||REI - divine
wisdom, wonder, universal, divine brightness, omnipresent,
omnipotent, shining, universal, clear, etc.
KI - vital energy, universal force, the force generating
the heaven and the earth. (In Chinese - chi, in Sanskrit
- prana, in Christianity - the light, etc.)
What is Reiki ?
Here are some definitions, over time, of this system:
» Spiritual healing technique (Mikao Usui)
» Reiki is a system. There is no superstition, just
real facts (Hawayo Takata)
» Wisdom and Truth (Hawayo Takata)
» Science and Art (Hawayo Takata)
» Spiritual Energy of Life Force (Rev. Joseph Sparti)
» Reiki is Love, Compassion, Harmony, Truth, Trust and
In Reiki you will not use your own energy, but the flow of
universal energy of life, which will be channeled to those
around you through hands, eyes, breath and intention.
WHAT IS NOT REIKI?
» It is not a religion
» It is not a cult
» It is not a sect
» It is not a panacea
» It is not an alternative medicine
Principles of Usui Reiki
The idea of healing through 'laying on hands' is archetypal,
even as a mere gesture of consolation and compassion. All,
since ever, were tempted to resort to it, and sacred or profane
texts mention the successes achieved by therapists since ancient
Like many other qualities and natural gifts, the human ability
to receive energy from the universal source and forward it
to where it is needed more was reduced in time, so Mikao Usui,
the founder of Reiki as we know it today, who lived in the
late XIX and early XX century, tried to pass this healing
capacity to his fellow.
From the biblical method by which Jesus healed his contemporaries
and taking into account the Buddhist texts to which he had
access, then passing through his own mystical experience of
twenty-one days, Mikao Usui reached the level of knowledge
and personal progress necessary to see the answer to his questions.
Reiki signs have emerged as a screen, as the information necessary
for their activation. In this way it was rediscovered and
an ancient healing method became again accessible, which does
nothing more than to clean the patient's field, remaking the
aura, optimizing the chakras and putting the body in the running.
Spread today over the east and western world, with the inevitable
modernization and variations on the same theme, Reiki is accessible
to anyone who wants this.
» Only today I release from any worry!
» Only today I release from any grief!
» Only today I am full of gratitude, I respect parents,
teachers and ancestors!
» Only today I live honest!
» Only today I respect life in all forms!
With these Reiki 'claims' or principles the simple practitioner
or master starts his day .
REIKI USUI COURSE SEQUENCES
To become a master, the one who starts on this road has to
pass through several steps / levels.
Level I: after attunement, the practitioner can be
treated by hands-on healing, for himself, as auto-healing
or for others.
The hands-on method is simple and intuitive, the principle
is of up-down, watching the chakras, on the front and back
body. Also the hands are applied on the painful places.
Level II: after attunement, the practitioner receives
the first Reiki symbols, with which help he can activate his
palms for greater efficiency and make healing also by realizing
and viewing the symbols in certain well-defined points. Also,
the symbols allow cleaning the rooms of negative energies,
harmful, cleansing and energizing the food, but also sending
the light at a distance, creating fields of protection.
Level III: after attunement, the practitioner receives
new symbols and learn additional techniques.
Level IV/Master: after attunement, the new master
may in turn make others attunements / 'tunings'.
After each attunement, follows a crisis period of healing,
purification, with a duration of 21 days, in which the practitioner
must do his daily auto-healing and practice a balanced system
of life with a lacto-vegetarian menu.
In time, there appeared many Reiki systems. Some recovers
techniques and symbols discovered in the ancient oriental
esoteric manuscripts, others rely on the renewing experience
of contemporary masters.
Those who asks for the services of a Reiki practitioner must
not interrupt the healing indicated by allopathic medicine.
Those who want to be treated by this method or wish to be
initiated to become also practitioners must choose the Reiki
master listening to their instinct, searching until they meet
the person with whom they come into resonance.
Reiki being an energetic therapy, based on an attunement,
can be treated both rationally, scientifically and mystically,
or in Eastern or Western styles. Therefore are available manuals
and courses that emphasize one or another variant of the approach.
Find the one which suits you and try to extract from every
existing work and to separate what is Reiki itself of the
developments proposed by authors.