There are many Reiki healing modalities. We have included Dr. Usui the founder of the Usui System of Reiki, Sekhem Seichim Reiki and Karuna Ki Reiki.
For today I am thankful for my blessings.
For today, I will not be angry or worry.
I will be grateful and work honestly.
I will be kind to all living things.
Dr. Mikao Usui
Dr. Mikao Usui, or Usui Sensei as he is called by his students in Japan, is the founder of the Usui System of Reiki. He was born August 15, 1865 in the village of Yago in the Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture, Japan. Usui Sensei had an avid interest in learning and worked hard at his studies. He traveled to Europe and China to further his education. His curriculum included medicine, psychology, and religion. It is thought that he was from a wealthy family, as in Japan only the wealthy could afford to send their children to school. Eventually he became the secretary to Pei Gotoushin, head of the department of health and welfare who later became the Mayor of Tokyo. The connections Usui Sensei made at this job helped him to become a successful businessman.
In 1914 Usui's personal and business life was failing. As a sensitive spiritualist, Usui Sensei had previously spent much time meditating at power spots on Mt. Kurama. So he decided to travel to this holy mountain, where he enrolled in Isyu Guo, a twenty-one-day training course. We do not know for certain what he was required to do during this training, but it is likely that fasting, meditation, chanting and prayers were part of the practice. In addition, we know there is a small waterfall on Mt. Kurama where even today people go to meditate. This meditation involves standing under the waterfall and allowing the waters to strike and flow over the top of the head, a practice which is said to activate the crown chakra. Japanese Reiki Masters think that Usui Sensei may have used this meditation as part of his practice. In any case, it was during the Isyu Guo training that the great Reiki energy entered his crown chakra. This greatly enhanced his healing abilities and he realized he had received a wonderful new gift - the ability to give healing to others without depleting his own energy!
Reiki Energy Healing works with all traditional medical treatment. It is not to replace any traditional medical treatment and you must always consult with your Doctor when adding any type of healing modality to your traditional medical treatments.
Please refer to Essential Reiki, by Dian Stein for a complete guide to this Ancient Healing Art
Sekhem (pronounced "Say-kem") is an Egyptian word meaning power or might. Sekhem is also the Egyptian equivalent of the Indian term prana and the words chi and ki as used in the Orient to denote the all-encompassing essential force that binds the universe together and is present in all life. Sekhem is both all around us and in us.
Seichim (pronounced "Say-keem") is living light energy as well as an ancient Egyptian system of healing wisdom. Reiki (pronounced "Ray-key") is a Japanese word meaning universal life force.
Reiki and Seichim are standalone healing systems that until recently have been taught and applied separately.
SSR is a healing matrix that is a unique integration of these three related, yet distinct, multidimensional energies. Sekhem, Seichim and Reiki work together as a unified trinity of sacred healing energies to completely balance and harmonize a person's physical, emotional, mental and spiritual bodies. This expands the individual's capacity to carry more light and love and anchors and grounds the essential life force within his or her energy system.
SSR complements and enhances traditional medical interventions. The high-frequency, vibratory light and sound energies of SSR help to activate a person's innate healing resources to support healing of acute and chronic disease as well as anxiety, fatigue, depression, stress and other symptoms that are produced by unbalanced thoughts, feelings and emotions.
SSR encompasses the understanding that conditions and symptoms found in one level of a person's energy field usually have corresponding components in one or more of the other levels. For example, a physical symptom may have matching emotional, mental and spiritual components. As the subtle aspects of cause are addressed at these multiple levels, deeply held energetic blocks and constrictions are released, bringing the opportunity for improved health, more joy and love of living, higher levels of energy and vitality, greater creativity, increased mental clarity and focus, and improved relationships.
"Be Reiki, be compassion, be loving-kindness, on this breath, in this very moment,"
from the "Karuna Ki" manual, by Vincent Paul Amador.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word that is used in Hinduism, Buddhism, and Zen. It has been translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others, or as compassionate action. Ki alludes to energy. Therefore, Karuna Ki may be interpreted as compassionate energy.
Karuna Ki is an exceptional compliment to Usui Reiki. For all Reiki Masters, this highly developed and intuitive system focuses on Compassion. The symbols, mudras and meditations lead us directly to unconditional love for ourselves, thus, the ability to spread compassion throughout the Universe.