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I was led to study Reiki in August 1996 when I saw a flyer posted on the bulletin board of a health food store in Melbourne, FL. The changes that began with that Reiki course still roll like waves from a pebble through my life.

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Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho

I'd never heard of Reiki before I took Reiki I in the Usui System of Natural Healing (Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho) with Mary McFadyen in Cocoa Beach, Florida, in August 1996. What led me to pay $150 for Reiki I when I was in a time of financial uncertainty eludes me. But it was of infinite value to me.

Mary McFadyen was one of the last of Mrs. Takata's masters. She promised that Reiki would bring about changes in our lives and she was absolutely right.

I took Reiki I and Reiki II with Mary in her semi-annual visits to Cocoa Beach.

What is Reiki

Reiki is a method of channeling Universal Life Force Energy in to and through the practitioner, calling forth his own inner Light, and then, if needed, flowing into another living being for healing, balancing, and opening.

The word “Reiki” is a Japanese word that means “Universal Life Force Energy”. This Universal Life Force Energy is the substance that the Universe is made up of. It not only permeates all that exists, all that is, in the universe, it literally is all that is in the universe. It is Spirit, God, Universal Intelligence. It is All that Is. In this substance, in Spirit, we live and move and have our being.

In the Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoko tradition, Reiki is taught in three parts or degrees.

In the First Degree, the student is initiated into the basic concepts of Reiki and receives the first attunements to open the energy channels through the crown chakra. In a traditional course, he or she hears the history of how Mikao Usui received insight into this ancient energy healing technique and the miracle on the sacred mountaintop and how Reiki was brought to the West by Mrs. Takata just before World War II. He learns a progression of specific hand positions for giving a whole body treatment and a daily self-treatment technique, as well as learning something of the chakra system and theories of healing.

In the Second Degree, the student learns the three traditional Reiki symbols, the distance healing method, and mental/emotional treatments. She may also learn chakra balancing techniques.

Preferably the student has been practicing Reiki self-treatment daily along with meditation and a physical discipline such as yoga, t’ai chi, or even walking or running.

As the student’s connection with Universal Life Force Energy strengthens and clears, he realizes that the specific hand positions used in the order in which he has been taught are not strictly necessary. The point to using the whole body treatment and learning the hand positions and technique is to be sure the entire body is treated while the practitioner develops greater sensitivity and intuition. The Reiki energy is intelligent and goes where it is needed, no matter where the hands are placed.

By the time the student reaches the Third Degree or Master Level, he or she should be in tune with Reiki energy. By this time, she realizes that the symbols are not necessary to facilitate connection with Universal Life Force Energy. He is more open to the flow of the energy, more intuitively sensitive to any blocks to the flow of energy in another, and more open to channeling a high level of the energy to clear these blocks for balancing and healing self and others.

The Reiki Master learns to teach Reiki and to give the attunements to others. The 3rd Degree Reiki practitioner, or Reiki Master, learns a fourth symbol.

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My Journey to becoming a Reiki Master teacher

In September 1997, I moved with my husband to the Kansas City metro area. It took me a couple of years to get my bearings. In the fall of 1999 I suffered a severe depression. I turned to a psychologist offering her services through the Unity of Overland Park, KS, church. The only thing she did for me was to introduce me to Dr. M. Christine Robinett, D.C., my second Reiki Master teacher.

I took Reiki III with Dr. Robinett and two or three other students in the Spring of 2000, then we studied for Reiki Master teacher over the course of the next  year. We met one evening a month for our class time and small Reiki sharing circle, as well as joining Dr. Robinett's open Reiki sharing circle twice a month. Virtually every week we met to study and practice Reiki, as well as deep meditation, introductory qi gong, and other energy healing modalities. Our teacher was a doctor of Chiropractic who was also certified in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and she would include any applicable information she had in our study sessions and practice circles.

By the Fall of 2000, my marriage was crumbling and my world was falling apart. Reiki helped me keep my footing and keep it together as much as I did. In the Spring of 2001, we "graduated" and received our final Reiki Master level attunements. In March I filed for divorce and by the end of May, the divorce was final and in June 2001 I returned to Mississippi with my daughter.  
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Reiki in Oxford, Mississippi

Oxford, Mississippi, is a small town best known as the home of the University of Mississippi, Nobel prize-winning author William Faulkner, and lawyer-turned-best-selling-author John Grisham. It is a relatively small town, located 20 miles East of Interstate 55, 80 miles South of Memphis.

In this lovely small Southern town, there are at least ten Reiki Masters and three dozen Reiki practitioners.

My third Reiki Master teacher is Toni Stevens, a wonderful Reiki teacher and spiritual healer who now divides her time between Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, in the winter and Oxford in the summer.

I took a refresher Reiki III course with Toni in Fall 2001. That season, the Reiki Masters in town organized a Reiki sharing circle to meet once a month. The circle kind of played out by Christmas, but a small group of us still get together occasionally for Reiki sharing. If you are in town and want to know more, you can e-mail me: sharon@swroadsigns.com  

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Reiki in the New Age

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Not many people who take up Reiki today give that much time and practice to it. The attunements are available all three at once over the course of a weekend or even a day if the student wishes and they are easily available over the Internet. 

It is possible to get attunements for a number of different “styles” of Reiki, such as Tibetan Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Medicine Reiki and many more. Many of these styles suggest that the student have reached 3rd Degree Usui Reiki level before taking these attunements, although many do not.

Traditional Reiki?

From current research and writings, it seems that as practiced by Mikao Usui himself, the traditional treatment hand positions may vary from treatment to treatment, and intuition is a part of the treatment. Mrs. Takata taught each of her masters different symbols and different hand positions. Other Reiki styles use practices such as blowing Reiki energy, massage or light shiatsu or acupressure, and channeling Reiki through the eyes. The Reiki practitioner follows his or her intuition.

Mikao Usui taught his students over the course of several years. Mrs. Takata studied with Dr. Hayashi for several years before receiving the Reiki II attunements. But the world is changing and evolving rapidly. I believe that Universal Intelligence (Spirit, God) wants humankind to open to higher levels of energy, Light, and Love now. Ever increasing frequencies of energy are being given to the Earth to facilitate the changes humankind must make to be effective. For that reason, I believe that even if the practitioner is given all three levels of Reiki attunements at once he or she would accept as much as he or she was able without harm or overloading circuits.

Should you seek out attunements from others and pay for them?

            Reiki is our natural birthright and the ability to channel it for our own benefit and to benefit others is as natural as breathing. Why, then, learn Reiki? Why are attunements required to connect to Reiki energy in this practice? 

            Receiving attunements from another, or learning to channel Reiki in certain formal methods, or using esoteric symbols is not required.

            However, to incarnate in the Earth-plane, in the physical, human beings accept certain limitations. We have forgotten our true nature, creating blocks to freely connecting with Universal Life Force Energy. We accept the beliefs, socialization, and customs presented to us in our early lives on Earth and use those beliefs to define who we think we are. Many believe that our purpose in incarnating in the physical is to have experiences and expand and grow; eventually remembering our true nature and learning to integrate fully mind/body/spirit/emotion.

     The attunements, whether received from another or accepted from our own Higher Self or directly from Spirit, dissolve blocks to connecting directly with All that Is opening and clearing a channel for the flow of energy. In receiving attunements the being opens to the flow of Reiki. Reiki teacher Toni Stevens described the attunements as “opening the channel” like water flowing through a stream; the attunements clear and deepen the channel so that more water flows freely. As we consciously open to Spirit, to All that Is, we integrate our mind, soul or spirit, heart or emotions, and body or physical incarnation.

Taking the attunements and learning the Reiki method of connecting to Universal Life Force Energy to heal self and others is an excellent way to reconnect to our Higher Self, to remember who we really are.

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Abundance/Prosperity Reiki

Bro. David Paul and Jane have founded a form of Reiki designed to enhance the abundance and prosperity of all.
This message from Jane explains it:
"Wouldn't it be wonderful if the Reiki community could finally be empowered to be of service to humanity and Nature in the way they always wanted to be?  To be able to have the freedom to offer healings without fear of how they are going to meet their financial obligations?  Perhaps Abundance/Prosperity Reiki will play some role in that happening." 
"I AM abundance, I AM prosperity, I AM joy!"

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