Usui Sensei said, “This is surely a secret process to bring a good fortune and also a miraculous medicine to remedy all kinds of disease”. When you study any level of Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki kai you learn to weave the piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki into your life without complicated charts, odd ritual,s or material objects. ©
As we age the natural abilities we are born with can become overshadowed by the opinions of others and technology. Setting symbols and material objects aside you can embrace your true nature and universal love and harmony once your pathway to what we have come to call Usui Reiki has been opened.
Once a person’s pathway has been opened by a qualified Usi Reiki Ryoho Shihan, Usui Reiki (often called Reiki light or Reiki energy) flows through his or hers hands, eyes, breath and other areas to all imbalances in mind, body and spirit–which includes the energy field around each life form. This is complete healing, which includes life force energy, ki, inner healer and all energies centers within the energy field (aura). This is integrated healing that comes with universal wisdom.
The inner healer within any life form can malfunction. The balance and harmony of Usui Reiki corrects and enhances so that healing can begin, and continues stay on track in the way that is best for the life receiving at that time.
It is the light of universal unconditional love & harmony (Usui Reiki) that has the power to heal as needed, not symbols. Simply put, symbols become cumbersome training wheels once you are able to resonate fully with universal energy.
Advanced Usui Reiki Ryoho is self-growth, which includes expanding awareness without ego, resonating with universal energy and the ability to allow the universal vibrations of love and harmony to flow purely without interruption.
Once Mikao Usui attained enlightenment he was without ego at all times and in all places; he was said to have been a furnace of positive healing energy. While in martial arts he went beyond grand master, in the healing spiritual practice he created he did not use any title and did not give titles to his students. Usui Sensei focused on sharing the gift he had been blessed to receive from the universe, and not promoting himself. Advanced Usui Reiki Ryoho is benching the thinking mind and allowing Usui Reiki to flow in its pure form to the core of all atoms universal wisdom knows are in need.
Healing is not fixing or removing blocks, it is something you can feel in a way that gently improves the quality of life as you return to the state of well-being best for you at that junction in time. With machines time does not matter, they can be fixed as long are you have the right parts and skill.
Your focus and ability to allow Usui Reiki flow through you without complicated rituals and symbols is one of the things that makes the difference in the healing that occurs. “The healing that occurs is a barometer of the practitioner’s or Shihan’s spirituality.” © international Hiroshi Doi 202. In classes Doi Sensei pointed out that responsibility of healing rests with the healee and not the healer. This is one of the reasons why animals, birds, etc who are without judgement, sometimes heal faster and more fully that some people.
It is common for those following the essence in which Usui Sensei created Usui Reiki Ryoho to refer to Usui Reiki as Reiki Light, Reiki energy, or wave of love. <What is Reiki>
Light is energy, life is energy.
Life is love, which is also energy.
Usui Reiki is universal energy , which is the light and unconditional love that gives a glow to life.
If you are a Reiki practitioner and you feel strongly that you want more powerful ability, mysterious experiences, and more symbols, it is best for you to look within. When you look within and feel the light of Usui Reiki flowing through you, and your awareness expands allowing you to see things around you that you did not see before.
Usui Reiki is complementary, it enhances other positive techniques and supports the effectiveness of healing modalities such as scientific medical healing treatments, therapies, and medications. science, Each person feels energies differently and each life-form heals differently at different moments in time.
“Some may seek self-realization method or a wish come true method in place of Reiki. The universe allows free will, but these self-realization methods are not Usui Reiki Ryoho”. international © Hiroshi Doi 1999
Going the through the exercises in the levels of Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai also allows you to connect fully with the true you that only you can fully know. Your positive skills/talents in all areas are enhanced by Usui Reiki, which allows you to develop them to your fullest potential when you are ready.
As you advance you let go the worry of allowing Usui Reiki to flow to another life that does not want to heal its mind, body or spirit. You also let go the worry of having to place your hands on another as you learn the best way for you to connect over any distance or time. The universe allows freewill. if the higher-self of any life form does not want Usui Reiki flowing to him or her, it simply does not flow.
- trusting in universal wisdom
- practicing Byosen Reikan-ho, which you are introduced to in the first level.
- going beyond charts, graphs and material objects.
- feeling your life rhythm and the universal rhythm
- knowing your heart is the place of true knowledge and not emotion.
- daily repeating the Gokai (five precepts) from your heart
- daily practicing the Japanese exercises and meditations that lead you to your true self/your dharma.
- transcending training wheels such as symbols, music and material objects.
- simply allowing universal love and harmony to flow into all areas of life in its pure form.
There are only four levels in Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai; while the fourth is teachers level, each of the other levels is important and honorable when practiced in the way they were in the 1920s and 1930s in Japan. <read more>
It is good to remember that Mikao Usui created three symbols in 1925 to help those students who required something visual to connect with energy.
Clocks are perfect examples of symbols. Clocks are symbols of our measuring of time; they are not time and cannot create nor change time. Reiki symbols are only training wheels to use until you have developed Byosen Reikan-ho.
The next time you feel you need to learn a new symbol think back to the 1960s when the peace symbol appeared around the world. If symbols had power we would all be experiencing world peace. What have become know as Reiki symbols are training wheels used to help students until they can recognize vibrations and trust in universal wisdom.
As you develop the awareness to embrace the piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki you connect with your reservoir of compassion. As you move through the four levels this connection not only allows you to help people and other life forms, but increases your self-growth.
“When you see others and yourself healing it is not a measure of how well you are using a tool, but is a barometer of your spirituality”. international ©. Hiroshi Doi 2002 — good to remember that Hiroshi Doi does not speak English so everything is a translation. The translations I post are only those from people who have studied under him and respect him.
Usui Sensei created the perfect recipe for healing mind, body and spirit in the best way the life receiving. This is why Usui Reiki Shihans (master instructor) do not add in rituals from other practices, material objects or new symbols. <read more>
I remind you of the quote I have on my What is Reiki page . . .
“The word “reiki” is used often by spiritual therapists during (the) Meiji (1868-1912), Taisho (1912-1925) and early Showa (1926-1988) Era. Many people used the phrase “reiki ryoho” to refer to their therapies, and “reiki ryoho” is not original with Usui Sensei. The name Usui Sensei used was “Usui Reiki Ryoho, which is origiankl with Usui Sensei .” © 2002 Hiroshi Doi.
No one can master universal energy or Mikao Usui’s spiritual practice, but you can master youself. Mastering the mysteries of self is one of the wondrous things you learn through Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai.
Hiroshi Doi, who joined the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in 1993, summarized the style he created, Gendai Reiki Ho (Modern Reiki method for healing) by saying — “Ayashiku-nai, Okashiku-nai, Muzukashiku-nai”. Translated into English it is, “nothing fishy, nothing odd, nothing difficult”.
Your higher-self connecting with that piece of the source of all energy that makes you become the tuning fork, so you have no need to purchase one.
When I studied with Hiroshi Doi Sensei, through a translator, he said in the class “There are Reiki teachers that can be great teachers, but there are no grand masters in Usui Reiki.” There are grand masters in martial arts, and Mikao Usui was a grand master in martial arts; he did not refer to himself even as a master in the healing art/spiritual practice that he founded.
What appeared in several photographs I took in my healing studio, two of which are shown on this page, was unexpected. As was what appeared in another shown on my What are Gendai Reiki-ho and Kmoyo Reiki Kai page .
The photo to your left is a visual the universe gave to me to show me that universal energy is present even when we are not aware of it. This was before digital cameras and photo shop. I was using my Canon 35mm (old fashion film camera) with average color print film, the afternoon Western sunlight and holding a tea light candle in my hands while my camera was on self timer.
This visual is only a finger pointing to the infinite cords (as in music) contained within the universal vibrations we call Usui Reiki. The colors, like Reiki symbols, have no power, they simply represent something in my reality because it was a visual for me. In classes I explain more about this color appearing in one vision I had.
Opening the envelope of photographs in my car I did not expect to see anything like this. My intention was to take a photograph of my hands in such a way as to show a visual representing the light that flows with universal love and harmony.
The photograph at the top of Reiki healing sessions page <click here to see this page> came from that same roll of film, and as you see there are no colors. The colors also appeared in one frame when I was taking photographs of me allowing Usui Reiki to flow my Scottish Terrier. Both photos were taken in my healing studio (Natural Healing & Learning Center) with the same Canon film camera and average Kodak film.
As you may have read in other places, while our eyes may capture over 400 billions bits per second we are only aware of a few thousand bits per second. Even though I was certain the camera had captured what my eyes had not, my left brain planted the seed of doubt. The local lab that processed the film and printed the photographs checked the negatives, prints, and my camera for light leaks. The only explanation for the colors is the piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki.
I strongly suggest that you do not attempt creating photographs combining your hands and flames, but rather resonate with your reality of universal energy and see where that takes you.
You can think of learning Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai in much the same way as I create my sculptors.
First you begin with a block or form–such as the whole you, which includes your body, all levels of your consciousness, and your spirit.
You take away from that block what is not needed; complicated and negative beliefs from too many possible sources to list.
All Those things that can be preventing you from seeing/revealing the beauty that is within.
With Japanese Usui Reiki taking away all the complicated unneeded things brings the balance and harmony that creates a healing rhythm in the whole life form or event.
It may take hours of sanding and polishing, but the end result is a beautiful form that is uniquely yours.
Your brain has various sects in which to store memory, and all your other cells store memory, but when you know something it is within that place commonly referred to as the heart center, which is the place of true knowledge.
Living by the essence of Mikao Usui’s first awakening and then being opened to what he connected to in his second awakening is advanced Reiki.
In Shoden (level/degree one) you learn to accept/be at peace with your present moment. The empowerment (attunement) is the beginning from which you move forward.
One of the beautiful things that comes with Mikao Usui’s spiritual practice is balance and harmony. When every corner of this world is in-balance and with harmony there will be World Peace.
When you recognize harmonic and inharmonic vibrations, and trust in Usui Reiki (universal wisdom) the ground on which you stand looks much different then it did before. Life does throw curves balls at everyone from time to time. Once you learn how to be aware of curved balls, and how to move when you see one, your life and the lives around become more harmonious.
Once Usui Reiki Ryoho left Japan various people changed the original method, resulting in hundreds of styles. Nevertheless, no Usui Reiki teacher or practitioner of any style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho will ever claim to be better then another, know secrets, or claim to know more than Mikao Usui.
Usui-Sensei was said to have taught each person with the experience he or she came to him with, so perhaps no one person will ever know all of his method. Then again, only members of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai know what is taught within the Gakkai. What we all do know is that Usui Reiki Ryoho improves the quality of life.
When you take the time to learn the factual history surrounding the method Usui-Sensei created, you erase the word secret from your mind and replace with ‘amazing’ or ‘awesome’, or ‘humbling’, or ‘astonishing’, or similar adjectives. Allowing Reiki to flow to anything organic or inorganic over time and distance simply feels natural as you understand that time and distance are human creations not recognized by the universe.
We can all have negative reactions to drugs, various herbs, materials such as latex, dyes, and other things. I have not met anyone who has had a negative reaction to universal unconditional love and harmony.
King Solomon’s words reflect those of many other wise people through the centuries, “That which you know in your heart is that which you are”. This also reflects the basics of Mikao Usui’s spirituatl practice being the Gokia said from your heart.
Advanced Usui Reiki is actually cultivation of the mind. It may take time and practice to bench your mind and ego, but when you do this you will find yourself in that warm, harmonious, safe place, which becomes your reality.
Letting go your ego allows the “true universal you” to surface, and your skills to unfold and bloom. When you authentic-self shines you might be amazed. The positive way in which Reiki has touched many of my students and clients falls into the category of amazing.
The photograph to your left was taken in the Natural Healing & Healing Center. Patty Caldwell, is an accomplished quilter who watched her talents unfold in a new exciting way during that space between completing the Okuden and Shinpiden levels of Gendai Reiki Ho.
At one of my monthly Koryukai (gathering) she brought in a few of her current quilts to show those attending.
These are just a few of the elegant quilts that Patty Caldwell continues to create as her quilting skills advance.
When Universal love and harmony is allowed to flow uninterrupted, what occurs in mind, body, and spirit can be amazing.
I was blessed that three of her Usui Reiki Shihans impressed upon me how important it is to blend Reiki into my life 24/7.
A quote from Abraham Lincoln, a United States president, reflects on Mikao Usui’s meditation that allowed for his second awakening , “If you want something you’ve never had before, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done before.”
If you want universal love and harmony to emanate from you it is easy. You simply allow a form of energy new to you to freely flow through you once a qualified Usui Reiki Shihan who has opened your pathway to the universe.
Mikao Usui connected to Universal energy in 1921, created his method in 1922 and passed on in 1926, but the wisdom he shared is ageless. In the hours of study with your Reiki Shihan you see Usui Sensei’s essence in the words of Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Hunter Patch Adams, Dale Carnegie and many more.
Dale Carnegie gives a perfect example of trusting in the universe when a young blind boy was asked to find a mouse that was lost in the classroom. The teacher asking him to do this recognized that the universe had given Stevie Morris something no one else in the class had, a remarkable awareness of hearing, to compensate for his lack of visual sight.
Usui Reiki Ryoho allows those people with physical challenges that medical science lists in the ‘cannot be cured’ category to experience happiness in the manner best for him or her. Curable from within can take many forms, and Usui Reiki helps those forms to be uncovered.
We cannot visually see all that is within each of the zillions of atoms within the mind, body, and spirit. We cannot know the source of all symptoms the body chooses to show. The nice thing is that we do not need to see or know; Usui Reiki directed by universal wisdom knows where to flow and what to do when it arrives. If this sounds a bit magical, it perhaps is because universal energy is one of those things beyond logical reason. Actually each time you look out your window, you can see that way in which nature unfolds is magical.
One of the things that helps with assimilation is knowing in your heart that you are being opened to that which is new to you and being grateful for the shifts that take place in your mind, body or spirit.
The ability to allow Reiki to flow through you begins as soon as you receive your first invitation/empowerment/attunement. This ability improves not only by each level you complete, but by self-purifying, self-growth and lots of practice.
Advanced Usui Reiki is recognizing that it is a spiritual practice. The further a Usui Reiki practitioner or Shihan grows spiritually the purer universal love and harmony flowing through them becomes.
It takes time to form actual knowledge, and there is no instant download for the essence of universal love and harmony to be embodied by your jing. In spite of this, each step of the Usui Reiki Ryoho journey is blissful, if you allow it to be so.
The photograph to you right was taken by one of my students. It shows something neither of us expected. At first glance, this photograph looks like it should be tossed. As always, the word ‘should’, is best tossed.
At second glance, what appears above my upward turned palms makes it a perfect photograph.
It is the message within the photograph that makes it perfect.
This photograph was also taken with 35mm film, and appears here just the way it developed.
I am out-of-focus even though settings on the Canon Rebel camera were set for me to be in-focus. The white circle that clearly appears above my hands is an energy circle.
Many forms of energy create visuals. I never expected energy circles to appear in any photographs taken of me Universal energy does not go by human expectations. This photograph shows that the balance and harmony that flows through a person outshines physical appearance and clothing.
Take a moment and think about the various people that impressed you throughout your life. Do you remember the clothing he or she wore, or the hair style? Or do you remember what he or she did or said. It is the energy flowing from a person that makes the biggest impression.
Regardless of what molecule you examine, energy is at the core.
Usui Reiki flows to the core to bring healing balance & harmony
Rituals only require, an intention, a plan that can be remembered, something material or visual that has meaning to you, a designated space, and an ending meaningful to you.
The next time your family has dinner or friends have tea, make it a ritual and enjoy.
Do a ritual just for you to end your day in a pleasant relaxing way. Run a bath, do the Reiki technique to cleanse the bathroom (or the whole house), then do Hatsurei-Ho or a similar exercise, light some scented candles, allow Usui Reiki to flow into the bath water, and soak away all imbalances of the day while repeating the Gokai. Once you do this you are doing Advanced Reiki.
Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki , the styles I enjoy teaching, are often called Japanese Reiki. At URRI 2002 in Canada, I met approximately eighty other Reiki Shihans (master/teachers) from around the world, each with their own chi/qi/ki/prana going along with Usui Reiki to share with others. No style honoring the tradition of Usui Reiki Ryoho is better then any other.
Following are the words of one of my Japanese Reiki Shihans, Doi-Sensei, Hiroshi Doi. These words are copyright 1998, 1999 Hiroshi Doi. He speaks Japanese, but one who understands the meaning behind the words translated this.
Usui Reiki is energy from the timeless universe and cannot be rushed. Each person’s pathway will only open as much as he or she is ready for at a given junction in time regardless of age, sex, educational level, or religious background.
If you indulge yourself in Japanese history you will see the factual history of Usui Sensei is much more intriguing than the numerous canards. While Usui-Sensei became one with the light and lived in higher dimensions spirituality his body, relatives, and friends were still subjected to follow the political rule of the day.
Stories are a wonderful way to get one’s point across, and the imagination is a wonderful gift. Each person has the right to believe whatever he or she wishes. Whatever a person chooses to believe about the history of Usui Reiki Ryoho it cannot take from the fact that the gift of connecting to the universal vibrations of love and harmony that Mikao Usui passed on is among the ultimate of gifts.
When Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai becomes a part of your life you will feel that welcome relief as the worry of where to place your hands is let go. Hand positions like symbols are teaching tools.
Trusting in Reiki to guide us, we do not need to know medical details, pressure points, the recognized 32 chakras, meridian (nadia) channels, colors, or other details used in various healing modalities.
Usui Reiki can be allowed to flow into everything, even hobbies you may have. Sculpting is one of the things I enjoy doing At the bottom of this page are photographs of one of my sculptures that appeared when I focused on Usui Reiki only.
When I stepped back and looked at the form the words of one of my college professors came to mind, “form does not have to resemble details of life. Form flows, that is art.”
Usui Reiki Ryoho is a healing art in that it flows without any preconceived form; energy can take many forms.
Daily practice allows Usui Reiki to flow in a pure way that can enhance all your skills and relationships, even those in the work place.
However, they are shots taken of the same sculpture from different sides.
The vibrations of love and harmony are always the same. Different Usui Reiki practitioners and teachers go into the light and connect to the energies within in his or her own reality.
No way is better then another, simply different and once all the training wheels and personal aids are put aside the unencumbered universal energy is the same.
It is good to remember that Mikao Usui went so deeply into meditation that one could say he lost consciousness. When he discovered what he had connected to during his extremely meditation, he continued to expand his connection and practice to the extent where it is possible that centuries will pass before another person gains the knowledge that he did. In the meantime, we can all enjoy the journey as we toss obsolete training wheels and props along the way.©
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