Origins Of Reiki
Reiki was developed in the mid-1800s by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese scholar of religion. According to the story that has been passed down among reiki teachers, Usui was a Christian who was intrigued by the idea that Christ could heal sick people by touching them with his hands. Searching for clues that would explain the secrets of healing with hands, Usui made a long pilgrimage around the world, visiting many ancient religious sects and studying ancient books. Some reiki teachers claim that Usui found clues leading back nearly 10,000 years to healing arts that originated in ancient Tibet. During his intense studies, Usui claimed he had a spiritual experience, which enabled him to heal with his own hands by becoming aware of and tapping into the universal life force energy.
A Reiki Session
Reiki consists of calm and concentrated touching, with the practitioner focusing on healing and giving energy to specific areas on the receiver's body. Practitioners place their hands over positions on the body where the organs and endocrine glands reside and the areas that correspond to the chakra centers. In special cases or with injuries, a no-touch technique is used. Reiki energy is also experienced in what we call a distant session. The client does not need to be present in order to receive a session.
Reiki is an effective tool to aid with stress reduction and relaxation. When the body and mind are relaxed, the body is able to begin the healing process, mentally, emotionally and physically. Reiki is also a great tool to use as a compliment to traditional medicine and is used in many hospitals and medical care settings in addition to private practice.
My goal as a Reiki Master is to use my wisdom and intuition as a conduit of pure love and light for the Reiki energy to heal the body whether on a physical, spiritual or mental level.
As a Reiki practitioner, I do not diagnose conditions nor do I prescribe or perform medical treatment, nor interfere with the treatment of a licensed medical professional. Reiki does not take place of medical care. Reiki can complement any medical or psychological care you are receiving.
"My first full Reiki session with Devonna today was wonderful. I felt listened to, cared for and in capable hands. Her room is beautiful and feels so warm and safe. I felt like some stuck energy, thoughts and feelings that I was holding on to were released in our session. I left feeling renewed with a lightness and refreshed feeling in my physical and emotional bodies. Thank you Devonna for sharing your gifts and graces with me! To your success!" J.L, Mesa, AZ