At Narita airport in Japan, Wow what a journey! I think this will take me months to really assimilate it all. I rediscovered so much about myself and about Mikao Usui’s teachings. The first 7 days I spend with a Tendai Ajari (Ajari is a priest who can train other priest). His name is Takeda Hakusai and he is a deshi (direct apprentice/student) of the late Dai Ajari Sakai Yusai, who was at his time one of the most famous priests in Japan as he did the extremely difficult kaihogyo two times!
Recently I was one of the keynote speakers of the International Reiki Conference in Sydney Australia, organized by the biggest Reiki association in Australia, Australian Reiki Connection (ARC). Other speakers included Hyakuten Inamoto, Kathleen Prasad, William Lee Rand, and Paul Mitchell, just to name a few.
Without the roots a plant will not grow and bear fruit.
To really understand the system of Reiki, we need to go back to the roots that Mikao Usui planted for his teachings. By exploring and practicing the roots, we can pick the real fruits of the system of Reiki.
We are often asked what the word Reiki stands for within the system of Reiki. Reiki literally translates as Spiritual Energy.
I just finished reading the revised edition of Hiroshi Doi’s book about the system of Reiki and Mikao Usui. Although I think it has its flaws, it is still one of the better Reiki books around. This is mainly because Hiroshi Doi is a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai and therefore has some unique insights into their way of teaching. It is also a wonderful book for people who are interested in reading about some of the Japanese techniques and Hiroshi Doi’s branch of the system, Gendai Reiki.
When we start to look deeply within the system of Reiki we begin to see that Usui-san is really teaching us about our state of mind and how to work with the mind.
Today I wish to share the history of Reiki practice and the state of Reiki community in Poland, a proud country in Central Europe, a member of the European Union.
Learning about the history of Reiki in your country is a first step towards creating a strong community. From history, we can learn about the sources of common, current problems that hinder the community unification, but we can also honor those, thanks to whom we practice Reiki today. I hope this article will inspire you to research and publish the history of Reiki in your own country, and that for many of you, this reference work will be useful.
I’ve written here before about my Reiki Journey with Frans Stiene.
I had originally started teaching Usui Tibetan Reiki in late 2004. In early 2005, I received Komyo Reiki training, and within a month of practicing it, I stopped teaching Reiki altogether. For me, the miraculous life experiences with the practice of Reiki were proceeding way ahead of my intellectual understanding of the same, and I felt that I couldn’t really teach anyone the system of Reiki with integrity, as I myself didn’t know what the heck was going on with me.