Tibetan Reiki: A System of Natural Energy Healing
Jinlap, or Tibetan Reiki, is a more powerful form of the more widely known Japanese system of natural healing, called Reiki or Usui Reiki.
Reiki is an ancient system – more than 2,000 years old – that was taught in sacred mystery schools and in the monasteries of Tibet. The word “Reiki” is a Japanese term, meaning Universal Life Energy.
Jinlap is the phonetic translation of a Sanskrit blessing, which means “to be transformed through inspiring magnificence.” Jinlap or Tibetan Reiki is a more aggressive form of the Reiki ray. Some who have experienced both healing therapies liken Usui Reiki to a “faucet of running water” and Tibetan Reiki to “Niagra Falls.”
Although Tibetan Reiki and Usui Reiki are often referred to as an “alternative” or “holistic” therapy by western doctors, wider acceptance of Reiki and similar “touch therapies” is being gained throughout the medical community. A growing number of patients are tired of the exorbitant costs of medical care and health insurance. They are tired of subjecting their bodies to chemical drugs and possibly unhealthy practices, such as X-rays. As a result, patients are seeking therapies that will let them take charge of their own health. They are opting for “natural” ways of preventing illness by turning to time-honored traditions such as homeopathy, acupuncture, Tibetan Reiki, and Usui Reiki.
Reiki is being studied and experimented with in both medical universities and teaching hospitals. Just like recent studies have proven that prayer does indeed have an “energy” that heals, doctors and scientists are now trying to understand how Usui Reiki and its more powerful cousin, Tibetan Reiki, can induce physical and emotional improvements in patients in clinical situations.
Researchers have proven that Reiki can increase hemoglobin values in the blood, even for patients with advanced diagnoses of pancreatitis, brain tumor, emphysema, multiple endocrine disorders, rheumatoid arthritis, congestive heart failure, and cancer. The majority of these patients, when treated regularly, reported an improvement or the complete disappearance of their symptoms.
For instance, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York, in a lengthy experiment designed to rule out the placebo affect, “laying on of hands” was proven to reduce the blood pressure of 30 heart patients by 17% after only five minutes of treatment.
A California-based institute called Healing Sciences International created an experiment to determine the rate of healing after a Reiki treatment. After carefully designing the study to rule out the placebo effect and the “expectations” of the patients (who thought they were participating in a study about electrical conductivity), the researchers found in the majority of cases that a significant open wound healed nearly 30 percent faster with regular Reiki treatments.
At the University of Colorado, a Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) discovered that magnetic fields several hundred times stronger than background noise are created around the hands of trained Reiki practitioners.
Clearly the results produced by Reiki are not “coincidences,” nor do they stem simply from the “imaginations” of the healee. (“Reiki Research,” Reiki News, Summer 1995, the Center for Reiki Traiing, Southfield, MI)
Tibetan Reiki (also known as Jinlap) helps restore balance to the body by improving its overall health. A non‑intrusive therapy, it can be administered to another by touch, through the body’s biomagnetic energy field (aura), or through “absentee” methods of healing. In other words, the Tibetan Reiki practitioner “sends” a client healing across the miles. Tibetan Reiki has been used successfully to alleviate stress, ease pain, relax the body, and bring mental clarity. It can be applied to strengthen the immune system, thereby helping the body remove dis‑ease. A full treatment can take an hour or longer. When used effectively, Tibetan Reiki can compliment other healing therapies, including western and eastern medicines, naturopathy, and massage.
Many practitioners have found that repeated use of the Tibetan Reiki energy increases their vitality, creativity, and general sense of well‑being. Because Tibetan Reiki is Universal Life Energy — the same energy that naturally flows through human beings, plants, and animals each and every day — it can be administered to other life forms, such as plants and animals.
How Does Tibetan Reiki Work?
Like Usui Reiki, Tibetan Reiki is one of the few healing disciplines that can be used to treat oneself. As Universal Life Energy, Tibetan Reiki is available to anyone, any where, at any time. In a class, students are reconnected with their own natural healing abilities through a process known as attuning. Attunements allow you to act as a “channel” or vessel through which the Tibetan Reiki energies can flow. Once you are attuned to these energies, they are available to you throughout your life, whether you call upon them frequently or hardly use them at all. As with any other discipline, however, the more Tibetan Reiki is used, the better you become at using it.
Your Tibetan Reiki practitioner will work with you to locate any imbalances that may affect your physical or emotional well‑being. By agreeing to a Tibetan Reiki treatment, you agree to open yourself to the Universal Life Energy and its flow of wellness. A particular creedal belief is not necessary. All that is required is your willingness to relax and absorb the energy. Because Universal Life Energy can travel through clothing, bandages, and plaster casts, a client need not disrobe.
During a Tibetan Reiki session, your practitioner does not diagnose illness or prescribe medical treatment. Rather, s/he helps you reconnect with your own natural healing energy so that you can begin to heal yourself.
In the class for First Degree Tibetan Reiki, students are taught the use of seven elemental symbols, their colors, and their mantras to enhance their personal growth and their connection to earth and spirit. Finger chakras are attuned to the ray, as well as the palm, heart, throat, third eye, and crown chakras that are attuned in the Reiki system. The prerequisites for this class are First Degree Usui Reiki and Second Degree Usui Reiki. (Investment: $250)
In the class for Second Degree Tibetan Reiki (“Master Healer” Level), students are taught how to incorporate different uses of breath in healing work. Additionally, students are initiated into the use of fifteen sacred symbols and their mantras. These include two power symbols, symbols for psychic surgery, the eradication of negative energy, astral travel, absentee healing, past and future healing, and a blessing. The prerequisite for this class is First Degree Tibetan Reiki. (Investment: $350)
In the class for Third Degree Tibetan Reiki (“Tibetan Master” Level), students are initiated into the full Tibetan Reiki ray, enabling them to expand their knowledge and their connection with God-wisdom. Symbols for attuning others to the Tibetan Reiki ray are taught, as well as the Nuclear Mantra, which is the most sacred Tibetan symbol, representing the highest force of enlightenment (ie, Buddha or God). The prerequisite for this class is the Third Degree (Master/Teacher Level) of Usui Reiki, and the Second Degree (“Master Healer” Level) of Tibetan Reiki. (Investment: $600)
“Adrienne’s (healing) hands are amazing. I’d been suffering from chronic fatigue, and until she gave me a Reiki treatment, I could barely leave the house. Two days later, I visited my doctor. `You look great,’ he said. `What have you been doing?'”
“I’ve been going regularly to Light Touch healing sessions at my church, but I have never met anyone who can channel the amount of energy that Adrienne can. You can `feel’ her presence when she walks into the room. She helped me get over a painful divorce, and she helped me overcome flu-like symptoms so I wouldn’t be sick when I married my soulmate. I asked her to sing at my wedding.”
“I’m licensed as a rebirther, hypnotherapist, Avatar master, and Reiki master, to name a few. But my Tibetan Reiki attunement with Adrienne was, quite simply, the most powerful healing experience of my life.”
The removal of the energy blockage in my spine during the Tibetan Reiki II class, and the subsequent increased energy flow (through my body), has been an important healing for me. Thank you for a wonderfully transforming course! You are empowering us to walk a deeply spiritual path.”
The three Tibetan Reiki classes were an incredible experience – like coming home. I felt the Reiki attunements through Adrienne like I have never felt them before. One of the things I enjoyed most about the class was the gift of Adrienne’s singing voice. During the attunements, she sounded like a heavenly choir.”