The following text has been written by Tadao Yamaguchi sensei, son of “Jikiden” Reiki founder Chiyoko Yamaguchi and actually the “heir of the traditional” Reiki (he by himself would never say something like that. Tadao sensei is a humble person whos only importance is to share Reiki with the world for its well-being.) The text explains a little bit his purpose to spread the original Reiki.
INTRODUCTION TO JIKIDEN REIKI
By TADAO YAMAGUCHI
Jikiden Reiki is simple, pure, and effective. It comes from more than 60 years of experience.
“My mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi, first learned Reiki in 1938 from Chujiro Hayashi sensei. She spent the whole of her life treating others and perfecting the art of using reiki in the simplest and most effective way as Chujiro Hayashi did. I have been treating people since 1965 and when my mother and I started Jikiden Reiki seminars, we wanted to help people understand that it is so simple that anyone can treat others easily. The aim of my seminars is to enable people to learn practical Reiki that has been proven by experience to be very effective.
Of course, there are other aspects to Jikiden Reiki. The broadening of spiritual awareness is also an important concept. I think the beauty of Jikiden Reiki is that it can appeal to everyone. Its emphasis is on treatment and so those people who do not feel they want to get into “spirituality” can easily accept and use Jikiden Reiki. Those who are spiritually aware and looking for more will also be delighted with the effect Jikiden Reiki has on their lives.
For those people who are new to Reiki, it is an energy healing practice, which originated in Japan. Reiki practitioners use the life-force energy or “ki” all around us and are able to pass it on to re-awaken the natural healing process in others by focusing the energy on the areas that it is most needed.
The founder of Reiki, Mikao Usui sensei, discovered Reiki and established the first Reiki organization – The Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai – that still exists today but sadly does not promote the teaching and circulation of Reiki or provides treatments. Some others of Usui senseis masters created their own brand of healing, such as Dr. Chujiro Hayashi who, with Usui senseis blessings, continued to teach Reiki in Japan in its authentic form.
One of his students, Hawayo Takata was a Japanese-American living in Hawaii. She became the person who spread western Reiki throughout the world. And for a long time it was thought that the original style of Reiki had died out in Japan…
However, this was not all correct.
As I said, my mother, Chiyoko Yamaguchi, first learned Reiki over 65 years ago and since then practiced it until she passed away in August 2003. Our entire family received Reiki – some time even before some of us were born.
After many Reiki masters encouraged us to start teaching Jikiden Reiki, which has not been influenced by Western Reiki, we decided to replicate the style and content of the seminars held by Dr. Hayashi in the 1930´s.
Jikiden Reiki is our attempt to re-introduce the original, authentic style and lineage of Reiki to Japan and to the rest of the World.”