Chapter 1 - Introduction

Reiki is a wonderful gift that can help you to change your life for the better. By deciding to become a Reiki practitioner and receiving the Reiki First Degree attunement you become directly connected to a powerful, divine healing energy source which you can channel through your hands for the rest of your life. Reiki is practised the world over by many thousands, if not millions of people and it is an absolutely safe and very powerful way of channelling healing energy.

The Reiki First Degree attunement creates a channel for divine healing energy so that the initiate can channel healing to their selves, other people and things. Reiki cannot be abused or misused because the attunement acts as a kind of filter so that pure, divine healing energy moves through the attuned hands to the recipient. Reiki is truly a divine gift that can help those who are on a spiritual or inner journey by bringing healing and balance to every aspect of our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual selves.

The more that we use Reiki healing energy, the clearer channels we become for the Reiki energy and the better healers we are. Also we channel more Reiki healing energy as we become more healed and balanced, so a conscious journey of self-healing makes us better healers. The path to healing, balance and happiness requires cultivating love and wisdom, aligning ourselves with divine principles and letting go of fears and pain. Reiki healing can help us to become more self-aware and confident about allowing positive changes in our lives as we can become happier and healthier.

For many people their Reiki First Degree attunement is the beginning of a new chapter of their lives and maybe the start of a journey of new spiritual insight and discovery. My own journey has taught me that the things that happen to us in our lives and the ways in which we see people and the world around us are a true reflection of our inner selves. The universe holds a mirror up to us to reflect our love, wisdom, fear and pain. Our perceptions and understanding of life are rooted in our souls, our real selves, and our inner journey of self-discovery reveals who we really are and brings deep healing so that we can achieve greater harmony with life and the universe.

For those who pursue Reiki it can become an important part of their spirituality. I believe that there is divine truth and wisdom in the major world religions and that they will ultimately all lead to the same place but by different paths. For many people Reiki can be or can enhance their spiritual path or practice and without conflict because Reiki is a divine connection that does not have a doctrine attached to it. For people who feel spiritual but not religious the Reiki First Degree attunement can create or enhance a sense of divine union and giving Reiki healing can feel like a spiritual or devotional practice.

The human soul is amazing and complex and the way in which it interacts with the mind and body are staggeringly intricate but any concerted effort to truly understand ourselves is rewarded with learning and healing which ultimately sets us free from our fears and pain to bring personal growth and permanent healing. This is why I choose to teach First Degree Reiki with information about how the mind, body and soul function together, as well as about spirituality, because I feel that this information is helpful to people who want to progress in any way. I have great faith and deep belief that when a soul desires positive changes the universe will conspire to assist it and if this manual can play any part in helping such changes then I am blessed and truly grateful. Whatever your reasons for reading this manual I wish you healing, happiness and abundant blessings.