Beginning in Shoden (first teachings) you are guided to improve the quality of your life through resonating with the piece of universal energy that is the vibrations of unconditional love and harmony. As you learn to resonate with universal love & harmony through Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai exercises you clearly see the door to the inner joy of feeling what is so right, that it is difficult to explain.
The multiple empowerments (attunements) you receive in each level are just the beginning. Through Japanese exercises and techniques you can expand your awareness so that you do not need to memorize any symbols or hand positions, or use any material objects. It is simply you and a strong, gentle and helaing piece of universal energy. You are guided to feel/know the differences between life force energy, Ki , universal vibrations of love and harmony, and inharmonic and harmonic vibrations.
I teach all classes in the essence I learned directly from Doi Sensei and Hyakuten Sensei. Doi Sensei and Hyakuten Sensei teach in the way that follows the quintessence of the original spiritual practice Usui Sensei founded.
Through classes and practicing on yourself and other people and animals, peace, tranquility and joy become your internal GPS to improving the quality life.
Hiroshi Doi Sensei said in class, “The practice of Gendai Reiki-ho is learning to live in an energetic state of Love and Harmony rather than living by manmade rules, symbols, materials”© Hiroshi Doi 1999. <read What is Usui Reiki>
from a qualified Usui Reiki Ryoho Shihan (master instructor), in a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho, is one of the most important things you can do for you and others. Usui Reiki is not something you turned off and on with symbols or other training wheels. Once your pathway has been opened by a qualifies Shihan that wave of love and harmony gently weaves into all areas of your life without harming anyone or anything.
The empowerments (attunements) are just the beginning; through Japanese exercises and techniques you learn to weave universal love and harmony into all areas of your life. As your vibration raises and the quality of your life improves you touch all around you in a positive way.
Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai model Usui Sensei’s essence in easily weaving universal love and harmony into your daily life . The only things required to learn these Japanese exercises, techniques, and meditations are listening with an open mind/heart and a desire to learn.
I break down the hours required for each level into multiple classes so that you obtain the full benefits without being overwhelmed. I am available to ask questions as needed between classes and after you have completed any level. I hold a monthly Koryukai (gathering) and I offer a monthly newsletter to my students.
I am approved by the National Certification Board for therapeutic Massage & Body work (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. These Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho not only improve the quality of your life, but it adds that gentle and beautiful healing touch to each massage you give.
ANIMAL REIKI is simply Usui Reiki Ryoho flowing to an animal that is not a human being. Unlike modern medicine, Usui Sensei’s method is not subdivided into People Reiki, Animal Reiki, etc. You might say it is all-life Usui Reiki Ryoho. There are no limits to the healing; through exercises you experience Usui Reiki flowing to the mind, body and spirit together of all life forms.
To your left you see a Scottish terrier enjoying a mini Reiki Healing session. People often bring their dogs in for healing sessions; dogs are so open to receiving that the mini Reiki healing session is most commonly used. If a dog, or other, is not open to hands-on you learn how to let flow from a distance that is best for both of you.
- Shoden is the first teachings in which your focus in on self -healing and self-growth. When you heal yourself you heal your family, your group, your community and our world.
- Okuden take you deeper into this spiritual practice as it boosts you ability to resonate with Usui Reiki and allow it to flow over time and distance.
- Shinpiden is to learn how to transform oneself into your guide of the higher dimensional ways. Level three is a very spiritual level and a must before you go on to the 4th which allows you to teach others.
- Gokuikaiden is the teacher’s level when you embrace the essence of what Usui Sensei called a “Method to Achieve Personal Perfection”.
The number of Japanese exercises and techniques in each level require hours of instruction and practice. Each level (except Pre-Shoden for children) requires at least 12 hours, and a detailed manual for that level. The certificates for each level reflect Doi-Sensei’s and Hyakuten-Sensei’s.
The meaning behind the Japanese names of exercises and techniques I explain in classes as I learned directly from Hiroshi Doi and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto. The meaning behind the words is important as evident in one exercise where the English pronunciation is the opposite of the Japanese meaning.
Because I was blessed to be lucky enough to study Gendai Reiki-ho directly under Hiroshi Doi and because I teach in the way he taught me, Natural Healing & Learning Center is certified by Gendai Reiki Kyokai <read more Shihan Roberta R. Barnes>
Through Gendai Reiki Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai you learn to . . .
- release and purge past negative karma and energy.
- live in a way so as to create positive karma instead of negative karma.
- uncover the true/authentic universal you.
- see the power in three simple words.
- expand your awareness in life through the Japanese exercises, techniques, and meditations.
- resonate with the universal love and harmony purely flowing through you.
- easily allow Usui Reiki to flow to mind, body and spirit together
- understand that an empowerment (attunement) is just the beginning
- align with the balance and harmony of universal wisdom.
- see what is right with you and the world, and that balance & harmony heal in the best way for that junction in time
When you listen and follow the guidance in Gendai Reiki Ho or Komyo Reiki Kai classes you will be able to easily allow Usui Reiki to flow purely at any time in any place. <see current scheduled classes>
How I teach is best described by my students:
“To those of you who are thinking of enlightening your lives for the better, I would recommend taking classes from Roberta R. Barnes. I have taken Shoden (level 1), Okuden (level 2), and just completed Shinpiden (level 3), in Gendai Reiki-Ho. It is hard for me to express to others what has happened within me and around me after completing each level. I see the world and those in it differently. The best change has been within myself. I feel more balanced and open to the universe and what it wants to share with me. I feel more happiness and peacefulness then I have felt in a long while. I am finally able to just let go. For me that is a big one. So hard to put into words when the emotions are so overflowing. Roberta is understanding, and all of so many questions she answered patiently.”—Patty C.
“Roberta Barnes is non-judgmental. She creates as atmosphere of safety and acceptance where by a student can express innermost experiences and truly benefit from the Japanese Usui Reiki work. She brings her experience of life, which is extensive, to the work. Coupled with this and her complete trust in Reiki, any student of hers would experience profound growth. Gassho” — Lorraine
There are no short cuts to self-healing or self-growth, but both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai require time to learn; as your awareness expands the quality of your life improves
Imagine your mind being in a state perpetually filled with peace, tranquility and joy, which can happen when you embrace the essence in which Usui Reiki Ryoho case created.
The way your life unfolds is in your hands through which universal unconditional love and harmony can flow.
Knowing the lineage of a Usui Reiki Ryoho practitioner or Reiki Shihan (master instructor), seeing certificates puts you in control of what you want to add into your life. I have only three Japanese Shihans between myself and Mikao Usui in my Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki kai lineage and give my lineage in all student manuals.
Grass does not grow from a download or by reading a book–it just grows. Birds that fly do not do so from a blueprint in a book–they just do. Once you have been opened to the piece of universal energy Usui MIkao connected with, and spent hours studying and practicing, Usui Reiki simply flows through you.
“Everyone is born with the right to be healthy and live with happiness, and the path of Reiki helps us to fulfill that right”. © Roberta R. Barnes 2002
Students’ reviews on my classes:
“She is truly the Real Deal, unpolluted and pure — a fountain of love and harmony. If you are truly looking for a pure honest and factual learning experience, then you need to spend time with Roberta. Her personal emanates Love, Harmony, Knowledge and a Deep respect for all.” -- Nerine
It is not whether the glass is half-full or half-empty that matters; it is what is done with what is in the glass that matters.
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Pre-registration with a $50 non-refundable deposit is required for all levels. The fees listed below can change without notification, so please check when registering.
As you learn to resonate with Usui Reiki you can find yourself being more sociable, productive, energetic, more likely to be in satisfying relationships, generally live longer and your awareness without ego expanding.
Shoden translates as first teachings, and focuses on self-healing. This is the powerful base in creating healing balance and harmony in the essence in which Mikao Usui created his method to achieve personal perfection . This level is reflected in the article I wrote, “It may appear small, but it is powerful”.
The focus of this level is important because, when you heal yourself, you heal your family, your group, your community, and our world.
Through Japanese exercises, techniques and meditations you are guided to experience Usui Reiki filling all cells in mind, body, spirit and your energy field; as you weave balance & harmony into all areas of life you can feel the quality of your life improving.
You receive a detailed Shoden manual, which includes the Japanese name for each exercise, technique, and meditation, most of the factual history I go over in classes and space for your notes. My manuals are a combination of the manual I received from Doi Sensei’s or Hyamuten Sensei and the notes I took in their classes.
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This is a $175.00 investment you make to improve the quality in all areas of your life; paid in cash or by check.
The meaning of Okuden is deeper teachings; Chuden follows the same essence. Shoden prepared you for the higher vibrations that will now be a part of the true your whole self. In this level our vibrations raise; as you practice these exercises your ability to resonate with Usui Reiki is enhanced so that you can easily allow it to flow over time and distance without symbols.
You are guided to let balance and harmony flow to vibrations from your past that might be bringing your vibrations down today. What lies behind you and what lies before you is nothing compared to what lies within you now.
- Your understanding of the essence of this spiritual practice Mikao Usui created deepens and becomes clearer.
- You come to understand Usui Reiki is not limited by man’s measurement of time (past or future) or distance. This allows you to through Japanese exercises connect with the vibrations of the positive in your past and encase the negative with balance and harmony, which touches today/Now in a positive way.
- You are introduced to the symbols/kotodamas/jumons that Usui Sensei created in 1925 to use as training wheels if you feel the need. Training wheels can be cumbersome and exercise help you feel comfort in allowing universal energy to flow without them
- You learn to connect with earth’s energy that comes from universal energy the same way a baby comes for the mother.
- You learn to improve the quality of that which you learned in Shoden and use Byosen Reikan-ho more fully
- Your training expands to what is some people refer to as psychological and emotional healing.
- When I wrote, “The past cannot be changed, but today can” for Ezinearticles.com my focus was on this level.
- You are introduced to the second of the three important deep healing techniques in Usui Reiki Ryoho.
A certificate for the first level for a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho is required when registering for this level.
This level is $275.00 if you have completed the Shoden level in either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me. If you have not completed Shoden in either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me you will receive a Shoden manual along with the manual for this level/degree snd I allow extra time after classes if needed. I ask an extra $25.00 for this; many students find it most beneficial to take the Shoden (level one) first.
This spiritual practice Mikao Usui founded is a personal growth journey; you can uncover the true universal you while you are healing in the best way for you as well as those around you. Gendai Reiki-Ho and Komyo Reiki Kai helps you to strengthen your ki/chi as well as your life force energy.
One of my students wrote – “I just don’t even have the time to write down all the ways that Reiki is pouring into my life and those around me. I feel so blessed and grateful. Each day is like an adventure deeper into Love and Light.” — Jenny
This is the level/degree of deep spiritual growth, it translates into teaching of the mysteries. In those early years when Usui Reiki Ryoho was first taught in Japan this level was extremely difficult for anyone to reach. This requires at least 12 hours in classes and completion of the second level/degree in a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho.
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If you have completed the second level in Gendai Reiki Ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me, the fee is only $375.00.
If you have completed the third level in another style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho this spiritual level where you transcend all symbols will be helpful to move forward on your journey. If you have not completed the second level in either Komyo Reiki Kai or Gendai Reiki-ho extra time after class and copies of the Shoden and second level manuals will be needed; I ask an additional $100.00for this. Many past students have found it more beneficial to complete the Okuden or Chuden level/degree with me first to fully embrace the Japanese exercises and techniques included in this level/degree.
The ages are generally 2 – 12: past twelve most children know there is much more after the basic four hours so they ask to take Shoden, which young people have said helps the with all areas in their public or private schools. The younger we are the less filters we have put in place to block out new ideas. Young people easily open to the depth of Usui Reiki Ryoho as it has come directly from Japan.
I tailor the manual and classes to the age of the child or the group of children learning together.
This level is a combination of Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai.
Because Usui Reiki cannot be directed and symbols have no power. The open minds of children allow them to never require the sue of symbols or other training wheels. As Hiroshi Doi said in class, symbols can slow a person down and cause them to loose their balance.
This is basic 4 hours of instruction and only includes only one empowerment (attunement), but for a child this is perfect.
Some of the exercises for self-growth, given in Shoden are included.
A parent or parent approved adult or older child must accompany the child, which is nice because while she or he does not receive an empowerment or certificate they do get the benefits of the instruction.
A certificate of completion is given along with the manual. This is a $115.00 ($90.00 for children age nine and under) investment in our child learning that with balance and harmony everything goes smoother.
To know more about Japanese styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho and the benefits of Japanese exercises and techniques you can read about Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo /reiki Kai on this site or contact me at 207-445-5671.
This is the level when you combine all your studies together into a rhythm that allows you to invite others into the light (Usui Reiki). There are two purposes for completing this level.
You are shown the importance of teaching what translates as Right Reiki, which is not having to use symbols, odd rituals or material objects. It is teaching to resonate with the profound beauty within the pure flow of Usui Reik.
The first purpose is to complete the circle allowing for continued personal growth. The second purpose is wanting to be able to teach Gendai Reiki-ho as Hiroshi Doi created or Komyo Reiki Kai as Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto created, with no alterations. Both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki are spiritual practices as Mikao Usui intended.
The prerequisite for this level is either a certificate of completion of Shinpiden in Gendai Reiki-ho, or Okuden in Komyo Reiki Kai (third level/degree),
Hiroshi Doi-Sensei said, “It is more proper to call it a training course for Reiki teachers than another step.” You should have already learned to transcend symbols and other such supports prior to beginning this level.
At this level you do not “do” Reiki, you have the goal of becoming Usui Reiki for personal growth. There are no known recorded documents of anyone reaching this goal, but each step of the journey is blissful. Usui Mikao in his humbleness rated himself as a two rather then a one even though he was described as a furnace of energy; since that time no one in the Gakkai has rated themselves higher then a three. This is the reason why this is the master instructor level and not master of the piece of universal energy we call Reiki level.
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This includes many hours of instruction , exercises, practice, integrated empowerment, Reiki Shihan manual, and completion certificate. A certificate for Shinpiden (Level III) in Gendai Reiki Ho or Okuden (level III) in Komyo Reiki Kai is required before taking this level — $895.00.
Some styles have come to call an empowerment Reiju, but as Hiroshi Doi (who joined the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai in 1993) explains Reiju is not an empowerment but a strong focused form of Usui Reiki that depends upon the Reiki Shihan’s intent.
This is Gendai Reiju and not the Reiju that the society Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai currently uses or has used in the past.
Reiju used within the Gakkai is only shared with members of the Gakkai.
The prerequisite for this workshop is to have completed the highest level in Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki, and spent time practicing. Reiju was the term used at one time as the way in which people were originally opened to the universal vibrations of love and harmony. Some call empowerments in Komyo Reiki Kai Reiju, but this is not an empowerment (attunement).
It requires an understanding of direct connection with universal energy, without any training wheels being used. No training wheels/supports such as symbols or kotodamas are used. At gatherings it is customary for a Reiki Shihan to give Reiju to all those attending; this clears any blocks that may have formed in one’s channel and is a wonderful rejuvenating energy flowing through the whole you.
A person will never loose his or her connection to Usui Reiki, but things such as the ego or trying to direct universal energy to do what the human mind thinks is best can taint the universal energy flowing through your pathway.
Tainting of energy reduces the purity and thus we can feel what might be described as a loss in strength.
Reiju is a technique of Usui Reiki Ryoho that has a unique history, which is shared at the workshop.
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Disclaimer –While you are learning this healing spiritual practice it is good to remember that Usui Reiki does not replace professional medical care. Neither Reiki practitioners nor Reiki Shihans can diagnosis or prescribe anything, unless he or she is also a licensed professional medical provider. Usui Reiki never interferes with the treatment of a licensed medical professional, but complements all healing modalities. No Usui Reiki practitioner of any level or Usui Reiki Shihan diagnoses any illness at any time.
I also offer
|Meditation classes that give you the opportunity to gain perception and wisdom in the inner calm. Peace through Meditation is for people beginning meditation and those that have let their daily meditation slip. I also offered classes in outward meditation, sometimes referred to as channeling. In each class she gives guided meditations that are right for the people in that class at that time. Going to the Meditation & Beyond page you can experience my Bluebird guided meditation, which helps you to see the good luck that has always been with you.|
|Various workshops during the year, such as Down the Rabbit Hole, and Raising Your Vibration. In the warmer months of the year, Connecting with Nature workshops are offered in the area surrounding the Natural Healing & Learning Center. <see currently scheduled classes & workshops>|
|Guided meditation Journeys into Your Past, often called past life regressions take you into forgotten times in your current life or in past lives, depending upon your beliefs. These are useful healing tools in changing how you view the past in order to heal the present. These are also often done for self-discovery. My CD, “Finding Your Solutions”, contains 2 of my original guided meditations I offer at a discount to clients in students at my healing studio as part of their healing journey.Herb consultations— provides you with a written report tailored for your challenge at that time. These reports do not replace prescribed medications or licensed medical professionals. The report lists herbs that have helped others with the same challenges, and includes known herb contraindications and drug interactions.|
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