Gassho Meditation

The Five Reiki Principles

Just for today, I will not be angry – Just for today, I will not worry

Just for today, I will be grateful

Just for today, I will do my work honestly

Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing


Gassho Meditation
Gassho is the first part part of the complete Hatsurei-ho meditation. It is perfect for when you begin learning to meditate.  Gassho is also perfect as a start and end point to other meditation exercises.

Gassho means ‘hands coming together’

Sit with your hands together in the traditional prayer position and focus on breathing, slowly, in and out.  As you take each breath in, visualise the Reiki energy entering through the top of your head and filling your entire body.

As you let each  each breath out, visualise Reiki energy emitting from every part of your body. Visualise the Reiki energy continuing out into infinity.

This is an easy meditation to learn but extremely effective. When learning you can practice this as much or as many times as you like. Once perfected you can use this meditation to begin the more complex excercises where you can simply use the Gassho meditation until you feel you ready to move onto the next stage


Healing With Reiki

Healing With Reiki – An Important Understanding

Whe healing with Reiki, anyone who gives or sends (universal energy) only acts as a channel. Nothing comes out of the person themselves. This means that ‘you’ do not yourself have or generate energy or any healing powers. You are simply a conduit for the energy that already exists in the universe. The ability to give or send that energy is ‘given’ to you by a Reiki master during attunement

many-handsFor the person who receives healing with Reiki, this is a gift of pure relaxation. The body, mind and soul pass through the one receiving Reiki healing, literally in a state of relaxation. This may affect different people differently each time. Often people fall asleep while some begin to feel cold.

Reiki encourages self-healing, among other things. Everyone has a ‘self healing centre’ within themselves, which must be properly activated. Reiki is very helpful in enabling this to be used to it’s fullest capabilities. Through the laying on of hands on the body and the energy which is now being made that are activated self-healing. The energy is automatically sent where it is needed.

So you can that a practitioner, healing with Reiki, is not a healer as such but an enabler of the natural healing powers that already exist.


Reiki does not work exclusively on humans, but just as well with plants and animals. The same is true for infants and babies who are known to be more susceptible to Reiki as adults.

Importantly, you do not need to believe in Reiki for it to be effective. You simple need to be open to it. You do not need to blindly accept a belief system to be able to benefit from Reiki.

Of course you can reflect on Reiki, even in a sceptical way, but allow it in and enjoy it.

So now you know! There is no requirement to believe to benefit from healing with Reiki, but you should still be open and willing to accept Reiki, so that a session can show it’s positive effects.


How Can Reiki Treatment Help Your Physical and Mental Energy?

Physical and Mental Energies In Your life – How Can Reiki Treatment Help?

Reiki is really a new form of the alternative medicine treatments. The development of Reiki didn’t happen until the 20th Century by the creator of the Japanese Usui. The word Reiki has its composition from the Rei, which stands for the cosmos, and the Ki which is the concept of life energy. The Reiki treatment consists basically of two parts. On the one hand, it is the actual physical treatment, which is achieved by the laying on of hands, whilst the mental energy comes from the attuned practitioner.

The Reiki Distance Healing symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

The Reiki Distance Healing symbol Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen

The laying on of hands within the Reiki treatment is the physical therapy, which is supplemented by an energy and enhanced by using symbols. The traditional Reiki is complemented by another form, distance Reiki. Distance Reiki is performed (as the name suggests) from a distance. In fact you can be in an entirely different country and still perform this form of Reiki effectively.

This is a modern Reiki treatment  for a modern world, which can enable a specific flow of energy, in our ever changing environment.

The modern world is a very stressful and energy-intensive place, requiring not just physical energy but copious amounts of mental energy to deal with tasks, solve problems, manage your work and family life.

Just as the physical energy needs to regenerate, this also applies to the mental dynamics. Often we can feel drained and fatigued both physically and mentally and Reiki provides an opportunity to replenish those important energy reserves.

For a successful life in these modern times a large amount of mental strength is needed. Reiki treatment enables you to manage that energy and make living life so much easier and enjoyable.



Reiki Attunement

Reiki Attunement

Before you look at Reiki attunement you must understand the basics of Reiki. Originating from Japan, Reiki is a “relaxation method for activating the self-healing”, which uses the supply of healing life energy, to be triggered by the laying on of hands. The term “Reiki” is pronounced (Ray-kee) and comes from the two Japanese characters “Rei” and “Ki”.

“Ki” means life force, an inherent energy in every living being – where “Rei” is synonymous with universal, all-inclusive and unlimited. The composite mean ing of the two syllables “universal life energy” or “Healing Power of the Universe”. The technique was discovered at the beginning of the 20th Century by the Buddhist Mikao Usui (1865 to 1926).

Reiki is one of the best known and most common methods of healing by Hands. During a Reiki session, the therapist builds a channel by the laying on of hands between the patient and the “universal energy”. This energy (Reiki) flows into the body to release blockages and strengthen the self-healing and lead to a deep level of relaxation. Reiki on physical level, relieves pain, improves circulation & detoxifies, on an emotional level, it isrelaxing, calming and reduces stress.

However, in addition to actual manual therapy there is distance healing, a common method of energy work. For even by Mikao Usui, it was reported that he had resided in the initiations of his students always in another room.

Reiki attunement is the method for receiving the ‘life energy’ and moving through the 3 degrees of Reiki. The ability to learn Reiki is independent of the intellectual capacity of individuals and has nothing to do with whether someone is able to meditate. It does not require years of practice. Reiki is simply passed on from the teacher to the students by Reiki attunement.

“A man full of life energy is physically and spiritually in harmony with himself and his environment. If he is physically or mentally ill, it consumes energy.”