By David Herron
Recall that the word Reiki means "Universal Life-Force Energy". This energy is everywhere all the time and can be channeled by anybody at any time. So what is it which makes a Reiki Practitioner different from the others? Should a Reiki Practitioner be thought to be more special than the rest of the world?
Recall that the system being talked about here is properly called "The Usui System of Natural Healing" and that "Reiki" is the common nickname. Therefore the question really is:
What makes a practitioner of the Usui System of Natural Healing?
This is much simpler. An Usui System of Natural Healing Practitioner is one who has received the attunements to the Reiki energy. These attunements are generally only given in a Reiki class. A Reiki attunement is the ceremony through which a Reiki Master gives to the student the ability to access Reiki.
By David Herron
There are three levels of attainment in this system, as traditionally taught. These are:
Some teachers add other levels, information from other traditions, and so forth. These other levels are not part of the traditional Usui System of Natural Healing as preserved for the world by Mrs. Takata. Sometimes these added things are said to be "recovered" bits of Reiki lore or whatever. So long as the teacher clearly distinguishes the added things from the traditional teachings there is correct honoring of the Usui system. These other things may be "Reiki" in the broad meaning of the world, but not "Reiki" in the sense commonly used as the nickname of "Usui System of Natural Healing". For example there is a clear difference between "Calculus" and "Propositional Calculus". Both are clearly distinguished in their name and who teaches which. It would be incredibly confusing if both were simply called "Calculus".
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