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Ed Bacon, Reiki Master/Teacher
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Absentia Treatment - Reiki treatment for an individual or group of people who are not physically present. Also known as distant healing or long distance healing.
Advanced Reiki Training (ART) - The
third level of training. also called IIIa of the Usui/Tibeyan Reiki
System. ART consists of a variety of add-on techniques such as the use
of crystal grids, meditations, Tibetan symbols, spirit guides, healing
attunements, and even psychic surgeries.
Attunement - Reiki attunements are adjustments made by the Reiki Master to the students energy body to allow Reiki energy to flow through them from the Universe, so that they can heal using Reiki energy and progress on their higher path. Reiki symbols are placed into the student's crown and palms. Attunements provide an instantaneous and direct connection to the Universe.
Beaming - Beaming is when you use Reiki to heal someone that you can see but are unable to do hands on Reiki for, for instance if someone was in an accident and you could see but not reach them you could beam Reiki at them.
Chakras - There are 7 major energy centers in the human body called "chakras" - also known as energy vortexes or wheels of light.
Chiryo (treatment) - This is a specific form of treatment as described by Usui-Sensei which follows on from Reiji-ho. It is based on detaching from the healing process and allowing the Reiki energy to guide the practitioner.
Cho Ku Rei
- The first symbol taught in Reiki II, commonly called the Power
Symbol. It acts as a sort of switch, to call in the second degree Reiki
energy. It is also used to "clear" a room or space before a Reiki
session, meditation, or sleeping.
Crystal Grid - A method of creating a sacred space or healing using a formation of charged quartz crystals.
Dai Ko Myo - The Usui Reiki Master Symbol, learned in the third degree level of Reiki.
Distant attunements - When a Reiki Master carries out the attunement process on a Reiki student across space and time.
Distant healing - Used to give Reiki healing across time and space. Can be used in the past, present or future.
Hiroshi - Hiroshi Doi is
a member of the Usui Reiki
Ryoho Gakkaifounded by Mikao Usui. He founded the Usui
Reiki Ryoho system of healing based on the teachings of Mikao Usui and
the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai. Hiroshi Doi also teaches Gendai Reiki Ho
combining aspects of Western and Japanese Reiki and has studied various
energy healing systems.
A Tibetan symbol used in the attuement process of the Usui Tibetan
Reiki system, It's purpose is to ignite the Kundalini flame that us
located in the root chakra. It is also know as the Tibetam Reiki Master
symbol, or the Tibetan Dai Ko Myo.
Empowerment - same as Reiju, used by
the Reiki Master to put higher frequency Reiki energy into the student
to raise their vibrational frequency. Empowerments are different to
attunements because they raise the frequency of the student a little at
a time where as attunements offer a direct connection to the energy
Gassho (Prayer) - Putting your hands in prayer position and holding them in front of your chest by your heart.
Gokai Sansho (affirmations) - A technique that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho.
Hado Meiso Ho - A Hiroshi Doi method of inducing a deep state of vibrational meditation.
Healing crisis - When you have been attuned to Reiki or sometimes when you have received Reiki, the negative energy gets pushed out of your body and replaced with higher frequency healing energy. This process can cause physical and emotional reactions that while they can seem distressing initially are a product of the healing process and as long as continual healing is given will subside.
Hibiki (Sound, echo, vibration) - The sensation felt in the hand when the body is being scanned or healed. Experienced during Byosen Reikan Ho scanning.
Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen
- The third symbol in Reki. It is used for sending Reiki energy over
long distances. This symbol can also be used for reviewing the Akashic
Hui Yin Point - Located at the sacral base chakra, contracted in Tibetan Reiki attunements to prevent energy escaping.
Jakikiri Joka Ho - A technique used to cleanse and purify, often used to treat a byosen that will not easily heal.
Jiko Joka Ho - A Hiroshi Doi method for self purification.
Joshin Kokyu Ho (The Cleansing Breath) - A breathing technique that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho.
Jumon - Literally translated this means "sound to invoke a specific universal vibration" .i.e. a specific frequency of energy. Each Reiki symbolhas a Jumon, which is it's name or mantra.
Kanji hand positions - These are traditional hand positions that appear in many different cultures. Used for Reiki they allow us to focus our thoughts and ask for the help we need with the tasks we are completing.
Kenyoku ho (Dry bathing) - A technique to cleanse the etheric and physical body that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho.
Ki - Life force energy (also known as Chi in China, Prana in India, Ti in Hawaii), is inside and surrounding all living things. Ki is a much lower energy frequency than Rei.
Kihon Shisei (Standard Posture) - A technique that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho.
Ki Ko - A Japanese form of Qi- Gong, a healing discipline that teaches the practitioner to build up their own life force energy (Ki) to use for healing purposes.
Kundalini is a type of energy that sits dormant in the first chakra, at
the base of the spine.The kundalini is coiled up like a very tight
spring, and when released there is sometimes an
Kurama - The mountain in Japan where Mikao Usui is said to have been given the Reiki energy through his crown chakra.
Mantra - A commonly repeated word or phrase which is used in Reiki to connect to the energy (Kotodama) or increase the flow of Reiki energy into the practitioner to raise their frequency.
Meiji Renno Gyosei - The poems of the Meiji Emperor. These are short poems known as Waka.
Mokunen (Focusing) - A technique that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho rainbow reiki.
Okuden - The second level on the Reiki path in Japanese levels. Ki healing using the Reiki symbols - Reiki Practitioner level.
Raku - A Reiki symbol used to finalize the attunement process. It is also known as the kightning bolt symbol or the completion symbol.
Rei - Has various interpretations: universal energy outside all living things, the highest spiritual consciousness, God's energy. Rei energy has a frequency of 7, 200 cps (cycles per second) or above.
Reiju - See empowerments.
Reiji-ho - Reiji (indication of the Reiki energy), Ho (methods). This is a technique for connecting to the energy to become one with the energy before Reiki treatments (Chiryo).
Reiki - This is a Japanese word made up of two words 'Rei' and 'Ki' and is used here in the West to denote the Usui System of Natural Healing, but has also come to encompass a whole range of energy healing systems which are not necessarily connected with Mikao Usui.
Reiki Guides - Ascended Reiki Masters, spirit guides or other higher beings that are often said to help practitioners with their healing.
Reiki Healing Crisis - see Healing Crisis
Reiki Ideals (or Gokai) - The five principles, creeds, or precepts developed by Mikao Usui to live your life by, which should be recited morning and night by a student of Reiki or a Reiki practitioner or teacher. There are variations of these five basic principles used by Reiki practitioners today. As presented by Mikao Usui (Japanese translation) these are:
The miraculous medicine of all diseases
Just for today, do not anger
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
Pray these words to your heart and
Chant these words with your mouth
Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind
The founder Usui Mikao
As presented by Hawayo Takata these are:
Just for today, I will let go of worry
Just for today, I will give thanks for my many blessings
Just for today, I will do my work honestly
Just for today, I will be kind to my neighbour and every living thing
Reiki Level 1 (Rei or spiritual healing), Reiki Level 2 (Reiki practitioner), Reiki Level 3 (Healing Mastership), Reiki Level 3a or level 4 (Teaching Mastership). Some teachers do not have level 3a or 4 so their Reiki Level 3 would be the Teaching Mastership instead of the Healing Mastership.
In Japan there are seven levels as follows: Shoden (Rei or spiritual healing), Okuden (Reiki practitioner), Shinpiden (Healing Mastership), Shihan- Kaku (Beginner Teacher), Shihan Sensei (Expert Reiki Teacher) and levels 6 and 7 are by invitation only.
Reiki Master Teacher (or Reiki Teacher) - Someone who has learned Reiki up to Teacher Level and is qualified to attune and teach Reiki to others.
Rei shower - (also known as aura cleansing) - A technique used to cleanse the aura.
Saibo Kassei Kokyu Ho - This is a Hiroshi Doi method for vitalising the body cells through breath.
Samurai - A professional warrior belonging to the Japanese feudal military aristocracy. Mikao Usui's family was a high level within the ranks of Samurai.
Seishin Toitsu (Contemplation) - A technique that is used as part of Hatsu Rei Ho
Shihan-Kaku - The fourth level on the Reiki path. Beginner teacher in Japanese levels.
Shihan Sensei - The fifth level on the Reiki path. Expert Reiki teacher in Japanese levels.
Shinpiden - The third level on the Reiki path. Healing Mastership/ Psychic Mastership or Spiritual Mastership in Japanese Reiki Levels.
Shirushi - Shirushi is the Japanese word used to describe the Reiki symbols.
Shoden - The first level on the Reiki pathin Japanese levels. Rei or spiritual healing - beginner level.
Shuyo Ho - Practising Hatsu Rei Ho as a group activity.
Takata, Hawayo - Mrs Takata became the 13th and last Master to be initiated in Reiki by Dr Chijuro Hayashi. She brought Reiki to the West and adapted the original teachings of Usui to suit the anti Japanese sentiment in America at the time. Hawayo Takata introduced a $10, 000 fee for Reiki Masters. She initiated 22 Masters before her death.
Tibetan fire serpent - A symbol for cleansing developed by Reiki teacher William Lee Rand and a team of Reiki Masters for a system called Tibetan Reiki.
Twenty one day cleansing process - Reactions which occur to a Reiki student as a result of the Reiki attunements. The high frequency of energy they receive causes a detoxification process of all bodies (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). This can be shorter or longer than twenty one days depending on where the student is on their higher path.
Universal Life Force Energy - Another term for Reiki energy.
Usui, Mikao - The founder of 'The Usui System of Natural Healing' - or 'Usui-do' which has today in the West come to be known as Reiki. Usui called Reiki the 'Secret method of gaining happiness'. He taught over 2000 students and 16 Masters.
Usui Shiki Ryoho - The Usui Way of healing, a style of Reiki used by some Reiki teachers. Hawayo Takata used this on the certificates she provided for students.
Waka - Waka is a form of traditional Japanese poetry containing 31 syllables. 'Wa' means Japanese and 'ka' means poem. Waka were first created prior to the advent of writing in Japan for celebratory or religious purposes. Mikao Usui incorporated Waka into his teachings