Rei: Creator's Wisdom or the Higher Power
Ki: life force energy
Reiki: spiritually guided life force energy
Like Jin Shin Jyutsu, Reiki is a Japanese healing tradition which involves the practitioner lightly laying their hands on the receiver, or in some cases, hovering their hands over the body with no touch involved. Reiki is Divine Energy. The practitioner does not use their own energy, but instead channels this universal energy for highest good of the receiver. This spiritually guided life force energy helps the body to regain balance to promote healing. Reiki was rediscovered by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s and works by opening and aligning the chakras so energy can flow more readily through the body.
The Reiki Principles
Just for today, I will not worry
Just for today, I will not anger
Just for today, I will live honestly
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living being.