often reminded of the miracle of this connection through space and time. A few months ago I received a picture and a card from a new mother thanking me again for my part in the delivery of her first child.
This young woman has not taken Reiki herself. I met her in a Reconnective workshop. She called me about 3 weeks before she delivered because she had heard that Reiki was very helpful during labor. And, of course, it is!
I had some classes and trips coming up and told her I couldn’t guarantee being in the delivery room with her, but I could promise to send her Reiki from a distance. A week or so before her delivery she had a day of fatigue and pains. We arranged a distance treatment for that night when she went to bed. She called the next day to tell me how she had felt the treatment and felt so much better.
Then, in the wee hours of the morning, the day before Mother’s Day, I received a call from her husband. "It’s time for the Reiki", he said. I sent Reiki for 30 minutes and went back to sleep. It was 4:30 AM at the time. At 7:00 AM she called me to say she knew exactly when I started and that the babe was born 20 minutes later. What a Joy!
A number of double-blind medical studies have been done with Reiki. In a recent report of a study on the use of Reiki for HIV-related pain and anxiety if was shown that self-treatment (by patients who had taken Reiki classes) were as effective as Reiki administered by another practitioner. This is very important.
You can do Reiki on yourself!
In another study, this one on Reiki and depression, the researcher randomly assigned forty-six people to one of three groups. One group received hands-on Reiki, another received distant Reiki and the third group received a "distant Reiki placebo". None of them knew what they were actually receiving. Participants received a 60-90 minute treatment once a week for six weeks. This study found a significant reduction in symptoms of psychological distress in the two treatment groups compared with the control group. AND, the differences continued to be present one year later. Important! Distant Reiki is as effective as hands-on. (This was written up in "Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine" June/July 2004. www. alternative-therapies.com)
Currently there is a federally funded Reiki study underway in the Seattle, WA
area on the efficacy of Reiki for pain in the treatment of fibromyalgia. This study will take place at three treatment centers. Patients will receive Reiki treatments twice a week for eight consecutive weeks. This is a double blind study. Patients will be broken down into 4 groups.
1. Receiving hands-on Reiki by a Reiki Master.
2. Receiving distant Reiki from a Reiki Master
3. Receiving hands-on treatment by an actor
4. Receiving distant treatment from an actor
A study was completed in June 2003 by the University of Michigan. Complementary Research Center in Ann Arbor. This study was on the effects of Reiki on 100 people with diabetic neuropathy. Results are still being analyzed, to be released later this year.
I have been a part of a double-blind medical study of the effects of distant healing on Glioblastoma Multiforme (a type of brain cancer unresponsive to medical protocols) through California Pacific Medical Center’s Complimentary Research Institute. The study was begun in 2001. Results should be published in 2005. This institute is also running a parallel study on the effects of distant healing on AIDS.
For 3+ years now some 30 of us have sent distant Reiki to those in crisis through an e-mail notification Reiki Crisis Line. Many miracles have been reported by the recipients. How powerful to have many focused practitioners sending to the same person! Many thanks to those faithful members who are willing to take time from their lives to send Reiki to those in great need.
And don’t forget the great ability this gives us to send Reiki for the highest good of our planet. We can and do make a huge difference. And please, everyone that is able, send light and Reiki to our upcoming elections.
Reiki is a powerful energy for healing and balancing the body on all levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It is an "equal opportunity" energy and can be simply learned by anyone. It works always for the highest good of the receiver and it’s always ‘handy’. I can’t imagine being without Reiki in my life.
© September 2004 by Sheila King
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