BRIEF HISTORY OF REIKI
is the word Mikao Usui used to designate the gift of healing energy
and the method to pass it on to others that he received in April,
1921. At the end of his retreat he had a vision and felt a huge force
of energy filling his head. When he placed his hands upon himself,
he could feel this Reiki energy coursing through his hands into his
body. It made him feel better. He used it on his family and found
that it cured many ailments. Then he offered it to the public.
is the Japanese word meaning Life Force Energy or Energy
of Life. It is the energy of the Creator Itself, i.e. Unconditional
Love. This is the force or chi that courses through all living
things on this planet. The
Usui System is a manner of allowing this Energy to flow through the
practitioner's body, out the hands and into the client, energizing
the major glands and organs. With everything working well, the body
heals itself. The healing energy passes through and energizes the
practitioner as it goes to the client. The practitioner takes nothing
from the client, nor is his/her energy depleted.
is still the practice of people who wish to make a change in their
lives to climb Mt. Kurama and sit under the trees near a shrine
to fast and pray for three weeks.
by Rev. Fran Brown
invited to come to Japan in 1997 to teach and to visit the places
where Usui meditated and where he was buried.