If you are reading this page right now, it must be because you have an interest in knowing more about Reiki.
You have probably heard about Reiki or Universal Energy through family or friends. Or you have already benefited yourself from a session which you found great or you have seen somebody benefiting with amazing results.
Maybe you have learned to deliver an energy technique already, raising new questions and pushing you to seek more answers.
If you have done your homework, you are probably overwhelmed by the quantity of different types of Reiki existing in the world and on the Internet, and facing the choice of which one is right for you. Ronald Mary in his book "Reiki Today" counts more than 50 different kinds worldwide.
So how do you choose? How do you know what is right for you?
It is difficult for us to comment on the technique of others. However, we can certainly give you reasons to choose Jikiden Reiki.
"Jikiden Reiki" means "Reiki directly transmitted".
Jikiden Reiki was established by Mrs Chiyoko Yamaguchi and her son Mr Tadao Yamaguchi in an attempt to re-introduce the original Reiki, in its simple authentic form, and for the seminars, to replicate the style and content of the seminars held by Doctor Chujiro Hayashi in the 1930’s. Hayashi Sensei was one of Mr Mikao Usui's best students, who directly trained 20 teachers. Mrs Chiyoko Yamaguchi learned Reiki directly from him and practiced for more than 60 years.
Jikiden Reiki is therefore authentic Reiki in its purest and simplest form, as originally developed by Mr Mikao Usui and then enhanced by Doctor Chujiro Hayashi.
It has not been diluted by add-ons from any other Reiki Masters or teachers. Therefore each step of the technique is based on tradition, reason and common sense.
Also the technique gives great importance to the sensations felt in the hands, called Byosen. Byosen helps the practitioner to locate the areas of energy blockage thus allowing work on these areas with great accuracy.
The Jikiden Reiki technique is based on instinct and intuition rather than set processes, thus allowing the practioner to deal with each case in a unique manner. This is so important because no two cases are similar.
The technique is also extremely effective, and works extremely well as First Aid on minor injuries, like cuts, burns, fracture, bone mending and bruises etc. Because of its simplicity, it is extremely easy to apply in any circumstances: there is no need for instruments. All you need is yourself!
Finally, Chiyoko and Tadao Yamagushi put great emphasis on the consistency of the teaching. The teaching structure and content will therefore be the same from one teacher to another, anywhere in the world.