Sensei’s Thoughts

Symbols: Secret, Sacred, or Simple

Many Reiki Masters teach their students that the symbols should never be shared with anyone who is not attuned to them. Sharing of symbols can be a really charged topic. But does sharing the symbols with the uninitiated diminish them in some way? So let me start out by saying a lot of people share […]

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What is ‘Traditional Reiki’?

I was reading an article that stated “traditionally, Reiki is…” Now what follows is irrelevant for the moment, what I want to focus on is this idea of “Traditional Reiki.” Reading articles that talk about “Traditional Reiki” always amuses me. Why? Because when they say “Traditional Reiki,” they are usually referring to the Reiki system […]

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Distance Attunements

For this week’s post, I would like to extend my discussion on attunementsĀ and discuss the highly criticized topic of absent (or more commonly called, distance) attunements. I would like to start out by saying that I have received both distance and in-person attunements. My first Reiki attunement was a distance attunement. Without distance attunements, I […]

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Attunements

Having practiced Reiki for nine years, I have encountered a lot of questions about the different aspects. One of the core ideas about the system of Reiki is the attunements. There are a lot of questions about attunements, so I decided to share my thoughts about them here. The first time I heard an attunement […]

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Sensei Hiroshi Doi and the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai

There are some people who question whether Sensei Hiroshi Doi really is a member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. I guess from western eyes, there are a few reasons to be skeptical about his claims. But western eyes are the last thing to use when considering a Japanese organization like the Gakkai. The Usui […]

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