Usui Reiki is what we have come to call that piece of universal energy, the source, to which Mikao Usui opened; it brings balance to atoms in need and surrounds with harmony. What is in-balance and with harmony heals in a way that returns the receiver to his or her wellbeing.
Just as gravity does not require symbols to bring anything down once it has been thrown into the air, Usui Reiki does not require symbols for it to flow. Reiki symbols are only training wheels used until a student learns to resonate with Usui Reiki.
I wrote the following for an April 2015 issue of Maine Women’s Magazine to show how the original spiritual practice Mikao Usui created is different from complex modalities requiring calculated charts and material objects. I studied directly under Hiroshi Doi Sensei and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei, each is a Japanese Shihan living in Japan with only two Shihans between himself and Mikao Usui the founder.
“Nothing fishy, nothing odd, nothing difficult”– (English translation) © Hiroshi Doi This Japanese Shihan (master instructor/teacher of high standing) was referring to the style of Usui Reiki Ryoho that he created to teach others the original spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded in 1922.
This spiritual practice is neither a belief system nor a religion. It is a method of allowing universal love and harmony to flow to the core of all cells/atoms in need in mind, body, and spirit in all life forms. Rather than masking symptoms Usui Reiki flows to the core of what is causing the symptoms, and helps those learning to align with universal harmony.
Usui Reiki brings balance and surrounds with harmony; what is in-balance and surrounded with harmony heals in the way best for the receiver at that junction in time. No one can receive too much Usui Reiki or have it flow to the wrong place as no human can direct universal energy; when a person tries to direct universal harmony inharmonic vibrations are created. .
As Usui Sensei (honorable teacher) said, there is an inner healer within each life form; Usui Reiki supports and enhances the healer within forming a restorative rhythm in mind, body and spirit—integrated healing at its best. All styles honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho are complementary, respecting and enhancing professional medicine and other positive healing modalities.
The hardest thing about learning a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho is benching the thinking mind. In 1925 Usui Sensei saw that some students were having difficulty in feeling energy without something visual; he created three symbols for them to use as training wheels. Since then various teachers have created more than the original three symbols to help their students.
The easiest thing when learning a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho is entrusting your hands to Usui Reiki to be guided by Byosen and Hibiki (hands feeling inharmonic and harmonic vibrations and universal energy). Once you know the differences between life force energy, Ki energy, and universal energy, and inharmonic and harmonic vibrations, there is no need to use any symbols or hand positions.
Tools used in other healing modalities are not needed in Usui Reiki Ryoho; the Practitioner or Shihan simply becomes the tuning fork. Once your pathway has been opened and you learn Usui Sensei’s spiritual practice, it is just you, the knowledge in your heart, and that beautiful piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki flowing through you. Simple yet profound.
Written by Roberta R. Barnes Gendai Reiki-ho Shihan, and Komyo Reiki Kai Shihan, Master Herbalist, Guided meditation therapist, and Author.
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