Reiki (pronounced Ray-Key) is a method of natural healing based on the application of Universal Life Force Energy (the name literally means Universal Life Force Energy).
Reiki is very easily learned, very simple to use, and beneficial for all. It is one of many forms of healing through the use of the natural forces which were given the name Chi by ancient chinese mystics. Some forms of healing using Chi energy forces are Chi Gong, Pranic Healing, Chelation (as taught by Brabara Brennan and Rosalyn Bruyere), and Polarity Balancing. All (apparently) use the same energies, with the difference being techniques of application and an energy quality commonly known as vibration. (This term vibration is widely used in the "New Age" community to refer to the range in experience between the dense or low vibration of the physical world to the high vibration of the highest spiritual expression; while the term is inadequate to truly describe the differences, and while Reality is probably not a simple bipolar scale of experience, the term is descriptive of how the energy feels). I'm reluctant to definitively say Reiki uses Chi because I am not an expert on what the Chinese mean by this word. To my eye the force referred to with the name Chi is the same as Prana, Orgone, Odic, they are all names for the same force.
My vision is to have everybody in the world know Reiki and have it in their lives. This is not a utopian vision that instantly creates a world of complete harmony and total peace. Yet having Reiki allows greater peace and harmony to flow. Over time the healing of the worlds ills will be accomplished and, with Reiki in the hands of everyone, that day will come much more quickly.
Reiki is a wonderful gift which can be shared between us all.
In this vision each new teacher of Reiki increases the rate at which Reiki spreads. The growth is exponential as more people teach and spread this gift. It is like a flame being passed from person to person, lighting a light within each person it touches. Like lighting a candle, the flame is not diminished by lighting more candles, instead there is more light.
I ask and pray that as Reiki is spread that the truth be given clearly and completely. It does not do to smudge up Reiki with innappropriate extra contraptions