Four Pillars of Reiki


Every day we look into the mirror, but rarely do we see the whole of our face. We see only that portion of our face which we intend to see. So intention gains the primary importance in our every action including REIKI. The patient’s intention must be to get fully cured and the aim of the Reiki practitioner should also be to fully cure his patient. In his endeavor the Reiki practitioner uses four main tools, which I call the Four Pillars of Success in Reiki Practice.

The four Pillars of Reiki are :-

1.Conscious Mind (Objective Mind )

2. Subconscious Mind (Subjective Mind )

3. Well built Affirmations

4. Accurate Visualization.

First of all let us see what are these pillars? And what are their functions and how they are interwoven?


The seat of our conscious mind is our BRAIN. Conscious Mind perceives the world around us through our sensory organs. The brain is connected to the various sensory organs through the cerebrospinal system.  Conscious mind controls all our body functions and commands our intellect, thoughts, and perceptions. It also directs our subconscious mind.


The seat of our subconscious mind is our SOLAR PLEXUS. The subconscious mind is autonomous and is connected through sympathetic system of nerves to our automatic responses of breathing, blood circulation and reflex actions. It is also the source of our intuition and creation. It mostly functions autonomously but can be controlled by the conscious mind as well. It is said that ninety percent of our life is subconscious.  It never sleeps and keeps working day and night.


Affirmations are positive statements that describe a desired situation or goal. When these affirmations are repeated again and again they create corresponding mental image in the conscious mind and ultimately get embedded in the subconscious mind.   The subconscious mind ultimately accepts them as true situations. So these affirmations must be well built and shall include all the qualities required for the desired results.


Desired outcome depends upon the clarity and accuracy of our visualization. Unwavering conviction and positive attitude are a must for accurate visualization of the desired outcome. The success of every artist, architect, scientist, writer and every innovator rests on the correct and finest details they are able to visualize for accomplishing their goals. Remember that power of visualization is great. Limitations are in our mind. It is also said that focused and well defined thoughts reinforced with correct affirmation become energy.

Let us now examine the interrelationship between these four pillars and their usage in Reiki. The functions of these pillars clearly demonstrate how all these four are inter woven. The Reiki Practitioner uses his CONSCIOUS MIND to first Accurately Visualize the desired outcome. He then formulate a WELL BUILT AFFIRMATION (precise, shorts and easy to repeat) which he keeps repeating again and again throughout the Reiki practice. His SUBCONSCIOUS MIND supports the ACCURATELY VISUALIZING of the desired goal. This is how all the four pillars play their respective role in the success of REIKI practice.


Using the Four Pillars of Reiki

When someone approaches us as a Reiki healer with some issues and requests for Reiki treatment the Reiki Healer starts working on deciding how to treat the patient.

Initially the Reiki healer’s CONSCIOUS MIND gets engaged in analyzing as to how to handle the situation. First of all he rakes through his store house in the SUBSUBCONSCIOUS MIND for any similar situations encountered in the past. If he has treated a similar case in the past he applies the same treatment process. However, when our SUBSUBCONSCIOUS MIND is found devoid of any such memory then our conscious mind starts working afresh.

Next the Reiki healer builds a well thought out AFFIRMATION. This affirmation must be precise and cover all aspects of the issue. Notes :-

1. All such affirmations should be positive. Avoid no’s and don’ts while formulating them.

2. Our sub conscious reacts strongly to repetitions. So use simple and comfortable words in finalizing the affirmations so that it is easy to repeat.

3. Phrase all affirmations in your own words, preferably in your mother tongue.

4. Work only on one affirmation at a time. Give sufficient gap before focusing on the next affirmation.

5. Make use of symbols while repeating the affirmations, if attuned to 2nd and 3rd degree.

6. Self suggestions work best when we are fully relaxed so be fully relaxed while building the affirmation.

Finally we must ACCRATELY VIZUALISE our goal and see that the best results have already been achieved according to our well thought out plans.