What is Fairy Reiki?
Before we look at faery reiki, let’s define reiki itself as a modality. The textbook answer to the question ‘What is Reiki?’ looks something like this:
Reiki is a healing module that allows the reiki therapist to become a channel for pure energy, and to pass that source energy onto the patient using touch. Sometimes, that source energy is passed on without touch, as the reiki practitioner holds their hands above the body of the patient and works in their energy field.
The word reiki comes from two Japanese words:
Life Force Energy
Ki is similar to the Chinese concept of Ch’i (Qi), the Indian concept of prana, or the Celtic neart.
When you put the ideas of Rei and Ki together and form the word reiki, you create the Japanese word for Spiritually Guided Life Force Energy. It’s really a very beautiful word, isn’t it?
This would accurately describe the experience that most people have with reiki energy. It is energy from divine source – you may call that source God, spirit, universe… whatever works best for you. Divine source energy is the divine force that connects us all, and gives us life.
Reiki originated in Tibet, and that was discovered by a Japanese born buddhist monk in the mid 1800s. The monk (Dr. Mikao Usui )began the most common lineage of reiki that we hear of today- Usui Reiki. In this case reiki is the healing force, and Usui is the modality.
So the next part of this question is
‘What is Fairy Reiki?’
And how on earth did we get from Tibet to the fae?
The same core traditional concepts remain:
- Fairy (faery) reiki is a healing therapy that incorporates the healing energy of the divine source – the healing ki or qi.
- The fairy reiki therapist is a conduit for the healing energy.
- Usui practitioners use the cho-ku-ray and other Japanese healing symbols, and fairy reiki practitioners use symbols and elements from our Celtic, Norse and Druid ancestors, as well as from Shamanic teachings.
- These symbols are used to focus the therapist’s thoughts and intentions and to promote wellness and healing.
So what’s different about this path?
It’s more experiential, and it can be added to your current practice, regardless of what that is, very easily.
Fairy reiki also incorporates the energy of the 4 elements (fire, water, wind and earth) and the loving teachings and guidance of the elemental spirits of nature. It is a unique path that allows the practitioner to find ways to connect body and mind to spirit, and then connect that unified spirit to nature. While usui reiki’s genius lies in utmost simplicity, faery reiki’s genius lies in it’s ties to ancient tradition and ritual. It is a path that searches for oneness, or wholeness in life.
For some, it is a spiritual path with roots forged centuries ago with Celtic ancestors and shamanic tribesmen. It easily fits into people’s daily practices, and, in nutshell (or perhaps, in a hazelnut shell, as the fae folk may well prefer) fairy reiki is a healing journey that allows for a more profound connection with mother earth.
We are spiritual beings living a human life, surrounded by nature.