Is Reiki Christian?

Any one of us can learn to do Reiki. We are all made up of energy that ebbs and flows between and around us at all times.

To me, Reiki comes from the Source of healing and strength. It is literally the energy that powers our own bodies, the Life Force lives in the Earth itself and every living thing on it.

To me, Reiki is Christian. It’s the practice of Universal Love.

Reiki was founded by a man who happened to be Buddhist, but the practice itself is not affiliated with any school of thought. It is not a religion; it’s a healing practice.

I happen to be a Christian, but Reiki itself is just the name given to a particular set of energy healing knowledge, passed down through generations. The only “tenets” of Reiki are as follows:

Just for today, I will not worry.
Just for today, I will not be angry.
Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.

Whenever I perform a Reiki session on someone, I feel an immense sense of Love for that person and their needs. That Love does not come from me.

I’m just a person, but the power we hold within each of us comes from a higher Power. Whatever your own personal belief system, there is much to learn from the innate Wisdom we all share as part of the human family.

“A healer’s power stems not from any special ability, but from maintaining the courage and awareness to embody and express the universal healing power that every human being naturally possesses.”

Eric Michael Leventhal

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