Copyright © 2009 James Deacon
# Reiki = Rei + Ki ?
is one complete word in its own right.
order to write this particular*
word 'Reiki', we use the two kanji which in isolation represent
the words Rei, and Ki
respectively - though Reiki is not 'Rei Ki'...
It is a
common belief that, by breaking a thing down into its component parts,
we may better understand it - yet here we may also encounter
Imagine someone who has been attempting to teach
themself English as second language.
While they already have a substantial vocabulary,
they have heard the following words, but do not know what they mean:
decide that the easiest way to grasp the meaning of these words is to
break them down into – as they see it – their component parts, and then
simply combine the meanings of these parts
and so they begin:
"Antelope? Ant-elope... 'Ant' & 'Elope'!
OK, I know these words. Now, just combine the meanings, and... wow,
that was easy!"
.an insect who
runs away with their beloved"
and so, they begin to work their way
through the remainder of the words:
. Legend . .
. ... .
– 'Leg' & 'End'
. Idealist . .
. . . . – 'Idea' & 'List'
. Father . .
.. – 'Fat' & 'Her'
. Gauntlet . .
. . .
– 'Gaunt' & 'Let'
There are several other Japanese words pronounced 'Reiki' which have
totally different meanings.
# Reiki - Eyes and Hearts
In receiving Reiki initiation our eyes
should be closed...
In practising Reiki, our hearts should
# Reiki and the need for Protection
protection needed within Reiki? REIKI
IMO, yes, absolutely.
there is no need to look to 'add-ons' adopted-in from other
Protection is needed within Reiki, and
protection exists within Reiki
Reiki gives us
And the 'clearer' our Reiki flows ( i.e. the
more 'fine-tuned' our Reiki is), the greater the protection it
As Takata-sensei said:
Reiki power is like a aura, its a glow, and you are radiating out,
and that energy is stronger than what it can penetrate into you ...
no darkness can penetrate you"