I took level one Reiki in a class taught by Reiki Master Teacher Lee Rogers and Reiki Master Teacher Jennifer Ledbetter, Reiki Master Glanda Spiwak assisting and completed the first degree in the Usui System of Natural Healing. Grand Masters: Dr. Mikao Usui – Dr. Chujiro Hayashi – Mrs. Hawayo Takata – Phyllis Lei Furumoto.

Sometimes a practicioner will progress directly from one level to the next, but I felt I should spend more time practicing and learning at level one until it felt like time to move on to the next level. I took level II Reiki from Reiki Master Teacher Lee Rogers and Reiki Master Teacher Jennifer Ledbetter and completed second degree in the Usui System of Natural Healing was attuned on 5-23-08.

On June 21, 2010 I completed private training with Reiki Master Teacher Jennifer Ledbetter at the Pu Lin Temple in Memphis, TN and received the attunement for the third degree of Reiki in the Usui System of Natural Healing. As a Reiki Master Teacher I now pass on this beautiful spiritual practice to others. This is my great joy.

What is the Reiki Symbol?

The Reiki symbol is written in Shinjitai Japanese.

Japanese characters make the word ‘Reiki’. The top character says “Rei” and the bottom character says “ki”.

They are usually translated in the West as meaning ‘Universal Life Energy’, but the characters can be translated as meaning ‘soul energy’, or ‘aura’ or ‘mysterious spirit’, or even ‘spiritually guided life force energy’; Japanese characters can be interpreted in different ways, on different levels.

Interestingly, a recent interpretation of the word ‘Reiki’ is that it can mean ‘a system that has been arrived at through a moment of enlightenment’.

Silently hear everyone.
Accept what is good.
Reject and forget what is not.
This is intelligent living.
– Swami Chinmayanda

Divine Synchronicity happened yesterday.

I was not feeling well. I woke with a headache, which had worsened throughout the day. My hands and feet turned icy cold. I had been giving myself Reiki, but my hands stayed icy and the energy flow was not as usual. I began thinking perhaps I needed to receive Reiki from another Reiki Master other than myself.

I texted my best friend this, “I wish someone would come give me some Reiki,” and two seconds after I hit send, my cell phone rang. It was Tim Stanek and the first thing he said was, “How are you today?”

This gave me goose bumps as it all happened within seconds. I explained how I was feeling and told him I had just sent that text. He then sent Reiki as we stayed on the phone. I could feel my feet warming, then my hands warming. Then a lifting of the pressure headache on the back of my neck, like a peeling away of one layer after another. A releasing of what needed to be released and the peaceful, beautiful, calming Reiki energy flowing through.

I am filled with infinite love and gratitude for Tim Stanek, for Reiki energies and for such Divine Synchronicity.

REIKI PRINCIPLES (FIVE PRECEPTS)

(Kyo dake wa) Today only
(Ikaru na) Do not anger
(Shinpai suna) Do not worry
(Kansha shite) With thankfulness
(Gyo wo hageme) Work diligently
(Hito ni shinsetsu ni) Be kind to others

Hyakuten Inamoto Sensei