Usui Reiki Session
“Each of us has the potential of being given a gift by the divine, which results in the body and soul becoming unified … a great many people will experience the blessings of the divine… Through it, the human being will first be made healthy, and then peace of mind and joy in life will be increased.”
Dr Mikao Usui
Usui Shiki Ryoho (the Usui System of Natural Healing) is a Japanese Healing Art. This form was founded in Japan and the basis of the practice is referred to as self healing/self treatment. A little over 100 years ago a Japanese man, Mikao Usui, began a personal search that ended with his having contact with the energy Reiki. His practice grew and eventually Reiki was introduced out of Japan via Hawaii in 1937 by Hawayo Takata Sensei. It is passed on from one person to another through a specific initiation, teachings and a defined form of practice.
The Japanese word ‘reiki’ can be translated as ‘universal life energy’ and the Usui System is a way of working with reiki for healing of self and others. The word healing is used in the sense of regaining harmony and wholeness. Usui Shiki Ryoho addresses the whole person on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and those that we cannot identify at the present.
I completed my Professional Practitioner Training with Miguel Chavez in September 2016 which was a truly delightful and magical weekend. Now it is to pass this beautiful healing method to you.
Principles of Reiki
The Reiki principles are a set of ‘rules to live by’ that was an important part of the system that Mikao Usui taught. There were as follows:
Just for today, live the attitude of gratitude.
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Just for today, do my work honestly.
Just for today, show love and respect to every living thing.
The Principles are guidelines for Reiki Practitioners to use in their spiritual development. However, I think we could all benefit from reminding ourselves of the five principles. ‘Just for Today’ is used to remind us that we should focus on the NOW. It also reminds us that each morning we can start afresh with a clean slate, if we do not follow the principles 100 percent during a day we must not feel unsuccessful – but learn forgiveness towards oneself and our actions.