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Free Reiki Level 1 Manual (Tutorial)

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Modalities: Reiki
  • No matter where you may be at a certain point in your life, Reiki will harmonize and embrace your philosophical beliefs and add to your own divine presence
  • Once you are attuned to Reiki through initiations, you are permanently linked to Reiki universal energy without the need of conscious alteration of your mind (E.g. through meditation, prayer or imaging/visualization)
  • Simply by placing your hands (fingers together) on yourself or on another person, allows the energy to flow from the universal source through your body and out through your hands into your client or self
  • Reiki energy is universal life force energy that comes from an all-encompassing creative source that everything is made from (including the animal kingdom, plant kingdom, mineral kingdom and all inanimate objects) and it is an extremely powerful healing energy
  • Reiki is one of the few forms of healing modalities that can be used by you to heal you
  • Reiki does not conflict with other healthcare methods, but invariably enhances the results
  • It does not interfere with conventional medical treatment, but facilitates the overall healing benefits.  Reiki speeds the healing process and provides a source of restoring energy while a person is ill, under medical treatment or in recovery
  • Reiki healing is a pure energy form and when it is combined with the sincere desire or focused intention of the client, a deep level of healing occurs on four levels (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) and this manifests in their life as harmony and balance
  • Always remember that universal life force energy is neutral and awaits the positive, productive empowerment of the client.
  • You, as a Reiki practitioner are a channel and must not allow your ego or will to desire your client to be well.  You must remain a clear vessel through which the healing energy flows; this allows for healing to be for the highest good for your client
  • Reiki is a tool that can be used at any moment, any time, anywhere for on-the-spot stress release, pain relief and as a quick energy boost
  • Reiki is a holistic self-help technique for directing universal life force energy.  No special environment or equipment is required and age is not a factor
  • By following the steps taught by a trained Reiki teacher, anyone can direct the energy of Reiki to effectively meet individual needs
  • Reiki is not a religion and it is not associated or beholden to other doctrines, creeds or contradictions of the Universal Laws
  1. WHAT IS REIKI?

    Reiki (pronounced ray-key), simply translated from Japanese, means spiritual energy. It is a holistic, light-touch, energy-based healing modality Mikao Usui introduced an energy-based healing system called Usui Reiki Ryoho in Japan during the late 1800’s...

  2. THE THREE LEVELS OF REIKI

    The Reiki curriculum offered, teaches three degrees or levels of traditional Reiki called Usui Shiki Ryoho (pronounced Ew-suey She-key Rye-oh-ho), a spiritual energy based healing method that uses unique symbols, which give each degree its own specific...

  3. HISTORY OF REIKI

    Origin of Reiki  Important There is much speculation and many stories circulating about how Reiki was discovered.  Over time, many records have been either lost or destroyed due to fire and earthquakes or because of translation...

  4. Mikao Usui (Pronounced Mick-cow Ew-suey)

    Mikao Usui was born August 15, 1865 in Taniai village (now Miyama district), Japan The title of “doctor” as you may find written in many modern Reiki books, was an entitlement adopted by Western...

  5. Dr. Chujiro Hayashi (Pronounced Chew-jeer-oh Hi-ash-ee)

    Chujiro Hayashi was born in September 15, 1878 in Tokyo, Japan He was formally trained as a navel officer, plus also a navel surgeon in 1902 In 1925, at age 47, he received...

  6. Hawayo Takata (Pronounced Hah-why-oh Taa-kaa-ta)

    Hawayo Takata was born Hawayo Kawamuru, December 24, 1900 in Hanamaulu, Kauai, Hawaii (pronounced Hana-maul-la, Kah-why-ee) She married Saichi Takata March 10, 1917, but was widowed October, 1930 Mrs. Takata apparently suffered...

  7. Reiki Today

    After Takata sensei passed, her students branched off to set up their own practices and some formed the Reiki Alliance in 1982 to standardize the Western system, calling it...

  8. EXAMPLE FLOWCHART OF LINEAGE

    In this example, the person at the bottom of the flowchart is 11 positions from Usui sensei.  Some believe that with a closer lineage to Usui sensei, the more powerful healer you are. ...

  9. REIKI PRINCIPLES

    The Reiki principles or precepts (Japanese call these gokai, pronounced go-kie) are rules of conduct, which are valuable for teaching you the spiritual discipline of Reiki. They will help you develop and live your...

  10. REIKI BELIEFS

    Usui sensei offered Reiki to everyone, but he soon realized that unless people were willing to take responsibility for their own well-being, they soon reverted to their former living environment or daily living habits...

  11. WHAT REIKI CAN DO and HOW CAN IT BENEFIT

     Remember The following are examples of how Reiki can benefit you in your everyday living environment. Each person experiences Reiki in their own individual way, so it is ...

  12. THE POWER OF REIKI THROUGH FOCUSED INTENTION

     Remember Your thoughts are energy, energy creates action, which in turn creates your present reality; therefore, it is important to think and to feel with positive focus and intention.  This...

  13. OTHER APPLICATIONS, PRECAUTIONS/EXCEPTIONS

     Remember It’s your focus and intention of what you want Reiki to accomplish that is most important.  Since Reiki utilizes and is universal life force energy, it may be...

  14. WORDS TO AVOID USING

    As Reiki practitioners, it is important to be aware of which words you can legally use.  Always remember that we are Reiki practitioners, not medical professionals.  Our role is to be a facilitator...

  15. OVERVIEW OF REIKI ATTUNEMENT PROCEDURE

    What is an Attunement? In Japanese, this ceremony is called Reiju (pronounced Ray-joo) and translated, it means spiritual energy blessing.  In a modern day ceremony, your body moves into...

  16. REIKI AND THE ENERGY CONNECTION

    Everything in the universe is comprised of energy.  This includes animals, plants, birds, insects, fish and inanimate objects such as water, crystals, metal, rocks and...

  17. REIKI ENERGY COMPARED TO DNA DOUBLE HELIX SPIRAL

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  18. REIKI AND ENERGY – A HEALTHY BODY

    Everything is made of energy.  This example shows the energy pattern surrounding a healthy body.  The etheric body extends about 2-inches from the physical body and is usually seen as the aura.  It’s...

  19. REIKI AND ENERGY – BEFORE A REIKI TREATMENT

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  20. REIKI AND ENERGY – AFTER 20 MINUTE REIKI TREATMENT

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  21. CHAKRA ASSOCIATION CHART

    Chakra Colour ...

  22. BASIC CHAKRA SYSTEM

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  23. HOW TO SENSITIZE YOUR HANDS FOR SCANNING

    Step 1 – Daily Exercises to help Sensitize your Hands These exercises help to clean, plus open the meridians (energy channels or pathways) along your spine, shoulders,...

  24. HAND SCANNING THE AURA OF OTHERS

    Step 1 - Before scanning Ground and protect yourself Attune yourself to your spirit healing team (E.g. guides, angels, Usui...

  25. HAND SCANNING OBSERVATION RECORD

    (Sensitize hands, then concentrate on centre of your palms and fingertips) Look for: Normal thickness (5”), Depletion (2”), Congestion (7”), Imbalances between right and left sides ...

  26. PENDULUM BODY SCANNING

    Benefits of pendulum scanning A pendulum is a simple, precise and very effective tool for scanning the energy flow of the body and can be used as an alternative...

  27. PENDULUM BODY SCANNING OBSERVATION RECORD

    P=correct energy flow; Fast/wide swing=strong energy or can be congested; Very slow swing=weak energy; P0 5”=positive change, but confused; Q=wrong energy flow, closed mind-set, Q0 6”=scattered energy, negative confusion; ô...

  28. SWEEPING (KI) ENERGY

    What is Sweeping? This is also known as aura combing or aura cleansing, which is a cleansing technique where you use your hands in a sweeping motion to smooth,...

  29. SWEEPING (KI) ENERGY

    Localized Sweeping This method will increase the rate of healing by cleansing and removing contaminated or diseased energy from the affected area.  Sweeping movements can be done in...

  30. REIKI AND CHILDREN

    Before administering Reiki to children: Wash your hands; Ground and protect yourself; Say your invocation prayer or set your intention...

  31. REIKI AND ANIMALS

    How does Reiki Work on Animals? The physical body of the animal is sensitive to the energies surrounding them, especially the energies of their owner/s.  When they experience a...

  32. GROUNDING TECHNIQUES

     ImportantYou may use whichever method you feel most comfortable using, but just be sure that you do not ignore this step.  When working with energy, it is very important to do basic grounding...

  33. PROTECTION TECHNIQUES

     ImportantYou may use whichever method you feel most comfortable using, but just be sure that you do not ignore this step.  This will protect you from negativeenergies or energies of a lower vibration, plus...

  34. CLEANSING TECHNIQUES

     ImportantYou may use whichever method you feel most comfortable using, but just be sure that you do not ignore this step.  Cleansing releases impurities, built-up energy, negative energy, stuck energy or toxins from your...

  35. PREPARATION OF SELF FOR REIKI SELF-TREATMENT

    Wash your hands (for sanitary purposes) Relax in a comfortable position (sitting or laying down) Play soft, relaxing music if...

  36. PREPARATION OF SELF BEFORE and AFTER TREATING OTHERS

    Before Treatment Bathe/shower in the morning before giving a treatment – always be aware of your body odour Freshen your breath...

  37. PREPARATION OF OTHERS BEFORE, DURING and AFTER TREATMENT

    Client Before Treatment When booking the appointment, advise client to: Abstain from wearing perfume or fragrance ...

  38. INVOCATION AND PRAYER

     Important You do not need to do any special rituals to use Reiki for it is your focus and intention that triggers the Reiki flow...

  39. 21-DAY CLEANSING PROCESS SYMPTOMS AND HELPFUL SOLUTIONS

    Symptoms During 21-day Cleansing/Detoxification Period – during this period you may experience some of the following symptoms, but these will clear as a natural process: ...

  40. 21-DAY CLEANSING PROCESS DAILY HAND EXERCISES

    Week 1 - Hand Positions for the 21 day Cleansing Process ...

  41. 21-DAY CLEANSING PROCESS ENERGY BREATHING TECHNIQUES

    Purpose for Energy Breathing This is the same type of breathing as used in martial arts, Qi Gong (pronounced Chee Gong), Tai Chi (pronounced Tie Chee), plus other...

  42. 21-DAY CLEANSING PROCESS DAILY REIKI JOURNAL

     Important Your Daily Reiki Journal –your daily Reiki journal will help you track:Your energy shifts; Your personal growth pattern; Your spiritual growth pattern...

  43. REIKI QUICK TREATMENT - CHAIR METHOD

    Note: Use this quick method when you are strapped for time or you are unable to access a Reiki table and wish to re-balance your client’s energy (auric) field. ...

  44. REIKI QUICK TREATMENT - REIKI BOOST

    Note: Use this quick method when you are strapped for time, but would like to infuse an energy boost into a client. Have...

  45. QUICK REVIEW OF REIKI LEVEL 1

    No matter where you may be at a certain point in your life, Reiki will harmonize and embrace...

  46. SENSATION INTERPRETATION AND REIKI SOLUTION

    The following chart is a guideline to determine cause and effect of sensations experienced by you or your client during treatment.  It is important to remain receptive and aware ...

  47. REIKI GLOSSARY

    Japanese Pronunciation Guide ...

  48. READING RESOURCES

     Important to remember When gaining further information and knowledge, it is always wise to investigate and source your material from as...

Last Updated Thursday, 24 September 2009 21:20
This article was written by Margaret Jang
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juliet singh 2012-05-16 06:06
Hello there, I would like to take your free level one reki class. would you please add me to the list for the next class.
Margaret Jang 2012-05-16 06:40
Hi Juliet: Thank you for your interest in Reiki Level 1. Although I have articles posted on VitalityLink regarding Reiki, I do not offer free Reiki Level 1 classes. Please note that I mainly teach 1-on-1 and you wish to take a class, please review the information and fees on my website, onesourcelearn.com and e-mail your request from my site.

P.S. When you send messages, a contact telephone number or e-mail address would be helpful.
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kellie 2013-09-14 22:14
Hello Margaret,
I have happened to stumble upon your site, and wanted to pass on my thanks for so much information you have shared
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Mina 2013-11-13 13:56
Dear Margaret,

Thank you so much for releasing the Reiki manuals for free on your website. They have been a great help to me. I have taken all courses incl. the master teacher one, and the day somebody came and asked me to be her teacher, I was a bit nervous because I did not think that I had enough material to make her understand the nuts and bolts of this business so to speak. Reiki 1 was not that big a problem, but to go on .... I found your website when I asked the masters to help me find suitable material.

Can I use the manual - translate it into my own language - provided that I always would give the source? I can add that I do not charge a fee for my teaching, but find that people do like to bring gifts of some kind, chocolate, wine, a song - which I accept with gratitude, of course.
Margaret Jang 2013-11-13 23:06
Quoting kellie:
Hello Margaret,
I have happened to stumble upon your site, and wanted to pass on my thanks for so much information you have shared


Hi Kellie:

Sorry for the late response. You’re very welcome - I’m glad that the Reiki info has proved helpful and I appreciate you giving me feedback. Enjoy!

With blessings & gratitude,
Margaret
Margaret Jang 2013-11-13 23:08
Quoting Mina:
Dear Margaret,

Thank you so much for releasing the Reiki manuals for free on your website. They have been a great help to me. I have taken all courses incl. the master teacher one, and the day somebody came and asked me to be her teacher, I was a bit nervous because I did not think that I had enough material to make her understand the nuts and bolts of this business so to speak. Reiki 1 was not that big a problem, but to go on .... I found your website when I asked the masters to help me find suitable material.

Can I use the manual - translate it into my own language - provided that I always would give the source? I can add that I do not charge a fee for my teaching, but find that people do like to bring gifts of some kind, chocolate, wine, a song - which I accept with gratitude, of course.


Hi Mina:

You’re very welcome; it’s my pleasure to assist. It’s wonderful that the masters were able to direct you to a suitable source.

Once you have taught each level one time, your nervousness will fade.

Although you may be reluctant to charge a fee, please remember that it is an exchange of energy for your time, effort and knowledge. As long as you charge a “fair” amount, there’s no need to feel that you shouldn’t. Sometimes when you give too much of yourself “freely” the student or client does not learn the true art of appreciation and sadly takes it for granted or abuses the privilege.

Please feel free to translate the Reiki material into your own language for your teaching purposes. Good luck with your students!

With blessings & gratitude,
Margaret
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Rozario Elizabeth 2014-03-18 08:53
Dearest Margaret,

My sincere gratitude for the magnanimity shown to publish the Reiki Manual free.I completed my Reiki Master but with no material and no details and was hesitant to tell anyone that I was a Reiki Master. i was also doubt full about the power of Reiki as many of the people said that Reiki does not work, but the Lord guided me into this and I took the course only to try on me as i was not confident.

Then one day a lady called and asked whether I could teach her Reiki.I wanted but I could not do it honestly with the limited knowledge I had.Then by the grace of the Almighty I came across this link and heaved a sigh of relief.It was so wonderful and pregnant with all that was necessary to know about Reiki.
Thank you so much .
May I ask your permission to translate it into my native tongue i.e. Malayalam, the language of Kerala, one of the states in India.
Margaret Jang 2014-03-19 04:44
Quoting Rozario Elizabeth:
Dearest Margaret,

My sincere gratitude for the magnanimity shown to publish the Reiki Manual free.I completed my Reiki Master but with no material and no details and was hesitant to tell anyone that I was a Reiki Master. i was also doubt full about the power of Reiki as many of the people said that Reiki does not work, but the Lord guided me into this and I took the course only to try on me as i was not confident.

Then one day a lady called and asked whether I could teach her Reiki.I wanted but I could not do it honestly with the limited knowledge I had.Then by the grace of the Almighty I came across this link and heaved a sigh of relief.It was so wonderful and pregnant with all that was necessary to know about Reiki.
Thank you so much .
May I ask your permission to translate it into my native tongue i.e. Malayalam, the language of Kerala, one of the states in India.


Hi Rozario:

You’re very welcome! It’s great that the course material gives you added knowledge and support with teaching Reiki.

I can’t imagine taking the Reiki courses without receiving reference material – it’s really difficult to remember all the details just from memory. I’m glad that your spiritual guidance assisted and guided you to finding helpful information.

Your nervousness is normal and will disappear as you become more familiar and confident with your teaching material and teaching style.

Please feel free to use and translate the information for your students and good luck with teaching Reiki.

With blessings and gratitude,

Margaret Jang
www.onesourcelearn.com

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