I hope you find something useful here. Please let me know if there is something in particular you would like to see added.
Reiji-ho, the 2nd pillar of Reiki
The basic steps for the prayer are in your manual, on or close to page 55. There is no exact script, and I say it in whatever words come to me each time.
- do a short Gassho mediation (which is also the 1st pillar of Reiki)
- “Thank you for this opportunity to give Reiki to xxx”
- “Please have the Reiki flow powerfully and strongly, and provide perfect healing and relaxation for xxx”
- (extra: I call on Angels, unnamed Reiki guides, God, etc. to help in every way possible)
- (extra: “Please make me a pure channel for the Reiki energy”)
- Thumbs to forehead: “Please guide my hands to where-ever they can provide the most benefit for xxx at this time”
- (I put my hands back to my heart): “Thank you, thank you, thank you, Amen.”
- Proceed, following your inner guidance
- You can repeat Reiji-ho, or parts of it, if/when you feel you would like some additional guidance throughout the treatment
Clear yourself after giving Reiki to others. Below are the methods I personally normally use (use all of them, or any combination – find what works for you!)
- With your palms facing down towards the floor, start with them up over your head and slowly bring them down the front of your body all the way to your feet, with the intention of sending any excess energy to Mother Earth to be transmuted. Tap your finger tips to the floor and then momentarily rest them on the floor, and imagine anything that is not for your highest and best good leaving through your finger tips. (I do this before telling the recipient that the treatment is finished.)
- Mentally say “Thank You!” to whatever spiritual helpers you called upon for assistance with the treatment.
- Wash your hands and forearms up to your elbows, with the intention of washing away any non-beneficial energy. “Squeeze” excess energy out of one forearm and hand using the other hand; imagine it leaving out your fingertips and going to Mother Earth or God/Source – they will know what to do with it.
- “Reset” the energy in the treatment area by putting any moved furniture back into its usual position; take any linens used during the treatment into the laundry area; open a window; look around the treatment area and mentally tell it “Reset! The treatment is finished, thank you. Now onwards with the rest of my day”.
Some additional options:
- Draw the Raku symbol in the air in front of you with the intention of breaking the energetic connection between yourself and the Reiki recipient (you can do this right at the end of the treatment).
- Use cleansing sound from a singing bowl or tingsha.
- Play music; jump up and down… also see the suggestions further down this page for cleansing your energy.
Remember, Reiki healing is not just for people, but also pets, plants, places…
Reiki shares are meet-ups with fellow Reiki practitioners, to share experiences and ask questions. We also form pairs and each person gives their partner a full Reiki treatment. I host a share roughly every 4 – 6 weeks, at my home. Suggested donation: $5. Students will receive an email regarding each share.
Reiki books and articles that I have enjoyed (check your local library for books):
The book that inspired me to learn Reiki: The Spirit of Reiki: From Tradition to the Present Fundamental Lines of Transmission, Original Writings, Mastery, Symbols Treatments, Reiki as a Spiritual Path and Much More, book by Frank Arjava Petter, William Lee Rand, and Walter Lubeck.
The Magick of Reiki: Focused Energy for Healing, Ritual, & Spiritual Development, book by Christopher Penczak
Reiki: A Comprehensive Guide, by Pamela Miles.
Essential Reiki: A Complete Guide to an Ancient Healing Art, by Diane Stein
A Modern Reiki Method for Healing, by Hiroshi Doi (Hiroshi Doi is member of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai started by Mikao Usui)
William Lee Rand’s Interview with Researcher James L . Oschman, Ph.D. on Science and The Human Energy Field
A collection of links relating to Reiki and Science: bramptonreiki.com/science/
Article on the Importance of Keeping Reiki Free (of governmental interference) by William Lee Rand
The following is not specific to Reiki, but of value to many Reiki practitioners: You’re an Empath, Now What? A Resource Guide with 15 Powerful Tips To Develop Inner Power and Energetic Balance
Reiki for World Peace
If you would like to join WLR’s world peace meditations, this web page has the details.
Useful Reiki Websites
William Lee Rand’s website for The International Center for Reiki Training – a comprehensive Reiki website with many free articles and other downloads (a simple Anatomy for Reiki diagram and a sample client consent), a webstore for Reiki books, dvds, etc.: www.reiki.org
Pamela Miles’s website has some useful videos about having a Reiki practice: reikiinmedicine.org
Symbols and Reiki Crystal Grids
Antahkarana Healing Symbol (This healing symbol does not require an attunement and can be used by anyone. It is not specific to the Reiki system, but is an ancient symbol from Tibet. In addition to its other uses, it can be used as part of a Reiki crystal grid.)
Here is a large image of a world peace grid (created by William Lee Rand), another option for setting up your own Reiki crystal grid: http://www.reiki.org/Download/
Reiki / Meditation Music – you can find tons of amazing free music on youtube!
Reminders: Some Methods for Energetically Refreshing / Boosting / Protecting Yourself
- Intention: raise vibrations; release lower vibrations, with love and without judgement. Perhaps do a guided meditation.
- Visualize a sphere/egg of white/golden light filled with Reiki around yourself, permeable only with love, light, beneficial energies.
- You might add extra layers – golden mesh, ring of fire, eggshell thin mirrored surface to reflect away undesirable energies.
- Reiki self-treatment (Level 2 students can use the symbols as well).
- Ask angels/guides/Creator to cleanse / protect / heal you.
- Water – i.e. bathe with epsom or other healthy salts; mist yourself with water containing a good quality essential oil (i.e. lavender, balsam fir).
- Fresh air.
- Diffuse essential oils (lemon with rosemary or frankincense is refreshing).
- Salt: Place some healthy salt in a dish near you for a short while (i.e. 15 minutes), or hold a piece of unprocessed salt, or turn on a salt lamp
- “Smudge” (using the smoke of white sage, cedar, sweet grass or tobacco).
- Burn incense – i.e. sandalwood, lavender.
- Use crystals – carry them in a pocket, jewelry, grid your home/work space (i.e. Shungite, Black Tourmaline and others may absorb lower vibrations; rose quartz, amethyst and others may boost and strengthen the healthier vibrations; choose using your intuition).
- Dry bathing (Kenyoku)
- Pull up an imaginary cloak around you, or put up a shield/wall, if you feel you need protection or want to be left alone (this may make you less noticeable to others, too).
Some Methods for Grounding Yourself
- See my collection of grounding Internet resources, here: http://bramptonreiki.com/earth/
- Use a grounding mat or bedsheet (see my page above, for links to retailers).
- Spend time in nature, preferably with your feet or body directly on Earth, or a cement basement floor (pavement, wood, carpeting, rubber soled shoes do not conduct the free electrons from Earth’s surface)
- Mentally – meditation (i.e. a grounding meditation, or imagine roots growing out of your feet deep into Mother Earth, or a tube from the base of your spine).
- Salt baths (use healthy salts rather than table salt – i.e. epsom, Himilayan).
- Essential oils – trees are especially good – i.e. fir, spruce, pine, cedarwood, juniper, rosewood, also ylang ylang, Frankincense, patchouli, veviter.
- Crystals – tourmaline, smoky quartz, moss agate, red jasper, etc.
- Healthy clean diet and pure water.