Due to the pandemic I am no longer teaching in person classes.
Please visit this page for information on how I teach a Distant Class.
Reiki Master Class
a Complete Illustrated Manual, Videos of all Attunements,
Training Support Material, Bonus book by URR Gakkai Shihan, Fumio Ogawa,
to Threshold Reiki Class Materials for All Levels, Ongoing After-Class
Bonus - Threshold Reiju
Workshop included, along with original URR Gakkai Reiju
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What is Threshold Reiki?
I feel Reiki is just one step along an individual's
path of spiritual growth. There are many choices of Reiki, not to
mention an almost infinite number of life paths available. I feel each
person needs to find their own unique path, but they may wish to solicit
assistance along the way. Finding the "right" technique (Reiki or otherwise)
and the "right" teacher at each step is just a part of the ongoing challenge
we face as we proceed along this journey.
Richard Rivard teaching
at URRI 2000 in Kyoto
Threshold Reiki can be thought of as an
ascension oriented Reiki system. While it is a blend of original
Japanese Reiki and Western Reiki styles and concepts, the Threshold
Reiki energy is an enhanced Reiki energy intended to assist the student
along their higher spiritual path, while at the same time giving
them a greater range of Reiki energy for their healing work.
Since my Reiki
training has been with a number of Western and Eastern styles, I try
to blend the important aspects of each and share them with my students.
I also add in components from over 30 years of metaphysical experience,
assisting the student to his or her own Spiritual
Threshold. However, I allow
them to make the choice as to which path to take after class.
Attunements in class consist of my own
Threshold Reiki energy, a connection to the student's own Highest
Ki, and a combination of some of the Japanese Reiki energies
I have received through my own training. For those interested in exploring
their abilties to sense enegies, this also allows them an in-class framework
from which to grow from.
My immediate focus in each class is to
sure the student understands, and can sense, the Reiki energy they are
given a connection to, and that they receive feedback from others.
I let the class flow with the students' needs, and since all material is
also given in their class manual, the student can relax and enjoy the process,
knowing they can review the material again later at home. The student
also receives access to my Threshold Reiki and Usui Reiki Ryoho (original
style) class pages at my web site, so as to keep up to date with any improvements
I make to the class.
In town or visiting students can continue
to interact with me in person by re-taking classes, or by simply joining
me at a Reiki exchange here in Vancouver. And all of my students
can select on-going distant attunements (just like in the original Reiki
society) via the Threshold class pages, or by sending me an email, or simply
phoning me. And of course they can contact me at anytime with questions
Over the course of my Reiki training I
have encountered several variations of the Reiki energy, including a few
right from Japan. In Threshold Reiki 1 the student is introduced
to my blend of Reiki, (Threshold) as well as to original Japanese Reiki
energies. I emphasize that they need only allow Reiki to flow and the right
blend will come forth. The student practices Reiki on themself and
another student, learning intuitive and structured ways, choosing which
ones work best for them.
The exercise of receiving a few "flavours"
of Reiki assists the student in determining how well they can sense energy.
This sensitivity was actually a requirement in original Usui Reiki in order
to advance further in training. I show the student different ways to develop
sensitivity, although this is an optional process to work on after class.
The student emerges with the ability and knowledge that Reiki is very easy
to flow and work with, and always available at a moment's notice.
The focus of this class is the introduction
of 3 additional traditional Taoist energies that Mikao Usui worked with
before he encountered his Reiki energy. The "symbols," as they are
referred to in the West, are first introduced to the student in an energy
ceremony (called attunement or reiju). In addition the student receives
several energies of Western origin. I offer background information
on these and ways to explore and use them. The student is encouraged
to sample each symbol, discovering how best for themselves to evoke each
one, but also to use only the ones that they feel drawn to use. The
Western symbols allow the student to discover the ever shifting, ever growing
vastness of the practice of Reiki and energy work.
This class introduces the student to a
4th Taoist energy that is part of original Usui Reiki Ryoho. And like the
previous level, an additional Western energy/symbol is taught as well.
As I have learned a variety of other techniques I share these as well,
allowing the student to decide which ones, if any, are right for them to
use. Since the 4th additional energy also assists in empowering others
to Reiki, I share a simple attunement process with the students.
That way they can go home and connect family and friends to the joys of
Reiki as well, and Reiki spreads farther, faster.
Richard Rivard giving
attunements at URRI 2000 in Kyoto
The Threshold Reiki
Master class is intended to prepare the student as a Reiki Master,
and also to expose them to Western and Japanese styles of Reiki
energy, healing techniques and attunements. This allows you to better
understand the variety of Reiki teaching in the world today, and to help
you decide the format you will eventually teach. After class, Threshold
Reiki Masters are allowed to choose the attunements, teachings and methods
that best suit them and their students, and thus can teach pure Japanese
Reiki, Western Reiki, or a combination of both as I do.
This class is the teacher or Shihan
level of my Reiki system. The focus of my Reiki Master class is mainly
to ensure that the student leaves class feeling confident in giving an
attunement to another person. To allow for a break and variety during
this process, I add in other notes of interest on Reiki history, Western
and Japanese techniques, and even access to other sources for healing energy
and assistance. The student eventually learns that attunements are
easy, even if different Reiki energies are involved. Several examples
The Master -to-Master Lineage of this class
is the following:
Furumoto & Ishikuru
Farmer & Robertson
Smith/McCumber & Shilke/Ferguson
Rand & Shelton
Gilberg & Milner
/ Internet Classes
All of my Threshold Reiki classes are
offered in person or as a distant class and/or via the internet and my
student class pages. For more detail on this see my page on Internet
/ Distant Training. If a student chooses to study this program
at home and not in a live class, then the transmission of the Threshold
Reiki energy will be achieved via distant attunements, arranged at a suitable
time with me, and performed as if you and I are in the same room, at
the same time.
Aside from the distant attunement, the
rest of the class is the same and may actually involve more detail and
interaction than the live class. I have found that distant students
tend to spend more time with the material (this is not possible in a live
class) and they ask more questions and share much more feedback. In this
way, the distant class tends to be superior to the live class, even when
compared to the original classes I took. Often students find the
distant attunements to be more intense as well.
Please be aware that just like my live
or in-person students, my distant students are most welcome to sit in on
any live scheduled class at the levels they have taken with me - at no
additional charge - if I am teaching in their area, or if they should visit
Vancouver. My Threshold Reiki Master students may sit in on any of
my Threshold classes, whether they have taken them with me or not.
In all cases, I only require that you notify me in advance of your attendance.
You can find detailed explanations of
all my Threshold classes, including my distant training, fees and scheduling
at my Threshold Reiki Training pages.
If you need more information feel free to contact
* * The Origin of Threshold Reiki * *
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