Usui Reiki History

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning “Universal Life-Force-Energy”. Reiki is a system for channeling that energy to others for the purpose of healing. It is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on healing.

The practitioner lightly places their hands on or above parts of the body to transmit Reiki, slowly moving  around the various areas of the body until the energy is complete.

Recipients report their experience of Reiki includes increased energy, reduction of pain, deep relaxation  and a general feeling of well being.

Reiki initiation attunes a practitioner to become a channel for the Reiki energy and is a powerful,  life-changing experience for physical, mental and spiritual growth.

Through Reiki Practice there is an entering into the Presence of God. The Flow of Healing, Peace,  Abundance, Joy, Love and Happiness begins.

Uses of Reiki
 improving physical or materialistic state
restore psychological and emotional balance
purification of place or environment
purification and boosting of food and drinks
improve relationships
boosting objects
(crystals, jewelry, business cards, etc)
resolving disorders
resolving karma/trauma
 helping animals and plants
                                                    History of Reiki

It was discovered by Dr. Mikao Usui. He was born in 1865 in Japan. Growing up, he studied abroad in Europe and  the  US, learning history, medicine, religion, psychology and shinsen jitsu. He was always seeking to better himself.

In March of 1922, after some years of studying Zen Buddhism, he journeyed to Mount Kurama to fast and receive  enlightenment. On the 21st day, he suddenly felt a strong force of Reiki enter his head. He awoke to know the universe  is within him. After using reiki on himself and his family with immediate results, he began teaching Reiki the next.

month in Tokyo and his abilities became well known throughout the nation.

In the 1930’s, Hawayo Takata brought Reiki to the West. Born in Hawaii, she was healed of serious illness after  a  Doctor referred her to a Reiki clinic in Japan. She eventually returned to Hawaii and opened her own clinic.  Her students spread Reiki to the US mainland.

Dr. Mikao Usui – 5 Truths

I – Just for today, I will not be angry.

II – Just for today, I will not worry.

III – Just for today, I will be grateful.

IV – Just for today, I will do my work honestly.

V- Just for today, I will be kind to every living thing.

Reiki symbols

Reiki is universal life energy. The teachings of reiki uses symbols
to direct focus and intent, and as tools for learning wisdom.

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