The History Of Reiki

By: Adrian Cruce

Reiki is a relaxation and stress reduction technique based on the idea that energy has healing powers and people can transmit energy to others through their hands. When the energy is low people tend to get sick or feel stressed, when the energy level is high people are healthier and happier. Reiki helps people to feel better and more energized and therefor it is considered that this Japanese technique promotes healing.

History Of Reiki – Dr. Mikao Usui Period

Discovered in mid-19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese Buddhist monk, reiki was developed throughout the years and it was adopted and adapted by many cultures around the globe. When Dr. Usui was asked by a student how Jesus and the saints performed the miracle of healing, he was determined to find the answer and to start helping people. Dr. Usui left the monastery and engaged in a 21 days of meditation in the mountains and during the last day, when he was about to give up, he felt an energy into the top of his head that brought him the ability to heal, Reiki Ryoho, but also enlightened him and made him understand how healing works.

After the 21 days, Dr. Usui returned to the monastery and started treating people for more than 7 years. After 7 years he realized that many of the people who were coming at him for healing were there before and he realized that reiki doesn’t benefit those who are not willing to embrace their new life. Those who returned had a healed body after Dr. Usui treated them, but their minds were not healed so he decided that  only  those willing to make a mental commitment will benefit from his healing powers.

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History Of Reiki – Dr. Chujiro Hayashi

Dr. Chujiro Hayashi was one of Dr.Usui’ students that wanted to follow in his teacher’s footsteps. Dr. Hayashi opened a reiki clinic and developed a series of techniques that we know today specifically the hand positions. During his years, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi managed to spread the word about reiki around the country and more and more people become aware of this healing technique.

History Of Reiki – Mrs. Hawaio Takata

Mrs. Hawaio Takata was a Hawaiian woman from Japanese descent that visited Japan due to health problems. She visited a medical doctor initially but she refused the operations she needed and chose alternative medicine instead. Her doctor recommended Dr. Chujiro Hayashi’s clinic.

After receiving weekly treatments at the clinic for several weeks Mrs. Hawaio Takata’s health improved and she decided she wants to learn how to heal others through reiki. After Dr. Chujiro Hayashi taught her all he knew about reiki I, Mrs. Hawaio Takata returned to Hawaii, opened a reiki clinic and started healing people. During a visit to her clinic in Hawaii Dr. Chujiro Hayashi taught Mrs. Hawaio Takata reiki II and since then till she passed away in 1980 she initiated others in reiki I, trained other reiki masters (reiki II) and healed countless people.

Mrs. Hawaio Takata was responsible for bringing reiki to the western world and to spread the word about this amazing technique of using energy to heal the body.