Reiki Healing Art
Reiki is a spiritual healing art. The word Reki comes from the Japanese words Rei (Universal Life) and Ki (Energy). Reiki is pre healing, it is not a massage method. And it is not built on suggestion. Therefore, reiki represents the energy of life which flows through every living thing. It is not a religion, as many thinks.
History of Reiki Healing Art
Mikao Usui developed the Reiki hgealing that most of the healers use today. He was born in August 15th 1865 in Taniai-mura, Yamagata district of Gifu prefecture Kyoto. He was a highly intelligent men and educated. So he supposed to be from a wealthy family. As a child he was studying in a Tenday Buddhist Monastry school. He was a very talented and hard working student. Also he had a vast knowledge about medicine, psychology, theology and Kyoten. He married Sadako and they had a son and a daughter.
Usui sensei traveled a lot to western countries and China until he started to study western ways. He work a lot in several posts until one day he became a Tenday Buddhist Monk. One day when he was on Mount Kurama meditating for 21 days, he had the inspiration for Reki and its system of healing. In that system discovered while meditating he incorporated other healing methods also such as Chinese Medicine, Chi Gong, acupuncture and more.
Reiki Healing Art
Observing that the healing method is working very well, he decided to open a school and clinic in April 1922 in Harajuku, Tokyo. The small manual he was using which contained the healing system is now translated and published by Reiki Master Frank Arjava Petter (The original Reki Handbook of Dr Mikao Usui). Usui sensei was very gifted with healing and teaching skills, so his name started to spread along the country and even farther. In thiss school/clinic, people were coming not only to learn, but to heal.
As a sort of payment, the students who have learned Reiki, were staying and helping their teacher. In 1923 1st of September when the biggest earthquake shook Tokyo and Yokohama, and killed over 140,000 of people. Mikao Usui and his students started to heal the huge number of injured people. This way Reiki became more famous among the country. In 1925 Usui had to open another larger school because Reki became more and more needed.
Dr. Mikao Usui passed away, at the age of 62, on March 9th 1926. His beloved students raised, next to his grave, a large memorial stone describing his life and work.
Reki was brought to the west by Mrs. Hawayo Takata in 1937. She managed to pass Reiki on to millions all over the world and the number is still growing.