Reiki is not a religion, it can be a way of life, a path to spiritual awareness.
The system of Reiki works on the idea that we are all connected to the world in more than one way and as such there are four levels of healing:
the physical or the body,
emotional – your feelings and experiences
mental – your thoughts and attitudes and
spiritual – your connection with your higher self, the universe or source.
These are represented by the three diamonds or tandens.
We have our physical body represented by the lower tanden or hara placed about 2cm below the navel, which also represents our feelings of safety, security, and groundedness our Earth Energy.
The upper tanden, sometimes referred to as the third eye, represents our thoughts, our intuition, our creativity our connection to spirit, our Heaven Energy.
The middle tanden also known as the heart chakra represents love, inner peace, gratitude and our connection to others, our connection and awareness that we are not alone but one with the everyone and everything in the universe, this energy is called Oneness.
Healing is becoming whole, uniting all those parts of us, not just healing the physical symptoms but looking at all the elements that led to development of those symptoms.