Usui Reiki Ryoho FAQ

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Spiritual Energy. Broken up it is Rei meaning spiritual and ki meaning energy.

What is the system of Reiki?

The system of Reiki is a Japanese spiritual practice made up of 5 elements.

What are the 5 elements that make up the system of Reiki?

-Meditations and Techniques
-Symbols and mantras
-Hands on healing
-Reiju (spiritual blessing) commonly known in the west as an attunement.

Who is the founder of the system?

Mikao Usui (1865-1926)

What Japanese elements may have influenced Mikao Usui?

-Tendai Buddhism

What is a Reiju/Attunement?

Reiju is a spiritual blessing. It helps the student reconnect to their true nature, strengthens their connection to spiritual energy. It also helps clear the meridians or energy channels in the body so students are able to conduct more energy. The main difference between a Reiju and a western attunement is that there are no symbols used within the Reiju and the Reiju is the same for each level.

Must I receive a Reiju/Attunement to become a healer?

No, healing is natural and innate in all beings and things. The system of Reiki can help facilitate healing.

What are the levels in the system of Reiki under the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage?

There are 3 levels to the system of Reiki:

Shoden (level 1) – Beginning teachings
Okuden (level 2) – Hidden teachings
Shinpiden (teacher level- commonly called master level in the west) – Mystery Teachings

Colorado Reiki, LLC FAQ

How long have you been practicing the system of Reiki?

I have had a personal self practice since January 2004. I took the western ART/Master course in June 2006. I have been a Shinpiden practitioner since March 2008. I am currently a student of Frans Stiene co founder of The International House of Reiki.

What is a treatment/session like?

The client lies on a table fully clothed with the intent to receive whatever it is they need. The practitioner either lays the hands on or slightly off the body in various positions as he/she creates a space for the energy to flow. Treatments can be very relaxing often allowing the client to fall asleep or feel deeply relaxed. There may or may not be sensations of heat, cold, tingling, giggles or other sensations. Each client and each treatment is unique. It is recommended that if a client wishes to work on a certain issue at least 3 closely spaced treatments are scheduled.

What is covered in each class?

Classes taught by Colorado Reiki, LLC focus on self development and creating a spiritual practice utilizing Traditional Japanese Reiki rather than a modern version of the system under the Usui Reiki Ryoho lineage.

Shoden (level1): taught over 4 weeks, one day each week plus practice night.

-4 Reiju
-History of the System of Reiki and its founder Mikao Usui
-The precepts and how to utilize them
-Meditations and techniques related to Shoden level
-Hands on healing
– Learn a daily self practice routine

Certificates are only given after assignments and practice work is completed.

Okuden (level 2): Taught over 2 weeks, one day each week plus practice night.

-3 Reiju
-Meditations and techniques related to Okuden level
-Symbols and mantras for Okuden level
-Business of Reiki
-Giving Reiki treatments to other as a professional practitioner
-Modify your daily self practice routine appropriate to the Okuden level

Certificates are only given after assignments and practice work is completed.

What branch of the system do you practice and teach under?

Traditional Japanese Reiki: Usui Reiki Ryoho

What is your lineage?

Usui Reiki Ryoho: (what I currently practice and teach under, when you take a class with me this will be your lineage)
-Usui Mikao*-founder of the system)
-Kanichi Taketomi-3rd President of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
-Kimiko Koyama -6th President of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
-Doi Hiroshi-current member of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai
-Frans Stiene-co-founder of The International House of Reiki
-Candice Gonzales-Cullen

*Japanese names are written traditionally.

What associations do you belong to?

I am currently a member of:
-Shibumi International Reiki Association (member since February 2009)
-International Association of Reiki Professionals (member since March 2007)


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