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Where did Reiki Come From ?

Reiki is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago.
Sages and Healers throughout the Orient studied subtle energies and
developed a system of sounds and symbols for universal healing
energies. Various healing systems which crossed many different
cultures emerged from this single base system. Unfortunately,
history somehow lost the original source.

Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Christian educator in Kyoto, Japan,
rediscovered the base system in the mid- to late 1800s while travelling
through parts of China and Tibet. He discovered texts which described
Buddha's ability to heal through the laying on of has hands. A student
later asked Dr. Usui if he knew of the method through which Jesus was
also able to heal through the laying on of his hands. As he did not
know this answer, Dr. Usui resigned his position and travelled to the
United States to study Christ and Christianity. Dr. Usui embarked on
a 21-year study of the healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual
leaders. He studied Christianity and the Books of the Holy Bible, and
ancient Buddhist teachings written in Sanskrit. Through his
studies he discovered ancient sounds and symbols that link directly
to the human body and nervous system which activate the universal
life energy for healing.

Returning to his native Japan he continued his studies in a Buddhist monastary
After many more years of study, he felt he had come to an understanding
and that to go any further required reflection and meditation. He declared
to the monks of this monastary his intention to fast and meditate for 21 days
at a nearby mountain and that if he did not come back they should
come and get his body.

He went to the mountain and gathered 21 stones with which to count
the days. Each day he would throw away a stone and in this way count
the time. On the 20th day nothing had come as yet and he threw away
the last stone. In the night on the horizon he could see a ball of light
coming towards him. His first instinct was to jump out of the way, but he
realized this might just be what he was waiting for, so allowed it to hit
him right in the forehead. As it struck him he was taken on a journey and
shown bubbles of all the colors of the rainbow in which were the symbols
of Reiki, the very same symbols in the Tibetan writings he was studying
but had been unable to understand. Now as he looked at them again,
there was total understanding. He called this form of healing "Reiki"
and taught it widely throughout Japan until his death around 1893.

Reiki has been found useful in treating a number of conditions.
Some conditions that respond well to Reiki include sports injuries,
cuts, burns, post-surgical healing, migraine headaches,
chronic pain or inflammations, internal diseases, emotional disorders,
and many stress-related illnesses. While Reiki cannot be considered
a "panacea", it has been found to be very helpful to a lot of
people as a complimentary form of therapy.

Reiki was introduced to the Western world in the 1970s and
has since grown in popularity and spread widely
across the United States and Europe.

Reiki Precepts

"Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers,and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to everything."

-- Dr. Mikao Usui



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