Reiki Master Teacher Certification
Approximately Seventy five years ago, founder Usui Sensei wrote: "In times like these, the happiness of humanity is based on working together and the desire for social progress. Each of us has the potential of being given a gift by the divine, which results in the body and soul becoming unified. Through it (Reiki), the human being will first be made healthy, and then peace of mind and joy in life will be increased."
What is Reiki Healing?
The Japanese word Rei-Ki means spiritual life force energy. This universal life force energy, also known as Prana in India, and Chi or Qi in China is present in all living things and is the key component to a vibrant existence.
Reiki healing is based on spiritual life force energy. Reiki is not taught, but is rather transmitted as a series of attunements from a Reiki master teacher to the student. Anyone, even children can receive these attunements, as they serve to open a portal to link individuals to the spiritual intelligence governing our planet. In addition to empowering individuals to transmit the reiki energy to heal, the reiki attunements also assist individuals in their spiritual growth.
Reiki energy is channeled by placing the hands on or slightly above the recipient's body. The Reiki practitioner does not create or direct the spiritual healing energy, but merely serves as a vehicle to transport it from the universal source to the recipient, who can be human, animal or plant (any thing that lives and breathes.) Essentially, the path or method for all spiritual healing channels in any culture or modality only requires us to strive continuously to master healing the self so that we are able to receive and transmit greater amounts of universal life force energy for others. An increase in healing abilities is an automatic gift to anyone that walks this path to reach higher levels of spiritual understanding and consciousness.
Like most all spiritual healing systems, Reiki also subscribed to the premise that an individual's abilities to do hands-on healing was an automatic by-product of deeper spiritual accomplishments, so more emphasis was placed on cultivating, developing and nourishing the internal spiritual energy system of a practitioner. The traditional ways in Japan taught three degrees or levels of Reiki classes. It was common for Reiki students to spend years, not days, weeks or months working at one degree before moving to the next. However, learning the mechanics of healing is more of a priority in our Western culture and more emphasis has been placed on feeding our logical/analytical left brains with information in order to help us understand our spiritual intuitive/feeling right brain nature.
In addition to learning the mechanics of Reiki healing, this training program also combines some essential spiritual elements for the personal growth and development of the Reiki practitioner. It is strongly recommended that individuals bypass, or limit all reading concerning the subject of Reiki healing, as this can be done later. This is a spiritual healing system that is based on establishing a personal working relationship with the Source from where the Reiki energy flows. Additionally, there are many types of spiritual healing channels-teachers and since personalities and styles of teaching do vary, individuals may want to put a prayer up there and ask for help to locate the person or people that will best serve their needs. It is important to try to select a teacher that you will remain with throughout the entire Reiki training process in order to bypass the need to review previous training with a new Reiki Master Teacher. Therefore, it would be good to interview at least 3 Reiki Master Teachers and go with the one you feel called to work with.