Sensei’s Thoughts

My Prologue

The story of my spiritual path may begin in 2004, as I mentioned here, but the prologue to that story definitely began in 2000, the year my mother died from cancer. I had left the small consulting firm where I had worked for two years, and I had a job teaching part time at a […]

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What Makes a Good Distance Reiki Course?

There are a lot of people offering distance Reiki certification. Distance learning has existed for years. Attunements are the only thing that makes a Reiki course different from others. See my articles on Attunements and Distance Attunements for some specifics on their place in Reiki. Instead, I would like to talk about the rest of the Reiki course […]

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Thoughts on the Origins of the Reiki Story

A lot of teachers still teach the Reiki Story – or the Traditional History of Reiki, in their Reiki 1 classes. And while the Reiki Story teaches many lessons, I don’t think we can describe it as history any longer. The Reiki Story came from a telephone interview given by Hawayo Takata many years ago. Many […]

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Using Healing Tools

A lot of people add healing tools from other systems when they give Reiki treatments. There is nothing wrong with this; Reiki was never meant to be this stagnant system that never grows. In fact, when Mikao Usui developed a ranking system for energy healers, he ranked himself one below the top, because he knew someone […]

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When Reiki doesn’t work

“Why didn’t Reiki heal my problem?” That can be a tough question to answer. A lot of Reiki practitioners fall back on the “highest good” argument and talk about esoteric factors that the person is working through. And sometimes that is the reason, but sometimes they are just more obvious. Master Stephen Co talked about […]

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