James Deacon's REIKI PAGES
'Place of the Way']
of Self through Harmony and Balance"
While most people who have heard the name dojo
will probably associate it with the Martial Arts (- being the training
hall where people go to "...break boards, do flying kicks, and yell
loudly...") the term originally referred to a place for Meditation and
the pursuit of Spiritual Discipline.
is in this latter context that the term is used here.
Usui-Sensei's Training Centre (some call it a "clinic") in
Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo, was technically a dojo.
His 'motto' for his dojo, so we are told, was:
"Unity of self through harmony and balance".
Sensei ni Rei,
Otagai ni Rei."
to the Reiki , bow to your teacher, bow to your
fellow students" ]
By bowing you are expressing
respect, courtesy, and gratitude to
your art, your teacher,
other students, and yourself.
Ultimately, you are acknowledging the 'Blessing' you hold
the 'Light Gift' that is within each of you
- the "Sacred
Potential - for Healing, Protection and Spiritual Development"
'the Reiki Phenomenon' ...
to some, Usui-Sensei taught that there are three essential elements or
aspects to effective application of Reiki as therapy.
[Gassho Meiso clears the mind, calms the
spirit, and prepares the 'vessel' (body) to receive and hold the Reiki
- (Spiritual Guidance)
[Reiji is both a prayer for
the healing & wellbeing of the client and an invitation for
Reiki / 'Spirit' to guide you in the therapeutic process]
sub-section of REIKI PAGES you will find various practices, which (so
we are told by various 'original' sources) Usui-Sensei utilised, and
taught his students, as part of his system of Spiritual Development and
Healing. [Though apparently there is still some lack of clarity as to
precisely which of these practices Usui-Sensei actually taught]
Alongside these, you will also find extra practices which
have come from:
Doi's 'Gendai Reiki Ho' system
modernday Japanese sources
And finally, practices from Takata-Lineage western Reiki.
practices (although not originally Reiki-related per se) which
may be of benefit in developing ones connection with Reiki can be found
in the section etitled: 'SELF DEVELOPMENTAL
PRACTICE' on the Japanese Spiritual
lest we forget that Reiki is not simply a
Japanese form of Qi Gung,
it might be
advisable to recall the words of Hekikuu Reiki's Kenji Hamamoto: