Reiki Blessings Academy

Reiki Master Course
by: Allison Dahlhaus
Copyright 2001 - Allison Dahlhaus, Reiki Master/Teacher Please do not reproduce this handbook without permission.

Table of Contents
Dedication and About Me.................................................................................................................1 Legal Information................................................................................................................ ............2 What is Reiki?......................................................................................................................... .........3 A Brief History....................................................................................................................... .......3-4 The Reiki Principles................................................................................................................... ......5 Who Can Do Reiki?......................................................................................................................... .6 Feeling Reiki.......................................................................................................................... ..........6 Chakras..................................................................................................................... ......................7 Determining Your Dominant Hand..................................................................................................8 A Quick Hand Exercise...................................................................................................................8 Letting Go............................................................................................................................. ..........9 Intentions.................................................................................................................. ......................9 Self Healings..................................................................................................................... .............10 Self Care Message - From Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie...................................................11 Lesson 1 Assignment................................................................................................................ ..12-13 Healing Sessions.................................................................................................................... ....14-15 Picking Up Negative Energy..........................................................................................................15 Scanning.................................................................................................................... ....................16 Lesson 2 Assignment and Case Studies......................................................................................16-22

Distance Healing Methods.............................................................................................................23 Lesson 3 Assignment................................................................................................................ ......24 Attunements.............................................................................................................. .....................24 Symbols..................................................................................................................... ................24-30 Distance Attunements.............................................................................................................. ..31-32 Hands-on Attunements.............................................................................................................. ...33 Cleansing................................................................................................................... ....................33 Lesson 4 Assignment & Case Studies.........................................................................................33-35 Different Uses for Reiki..................................................................................................................36 Crystals and Reiki.......................................................................................................................... 36 Lesson 5 Assignment................................................................................................................ ......36 Charging for Reiki.......................................................................................................................... 37 Teaching Reiki to Others................................................................................................................37 Karuna Ki.............................................................................................................................. .........38 The Templar Degree, Seichim & Lightarian Reiki..........................................................................39 Your Lineage...................................................................................................................... ............40 Conclusion and contact information...............................................................................................40 Pictures of Hand Positions.............................................................................................................41 Final Exam......................................................................................................................... ...........42

Dedication: I dedicate this Reiki Master Handbook to all of my students, past, present, and future. You are not my students in reality, but my teachers. May we all learn from each other and grow in wisdom and spirituality. May we share this wisdom and healing with everyone we come in contact with. About Me: My name is Alli and I, like you, am in search of true peace, happiness, love, and contentment. I have studied many different healing arts including different forms of Reiki, reflexology, crystal healing, Chakra therapy, creative visualization, dream interpretation, metaphysics, color therapy, sound therapy, regression therapy, astrology, Yoga, acupressure, herbology, aromatherapy, aura clearing, and more. I am a Gemini and a Deer in the Native American Medicine Wheel. As part of the Butterfly Clan, I am always jumping from one source of wisdom to another. It is hard for me to focus on one thing for too long! I was born into the Catholic church and was brought to church with my family every Sunday until I turned 16 years old. My Mom is a very spiritual and wonderful lady who felt that by giving her kids a religious base, we could better prepare for our spiritual paths. I quickly found that church was not the place for me at that point in my life and completely strayed from all structured religion. I was met by many with a very harsh view on faith and spirituality, which I couldn’t accept. I personally do not believe in hell. I do not believe that my loving and all powerful God would create a place of torture and destruction. I believe that we have free will to choose to be with God or be without him. Perhaps I consider hell to be without God, whether on Earth or after death. I think the people who bother me most in life are the ones who tell others that if they do not follow their set of religious beliefs, they are doomed, yet the source that they are speaking from clearly states that God is the only judge. So I have been in search of a religion that fits me correctly. I don’t feel that I need a church community as this point, but instead a set of spiritual beliefs that fit closely to mine. I have heard of many beliefs that I agree with and take what I like from each religion. I have just enrolled in a course on the Kabalah and I feel that this may be what I’ve been looking for. I feel that Reiki has brought me to my true path in life. It is my calling to spread the word of true health on all levels of being (physical, emotional, and spiritual) to as many as are willing to listen. I have been incredibly interested in Alternative healing techniques since 1998 when I first began to learn Yoga and Aromatherapy. It wasn’t until 1999 that I learned Reiki. I became a Reiki Master in the year 2000, and ever since I have been initiating people with one singular attunement, which I call the Complete Master Attunement. There have been many people that are opposed to this idea and I respect their opinions...I will just never change my view on the subject. Reiki is a simple healing art that we are all born with. It doesn’t take years to take back what is rightfully ours and it also shouldn’t cost thousands of dollars. It wasn’t until very recently that I discovered that Dr. Usui himself only gave one singular attunement to his students. I have to admit that this made me feel pretty good. To this day I don’t understand why people who are supposedly so “in touch” with their spirituality, doubt the ability for something as simple, yet powerful as a distance attunement. You will find that the “leaders” of Reiki in the West are totally against this movement. My thoughts are that they do not have faith in the unlimited power of the mind, but perhaps the are just on a different wavelength than I am. I have found that our minds can do anything (that we allow them to) and go anywhere. I rely completely on my higher power, whom I refer to as God, for everything in my life, and it is through God that I am capable of attuning someone whether through a distance attunement or a hands-on attunement. I believe in free will and the power to change our own destinies. I believe that all physical illnesses comes from a metaphysical root. I believe that there is no such thing as an incurable disease. These are just a few of my beliefs and the reason that I am telling you all of this is so that you will feel a closer connection to me. It is important to have support and someone to talk to while learning and growing in our spirituality. You should know that I am always here to offer my thoughts and guidance. I am young, but I have learned a lot, and I will always do my best to help you along your chosen path. You are embarking on a wonderful journey! Take your time and have fun. With Light & Love, Alli

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Legal Information
Before you begin your journey into the wonderful world of Reiki, it is my duty to explain a few boring legal issues with you... It is important to know that if you plan on practicing Reiki as a profession, there is a chance that you will be met with some opposition. You should know that there are Reiki Practitioners and Teachers in every state and in every country and that there are easy to follow and legal ways to get around any regulations. There are certain states that have laws passed by their Massage Therapist Boards which state that Reiki Practitioners must be Licensed Massage therapists in order to practice professionally. You can find out if your state has this law by calling the Massage Board in your state or by visiting: www.sacredpath.org/html/reiki/legal/mtlstateleg.html. The simple way around this is to become an ordained minister. If you are practicing your spiritual or religious beliefs you are protected by the Constitution of the United States. Because Reiki is very spiritual in nature you may be drawn to becoming ordained. If not, you may simply want to offer your services on a donation basis. If you are not setting a professionally set fee for your service than you should be fine. You should start by contacting the Massage Board to see if you have anything to worry about or not. If you would like information on becoming ordained please contact me. I have organized a ministry that has been formed to free natural healing arts from the restrains of any government regulation. The ministry is nondenominational and registers people as Healing Ministers. If you feel that you are led by your higher power to practice and teach Reiki than receiving ordination may be just the thing for you. You should also know that it is illegal to “diagnose”, “prescribe”, “recommend”, “advise”, etc. These terms are left to Licensed Medical Doctors. You are not in the disease industry, which medical doctors are, you are in the holistic healing industry. You do not need to figure out what disease someone is suffering from and you also do not need to know what particular drug or even herb will “cure” that condition. It is perfectly legal to teach someone how to stay healthy. If you are led to teach Reiki, you will have no problems as long as you do not attempt to “cure” diseases. Now on to the Good Stuff...

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What is Reiki?
Reiki is Japanese for Universal Life-force, or Spiritually-Guided Energy. There are two parts to the word. Rei means Universal, or allencompasing and all-knowing. Rei is what you might think of as your 'inner self' or your 'higher power'. Ki means Life-force energy, and is the same thing as Chi in Chinese, Ti in Hawaiian, and I believe it to be the same thing that people call Neutrinos and Super Strings in physics. Whatever you call it, Ki is the energy that runs through everything at all times. It is the energy that binds all living things together. There is an unlimited amount of Ki flowing into and around the Earth that anyone can extract for healing and/or strength. Put this energy together with the wisdom of the “Universal Mind” and you've got the most powerful source of healing available...Reiki.

A Brief History
Dr. Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan in the late 1800's or early 1900’s. From what is known he was a well-traveled man...seeking the truth about healing through spirituality. It is said that he traveled to the West to find out how Jesus healed with no luck. He then went back to Japan, where he studied Buddhism. He wanted to learn how to heal, but most of his teachers did not know, or at least wouldn't tell him the healing methods used in ancient times. Finally he decided to learn for himself, from the Universe. He went on a 21 day fasting retreat in the nearby mountain, Mt. Kurama. On the final day he saw the Reiki energy coming straight towards his third-eye. His first reaction was to run, but he did not and the energy struck him, leaving him unconscious. While he was unconscious he was attuned to, or initiated into the Reiki energy and was shown the symbols and how to use them. After he awakened, he was running back to his temple to tell his teacher of his discovery, when he stubbed his toe on a rock. He instinctively put his hand on the toe and it healed very quickly. He stopped in a restaurant on his way back and ordered a very large meal, one that would have made someone ill after fasting for 21 days, but he had no troubles. A lady working in the restaurant was sick and he healed her. Upon arriving at his temple he found his teacher to be bedridden and he healed him as well. These occurrences came to be known as the 4 miracles. Dr. Usui, or Usui Sensei, went to the poor and deformed and healed many of them physically, but he found that many did not want to be healed of their deformities because they had become lazy and begging was easy for them to do

for a living. This was a hard time for Dr. Usui, and is supposedly where the 'energy-exchange' idea came from. He had people bring him a gift, no matter how small, in exchange for his time and to teach them his method of healing.

3 He traveled all over Japan and China, healing and teaching his people. He opened many clinics because of the overwhelming number of people interested. Dr. Usui spread Reiki to many people. It is said that he was a very warm, generous, and caring man. Dr. Usui died of a stroke in 1926, after having taught around 16 'Masters'. One of them being a retired military man, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi. Dr. Hayashi opened a clinic where he focused on the hand positions (i.e. what hand position helped what ailment). He eventually knew that War World II was coming and that he would be called to war. Because of his peaceful nature and desire only to heal others and never harm another he is said to have simply left his body during his final workshop. Before he died he taught Mrs. Hawayo Takata the Master level of Reiki. Mrs. Takata was born in 1900 in Hawaii. She traveled to Japan because her sister was dying and there she became sick herself. She was hospitalized and when they told her she needed surgery she asked if there was anything else she could do. They told her about Dr. Hayashi's Reiki clinic. She was healed of her condition and was taught the first two levels of Reiki. Later Mrs. Takata was taught the third and final “Master” level when Dr. Hayashi traveled to Hawaii. Mrs. Takata established clinics and became well known as a powerful healer and teacher, initiating her students up to level 2. In 1970 Mrs. Takata started initiating Reiki Masters. She charged $10,000 for one weekend of teaching. Her students could not take notes, not even of the symbols. You can see why there are so many variations of the symbols. It's not really known why she didn’t allow her students to take notes, but I accept that she must have had her reasons, whether good or bad, it doesn't matter. What does matter is that because of her and others, there are now millions of Reiki practitioners around the world.

The Reiki Principles
The secret art of inviting happiness The miraculous medicine of all diseases 1. Just for today, do not be angry 2. Do not worry and Be filled with gratitude 3.Devote yourself to your work 4. be kind to people Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer, pray these words to your heart, and chant these words with your mouth Usui Reiki Treatment for the improvement of body and mind The founder . . . Mikao Usui

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Who Can "Do" Reiki?
Because Reiki is from God, Goddess, Buddha, Allah, The Creator, Spirit, Source, The Universal Mind, Your Inner-Self, or whatever you call it or them, anyone can "do" it. We are all equal, and we ALL have the ability to heal ourselves and others. It is our birthright. Being a Reiki "Master" doesn't make someone better than anyone else, and in the West it doesn't even have to mean that you have mastered the 'art' of Reiki, it simply means that you have been attuned to the Master Level of Reiki, learned all of the Reiki symbols, and know how to give Attunements, etc. In my personal opinion we should all be called Reiki practitioners, but since the Attunements are only given, or should I say, accepted from Reiki Masters, you can see why there needs to be some kind of distinction. To some people, the title "Master" gives them a feeling of superiority or power, just like with many other occupations. I accept that it can be very easy for someone to become a Reiki Master, and that doesn't sadden me in the slightest bit. I say, the more the better! Besides, all that is needed to channel Reiki successfully is an open mind and heart. With the desire or intention to heal, many are led on different paths to fulfill that destiny, some to Reiki, others to other forms of healing (ex. doctors, nurses, acupuncturists, massage therapists, aromatherapists, etc.) and many different forms of hands-on healing and energy healing as well.

Feeling Reiki
Many people talk about what it feels like when you are doing Reiki. Each one of us is different in the way we experience Reiki. Some people don't feel anything when they give Reiki, and that's okay. Seeing, or in this case, Feeling isn't believing. The common physical sensations that people describe are: heat or cold coming from their hands, tingling or pulsating in a part of their or someone else's body, seeing bright colors and shapes while doing sessions, or hearing a noise during it. I haven't really heard of what other people hear, but personally I hear a humming sound, almost like the wind when it's blowing across your ears. I interpret this as being the energy entering my crown Chakra. These are some of the physical sensations, but

many experience more on the spiritual or emotional sides while giving and receiving Reiki. Many feel past emotions that have been suppressed coming back to the surface to be released, others feel elation as they discover their spiritual nature. Just remember that we're all different, we are all unique in our spirituality, so just because someone you know says that their hands get burning hot when they do Reiki, doesn't mean that yours will. You may instead feel very calm and relaxed, or you may see beautiful seas of green and violets! Just go with the flow and know that Reiki is always at work for the greatest good of all involved. 6

Chakras
Chakra is a Sanskrit word meaning "wheel". They are the energy centers of our bodies that turn and 'process' the life force energy inside of us. There are seven main chakras in the body, each one has a specific color and function. In traditional Western Reiki this is where the hand positions are held. They are all located in the center of the body. The root Chakra is located between the anus and the genitals, the sacral Chakra is in the lower abdomen, solar plexus is in between the navel and the base of the sternum, heart is below the collar bone, throat is at the base of the neck, third eye is above and between the eye brows, and the crown is above and on top of the head. Chakra
Root or Base Sacral Solar Plexus Heart Throat Third Eye Crown

Color

Red Survival/Physical Needs Orange Reproduction/Sexuality Yellow Self will/Personal Power Green or Pink Compassion/Love/Relationships Blue Communication/Self-expression Indigo or Violet Intuition/Wisdom White, Violet, or Gold Spirituality

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Determining Your Dominant Hand
I've learned to determine your dominant or 'power' hand by holding your hands at a comfortable distance in front of you with your palms facing you. Turn your eyes and attention towards your left hand and concentrate on your palm. Feel the energy flowing from the Universe down into your crown Chakra and then flowing down into your hand. Feel the energy in your palm. Now turn towards your right hand and do the same thing. Whichever one feels stronger, more tingly, more hot or cold, etc. is your 'power' hand. It might take you a little while to start feeling anything, but that's okay, you will soon enough.

A Quick Hand Exercise
First, do what you did to determine your dominant hand. Now turn your palms toward each other and hold them about 3 inches apart. Feel the lines of energy flowing between them. They may feel hot or cold, pressurized, etc. Keeping them at this distance, move your hands up and down, side to side, and around in circles, feeling the lines of energy connected to each palm. Now slowly pull your hands further apart, about a foot apart, and do the same thing, up and down, side to side, and around in circles. Feeling the lines still connected. Now slowly push them back to about 3 inches apart. Feel how the energy in between them becomes compressed the closer they are together. Now turn your hands like you are holding a ball in

between them (one hand above the other). Feel the energy forming into a compressed little ball. Now you can place this ball of energy into any place that you'd like. Wherever you put it, imagine that it expands and fills your entire body.

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Letting Go
As a Reiki practitioner you must learn to let go of outcomes. Reiki is intelligent energy that will go where it is needed. It only works for the Greatest Good in any situation, and at times the greatest good may not be what we or someone else wants. It may be hard at times to accept the way things must be for the Greater Good, for example, letting go of a loved one who is ready to pass on, or not getting a job we want even though it's really not right for us. It's always good to look at things in a positive way, like when we get stuck in traffic, perhaps something bad would have happened to us if we didn't, or if we had lots of money maybe we wouldn't appreciate things as much. Remember that Reiki will never do harm, it is pure and loving and totally unconditional. Never let anyone convince you that Reiki shouldn't be used at a certain time, they are confused about the true meaning of Reiki or they may be doing a different form of energy healing. There is no time when Reiki is 'bad', because it is intelligent beyond our imaginations. It knows exactly when (and in what way) to heal. You may think it's strange that I'm saying this right now, but you'd be surprised what many Reiki Masters will say is the wrong time to give Reiki. Usually the argument is that healing may not be right at that specific time, but I say that Reiki knows when healing is needed and when it is not, it's not my place to judge that. I believe that when you get down to it, our souls are love and Reiki is love, so how could sending someone unconditional love be wrong?

Intentions
Before doing Reiki it's a good idea to set an intention. This is like turning on a 'Reiki switch' that gets the energy flowing and allows you to relax and focus. I like to put my hands together in the prayer or "Ghassho" position (See picture C-1). Ask your inner self what a good intention for the situation would be if you are unsure. Here are some

examples: "Let Reiki flow through me for the Greatest Good of (person's name, mankind, the Earth, etc.), "May (person's name) find the source of their problem" or "May we all be freed from pain and suffering" or "Let my Reiki session go perfectly" or "May I find my path and purpose in life". Or you can just say "Reiki". Any intention is fine, just say whatever comes to mind, and then Drop it. Do not let the intention distract you from being an empty channel to the healing energy. *Remember that you are not directing the energy, it knows where to go, let it guide you to the source of the problem. Trust your intuition. Lay your hands in the position and just 'be'.

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Self Healings
Giving yourself regular Reiki sessions is very important. You should definitely stick to a plan of giving yourself Reiki treatments on a regular basis, everyday if at all possible. A good time for me is in the morning before I get out of bed or at night before I fall asleep. The self healing session can be done the same as it is with someone else, starting at the crown Chakra and going down to the base Chakra (See pictures B-1 - B-8). Keep your fingers on each hand together and simply put them on each Chakra. Leave them there for as long as you’d like or at least 2-3 minutes. Make this time a special time for yourself with no distractions. If this isn’t possible because of work or young children, just take some time while you are showering or using the bathroom to do a session for yourself. You deserve it! Try to give yourself a full session whenever possible, but when it's not, putting your hand or hands on your solar plexus (B-6) will do a lot of good for settling nerves, on your heart Chakra (B-5) for depression, your third-eye or your ears (B-2 or B-3) for a headache, sacral (B-7) for menstrual problems, etc. You can never give yourself too much Reiki. If you're sitting in the car at a red-light give yourself some Reiki, watching TV, drinking tea, talking on the phone...you get my point, anytime is a great time for Reiki! This is where you will begin to trust your intuition. Pay attention to any messages that your body may be giving you during a session. Is your stomach rumbling? Do you have a headache? This is, in most cases, a blockage of energy and you are releasing toxins that have built up over time. Spend extra time on these areas. Begin your session by setting your intention. Say a prayer or offer thanks to Mother Nature...whatever your beliefs lead you to do. Be specific or general, for example: “Dear Lord, I ask that this self healing go perfectly for me and my needs at this time.” Or “May I find the source of my diabetes.” Experiment and have fun! You can never go wrong with just a simple “May Reiki flow through me for the highest good of the entire Universe.” After your intention is set, you are ready to go. Place your hands on your

crown Chakra (on top of your head) and imagine/visualize your connection with the Source of Reiki (whatever or whomever you feel that is) as a string leading from them to your crown Chakra. “Feel” and focus on the energy traveling from your crown Chakra to the palms of your hands. Focus on your palms for a bit and then imagine the energy pouring out of them. You are being continuously supplied with Reiki through your crown and concentrating and focusing it through your palms. Now follow the hand positions and practice others as you see fit. If your shoulder is hurting then by all means, Reiki it. Don’t be limited by any of these guidelines, they are only meant to give you support. Do what feels right and you will achieve the best results. After you finish your session, you may want to say a prayer or dedication of thanks. It is a good idea to keep a journal of your experiences. Below is your first assignment. If you are new to Reiki, please complete this step before moving on to working with others. I suggest this even if you are not new to Reiki, unless you are working as a healing practitioner. Take this next 30 days for yourself and see what a difference it makes.

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Self Care Message
"Take time to rest and regroup as often as you need. At the beginning of the journey and along the way, take time to honor your body; you honor your soul. You have been working hard on yourself, on your spiritual growth. You are moving forward, evolving at a rapid pace. Give your body time to catch up. Your body isn't a bother; it's an ally. Your body knows what it needs, and what your soul needs, too. Tune in to your body. Listen. On those days when your body is adjusting, regrouping, shifting because you're growing and healing emotionally and spiritually, let it do that. Don't ignore it. Don't force it. Be gentle. Recognize its nuances. Ask it what it needs. Juice? Vitamins? Rest? Exercise? Let it tell you. Then go easy. Do tasks that are easier, that seem to fit what you can handle that day.

After a spiritual growth spurt, our body works diligently to flush the toxins released when emotions are cleansed and healed. After a day, week, or month of intense spiritual growth, our body is tired from flushing so many emotions, going through so many changes. To deny the body's connection to our growth, to push it when it needs to rest, is denying the importance and impact of the spiritual work we're doing. By taking time to honor the body, to honor its shifts and needs, it will be there for you in a way that it has never been before. Rest and care will help it come back to center quickly. You will have the benefit of a healed spirit and a body that was allowed to adjust and adapt to that healing process. You will be honoring the oneness of body, mind, and soul. You will be honoring your newfound connection Taking time to honor the needs of your body is taking time to respect the needs of your soul."
From Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie

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Lesson 1 Assignment
This is probably the most important assignment of the entire course. Please take it seriously! If you are going to be using Reiki to heal others, you first need to make a commitment to healing yourself. These next thirty one days are for you to practice what you have just learned. Set aside about 30 minutes to an hour each day. If you are thinking you don’t have time to do this you may want to rethink why you chose this course to begin with. Your day cannot be too filled up to give yourself 30 minutes of peace and relaxation. On the following page is a calendar for you to check off each day you do your self healing session. Before you start the thirty days of self healings write a paper on how you feel now. For example: What is your

attitude like? Are you physically healthy? Is there something you’d like to change about yourself? Do you feel spiritually healthy? Do you sleep well? Etc. List any health complaints. This paper doesn’t need to be formal, just write about whatever you want to say about yourself, your past, etc. Now you are ready to begin your self healings. Each day when you finish your session think about how you feel. When you are finished with the thirty one days, write another paper. Write about how you feel and any experiences you had during your self healings. What is your outlook on life like? Is it different than when you started? How is your physical health? Emotional? Spiritual? Please tell me any problems or questions you had with your sessions, if any. I want you to be totally honest, if you didn’t feel anything, that’s fine. Just list in detail how you are feeling now. Did any life-changing events take place in this time frame? Etc.

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Hands-on Sessions
Reiki is a wonderful thing to share with others. Start by doing your self healings and when you feel ready, move on to your family and friends to get more comfortable. When you give a Reiki session you need to be relaxed. If you aren't then it will be harder to be an open channel for the energy. Also, the receiver needs to be relaxed, preferably on a massage table or in a recliner. You may be comfortable either standing or in a rolling chair. Make sure that the person knows exactly what you'll be doing, explain to them what Reiki is and what hand positions you'll be using so they don't get nervous or feel uncomfortable as you're doing it. Show them the picture of the chakras or pictures A-1 - A-11. You might want to play some soft music and light some candles and incense. I feel that it's best to talk as little as possible during the session, because it can be distracting and in some cases even disturbing to you or your client. Remove any bulky jewelry so that it doesn't get in your way.

1. Start by making your intention. Remember to drop it and then focus on your breathing and being relaxed. You may also want to draw the Cho Ku Rei symbol on both of your palms before you get started. I usually close my eyes during most of the session, but this is up to you. You'll probably want to stay in each position for about 5 minutes, unless you feel guided to do otherwise, or if you are in an emergency situation. Try to stay in contact with the body whenever possible. 2. Place your hands, with fingers closed (unless it's uncomfortable), on their crown Chakra, on top of their head (A-1). Imagine that pure loving energy (Reiki) is flowing in through your crown from the Infinite Source, Universe, etc., down through your hands and into their crown Chakra. 3. Move your hands gently over their eyes (A-2). Make sure you aren't closing off their nose. 4. Now over their ears (A-3). 5. Slide them down to their throat (A-4). Make sure you don't press hard, this is an extremely sensitive area on most people. 6. Now over the heart Chakra, right below the collar bone (A-5). If this makes you or the client uncomfortable then it's fine to hold your hands slightly above the body. Make sure this is already discussed before the session begins. 7. Lift your hands and move them to the solar plexus Chakra (A-6).

8. Down to the sacral Chakra (A-7).

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9. Lastly, hold your hands slightly above the base Chakra, unless this is a person you are very close to (A-8). 10. When you work on the chakras, it travels through the body to the back, but if you'd like you can do the chakras on the back. The knees (A-9), and the feet (A10 - A-11) are good to do. 11. After you finish the session you should do what is called "sweeping the aura". Hold you hands slightly above the body and, starting at the head, use your palms (face down with short strokes) to brush the aura of any left over negative debris. Once you get past the feet you should flick your hands towards the ground imagining that the negative energy turns to white light. This will also release any energy exchanged between you and your client during the session.

Picking Up Negative Energy
If you find that after you do a session you have acquired the person's symptoms or you feel worn out, you have either tried to direct the energy yourself, been connected to, or overly concerned about the outcome, or you used your own energy to do the healing. Don't worry though, it's a very common mistake and can be easily corrected. Just imagine that you are surrounded by White Light. The Light penetrates your entire body through every pore. As you breathe in, imagine sucking in the White Light and filling your body up with it, feel it traveling all the way down to your fingers and toes, and as you breathe out imagine that everything that is not White Light is being blown away. *Remember that Reiki knows what is best for all. You have no part in the actual healing of another person other than being the channel for the unconditional love that will help them to heal themselves. The person receiving the Reiki and the Universal Life-force are the healing forces in Reiki. Giving a Reiki session should make you feel really good, almost as good as when you are the receiver, because the energy is flowing through you and into them. The more Reiki you give, the more you receive.

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Scanning
Scanning is very simple, but it also takes time to really get the hang of it. This can be done before a session on yourself or others and it deals with learning to detect the subtle energy that is around the physical body, the aura. At first you may not be able to feel the aura of yourself or others, but don’t worry, this isn’t necessary to do in order to practice Reiki successfully, it is however very useful and fun. Start the session as you would regularly by relaxing and making your intention. If you will be scanning someone else, stand to the side of them while they lie on their back or stomach, whichever side you are

planning on working on first. Now put you dominant hand on or above their head and hold your other hand slightly above their body (about 2-3 inches). You will eventually be able to feel their aura at this distance where it is most condense. Let your hand move slowly down their body and “feel” for any dips, heat, cold, or any other “out of the ordinary” feeling. This is where you will need to spend more time during the healing session. Now proceed with the session as you would regularly. You can also use this method if you do not have time for a full session.

Lesson 2 Assignment
Now that you’ve learned how to do a healing session on someone else, you should start practicing right away. If you are just learning Reiki, it is a good idea to start with family and friends, including any plant and animal friends that you may have. Cats respond especially well to Reiki! In this assignment you are required to practice for 4 weeks and do full healing sessions on at least 6 different subjects at least 3 times per week. You will have 6 case studies to fill out and return to me. Each one of these case studies should be on a different subject, whether they are a plant, animal, or human. Fill them out to the best of your ability. Make copies of them as they will not be returned to you.

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Case Study

#1: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Health problems (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Case Study

#2: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Health problems (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Case Study

#3: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Health problems (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Case Study

#4: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Health problems (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Case Study

#5: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Health problems (if any):

___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Case Study

#6: Full Healing Session on Someone Else

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____

Health problems (if any): ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Did you have any problems or questions during the session? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did they feel during the session? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ How do they feel now (after the session)? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ Do they feel that Reiki would help them with any of their health problems (if no problems - Stress Relief / Relaxation)? Circle one: Yes No Any other observations: ________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________

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Distance Healings - Method 1
There are many ways to send distance healings. This is the way I was taught by my Reiki Master.

1. Close your eyes and imagine the person you are sending healing to (it doesn't have to be a clear image, even a name is enough). 2. Send the symbols to either their third eye or heart Chakra. You can either physically draw them or just imagine them. You don't need to press them in this time, like you do during an attunement. 3. Dissolve their image and imagine a beautiful white rose. 4. Send the symbols to the rose and imagine pure loving energy flowing into the rose through its stem and up to the flower where it fully blooms and glows with Reiki energy. 5. Now bring back your image of the person you're sending healing to and send them the rose. Imagine that they accept the rose and place it into their heart Chakra. 6. Imagine the rose sinking into them and their entire being is filled with Reiki. They radiate with light and love. That's it. You don't need to think of helping any specific area, you have just sent it to their entire being. If you have a bunch of people to send healing to, you can just imagine them all in a big group and do the procedure one time.

Distance Healings - Method 2
Do the hand exercise that we did before, but instead of putting the energy ball into yourself, imagine the person you'd like to send the healing to and mentally imagine placing the ball inside of them. You can put it wherever you want to on them, I usually place the energy in their heart Chakra and imagining the ball expanding and filling their whole body.

Distance Healings - Method 3
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Lesson 3 Assignment
In this lesson, you will practice sending distance healings. Ask some friends or family members if they would like to have a free distance healing sent to them.

Try all three methods at least once and if you feel like trying another method not in this handbook, then by all means do it. After you have sent a distance healing to at least 3 different people write a paper on what you experienced during them and if possible what the receiver experienced. List as many details as you can and send this paper in to me. Be sure to include any questions that you may have.

Attunements
Attunements are part of what separates Reiki from other energy healing modalities. There is no scientific explanation as to how and why they work, they just do. Here's a way to think of what an attunement does: We all have the capability of connecting to the Universal Life-force Energy, in fact, when we are born we are totally connected to it. Over time the connection gets weaker as we become more connected to the physical and emotional aspects of the Earth. Becoming attuned is kind of like tuning a radio. It's also making a statement to our subconscious minds that we are ready to take control of our lives, our health, and our spiritual well-being, and we are going to do it with our own two hands! Before receiving this handbook you have been fully tuned in to the Universal Lifeforce, and the ancient symbols have been permanently placed in your aura. You may need to 'adjust the knob' a bit, but before long everything will come together. After an attunement is received all that needs to be done to give Reiki is have the intention to heal and it will immediately begin flowing.

Symbols
The Reiki symbols are very beautiful. They will help you focus and give you more confidence in your healing abilities. Although the symbols by themselves do not hold any special power, and you may eventually feel that you don't need to use them anymore, they are very important to learn. Some people think that they should be kept a secret, and that's fine, you do as you feel guided to do. The main point is to be respectful of them because many people hold them, or the ideas behind them, sacred. In my opinion, making something public doesn't mean that you are necessarily being disrespectful. Now there are a lot of variations with the symbols, but these are the symbols I've been taught and the ones that you have been attuned to, so in other words, these will work perfectly for you.

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The Power Symbol
The first of the symbols is also known as the "power symbol". It

means "put all the power of the universe here" and is usually learned in Level 1 or 2. It's name is: Cho Ku Rei (pronounced: cho-koo-ray). Use it whenever you feel drawn to do so, either by drawing it with your palm, chanting its name out loud or in your head, or just imagining it in your mind. You may want to use it before each session on your palms or on the person's crown Chakra.

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The Emotional Symbol
Next, is the 'emotional' symbol, learned in Level 2 it means "God and humanity become one" and is called: Sei Hei Ki (pronounced: sayhay-kee) Again, use this symbol as you are drawn to do so, especially when there is an emotional release or buildup.

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The Distance Symbol
The next symbol is the 'Distance Healing' symbol. It is learned in Level 2 and means "May the Buddha in me connect to the Buddha in you to promote harmony and peace." It allows the energy to travel unhindered through time and space. You will find eventually that you no longer need this symbol to escape these boundaries. Our minds also have this power, it just needs to be recognized. Use it before you

send a distance healing or attunement. If you cannot remember exactly how to draw it at first you can just say its name three times to activate it. It is called: Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen (pronounced: hon-shazee-show-nen).

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Tibetan Master Symbol
These next two symbols are the most important of the symbols used in Usui Reiki. They can be used to access deep within the soul. Some people use either one of the next two symbols below. I use them both. The first one is called either: Dumo or Tibetan Dai Ko Myo (pronounced: doomo or dye ko myo). Its main purpose is for healing and connecting the body and mind in order to grow spiritually. You may want to use it during every healing session.

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Usui Master Symbol

The second is also called: Dai Ko Myo or Usui Dai Ko Mio. Use this symbol during healings and Attunements. The symbols name can mean "Great Being of the Universe Shine on Me" or "great shining light" and is used to cleanse the spiritual body.

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The Grounding Symbol
This symbol is used for grounding after Attunements. Simply draw it from the top of their head down to the ground. It lifts negative

karma and separates the auras of the Master and the attunee. It is called: Raku (pronounced: rakoo).

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Distance Attunements
I love to send and receive distance Attunements, they are truly a wonderful gift. There are many different ways to send an attunement and eventually you will find the way you are most comfortable with. This is the way I usually do it. There have been times when I felt like doing something different and I did, just go with the flow and you will have wonderful results. Always take your time, be relaxed, and don't rush the process. Now, if you would like to separate your Attunements into levels, you should use the same method, just make your intention to whichever level you desire. I

wouldn't suggest breaking up your Attunements into any more than 3 levels, level 1, level 2, and the Master level. I've seen some people split up 5 levels!! In my opinion, this is just to make more money. My Master joined Level 1 & 2 together. I have had wonderful results when sending complete Master Attunements no matter what level the person was at, from beginners to advanced. Some people find it easier to handle the changes or gentler to split them up. I think that the Universe knows what each person can and should handle so I leave it up to Spirit to decide what the person is ready for. 1. Sit cross-legged or in a comfortable position. Relax and ground yourself. You can do this by imagining that your legs (or feet if doing a hands-on attunement) have roots growing out of them that reach far down into the Earth. You may want to draw Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen to diminish the time and space barrier, but this is not necessary. I have done it with and without it and they both work just the same. Now imagine that you are sitting in front of the person you are attuning (you don't have to have a clear mental image of them, just saying their name is enough). Imagine that their hands are in the prayer position. 2. Start with your hands in the prayer position in front of your chest and ask your 'higher self' to make the attunement go perfectly. If you are going to separate your Attunements into levels this is were you would mention the level of attunement desired. Be confident and know that your request has been answered. 3. Then, open the person's aura by placing your hands on their head and then slowly opening them up to the sky, then move them downwards to symbolize the entire aura opening (See pictures D-1 - D-4). 4. Next, place the symbols individually into the person's crown Chakra by drawing them with your dominant hand's palm over their head. Imagine that they are going down into their head as you slowly move your hand downwards. Always be gentle and slow with the placing of the symbols. Feel the pressure, tingling sensation, hot or cold, etc. in your hand as you press them down. You may also want to blow over the symbol to express the sinking of the symbols.

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hands up and down above their hands a few times and feel the pressure in your hands. 6. After that, raise their hands back into the prayer position. 7. Place the symbols into their third eye Chakra with your 'power' or dominant hand (See "Determining your Dominant Hand"). Again imagining them sinking in. 8. Next, place them into their heart Chakra in the same way. 9. Now imagine that you are surrounded in white light, sort of like fog. Breathe in this light and fill your entire body with it. Then blow or use your hands to waft the light onto and into the attunee and imagine that they breathe it in and are now also filled and surrounded with the same light. 10. Now, close in the light in their aura by reversing what you did to begin with. Imagine that the white light is now trapped. 11. Draw the Raku symbol starting at the top of their head and going down to the ground. This will ground them. 12. Put your hands back into the prayer position and give thanks to your 'higher power' for making the attunement a complete success. And that's it! Don't worry whether it worked or not, IT DID! Everyone experiences Attunements differently, which is part of what makes them so beautiful. Don't think that because someone says that they didn't feel anything, that it was unsuccessful, they will most likely experience many changes, all for their Greatest Good. I've noticed that if you expect to hear something, you won't. "To have no expectations is to have everything" Confucius 32

Hands-on Attunements
A hands on attunement can be done the same way as the distance attunement, except the person should be sitting in a chair. Tell them what all you'll be doing and that they should close their eyes and put their hands in the prayer position. You will probably want to

stand behind them to open their aura and place the symbols in the crown Chakra. Then you can move back to the front for the rest of the procedure. When you finish the attunement let them know that they should sit for a while to ground themselves. They may be dizzy or even a little nauseous for some time afterwards. Reassure them that what they are experiencing is a normal reaction to Attunements. Before you begin doing hands-on Attunements, you may wish to practice on a teddy bear or pillow to gain confidence. Practice as much as you need to in order to feel more comfortable.

Cleansing
Many people experience a cleansing period, which is all of the negative stuff they've been keeping bottled up inside, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, coming out. This may take the form of anything from an immediate emotional release to the later onset of a cold. There's no way to be sure, so be understanding and supportive. Always be there for the people you attune, even through distance Attunements. You are their "Master" or Teacher and in making that commitment you have decided to take the responsibility to listen to any problems or concerns that they have. I'm not saying that you have to solve their problems for them, of course you can't, but you should always try to be there to listen to them. During the first 21-30 days after an attunement it is a good idea to try to stay away from red meat, coffee, alcohol, smoking, and fried foods, and to get lots of rest, drink plenty of clean water, and Reiki yourself everyday.

Lesson 4 Assignment
In this lesson you will be practicing sending Attunements. Even if you do not plan on teaching or attuning others to Reiki as part of your practice, it is still important to become comfortable with the methods involved. Attunements are fun and are one of the best parts of Reiki as far as I’m concerned. Try at least 2 Attunements, one hands-on and one distance attunement. If you cannot find any human subjects who are willing to participate, you can attune an animal. Fill out the case studies below to the best of your ability and return them to me. 33

Case Study

#1: Attunement

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Did you have any problems with the attunement? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain:

___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you experience during the attunement? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did the attunee experience? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Do you have any questions? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please list in detail: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Was this a Distance or Hands-on Attunement?______________________________________

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Case Study

#2: Attunement

Name:________________________________Birthdate:_____/_____/_____ Sex:____ Did you have any problems with the attunement? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please explain: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did you experience during the attunement? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ _______________________________________ What did the attunee experience? ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Do you have any questions? Circle one: Yes No If yes, please list in detail: ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________ Was this a Distance or Hands-on Attunement?______________________________________

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Different Uses for Reiki
There are so many uses for Reiki, there's no way I can name them all. You can give Reiki to plants, animals, medicine or herbs, food and water, machinery (including cars), computers, world situations or disasters, Mother Nature, humanity, an upcoming event, a past-life, and on and on and on. Have fun and remember that this energy knows no limitations. You can send Reiki back and forth in time, it may sound far-fetched, but it works! Give it a try.

Crystals & Reiki
Many people use crystals in their Reiki practice. This is not part of traditional Usui Reiki, but is good information to have nonetheless. Crystals have powerful healing properties. Here are just a few examples that I have read about and tried myself. Place them on the chakras or just hold them in your hands and imagine energy flowing through them and into you or your client. Many people say that they amplify the energy. They are great to use during distance healings and meditation too. Quartz is used for any and all of the chakras. If you are interested in using crystals in your practice, you may want to supplement this course with my Crystal Healing Course. You can read more about it at the end of the course. I also have Crystal Chakra Clearing Sets available. The set includes one of each of the following: Clear Quartz, Chevron Amethyst, Sodalite, Blue Lace Agate, Rose Quartz, Golden Citrine, Carnelian Agate, Bloodstone, Hematite, and a satin carrying pouch. The set is only $10 and you can order it with the included order form or through the Reiki Blessings web site.
Chakra Name Root or Base Sacral Solar Plexus Heart Throat Third Eye Crown Crystals Bloodstone, Snowflake Obsidian Carnelian, Silica Yellow Tiger's Eye, Citrine Rose Quartz, Serpentine Amazonite, Blue Lace Agate Sodalite, Amethyst Clear Quartz, Chevron Amethyst

Lesson 5 Assignment
This lesson should be fun and really get you involved with the energy. I want you to go about your daily routine and pick out different times when Reiki would be good to use. Think of different things that you can give Reiki to and write these down. You may want to carry a little pad of paper with you and write things down as you think of them. Use your imagination and like I said, have fun with it. Write a brief description of the things you are doing and the ideas that you have come up with and send this paper to me. 36

Charging for Reiki
Some people do not charge for Reiki sessions and Attunements. Offering your services for free is a very generous gesture, but if you want this to be your life's work, obviously you will need to be able to support yourself. You must start by realizing your ability. You have to be confident and secure with yourself, your knowledge and experience before you will feel like you are worth making a living doing something that you love to do. I suggest giving free trial sessions to friends and family to get started and gain confidence. You may want to remember that you are not charging for the energy; it's free for everybody. It's your time and commitment to what you've studied that you are charging for.

I started out giving Reiki by offering free distance Attunements. Offering these free Attunements was very fulfilling and I feel like I made a difference in a lot of peoples' lives - people who did not have the money to pay for an attunement but wanted to learn how to heal themselves and others. I would never turn someone away from a healing or attunement because they didn't have enough money. That is just not right in my opinion. Remember the law of karma, what goes around comes around.

Teaching Reiki to Others
As a Reiki Master you may have everything you need to start teaching others. I say that because some of you are already advanced in your Reiki studies and have experience, others of you do not. You should have plenty of practice and experience before attempting to teach someone else. One reason experience is necessary is your students will have questions and you should be able to help them. Another reason is if you attempt to teach others before you have really taught yourself (through practice with the energy) you may be missing out on part of the big picture. Reiki is beautiful and one reason is in its simplicity. The concept of Reiki is one that can be easily grasped, yet there is a lot to learn through trial-and-error. You can begin attuning others even if you don't have experience. Practicing Attunements will help you gain knowledge into the processes involved in Reiki, both through your own feelings during the attunement and through the attunees experiences. I became a Reiki Master so that I could teach others. Teaching and expanding Reiki to as many as possible has always been my goal and desire, as I'm sure it is for many of you. Even after reading books on Reiki, receiving the Attunements, doing hands-on healing sessions, and sending many Attunements to others, I still didn't have the knowledge to be a Reiki Master/Teacher. It wasn't until I asked my higher self to assist me in writing my first Reiki Handbook (which has evolved quite a bit since then), that I discovered my ability to teach Reiki to others. What a feeling! When it was finished I gave a copy to the people I had previously attuned and for the first time I could call myself a Reiki Master/Teacher. I'm not saying that this is the way it should be for everyone, all I'm saying is that we all have our own unique connection to Spirit and we each experience Reiki in different ways. These individualities should be expressed in our teachings and our new insight should be passed along through our own works. I'm not suggesting a new form of Reiki for each person, just an expression of views and perhaps a slight evolution.37

Other Forms of Reiki
There are probably thousands of different forms of Reiki. You should know that no form of Reiki is more “powerful” than the Reiki you are currently experiencing. Every form of Reiki comes from the same Source, the difference comes in how we connect to this Source and how we choose to perceive the energy. Most of our brains need constant stimulation and learning new forms of Reiki can be very beneficial. I have been attuned to many different forms of Reiki and

choose what I like from each one, producing a new form that stands on it’s own. I have given a brief introduction to the different forms of Reiki that I have learned.

Karuna Ki
Before I received my Karuna Master/Teacher attunement and information I thought I had reached the highest level of Reiki, only to be shocked by the new energy. After the attunement I noticed many physical sensations, such as my hands shaking when I reached a troubled area. I also recognized my inner voice more distinctly. Karuna is all about compassion and love, and extending this loving Reiki energy to the entire Earth and Universe. When we give a Karuna Ki session, we not only channel the healing energy into the client, but to each and every thing in our Universe. Karuna Ki is not copyrighted like Karuna ReikiTM but it contains the same 8 symbols that are used in Karuna ReikiTM. Karuna Ki has additional exercises, meditations, hand mudras, chanting and toning exercises, and much more. I offer a course in Karuna Ki that includes Vincent Armador’s Karuna Ki manual (it is available for free at: www.angelreiki.nu/karunaki), a distance attunement called the “Singular Karuna Ki Master Attunement”, and a beautiful certificate. The Karuna Ki course is only $25 and you can use the order form included to purchase it. If you are interested in learning more about Karuna or Karuna Ki please visit my web site: www.reikiblessings.homestead.com or call me for more information.

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The Templar Degree
There is very little information about the Templar degree, but I will share the information that was given to me: “The Templar Degree is the symbol of Oneness and the manifestation of Christ Consciousness into our world. The symbol was received through a transmission from the Ascended Master Sananda and Archangels Metatron and Melchizedek in July of 1998 by Reiki

Master/Teacher, Darla Traylor. The attunement is to be shared with those Reiki practitioners who feel called to receive it. We extend our gratitude to the Ascended Realms for sharing this Divine symbol with us.” I received an attunement to the Templar Degree a while back and it is lovely energy. If you feel a calling to receive this attunement, along with instructions on attuning others to this energy, the symbol of Oneness, and a beautiful certificate, please think of buying my Templar Degree Course. It is only $25 and definitely worth the money. Please use the order form included or visit my web site for more information.

Seichim
Many of you may have heard of Seichim. I only recently received my attunement to Seichim and it has been a great learning experience. Through the book All Love by Diane Shewmaker I have learned a lot about energy healing that I did not already know. The symbols involved are very beautiful and I am pleased to be able to offer you this training. If you are interested in Seichim, please visit my web site for the course information. The entire course, which includes the above mentioned text book, Seichim Master attunement, and certificate, is only $100.

Lightarian Reiki
TM

Lightarian Reiki is fairly new to me, but I cannot express the power that is passed during the attunements. It is said that there are seven bands of Reiki energy in the Universe. Usui Reiki is the first band, Karuna is the second, and the Lightarian levels are the next five. There is a tremendous amount of information on Lightarian Reiki at my website and at the Lightarian Institute at: www.lightarian.com. I hope to share these new energies with you! 39

Your Lineage
To me lineage isn't important, but to others, it's vital, so here is your lineage for your information and in case you need it one day. Dr. Mikao Usui, Dr. Hayashi, Mrs. Takata, Phyllis Furomoto, Claudia

Hoffman, Mary Shaw, Christine Henderson, Bruce Way, Ariane McMinn, Mona Khalaf, Allison Dahlhaus.

Conclusion
Well, I know this was a short handbook, but it contains everything you need to know about Reiki. Please don't limit yourself, you have everything you need to practice Reiki successfully, in fact, you had it before you ever read this. You were born with it. Some people put many rules and restrictions on 'their' Reiki. Always be open-minded and trust your judgment. Don't just go along with what someone says because they have years of experience. Use your common sense and develop your 'inner voice'. If you have any questions or problems or if you just need someone to talk to, please e-mail or call me anytime at: eanda84@juno.com (478) 956-8974. With Many Bright & Loving Blessings, Alli Dahlhaus, RMT, IARP (International Association of Reiki Professionals) Please send all lessons, tests, and case studies to: Reiki Blessings P.O. Box 2000 Byron, GA 31008 USA Or E-mail to: eanda84@juno.com

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Final Exam
*Please complete the following questions on a separate piece of paper and return them to me in order to receive your Reiki Master Certificate. You will want to make copies as these will not be returned to you unless

your grade is not passing, in which case you will have to review the course and try again.

1. How would you describe Reiki to a member of your family or one of your friends if they asked? 2. Did you have any problem determining your dominant hand? Which hand is it? 3. Name the chakras and their corresponding colors in order from bottom to top. 4. How do you "sweep" an aura? 5. How do you feel about becoming a Reiki Master? 6. What is a "cleansing period" and what should you do and avoid during one? 7. Where and when did Reiki originate? 8. List the Reiki principles. 9. When someone comes to you with a headache should you direct the energy into their head? Why or why not? 10. What do you see yourself doing with Reiki in the future? (i.e. opening up a shop, offering distance Attunements, etc.) 11. In all honesty, what has this course done for you, if anything?

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