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Reiki & Seichem

What is Reiki

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Hands on Healing, is a Natural Form of Healing, probably dating back to Atlantis and beyond.  Reiki Shiki Ryoho (the Usui Healing Method) was founded by Usui Sensei from Japan in1922.

Reiki, pronounced Ray Key, is not in itself religious, it holds no creed or doctrine.   It is simply a connection to the Universal Life Force for the purpose of healing.   It can be given to those of all religions and to those of no religion at all.  It is available to all who ask.

“Rei” means Spiritually Guided and “Ki” means the Life Force Energy, or can be interpreted as the Energy of the Universe. Mikao Usui learned how to utilise and work with what he referred to as Reiki from ancient Buddhist Teachings and an “Enlightening” experience on Mount Kurama in 1922.   However the use of the Universal Energy goes back to times of the Ancient Egyptians, Aztecs and Atlanteans etc., even to the beginning of mankind.  The life force energy or vibrations known as Ki, are much the same as “Chi” in Tai Chi and “Prana” in Yoga, and is Bio-electricity.

The word Reiki, is used in a number of ways, for example to describe the discipline, i.e. “Reiki”.   It can be used to describe the session, i.e., a “Reiki Treatment”, or to describe the person, i.e., “a Reiki”.  It is used to describe energy, i.e., “would you like some Reiki”, or to explain a treatment, i.e., “Reiki healing”.



What is Seichem

Seichem, pronounced “say keem”, is reputedly one of the healing arts practised in ancient Egypt.   There are others known as Sekhem, Seichim and SKHM.  As Seichem Healing is energy channeling, it has no association with religion, faith or belief system and can be received and practised by anyone who requests to be healed or energised.   Healing can be given as a “hands on” treatment to people, animals, all living things and even electrical appliances!   It can also be sent across time and space to those not able to attend a session personally.   This is known as distant or absent healing.

The Five Elemental Healing Rays of Reiki & Seichem

Reiki (earth) is experienced as heat or cold, just as the Earth can be hot or cold.   It can influence and benefit physical, mental and emotional health.   Other characteristics of Earth energy are those of grounding and foundation.  Reiki forms the base through which the other elemental rays may operate. 

Sophi-el (water) is felt as a gentle, pulsing coolness.  It helps to heal deep emotional issues, opens the heart to love and enhances intuitive issues.  Sophi-el may help with deep rage and bottled up anger, addictions etc., and in combination with the other rays, it can bring in energies of joy and love.  Additionally, Sophi-el enhances the healer’s psychic awareness and intuitive abilities, thereby helping them to “know” where to place their hands, or what advice or message to give a client if that’s appropriate to improve the effectiveness of the treatment.

Angeliclight (air and spirit) feels like cool, gentle breeze and can facilitate mental, emotional and spiritual healing.   It is a two-fold ray, working with both the element air, and the Angelic realm.   It helps to re-establish one’s link with the energies of the Angelic realm, and the Higher Self of both the Healer and the Healee.  After being initiated into Angeliclight, Celestial Angels are able to project themselves over the healer.  They may gently oversee and facilitate the healing.   These energies are also known as our Reiki Guides and students are encouraged to discover who they are, and to invite them to help move or guide their hands.   Quite often a client will say that they could feel more than one pair of hands on them.

Sakara (fire) is experienced as a tingling, rather like an electric current.   It also works in the aura, helping to transmute heavy, negative blockages.   Sakara repairs the physical body and is the vessel which holds the Angeliclight for the healer.   Sakara brings a Rainbow of protective light which surrounds the aura.

These spiritually guided rays work individually or altogether, depending on the needs of the recipient.



As previously said, it was Mikao Usui who started this amazing discipline which many people use for their own self improvement and self healing, whilst others practice Reiki as an actual therapy helping their clients to heal themselves.

In order to channel these Elemental Rays of Love and Light, you must be attuned to them by a Reiki & Seichem Master.   Being initiated into these rays accelerates your own personal and spiritual growth and development.


Reiki Rays & Seichem is a system of standardised attunements ensuring
the quality and pureness of the energy.

Anyone, and Everyone can become a Reiki Healer!