Each level has its own set of attunements and techniques for the type of Reiki to be practiced. Once a person has received these attunements, they are Reiki practitioners capable of channeling the Reiki energy. Reiki initiations are for life.
You will find a variety of fees and lengths of time for Reiki classes with different Reiki Masters.
I personally charge 90 Euros for all 3 levels with attunements manuals and emailed certificates.
Or you can do each level separately. :
Level 1...........25 Euros..........with emailed Certificate
Level 2...........35 Euros..........with emailed Certificate
Level 3 (Masters)....45 Euros......with emailed Certificate
Combine all 3 levels for just 90 Euros
If enquiring of an online course email me at Brendasangels321@gmail.com.
Some Reiki Masters do offer Level I, II and III in a single week .
I however prefer to do each level separately as Reiki students report that the attunements cause changes in most aspects of their lives to which the practitioner needs time to adjust. Because of this, I choose not to combine Level I, II, and III classes. I would prefer to allow new practitioners time to gain the benefits of each attunement.
Traditional Usui Reiki involves three levels or degrees as created by Dr. Mikao Usui. A practitioner is initiated by a series of attunements, which opens the flow of universal healing energy
The training includes :
the history and scientific evidence of Reiki energy
how to prepare to give a Reiki treatment,
how to prepare a room for Reiki
the various techniques for performing Reiki treatments.
•Level 1 Reiki connects the practitioner to the Reiki energy and teaches hands-on Reiki
•Level II Reiki teaches the practitioner long distance or remote healing
•Level III Reiki initiates the practitioner to become a Reiki Master
THE REIKI PRINCIPLES
Here are the Reiki principles
Just for today: I will give thanks for my many blessings.
Just for today: I will not worry.
Just for today: I will not be angry.
Just for today: I will do my work honestly.
Just for today: I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing.
History of Western Usui Reiki
Reiki has a very unique history. Although the Reiki energy itself goes back over 2500 years, as evidenced in Sanskrit Sutras, and the writings of Tibetan Monks and Enlightened Masters, the history of Reiki at taught today is much more modern. It begins in the early 1900s. Evidence of Reiki from before World War II remained in Japan and has been rediscovered to the rest of the world very recently.
With roots in Japan prior to World War II, it is not surprising that some documentation was lost. Apparently the survivors of Dr. Hayashi lost to the war the resources allowing them to continue the clinic he founded, and many stopped practicing Reiki for fear of persecution for not 'supporting the war'. Others continued to practice and their students are still practicing today.
If it were not for Mrs. Takata learning Reiki and taking it to America, this healing technique would have been lost to the western world. The war brought with it the loss of valuable memories and knowledge that was present in the group who learned from Reiki's originator, Dr. Usui. Mrs. Takata had to modify the story of Reiki right after World War II to make it acceptable to the Christian, western mind. Hopefully, with an open mind, and with practice, study and intuition, we will bring back any lost knowledge.
The history presented here is primarily the story of Reiki according to Mrs. Takata, with some notations about information from one of Dr. Usui's teaching manual included.
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning "Universal Life-Force-Energy". The "Ki" part is the same word as Chi or Qi, the Chinese word for the energy which underlies everything. Reiki is a system for channeling that energy to someone for the purpose of healing. It was discovered by Dr. Usui in the late 1800's. He was born about 1865, and there are two accounts of his discovery of Reiki; one being that he was a Buddhist Monk and after a 28-year quest, he journeyed to Mount Kurama. The other account is that he was a teacher or perhaps dean of a Christian school in Kyoto, Japan.
The Lineage of Western Usui Reiki - The first Grand Masters are:
Dr. Mikao Usui
Dr. Chijiro Hayashi
Mrs. Hawayo Takata
Traditional Japanese Reiki
Many are surprised that the Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho still exists because part of the "traditional" story stated that all the members of this group died in the war or had stopped using Reiki and that Mrs. Takata was the only remaining teacher of the Usui system in the world. We now know the Usui Shiki Reiki Ryoho has always existed and still exists today. They have been teaching and practicing Reiki in Japan all this time.
The Lineage of Usui Sensei in Japan
The first president of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, the organization that Usui Sensei started, was Usui Sensei himself. The second, his successor, was Mr. Ushida. The third was a Mr. Taketomi. The fourth was a Mr. Watanabe. The fifth was a Mr. Wanami, followed by the sixth, a Mrs. Koyama who retired in the beginning of this 1999. The seventh and current president, the real successor of Usui Sensei is a Mr. Kondo.
Past & Present Chairpersons of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
It is interesting to note that until 1975, all Chairpersons of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai have military careers.
•Mr. Mikao Usui (1865.8.15 - 1926.3.9)
•Mr. Juzaburo Ushida (Gyuda) - 1865-1935
•Mr. Kan'ichi Taketomi - 1878-1960
•Mr. Yoshiharu Watanabe - 18??-1960
•Mr. Houichi Wanami - 1883-1975
•Mrs. Kimiko Koyama - 1906-1999
•Mr. Masayoshi Kondoh - 1999 -
Dr. Mikao Usui
(8/15/1865 - 3/9/1926)
Dr. Chijiro Hayashi
(9/15/1880 - 5/10/1941)
(9/15/1880 - 5/10/1941)
Mrs. Hawayo Takata
(12/24/1900 - 12/11/1980)
What is it? How does it heal?
The word Reiki is composed of two Japanese words - Rei and Ki. When translating Japanese into English we must keep in mind that an exact translation is difficult. The Japanese language has many levels of meaning. Therefore the context the word is being used in must be kept in mind when attempting to communicate its essence. Because these words are used in a spiritual healing context, a Japanese/English dictionary does not provide the depth of meaning we seek, as its definitions are based on common everyday Japanese. As an example, Rei is often defined as ghost and Ki as vapor and while these words vaguely point in the direction of meaning we seek, they fall far short of the understanding that is needed.
When seeking a definition from a more spiritual context, we find that Rei can be defined as the Higher Intelligence that guides the creation and functioning of the universe. Rei is a subtle wisdom that permeates everything, both animate and inanimate. This subtle wisdom guides the evolution of all creation ranging from the unfolding of galaxies to the development of life. On a human level, it is available to help us in times of need and to act as a source of guidance in our lives. Because of its infinite nature, it is all knowing. Rei is also called God and has many other names depending on the culture that has named it.
Ki is the non-physical energy that animates all living things. Ki is flowing in everything that is alive including plants, animals and humans. When a person's Ki is high, they will feel strong, confident, and ready to enjoy life and take on it's challenges. When it is low, they will feel weak and are more likely to get sick. We receive Ki from the air we breath, from food, sunshine, and from sleep. It is also possible to increase our Ki by using breathing exercises and meditation. When a person dies, their Ki leaves the physical body. Ki is also the Chi of China, the prana of India, the Ti or Ki of the Hawaiians, and has also been called odic force, orgone, bioplasma and life force.
With the above information in mind, Reiki can be defined as a non-physical healing energy made up of life force energy that is guided by the Higher Intelligence, or spiritually guided life force energy. This is a functional definition as it closely parallels the experience of those who practice Reiki in that Reiki energy seems to have an intelligence of its own flowing where it is needed in the client and creating the healing conditions necessary for the individuals needs. It cannot be guided by the mind, therefore it is not limited by the experience or ability of the practitioner. Nether can it be misused as it always creates a healing effect. ( It must be kept in mind that Reiki is not the same as simple life force energy as life force energy by itself can be influenced by the mind and because of this, can create benefit as well as cause problems including ill health.)
The source or cause of health comes from the Ki that flows through and around the individual rather than from the functional condition of the physical organs and tissues. It is Ki that animates the physical organs and tissues as it flows through them and therefore is responsible for creating a healthy condition. If the flow of Ki is disrupted, the physical organs and tissues will be adversely affected. Therefore, it is a disruption in the flow of Ki that is the main cause of illness.
An important attribute of Ki is that it responds to ones thoughts and feelings. Ki will flow more strongly or be weakened in its action depending on the quality of ones thoughts and feelings. It is our negative thoughts and feelings that are the main cause of restriction in the flow of Ki. All negative or dis-harmonious thoughts or feelings will cause a disruption in the flow of Ki. Even Western medicine recognizes the role played by the mind in creating illness and some Western doctors state that as much as 98% of illness is caused directly or indirectly by the mind.
It must be understood that the mind exists not only in the brain, but also through-out the body. The nervous system extends to every organ and tissue in the body and so the mind exists here also. It is also known that the mind even extends outside the body in a subtle energy field 2 to 3 feet thick called the aura. Because of this, it is more appropriate to call our mind a mind/body as the mind and body are so closely linked.
Therefore, our negative thoughts are not just in the brain, but also collect in various locations through-out the body and in the aura. The places where negative thoughts and feelings collect is where Ki is restricted in its flow. The physical organs that exist at these locations are restricted in their functioning. If the negative thoughts and feelings are not eliminated quickly, illness results.
The negative thoughts and feelings that are lodged in the unconscious mind/body are the greatest problem as we are not aware of them and therefore, are we are greatly hampered in changing or eliminating them.
The great value of Reiki is that because it is guided by the Higher Intelligence, it knows exactly where to go and how to respond to restrictions in the flow of Ki. It can work directly in the unconscious parts of the mind/body which contain negative Ki-inhibiting thoughts and feelings and eliminate them. As Reiki flows through a sick or unhealthy area, it breaks up and washes away any negative thoughts or feelings lodged in the unconscious mind/body thus allowing a normal healthy flow of Ki to resume. As this happens, the unhealthy physical organs and tissues become properly nourished with Ki and begin functioning in a balanced healthy way thus replacing illness with health.
This non-invasive, completely benign healing technique is becoming more and more popular. As western medicine continues to explore alternative methods of healing, Reiki is destined to play an important role as an accepted and valued healing practice.
REIKI HAND POSITIONS
REIKI HAND POSITIONS FOR SELF TREATMENT AND TREATING OTHERS
When treating others there are a number of hand positions to use. Each position is held for 3 to 5 minutes, more or less, before moving to the next position. Trust your intuition. At times you might feel led to place your hands on a certain area, and in this case trust your intuition and do that. Reiki sessions are conducted with the client fully clothed. When working around private areas you hold your hands about 3 to 5 inches above the area instead of directly on the person.
When you are carrying out a Reiki session you may feel heat flowing through your hands when you get to particular areas of your client. Keep that position until your hands cool down. Be warned that this heat can be quite intense! It will never hurt though!
The hand positions that I use are shown below. Sometimes I do not ask the client to turn over for me to treat the back as they are often very relaxed by this stage and it can bring them out of this state of relaxation to ask them to turn over. The choice is yours in this matter. Reiki will flow to the part of the body that requires it wherever you place your hands.
Follow your intuition and you will not go wrong!
Before a treatment ensure that the client is laying or sitting comfortably and is warm enough. Wash your hands and put on some soft music and burn incense if you choose to.
Ask the client to remove their shoes and to close their eyes and relax. As you place your hands in the first position say to yourself “Reiki On”. This will focus your intentions to start the Reiki flow. Remember that the Reiki energy will flow through you and not from you so you should not feel drained – in fact you will be receiving a Reiki treatment whilst treating others!!!! You may either place your hands lightly in each position or hold them a couple of centimetres over each position if the client prefers not to be touched. Holding your hands above the body can be helpful when treating someone with burns or skin diseases. At the end of the Reiki treatment session shake your hands lightly to disconnect from the Reiki energy.
Do not ask the client to get up quickly as they may feel sleepy for a while. Offer them a glass of water and allow them to take their time standing up. Inform the client that they should drink plenty of water and will probably pass water more often as toxins leave their body. Sometimes a symptom may get worse before getting better – this is normal and is part of the healing procedure. I recommend that a client has a course of 3 treatments over a 3 week period for maximum benefit.
REIKI Hand Positions for Treating Someone Else - back
REIKI HAND POSITIONS FOR SELF-TREATMENT
Self treatment is useful to get your energy flowing. It allows you to feel Reiki energy flowing through you as it goes to parts of your body that need it.
Simply place your hands on parts of your body, head, eyes, throat, shoulders, tummy, thighs, knees, back and wherever else you are drawn to.
THE BODY SCAN
Scanning is a technique that is useful to know. It is now clear that Usui taught a scanning technique. Scanning is placing your hands into the energy field of another to try to feel for differences in their energy field. You are basically feeling for anything different. Have the person to be scanned lay down, and start at the crown. Move the hands about 2 and 6 inches above the body. Move your hands from crown to feet and back up. It may take a few passes. Feel if it seems hot, cold, spinning, fast, slow, chaotic, etc. This is a technique that requires a great deal of practice to become proficient at. Additionally, remember not to ever diagnose anything. This is useful in finding places that may need extra attention during a healing session. (However it must be added here that since Reiki does the healing and acts for the persons highest good, that we may not be able to influence the healing in this manner with Reiki in any case.)