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The Spiritual Gift
It is said that originally [in place of the 'Quick-Fix' initiation set we are familiar with inthe Takata Lineage], Usui Sensei utilized an open-ended, accumulative process ofempowerment/attunement known as
implies: 'to confer/receive a Spiritual Gift']
Apparently, students would attend training meetings on a regular basis, and at theend of every meeting, during a meditation session, would receive
to furtherdeepen and strengthen their connection, and develop the quality of their experienceof the phenomenon that is Reiki.This document gives instructions for performing what is probably the most popular ofseveral versions of the recently 'rediscovered'
empowerment process.Of course, what is provided here is merely a description of the physical 'form' of theprocess - the
aspect: the energetic/spiritual component of sharing
with astudent, cannot be learnt from a written description.
IMPORTANT NOTE:Some people, it seems, mistakenly believe that the knowledge of how to perform the
procedure (or, for that matter, the western Reiki initiation/attunement procedure)must be kept secret- that if the procedures become common knowledge, then anyone (even non- Reikipeople), by learning how to perform them, will gain the 'power' to awaken the Reikiability in others.But this is not the case.“One cannot give what one does not have.”The
and initiation/attunement procedures are methods for
the Gift that isthe Reiki ability.If you haven't ‘received’ the Reiki ability yourself, you
pass’ it to another –cannot awaken the ability in another - no matter how much you, as a Japanese friendof mine puts it: “wave your hands about, visualize
, or 'intend' itto happen.”