Usui Shiki Ryoho: Reiki is one of the greatest gifts that you can give yourself. It is about love and balance. When we have love and balance we are empowered.
The Reiki Ideals:
1. Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
2. Just for today, I will not worry.
3. Just for today, I will not be angry
4. Just for today, I will do my work honestly.
5. Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbor and every living thing.
Mrs. Takata has said that Rei means universal and Ki means life force. Reiki meaning Universal Life Force. This is the non physical energy that animates all living things. This is more accurately interpreted to mean supernatural knowledge or spiritual consciousness. This knowledge or wisdom comes from God. The God-consciousness which is all knowing and all seeing.
It is the God-consciousness that we call Rei that guides the life force called Ki in our practice that we call Reiki. Reiki guides itself with wisdom and knows exactly where to go. We just move aside, open our hearts and allow the Reiki to flow and it goes where it is needed.
How do you learn Reiki?
Reiki is passed on to others through Initiations or Attunements. These Initiations are passed on by a Reiki Master. There are three levels of initiation or empowerment. Each level of initiation increases the power or vibration of each level or Reiki "degree". Once you have been initiated into Reiki, the empowerment for healing yourself and others is available to you for the rest of your life!