What Is Reiki?
ray-key) is a Japanese natural healing art that empowers
the body’s innate healing ability, uplifts the spirit, reduces
stress, and restores mental clarity.
The word Reiki
is a combination of two Japanese words – Rei, which means
“that which comes from heaven to give life to all” and Ki,
which means “the flow of life force energy.”
Reiki is not a religion or creed. It is a simple method of natural healing utilizing universal life energy.
The practice of Reiki is a non-invasive healing technique administered by a Reiki Healer “laying on of hands” and allowing Universal life force energy to flow through the healer to the recipient of the healing.
A Reiki treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person – body, emotions, mind, and spirit. It creates many beneficial results. In addition to sending healing energy into the body and acting as a catalyst to raise the recipient’s own energy to self-heal, Reiki causes stress to flow away giving one feelings of relaxation, peace, security, and well-being. I call this state of being as “vibrant relaxed.” Reiki can release energy blockages and restore balance and harmony to ones entire being. Everyone sees results in some form but many have reported miraculous results.
Reiki is a simple, natural, and safe method of spiritual healing that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and always creates a beneficial effect. It works in conjunction with all other medical and therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
Reiki has been successfully integrating with Western Medicine as more and more doctors, nurses, and other health care workers are discovering its healing abilities. Nurses get CE credits learning a similar system called “Healing Touch.” As health care institutions are being challenged to provide high quality and cost effective services, Reiki is able to help maximize patient care and minimize recovery time.
Unlike other healing methods, Reiki does not require complicated techniques, special skills, years of college study, or expensive equipment. Reiki has been taught since its rediscovery in the late 1800’s by Dr. Mikao Usui who was president of a Christian college in Kyoto, Japan.
Reiki is an amazingly simple healing technique to learn. The ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred, like light, to a student during a Reiki class. This healing ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki Master which allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of healing “life force energy.”
There are three levels of Reiki and each level is taught in four to six sessions with each session lasting two to three hours. Once initiated into the first degree of Reiki, anyone can heal. Reiki cannot be done wrong and, the more one uses it, the stronger it becomes
Its use is not dependent on ones intellectual capacity or spiritual development and, therefore, is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to people of all ages and backgrounds. For example, in 2007 I attuned in Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 the youngest student I have ever had, a 13 year old spiritually evolved young lady whose mother was also a student.
In addition, Reiki enhances our natural ability to receive intuitive information for others and for ourselves. In the same way that Reiki enhances our ability to channel healing energy through touch, thus teaching us the very nature of Universal Life Force Energy, Reiki also teaches us to receive guidance from the "All That Is" through intuitive impressions or, as has happened to me several times, through visions.
Questions to Ask a Reiki Master
- How long
have you been working with Reiki?
- What training
have you had and what is your “lineage?”
- How do you
personally use Reiki healings?
- Will your
Reiki training initiate me, or progress me within, the
Traditional Usui lineage of Reiki?
- What do you
cover in your classes? How much is instructional and how
much is “hands on” practice?
- What qualifications
are required to take Reiki training?
- What are
- Do you continue to support students after Reiki training?
- Do you have
a positive and respectful attitude toward other Reiki
practitioners and Masters?
Reiki Master David “Phoenix” Nutter received Reiki I in 1993 and Reiki II in 1994 from Reiki Master Effie Shaffer in Morgantown, WV. He received his Reiki III and Reiki Master training from Fran “Moriah” Lawson of Morgantown, WV in 1995. In 1996, he received additional training from Rob Marshall, owner of Orion’s Gate and Reiki Master in Albuquerque, NM. In 2002, he received additional Reiki III and Reiki Master
training from Reiki Master Lydia C. Smith in Weston, WV.
David is an 8th generation Reiki Master Teacher in his Reiki lineage which goes back directly to Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki Healing System.
to being a Reiki Master, David is also a Feng Shui Master,
Certified T’ai Chi Instructor, and has Black Belts in two
systems of Karate.
David is the
published author of two books on Feng Shui and has written
many published articles on Reiki, Feng Shui, and T’ai Chi.
He is a frequent speaker to groups across the country and
has been featured in newspapers, radio talk shows, and television.
on Reiki Class dates, or to schedule a healing, call Reiki
Master David “Phoenix” Nutter at 304-366-2578 or email firstname.lastname@example.org