The two characters above are “Rei–ki” written in Japanese. “Rei” in Japanese means ‘Spirit’. And “ki” means ‘Life force energy’. Together they can be read as “Spirit led life force energy”.
It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use.
Reiki involves the transfer of energy from the ‘Reiki channel’ (or the person giving Reiki) to the receiver, it is a method of holistic healing, and the underlying principles of their effectiveness are similar. However, in Reiki, no pressure is required, and the recipient’s vital force is activated by the energy received from the Reiki channel.