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A combination of traditional and western Reiki

Doi sensei wrote,

When I found out that I could not learn more than from Ms. Mitsui, I started seriously considering visiting the United States. In the meantime, I gathered as much information as possible for “the possibility of existence of Usui-sensei’s pupils in Japan”. In result I found out that Ms. Kimiko Koyama ran Usui Reiki Ryoho Society which was for members, and inherited this tradition since the establishment as the sixth president. I lost no time becoming a member of the society through someone and learned from Ms. Koyama. I was amazed how different it could be from the western style Reiki of Ms. Mitsui yet coming from the same root.

While practiced Reiki-ho, I learned from Ms. Mitsui and Ms. Koyama, I came across my third teacher. You may have heard about Alpan who learned from Bagwan-sensei in India and proposes Neo Reiki in Tokyo which is a unity of eastern and the western Reiki. My third teacher is Manaso who learned from Bagwan-sensei together with Alpan and teaches Neo Reiki with mediation in Kansai area of Japan and organizes “tours for Reiki learning through swimming with dolphins”. I learned entire Reiki-ho from the beginning at his school and again realized its prominence. I became certain about my instinct that “Reiki-ho harmoniously contains every thing I learned”.

Around this time, some valuable materials regarding traditional Reiki or Usui-sensei as well as the western style Reiki spontaneously came to me and gave me the answers to the questions I had. When I suffered very minor damage even though I happened to live near the seismic centre of Hanshin Earthquake, I felt if I was given a mission for living.

So I studied again what I learned from my three teachers, aiming at the unity of traditional Reiki and the western style Reiki. To be specific, I re-examined the eastern and western Reiki-ho as “ a technique to heal mind and body” as well as “a technique to raise your spirituality”. I constructed what I call “Gendai (modern)Reiki-ho” avoiding being mysterious, leaving unknown things as they are, and with a motto to pass on the effectiveness with the actual proofs. Also, I tried to make the techniques as simple as possible so that they can be used easily in daily life.

Although I did these for myself, I happened to have a chance to give a Reiki-ho seminar to two experts (Mr. Furukawa, Mr. Tsujimi) and since then more and more healing experts and people through them came to my seminars.

Fortunately this system received support from many people involved in healing, the masters I performed attunements on took a leading part and established “Gendai Reiki Healing Society” to spread the system.

Ever since I have come to know many people who are grouping together to return to the original spirit of Usui-sensei’s remedy being dissatisfied with the western style Reiki, or trying to spread their own theory for the unity of the eastern and the western Reiki. Neo Reiki mentioned earlier is also a new style of Reiki-ho based on the purpose of uniting the western and traditional Reiki., on the other hand there are people who pursue Chujiro Hayashi-sensei’s idea which was the starting point of the western style Reiki. Although Hawayo Takata sensei was the person who brought Reiki Ryoho to the United States, Hayashi-sensei had already tried to modernize Reiki based on his global view as a former naval cadet, and it seemed that he had transformed Usui-sensei’s Reiki into his own style when Takata-sensei learned from him. (The certification Hayahi-sensei issued has name of “Hayashi Reiki Kenkyukai).

There are some people who are trying to connect the power of esoteric Buddhism through Reiki-ho at Mt. Kurama where usui-sensei had the revelation to Tendai Buddhism.

It is not a matter of right or wrong but which way you take for yourself. I believe that many of enthusiastic Reiki senseis will make progress in the unity of the eastern and the western in various ways.

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