Hawayo Takata was an innovator who introduced
a wonderfully simple form of energy healing to the rest of the world
after she was healed by the practice of it in Japan. She was honest
in her endeavors and worked hard to provide for her family. She was
not educated to be a teacher and so she had to draw on her own resources
to convey her knowledge of the use of this simple healing form.
Reiki was taught by story telling to demonstrate a point with
the truth to be found in the essence of each story. When Takata was
ready to teach Reiki to the people in Hawaii, she used the life of Usui
to demonstrate the points she wished to make. Many people were not familiar
with Asian philosophy, and were convinced that theirs was the only true
belief. So she made her stories fit their beliefs, in order to be able
to teach this wonderful healing art to them. The details might differ
in each case in order to reach the listeners who came from various backgrounds.
She had no clinic for students to practice Reiki and she wanted them
to value Reiki enough to use it regularly. I believe the prices she
paid to learn Reiki to be true as I have met someone who paid 50 yen
to learn First Degree Reiki at the time that school teachers earned
Rick Bockner and Phyllis Furumoto, John Gray, Mary McFadyen, Paul Mitchell, Wanja
Twan are still teaching Reiki.
George Araki, Dorothy Baba, Barbara Brown, Ursula Baylow, Beth Gray, Harry Kuboi, Iris Ishikura,
Barbara Mc Cullough, Bethel
Phaigh, Virginia Samdahl, Shinobu Saito, Barbara Weber Ray,
Patricia Bowling Ewing, Kay Yamashita and Fran Brown were also her Reiki Masters.
No longer teaching
No longer teaching Usui System