Reiki Usui is a movement established by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese teacher and a devout Buddhist. He accidentally discovered the technique when he was on a 21-day meditation exercise at Mt. Kurama. There are different variations of Reiki. Reiki Usui is the movement whose lineage can be traced to Usui Sensei, the name that Dr. Mikao Usui was fondly called by his students.
The use of energy in healing is the main principle of Reiki. Based on the ancient healing techniques, energy can be classified either ascending or descending. In Reiki Usui, the type of energy used is the descending energy. Under this principle, the practitioner becomes one with that energy through the symbols that he is attuned to. Once that is achieved, healing occurs.
There are powerful symbols used exclusively in Reiki Usui. These symbols can summon the energy required to make healing, development, and evolution possible. Deeper understanding of Reiki can associate a person to be that energy. By being so, the energy becomes accessible at anytime, from anywhere.
For the uninitiated, Reiki Usui is simply the process of healing. But for the Reiki master, it is an entirely new way of life.
The teachings and practices of Reiki Usui can force a practitioner to live according to the principles of Reiki and in harmony to the energy that is within him and around him.
Reiki Usui actually opens up a new path. It is an open road towards truth, enlightenment, and spiritual freedom. If it is applied in one’s daily living, it becomes the key to becoming wiser, more likable, and successful.
Reiki energy is for everybody. In the same way, understanding Reiki Usui is open to everyone. It doesn’t require any physical qualifications, mental capabilities, or emotional stability. Even children can learn Reiki and use its powers for their development.
The symbols Reiki Usui use are powerful enough to call upon the main energy source. However, these symbols are not in anyway the energy itself. It is the amount of concentration that the practitioner places on such symbols that creates power. This power can be directed towards another person, an animal, or even an inanimate object through the touch of hands. It can also be sent over the distance and over time. Such energy can be transformed and focused towards something, on a certain destination and with a certain purpose.
The role of these symbols in the Reiki Usui practice is monumental. However, it is possible to perform Reiki in its absence. Depending upon the expertise and proficiency level of the Master, any symbol can become powerful. It is but a matter of channeling the right energy needed to whatever it is that he desires to happen.
Reiki Usui is the path that connects a person to the Universal Life Energy. That energy is nothing less that the Supreme Being. Reiki is the vehicle that you can take to unite you with the Creator. This is why the experience is thoroughly different. When you’re one with the strongest force, the possibilities are endless.