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”.© Hiroshi Doi 1999
Advanced Reiki is knowing in your heart (place of true knowledge) the meaning within the 5 short lines of the Gokai (5 principles/5 precepts) and living them while trusting in universal wisdom to guide your hands.
As you advance on your Usui Reiki Ryoho journey you connect more deeply with the piece of universal energy to which Usui Sensei connected, and uncover the true universal you.
It is your connection/opening up and not symbols or hand positions that have helped other that moves you to the oneness that Usui Sensei focused on in the final sublevels of the second level.
In the third level, which prepares you to go on to the teacher’s level, you transcend all training wheels such as symbols and suggested hand positions. <what is Reiki>
Symbols go back to drawings on cave wall, but they are not needed once a persons’ pathway to universal energy has been opened by a qualified teacher of a style honoring Usui Reiki Ryoho.
Some hand placements have helped some people, but each person is unique and so is each illness and injury. As you advance you feel in your hands where you need to hold them for that life receiving.
Only positive comes from styles of Usui Reiki Ryoho that honor the quintessence of Mikao Usui‘s original spiritual practice/healing art.
While many things in our world have switched to digital, which is a man made form of energy, Usui Reiki is a piece of universal energy/the source of all energy.
When you study Gendai Reiki-ho or Komyo Reiki Kai you step away from distorted stories, symbols and designated hand positions, and open to vibrations that guide you to heal at a unique level in mind, body and spirit together.
When you think of Usui Reiki think of gravity one of the unseen forces in the universe that simply is. If you step off a roof, gravity pulls you down without the aid of anything.
While speed and impact are determined by the height of the roof and your weight, it is the invisible force of gravity that pulls you down. Gravity does not require symbols, hand positions or anything; it simply is.
All life forms have an invisible inner healer, but at times the illness or injury is too great for the inner healer to handle alone. The invisible force we call Usui Reiki gives aid to the inner healer when needed. Being a piece of universal energy Usui Reiki knows where to go and what to do when it gets there.
Once a person’s pathway has been opened by a qualified Usui Reiki Ryoho Shihan (master instructor/teacher of high standing) Usui Reiki naturally flows without any assistance.
There is no turning on or turning off Usui Reiki; once a person’s pathway has been opened. The universe does not have office hours nor does it shut down for holidays.
Usui Sensei (Usui Mikao as written in Japan) created only 3 symbols in 1925, to help those of his students who needed something visual to represent energy. <what is Reiki>
One of the purposes of Gendai Reiki-ho is to uncover the true universal you. The true universal you/your dharma that allows you to move forward in the best way for you.
Your body is 73% to 90% water; molecules of water receive, hold vibrations and change shape according to the vibration as proven by Dr. Emoto. Your thoughts are vibrations, and the water within you has an inner readiness to resonate and immediately respond to all types of vibrations.
As a practitioner’s ability to resonate with an actual piece of universal increases through Japanese Usui Reiki exercises and techniques, trust in the universal wisdom naturally happens. This trust improves the quality of your life and the lives around you improving.
The universe allows freewill so regardless of how many levels you have completed, Usui Reiki will not flow if for some reason the higher-self of the receiver does not want universal love and harmony to flow to him or her. No one can ever force Usui Reiki on any life form or into any event.
You, or someone else, can fix your car and other machines inside and outside your home. You are not a machine, nor are your friends, your pets or any life form; people and other life forms cannot be fixed.
Usui Sensei did not create a way to fix things. Usui Sensei created a spiritual prictice that allows Usui Reiki to flow to bring the wellbeing that is best for any life from at that moment in time. As you advance you learn how to allow balance and harmony to surround more than one life form. <what is Usui Reiki>
- trusting in universal wisdom
- practicing the first of the three basic techniques you are introduced to in the first level to feel inharmonic and harmonic vibrations.
- feeling your life rhythm and then universal rhythm
- knowing that your heart is the place of true knowledge and not emotion.
- daily repeating the Usui Gokai (five precepts/principles) from your heart
- practicing the exercises and meditations enough to know your true self/your dharma.
- transcending training wheels such as symbols, music and material objects.
- allowing universal love and harmony to flow into all life forms and areas of life in its pure form.
- Living the Usui Gokai
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.
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”.
No one can master universal energy or Mikao Usui’s spiritual practice, but you do have complete control over your own mind. “Mastering the mysteries of self”–international © Hyakuten Inamoto 2003– is one of the wondrous things you learn through Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai.
When I studied with Hiroshi Doi Sensei he said (through a translator) in 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 is Gendai Reiki-ho and Komyo Reiki Kai>
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 only light was afternoon Western sunlight and light from the tea candle in my hands. My camera was on self-timer.
I suggest that you do not combine your hands with any flames. Instead resonate with your reality of universal energy and see where that takes you.
Colors, the same as Reiki symbols, have no power. These colors simply represent something in my reality because it was a visual for me. In classes I explain more about this color appearing in a vision I had, and how you can feel vibrations from colors.
Opening the envelope of photographs in my car I did not expect to see anything like this. The photograph at the top of Reiki healing sessions 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 Natural Healing & Learning Center with the same Canon film camera and average Kodak film.
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.
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 mind, body, spirit and everything in your energy field (aura).
You take away from that block what is not needed, such as complicated and negative beliefs.
Continue taking away until all those things preventing you from seeing/revealing the beauty that is within are gone.
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, as well as all your other cells. On the other hand, when you know something it is within that place commonly referred to as the heart center or place of true knowledge.
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, but once you learn how to move with the universal rhythm of love and harmony your life and the lives around become more harmonious
If this sounds a bit magical, it perhaps is because universal energy is one of those things beyond logical reason. Through Usui Reiki Ryoho your awareness expands and each time you look out your window you can see that the way in which nature unfolds is magical.
It takes time to form actual knowledge; 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. Actually, 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 with no retouching.
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
Usui Reiki can 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 takes 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, etc. are put aside the unencumbered universal energy is the same.
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Roberta R. Barnes, Gendai Reiki-ho Shihan, Gendai Reiki Healing Kyokai Shihan, Komyo Reiki Kai Shihan, Master Herbalist, Author and Speaker.
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last updated 07/29/2021