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What is up everyone. I wonder if anyone has done reiki or any type of similar spiritual healing arts. I think I like reiki but I don't like the organizations that teach it. It's a natural gift that everyone has and I don't feel it's right to charge money for it. (Donations are fine but $60 for a reiki session is pretty scammy.) Moreover Usui didn't charge money for it but accepted donations. His memorial shrine even says "everyone can access reiki because it comes from yourself." Toshihiro Eguchi, one of the members of his school, agreed with this philosophy. http://www.ihreiki.com/blog/article/eguchi_toshihiro_and_palm_healing 

 

Randolf Shipon wrote a book called Reiki Psychology in which he shows how to teach yourself how to use your own healing ability. It's widely available and cheap online. But the essential part is in this video: 

This isn't the "traditional" method but it works. I think the main problem with reiki is that groups of people want to brand it as this super secret art that only their lineage is doing correctly. I don't think it was intended to be that way and people take it as superstitious mumbo jumbo (and expensive at that).

 

The other thing I question is the positivity. It seems like reiki focuses only on the positive which doesn't seem as balanced as something like Taoist qigong. Images of zoned out hippies droning about all loving everyone comes to mind (nothing against love or hippies). There's just something that kind of irks me about focusing only on positivity and love. It feels a little fake. I told my therapist about it and she said it's not out of balance because there will always be darkness in the world. Take the good with the bad.

 

Like everything else, I'm probably overthinking this. Thoughts?

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I don't know shit but I think there's nothing specific about it besides the brand and the sigil? Were the symbols a later addition?

If you don't want to be part of them, learn the rest, don't use their sigil and their brand

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I just completed Reiki levels 1 and 2. I think you may have some misconceptions. It is something that anyone can do if they have extensive work in Japanese esoteric Buddhism, Shinto, and martial arts at a very high level of achievement and then complete a 21 day fast along with very specific meditations. Sure, anyone CAN do that - however, one must typically be attuned to the energy of the system by a master otherwise you are using the energy of your self and not channeling the reiki energy which is different. Without attunement many are doing a form of "reverse vampirism" and pushing their personal energy on someone else - how pure that is is entirely dependent on the person and their intent. There are a number of mudras and mantras to practice along with this. It's a very high vibration level and most people will not achieve this without assistance.

 

The rules are that there must be an exchange whether that's money or a meal it entirely depends on the situation and the people. As to whether it's expensive - that depends on your viewpoint. I've paid over $250 for a single myofascial release massage session for assistance with regaining mobility. Someone in true need will find a way to get treatment and usually if they're sufficiently social they should be able to find a benevolent healer who may be willing to trade for labor or whatever - talk to people. A lot of it is just taking the small steps to pursue what you need and then more and more of this will come into your life if you are truly ready for it. Reiki is basically becoming a medium for medicine Buddhas to assist you and keys to the energy of your reiki lineage.

 

It's really easy and intuitive but there's psychic, energetic, and physical blowback on the person doing the healing. Someone has to pay for their training, maintain a daily practice, spend an hour previous to treatment in meditation and preparation, then however long treatment takes, and then dealing with whatever baggage may be left from the patient. Do you think the person helping should not be compensated? It's honestly not that expensive - most people I've come across will do attunements anywhere between $100 - $200 for level 1, $100 - $300 for level 2, and most people don't go on to level 3 but really $1,000 or less for a new skill and an energy healing system for yourself in the future is not expensive at all IMO.

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As far as positivity goes - it's definitely not always a pleasant experience for those providing assistance. I recently received reiki treatment from multiple people at once in class. Almost two years ago my pancreas nearly failed and those treating me experienced a reduced empathic pain. It's only able to be used for healing but if you're a well rounded person you probably have a martial art you can use to kick ass with - just don't turn your reiki on when you fight as it won't work and if you try to force it there's blowback.

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This book contains a transmission of a reiki crystal you can use to channel reiki

 

https://www.amazon.com/New-Reiki-Software-Divine-Living-ebook/dp/B00D3IP4EI/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1543130150&sr=8-5&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=Reiki+Brett+bevell&dpPl=1&dpID=51KVU9hFzTL&ref=plSrch

 

There is a newer book called Psychic Reiki, but I don't know that one. 

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I just started a Reiki course, so far I find it very interesting. I understand that one is using the energy flowing from without and through, but can Reiki be used to increase one's Qi as well? I'm still very much a novice in Reiki use....

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On 11/24/2018 at 11:53 PM, GreytoWhite said:

I just completed Reiki levels 1 and 2. I think you may have some misconceptions. It is something that anyone can do if they have extensive work in Japanese esoteric Buddhism, Shinto, and martial arts at a very high level of achievement and then complete a 21 day fast along with very specific meditations. Sure, anyone CAN do that - however, one must typically be attuned to the energy of the system by a master otherwise you are using the energy of your self and not channeling the reiki energy which is different. Without attunement many are doing a form of "reverse vampirism" and pushing their personal energy on someone else - how pure that is is entirely dependent on the person and their intent. There are a number of mudras and mantras to practice along with this. It's a very high vibration level and most people will not achieve this without assistance.

 

The rules are that there must be an exchange whether that's money or a meal it entirely depends on the situation and the people. As to whether it's expensive - that depends on your viewpoint. 

On 11/24/2018 at 11:53 PM, GreytoWhite said:

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I'm on mobile and I can't figure out how to fix the formatting. Oh my.

 

Before i go into my tirade, let me reinforce my position that healing life energy is beyond ownership of any person or organization. Reiki seminars are okay. But I firmly believe it is a human gift that anyone can do with practice (which every reiki teacher I've met has told me). It doesn't need to be complicated and it doesn't need to cost much. If that means I'm not doing authentic reiki, fine.

 

I've taken two level 1 courses from two different "traditional Japanese" reiki schools and read a few books and numerous articles on reiki history. I don't have citations on hand but here's what I remember: Usui was not a martial artist in any sense (nor was he a Christian minister or a medical doctor or a  college professor in America, three other widely spread rumors). Charging fees was added by Hayashi who taught Takata. She was a huge scammer who charged ten thousand dollars for teacher level. I believe she was the one who started the "charge money to complete energy reciprocation" thing. Takata is the main source for most American reiki knowledge. 

 

Did you know the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai is still around? They're a closed society and they assert that reiki does not exist anywhere outside of Japan. If Usui was teaching that then I would doubt his spiritual integrity. But it seems that started after he died and Japan lost WW2. "One of the conditions the U.S. required is that all those practicing any kind of healing be required to have a license. Some of the healing groups did get licensed, but the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai decided that they did not want to be controlled by a licensing board and instead chose to go underground. They decided that the members were not to talk to anyone outside their group about Reiki and that they would only practice Reiki with each other." https://www.reiki.org/faq/historyofreiki.html

 

My point is that all of this is too complicated. And may I remind everyone that it's all made up. Every word and symbol is a human concept that came from an idea in somebody's mind. The Dao that can be described is not the eternal Dao.

 

P.S: "reverse energy vampirism" or "empathically taking on someone's pain" comes from trying to control energy. It's pretty easy to not do that. It comes with meditation and accepting the process. Also, meditating for a whole hour before you treat a single person is unnecessary according to both of my teachers. 5-10 minutes is sufficient.

 

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1 hour ago, moraldilemma said:

 

I'm on mobile and I can't figure out how to fix the formatting. Oh my.

 

Before i go into my tirade, let me reinforce my position that healing life energy is beyond ownership of any person or organization. Reiki seminars are okay. But I firmly believe it is a human gift that anyone can do with practice (which every reiki teacher I've met has told me). It doesn't need to be complicated and it doesn't need to cost much. If that means I'm not doing authentic reiki, fine.

 

I've taken two level 1 courses from two different "traditional Japanese" reiki schools and read a few books and numerous articles on reiki history. I don't have citations on hand but here's what I remember: Usui was not a martial artist in any sense (nor was he a Christian minister or a medical doctor or a  college professor in America, three other widely spread rumors). Charging fees was added by Hayashi who taught Takata. She was a huge scammer who charged ten thousand dollars for teacher level. I believe she was the one who started the "charge money to complete energy reciprocation" thing. Takata is the main source for most American reiki knowledge. 

 

Did you know the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai is still around? They're a closed society and they assert that reiki does not exist anywhere outside of Japan. If Usui was teaching that then I would doubt his spiritual integrity. But it seems that started after he died and Japan lost WW2. "One of the conditions the U.S. required is that all those practicing any kind of healing be required to have a license. Some of the healing groups did get licensed, but the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai decided that they did not want to be controlled by a licensing board and instead chose to go underground. They decided that the members were not to talk to anyone outside their group about Reiki and that they would only practice Reiki with each other." https://www.reiki.org/faq/historyofreiki.html

 

My point is that all of this is too complicated. And may I remind everyone that it's all made up. Every word and symbol is a human concept that came from an idea in somebody's mind. The Dao that can be described is not the eternal Dao.

 

P.S: "reverse energy vampirism" or "empathically taking on someone's pain" comes from trying to control energy. It's pretty easy to not do that. It comes with meditation and accepting the process. Also, meditating for a whole hour before you treat a single person is unnecessary according to both of my teachers. 5-10 minutes is sufficient.

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to write this. This is essentially why my teacher says as well. She only charges $10, which basically covers some of her time to teach and the materials. 

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Thanks for taking time to reply - we were all beginners so no surprise some were trying to control the experience for their 3rd or 4th clinical. I've since learned more than what was printed out for my class. I met a Jikiden Reiki Master recently and at her recommendation I read Frank Arjava Petter's This Is Reiki which gave me a much fuller understanding of the history and just how different what I was taught vs. what is done in Japan may be. I learned 1+2 from a Karuna teacher but he taught us Usui Tenchi Shiki Reiki Ryoho like Chris Matsuo taught level 1+2 to him. Having looked at the book - it's all Takata lineage teachers. I look forward to learning from multiple reiki instructors in the future.

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What’s the different styles of Reiki have in common? What’s their differences?

 

if your a student of multiple lineages, is it possible to blend them all to make your own technique, or should they remain separate?

 

Not too familiar with reiki. Thanks 

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Most of the Reiki styles have Hayashi in common. Some do not descend from him but the Western schools do for the most part. They all connect to a spiritual energy in a "heaven battery/library/medium" that can heal people. Some schools use different symbols than others dependent on influences from esoteric Buddhism or other sources. Some even go so far as to commune with Christian Angels. I've seen some shamanic reiki practitioners that spirit travel via trance and then do reiki. They may or may not have their own symbols. It's possible to make almost any symbol work for you so long as you cultivate correct intent to the shape of its energy.

 

From my experience with multiple lineages of any energy system it's best to practice as you were taught until you can teach the style yourself. Best not to practice hodge podge pieces from different systems and keep them coherent and practiced at separate times. It's like trying to tune into multiple radio stations at once. At best you'll get multiple voices talking over each other and normally all you'll get is a bunch of static. From there you can develop your own style but ask permission - some schools will even show you how to form your own egregore so you can attune others later. Some schools will teach certain things at certain times. I know of a local jujutsu school that requires all their black belts to be reiki 1+2 at least.

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18 hours ago, GreytoWhite said:

I was skeptical at first as I am about almost anything. So I gave them a try have really gained some benefit from these manuals and attunements from Love Inspiration.

https://www.loveinspiration.org.nz/usui-reiki.html

 

Thank you for sharing. These are excellent resources.

As someone who has had a reiki healing session, I can attest to it's validity. For me, I believe it opened up powerful psychic channels.

I've wanted to learn it for myself for years, but just never got around to it. 

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I think these guys are the bee's knee's on distance attunements. Great stuff. I've done a few other YouTube video attunements since and Love Inspiration still feels like the best resonance. I had to find more traditional versions of the characters though - my reiki guides were quite upset by the approximation of the kanji. I'm thankful I had more traditional version of Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen already. I'm working on the symbols for Usui 3 now.

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There's a place near me that does free Reiki every Tuesday night.   Free as in they don't charge. I'm not quite sure what the catch is. It's at a church, so perhaps they are just volunteering for good karma.

 

I went there tonight, and the reiki woman was fairly strong.  Interestingly,  noticed my breathing rate dramatically dropped. I was counting up to 25 seconds between breaths. 

 

All in all, my mood took a massive turn for the better. 

 

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