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Someone asked me today….

“Tell me, what is this Reiki thing? Who is this Usui person? And please, make it easy for me to understand. I don’t care for the mumbo jumbo kind of stuff.”

Well, I must have been energized and inspired by the energy of the sun and nature as there was no hesitation on my part and the words just started to flow as I replied:

Reiki is Universal energy. it is within and around all things. It cannot be altered or change or directed in anyway. Mikao Usui did not discover the Universal energy, but he did develop a method and protocol to connect with and share this vital energy with those in need. This method he called "Usui Reiki Ryoho” .

The word “Reiki" translates to "soul energy", and the word “Ryoho" translates to "treatment method". Through his method of working with Reiki, one is taught how to be a channel (for lack of a better term), through whom the Universal energy-Reiki-flows freely and can be shared with those in need through simple touch.

Everyone is capable of this as we are all part of the Universal energy and as Usui sensei pointed out, we all have a soul. Through learning Usui Reiki Ryoho, one becomes proficient in sensing the energies within the physical body and “channeling “ the Reiki (Universal energy) to promote and assist the body's own personal healing processes.

There is nothing mysterious, magical or “woo-woo” to Reiki- it is simply energy — practical , simple and something we all have the ability and capacity to experience and share with one another.

Usui's Reiki method is deeply connected to Japanese culture and Shintoism which is not unusual as this is the background and world that Usui sensei was a part of and living in.

In Jikiden Reiki® we hold true to Usui’s original Reiki teaching and practice methods. Jikiden Reiki® retains the original practices and connections to Japanese culture and history to provide practitioners and recipients with a gentle, effective, natural method of healing and bringing into balance body, mind, heart and spirit.

So, I took a breath and asked.. “how’d I do?” The response was…”how do I sign up?!”

Interested in experiencing a Reiki session or learning Jikiden Reiki®? Visit my website for online booking and/or registration for upcoming Jikiden Reiki® seminars with me, Luci Carpenter, or with Frank Arjava Petter, Dai Shihan and Vice Chairperson of the Jikiden Reiki® Institute of Japan.