We all know that in Japan the numbering of the degrees is reversed, so what we might discuss with as the primary stage, Sho-den, equal to our First Diploma, is definitely their sixth diploma, which is itself divided into 4 components: Loku-To (Sixth Diploma), Go-To (Fifth Diploma), Yon-To (Fourth Diploma) and San-To (Third Diploma). That is most likely why we now have 4 attunements within the conventional Western system of educating Reiki.
Sho-den might be discovered by anybody, however the second stage, Oku-den, which is split into two components, Okuden-Zenki when the symbols are taught, and Okuden-Koko when distant and psychological therapeutic strategies are taught, is just given when a pupil can display that they're accessing an acceptable quantity of Reiki therapeutic vitality, and are proficient within the methods, which can take ten years or extra.
College students are anticipated to follow Reiki each day, to obey the 5 Ideas and to make an effort to stay these ideas of their each day lives, encouraging psychological and emotional development and growth. They're additionally anticipated to follow Hatsurei-ho each day, for self-cleansing and non secular enhancement, and to proceed their non secular growth, partly by attending common coaching seminars the place they obtain Rei-ju attunements.
Receiving these common Rei-ju attunements helps college students develop their intuitive abilities in order that they turn into higher capable of detect and deal with bodily sicknesses. This course of known as Byosen, which is with the ability to really feel vitality from a supply of sickness, and with the ability to choose a symptom and the variety of days of therapeutic that will likely be required; or Reiji, the place the palms go intuitively to affected areas and begin sending Reiki. Only a few folks in Japan ever attain the superior stage of Shinpi-den, the equal of a Western Reiki Grasp, even after many, a few years of follow.
Reiki has developed in another way within the West, maybe as a result of we now have not had the identical non secular background or the cultural understanding of energies ensuing within the want for a self-cleansing custom. Though some Masters did convey their college students collectively often to follow Reiki, no Rei-ju empowerments got, as a result of these had been unknown to us till 1999. There has additionally been much less emphasis on growing sensitivity within the palms with Reiki, which most likely accounts for the system we now have of 12 or extra hand positions being held for 5 minutes every. This allows the Reiki to movement in all places within the physique, so that every particular person can obtain the Reiki wherever they want it.
Since Mrs. Takata’s demise many Masters have chosen to alter the way in which Reiki is taught, in order that there at the moment are greater than 30 various kinds of Reiki being practiced within the West. Some are based mostly very intently on Takata’s system, whereas others have launched many new “channeled” (receiving perception from non secular sources) symbols, totally different attunement procedures and different practices, and little doubt extra will seem sooner or later. Nonetheless, now that we now have found Dr. Usui’s unique methods these might be built-in into Reiki follow, so we now have much more instruments accessible to us.
The purpose of this guide is to indicate the big potential of integrating these two therapeutic techniques, whose roots are firmly based mostly in Japanese philosophy and knowledge, however whose physique is increasing with the collected knowledge of many Western and Japanese Masters and Practitioners. Within the subsequent chapter we glance in additional depth at Reiki as a therapeutic vitality, and at its relationship to different energies corresponding to people who comprise the human vitality physique.