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In 1822, a fire was lit inside Dr. Mikao Usui when two keen students asked him to explain how Jesus healed people through miracles after attending Dr Usui’s sermon at Kyoto, Japan. He set out to find the answer to this question. Neither scriptures (during his theology doctorate at the University of Chicago) nor meeting various Buddhist sects in Japan (who found no correlation between healing of the body and the soul) doused the fire within him. He even studied Sanskrit and Chinese at a Zen monastery, and ascertained several healing symbols. Finally, he decided to fast and meditate at Mount Kuri Yama. On the 21st day a stroke of bright light hit his third eye, enlightening him!

Accidently healing his hurt foot on the way down marked his first encounter with the miracle of reiki. A few more instances later, Dr. Usui stayed for seven years with a beggar community to heal their bodies. However, even after being healed the people chose to keep going back to begging. Comprehending the treated beggars ‘choice’ to go on begging, he resolved to not ‘only’ heal the body, and also to never give reiki away for free! He recognized that an energy exchange is essential!

Dr. Hayashi was one of the sixteen exalted teachers educated by Dr. Usui, who trained the well known Mrs. Hawayo Takata. She brought Reiki to the West and in turn the entire world.

A common myth often linked with reiki is that the healer is drained of his/her energies! The healer merely stands in between the divine and the healed as a bridge, a conduit to channel that energy.

Reiki healings restore physical, mental, behavioural, emotional, spiritual, and even karmic balance. A reiki connection often produces life changing shifts. Rei-ki, or “spiritually guided healing life force” is soft as dewdrops and strong as mountains…

The Reiki Principles

Shoufuku no hihoo  (the secret method to invite happiness)


Manbyo no ley-yaku  (the spiritual medicine for all diseases of body and mind)


Kyo dake wa  (Just for today)

Okoru-na  (Do not anger)

Shinpai suna  (Do not worry)

Kansha shite  (Be grateful)

Goo hage me  (Work diligently)

Hito ni shinsetsu ni  (Be kind to others)


Asa yuu gassho shite kokoro ni neji kuchi ni tonaeyo
(Mornings and evenings sit in the gassho position and repeat these words out loud and in your heart)

Shin shin kaizen, Usui Reiki Ryoho
(For the improvement of body and soul, Usui Reiki) Ryoho Chosso Usui Mikao  (The founder Mikao Usui)