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.
version of Reiki Precept from-Dr. Mikao Usui
About Edie and
Britt is a Certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master and has helped many over the
years. For her it is an honor to help others who
desire healing energies or Reiki attunements. Her healing lineage descends
from Madame Hawayo Takata, as do most Reiki Practitioners in the
USA.. She has developed an Americanized Approach to Reiki.
Her message is that healing energy
is always available to every one of us, and her hopes are that others discover how
it can help them.
incorporates American Drum Reiki � and American Reiki�
together for a powerful session. Drum Reiki lessons and
sessions by request.
in-person sessions and remote sessions. .
convenience, She has allowed information from her Reiki book to
be included below, in the hopes that you may find more on
how it can help you If you need an appointment, or need
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A message from
information below is from my Reiki Level I Handbook, which I make
available to all of my students. Some of the content was originally
written by my first Reiki Master, Karen Poitinger, but I have
incorporated my own thoughts and work into it, as I know she would
want me to. I would also like to credit my second Reiki
Master, Trish Mahajan for helping me to move forward on my path
and for encouraging me to never doubt my ability to attain my
goals. My wish is that this information can be used to help you find your
highest good. Please note that it is copyrighted, but you may
reprint it if you include my source reference. EdieBritt/Wovenwoman.Copyright
is a Japanese word representing Universal Life Energy, the energy
that is all around us and in us. Reiki
is a system of healing whose origins stem from India and then
Japanese REI means spirit, or soul and KI
means universal life force energy. The composite definition of REIKI is
spiritually guided life force energy.
Reiki Balancing is a simple
laying on of hands to send healing energy. It is a practice as old
as instinct. It is a natural reaction to place our hands on
a wound or where there is pain, to ease the sensation. Animals do
this by licking a wound for the same reason we apply touch.
This energy is called many things, but whatever name we give it,
it comes from the Source. The Reiki Practitioner
brings this energy through their body and sends it to the person
receiving it by using their hands as a tool. It can be experienced by the
person receiving it in a variety of ways. Some feel a
radiating heat moving through their body, some feel extreme
relaxation, some may feel cold, while others may
experience a feeling of clarity.
everyone Has this energy in and around us,, why bother with Reiki
does have healing energy, but I help my students to see how Reiki
can help by making the following comparison. We all have a radio that is
connected to universal energy and this radio is on at all times. We
carry our radio with us, and use it and
its just fine the way it is. For some of us, there comes a
time when we yearn for more than our regular radio can give
us and we seek something that something that can be more
finely tuned. Reiki is used to fine tune the healing
energies that we already have access to, and it also fine tunes our
abilities to share it with others. This continues as we move
forward on our healing path.
Reiki do for me?
Reiki treatments can promote relaxation, reduce stress and can release
blocked energies It can
enhance spiritual enlightenment, and allow one to more easily
accept growth opportunities. It calms the soul and helps to
eliminate toxins and negative energies from our body at all levels.
The energy exchanged during a
Reiki session creates positive changes and empowers all systems of the body
for optimum health. It works to bring balance to you physically,
spiritually, emotionally and mentally. The
"total you" will benefit by receiving this energy. Over time, it can enhance
intuition, meditation and your personal spiritual and
physical evolution and it promotes natural
Reiki replace medicine?
is not intended to take the place of traditional medicine.
Both Eastern and Western healing modalities
have value, and it is up to the individual , along with their
health care professionals, to make choices from within with regard
to their personal healing journey. Medicines,
herbs, vitamins, surgery, and other external methods of bringing about healing
are very important as they serve to help stop the negative "disease" from continuing
on its path. "Healing", or the actual
correction of the physical cells, the etheric spirit, or of the
inner emotional difficulties, comes
from a source which we all have access to every day, all the
time. This source is Divine energy. Reiki enhances our
ability to access this energy so that it flows more
easily and more rapidly to where it is most needed.
is a Reiki Practitioner or Master?
Practitioner is a person that has received what is
called an "attunement". The attunement is what makes Reiki different from
other hands-on healing modalities. An attunement is an energy exchange from a
Master to student. An attunement clears the energy channels so that the
student becomes a more hollow vessel to better receive and
send healing energies. After an attunement, the student is then a better conduit
for receiving and sending universal healing energy not only to themselves, but to others.
Reiki does not require years of study, and is available to all
persons regardless of age or circumstances. Reiki
has an innate intelligence and can go to where most needed without
intellectual direction from the practitioner. The
practitioner serves as a spiritual tool to send this energy, and
also benefits from within with every session given. The
healing is a two way street.
What is the
difference between a Practitioner and a Master?
Reiki can be
practiced at many levels, from Level I up through Master
Level. All levels are valid, one is not better than
another. A Reiki Master is a person who has received a Level I, Level II,
Level III , and finally a Master attunement, and is qualified to
teach. The higher the Level, the deeper the commitment of
the practitioner to follow the five Reiki precepts, (listed above)
and the deeper the commitment to offer healing when
possible. At higher levels, the healing energies are more
focused, much as a professional pianists' skills would be more
focused than someone who plays for recreation.
Master is a common term in the East, and refers to
one who teaches. A Reiki Master is not a guru, but simply a
Practitioner who has worked at and developed their level of intent
and commitment to healing so that they are qualified and responsible enough to pass
it on to others. Master does not imply anything more than
Is Reiki some
"New Age" healing technique?
is not a new healing technique. The use of Reiki as
a relaxation and stress reducing technique, as well as a tool to
bring about healing at other levels is becoming widely accepted,
and it is used today in hospitals or clinics. Beaumont
Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, Bons Secour Hospital and the University of Michigan
Hospital are just a few hospitals which now include Reiki in
their programs here in Michigan. The blend of
Eastern medicine and traditional Western medicine is becoming an acceptable path to healing in all societies.
What is the
history of Reiki?
Reiki system was born out of the experience and dedication of Dr.
Mikao Usui, a Japanese educator. Much of what he discovered is
held in secrecy, and the Western form of Usui Ryoho Reiki that I
use for attunement is descended from Madame Hawayo Takata.
There are many stories and questions out today about the origin of
Reiki, and who actually brought it to us. There are many questions
currently about which form of Reiki is the "right form"
and which is "stronger" or more Japanese or more
This "original" and often
dissonant Reiki material are being creatively woven together in an
attempt to reconstruct the "truth" about Reiki, and it�s
origins, history, teachings and practices.
Before we go further, we need to discuss
a particularly Japanese concept (though perhaps it is far more
universal) - referred to as tatemae. This concept has to do with
maintaining a harmonious society. For us to comprehend this
Japanese mind-set we need to understand that in the final analysis
Japanese consciousness is not overly concerned with hard-fact
reality. They seek to find a reality that everyone can agree
about. A compromise, an agreed upon version of the truth, even if
it�s a fantasy, is the best solution, as long as everyone
consents to believe. Let us choose to believe that hard facts are
not facilitating healing energies, but instead it is Universal
Healing Energy. We are here today to access that energy which is
inherently ours, and to refine it, concentrate it and allow it to
flow within us and guide us to our highest healing good.
Mikao Usui was born August 15th, 1865 in
the Gifu district in Japan. He died at age 62 on March 9th, 1926
in Fukuyama, Hiroshima. Usui was not a Christian and may not have
been a Buddhist. It is thought that he may have been a
spiritualist and a psychic. People who do his kind of work were
called "Rei Jyutu Ka". The definition of that term is
"people who have spiritual skill". It was during the
time of pursuing these activities and work that he began his quest
for healing and undertook an extensive study of the healing
phenomena of history�s greatest spiritual leaders, including
Jesus of Nazareth, and Buddha.
Mikao Usui-Sensei found the information
that he sought in Sanskrit, the oldest known form of writing. What
he found was a formula of how Buddha did healing. Unable to apply
the formula and symbols he underwent what can be described as a
vision-quest on the holy mountain of Kori-yama, where he fasted,
meditated and followed the directions in the formula for
twenty-one days. The symbols appeared to him on the last day,
enveloped in light, and he left the mountain knowing how to heal.
In 1922 he began a healing society in Tokyo, Japan and started
giving treatments. Usui created the three degrees or ranks of
Reiki which he called Shoden (First Teaching), Okuden (Inner
Teaching) and Shinpiden (Mystery Teaching). He moved to Nakano,
Tokyo in 1925 and expanded his healing center. After the discovery
and development of the Usui system, he devoted himself to healing
and began teaching Reiki to others. Before his transition Mikao
Usui gave the Master attunement to sixteen teachers , one of whom
was Chujiro Hayashi.
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi
Usui-Sensei passed his knowledge and
skills onto his close friend and collaborator, Chujiro Hayashi. He
was given the attunements for all three Reiki degrees by Usui in
1925 when Dr Hayashi was 47. This was just one year before Dr.
Usui passed on.
Hayashi-Sensei went on to further develop
the Usui system of healing. He opened a clinic in Tokyo and kept
detailed records fo the treatments given. This information evolved
into the standard hand positions and the system of three degrees
(and their attunement processes) as we know them today. Prior to
his death in 1941 Hayashi passed Reiki to Madame Hawayo Takata.
Hawayo Takata was a Japanese-American
widow. Takata-Sensei brought the Reiki healing modality from Japan
to the west (Hawaii) in the late 1930's (she received her Master
Level initiation from Hayashi-Sensei in 1938), and with the actual
Reiki modality, came the story which is familiar to just about
everyone who has ever attended a Takata lineage Reiki class of
Usui Sensei and the origins of Reiki.
Madame Takata�s grand-daughter Phyllis
Furumoto is the Western Reiki Grand Master and is still practicing
The one thing that practitioners agree upon is that Reiki
has been with us as long as we have been here. It is the same Universal Healing
energy used by Jesus and Buddha,
and other enlightened Masters.
I would recommend exploration of the
various types of Reiki, and to continue to update yourself on the
History of Reiki, but most of all, for you to follow your heart.
Do not get caught up in the details of where, why or which
form, but rather FEEL which fits you best, and know that you have
made the choice that is best for your highest good.
What is a Chakra?
is a Sanskrit word meaning wheel, or vortex, and it refers to each
of the seven energy centers of which our consciousness, our energy
system, is composed. The
chakras are not physical. They are aspects of consciousness. They
interact with the physical body through two major vehicles, the
endocrine system and the nervous system. Each of the seven chakras
is associated with one of the seven endocrine glands, and also
with a group of nerves called a plexus. Thus, each chakra can be
associated with particular parts of the body and particular
functions within the body controlled by that plexus or that
endocrine gland associated with that chakra. The Reiki Practitioner
to the chakras of the person receiving. A practitioner allows the energy to flow to the different chakras,
or energy centers, going where it is best needed for that individuals highest
healing good. Chakras are thought to be in direct relation to our endocrine system.
To see a Chakra wheel, and the locations of the seven commonly
used chakras along with the colors associated with them, please scroll to the bottom of the page.
For more information on Chakras, you may wish to visit the
"Link" option available from the menu to the right for
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