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The Lost Steps of Reiki (DVD preview)


The Lost Steps of Reiki (DVD) ASIN: 1890405256 with Dr. Kevin Ross Emery Have you ever felt that Reiki was missing something? Was part of a larger system? Could be more intuitive and powerful? This live, 2 hour class features the creator of the Wei Chi System of Natural Healing, Dr. Kevin Ross Emery. Dr. Kevin leads you through an alternative history of Reiki – unknown to most Usui practitioners – and describes the life and times of Reiki’s original creative force, the Tibetan shaman Wei Chi. Dr. Kevin explores the differences between Usui Reiki as it arrived in the West from its original, holistic form practiced in Wei Chi’s day and how we can apply those philosophies and techniques to Reiki today. A must for seekers and Reiki practitioners, this class is challenging, entertaining, and above all, informative. Discover what has been missing from Reiki all this time! For more information, go to www.kevinrossemery.com

30 Day Reiki Challenge


30DayReikiChallenge.Com has created the Ultimate Reiki Challenge for you. The 30 Day Reiki Challenge is designed with all Reiki levels, All Reiki styles and all Reiki lineages in mind to help Reiki Practitioners from all walks of life to make their Reiki the best that it can be.

Is stress keeping you from offering your best to your Reiki clients? An experiment conducted by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz and Dr. Beverly Rubik {found in The Energy Healing Experiments by Gary E. Schwartz. Pg. 139} presents evidence to suggest that Reiki practitioners who give sessions while under stress are not providing quality energy until their stress levels are reduced. The experiment involved applying a certain amount of heat to cultures of E. coli bacteria (bacteria found in the human digestive system) until the E. coli colony’s growth had been reduced by 50% due to death or damage to the cells. Fourteen Reiki practitioners were asked to provide sessions to one set of E. coli test tubes over a period of three days, treating a separate set each day. As part of the procedure, they each filled out a standard wellness form every day. There were also matched sets of test tubes to act as a control. If the Reiki proved effective, the treated E. coli samples would show greater growth than the control sample.

Amazingly, almost half of the Reiki treated samples showed a decrease in growth and healing. After pondering the situation for a few days, the possibility of the Reiki practitioner’s emotional state negatively impacting the test occurred to Dr. Schwartz. As he looked over the wellness forms, he found that the E. coli samples showing decreased growth were treated by practitioners that reported high levels of stress that day. It was also noted that those practitioners felt much better after flowing Reiki for fifteen minutes. This prompted Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Rubik to modify the experiment.

The fourteen Reiki practitioners were asked to return for another two days. They filled out the wellness forms, as before, but this time they were to give Reiki to another person for fifteen minutes before treating the E. coli samples. The results were interesting. The overall growth rate for the twenty-eight test tubes (fourteen practitioners times two sessions) showed significant statistical growth in almost three quarters of the samples. When examining the other one quarter that did not grow positively, it was discovered that the practitioners working with those test tubes were significantly more stressed than the others.

This experiment reveals the importance of considering our own health and mental state as Reiki practitioners. It is very easy to get caught up in taking care of others and ignoring our own needs but if we are not balanced, not only do we suffer but our clients do as well. William Lee Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training recommends giving yourself Reiki for a few minutes before every session and the E. coli experiment validates this practice. In the future, take the time to address your own needs before taking care of another’s. You will be of far greater service that way.

Jason Hundley is an Usui and Karuna Ki Reiki Master Teacher with 3 years of experience practicing and 13 months teaching. Please visit Your Integrated Self for more articles or Online Reiki Course for information on learning Reiki online.

Reiki Courses and Levels

Reiki (pronounced ray kee) is a Japanese word made up of two characters, rei meaning spirit and ki or life force. The term is usually translated universal life energy or life force.
The closest parallel in Western philosophy to the practice of Reiki is faith healing or the laying on of hands in a spiritual sense. The Reiki practitioners believe the the life force is channeled through the bodies to the hands where it can be sent into the body of the client or patient. This is done through two processes, first attunement to receive the flow of the life force by the Reiki master, then the positioning of the hands and sometimes other parts of the body such as the eyes or the breath to channel this flow to the patient.
Those who wish to become Reiki therapists under traditional Usui Reiki must learn from a Reiki master in an unbroken line from the original Grand Master. According to traditionalists, Reiki cannot be learned; it must be experienced.
All training courses in the United States originate from the Grand Master, Mrs. Hawayo Takata who claimed to be a student of one of the students trained by Usui. Although some of her claims are not able to be confirmed, such as the statement that no Reiki Grand Masters in Japan survived World War II, she trained at least 21 masters in the years between 1970 and 1980 in the traditional Usui method.
Even amongst traditionalists, the Reiki course will differ somewhat, as some Masters do not teach students to pass on the method to others, only to use it in healing. Others insist to be recognized as a Master, the student must be able to teach the techniques.
The traditional Reiki course consists of three levels, Levels I and II can usually be mastered in one 6-8 hour session for each component. Level I for example would include information about the history of Reiki, a ceremonial process called attunement, which is a structured formalized series of movements, chants, hand positions and touching, provided by the Master to each of the students. There are four attunements during the Level I course. Also included in Level I is practice of the hand positions required for Self-Attunement and later, practice of the same hand positions as they are used on another person. The Level I Reiki is completed with the first session.
Some people elect to stop at Level I, but others choose to continue to Level II Reiki. The second course is taught in two 3 hours sessions, sometimes separated by over night, but at least 2 hours must elapse between the first and second sessions in order to provide learning and memorization of the names and descriptions of the Reiki symbols. These symbols are important to the practitioners and must be called and drawn correctly so that they may be visualized correctly when applying attunement or therapy to oneself or to others. Two more attunements are given during the Level II course.
At Level III, a divergence of opinion among Masters occurs. Some treat Level III as a continuation of Level II with additional emphasis on both the symbols and channeling the life energy, as well as practicing distance healing; while others believe that to complete Level III, sometimes called Reiki Master Level, the student must successfully teach others the techniques of Reiki.

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Message From the Heavens: Celestial Reiki

Let’s break the concept down into simpler explanations. If you don’t know what Reiki is, in a nutshell, it is a technique or a spiritual practice that is used to heal. In simpler terms the practice reduces stress and induces deep relaxation, among other benefits.

The technique was developed by Japanese Mikao Usui and was primarily intended as a form of therapy that could be used in tandem with conventional techniques for treating physical, emotional and mental illnesses. It is a healing technique.

The concept of celestial Reiki is the same. But instead of having a spiritual experience limited here on Earth, one who practices celestial Reiki takes into account the other planets of the solar system as well as stars and constellations, particularly the star constellations of the 12 signs of the zodiac.

According to the teachings of Reiki, there’s an energy that can be channeled to help heal diseases. This energy is universal and flows within us as our “life force”. This life force energy dictates our feelings and dispositions. The more active the energy flows through us, the healthier and happier we become.

With celestial Reiki, the “life force” that is used to heal in ordinary Reiki is taken further. The earth’s core “life force” energy is used to heal the mind, body and soul. And since all planets and star systems emit a particular “life force” signature, celestial Reiki practitioners harness that energy and use the energy from the celestial bodies to heal the human body.

Reiki treatment involves the whole body. This includes the body’s physical state and its emotional, intellectual and, of course, the spiritual well being. When you look at it, Reiki is a simple self-improvement technique. And since the “life force” energy it teaches is said to be present in all things, anybody can use this energy to heal and promote recovery.

It’s not limited to individual energy, but encompasses the universe. This is why the “life force” energy in Reiki is infinite. And regardless of how many times or how many people use it, the “life force” energy can always be utilized to heal.

However, Reiki is not taught but rather the ability is transferred by a Reiki master to his student during the stage of what they call “attunement.” At this level, the Reiki master passes the ability of Reiki to a student allowing hem to tap to the “life force” energy which will give him the ability to heal wounds and illnesses and generally improve one’s quality of life.

One need to emphasize, however, that Reiki is not a religion. Instead, those who practices Reiki get more intimate with their own religion, understanding and enriching their own religious beliefs. A Reiki practitioner has to promote the way of good living in order to master the flow of the “life force” and promote harmony and peace for true healing to happen.

Going back to celestial Reiki, what we currently know about the solar system and stars is given a new light by practicing this form of Reiki.

Understand that the universe’s “life force” energy can be channeled it into one’s hands to heal not only on the individual level but eventually heal the whole planet as well. And by connecting with each planet and star system, Reiki practitioners are able to accomplish such feat.

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Primordial Lineage – Shibumi Reiki

Lineage in the Reiki community is one of those tenacious subjects that never really goes away. Many Reiki students first hear about their own lineage from their teacher and, from then on, it can become increasingly relevant to them.

In many traditions, lineage is used as a kind of validation that the practices, methods and teachings taught in the tradition really do stem back to the person who first created them. This means that, within some of the more competitive corners of our Reiki community, lively “my lineage is shorter than your lineage” discussions flourish abundantly. There is often an unspoken belief lurking quietly beneath this kind of discussion, that a shorter lineage can make a teaching more relevant, stronger, or even more directly transmitted from Mikao Usui although, if we examine this view rationally, it is impossible to find any logic or common sense in it. However short their lineage is, any teacher can make changes to the practices they teach.

Some Reiki students spend a lot of time collecting lineages from different teachers by attending lots of different classes, keeping track of their resulting personal lineage in a kind of complicated spider’s web or expanded family tree which contains the names of all the teachers they have worked with. The unspoken thought behind this could be based on a need to feel “well connected” within the Reiki community, or it could express a search for pure truth which is, as yet, undiscovered.

These are both rather uncomfortable ideas when placed in the context of spiritual practice, so where does the concept of lineage come from and how does it really relate to us as Reiki practitioners?

In many eastern spiritual schools there are 3 different ways of describing lineages and how they function:

1.Transmission Lineage is used to describe the line of teachers who link current practitioners back to the founder of a particular school, such as Mikao Usui in Reiki or Bodhidharma (Daruma – Japanese) in Zen Buddhism. This kind of lineage validates the practices which are currently taught as being directly transmitted in unbroken line from the founder. It can only work effectively as long as none of the teachers in the lineage have changed those original practices. Keeping practices exactly as they were taught to us is known as “practising purely”.

2.Organisational Lineage is held by the people who are senior members of a particular school and therefore influence what happens within it. This kind of lineage is an administrative tool which allows decisions to be made and actions to be taken for and in the community organisation. It functions in the same way as a senior management structure in businesses.

3.Primordial Lineage is a far deeper and more direct form of lineage. It is the most profound connection to our own reality that we can find within ourselves. It is where we discover our own true enlightened nature deep inside of us. This kind of lineage is the ultimate answer to those “who has the shortest lineage?” competitions. It is not possible to hold a lineage shorter or more direct than the primordial lineage because it is the thing that connects us with our original nature in one simple, pure, deeply profound step. It is available to every practitioner and the person who is responsible for it’s cultivation is ourself. Primordial lineage is our heritage as living beings. It is the centre of our being, our primordial energy.

Primordial energy can be described in many different ways. In some eastern teachings it is described as a direct experience of Emptiness. In other traditions it is seen as discovering our own inner wisdom and knowledge, or the union of wisdom and compassion or wisdom and method. It is the state of being where we are able to see things as they are without any attachments whatsoever. Here we become part of the lineage of all beings who have discovered this primordial energy within themselves. It is this primordial state that eastern spiritual practitioners are aiming to achieve.

As we can see from the definitions above, the primordial lineage is a far more innate kind of lineage than the transmission and organisational lineages, although both these forms of lineage perform extremely relevant functions within the community. The primordial lineage differs from them on a fundamental level in that it is central to each one of us as a human being and therefore as a Reiki practitioner. It is the thing that makes us one with all that is and allows us to understand how that works. It is our true being, stripped of all the paraphernalia that we carry round with us in this life. It is the thing that would be left if all our baggage was miraculously lifted from our shoulders. It is the diamond at our heart that our spiritual practices polish.

The teachings and practices taught in eastern spiritual traditions have their origin in this primordial lineage or energy. It is in this space that the teacher finds the answers to how to teach their students, so that they too can remember their own primordial lineage. This primordial energy has an unlimited potential and therefore is a vast storeroom of limitless methods. In this space the teacher will understand the uniqueness of each student and therefore be able to teach different methods, practices or ideas to each one, depending on their own distinct qualities and abilities.

Seen from this angle, the primordial lineage gives us an explanation of why some Reiki practitioners find it easier to work with the precepts, others prefer chanting the mantras, while others finds it easier to work with symbols and mantras together. The Reiki teacher’s role is to direct their students in such a way that they get the most out of the system of Reiki in order to eventually discover their own primordial lineage.

The foremost reason for being part of a Reiki lineage is to find our own primordial energy. If a teacher is not working with this in mind, but is maybe focussing on gaining personal power or influence, then the primordial lineage cannot function. When it is functioning correctly it empowers the student and teacher together. There is a deepening of self knowledge for both of them. This is the true wisdom that the very best Reiki teachers can show us and help us to work towards.

The relationship between a teacher and student can last many years. With this in mind, choosing a teacher is a significant decision. As students, it is important that we take responsibility for ourselves and our own practice. This means that it is our role to evaluate potential teachers so we can learn how to recognise those that are in the primordial lineage. This will allow us to make a wise decision when we choose a teacher.

Although many students find it tricky to recognise a teacher who is in the primordial lineage, we should remember that this energy is intrinsic to us. It is our birthright and the truest part of ourselves. This means that our recognition can be instinctive and instantaneous. It is never an intellectual thing. We know deep inside ourselves when things feel right and the primordial lineage is the most right part of us, flawless and absolute. Nothing can be more right than that. This is how we can tell whether a teacher is in the primordial lineage. When our Reiki path feels both simple and profound it is clear that the teachings are coming from the primordial lineage root. It is useful to understand that this is where our path should be heading if we are to make the best progress we can.

As Reiki teachers the primordial lineage is what we should aim to be sharing with the students we have accepted. We need to constantly work on our own practices and keep in mind the goal of a personal state of egoless-ness. If we are going to teach as well as possible we need to know ourselves very clearly and honestly. The energy space we are currently able to work in can be misleading. Our mind and ego can be very good at deceiving us. In a mind that is not free from “self” it could be very easy to confuse the energy space we are in with something deeper. Sometimes the best way to make sure we do not fool ourselves is to take guidance from our own teachers. It is comforting to remember that the primordial lineage is always within us, as we work towards finding it.

In many lineages there is an initiation or empowerment. In the system of Reiki it is often called an attunement or reiju. Initiations from a teacher within a lineage help us to become part of that lineage. It is important to understand that an initiation is an active process for both the teacher and the student.

For the teacher, an effective initiation is always given from the space of the primordial lineage or, at a bare minimum, with the primordial lineage in mind. If this is the case, it will trigger an initial experience of primordial energy within the student.

For the student, an effective initiation is received with an openness and willingness to accept it in the intention that we want to practice the system of Reiki to discover our own primordial energy.

If these two principles are not met the initiation can only be a pale reflection of a true primordial initiation with no deep trigger of that energy within the student. In short, the primordial lineage is always the base for any true initiation, empowerment, attunement or reiju. This is relevant to all initiatory spiritual practices.

The central purpose of the Reiki teacher is to work towards finding the primordial energy or lineage within themselves so that they can become an effective vehicle for the initiation to flow through. Once they are working in this lineage they need to be mindful of their role, guiding their students constantly towards discovering their own primordial energy. Each student needs to make a commitment to their own practice, staying in contact with the teacher so that they can be guided into the right way. Without this guidance, the student could quickly become lost in the darkness of dead-ends and side alleys.

As students and teachers, we are given simple tools in the system of Reiki that we can use diligently. This ongoing work will help us to move steadily towards experiencing our own primordial lineage. There is no quick fix option if we really want to deepen our practice and delve into the absolute. “Practise, practise, practise” really does make perfect. Perseverance is not exciting but the rewards are. We can take encouragement from seeing our fellow students and teachers making headway along the path and knowing that our own efforts are helping us to do the same thing.

Help walking the same way is something good that we can share with our fellow practitioners. We all have the potential to experience our primordial energy if we work at our practices steadily and patiently. Working with a teacher who is deeply connected to the primordial lineage and practising with people who are doing the same thing as ourselves are great ways to make sure we don’t get lost down those dead-ends or side alleys as we walk along the path towards our true heritage: our primordial lineage.

Here’s a little bit of that help right now: The next time you are faced with a “my lineage is shorter than your lineage” discussion, remember the truth of your own primordial lineage – and the potential primordial lineage of the person who is facing you.

Bronwen and Frans Stiene are the founders of the International House of Reiki and the Shibumi International Reiki Association. They have been a major influence on global research into the system of Reiki since the early 2000s. Their practical understanding of the Japanese influences on the system have allowed students around the world to connect deeply with this practise.

Quick Intro about Reiki

So do you want to know about Reiki? Ok, let me explain how far I know about Reiki.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Reiki is capable of healing anything because it works at very fundamental levels of reality.
Reiki accomplishes this by providing the recipient enough energy to step above (metaphorically) to see all that and have the courage to let go. Reiki practitioners channel energy in a particular pattern to heal and harmonize.
Reiki energy has several basic effects: it brings about deep relaxation, destroys energy blockages, detoxifies the system, provides new vitality in the form of healing universal life energy, and increases the vibrational frequency of the body.
Reiki is a safe, gentle, non-invasive form of hands-on healing. Reiki healers claim to channel ki into “diseased” individuals for “rebalancing. Reiki healers differ from acupuncturists in that they do not try to unblock a person’s KI, but to channel the KI of the universe so that the person heals. Reiki is very popular among New Age spiritualists, who are very fond of “attunements,” “harmonies,” and “balances.
It is key important to understand that Reiki will enrich your life and give you happiness and health on all levels. Reiki is Universal life force energy, that which sustains life and promotes healing in all living things. But you need to understand that while Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others.
Since the word Reiki means Universal Life Force Energy, it (strictly speaking) refers to the energy and not the specific techniques taught by Reiki Masters. However as Reiki is the common name, and a fine name at that, this is the name we will use here. The limits to Reiki seem to be in the recipients willingness to cast off old habits and patters, to accept change and to accept healing. The other meaning for healing, used in the practice of Reiki as well as other related areas, is the return to greater wholeness. Over time the healing of the worlds ills will be accomplished and, with Reiki in the hands of everyone, that day will come much more quickly. (Please observe that Reiki should never be used instead of medical treatment, it should be used as a compliment and a way to become and remain healthy.
If you are interested in Keiki It is likely you have been guided on your healing journey, your journey of spiritual purpose to many places and many experiences in the past and now find yourself here at this place as you continue to further explore the possibilities for deep healing and inner discovery. Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.
So give Reiki a go, for sure it is a very interesting way of improving your life.

Joaquin has wrote a few articles that have been published in reiki books, regarding how to use reiki stones.

The bear and the eagle, Father Sun and Mother Earth. Nope, this is not an animal or environmental write-up. But rather, this short write-up is about Native American medicine practices and how it can be combined with another Eastern technique called Reiki to come up with a healing method that channels the life force energies of everything that surrounds us.

Practitioners refer to this as Medicine Reiki, a technique which combines the medicinal approaches of Native Americans and the rather spiritual approaches of Japanese Reiki.

But medicine Reiki was not created to surpass any other forms of Reiki but it was created because of a realization that there is a way to broaden and deepen the understanding of the energy that binds us all together. It can be seen as a natural course of action, from a general concept as Reiki, to more specialized forms like medicine Reiki.

By integrating Native American concepts of healing, beliefs and practices to the knowledge of channeling the life force energy of Reiki, healing takes place faster than when using regular Reiki or ordinary Native American medicines alone. How so, you might ask? The answer all lies on how these two elements work.

We take medicines to heal our physical ailments. But because medicines heal only the physical aspects of our body, the possibility of the illness or disease striking twice is not that far off. Medicines offer merely temporary relief. Reiki on the other hand, is an encompassing discipline which targets the physical, mental, spiritual and mental aspects of our existence. Reiki practitioners use the infinite energy that surrounds us, channels that energy and allow it to flow to anyone or anything that needs healing.

By combining these two elements of healing, you’ll get medicine energy that heals beyond its normal capacity. The combination heals both the physical state and the inner dispositions of the body faster as well.

The concept of medicine Reiki is relatively new. It was K’sitew who founded this branch of Reiki in the late 90s. From then on it grew and the practice expanded to include other energies.

The good thing about medicine Reiki is that it can only be used for healing. Unlike when taken alone, medicines can be good and bad, a dualistic energy source. Reiki is a monadic energy which means it is only good energy thus cannot do any harm. When Reiki is integrated with medicine, the dualistic energy of the latter is converted into a monadic energy resulting to a positive form of energy whose only capacity is to heal and not damage or hurt someone.

What also makes medicine Reiki different is that the healing process is done in groups or in small communities. Participation of the community is necessary during the healing sessions creating a closer bond between individuals which is great for sharing energy. The closer the bonds between the members of the group, the greater the energy flows within the group, the better and faster the healing process.

Since the founding of this Reiki technique, more healing methods have developed which draws its origins from Native American medicines.

And as long as practitioners exist, this Reiki healing technique will continue to grow and expand bringing forth new healing methods or techniques that will help people challenge their health and energy levels.

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Reiki Self Healing Part 2


Reiki Self Healing Part 2 For the first part of this video search for Reiki Self Healing Part 1 or visit reiki.org.au. Please note that Reiki.org.au will be online in March. Reiki is a gift from the Creator to humanity. Healing the body is only one of the many benefits that await all Reiki practitioners. In this self-healing video meditation five Reiki Masters joined their intent to create an instrument ofealing, peace and prosperity. Watch the video, listen to the music and follow the guide’s movements–and expect miracles in your life and the lives of your loved ones. If you are willing to open yourself to Divine Love and Wisdowm you too can be a Reiki Master. Visit reiki.org.au for more information and thereisaway.org for more free meditations and chants. Thank you to Llewellyn and Juliana for allowing me to use their magical Reiki Music soundtrack for our meditations. Visit their beautiful site at www.llewellynandjuliana.com/albums/pages-buy/crystalangels.htm