What Is Reiki? What You Need to Know

Everything that has ever existed and everything that exists has got energy in it. Humans, animals, plants, the elements (fire, ai, water, earth) and all inanimate objects. There is nothing in this world that doesn’t have energy or is not made of energy. Even science has already proved that to be an undeniable fact. Energy is all around us, it’s all in us, whether we see it or not, whether we feel it or not, whether we believe it or not.

When understanding that energy is in everything and everyone, several practices along centuries have emerged and have been developed to help with the evolution, development and balance of personal energies.

Practices that deal with this evolution, development and balance of personal energies include Reiki, Meditation, Yoga, Tai Chi, Feng Shui, Chakras Healing and many, many others.

Everyone has within them the power of healing, the power to heal themselves. The energy that we all have, more often than not, is enough for our own bodies to repair themselves. And I’m not talking about the physical healing here – although many people might say that total physical healing is possible and even a fact when the above practices and others are applied.

What Reiki really is

Because I am an internationally certified Reiki Master, available to help people heal themselves from whatever issues they might have in their life, I am going to talk exclusively about Reiki and leave the other practices aside for now.

To put it simply, Reiki is an energy abundant everywhere that connects our Higher Self (the real us) to everything around us. As a practice, Reiki was first introduced to us by a Japanese man called Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800s (although many say that Reiki had already existed centuries before). Dr. Mikao Usui thought that Reiki could be used to balance the energies within our bodies so that we could live more harmoniously with not only ourselves but also with everyone and everything around us.

Reiki energy is not bought, is not acquired; it has always been here with us, even before we were born. The moment we decide to be more open-minded and accepting of other ways and realities and have a clear intention to align ourselves with it, that’s when Reiki can help you live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

How Can Reiki Be Used Exactly?

All energy has a vibration and frequency. Vibration itself has a frequency and, therefore, is a form of energy. Frequency has a vibration to it and, therefore, is also a form of energy. A simple pebble that you find on the ground or on the beach has a distinct vibration, frequency and energy. Just because it is still doesn’t mean that it’s not doing anything.

When you’re extremely happy you emit or produce a particular and distinctive vibration, frequency and energy.

That vibration, frequency and energy will usually attract more of the same happy vibes, frequencies and energies.


The same happens when you’re extremely sad, upset or even angry. If you focus on that energy, more often than not you will attract more of it.

No matter in what state of being you are, you will get more of it, if you decide to focus intensely on it.

As humans, we’re not always happy and we’re not always sad or upset. There’s always a balance. The need for healing usually comes when our vibrations, frequencies and energies are low or down. Reiki can be a great help for those that feel out of balance, not in tune with themselves and with the world around them.

So, in what ways can Reiki be applied in order to help anyone be more balanced?

Reiki can be applied to just about anything! If you have low self-esteem, self-love issues, low self-confidence, are prone to (heavy) procrastination, have issues with communication in public, career or job problems or concerns, issues with prosperity and finances, have difficulties in relationships within your family, with friends and interested person or partner, if you’re having an identity “crisis” and want to find out who you are and what is your purpose in this life… Reiki can even be applied on animals, like our pets for example, on properties (houses, flats, businesses), plants (so that they grow strong and healthy) and even on our own personal possessions, if we so desire.

More often than not, Reiki is applied to align and balance the main chakras in our body: the Root Chakra, the Sacral Chakra, the Solar Plexus Chakra, the Heart Chakra, the Throat Chakra, the Third Eye Chakra and the Crown Chakra. When we have some sort of issues or imbalances in our life, that’s reflective on the chakras and Reiki can be used to alleviate and improve on whatever is ailing you, be it mentally, physically or spiritually.

You might also like: What Are Chakras? The 7 Chakras and Their Meaning

There’s really no limitation to what you can use Reiki on. Reiki can never harm you or anyone else, because it’s an energy that comes from creation, from Light itself and, therefore, cannot be used for more nefarious reasons. Reiki is energy that enables us to reconnect with our true selves and everything around us, seen and unseen.


Author: Daniel Velhas – REIKI MASTER

Daniel’s path and mission is to help people heal themselves from any issue they might have in their life so that they can have a more balanced, positive and fulfilled life. More info


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