Friday, 22 November 2013

Reiki and Christianity: Are they Compatible or in Conflict?

Is Reiki Compatible with Christianity?



Reiki is an abundantly practiced healing method. It is believed that, it was discovered and developed by Sensai Mikao Usui. The founder of Reiki happened to be a Buddhist Monk. Einstein's theory of relativity has nothing to do with his religion. Reiki needs to be studied independent of the religion of it's founder. It is noteworthy that Mikao Usui also studied Christianity and he had equal respect towards all the religions including Christianity.

According to him Reiki is not a religious practice. Reiki is simply a healing method helpful for all human being. Reiki breaks the barrier to the flow of life energy or the vital energy in the human body. These barriers are developed by the negative energies coming from the negative thoughts, emotions and actions. This negative energy affects every individual. It does not many which religion a person belongs.

Reiki is meant for all the individual of the world for their healthy, happy and prosperous life. Just as people of all religions use 'light bulb' irrespective of the religion of the person who discovered or invented it. Similarly all people can practice Reiki for their betterment. Reiki is not only related to the Buddhist practice and it is not only helpful for the Buddhist followers rather helpful for the entire human society. The healing energy of Reiki is present in the Universe. The practice of energy healing technique like Reiki is not related to one religion rather it is a path of spirituality. By learning it you can heal and protect yourselves from negativity.

What does Christianity say about Reiki?

Reiki is the practice that is similar to Lord Jesus Christ’s healing process for the sick.  Most of the sacred quotes of Holy Bible give the examples of Lord Jesus Christ’s practice of energy healing. Lord Jesus Christ healed people from their diseases.

The practice of Reiki will keep you cool and calm and take you closer to Lord Jesus Christ.  If you are interested to learn Reiki, you have to convince yourself that the God has selected you as a healer for the human society. The intelligent, thoughtful and committed Christians keep on searching the proper information and try to understand the concept of Reiki and relating it with the saying of the Holy Bible.

Why Reiki is not against Christianity or any other religion?

According to Reiki, all the diseases are due to the blockage of the life force or the vital force inside the body. The flow of the life force is obstructed by the negative thoughts, feelings and emotions. The practices of energy healing therapies like Reiki are based on this believe. The practice of healing energy is not at all harmful for religious people.

The Holy Bible says that Lord Jesus came to the world to heal. He said “Come to me, all of you who carry heavy burdens (negative energies), and I’ll give you rest”. If you have love and believe for Lord Jesus then you can practice Reiki without hesitation.

Why is Reiki not in conflict of any religion?

First of all you have to understand that Reiki is an energy healing process for the human society to gain a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life. Reiki is for any individual belonging to any religion who have a desire to lead a healthy, wealthy and prosperous life. In Reiki a universal energy is working to heal all the negative energies causing harm to any person. This energy is not related to a particular religion.

You can find the examples of using the universal healing energy in all the religions like Hinduism, Christianity, and Buddhism etc. This universal healing energy comes from the universe not from the healer’s hand. It comes from the universe and flows into the receiver's body through the healer’s hand. The motto of all the religions is to spread the love and prosperity among the human society. Reiki also does the same thing by using the universal energy. So, Reiki does not have any conflicts with any religions.

You have to understand the concept of Reiki and the saying of the Holy Bible. Co-relate these and you will definitely find that, there is compatibility between Christianity and the practice of Reiki. The practice of Reiki will definitely make you closer to Lord Jesus Christ. Now days a number of Christians have become Reiki practitioners are practicing Reiki regularly and they have become more close to God. You can find Reiki practitioners organizing Reiki Circles in Churches as well. These people have understood the real meaning of the sayings of the Holy Bible and the relationship between the sayings of the Holy Bible and the concept of Reiki. You can also practice the same without any hesitations because it will make you closer to Lord Jesus Christ. Learn Reiki and be a healer for the human society to be closer to God.

About the Author: Dr. Priyabrata Kalikinkar Ojha
Dr.Priyabrata is a Physiotherapist from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy (BPT) from Utkal University, Odisha with honors in Alternative Medicines and Orthopedic Physiotherapy. He is also a Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist and life time member of Manual Therapy Foundation of India (MTFI).  He has interest in writing the articles on Physiotherapy and medical conditions as well as on alternative therapies like Reiki.