Brief History of Reiki
In 1922, Mikao Usui received Reiki’s healing powers after fasting and meditating for 21 days on Mount Kurama. However, he might have remained a footnote of history had the 1923 Tokyo Earthquake not compelled him into action, rushing to the site and healing thousands. After the earthquake, the Japanese Government awarded him a high merit award, the ‘Kun San.’ He opened three clinics, trained 2000 Healers of which 16 became Master Healers. One Master Healer was Dr. C. Hayashi; a Navy doctor, who later trained Mrs. H. Takata to his Usui Reiki Hands-On-Healing technique.
Mrs. Takata brought Reiki to the US in 1938 but training availability was oral, limited, and costly until 1980. After her passing in 1980, Iris Ishikura decided that she would follow her own inner guidance and teach Reiki for a more reasonable fee. Since then Reiki has expanded and there are over 20 different branches. Each branch has its own Reiki Master Teacher who endeavors to keep Reiki energy pure. Including William Rand at International Center Reiki Training.
A study done in 2007 by the National Health Interview Survey indicates that 1.2 million adults and 161,000 children received one or more sessions of energy healing therapy such as Reiki in the previous year. According to the American Hospital Association, in 2007, 15% or over 800 American hospitals offer “Reiki” as part of hospital services. Hospital Staff who have received Reiki training including Lay Practitioners often administer these Reiki sessions. The Lay Practitioners often take Reiki training as a part of the hospital’s orientation class.
“ It is as if a God has breathed new life into Reiki.”
~ Laurelle Shanti Gaia
Reiki respects Free Will; it will not heal us or develop higher states unless we invite it to do so. This requires that we be willing to change. This process can include improving the quality with the understanding of Reiki’s unlimited potential. Both Mikao Usui and Dr. Hayashi encouraged their students to further refine and improve the quality of Reiki. This concept can be liken to a library. Once one has a library card, one has access to the books in the library, but that does not mean that one has read all the books and can apply all the knowledge and wisdom they contain. The same is true of Reiki. If you are able to access the Reiki energy and if you give it permission and work with it, it can refine your ability to channel ever higher and more effective levels of healing energy.
In January 2014, a more refined and a higher-level consciousness, energy, came to William Rand. First as a symbol then as experiences. His experiences was so clear and powerful that he trusted what he shown and followed the instructions. Holy Fire Reiki was birth!
Holy Fire II Reiki is the latest form of Holy Fire Reiki. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. Holy Fire II Energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness.
Some of the qualities students have experienced include:
- Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up.
- Always respects free will.
- Heals deeply and quickly without distress.
- Heals relationships and interactions with others.
- Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.
- Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience.
- Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.
- Administers a nurturing feeling of being loved that is very deep and more refined.
- Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.