Monday, February 18, 2019

In my last newsletter, I brought to your attention the mind blowing information about the DKM - the Reiki Master Symbol.   Having now in my possession Doi Sensei's book "A Modern Reiki Method For Healing" (revised edition), I have learned that all roads lead to Mrs. Takata being the one who introduced it into the Western Reiki Tradition.  Why is still not apparent.  What I also found is that she didn't attune/teach her 22 masters until the last five years of her life.  Another question, why did it take her so long to get to  the point of making people Reiki Master Teachers? Have no clue.

Another interesting fact is that Hayashi Sensei did go all the way to the Shinipedin level (Master), which only raises more questions about  why we do attunements/initiations instead of Reiju to connect the student to the energy that is Reiki, which was the way and is the way that Usui Sensei connected his students to the energy and the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai still does.

Doi also states that Usui Sensei  opened the Gakkai, which was another mystery, some saying that Hayashi Sensei formed it after his death along with his other Naval Officer buddies.  The first three presidents of the Gakkai were all Naval officers.  I do remember reading that many of the Gakkai were very unhappy with the memorial society being inundated with them and mockingly began calling the Gakkai, "the officers club."    Hayashi Sensei was asked to leave the Gakkai  because of his radically tweaking the system and he went out and opened his own offices and wrote his own manual reflecting his more Western scientific/medical approach to Reiki.

One thing I am finding very interesting about Doi Sensei's book is that most of the information on the history of Reiki he talks about, I already knew through Frank Arjava Petter's books and Taggart King's Reiki Manuals that he so generously gave me.  So nice to see all of this info being confirmed over and over again.


Another interesting fact is that Hayashi Sensei did go all the way to the Shin-pedin level (Master), which only raises more questions about  why we do atunements/initiations instead of Reiju to connect the student to the energy that is Reiki, which was the way and is the way that Usui Sensei connected his students to the energy and the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai still does.

Here a few little nuggets of info about Reiki that I felt were important and different enough from what I knew about Reiki to share with you:

1) Putting one hand over the other hand on an area you are treating makes the energy coming out of your hands there stronger.

2) Both the receiver and the practitioner (he calls the practitioner the sender) get "showered" with Reiki when giving Reiki during a session. "Healing begins when the sender puts his/her Reiki hands on a receiver and the necessary energy begins to flow into the receiver.  At the same time, Reiki pours on both of them like a shower, and a swirl of Light surrounds them.  The excess energy flows into the ground and they both get healed at the same time.  The key for the smooth flow of Reiki is to just relax and feel the Love of the Universe."

3)"Reiki automatically adjusts the energy flow as and where needed; it supplies the shortage and clears away the excess."  (never heard that before - about the excess!).

4) "Reiki keeps revitalizing the energy flow even after the healing" - he is talking here about people sometimes having a "reaction" after a Reiki treatment - possible having a pain sensation, temperature change in their palms, or an energy flow inside their body, or muscle twitching."  He highly advises Reiki Practitioners to always inform their clients of these possibilities.


Thursday, January 25, 2018


I just finished reading Frank Arjava Petter's book (The Legacy of Dr. Usui). It is an older book of his but somehow I hadn't gotten to it yet. He talks a lot in the later part of the book, about all the fighting and back biting in the Reiki world he and Chetna experienced (his wife) during the time he and she were teaching Reiki in Japan (in Sapphora). Many times he wanted to walk away from Reiki because of all this insanity but something always came up to keep him going.

Students they had taught turned on them, spread awful rumors about then, psychically attacked them, and more. When he published the book "REIKI FIRE' and announced to the world that Dr. Hayashi was not Usui's successor after his death
, all hell broke loose in the Reiki world and he received threats and hate mail, and more.
How incredible sad that even in the world of Reiki (the world of healers, Divine energy, love and compassion, the earth plane energy still gets to us and makes us monsters and egotists. Thank you Frank for hanging in there and continuing to bring us the "truth" about Reiki.

Did you know he and some of his people intensively photographed and video tapped Dr. Usui's Memorial stone in the cemetery where it is installed and spent countless hours with Chetna's parents and others who still spoke and understood the "old Japanese language" (which is what the stone is written in) to translate it for us. And was accused to making it all up?

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Lots of BIG NEWS!

So much is going on, I don't know where to begin!  You might notice the I have a new logo for starters! And if you haven't been to my website lately, well let's just say you're in for BIG surprise!

I'm going to be writing today about some new information that has come in lately that I feel is worth sharing. First, I've always thought that just plopping a crystal around your neck, wearing a crystal/stone bracelet or earrings, or even carrying one in your pocket, was just not all there was to it.

I recently got crystal book fever and purchased several new ones - The Complete Idiots Guide to Crystals by Karen Ryan, and The Illustrated Directory of Healing Crystals by Cassandra Eason, but have just been introduced to The Encyclopedia of Crystals by Judy Hall.  I have gotten a lot out of each and every one of these books, but Judy's book was the tipping point. By the way, I recommend ALL of them!

She answered my question!  Yes you have to "activate" or "program" your stones if you want them to do whatever it is you are hoping to achieve by wearing or carrying them!  YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So I'm running all over my house, grabbing up stones from each room and also using her methods on all the ones I wear daily. 

It's really easy!  First, you need to decide what it is you are wanting a stone to do for you: protect you, help you sleep better at night, repel spells, ill wishes and negative energies, take the pain away from wherever you're having pain, heal you of migraines, etc.   Then use one of these awesome reference books (or Judy Hall's "Crystal Bible" or any of her books in this series), to figure out which crystal/stone would the best choice for this issue.

Next you have to de-program, clear and charge it.  Now there are tons of ways to do this, which I'm not going into here but she does mention burying them in brown rice (which I'm experimenting with right now) as one option, especially for those few that can't be soaked in a salt water solution or buried in sea salt. 

Then you simply hold your chosen stone in your non-dominant hand and hover your dominate hand over it, intending and visualizing your hands and the stone being surrounded in white light.  This should only take a minute or so.  Now have your programing message ready to go: Ex: I intend that I am programming this crystal/stone to help me get a better nights sleep" or to relieve my migraine, or to protect me psychic attack, ill wishes or spells and negative energies.  

Continue holding it in your non-dominant hand, with dominant hand hovering over it, and say your programming intention out loud.  You can end with "So be it, and so it is" if you like. That's it! If its jewelry, put it on or put it in a pocket.You'll need to clear, charge and re-program every so often of course.

I just LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!!!!!!!!!!   So get going and really utilize the full potential of all that healing power you have available to you with all those stones you have laying around all over your house or in your jewelry box!


Thursday, December 7, 2017

NEW INFORMATION (well at least for me)

I've recently come across several people whose feet chakras (in the sole of the each foot) were closed, one majorly overly actively closed. Totally shocked me - my pendulum was going gangbusters, level with the floor!!!!!!!  

I had had a client a day or two before with closed feet chakras, even after giving her a Reiki session, and doing some chakra balancing on her too.  I was "told" by my guides to put the CKR (the First Symbol or some call it the Power Symbol) in the air in front of each of foot chakra and that would open them.

Sure enough, after a few seconds when I checked them again with my pendulum, they were wide open. What's interesting about this is that about a year or so ago, a woman asked to attend my Reiki shares who was trained by some people in Chicago, but she was living here at the time.  She showed my students and I how to open the palm chakras the way she was taught by rubbing your palms together in a clockwise fashion first, and then drawing the CKR over them in the air (repeating their mantra 3 times, etc.)

I obviously didn't connect up the dots when she was explaining and demonstrating this to us.  I thought the rubbing of the hands did the opening and you were just powering up your hands with the CKR.  So now almost a year later, I GOT IT!!!!

The CKR can open all the chakras apparently.  I read that you should draw the CKR in front of all your chakras before you do a Reiki session on someone.  I thought it was for protection, not so!  It opens all the chakras!   BUT if you draw a great big giant CKR in front of you and jump into it, then it's for protection.

This has all been very eye opening.  A few months ago, when I was assessing a new client's chakras, my pendulum would spin first one way (CW) and then the other (CCW) over and over.  I'd never seen this before in all the years I've been using a pendulum to assess chakras, so I was at a loss to know what the heck this meant.  I found out later that it meant the chakra was stuck.  Wow, never heard of a chakra being stuck!  Then I was working on someone else, and my pendulum just went to dead stop.  Again, never saw that before.  I'm not totally sure, but this is not a good thing at all - maybe indicative of some major disease pattern in the area, still working on that.

For some reason, the Universe is bringing me lots of new info, possibly as a result of the new meditation I do daily to clear all my chakras and energy bodies.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Lots of discussion has taken place on this  topic over the years.  Many say it's unethical to send Distant Reiki Healing to someone who didn't ask for it.  But would you not pray for someone because they didn't ask you to?  Would you not pray that a Hurricane be lessened in strength, or that it go inland in a less populated area, or pray that rain comes to an area to put out the forest fires burning there because nobody gave you permission?

Do you consider Reiki to be like praying?  Let's look at that.  When we pray for someone we ask for healing or help for someone or some situation, knowing that God/Creator/Great Spirit, Buddha, etc.,  knows a lot better than we do what is in the best interests of that person or situation, and that what actually will happen is what is supposed to happen for them at that point in their life, or for that situation. Maybe it's a soul contract thing, maybe it's a wake up call for the person or the world, who knows, lots of maybe's there.

When we send Distant Reiki Healing to someone it's pretty much the samer depending on what you are taught.  Some teachers say, however, that you shouldn't ask for any particular outcome, that you should just intend that Reiki flows out to the person/situation for their highest and best/greatest good.  Other teachers, like Steven Murray of, say you should use LOTS of intention - ask for total healing, ask for the fires to put out, ask that the hurricane to dwindle away into nothing, etc.

I've experimented with both ways and find actually that using lots of intention really powered up the "sending" as I call it.  So does that mean I am interring with or manipulating the energy that is Reiki?
Is this interfering with destiny or anything else? All I know is it realllllllllllllllly flows out like mad when I do this, and not as much if I don't.

What if you passed a horrific car accident on your way to work one morning, would you stop to ask their permission to send them Reiki?  How could you?  You just do because you are compassionate and you can - it's impossible to ask their permission, just like it's impossible to ask 5,000 people permission who were affected by an earthquake or landslide if you have their permission to send them Reiki.

We also know that if someone doesn't want it, for whatever reason, they want to receive it.  Additionally, we know that Reiki is an intelligent energy, it goes out and does what needs to be done whatever we intend, so how about drop all these rules and just send Reiki to those in need when we can.


There are a lot of Reiki teachers out there apparently teaching their students to not do Reiki on people for all kinds of crazy reasons.  Here's a few:

  • when someone has broken a bone
  • when someone has a pacemaker (and they even go so far as to stipulate that only analog pacemakers, the new digital ones are OK (?)
  • to not to Reiki on pregnant women
  • when someone is a diabetic
  • not to send Reiki to someone when they are driving or operating heavy machinery
  • to not send Reiki to people without their permission
  • to not do Reiki on someone with cancer (Reiki feeds the cancer - oh come on!)
  • when someone is depressed
  • when someone is asthmatic
  • when someone is stressed
  • when someone is taking homeopathic remedies
  • do not give Reiki to animals
  • you should not treat young children
  • you should not treat people who are taking medications
Apparently there are more!

So the issue is, there is no proof that doing any of this is harmful.  NONE!  Show me if you got some!  

This is all, again, fear based nonsense.  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Schizo World of Reiki

I've been in several Reiki social media groups off and on over the years, and after the last two I am just astounded by all the differences that exist in all these Reiki lineages.  Is there cleanse, how long does it last, what happens during it?  Are there 3 Levels of training or 4?  Is the energy that is Reiki Universal Life Force Energy or Divine Energy?  Should those who are attuned to Reiki Level II be doing Reiki on the public and charging for it, or as in some lineages only Reiki Level IIIa's (Master Practitioners)?

Is the Power Symbol supposed to be drawn CW or CCW?  Are you only supposed to be using 4 symbols if you go all the up through the levels to Master Teacher, or 7 as in some lineages, who separate the Master Level into Master Practitioner and Master Teacher. Can you use the Master Symbol (DKM for anything other than attunements, and at the Master Teacher level on yourself and for boosting Distant Reiki Healing?

And how the symbols are drown - lots of lots of variations on them, especially the HSZSN (the distant or connection symbol).  Why?  Why is someone else drawing the HSZSN this way, when my lineage or that lineage draws it differently?  Do they all work?  How can that be?  They're different!!
But apparently they do, it all does.

Who came up with the idea that the cleanse starts in the base chakra and opens/clears and balances it and then moves up to the sacral chakra and does the same, each for 24 hours, and then moves up to the next and the next?  Some lineages find this idea totally foreign, never heard of it, but yet I was taught that is how works and so I believe it and teach it.  Is that real?  Is that what is really happening?

And so on, and so on, and so on.  So, in my opinion, this makes the world view Reiki as kind of schizo, and incredible disorganized, thus less valuable then a lot of other modalities like Healing Touch  were everyone uses the same manual, teach the same things in every class, charges a lot more for training (and that's going up), and have a certification process the likes of which can be compared to presenting a Master's Thesis.  I know, I'm a Level III Healing Touch Student!

The amazing freaking thing is that IT ALL WORKS!!!!!!!!!  ??????????????????????????