is basically a combination of two Japanese word
"Rei" & "Ki". "Rei"
stands for "Universal" and "Ki"
stands for "Life Force Energy". The meaning of
Reiki word is "Universal Life force Energy".
The Divine life-giving Force.
nowadays scientific world, Reiki comes under the
classification of Alternative medicine. Some may also
classified it under Holistic Healing Systems. It heals
and balances Physical, Mental and Emotional Planes.
Healing work based on Cosmic Life-Force Energy. Healing
is generally given through touch. Reiki Promotes
happiness, prosperity, and abundance for a long
productive life. It also helps in Spiritual Upliftment,
Meditations, Will Power, Pleasure, Patience and well
over the world this Natural Energy-force has been
described in various ways by the followers of various
Religons. This is the same Positive Force which has been
retained by Lord Jesus, Lord Buddha and many other
Spiritual well-known persons.
very first example of this Positive Energy can be seen
in the Holy Bible and ancient Buddhist manuscripts where
it has been described as "Miraculous Touch ".
The Patient used to get healed by a mere touch of the
due course of time this ancient art of healing went
under the layers of history in a hidden fashion due to
the secrecy maintained by the spiritual persons who
never forwarded it to others before their death.
Japanese theologist Dr. Mikao Usui, after whom this
system was named "Usui Shiki Royoho" meaning
"Usui System of Natural Healing", rediscovered
the long-forgotten art of healing by transferring
Universal Life Energy after many years of intensive
search in the few written ancient manuscripts of Lord
Gautam Buddha Era in late 1800s.
a subsequent 21-day period of fasting & meditations,
Dr. Usui was given initiations into this art through the
Nature itself. From this point of time Dr. Usui
possessed the ability to transfer Reiki Energy.
was then brought to the Western World through
Grandmasters in direct Spiritual succession, namely Dr.
Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, Phyllis Lei Furomoto and
so on. ....
Reiki Practitioner or a person in the world who directly
or indirectly experienced the Reiki healings pays thanks
to Dr. Usui who imparted this knowledge to the world
through his followers of the art and never kept it as a
Birth of the Ethical Principles of Reiki
returned to his monastery but decided after a few days
to go to the beggar City in the slums of Kyoto to treat
the beggars and help them lead a better life. He worked
for seven years in an asylum treating many illnesses.
One day, however, he noticed the same people with the
same old faces kept returning. When he asked them why
they had not begun a new life, he was told working was
too troublesome and that it was easier to go on begging.
was deeply shaken, and he wept. He suddenly realized
that he had forgotten something of great importance in
his healing work, namely to teach the beggars GRATITUDE.
In the following days he thought out the Reiki
principles as follows:
for today do not worry
for today do not anger
your parents, teachers, and elders
your living honestly
gratitude to everything
afterwards he left the asylum and returned to Kyoto
where he kindled a large torch and stood in the streets.
When asked why he stood in the streets with the torch,
he said he was looking for people in search of the TRUE
LIGHT - people who were ill and oppressed and longed to
be healed. This was the beginning of a new part of his
life, which he spent traveling around Japan teaching
is now buried in a Kyoto temple, with the story of his
life written on his gravestone. It is said that his
grave was honored by the Emperor of Japan. One of Usui's
closest collaborators, Dr. Chijiro Hayashi, took his
place, becoming the second Reiki Grand Master in a line
of tradition. He ran a private Reiki clinic in Tokyo
until 1940, where unusually severe illness and disease
could be treated with Reiki. This clinic was where
Hawayo Takata of Hawaii first received Reiki treatments
that would later lead her to study with Dr. Hayashi.
Takata returned to Hawaii after her studies and was made
a Reiki Master by Hayashi when he visited the Island in
1938. Upon his death in 1941, Takata succeeded Hayashi
as Grand Master herself when she was about seventy-four
years of age, initiating 21 Reiki Masters to carry on
the great work. On December 11, 1980, Hawayo Takata
passed to the higher side of life, leaving 22 Masters in
the United Stares and Canada.
invites you to the Wonderful World of Reiki
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