There have always been a number of elements that we have based the International House of Reiki on and it is interesting to look back and see how we have developed them over the years, consciously or not. When we first began with the system of Reiki we had little or no support from either teacher or community. This ‘lack’ presented us with a lesson that we took to heart. We wouldn’t let our students experience this, we would do all we could to support them.
We began collecting manuals from different lineages and teachers and to research their content’s origins. It was fascinating. We made contacts around the world such as Light and Adonea from Arizona who had also been researching the system’s origins and from whom we also took a Shinpiden class, Robert Fueston who was studying Hawayo Takata’s teachers and many others, including Hyakuten Inamoto in Japan who was working with Hiroshi Doi and Mrs Yamaguchi.
Frans and I awoke one morning, 15 years ago, to the realization that we could call ourselves Reiki Teachers. We were in Kathmandu, Nepal and had recently completed a brief Reiki Teacher course. Over a breakfast of hot banana porridge and chai, we tentatively built a vision of ourselves in this new and wondrous role. On reflection, Doctor Who would call this a “fixed moment in time”. One of those moments that can’t ever be changed, it was something we had always been heading towards, albeit having often lost our way in dark, strange places or along treacherous mountain tracks.
I first learnt the Western system of reiki locally here in Cairns, Australia. I really enjoyed my first courses and when a friend asked me to teach him, I happily agreed. From then I began to teach others and I considered leaving my full time job in tourism but lacked the confidence.
I have taken the IHReiki Shinpiden course seven times now, with my eighth time coming up in a few months. This equates to once every year, with one year attending twice! I have the gift of having Frans Stiene come out to my area every year to teach Shinpiden.
Frans Stiene is a committed Reiki teacher who, in July 2012, has the unique opportunity to begin Shugendo training in Japan. YOU can help him to raise the funds to go.
Frans has been studying and teaching the system of Reiki from a Japanese perspective since 1999 all around the globe. Those of you who know Frans know that he is 100% committed to his roles as a Reiki teacher and as a student of the practice. His generosity in sharing his path with others is a stand-out amongst Reiki teachers.
Come and join international Reiki Teacher Frans Stiene as he takes you step-by-step through how to teach a Reiki Level I, II and III class, how to run practice groups, deal with students and much, much more in a series of 6 one-hour teleclasses. Whether you want to teach - or are already teaching, or are a IHReiki student already - this teleclass is for you.
Recently re-entering my daily life after the Washington, DC Shinpiden class, I was struck by the changes I’ve been able to embrace since I first started studying with the International House of Reiki 8 years ago. I’m more grounded and expanded, usually both at the same time! If you knew me well, you’d know what a miracle that is. I’m also more compassionate and strong in my own meditation and personal healing, clearer and more effective as a healer for others. Far from perfect, I am nonetheless more calmly and sanely me, in ways I couldn’t have guessed when I began this path.