Reiki – Did You Know – Questions About this Modality and its History

As Reiki students, we learn about the history, often different pieces of it, depending on who our teacher is and what she/he has learned in their own studies. Are you familiar with the following information?

(A special thanks to William Rand, who helped with the accuracy of these statements.)

Did you know that:

• Mrs. […]

Reiki Practitioners – Let Your Ego Step Aside for More Effective Healing

As Practitioners, we are advised early on to let our egos move out of the way. What does that mean exactly and are you personally able do this?

The Dictionary has many definitions for the “ego” including: the “I” or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from […]

Reiki Variations – Other Forms of this Healing Modality

Most of us know Reiki as the holistic healing system founded by Mikao Usui in 1922 when Sensei Usui’s 21-day fast/meditation on Mount Kurama resulted in his receiving this wonderful gift of Reiki. The amazing aspect of Reiki is that it allows one to give healing to others without depleting one’s own energy.

Reiki developed […]

The Reiki Precepts and More – Establishing A Daily Practice To Fit In With A Busy Schedule

Most practitioners have likely been encouraged after Level I to begin their Reiki journey with 21 days of daily self-healing. After all, Mikao Usui was enlightened with the Reiki system of healing as he spent 21 days meditating and fasting on Mount Kurama. I do request that my students begin a 21-day self-healing odyssey as […]

The Importance of Grounding – Staying Connected to Earth Energy

We are all familiar with the importance of having the electrical currents in our homes grounded. This is for safety reasons, allowing the overflow of electricity to be dismissed, so there is no damage to the circuits from the excessive voltage.

However, have you ever considered how important energetic grounding can be to our health […]

Reiki – A Holistic Healing Therapy That is Becoming More Mainstream

Reiki helps one relax deeply & promotes healing!

Thanks Dr. Mehmet Oz for your enlightening and fascinating show on Alternative Medicine — and for including Reiki! Dr. Oz, whose claim to fame began on Oprah, now has his own show. This year he is encouraging people to explore alternative forms of medicine, […]

Reiki – Religious Connection or Not?

Meditation Helps Us Connect to Our Spiritual Side

People interested in learning Reiki, or even those that have begun Level I, often wonder if Reiki is a religion. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, was Japanese and followed Buddhist teachings, but Reiki has no specific tie to the Buddhist religion.

Reiki is not actually […]

Reiki – Healing For the Highest Good

You’ve heard the expression “for someone’s highest good” but do ever think about the profound meaning behind this?

If you are a healer of any sort, you probably are already familiar with this term. When a Reiki Practitioner gives a healing session, she/he may use an “invocation” at the beginning of the session to begin […]

Reiki – An Amazing Self Healing Tool

Reiki can help the most important person in the world — you! Those who are the least bit familiar with this modality, but who are not practitioners, probably think of Reiki as something that is used solely to heal others. Well, of course that is true, but what most may not realize, is that it […]

The Five Reiki Precepts

A great Reiki-way to begin your day is with The Five Reiki Precepts (or Principles), which are the basic foundation of Usui Reiki. If you are a Practitioner, you probably learned them in your beginning class. Do you recite them from memory, and do you reflect about their meaning on a daily basis? For those […]