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Healing Retreat Center

Las Vegas, NV, USA
Canandaigua, NY USA

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Reiki...Frequently asked questions.

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What Reiki can Do For You...

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery

An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an "attunement" given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve one's health and enhance the quality of life.

Its use is not dependent on one's intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.

While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki.  In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not. Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.

While Reiki is not a religion, it is still important to live and act in a way that promotes harmony with others. Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the Reiki system of natural healing, recommended that one practice certain simple ethical ideals to promote peace and harmony, which are nearly universal across all cultures.

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Reiki Ideals

During a meditation several years after developing Reiki, Dr. Usui decided to add the Reiki Ideals to the practice of Reiki. The Ideals came in part from the five prinicples of the Meiji emperor of Japan whom Dr. Usui admired. The Ideals were developed to add spiritual balance to Usui Reiki. Their purpose is to help people realize that healing the spirit by consciously deciding to improve oneself is a necessary part of the Reiki healing experience. In order for the Reiki healing energies to have lasting results, the client must accept responsibility for her or his healing and take an active part in it. Therefore, the Usui system of Reiki is more than the use of the Reiki energy. It must also include an active commitment to improve oneself in order for it to be a complete system. The ideals are both guidelines for living a gracious life and virtues worthy of practice for their inherent value.

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What we teach.

Levels I, II and III/Master/Teacher

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What do these levels mean?

Reiki I and II
Reiki I and II are usually taught on separate days, but may be taught together during a weekend intensive. Attunements to each one are given separately. All the information and techniques are covered including:

  • The Reiki hand positions.
  • Giving a complete Reiki treatment for self and others.
  • Japanese Reiki Techniques, as taught by Dr. Usui
  • Hayashi Healing Guide
  • Using Reiki for specific conditions.
  • The Reiki II symbols, how to use them with practice time..
  • Using Reiki to heal unwanted habits.
  • Distant healing.

The class is a combination of lecture, discussion and experience. Practice time includes giving and receiving a complete Reiki treatment using all the hand positions, the self -treatment, practice using all the level II symbols including distant healing, and practice using all the Japanese Reiki Techniques.

While practice takes place during the class, it is expected that you will set aside additional time to practice after the class is over. Please commit to this additional time which should be one evening a week for several weeks, or its equivalent, to practice Reiki with one, or more, people from your Reiki class or with members of your family or friends. This additional practice is necessary to gain the experience and confidence you need to fully utilize the Reiki training.

Reiki III/Master
This is a one or two day intensive. It includes:

  • Review of the history of Reiki and the material from your previous Reiki I and Reiki II courses.
  • The complete Reiki III Usui/Tibetan Master attunement.
  • Instruction on how to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I&II  and full Reiki Master.
  • The Healing attunement as described on page I-13 of "Reiki, The Healing Touch."
  • The Usui system of attunements is taught as well as the Usui/Tibetan system used by the Center.
  • Two Tibetan symbols are given for a total of six.
  • Lots of practice time doing attunements.
  • How to give yourself attunements.
  • Advanced Reiki meditation that harmonizes the energy of the chakras.
  • The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master.

Instruction is given on the Usui system of attunements as well as the Tibetan system. Other variations are also outlined in the class manual. Much class time is used for practice so the student becomes confident in administering Reiki attunements. Students practice giving attunements on each other so that each student receives many attunements. The Healing attunement is given and received by all students. This class is a powerful healing experience. A class manual is included that gives detailed steps for giving all the attunements. This class is a powerful healing experience.

Reiki III/Master/Teacher
This is a one day intensive. It includes: A complete review of all of your past Reiki work, and practice teaching the Reiki classes and practicing giving the attunements to others.  It is intended for serious students who intend to teach others regularly and to attune them.

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Why you may want to be attuned.

Reiki is a truly wonderful gift and while some take Reiki training to use on themselves and with friends and family, many feel inspired to share it with a much wider circle. The development of a Reiki practice can be a very rewarding experience. Not only can it provide you with a source of income, there are spiritual experiences that can be much more meaningful. So, assuming you have been initiated into Reiki and have the ability to channel Reiki healing energy to others, I would like to share some ideas and techniques that may be helpful in developing a Reiki practice.

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Class Teaching and Attunement Schedule

See our calendar.

 

Reiki can never cause harm.

Because Reiki is guided by the God-consciousness, it can never do harm. It always knows what a person needs and will adjust itself to create the effect that is appropriate for them. One never need worry about whether to give Reiki or not. It is always helpful.

In addition, because the practitioner does not direct the healing and does not decide what to work on, or what to heal, the practitioner is not in danger of taking on the karma of the client. Because the practitioner is not doing the healing, it is also much easier for the ego to stay out of the way and allow the presence of God to clearly shine through.

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We offer over 581 web pages and 326 articles covering every area of Reiki practice at this one Reiki site alone. The free download page contains additional articles and free practice and teaching materials. The monthly free online newsletter will bring you fresh insight about Reiki, and the articles in the 80 page hard copy Reiki News Magazine are written by the some of the most experienced and well known Reiki practitioners and teachers on the planet! We also have a Reiki store in which you’ll find materials to help you learn, practice and teach Reiki. These include The Reiki Touch Kit, the I&II class manual, Reiki, The Healing Touch and the Reiki Master manual.

It is likely you have been guided on your healing journey, your journey of spiritual purpose to many places and many experiences in the past and now find yourself here at this place as you continue to further explore the possibilities for deep healing and inner discovery.

It is my intention that you will find what you are looking for and that the articles and information on this site will be helpful to you. It is also my fondest hope that your life will be filled ever increasing health and well-being and that you’ll be blessed with joy, peace and love.

The above text is excerpted from Reiki, the Healing Touch by William Lee Rand, http://www.reiki.org/ , and other websites.  Google Reiki for more info.

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