I wanted to write about my experience taking an 8 hour Reiki certification course. Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Even the words Rei and Ki can be broken into the pieces of meaning (see photo).
The type of Reiki we learned is called Holy Fire II, which is an evolved version of Holy Fire I. Holy Fire uses energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. The best way to explain is that they use an energy channelled from a higher power, this can be whichever God or source that you believe in.
The teacher's name is Julianna Davis aka Jules is an Usui and Karuna Reiki® Master, Master Crystal Healer, Sound Healer, Spiritual Teacher, Psychic Medium and owner of Auralux in Los Angeles. She had a wonderful inviting personality that made a long day go by quickly. She studied under William Lee Rand who is the founder and president of The International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), The Center for Reiki Research and The Reiki Membership Association. We used William Lee Rand's "Reiki The Healing Touch, First and Second Degree Manual."
We learned how to give a step by step Reiki healing. It starts with prayer hands with thumbs at heart (keeping a small space between palms) and doing Gassho meditation. The mediation goes like this "Just for today do not be angry. Do not worry and be filled with gratitude. Devote yourself to your work and kind to people." Then you bring your prayer hands to your third eye called "Reiji-ho" in which you ask a higher power to intuitively guide you in the process. Following this you go through a "Byosen Scanning" in which you scan the body with your hands to find places that have my energy can be heat, vibrational or tingling that you need to go back over during the treatment. "Chiryo" is the name of the treatment portion of the class in which you go over the entire body holding your hands over the troubled spot for at least 3 minutes. The whole treatment can be anywhere 30-90 minutes.
I thoroughly enjoyed the class, at the end of the day I received a certification for Holy Fire II Reiki Level 1, in June I will be taking the Holy Fire II Reiki Level 2 certification.
The Day's Schedule:
- An Overview of Reiki
- Guided Meditation
- History of Reiki
- Lunch Break
- Attunement and Placement
- Japanese Reiki Techniques