MEANING OF "LEIKI"
"Meaning of "Leiki" Energy within oneself,
when concentrated and applied to patient, will cure all ailments. It is
nature's greatest cure, which requires no drugs. It helps in all
respects, human and animal life. In order to concentrate one must
purify one's thoughts in words and in thoughts and to meditate to let
the "Energy" come out from within. It lies in the bottom of your
stomach about 2 in. below the navel*.
Sit in a comfortable position, close your eyes, concentrate on your
thought and relax, close your hands together and wait for the sign.
Kindly and gently apply the hands starting from head downward. The
patient who is about to receive this treatment must purify one's
thought feel comfortable and a desire to get well. One must not forget
to feel grateful. Gratitude is a great cure for the mind. In all cases,
the patient could be diagnosed just by the touch of hand."
*an "Energy within oneself"
we must "meditate to let the "Energy" come out from within"
"It lies in the bottom of your stomach about 2 in. below the
This would seem to be a very
different view of Reiki from that commonly held by many people today...
SHINPI DEN, KOKIYU-HO & LEIJI-HO
"... to them, it makes me feel good and very
encouraging. What was more than pleasing was that Mr Hayashi has
granted to bestow upon me the secrets of Shinpi Den, Kokiyu-Ho and the
Leiji-Ho, the utmost secret in the Energy Science.*
Know one can imagine my happiness to think that I have the
honor and respect to be treated with this gift -- a gift of a lifetime
and I promised within me to do my utmost in regard to this beautiful
wonderful teaching that I just received. I shall promise to do what is
right thru sincereness and kindness and shall regard and respect the
teaching and its teacher with utmost reverence and respect."
one sentence is rather interesting and revealing.
we understand the term 'Shinpiden'
- or 'Mystery Teachings' - to refer to Level III (Master Level) in some
versions of the Reiki Grading system.
We must remember that at the time (unlike
today) master-level training and initiation was something not
automatically offered to every level 2 student.
So it would seem to suggest that, by
this date, Hayashi-sensei had already made the decision that Hawayo Takata possessed the correct moral character, and was displaying the necessary understanding,
ability and aptitudes, of a student destined to be initiated and
trained as a master.
In the same sentence there is also mention
of 'Kokiyu-Ho' **or, as it is more commonly known by many today, the 'breath empowerment method'.
Nothing strange here; but Hawayo Takata then goes on
to speak of "the Leiji-Ho, the utmost secret in the Energy Science."
we understand the term Leiji/Reiji-Ho or 'Indication of the Spirit' - to
refer to the process of receiving Spiritual guidance in the placing of
your hands to give treatment.
Now, while in our modern understanding,
Leiji/Reiji-Ho (whether known by this name or not) is
indeed recognised as a valuable skill or technique in both
'Japanese' and 'Western' schools of Reiki, surely (in our modern understanding of the term) it could not be said to constitute "the utmost secret in the Energy Science."?
of course, the term Leiji/Reiji-Ho had a subtly different meaning in Hayashi's
teachings at the time?
**More generally,'Kokiyu-Ho' also refers to various breathing techniques for development,
strengthening and purification of ki