Here is a translation of Hatsurei-ho on Pages
207-209 from Chapter 13: "Self Empowerment Technique in 'Modern Reiki'
" of Japanese Reiki Master Mr. Hiroshi Doi's book 'Iyashi no Gendai
Reikiho' (Isbn. 4-9006631-34-7c0077) or "Modern Reiki Method for Healing",
translated by Yukio Miura, Kyoto, Japan - Mr. Doi has given permission
to print this. This technique is from a Taoist qigong movement and is still
taught in the Japanese Reiki society.
Hatsurei-ho is a way to enhance your Reiki
channel and help you grow spiritually.
Sit on the floor (Seiza) or chair. Relax
and close your eyes. Place your focus onto your Hara-line (3-5 centimeters
below navel. Put your hands on your lap with palms down.
Say in your mind "I'll start Hatsurei-ho"
to your sub-conscious.
bathing or Brushing off)
Place the fingers of your right hand near
the top of the left shoulder, with the fingertips over the indentation
just in from the edge of the shoulder (where the collar bone meets the
shoulder). The hand is lying flat.
Draw the flat hand down across the chest in
a straight line, over the "V" of the sternum (where the rib cage meets)
down to the right hip.
Repeat this procedure on the right side, using
the left hand. Draw it flattened from the shoulder, in a straight line,
across the sternum, to the left hip.
Repeat the procedure again on the left side.
Place the right hand on the edge of the left
shoulder, fingertips on the edge pointing outwards.
Draw the right hand, flattened, down the outside
of the arm, all the way to the finger tips, all the while keeping the left
arm straight and at your side.
(note: in a Reiki Master workshop, Mr.
Doi also did this with his left arm straight and out in front of him, horizontally
- which certainly seemed easier)
Repeat this process on the right side, with
the left hand on the shoulder and drawing it down the right arm to the
Repeat the process on the left side again.
Connect to Reiki
Raise your hands high up in the air, visualize
and feel the vibration/light of Reiki flowing into your hands and run thru
your whole body.
Joshin Koku ho
Put your hands on your lap with your palms
up and breath naturally thru your nose. Focus on your hara line and relax.
When you breath in, visualize the white light
of Reiki coming in thru your crown chakra, on to your hara line and expand
to whole of your body, melting all your tensions.
When you breathe out, visualize that the light
that filled up your whole body, expands to outside of your body thru your
skin, onto infinity in all directions.
Repeat (2),(3) for a couple of minutes or
as long as you like
Put your hands together holding them in
front of your chest (like praying hands) a little higher than your heart.
Keep the Gassho. Imagine that you are
breathing thru your hands.
When you breath in, visualize that the light
of Reiki flows in thru your hands on to your hara line, your hara being
filled with light.
When you breath out, visualize that the light
stored in your hara line radiate out thru your hands.
Repeat (1), (2) for a couple of minutes or
as long as you like
Put your hands back on to your laps with
your palms down. Say in your mind that "I've finished Hatsurei-ho" to your
Open your eyes and shake your hands up/down/left/right
for a few seconds.
The Hatsurei ho described in Mr.Doi's book
is a slightly modified version of the original. How it is done
originally is also described on page 162 of his book. Hatsurei-ho
is called "Shuyo ho" when it is done together
in a group. It goes like this:
Clear one's mind by singing Gyosei
(the Waka poems of the emperor)
- sit on the floor in zen style
- brushing off
- Soul cleansing breathing: meditation focusing on "tanden"
- continue to meditate (this is when "Reiju"
is give by teachers)
- say 5 principles aloud three times