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Kumara Reiki

2013 Energy Alignment /Attunement
Kumara Reiki Notes
The notes are to provide basics for receiving, passing and activating Kumara Reiki

Shrine at Kurama Temple

During Ole Gabrielsen's trip to Japan in 2011, he visited Kurama Mountain where
Mikao Usui is said to have meditated for 21 days, and received the Reiki energy.

You'll find more information on Ole Gabrielsen's Kurama Mountain experience and
a description of his new Kumara Reiki at his website : and
Kumara Reiki 2013 alignment/attunement is given in a single attunement.
The energies are warm, and loving described as the same as Usui Reiki, though
the new Kumara energies were sensed by Ole as stronger with a finer vibration.
Ole's explaination is that the energies of Usui Reiki may have been degraded
through lineage.

Receiving Kumara Reiki 2013 Attunement

There is no prerequisite to receive attunement. A background in Usui Reiki is

helpful. The following are suggestions:

1. Sit or lie down in a comfortable position.

2. When ready say mentally or loud to your Higher Self: I now receive attunement
to Kumara Reiki from....

This will start the attunement and it will last for 12 to 15 minutes. It is suggested
that you keep your position for another 10 to 30 minutes. This allows the energy
flow to more rapidly become distributed and absorbed into your energy system.

Passing the Attunement

Here is a simple way to pass the attunement:

Relax and recharge.

When fully rested, say mentally or loud to your Higher Self Kumara Reiki
attunement queued for (name).


You may run the Kumara Reiki energies for healing as you do Usui Reiki.
To activate Kumara Reiki simply say mentally or loud Kumara Reiki.
For other person healings or self treatments follow your intuition or use the hand
positions shown in Usui Reiki manuals or Hayashi Treatment guide. Google James
Deacon Reiki handouts.
Distance Healings

A simple way to use Kumara Reiki for distance or absent healings is to imagine
the person/situation held between your cupped hands. Say Kumara Reiki and
allow the energy to run 5 to 15 minutes. When you no longer feel or sense the
energy is running, end the session.

The energy will continue to work. Disconnect by cutting the etheric cords/threads
from the distance healing and ground yourself.

Mikao Usui

Usui Reiki information Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia

Mikao Usui (, 15 August 1865 9 March 1926, commonly Usui Mikao in

Japanese) was the founder of a form of spiritual practice known as Reiki, used as
a complementary therapy for the treatment of physical, emotional, and mental
diseases. According to the inscription on his memorial stone, Usui taught Reiki to
over 2000 people during his lifetime. Sixteen of these students continued their
training to reach the Shinpiden level, a level equivalent to the Western third degree,
or Master level. Usui died on 9 March 1926
Usui's ancestors were the once influential Chiba clan and were Hatamato samurai.
According to the inscription on his memorial, Tsunetane Chiba, a military
commander during the end of the Heian period and the start of the Kamakura
period (11801230), was one of Usui's ancestors. In 1551, Toshitane Chiba
conquered the city Usui and thereafter all family members acquired that name.
Usui was raised as a samurai from childhood, specifically in the martial arts
techniques of aiki (


The secret art of inviting happiness,

The miraculous medicine for all diseases.
At least for today:
Do not be angry,
Do not worry,
Be grateful,
Work with diligence,
Be kind to people.

Every morning and evening, join your hands in meditation and pray with your heart.
State in your mind and chant with your mouth.
For improvement of mind and body.

Usui Reiki Ryh.

The founder,
Mikao Usui
Method to achieve a miracle

It is believed that the aim of Usui's teachings was to provide a method for students to achieve a miracle.
What sets Usui's teachings apart from other hands-on healing methods is his use of reiju or attunement
to remind students of their spiritual connection. It seems that all students of Usui received 5 precepts
and those with a further interest in the teachings became dedicated students. There does not appear to
have been a distinction between clients and students in the beginning though this may have changed at
some point. People began coming to Usui Mikao possibly for different purposes some for healing and
others for the spiritual teachings.

Activity in the 1920s

During the early 1920s, Usui did a 21-day practice on Mount Kurama-yama called discipline of prayer
and fasting, (according to translator Hyakuten Inamoto. Common belief dictates that it was during these
21 days that Usui developed Reiki. As Mount Hiei is the main Tendai complex in Japan, and is very
close to Kyoto, it has been surmised that Usui would also have practiced there if he had been a lay
priest. This teaching included self-discipline, fasting and prayer.

In April of the 11th year of Taisho (1922 A.D.) he settled in Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo and set up the
Gakkai to teach Reiki Ryoho and give treatments. Even outside of the building it was full of pairs of
shoes of the visitors who had come from far and near.

In September of the 12th year (1923 A.D.) there was a great earthquake and a conflagration broke
out. Everywhere there were groans of pains from the wounded. Sensei, feeling pity for them, went out
every morning to go around the town, and he cured and saved an innumerable number of people.

There are two main branches of Reiki, commonly referred to as Traditional Japanese Reiki and
Western Reiki. Though differences can be wide and varied between both branches and traditions, the
primary difference is that Westernized forms use systematized hand-placements rather than relying on
an intuitive sense of hand-positions, which is commonly used by Japanese Reiki branches. Both
branches commonly have a three-tiered hierarchy of degrees, usually referred to as the First, Second,
and Master/Teacher level, all of which are associated with different skills and techniques.
Traditional Japanese Reiki

The term Traditional Japanese Reiki is normally used to describe the specific system that formed from
Usui's original teachings and the teachings that did not leave Japan. During the 1990s, Western teachers
traveled to Japan in order to find this particular tradition of Reiki, though found nothing. They therefore
started to establish Reiki schools, and started to teach Reiki levels 1 and 2 to the Japanese. Around
1993, a German Reiki Master, Frank Arjava Petter, also started to teach to the Master/Teacher level,
and as a result, the Japanese started teaching their knowledge of Traditional Reiki. Since then, several
traditions of Traditional Japanese Reiki have been established, the main traditions of which are listed

Usui Reiki Ryh Gakkai ( in Traditional Chinese Characters, meaning

"Usui Reiki Healing Method Learning Society") is the name of the society of Reiki masters
founded by Mikao Usui. His style is assumed to have survived to the present day (assumed as
no-one knows exactly how the Gakkai practices nowadays), with Ushida being the one who,
upon death, substituted the presidency of the association. This society remained secret for many
years and at present, the shihan (master), Masaki Kondoh, is the president of the Gakkai.
Though many of their teachings still remain secret, little by little, members of this
association such as Master Hiroshi Doi have been sharing their knowledge with the rest of
the world. In spite of this, it continues to be a hermetic society, nearly impossible to access.
Reid Reiki Gakkai (, meaning "Spiritual Occurrence [and] Spiritual Energy
Society") is the name given to the system that derives from the masters of the Ryh Gakkai,
and is led by Fuminori Aoki, who added to the teaching of the Gakkai, though differences in
teaching are minimal. In this system, the Koriki (meaning "the force of happiness") symbol that
inspired Fuminori Aoki has been adopted.
Kmy Reiki Kai (, meaning "Enlightened Spiritual Energy Meeting
(Association)") is the name given to the system that takes the name of a school of Japanese
Traditional Reiki, and was established by Hyakuten Inamoto (), a Reiki teacher
with Western Reiki background. It differs from other systems in that it does not originate with
the Gakkai, but instead comes from the Hayashi line, through Chiyoko Yamaguchi (
) that remained in Japan.
Jikiden Reiki (, meaning "The Direct Teaching [of] Spiritual Energy") is the name
given to the original system that was taught by Dr. Hayashi, and was founded by Mrs.
Yamaguchi and her son, Tadao Yamaguchi ( ).

The Japanese Reiki hand positions presented in the Usui Reiki Ryh Hikkei (,
Usui Reiki Treatment Handbook) as used and compiled by Usui are considerably more extensive than
the hand positions used in Western Reiki.
Western Reiki
Western Reiki (, Seiy reiki) is a system that can be accredited to Hawayo Takata. The
principal difference between the traditions is the use of set hand patterns for internal treatments instead
of Reiji-h, the intuitive skill of "knowing where to place the hands." This style of Reiki places more
emphasis on the healing of ailments, and ascension to higher levels of attunement is more formalised.

After being trained by Hayashi, Takata went back to Hawaii, taking Reiki with her. After setting up
clinics there, Reiki then spread to the rest of the Western world. As a result of the second world war,
Takata decided to modify the Traditional Japanese Reiki system in order to make it more
understandable and credible to the mentality of the West.

Usui Reiki Shiki Ryh (, commonly translated as meaning "Usui's Spiritual

Energy Style of Therapy", but a more literal translation is "Usui's Spiritual Energy Style of
Medical Treatment" (Ryh () meaning medical treatment)) is the name given to the
Western system of Reiki, and is a system that has tried to stay near enough the same as the
original practices of Hawayo Takata. It is taught today by, for instance, the Reiki Alliance, led
by Phyllis Lei Furumoto, Takata's granddaughter. In this system, as with most Western systems
of Reiki, there are three levels, respectively called the First Degree, Second Degree, and
Master/Teacher Degree, which uses Takata's versions of the four original symbols passed to her
by Hayashi. Usui Reiki Shiki Ryh is also the norm requested qualification (along with Reiki
lineage) when seeking insurance to practice Reiki on the general public in the United Kingdom.

Usui/Tibetan Reiki is the name given to the system that was developed by Arthur Robertson
and later popularised by William Lee Rand and Diane Stein. This system is derived from Usui
Reiki as taught by Takata and includes techniques from the Usui Reiki Ryh Gakkai, such as
Bysen-h (, Scanning Method), Gyshi-h (, Healing Eyes Method), and
Kenyoku-h (, Dry Bathing Method). There have been a few additions to this system
in comparison with Usui Shiki Ryh by Rand, such as a modified attunement method that
incorporates the Violet Breath, the use of the Tibetan Master and kundalini fire symbols along
with the four traditional Usui symbols, the hui yin position (located in the perineum), and also
the microcosmic orbit. Along with introducing the above, Usui/Tibetan Reiki can sometimes
incorporate psychic surgery. Unlike Usui Reiki Shiki Ryh, it has four levels, commonly called
First Degree, Second Degree, Advanced Reiki Training (commonly 3A or ART), and
Master/Teacher (commonly 3B).

Gendai Reiki H (, meaning "Modern Spiritual Energy Method") is a system that

incorporates elements of both Japanese and Western Reiki, and was established by Hiroshi Doi.
Doi was first trained in Western Reiki by Mieko Mitsui, a Master of the "Radiance Technique."
In 1993, he was granted membership to Usui Reiki Ryh Gakkai.
Reiki teachings claim that Reiki is inexhaustible and that it can be used to induce a healing effect.
Practitioners claim that anyone can gain access to this energy by means of an attunement process
carried out by a Reiki Master.
Reiki is described by adherents as a holistic therapy which brings about healing on physical, mental,
emotional and spiritual levels. The belief is that the energy will flow through the practitioner's hands
whenever the hands are placed on, or held near a potential recipient. Some teachings stress the
importance of the practitioner's intention or presence in this process, while others claim that the energy
is drawn by the recipient's injury to activate or enhance the natural healing processes. Further to this
notion, the belief is that the energy is "intelligent", meaning that the Reiki knows where to heal, even if
a practitioner's hands are not present in the specific area.

The teaching of Reiki outside of Japan is commonly divided into three levels, or degrees, the most
common of which are described below. Traditional Japanese Reiki was taught intensively under Usui's
guidance, with weekly meditation meetings where Reiki was given and used to scan the body in order
to supply an energetic diagnosis, which is known in Japanese as Byosen-h, as a Japanese Reiki
treatment is intuitive and specifically directed in comparison to a Western Reiki treatment, which tends
to generally treat the whole body instead of specific areas.

First degree
The first degree Reiki course, sometimes given the Japanese name of Shoden ("" in Japanese,
meaning "Elementary/Entry Teachings"), teaches the basic theories and procedures. A number of
"attunements" are given to the student by the teacher. Students learn hand placement positions on the
recipient's body that are thought to be most conducive to the process in a whole body treatment.
Having completed the first degree course, a Reiki practitioner can then treat himself and others with
Reiki. Course duration is dependent on the Reiki Master Teacher; some hold four sessions spread over
a number of days, others hold two sessions over two days.

Second degree
In the second degree Reiki course, sometimes given the Japanese name of Okuden ("" in Japanese,
meaning "Inner Teachings"), the student learns the use of a number of symbols that are said to enhance
the strength and distance over which Reiki can be exerted. This involves the use of symbols to form a
temporary connection between the practitioner and the recipient, regardless of location and time, and
then to send the Reiki energy. Another attunement is given, which is said to further increase the
capacity for Reiki to flow through the student, as well as empowering the use of the symbols. Having
completed the second level, the student can work without being physically present with the recipient
a practice known as "distant healing". Students in Japan sometimes only attained the Second Degree
after a period of 10, sometimes 20, years of practice under Usui's tutorship, and the majority of student
never attained the Third Degree.
Third degree

Through the third degree, or "master training", sometimes given the Japanese name of Shinpiden ("
" in Japanese, meaning "Mystery Teachings"), the student becomes a Reiki Master. In Reiki
terminology, the word "master" does not imply spiritual enlightenment, and is sometimes changed to
"Master/Teacher" in order to avoid this confusion. According to the specific branch of Reiki, either one
or more attunements can be carried out and the student learns a further symbol. Having completed the
master training, the new Reiki Master can attune other people to Reiki and teach the three degrees. The
duration of the master training can be anything from a day to a year or more, depending on the school
and philosophy of the Reiki Master giving the training. There are commonly two types of Master:
Master Teacher and Master Practitioner; a Master Teacher is a Master of Reiki and also has the ability
to teach Reiki (i.e., attune others), though a Master Practitioner is a Master of Reiki but does not teach

There is much variation in training methods, speed of completion (i.e., attunement), and costs. Though
there is no accreditation and central body for Reiki, nor any regulation of its practice, there exist
organizations within the United Kingdom that seek to standardize Reiki and Reiki practices, such as the
UK Reiki Federation and the Reiki Council (UK). Reiki courses are also available online, although
traditionalists state that attunement must be done in person in order to take effect, as the Reiki
Master/Teacher doing the attunement must be able to actually touch the energy field of the person
being attuned. A distance Reiki attument is not always recognized by certain Reiki federations, such as
with the UK Reiki Federation, who state, "[all training must have been "in-person" or "face to face"
(distant attunements are not accepted)." Some traditionalists also hold the ideal that methods that teach
Reiki "quickly" cannot yield as strong an effect, because there is no substitute for experience and
patience when mastering Reiki.
The seven major chakras from Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia

In Western Reiki, it is taught that Reiki works in conjunction with the meridian energy lines and
chakras through the use of the hand-positions, which normally correspond to the seven major chakras
on the body. These hand-positions are used both on the front and back of the body, and can include
specific areas (see localized treatment). According to authors such as James Deacon, Usui used only
five formal hand-positions, which focused on the head and neck. After Reiki had been given first to the
head and neck area, specific areas of the body where imbalances were present would then be treated.
The use of the chakras is widespread within Western Reiki, though not as much within Traditional
Japanese Reiki, as it concentrates more on treating specific areas of the body after using techniques
such as Byosen-h and Reiji-h, which are used to find areas of dis-ease (discomfort) in the auras and
physical body.
Usui Reiki Ryh does not use any medication or instruments, but uses looking, blowing, light tapping,
and touching According to Frank Arjava Petter, Usui touched the diseased parts of the body, he
massaged them, tapped them lightly, stroked them, blew on them, fixed his gaze upon them for two to
three minutes, and specifically gave them energy and used a technique commonly referred to as palm
healing as a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Through the use of this palm healing
(sometimes referred to as "tenohira" (, meaning "the palm"), practitioners believe that they are
transferring universal energy (reiki) in the form of ki through the palms that allows for self-healing and
a state of equilibrium.

Whole Body Practice continued -

In Western Reiki, it is taught that Reiki works in conjunction with the meridian energy lines and
chakras through the use of the hand-positions, which normally correspond to the seven major chakras
on the body.

Diagram of Chinese meridians is from Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia

JPG of Human Body Meridians may be enlarged

Whole body treatment
In a typical whole-body Reiki treatment, the Reiki practitioner instructs the recipient to lie down,
usually on a massage table, and relax. Loose, comfortable clothing is usually worn during the
treatment. The practitioner might take a few moments to enter a calm or meditative state of mind and
mentally prepare for the treatment, that is usually carried out without any unnecessary talking.
The treatment proceeds with the practitioner placing the hands on the recipient in various positions.
However, practitioners may use a non-touching technique, where the hands are held a few centimeters
away from the recipient's body for some or all of the positions. The hands are usually kept in a position
for three to five minutes before moving to the next position. Overall, the hand positions usually give a
general coverage of the head, the front and back of the torso, the knees, and feet. Between 12 and 20
positions are used, with the whole treatment lasting anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes.
Many Western practitioners use a common fixed set of 12 hand positions, while others use their
intuition to guide them as to where treatment is needed as is the practice in Traditional Japanese Reiki,
sometimes starting the treatment with a "scan" of the recipient to find such areas. The intuitive
approach might also lead to individual positions being treated for much shorter or longer periods. A
Western Reiki treatment is considered a type of large-scale treatment in comparison to the more
localized-style treatment of Traditional Japanese Reiki.

The use of the 12 hand positions are believed to energize on many levels, by:
Energizing on a physical level through the warmth of the hands,
Energizing on the mental level through the use of the Reiki symbols,
Energizing on the emotional level through the love that flows with the use of the symbols,
Energizing on the energetic level though the presence of an initiated practitioner as well as the
presence of the Reiki power itself.
It is reported that the recipient often feels warmth or tingling in the area being treated, even when a
non-touching approach is being used. A state of deep relaxation, combined with a general feeling of
well-being, is usually the most noticeable immediate effect of the treatment, although emotional
releases can also occur.

As the Reiki treatment is said to stimulate the body's natural healing processes, instantaneous "cures"
of specific health problems are not normally observed. A series of three or more treatments, typically at
intervals of one to seven days, is usually recommended if a chronic condition is being addressed and
regular treatments on an on-going basis can be used with the aim of maintaining well-being. The
interval between such treatments is typically in the range of one to four weeks, except in the case of
self-treatment where daily practice is common.
Local treatment

A Reiki treatment involves the practitioner's hands being held on or near a specific part of the body for
a varying length of time. Recent injuries are usually treated in this way, with the site of injury being
targeted. There is great variation in the duration of such treatments, though 20 minutes is typical.
Takata described "localized treatment" as 'hands-on work,' compared to distant or "absent healing."

Some practitioners use localized treatments for certain ailments, and some publications have tabulated
appropriate hand positions, However, other practitioners prefer to use the whole body treatment for all
chronic conditions, on the grounds that it has a more holistic effect. Another approach is to give a
whole body treatment first, followed by a localized treatment for any specific ailments.

Usui used specific hand positions to treat specific ailments and dis-eases (discomfort),] which included
disorders of the nervous system (such as hysteria) respiratory disorders (such as inflammation of the
trachea), digestive disorders (such as gastric ulcers), circulatory disorders (such as chronic high blood
pressure), metabolism and blood disorders (such as anaemia), urogenital tract disorders (such as
nephritis) skin disorders (such as inflammation of the lymph nodes), childhood disorders (such as
measles), womens health disorders (such as morning sickness), and contagious disorders (such as
typhoid fever).

Though the specific use of breath and breathing is central to many styles of Japanese Reiki, it is often a
neglected topic in Western Reiki. Usui taught a technique called Joshin Koky-h (), which
roughly translates as "the breathing method for cleansing the spirit," though literally translates as
"Goddess Breath Method" Joshin Koky-h is performed by sitting straight, with the back aligned,
breathing in slowly through the nose. As the practitioner inhales, s/he also breathes the Reiki energy in
through the crown Chakra in order to purify the body and make it fit for the flow of Reiki, and is drawn
down into the tanden.

Usui's Reiki system was based on three other practices along with
the Three Pillers & Five Reiki Principles,

Gassh, Reiji-h, and Chiry

Gassh Gassh ("" in Japanese, meaning "two hands

coming together") is a meditative state where both palms of the
hands are placed together, and was practiced each time at the
beginning of Usui's Reiki workshops and meetings. One
technique of Gassh is to concentrate on the pads where the two
middle fingers meet.
Reiji-h Reiji-h

(, meaning "indication of the Reiki power method") is a means of

connecting with the Reiki power by asking it to flow through the practitioner three
times, and is commonly split into three parts. The first part is to ask the Reiki
power to flow through the practitioner. It will either enter through the crown
chakra (as this is the highest ascension), the heart chakra (as indicated by the pure
love of Reiki), or the hands (as the palms are attuned with specific Reiki symbols).
A student of the Second Degree can use the third/distance symbol to connect with
the Reiki along with the first/power symbol; the distance symbol is sent first and is
then sealed with the power symbol. The second part is to pray for the recovery of
the person if a specific ailment is being healed, or for the general health of the
person if otherwise. The third part is to place both hands, palms facing each other,
to the third eye (the area in between the two eyebrows), and ask the Reiki power to
guide the hands to where energy is needed. Though similar to the practice of
Byosen-h, Reiji-h relies specifically on intuition of where to heal, whereas
Byosen-h scans for areas with the hands, feeling for subtle changes in the aura of
the practitioner's hands and the aura of the recipient.

Chiry Chiry

("" in Japanese, meaning "(medical) treatment") requires the practitioner to

place his/her dominant hand on the crown chakra and wait for hibiki, "feedback"
in the form of an impulse or inspiration, which the hand then follows. During
Chiry, the practitioner gives free rein to the hand, touching painful areas of the
body until the area no longer hurts or until the hands move on their own to another

Kumara Reiki 2013

Notes complied by Jean Myrner from and Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia