USUI SHIKI RYOHO Lineage:
Left-Right: Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata
and my Reiki master, Phyllis Lei Furumoto
WHAT IS REIKI?
Reiki is translated as universal
life energy. It is a hands-on healing practice, also described
as a folk art. In the Usui System of Reiki Healing,
hands can be applied to ones own body or to anothers
whenever there is a desire for healing, be it emotional, physical,
mental or spiritual. Universal life energy is channeled through
the practitioners hands, restoring balance and enhancing
ones natural flow of energy, bringing a sense of well-being,
relaxation and healing.
Giving a Reiki treatment is simple, and
yet with regular practice and being present with this energy,
one continues to grow in awareness and perception. The results
of receiving Reiki treatments are at the sametime immediate and
far-reaching. It can be used to accelerate the healing of bruises
and burns as well as chronic illnesses or emotional states.
The capacity to use universal life energy
for the purpose of healing is conferred by a Reiki Master through
initiation and through a specific form of teaching. Relationship
with a teacher is vital to initiation. Through exposure to a
qualified and experienced Reiki Master we gain inspiration, confidence
and trust. We make a strong link, not only with that teacher
but with the entire lineage of masters associated with the practice
going back to Mikao Usui himself. *
Anyone and everyone can learn to do Reiki,
no matter their experience or background. The Usui system is
simple to learn. The class takes place in four 3-hour sessions,
allowing time in-between for assimilation and integration into
our bodies and in our lives. Sometimes in our fast-paced life
it is easy to bypass something so subtle and so profound as our
own healing power. You begin by learning to treat yourself, then
to treat friends, family, and pets.
Using the hands for healing is as old
as human kind. This particular form, the Usui System of Reiki
Healing, was initiated and developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in
the late 1800s, following his travels abroad in a life-long
quest for healing knowledge.
This system comes to us through a line of Reiki Masters and students
who are committed to maintaining the integrity of the practice.
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