Hi, I promised a few words about Christ Reiki so here they are:
Reiki and Christians
Two of the questions that are frequently asked about Reiki are whether Christians should receive Reiki and whether Christians should be attuned to Reiki. Although I have both had Christian clients and Christian pupils, I would point out that I am not a Christian and can only give a my own perspective as a Pagan and borrowed ones from other Reiki Masters who are Christians, former clients and students.
Reiki and the Bible
christianreiki.org uses the following bible passages in support of Christians using Reiki.
I Corinthians 12:4-12; I Corinthians 12:28-31 and John 14:12
Quote: Scripture clearly indicates that healing is something appropriate for Christians to be involved with. Christians who have a solid foundation in their faith know that God will always protect and guide them. Those Christians who practice Reiki do so within the guidance and protection of God secure in the belief that they have been guided to follow Jesus’ example to be a healer. source www.christianreiki.org
What Reiki is not
For the Christian to decide whether Reiki is for him or her it may be more useful than talking about what Reiki is to talk about what Reiki is not.
Reiki is not a part of any religion. It has practitioners on many spiritual paths. Reiki works by chanelling the highest power of universal energy to the recipent. Reiki uses the word Universal Energy to name this power. But Reiki does not have it’s own God, a False God or a Rival God. Christians who practice Reiki normally interchange Holy Spirit for Universal Energy.
Reiki was not found in any Buddhist texts. William Lee Rand says:
“Researchers, including Toshitaka Mochizuki, Hiroshi Doi and Frank Arjava Petter, made contact with the original Reiki organization, discovered Mikao Usui’s grave, translated the story of Reiki inscribed on his memorial stone, and uncovered an original document written by Mikao Usui about the nature of Reiki. These sources indicate that Mikao Usui wasn’t seeking to discover a method of healing, but that the ability to heal came to him spontaneously during a spiritual experience on a sacred mountain. Furthermore, in his Reiki Ryoho Hikkei (Reiki Healing Art Handbook), Mikao Usui states: “My Usui Reiki Ryoho (healing art) is original, never before explored, and incomparable in the world.” “
Reiki is not without science.
The research of James Oschman, Ph.D. shows a scientific explanation for Reiki. So Reiki is as acceptable a healing method as any other that came out of the eastern world, such as accupuncture or reflexology.
What Christians have to say
“When I went for Reiki I was uncertain as to what powers my Reiki practitioner would call on, but she asked me about my beliefs and asked Jesus and the Angel Michael to be with me as that was what I wanted for my healing”.
“I saw a white light at my practitioners side, as she is Buddhist she calls that being Tara, but I saw an angel. It was not like that being didn’t belong because of our different beliefs. It reminded me of how our brother or sister is like the Samaritan who crossed the road.”
“I was really uncomfortable about using Reiki symbols as I thought they were from another religion. I prefer to work with the words for those symbols translated to English written on a cross or icthus and that’s OK with my Reiki Master as I’m focusing my intent for healing in a way that works for me.”
I hope that makes those of you who are Christians more comfortable with Reiki and those of you who are not, aware of the modifications that can be made in the practice of Reiki to fit with a system of beliefs. If you would like me to look into Reiki and your own religious practice for a further article please email me at email@example.com