“The universal life force energy” or, as I call it, “the energy of life”, can suggest imagery, concepts and ideas of all kinds. To know what it really is, we need the experience of it for ourselves. I think this poem by Rumi suggests, describes or evokes the experience of Reiki as well as any words I’ve read.
Some Kiss We Want
There is some kiss
We want with our whole lives,
The touch of Spirit on the body.
Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
It needs some wild darling!
At night, I open the window and ask the moon
To come and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door and
Open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
Only the window.