The very essence of Reiki is healing using natural methods, but it does not concern any religion or cult at all. This is with firm conviction that even though Reiki is spiritual in nature, it does not advocate any kind of belief.
Faith here depends on the person’s individual capability of believing on the effectiveness of Reiki towards him. There is no particular teaching or Dogma that you must learn in order to be cured by Reiki.
Most people just associate Reiki with God because of the unexplainable healing process and effect that it provides them after undergoing the treatment. This is probably due to a certain therapeutic technique and Divine intervention that heals them. Like in any other form of healing, it is only natural to ask for God’s guidance.
The term Reiki is derived from the Japanese term “Rei-”, which means God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power. The name itself suggests the participation of the guidance of God in healing, but it does not necessarily imply that it is a religion. The “Ki-” means life force energy. To join and decipher these two terms simply mean ‘spiritually guided life force energy.’
Reiki is already proven effective in curing people through all walks of life. The goal of Reiki is to make people realize that in healing ones spirit, he should possess all the willingness and commitment since it is a part of the healing experience.
To establish a lasting effect of the Reiki treatment, the client must do his responsibilities by participating in all the activities that he need to take part in the healing process. It should be a collaborative effort between the healer and the client.