2006 James Deacon
Dec. 14. 2006]
an initiatorially-received (initiatorially-awakened?) ability
to interact with
a very specific set of therapeutic qualities - or, as some
would phrase it: a very specific set of 'therapeutic energy-frequencies'
which are not
normally consciously accessible to us.
one level, the purpose of the Reiki initiations is to calibrate
or fine-tune the student's awareness/sensitivity/interactivity
to that particular set of therapeutic energy-frequencies.
order to pass the specific initiation to another - in order to
fine-tune (rather than attune) them to the set of
frequencies that constitutes the therapeutic qualities of (pure)
Reiki, we ourselves must first have received that specific
initiation - we must have ourselves been fine-tuned to these specific
we have not - if we do not, as it is phrased "hold the energy":
this specific set of frequencies - then we cannot pass this particular
'fine-tunement' on to another:
"You cannot give what you do not have".
forms of the Initiation process
The Reiki Initiations as used and taught by Takata together comprise
a very precise process - just like a mathemathical or chemical
formula (or a food recipe for that matter)
You follow the process/formula and you get what you are supposed
But if you start messing about with the process - alter
the process - change the number or nature of one
or more of the 'ingredients', change the point in the process
where certain proceedures are carried out or the order
in which the 'ingredients' are added to the mix, you are likely
to end up with something other than what you were supposed to
the formula, and you get a different result."
modifying the initiations results in the student being 'fine-tuned'
to a slightly different set of frequencies (some might say, a
less 'pure' or less 'effective', perhaps even less-than-therapeutic,
set of frequencies).
can only pass on what we have; and if what we have is fine-tunement
to a slightly different set of frequencies, then (in using
the same modified version of initiation process that was used
to initiate us) this is what we will pass to others.
if we revert to using the actual initiation process as taught
by Takata-sensei, unless we have first received this form
of the initiation ourselves, then what we pass will still be a
slightly different set of frequencies.
In an attempt to clarify this point [though by the time you've
read the following, it may well be even less clear !]:
we are 'fine-tuned' to a particular set of energy-frequencies,
then by using the identical process by which we became
'fine-tuned' to this specific set of frequencies, then this is
what we will pass on to others - 'fine-tunement' to the identical,
specific set of frequencies we ourselves hold
however, we modify the process, then we pass on a modified
version of what we ourselves hold.
If I have received, say, Tera Mai Reiki - then in using the Tera
Mai initiation, I will pass this set of 'frequencies' on to the
if (sticking with the same example), having been attuned to Tera
Mai, instead of the Tera Mai initiation, I use, for example, the
Jikiden initiation process, (without having myself received the
Jikiden 'frequencies'), then what I am passing is actually the
Tera Mai frequencies, modified by the Jikiden process,
rather than the 'pure' Jikiden frequencies themselves.
person receiving this 'impure' Jikiden, even in passing on initiation
via the Jikiden process, will still not be passing 'pure' Jikiden
frequencies (as they never had them in the first place).
lets say (having been attuned to Tera Mai), I decide to create
a new 'style' of Reiki (and lets be egotistical and call it James
Deacon Reiki). Instead of using the Tera Mai initiation, I create
a new initiation process (perhaps using new symbols, or initiation
points or whatever). In using this new process, what I am passing
is actually the Tera Mai frequencies, modified by the new
particular 'impure' or modified version of the Tera Mai frequencies
now becomes known as 'James Deacon Reiki'.
pass the James Deacon Reiki initiation to someone.
received the James Deacon Reiki frequencies (i.e the Tera Mai
frequencies, modified by the new initiation process), that person,
by themselves using the James Deacon Reiki initiation process,
will pass this same set of 'frequencies' on to the next person.
While this set of frequencies may technically be considered to
be an impure version of Tera Mai, it is at the same, the
'pure' set of James Deacon Reiki frequencies; and this is what
the next person receives: pure James Deacon Reiki.
who receives this James Deacon Reiki frequency-set can, by using
the specific James Deacon Reiki initiation process, pass the pure
James Deacon Reiki (aka impure Tera Mai) on to the next person.
someone who has, say, 'Usui Shiki' Reiki frequencies, (but who
has not received the James Deacon Reiki frequencies) even if they
use the James Deacon Reiki initiation process, will not be passing
'pure' James Deacon Reiki - but rather 'Usui Shiki' modified
by the James Deacon Reiki process.
so the 'frequency-set' has changed once again...
turn, the person receiving this 'impure' James Deacon Reiki, even
in passing on initiation via the James Deacon Reiki process, will
still not be passing 'pure' James Deacon Reiki frequencies (as
they never had them in the first place)...
if that person, holding the 'impure' version of the James Deacon
Reiki frequencies, should choose to use, let us say, the Komyo
This, I believe, can go some way to explaining why there is a
different 'feel' (in some cases, subtle, in others not so subtle)
to the Reiki channeled by practitioners in certain lineages.
greater the changes to the initiation process, the greater the
energetic difference, to the point where the frequencies to which
the student becomes attuned cease to be recognised as 'Reiki'
at all - a prime example being the modified versions of the Reiki
initiations as used in Tera Mai.
to the initiation process could also account for instances where
the 'fine-tuning' simply just doesn't 'take' at all: the student
complains of feeling tired or drained after giving Reiki treatments
- a sign that, uneable to channel Reiki, they are in fact using
personal ki to bring about healing - and in doing so, are depleting
their own vital life force.
within / as part of, the omnipresent Universal Life-force
/ ATTUNEMENT - iFAQ