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Mikao Usui Reiki - forming Reiki Ryoho


The attunement

Usui Reiki Ryoho means "Usui Energy Healing Method". It is the system created by Mikao Usui after the divine revelation on Mt. Kurama following his 3-week fasting period. After the awakening, he felt a complete unity with the Universe and his body and mind were totally refreshed and he left the mountain filled with the energy of Reiki.

Replenishing healing force

As he was rushing to return, Usui broke his toenail on a rock and immediately touched his foot with his hands. He stood in amazement that the pain disappeared and the foot healed immediately. Then, he realized that the Life Energy - or Reiki energy - also had healing power. After his attunement on Mt. Kurama, Usui started to use Reiki energy to heal people and realized that he was pulling Life Energy directly from the Universal Source. He also realized that by healing others, he was not reducing his power, but instead, by practicing Reiki healing, he was actually replenishing and even increasing his own inner storage of energy.

Creating the Reiki system

In April 1921 Usui began to develop the Reiki system of teachings and instructions and started using his power to heal people. His early Reiki teachings were mostly spiritual teachings, as he gave mantras to his students to help them connect with Source Energy and guided them through intense meditation practices. In 1922, Usui moved to Tokyo and opened a Reiki center in Harajuku, near Tokyo and began to heal people using various Reiki hand positions. Usui gave attunements to all his students, to transfer them his spiritual and healing power. All Usui students received attunements and were taught the importance of The Five Precepts, which are keys or strategies to apply to life that were later written on his gravestone:

  • Principle 1 - I will not be angry
  • Principle 2 - I will not worry
  • Principle 3 - I will give thanks for my many blessings
  • Principle 4 - I will earn my livelihood with honest labor
  • Principle 5 - I will be kind to every living creature

The symbols

During the 1920s, Usui and his students also come up with some symbols for the rest of Usui Reiki healers to use when treating people. The symbols were created for those practitioners who found it more difficult to connect with Source Energy, by focusing the intention. These symbols are taught in today's Western Reiki in the 2nd and 3rd levels.

Using Reiki on a large scale

In 1923, during a major earthquake and fire in Tokyo, Usui's reputation as a healer grew immensely and his clinic became too small for so many wounded people, so he opened a new Reiki center in Nakano. Shortly, he became invited all over Japan to heal people and teach his Reiki healing method.It is said that more than 2,000 people received Reiki attunements from Dr. Mikao Usui. In 1925 Usui and his students also wrote a reiki manual with all the body parts and illnesses and the related reiki hand positions to these body parts organs and diseases. His students founded the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society) soon after his death in 1926. Even the Emperor of Japan visited his grave as a recongnition of Usui's services in healing.

Other articles about Usui's Reiki:

> Origin of Usui Reiki level system
> Biography of Dr. Mikao Usui
> Meditation techniques used by Dr.Mikao
> Usui's Spiritual Enlightenment
> Discover the story of Chujiro Hayashi
>Divine Intervention Dr.Usui
> Hawayo Takata and Chie Hayashi - First women as Reiki masters





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