of a series
where I give my ideas on aspects of Reiki and/or energy work. The pages
are intended to give some "food for thought" and some are only my
viewpoint. While a number of facts may be included, you should decide
for yourself how much (if any) of the content feels right to you.
Often when in the middle of teaching a distant Reiki Master's class I end up sharing a lot of additional comments with my student, most of which are not in my master level manual. I suppose I do this because in the distant classes the student has up to a month to complete it, so conversations tend to be quite interesting. I guess it's kind of like the old days of working with a mentor or resource over a longer period of time. (not that a month is along period by any means.) As I do this, I often think about sharing some of these at my web pages. Now that I seem to be in semi-retirement mode these days I feel more of an urge to do so, and today I thought I'd start sharing some of these on my public pages.
When most students come to me for master level training, especially if they are new to my Reiki classes, they usually are very keen on anything to do with the Reiki attunement. In the distant class most will jump right away past the class checklist to the section on attunements, especially the sample videos I have (even though they are pretty old productions from 2001. ). So here are some thoughts I have shared on this very important part of the class.
If you have followed some of my other web pages you are aware that the original term used for an empowerment by Usui's senior student Eguchi was "denju." For the actual kanji he used It means something like initiation. Eventually this was replaced by the term "reiju" - what Usui's other senior student, Hayashi, called it and what the URR Gakkai (the original Reiki society) calls this today. And of course, Mrs. Takata used the term "attunement" which is where that word originated in Western styles of Reiki.
So in this set of articles my comments about attunements will also include the various forms of reiju taught in Japan in the past.
So your choice of the ceremony's purpose is based mainly on your intention and the recipient's, and also on the fact that you are both in agreement on this. I make this comment because I have known of Reiki "masters" who felt it was their duty or responsibility to attune everyone they met, whether the receiver asked for it or not. And also, because at some point in his lectures over the years, my noted teacher Hiroshi Doi, a former URR Gakkai member, adjusted his comments around the term reiju to indicate that while some version was always the Gakkai's sole ceremony for initiations, his own version might also be used as a blessing - meaning, I would infer, it could be used as a short form of a Reiki treatment.
Comment b) relates to a person's own inner development, and I suppose you could say his or her readinness for integrating all of what you are sharing in the moment. It could also have something to do with what I expressed in the above paragraph, that this particular Reiki energy may not be as suitable to the individual as some other forms of Reiki. Or it can also be that Reiki in general is not suitable for this person. I know that's hard to believe, but I have found some students doing much better with other forms of healing energies, like Magnified Healing or Seichim.
To be continued ......
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