“The secret method to invite happiness,
the spiritual medicine for all diseases…“
– Source: memorial stone honouring Mikao Usui, founder of the practice-
Reiki Is a Japanese concept translated as “Universal Life Energy.” The phrase was coined by Mikao Usui to describe the energy that he had contacted through years of self-preparation and dedication.
The following description of Reiki is taken from Hawayo Takata’s journal when she was a beginning student of Chujiro Hayashi, circa 1935.
“The power is unfathomable, immeasurable, and being a universal life force, it is incomprehensible to man.”
Usui Shiki Ryoho is a specific form of practice that allows the student to have contact with the energy of Reiki simply by laying on of hands in self treatment and treatment of others. This system of practice is described in the 4 Aspects and 9 Elements, through the teachings of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, Phyllis Furumoto and Johannes Reindl.
The 4 aspects are:
Healing Practice, Personal Development, Spiritual Discipline, Mystic Order
The 9 Elements are:
Form of Teaching, History, Initiation, Money, Oral Tradition, Precepts, Spiritual Lineage, Symbols, Treatment