The first step in this healing journey is being introduced to the original purposes as created by Usui Sensei. Usui Sensei originally called what he created “my method” (Japanese translator with close lineage to Usui Sensei); then is was “my method to achieve personal perfection”, and then Usui Reiki Ryoho, which I explain the reasons for in classes. The basic principle of the universe is vibrations and harmony
Usui Reiki Ryoho, which the styles Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai honor, is a journey; how far you travel and at what pace is decided by how you are able to resonate with the vibrations we have come to call Usui Reiki. . In classes you receive multiple empowerments (attunements) in each level, as per Japanese tradition, but that is only the beginning.
Ir is through all the Japanese exercises, techniques and meditations that you learn to resonate with an actual piece of universal energy ane to weave that into all of your life. Once your mind/body/spirit together are in balance and with harmony the quality of your life improves, and it is then that you can help other life forms to heal.
he benefits with each progressing level are more rapid and lasting with much less effort as you let go the need for training wheels; training wheels being Reiki symbols and any material objects some teachers introduced to help their students learn.
There may appear to be a lot of text on this site, but it is just a hint of what you will be introduced to in classes. Besides classes you receive a detailed manual for that level, a monthly newsletter and more support. <Scheduled Classes)
One student wrote “I appreciated your website information and background (thorough)–Karen.
Doi Sensei said in classes, “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>
I remember the smiles on other students’ faces and my face as Hiroshi Doi and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto stepped away from symbols and hand positions and shared with us the quintessence of Mikao Usui’s original teachings. <read more on Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai>
Before I continue I say Gassho/thank you & honoring you for not copying anything from this website. (Gassho, the same as many Japanese words, is pronounced differently than you might think)
from a qualified Usui Reiki Shihan (master instructor/teacher of high standing), in a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho as created by Mikao Usui, is one of the most beneficial things you can do for you and those around you. Usui Reiki is the beautiful vibrations of universal unconditional love and harmony that flow through you at all times and in all places once your pathway has been opened by a qualified Usui Reiki Shihan,
When completing the first level you and often those around you, can notice that your vibration is higher. When your vibration raises the quality of your life improves and all around you is touched in a positive way. Mind, Body and Spirit healing together includes all the such categories such as mental, spiritual. and aura.
Whenever Usui Reiki is flowing nothing but the best will happen; it will stop flowing if the higher slef does not want heaing and if the cells have all the energy needed at that present moment. . This relieves you from any fretful worry as to where your hands “should be” or what symbol you “should use”. The certificates and manuals I give reflect those I received from Hiroshi Doi Sensei and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei.
In the Shoden through Japanese exercises you can resonate with the piece of universal energy we call Usui Reiki. You learn to cleanse negative vibrations and allow balance and harmony to encompass and fill atoms in need. The self-growth and self-healing experienced take you to a new positive awareness of your and all of life.
Ihe second level takes you deeper in the vibrations and are guided in healing life forms and events over time and distance. You are introduced to the symbols Usui Sensei created in 1925 to use as training wheels if needed.
When completing the third level your wave of consciousness is so much higher that you easily transcend all symbols and other training wheels. Advanced exercises not only help you to help others to heal, but complete uncovering your true self and erase those imprints of negative experiences that exist inside you.
To cover all of the exercises, techniques, meditations, etc, each level requires no less than 12 hours in classes. I break down the hours required for each level into multiple classes so that you obtain the full benefits without being overwhelmed. <schedules classes>
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 flowing to an animal that is not a human being. Unlike modern medicine, Usui Sensei’s spiritual practice/healing art is not subdivided into People Reiki, Animal Reiki, Bird Reiki, etc.
To your left you see a Scottish terrier enjoying a Reiki Healing session. People often bring their dogs in for healing sessions; dogs are so open to receiving that the mini Reiki healing session are most common.
There are no limits to who or what receives healing; Usui Reiki flows to the mind, body and spirit together in all life forms.
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
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 without symbols or material objects
- understand that an empowerment (attunement) is just the beginning
- align with the balance and harmony of universal wisdom.
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. You can learn to on what is right with you and the world, and that balance & harmony heal in the best way for that junction in time
I explain the meaning behind the Japanese names of exercises and techniques in classes as I learned directly from my Japanese Shihans Hiroshi Doi and Rev. Hyakuten Inamoto. The meaning being important as evident in one exercise where the English pronunciation is the opposite of the Japanese meaning. <see current scheduled classes>
There are no shortcuts to self-healing or self-growth. Both Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai require time to learn, but that time is important in improving the quality of your life.
As you move through the levels your awareness expands you have no need for symbols or charts of hand positions. Tranquility, peace and joy become your internal GPS guiding you to where anything is possible.
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/teacher of high standing), and seeing certificates puts you in control of what you want to add into your life. While I have only three Japanese Shihans between myself and Mikao Usui in my Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki kai lineage, most importantly I teach and practice as I was taught by Doi Sensei (honorable teacher) and Hyakuten Sensei.
Grass does not grow from a download or by reading a book–it just grows. Birds do not fly 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 just 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, so please check when registering.
Each student receives multiple empowerments in each level as per Japanese tradition, put most important are all the Japanese exercises, techniques and meditations. As you listen in classes and practice, peace, tranquility and joy become your internal GPS to improving the quality of life.
- 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 your vibrations while allowing Usui Reiki to flow over time and distance. <healing the past>
- Shinpiden once referred to as the secret level gives you the opportunity to make your wave of consciousness higher, with the goal of Oneness with the universe. You can create your life more spiritually active and begin to think, my inner soul is thinking, talking, building, and performing for me.
- Gokuikaiden is the teacher’s level when you embrace the essence of what Usui Sensei called a “Method to Achieve Personal Perfection
As you learn to resonate with Usui Reiki you find healing goes beyond just physical. Most people find that they are more sociable, productive, energetic, more likely to be in satisfying relationships, generally live longer and their awareness without ego is expanding.
Shoden translates as first teachings, and focuses on self-healing and self-growth. 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” © international. This level is reflected in the article I wrote, “It may appear small, but it is powerful” <click to read>.
The focus is important because, when you heal yourself, you heal your family, your group, your community, and our world. Usui Sensei said “that by mastering the mysteries of self we learn to affect the mysteries of life” international © Hiroshi Doi 1999 .
Usui Reiki begins flowing as soon as your pathway has been opened in empowerments, but through exercises, techniques and meditations you are guided to weave balance & harmony into all areas of life; this allows you to improve the quality of your life.
In classes you are guided to experience Usui Reiki filling all cells in mind, body, spirit and your energy field.
You are shown translations of the Gokai (back bone of Usui Reiki Ryoho) and the importance of each of the simple and short five lines. In studying the Gokai you can see the importance of each present moment and how each life is but a collection of present moments.
You receive a detailed Shoden manual, which includes the Japanese name for each exercise, technique, and meditation, and most of the factual history I go over in classes. My manuals are a combination of the manual I received from Doi Sensei’s or Hyakuten Sensei and the notes I took in their classes; as per Japanese tradition these are only available to students.
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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.
I was once asked why is my aura dirty? That was in response to me explaining that Usui Reiki includes activating and cleansing your chakras, light body centers and all that is in your energy field (aura). In my classes you learn various Japanese exercises that besides balance and harmony flowing to all atoms in your mind, body and spirit, any negative in the your energy field is removed and replaced with the pure healing light of Usui Reiki.
In Okuden and Chuden you are introduced to the symbols Mikao Usui created in 1925 as training wheels to help some students learn, but once you have practiced all the exercises in Shoden and in Okuden or Chuden you have no need for training wheels.
Think for a moment — Usui Reiki is universal energy; you do not require symbols or material objects to make gravity work so why do you need symbols once you have learned to feel vibrations and resonate with Usui Reiki?
In Okuden/Chuden it is not the symbols, but the expansion of your connection to universal energy and learning the Japanese exercises, techniques and meditations that give you a deeper understanding and raise your vibration.
After having completed the fist level in a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho, and taken the time to practice exercises, feeling vibrations and living the Gokai you are ready for this level/degree as you go deeper into the spiritual practice Usui Sensei founded.
This level takes you deeper into the light. Symbols are introduced to use until you no longer need training wheels. You will see how universal energy is not bound by time or distance, and feel yourself opening more to universal vibrations of unconditional love and harmony.
In classes you are guided to allow Usui Reiki to flow to over time and distance. What lies behind you and what lies before you is nothing compared to what lies within you now.
In this level
- The homeostasis of your whole self changes to a higher vibration as you bring all the vibrations/energies best represented by the earth, moon and sun into your everyday life.
- Your understanding of the essence of this spiritual practice Mikao Usui created deepens and becomes clearer.
- You can see that Usui Reiki is not limited by man’s measurement of time (past or future) or distance. Through Japanese exercises you can connect with the vibrations of the past and allows balance nd harmony to surround them. 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 symbols/kotodamas/jumons that Usui Sensei created in 1925, which you can use as training wheels.
- trough exercises you can feel confident enough with Usui Reiki flowing through you that you step away from symbols, and comfortably allow the healing balance and harmony of universal energy flow.
- the Reiki symbols make you aware of all that Usui Reiki can help to heal, and exercises make you aware of unnecessary they are.
- Symbols are not required to make gravity function as it naturally does on Earth, so why would you need Reiki symbols to make a piece of universal energy flow? In level three you learn to transcend all symbols because they can stagnate the flow pf pure Usui Reiki.
- You learn to improve the quality of that which you learned in Shoden and use Byosen Reikan-ho more fully help heal all within mind, body and spirit
- 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 with me. If you have not completed Shoden with me you will receive a Shoden manual along with the manual for this level/degree and 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) with me 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
In this level Japanese exercises take you deep into spiritual growth so that your wave of consciousness becomes even higher and shows you a way to feel yourself becoming one with This is very deep spiritual growth; Shinpiden translates into English as 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, and referred to as the secret level.
You can see more clearly that just as amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, vibrations are the building block of what we refer to as energy.
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When 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 not completed the second level in either Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai with me but have completed the teacher’s level in another style honoring the essence of Usui Reiki Ryoho the fee is $500.00. You will receive the first manuals and extra class time as needed to cover the essence of the first two levels. Many people find it more beneficial to first complete the second level in either style with me.
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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last updated 03/18/19