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Some notes from an audio recording of a Level 2* Reiki Course held by Takata-sensei.

(*Note: what we now call the 'Level 2' course, Takata-sensei actually referred to as the 'Intermediate' course)


Concerning CKR:

CKR is used to gather the energy in that one spot. It is a command: "All you scattered energy, gather immediately"

"The Choku Rei will bring the power"

"It is very simple, but ...remember that it is very powerful"

"Because it is a very powerful symbol, we do not use it many times."

During a treatment we should write [Takata-sensei speaks of 'writing' the symbols, not of 'drawing' them.]:

one CKR on the head, one on the front, covering the whole torso; and one on the back covering the whole torso.

"Choku Rei is very easy ... nothing to think about, even if you make three circles or five circles [for the anti-clockwise spiral], it doesn't matter" [i.e. it will still have the desired effect]


Concerning SHK:

SHK is used for the treatment of habits.

"When you make the Sei Hei Ki you are talking to the subconscious mind"

SHK on the centre of the head, then CKR, then you must talk to the person; this can be out loud or just mentally.

You must make positive suggestion concerning the habit they wish to change or the condition they wish to alter. This might be to give up alcohol, or to quit smoking. If the latter, you might suggest that they find the cigarettes smell awful: that their food will taste better when they give up smoking, etc, etc.

Your statements should help to inspire and convince them to change or get better.

[Outside of the habit treatment session] if the client makes any reference to issues they are seeking to resolve (if they even, for example, mention how the alcohol doesn't seem to taste so good, etc) , you should take such opportunities to reinforce the suggestions and be supportive of their desire to improve their situation.

This technique can also be used for conditions such as schizophrenia.

Habit treatment should be given for fifteen minutes each day until the person is well.

The person must have a desire to change [be it to give up smoking, or whatever]

Takata-sensei states that the person will begin to notice a change by about the third day or so:

"Even if they don't know they've been treated" *


Absent Healing:

What is now generally referred to as Distant (or Distance) Healing, Takata-sensei spoke of as Absent Healing. [She used the term Local Healing for hands-on work.]

For absent healing, if you don't know the person (to be treated) you need to get a picture - with a clear image of their face - so that you can visualize them when you close your eyes. [You do not use the photograph when doing the healing treatment, only to see what they look like so you can clearly visualize them]

Close your eyes. Call their name three times as you concentrate on the image of that person [in your mind]. Write the HSZSN on their 'forehead', followed by the CKR. "Then everything is set for you to treat"

Takata-sensei's method is very much in line with the 'see it, say it, do it' approach.

We should visualize giving a full treatment and actually do that treatment in the air. Do the positions for the head, then the front of the body (large CKR over the torso), then the back (large CKR starting at the left shoulder, then all the way down the back), giving a running commentary to the client as to what you are doing, e.g:
"I start the treatment on your head. I'm treating your eyes; your sinuses; [etc, etc] Now I'm treating your front: your chest, [etc, etc]. Now I'm turning you over, treating your back... your lumbar area, [etc, etc]. Now I'm rubbing your back.[At the end of the treatment we should rub the back to aid the circulation.] Now I am finished"

In performing an absent healing treatment, the treatment is [solely] sent to the client: the practitioner does not receive treatment as well.

For absent healing, the treatment should only be thirty minutes as it is a concentrated treatment. Switch off the phone. Do what you can to ensure you won't be disturbed. You don't want your concentration scattered.

If giving absent healing treatment daily, by the third day or fourth day you can reduce the length of time you are treating for: twenty minutes is enough.

Treat only one person at a time. A maximum of three people in succession [i.e. during any one session]

Takata-sensei said she preferred to do absent healing early in the morning (5.30 -6.00 am) because the energy was 'higher'.

She spoke of doing absent healing treatment, and of 'sending' good thoughts. [She did not talk of 'sending Reiki energy']

When asked about the need for the practitioner to 'cleanse' themselves after giving absent healing, she said such things were unnecessary, that no matter how ill they are, we never receive the 'ill vibrations' from the person we are treating; they never get into our system:.

"My energy is brighter and stronger, radiating out like this [it] never penetrates me"

"Your Reiki power is like a aura, its a glow, and you are radiating out, and that energy is stronger than what it can penetrate into you"

Speaking of energy, she said: "Reiki is the highest that I know of"

"So you have no fear treating other people"

"... no darkness can penetrate you"


For those who might misinterpret this as a 'green light' to attempt to intervene in another individual's health-situation without their permission, it seems Takata-sensei was referring to such use as part of the overall treatment of a patient/client who had already placed themselves fully under her 'Reiki Care' - i.e.had already consented to permit her to do whatever was necessary to help them reach a state of complete recovery from their condition.

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