2CHAPTER I- Reiki Introduction – PRACTICAL REIKI: COSMIC HEALING:
T. Manohar Rao
In this modern age people have an erratic way of life and live under tension. By the use of instantrelief methods such as allopathic medicines, their bodies are subjected to more havoc than relief dueto its side effects, which are usually felt some time later. Hence more and more people are rejectingthe mechanised medicines for ancient inner ways of healing, or alternate modes of treatment i.e.Herbs, Homeopathy, Massage, Acupuncture, Flower essence, and Psychic healing. These oftensucceed when modern medical systems fail. Reiki, the Universal Energy system is one such method,which is now universally accepted as a mode of treatment. This is a method available at short noticeand can form a part or whole of any other method of healing sickness and diseases.This small book endeavours to highlight certain important aspects of Reiki, its method of treatment,and its use in various situations. This book incorporates the basis of Reiki, definition, chakras(kundalini), and procedures of offering Reiki, i.e. meditation, shielding, and harmonising the healerwith the patient. It gives an idea to the reader about the method of cosmic healing and removes thenotion that this is a type of hypnotic curing.It is an elementary approach to the Reiki method of healing, and interested readers and practitionerscan learn more about the various aspects by going through the recommended readings given at theend of this book. Of course it is assumed that healers have been properly attuned to Reiki, and knowthe basics of treatment. Reiki will flow only to those initiated into it. But it is hoped that theuninitiated who read the book may be interested in becoming Reiki healers.The physical, psychological and mental symptoms of the subject are manifestations of one and thesame problem or principle, differing only according to the level. Hence it is always important to takethe sum total of the native’s symptoms into consideration while treatment is being given. Healthproblems are not due to a singular cause but a consolidated effect of various causes and symptoms.Hence it is very essential to evolve a holistic treatment combining the various organs and systems.For example a simple headache may be caused by many considerations, i.e. climate, stomach upset,eyesight, tension, etc. Hence treatment of one part may not result in healing. So a combinedtreatment on these reflex parts will be a sure way of combating the headache.These problems have also a meaning from the metaphysical point of view - which are not connectedto any physical cause. Explaining these meanings will help the native to overcome the psychologicaland attitudinal problems to a greater extent, by resorting to remedial measures that are in his ownhands. In this way, Reiki is a holistic method of healing, and heals the cause as well as the effect.A novel feature of this book is the description and details of different diseases, the type of Reikitreatment required, as well as the psychological and metaphysical problems behind the disease. Sincemost of the Reiki practitioners may not be doctors, or have any medical or physiological knowledge,this book presents the various ailments and diseases and the parts and systems of the body that areaffected. Efforts have been made to present the diseases/problems in simple language, with medicaldescription when required. Symptoms, causes, general treatment and diet for each of the diseasesare also given, along with Reiki treatment. Information has been collected from doctors, medical andReiki books and literature, along with material from lessons taught in Reiki seminars.After explaining the symptoms, causes and the organs/systems involved in each problem, the methodof cosmic healing (Reiki treatment) has been given, with instructions on the hand positions to beadopted, and the chakras to be treated and balanced. To assist the Reiki practitioners, general noteson the preparation and care to be taken for Reiki treatment and the general effects the native canenjoy with this divine treatment are also discussed. A short note on the meanings of the variousmetaphysical problems has been given against each problem. The various organs involved in thesecases have also been listed to help the healer and the native to understand the problems fully.