TRADITIONAL USUI SHIKI RYOHO REIKI
Reiki consists of the syllables Rei and ki.
Rei is Universal Life Energy, Universal Essence, and the Eternal Source.
Ki is our core energy; it is the energy that flows through every living being.
The universe is full of this intelligent and conscious energy that enlivens everything.
In the light of modern science, the conscious human being is now able to comprehend the eternal and perfect structure of the universe and the perfect communication network between different dimensions. With each passing day, human beings are awakening to the all-encompassing, directing and governing wholesome reality of the One Supreme Spirit, and witnessing the miracles that take place when they sincerely open themselves up to this Supreme Power.
Universal Life Energy, which has been called different names in different languages, is the One Eternal Source named “prana” in Sanskrit, “chi” in Chinese and “mana” in the Kahuna language. It has also been described as bio-energy, Light, Cosmic Power and Love.
Influenced by our sensory perceptions and external factors, we tend to focus only on material phenomena and restrict ourselves with the physical world. Within these restrictions, our capacity to relate to our True Source of Energy weakens and most of the time we are completely cut off from this Source. Upon realizing the importance of our connection with our True Source, we start searching for ways to reconnect.
The state of well being and healing is a person's physical, mental and spiritual harmony; the free flow and proper functioning of life energy at all levels. When this free flow of energy is blocked, the wholesome harmony of our body is disrupted and illnesses are inevitable. Hence the expression by healers, “Treat the patient, not the illness”.
It is possible for the human being to protect and support his naturally perfect condition by being aware of and living in accordance with natural laws. The strong energy transmissions during the Reiki initiations enable us to reconnect with the Divine Source.
With the natural Reiki method it is possible to directly connect to the Divine Source and be a conduit to the universal flow of energy. By consciously directing this energy, we can dissolve the energy blockages in our being, harmonize our energies and have the chance to always be healthy and strong.
We can also heal others by using the Reiki method. As we open ourselves willingly to this infinite energy that constantly flows inside and around us, we strengthen its flow in us. When we apply Reiki healing regularly on ourselves and on our family members and friends, we support a healthy and balanced life. Anyone who really wishes to learn Reiki can do so.
As we gain more experience as a result of regular Reiki practice, our hands inform us about the condition of our health. By noticing and feeling the intensity of the energy flow in our hands, we receive information about our own bodies and the bodies of Reiki recipients and we can keep our health under control.
As Reiki masters, during our Reiki seminars, we connect with the Divine Source in total submission and let Reiki flow through us freely. This energy flows to the recipients through our hands. In this way, the self healing powers of the recipients are activated and their healing channels open up.
The person who gives Reiki treatment acts as a conduit of energy. The energy that flows through him/her strengthens him/her as well; no energy loss or fatigue is experienced. The amount of energy that is transmitted is determined according to the recipient's need.
In the traditional Usui system, the ability to heal by Reiki is transmitted by a Reiki master educated in the tradition. In this system, there are three degrees: Reiki First Degree, Reiki Second Degree and Reiki Master/Teacher Degree. Reiki was transferred by Dr. Usui orally and real energy transmission is possible only by a living and properly initiated master in person by touch. During the First Degree seminars, the energy transmission is conducted by the Reiki master in four initiations. During this process, the recipient's inner healing channels are cleared and harmonized with the Reiki energy. Healing and blessing take place on all levels and the recipient's inner healing channels open. A cleansing process takes place on the physical, mental and spiritual levels, blockages dissolve, toxic materials are eliminated from the body and the healing power is activated.
By harmonizing the person on the physical, mental and spiritual levels, Reiki creates a wholesome effect, so many people experience spiritual growth after Reiki. Reiki participants often feel an intense flow of “unconditional love”.
Reiki First Degree seminars participants receive information on:
- A general introduction to Reiki
- The history of Reiki
- Basic theory
- Hand positions
- Practicing Reiki on oneself
In Reiki First Degree participants receive four energy transmissions from a certified Master.
Reiki Second Degree, there is one initiation.
In order to receive it:
- The person should have received the four primary initiations in Reiki First Degree.
- There should be a three month interval after the First Degree initiation.
- The person should have actively practiced Reiki First Degree in daily life and have gained an understanding of the process.
Reiki Second Degree is also called “Oku Den”, which means deep knowledge.
Reiki Second Degree is especially effective on our subtler bodies.
It starts a process of deep and serious spiritual growth.
It enables our powers of intuition to strengthen and our healing abilities to increase.
While Reiki First Degree mostly focuses on our physical body, Reiki Second Degree focuses on mental healing, distant healing and spiritual growth.
At the end of Reiki Second Degree, participants acquire knowledge which enables them to give healing independent of time and place.
With Reiki Second Degree, participants have the means to use the traditional symbols of Dr. Usui on the energy level.
The Reiki symbols are golden keys that open doors to healing, light and benevolence; they are bridges of unconditional love.
On the material plane, within our physical bodies, we need divine symbols to be able to communicate with deeper levels. If we were enlightened, we would not need these symbols. The symbols are bridges that enable us to connect with other, subtler levels even though we are in the physical body.
“For me, symbols are divine keys; that's why I pay great attention when I use them. Before I start drawing the symbols, I pause for a few seconds and get centered. This is my concentration process, and it is extremely import