Reiki is an ancient form of healing originating in the Buddhist traditions of the East. It was rediscovered in 1922 by Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist and scholar who developed the method into a complete practical healing system which can be used on people, animals or plants.
Usui Reiki is an incredible system of healing, open to anyone wishing to learn it. All that is required is the conscious desire to learn the system. Once the student has received the attunements from an experienced Reiki master, the power will flow easily. Reiki is a simple and effective method for opening up the healing powers within you, accessing healing on many levels and creating balance in mind, body and spirit.
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In Reiki teaching a lineage is very important. It is something that is passed from Master Teacher to student during their learning. Reiki practitioners are very proud of their lineage.
A true lineage will start with Mikao Usui and then may branch in several directions. The most frequent lineage is the Western lineage that goes from Usui, through Hayashi and Takata. Some Master Teachers carry an Eastern lineage that goes from Mikao Usui through Taketomi and Doi.
Essentially, everyone who has been taught Reiki should be following on the tradition taught to them. Initially teaching the basics, and then some teachers add some of their own wisdom and learning. Most importantly the lineage includes all the learning from all those names in the lineage.
Unfortunately, some people have deliberately missed out names from their lineage in order to make it appear they have a ‘Short Lineage’. If a name is excluded, the full lineage and teaching is not declared or honoured.
Ref: Sylvia Clegg
The Reiki Precepts or Principles
Mikao Usui gave his Reiki students a series of ‘precepts’ to follow. A precept is a command, a rule of conduct, or a moral instruction. They are an important part of Buddhist practice.
Today, there are many different precepts related to Reiki. A modern translation of the precepts is:
Just for today do not worry.
Just for today do not anger.
Honour you parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude for every living thing.
Dorset Reiki Shares
Would you like to try Reiki? If so, please attend one of our free regular shares.
Karuna© Reiki has been developed from Usui Reiki. It has been developed by William Lee Rand – Reiki Master. It is taught to those at the Usui Reiki Master level in two levels. It is considered to be a higher level of energy than Traditional Usui Reiki.