Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho & Usui Teate Reiki
The ability to learn Reiki is not dependent on Intellectual Capacity, nor does one have to be able to Meditate! It dos not take years of practice as some websites will tell you. It is quite simply the easiest and simplest form of Healing that is available to us at this time. Reiki is simply passed on from the Teacher to the Student via in person or distant training. Yes that is right. Whatever you have heard from online sources, the Reiki Attunements can be passed distantly and they were given this way by Master Mikao Usui himself which is another reason why through the Reiki level 2 Attunement you are taught how to use a symbol that allows you to send Healing distantly. As soon as the Attunement process ends, you will be a Reiki Healer. Because of this, it is easily learned by anyone. Reiki is a pure form of Healing, not dependent on individual talent or acquired ability. Because of this, the personality of the Healer is less likely to cloud the significance of the Healing Experience. The feeling of being connected directly to God's Healing Love and Protection is something that must be felt to be believed.
So what is an Attunement?
Reiki is not taught in the way other Healing Techniques are taught. It is transferred to the Student by the Reiki Master during a process called "An Attunement". This process opens the Crown chakra, Heart Chakra and Palm Chakras to create an Energetic Link between the Student and the Reiki Source. The Reiki Attunement is a Powerful Spiritual Experience. The Attunement energies are channeled into the Student via the Reiki Master and is always guided by the Rei or God-Consciousness and makes adjustments in the process depending on the needs of each student. The Attunement is also attended by Reiki Guides and other Spiritual Beings (Angels) who help implement the process so as you can see, everything that occurs during an Attunement is from God and is part of Gods plan for Humanity. Many people report having Spiritual Experiences involving Healings, Visions of God, Jesus, Mary or other Spiritual Beings who are connected to your existing belief systems. This is why Reiki is a perfect addition for Students or any Religion and even those who hold no Religious beliefs. For those of you who hold a New Age belief system, the Attunement process can also dramatically increase Psychic Sensitivity. Students often report experiencing an opening of the 3rd Eye Chakra, increased Intuitive Awareness and other Psychic Abilities after receiving a Reiki Attunement. From my own personal experiences, the Reiki Attunement that I received over 15 years ago dramatically helped me to awaken my Psychic Gifts which were always part of my life but simply laid dormant within my Psyche until the Attunement awakened them.
When you have received a Reiki Attunement, you will be able to use Reiki for the remainder of your life. It does not wear off and you can never lose it. You can stop using it but it will always be part of who you are. Whole one Attunement is all you need for each level to be attuned to that level, additional Attunements will bring increased benefits to your Personal and Spiritual Life as well as increasing your capacity to channel a much higher and more refined energy to yourself and others. Experimentation has found that additional Attunements of the same level add to the value of that level. These benefits include refinement of the Reiki Energy one is channeling, increased Strength of the Energy, Healing of Personal Problems, Clarity of Mind, Increased Sensitively to Energy and a raised level of Consciousness. LivingReiki Academy supports this process of additional Attunements which are usually given to students who have taken the 3rd Degree Reiki Attunement and all Re-Attunements are given at a reduced price. The Reiki Attunement can start a clearing process that affects the Physical Body as well as the Mind and Emotions. Toxins that have been stored within the Body are released along with feelings and thought patterns that no longer serve your life. Therefore, a process of Purification will usually accompany every Attunement which is why we ask that you leave at least 30 days between each of the Reiki Degree's.
Growing with Reiki!
Learning Reiki is a good starting point for experiencing and working with Healing Energy and a wonderful method for deepening awareness of the Universal Energies. In general, Reiki complements all forms of Healing as well as traditional Orthodox Medicine. There is no hard and fast rules about how to approach starting to learn Reiki but you will know within yourself when the time is right. You must always listen to your Heart and you will be guided in choosing the right experiences and teacher for you. When you have been attuned and start the process of learning more about Reiki, the real work begins. To develop your understanding of, and sensitivity in Reiki it is a good idea to devote time to regular practice.
Keep your Eyes on your Goals, your Mind in your Heart and take things one step at a time. Working with Reiki is not a race, it is life. You wouldn't rush from one birthday to another so why would you want to rush working with something that is going to drastically change your life for the better. Take your time and enjoy the blessings that will come from working with this beautiful form of Healing.
At the Academy we offer 2 forms of Reiki Healing and Attunement. Below you will find more information about each method.
Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho
The practice of Reiki is an original method of healing and spiritual development which was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan, early in the 20th Century. Reiki translated means 'Universal Energy'. This energy is every present and is the force which surround all things. A lot of people will confuse Reiki by teaching that it is something outside of themselves which one must reach for where in reality Reiki is and always will be with you. Reiki is the screen that you are looking at to read this. It is the seat that you are sitting on. Eastern medicine has always recognized and worked with this energy, which flows through all living things and is vital to our well-being. This energy is also known as 'Ki' in Japan, 'Chi' in China and 'Prana' in India. Reiki is also a non-invasive therapy that is used to treat the person holistically and to restore harmony to the physical and spiritual bodies.
Usui Teate Reiki
The original Japanese form of Reiki is markedly different from the manner in which it has ended up being practised in the West. Originally known as Usui Teate, it was considered a spiritual path to enlightenment, based around meditation, self-healing and regular spiritual empowerments. Considerable emphasis was also placed on the importance of living and practising the Reiki precepts. Usui's system was deeply rooted in Tendai Buddhism and Shintoism, with Tendai Buddhism providing the spiritual teachings and Shintoism contributing methods of controlling and working with the energies. This integrated Reiki course takes Western-style Reiki back to its traditional Japanese roots and reveals the original practices and techniques established by Mikao Usui in the 1920s. Remarkably, about a dozen of his students are still alive, the youngest of whom is 107 years old. They will only speak with one or two people in the West, and much of the information contained within this course has been shared with Chris Marsh, a Reiki Master and high-level Japanese martial arts practitioner from the North East of England. The remainder of the information has been uncovered by Frank Arjava Petter (a Reiki Master living in Japan) and Hiroshi Doi (a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai). However, the most reliable and exciting material comes from Usui's surviving students. A slightly different method of attunement is also used within the Usui Teate Reiki method of healing. Instead of their being 1 distant attunement to each level, you will receive 3 separate Reiju Empowerments which are designed to gently connect you with these life changing energies. These reiju empowerments can be sent together but I normally reserve this method to existing Reiki Master Teachers.