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The Reiki Principles

Pronounced Ray-Kee in the Japanese character system, Reiki is also Leiki in the Chinese character system.  Both of these character, or symbol, systems originated in Tibet. Reiki means "universal life energy."

Reiki is a precise method of connecting the universal energy with the body's innate powers of healing and is transmitted through the hands of a Reiki therapist. 

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Reiki can be transmitted to a person, place, animal or any living entity, both with "hands on" treatment and from a distance. Reiki brings the body into harmony by relieving physical and emotional blockages.  It can help in the healing of the cause and eliminate the effects of an imbalance.

Reiki can be used in conjunction with standard medical procedures and religious beliefs without any conflict.  Safe and easy enough for children to practice. Can be practiced lying down or sitting in a chair.


Reiki may be offered in three separate classroom structures. 

  • Reiki I  - the students learn the History of Reiki and practice hand positions for healing self and others. 

  • Reiki II - students are shown the three symbols, including the long distance healing symbol. Students practice these symbols in a group setting. 

  • Reiki III, otherwise known as the Master level - the student who has performed and lived their Reiki I and II is now ready and committed to further their spiritual growth and responsibility by learning the Master Symbol and Symbol for Attunement.  



Reiki was rediscovered and revived in the middle of the 19th century by Mikao Usui. 

Later, he passed this knowledge on to a Dr. Chujiaro Hayashi, who before his death, passed it on to Mrs. Takata. It was through Mrs. Takata that Reiki was brought first to Hawaii, and then to the Western world. Most Western Reiki practioners owe their lineage to Mrs. Takata. 

Breaking with tradition, Takata was the first Reiki Master Teacher who changed the Reiki symbols to better suit her students. There is much controversy among Reiki Practioners to this day over these and other symbols.


I believe that there are many symbols coming to open hearts around the planet. These symbols can help to strengthen us and raise our vibrations up and enable us to better serve mankind. Stay open to spirit. 


Peace & Light
Francine Milford, N.D., R.M.T., I.A.R.P

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Reiki Healing Ministry / Reiki Center of Venice
Francine Milford, N.D., R.M.T., I.A.R.P.
PO Box 554, Venice, Florida 34284-0554
(941) 497-7795
e-mail: revreikind@cs.com