What is universal life force?
Perhaps you have read about universal life force on my about reiki page. But what does it mean?? Simply put, universal life force is the energy that is all around us. It’s ALL the energy that is within the universe. And it’s essentially what reiki translates as. Reiki is a Japanese word that means Rei: universal life force and Ki: energy.
Everything is made up of energy. People, plants, animals and even solid objects like a table, rock or a building. All things at their most basic level are made up of subatomic particles which vibrate and this creates energy. So everything you see around you is energy vibrating at different energy frequencies. Solid things vibrate faster, fluids and gases vibrate slower.
Even thoughts and emotions have a vibrational frequency.
Have you ever noticed when you’ve been in the room with someone in a bad mood you can really feel their energy – it’s draining and you can feel the tension? And likewise, someone who is happy seems to glow and radiate joy, this has the ability to lift your energy? Or when you are feeling down, you feel heavy and low in energy like a dark cloud is hanging over you and when you happy you feel light, buoyant and energised!
So when a practitioner is giving reiki they are tuning into this universal energy and channelling it to support their client in a positive way by clearing their energy. I like to think of the universal life force as love. It’s a pure, unconditional, non judgemental love. Reiki energy can do no harm. Only good.
Reiki has many emotional and physiological responses in the body including:
- Helping to relax the body and release endorphins
- Relaxes muscles and tension
- Relieves stress
- Releases toxins
- Increases circulation
- Elevates oxygen
- Regulate hormones
- Promotes healing and healthy cell growth
Now that’s some powerful healing energy!
To learn more about the health benefits of reiki visit the reiki about page.