The word Reiki is of Japanese origin. “Rei” means spiritual consciousness or divine wisdom. “Ki” means the universal life force that is inherent in all living things. Also referred to as Chi (China), Prana (India). Lung (Tibet), Bioenergy (modern west) and Biofield (NIH).
Reiki is life force energy that is directed by higher consciousness. The quality of consciousness guides energy in support of life and spiritual evolution and is potentially inclusive of all philosophical and religeous systems of belief. Does higher consciousness comes from something outside of us or somewhere deeper than we can (or care to) recognize?
“Deeper than nature, deeper than the body, deeper than the mind, deeper than thoughts altogether: a luminous shimmering radiance pours out of the Heart, reflects through the crown, and lights up the entire universe. The real secret of the subtle Divine: the light of the sun and the stars and all of nature comes directly from your very own Heart.”
Ken Wilber, The Simple Feeling of Being