The Reiki Threshold is a Worldwide Reiki Resource offering in-person and internet based Reiki Training, Free Articles for Study and Personal Development for Readers and Teachers alike, and is based in the Vancouver Canada area. The site is also a Resource for Conscious Channeling study and classes, and for Light Body development and research.
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This month I celebrate my 20th anniversary as a Reiki Teacher. 
Right now I'm offering discounts on Threshold Reiki Master classes, both local and distant.

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Also, I'm offering a reduced price for my other Reiki Master classes:
- SRR, Komyo Reiki and Gendai Reiki, both local and distant.
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Includes a video of my walk to Saihoji Temple and the Usui grave site.
Threshold Reiki Anecdote

This page is one of a series where I share a personal experience or anecdote related to my Reiki work.  The pages are also intended to give you some "food for thought" and add to your overall Reiki knowledge base.  While the experience has been my own, I feel that you should decide for yourself how much (if any) of the content has any usefulness to your own Reiki work. Richard Rivard
Experiencing a Satori
In the Reiki world there is a term used in connection with Mikao Usui, the person who unintentionally influenced the creation of that modern healing system. That term is "satori", which can mean enlightenment or spiritual awakening.  And of course "enlightenment" is experiencing that sudden state of understanding.  During a traditional fast and meditation, Usui experienced a moment of a great influx of energy and knowledge, so much that it knocked him unconscious till the morning.  I suppose there are many ways this can occur for someone, some huge like this and some very subtle.  And there are many types of spiritual understanding one can experience.

In relationship to conscious channeling, in spring 1995 I once had a very powerful spiritual experience not long after I had taken a channeling class. I was in the middle of a 13 week course of "Awakening Your Light Body."  One of the meditations (called journeys) that we listened to one evening was called "Opening Your Channel."

Back in the 3rd week of this series of classes, I had also been invited to take the "Opening To Channel" class with our teacher, Carla.  Now, it was about 5 weeks later and I had quite a bit more channeling and energy work experience under my belt.  So when Carla told us that the next journey was called "Opening Your Channel," I immediately called in and blended with my Highest Guide of that time, the Nova family.  In other words, I jumped right to where the journey was supposed to take us, not realising what this would cause. 

As Carla began to play the journey and the guides DaBen and Orin began to transmit energies, Carla this so as well, just like she usually did in class. (she is a natural at transmitting and very strong).  The cumulative support energies and my own state of being blended with Nova, causing me to immediately rocket right out this reality into a realm where I experienced absolute bliss.  I was in a state of being where I was completely unaware of my physical surrounding and feeling so wonderful that I didn't even think about ever wanting to return. I didn't think about family, or anything else, just how wonderful I felt.  I suppose I was home.

Later I discovered that this journey lasts half an hour.  But there was no sens of time where my consciousness was.  At one point I remember I met a being there and asked who she was. She said "I am Goddess."  I though to myself "Nice."   But my mind just slipped back to my state of wonder.

Then of course, all too soon for my taste, the journey was ending and I felt myself being pulled back into body and into the physical realm as the supporting energies were gradually released.  I very was disturbed by this.   And it was to be years later before I was to become aware of the purpose of this experience for me.

Later on, try as I might I couldn't get back to that level of vibration.  Then 4 years later I had a dream involving myself as an emissary visiting an older monarch of another land.  I found that we both seemed to get along well with each other.  We even fell asleep against each other as we sat on a small bench.  Then her aid came to inform her it was time for her next audience.  She said goodbye and as her aid was helping me put on my cloak he said "You don't realize what an honor this has been for you."   Then I woke up. 

I was puzzled by this dream and when I was taking a shower I reached out to ask my teacher guide Cypress, about this woman in the dream.  But I couldn't find Cypress anywhere. This was a first for me in the 4 and a half years she had been my teaching Guide.  I said "Where are you?"  She replied "I'm inside you."  The importance of this escaped me and so I just asked who the woman in the dream was.  She said it was her own teacher, and that she was passing me on to her.  I remembered then that when I first met Cypress she said she was an aspect of "Goddess energy."

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