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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An International Reiki Resource and Training Centre, Sharing on the Internet since September 1996
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Hosted by Richard R. Rivard
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The Threshold Blog
This blog is one 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.
Your Appreciation
The idea of receiving Threshold Reiki or another special healing energy whenever and wherever you wish, for as long as you like - how does this sound to you? 
How about receiving a Threshold Reiki attunement, or an attunement to another special healing energy, at any time or place you desire, as often as you like?  Well, then read on and discover how you can have this very easily.

As you probably know, I'm Richard Rivard (aka Rick), host of this web site -  I've been presenting free content at my public site since 1996 and plan to continue to do so.  It's been part of my way of interacting with the Reiki world (that's you!)  To date there are over 225 pages of this content, many with free pdf file versions of the related page that you may download and make use of, as is, even in your Reiki classes or at Reiki gatherings. 

If you have been visiting my site over the years and appreciate what you have seen here, you might consider supporting the Reiki Threshold through my page at the Patreon web site.  It can be as simple as offering $2 a month, AND getting a reciprocal appreciation "reward" in return.
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This novel idea of asking for web site patrons was presented to me by one of my daughters.  I thought that since I don't have advertising on my pages, it would be a good way to allow you, my readers, your opportunity to show appreciation for my work. 
To show my own additional gratitude for your patronage, Patreon allows me to offer some "rewards" through their site.  Things like sending you Reiki and other healing energies, attunements to certain Reiki energies or other healing energies,  and access to some healing and energy related meditations I've created.  Depending on the contribution level, the "rewards" can grow.   Some of my "rewards" will be ongoing, and some will change each month.  But I hope to come up with additional ways to share with my patrons, to give additional ongoing thanks for their support.  I have several levels of "rewards" but the interesting thing is that a reward at one patronage level (e.g.$5) also activates the "rewards" at a previous level (e.g.$3, $2).
Patreon lets a patron select how much they wish to give, and how often.  In the case of my Patreon page, I am asking for monthly contributions.  This means that Patreon bills you once during the month and then you can have access to one or more contribution level "rewards" for an entire month (or more.)   And you can cancel your patronage for that level, or change it, or simply opt out completely, at any time you wish.  Typically, patronage can begin at the $1 or $2 level ($2 is my entry level).  Or it can be as high as you wish, regardless of the levels set by the "creator" of a page (i.e. by people like me.)   If you wish to make a one time contribution, just wait till the billing occurs, and then you can cancel that patronage for the next month.
I think you will like the way I set up my own appreciation system for your contributions.  And I'm looking forward to adding to these as sharing is the fun part for me. I"m sure my patrons will give me some good ideas.  If you are interested in sharing your appreciation this way, or if you just wish to check out my Patreon page.....                                      
And thank you for your continued interest in The Reiki Threshold.

Richard (Rick) Rivard

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My Bio, My Symbols,
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Some of my Reiki Experiences
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Recommended Reading

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"Unity of self through harmony  and balance"  (original Usui-dojo motto)
 New to Reiki Information
When you see this letter  -- H -- it means the article includes a printable Handout to download.

These are articles that might be of interest to those who are currently researching the idea of Reiki, what it is, how it can be acquired, how it can be used.  They are also a good resource for those already trained in Reiki, but looking for some additional knowledge at this level or for a different perspective on Reiki Training. 
Some Examples of the Articles

Gyo Bow - to fellow students and equalsH.What is Reiki?
My explanation of Usui Reiki Ryoho (aka Reiki), with an analogy to help you understand how it works.
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H Sample Reiki 1 Class Pages
Here is a sample of what you can expect to cover in your first Reiki class:  well, at least in my version, as there is no standard method in the Reiki world.  This is usually at the discretion of the teacher, or the style of Reiki they follow.
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H An Explanation on the Origins of Reiki
The origins of Reiki are shrouded in the mystery and inaccuracies of oral teachings and very few public documents.  Yet we do know some facts due to knowledge shared by Usui students in the late 1990’s. Read the complete article ....

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H The Reiki Levels Explained
An explanation of how Reiki is taught by most Reiki Masters, what to expect, how much to pay, the best teacher for you.   Read the complete article ....

H Why So Many Reiki Styles?
How did we end up with so many versions of Reiki, and how do they differ?  Read the complete article ....

Is Distant / Home Based Training For You?
A bit more detail on what Distant Training involves in order to help you decide if this is a good option for you.
Read more about this ....
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  Reiki Training Information
 Now in my 20th year of teaching Reiki
These pages explain my Reiki training philosophy, the Reiki classes I teach, as well as some of the methods I use; like the usual "in person" class, as well as the distant or home based training.  There are also some links to my own training history as well as my bio (a bit about my path to Reiki and energy work.)
Some Examples of the Articles

What is Threshold Reiki?
If you are wondering what is different or unique about Threshold Reiki, do read this page. I think you will like the bonuses I often share with my students, especially at the master level. Note that all Threshold classes can be taken in distant format.  Click HERE for the complete article ...

Threshold Reiki Class Descriptions TR
This describes each of my Threshold Reiki classes, from level 1 through Master. A couple of the classes - Reiki 3, Reiki Master - have even more detailed information - look for the links inside the text. Read the complete article..

Threshold Reiju Workshop
This is a BONUS class for any of my students taking the master levels in Threshold, Gendai or Komyo Reiki with me.  It includes studies of original traditional Japanese Reiju (attunement) as used in the URR Gakkai, Mr. Doi's own 3 reiju methods, an original Hayashi Reiju, plus my own Threshold Reiju.  Read the complete article..

H.What it means to be a Reiki Shihan/Reiki Master
A look at some ideas around the concept of being a Reiki Shihan or "Reiki Master" and how others may perceive you.  Read the complete article ....
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Is Distant Training For You?
A bit more detail on what Distant Training involves in order to help you decide if this is a good option for you.
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Over 16 years Experience with Distant Training

H.Do Distant Attunements Work?

When I became a Reiki Master in the fall of 1994, one class component was the concept of distant re-attunements. Then in March 1995 I received the 3 Tera-Mai attunements over the phone from the founder of that system.  
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Experienced Reiki Practitioner Articles

.. When you see this letter  -- H -- it means the article includes a printable Handout to download;   A -- it means there are audio files
These articles are intended more for those who are already studying Reiki or have completed their Reiki training.  Some pages offer food for thought, some are of a historical nature, some offer additional knowledge, skills or methods, and some are based on my own personal experiences.  Many may be of interest to the new Reiki teacher to add as additional pdf handouts into his or her classes.  Even those New To Reiki might find some articles interesting or helpful.

Some Examples of the Articles
Practical Reiki Topics

H.Reiki in Everyday Life
After I had been teaching Reiki for a while, I joyfound that many students were just using Reiki at home as a healing tool, as if they were putting it on a  shelf to be used part time.  I began to teach ways to use Reiki to enhance our daily life Click for the article
Reiki History
H.Origin of the Reiki Attunement
One of the interesting aspects of a Reiki Denjuclass is the ceremony referred to as an "attunement" or "reiju". I've discovered that there is no one unique ceremony, but rather there are many versions to be found, both inside and outside Japan. Click here to read
Usui Origins
H.The Usui Gainen
The Heart of any Reiki system, they Usui Gainenbecame known as his Reiki Principles, Precepts or Affirmations. They are actually his concepts for living, called Usui Reiki Ryoho. Here is the original,  deeper translation.  Click here to read
Reiki Development
H.Perfecting Reiki Attunements
Many Reiki Masters may believe that the Perfectingpotential of a Reiki attunement lies in the teacher they learned from or the ceremony they learned.  Yet there are some effective, yet easy, methods to get clearer and stronger results. Click here to read
Understanding Reiki
H.Origin of the Term "Reiki"
Words have a specific meaning that may reibe dependent on the context in which it is used. If we are working with older texts we need
Kito know what the word meant at that time.  Terms originating in China are given ON readings and those developed in Japan are given kun readings.   Click here to read
The URR Gakkai
H.Sample URR Okuden Techniques
In 1998 I was connected to Mr. Hiroshi Tanden Chiryo HoDoi and some of his students. Thanks to them, my friends and I began to learn the following old Reiki society techniques even before they were taught in the West. In 199 Hiroshi Doi came to Vancouver and taught us these URR Gakkai methods. Click here to read
Experienced Reiki Practitioner Articles

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 Miscellaneous Articles
When you see this letter  -- H -- it means the article includes a printable Handout to download.
Some Examples of the Articles
My Path To Reiki (i.e. My Bio)
I sometimes find it is useful to know a little bit about a potential teacher - not only his training, but also some of his life experience and personal beliefs. Hopefully the following will give you a bit more insight into me.   Click Here to ReadForest Guy

My Reiki Training History
I've been very fortunate to have many teachers since my study of Reiki and the teachings of Mikao Usui Sensei began in 1992.  I seem to have been drawn to a different one each time I felt ready for a new level of training.   Click Here to Read.

H My Personal Symbols
To give you some idea as to how people can experience their own symbols, here are two examples I experienced while in a waking state.  Note: these are not Reiki symbols .Click Here to Read.

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Alternative Healing Energies
These are other healing and enlightening energies available now that can be easily acquired and used, just like Reiki.  Click Here to Read

H Light Technique For Healing
You may have read about the idea of calling Light to yourself and then sending it to another person or a situation.  Click Here to Read

Bridge of Light To Trust
A reading meditation to help you work with areas in your life requiring more Trust.  It can also be used for other qualities. Click Here to Read

What is "Sharing from the Heart?"
I often sign off my emails with the words "Sharing from the Heart" or just simply "Sharing."  Some people ask about this so here is my explanation.   Click Here to Read
A Helpful Thought for Your Journey
"Learning how to stay calm and centered in your own energy while experiencing the energies, thoughts, and feelings of the people around you might be called "being transparent." When you are transparent, you can comfortably be with many different kinds of people. You can learn to enjoy what is positive about them and find ways to go even higher when you are around energies that are not as harmonious as your own.."
From "Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self" by Sanaya Roman.
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