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4. Phyllis Furumoto

This was an exert from a letter on 7th March 1997 from Phyllis Furumoto.

The push from others to claim the position of successor to Takata by using this title, the part of myself that liked the attention but did not want the responsibility, and my insecure personality combined to create a struggle that took years to resolve. I became “healed enough” through this practice to begin accepting the obvious. This journey of being the successor to Takata with little noticeable training was my calling. Once I understood this, I looked back on my life and realised I had been in training for many years without being conscious of it.

Both of these descriptors, Grand Master and lineage bearer can carry the same quality, the energetic embodiment of the essential spirit of any discipline. In my life the embodiment is the spirit of Usui Shiki Ryôhô, a specific method of healing passed down through a specific lineage of masters. The authority I hold comes from the “authorship” of each of the masters of the lineage, residing now in myself.”

 

2. Chujiro Hayashi

Chujiro Hayashi – was born in Tokyo 15th September 1880. He graduated from 30th Naval Academy of Japan in 1902 serving in the Port Patrolling Division during the Russo Japanese war from 4th January 1902 until a peace treaty was signed on 5th September 1906.

In 1918 he was appointed director of Ominato Port Defence Station where Kanichi Taketomi was chief of staff. (He was to later become 3rd Chairman of Usui Ryôhô Gakkai.

Mr. Hayashi was married to Chie (born in 1887) and had two children. Tadayoshi was born in 1903 went on to major in economics at Kiyoe University. Kiyoe their daughter was born in 1910 and went on to study at Shizuoka Women’s High School as her mother had.

In May, 1925 Chujiro Hayashi became a student of Mikao Usui. By this time Chujiro Hayashi was a retired naval officer and surgeon. It was early in 1926 that Mikao Usui died of a stroke. Upon Mikao Usui’s death, Chujiro Hayashi and a number of other naval officers who had joined Usui’s school, stayed on and continued studying the Usui Reiki Ryôhô Gakkai method. When Hayashi left this school in 1931, he developed his own clinic and school which he called the Hayashi Reiki Kenkyû Kai of Hayashi Spiritual Energy Research Society.

In 1935 Chujiro Hayashi met Chiyoko Yamaguchi who became one of his new students and who studied Shoden and Okuden under Mr Hayashi. At Mr Hayashi’s residential address in Tokyo, he operated his Reiki clinic which consisted of ten tables on which each patient would be treated by two practitioners.

Chujiro Hayashi actively promoted Reiki throughout Japan and founded the Hayashi Reiki Kenkyû-kai. He held seminars and taught Reiki to a great number of people including Hawaya Takata, (who was attuned to Reiki Master in 1938) – an American Japanese woman who would be largely responsible for bringing Reiki to the West.

On 11th May, 1940 Chujiro Hayashi ended his life, fearing that he would be called to fight in the Japanese Army during World War II. He was reported to have died of a self induced stroke (by stopping an artery in his brain) in his country house in Atami. His wife Chie became president of her husband’s school. He had attuned only 13 Reiki Masters.

Mary Shaw

Mary Shaw 

is seventh in my Reiki lineage. She was the Practitioner/Teacher who introduced Seichim and finally, Isis Seichim into our lineage. She was personally drawn to Reiki because she saw a small ad in a magazine advertising Energy boosting–she thought that’s what she needed. At the time she was an Executive in the Computer industry and was waking up in the night with her arms completely numb and her legs had started to feel as if she was dragging them around—she was surrounded by love both at work and home but she had started to pull back from people. She definitely was not allowing herself to do things for her!!

The doctors said there was nothing wrong with her –my circulation was fine — ah but it was the Circulation of Joy that needed to be fixed!! “Reiki did this for me –it opened me up to unconditional love!! Obviously after the treatment I signed up to do Reiki I. So her first level was with Beth Grey and the following weekend (which was unheard of those days) Beth allowed Mary to do Reiki II. This was in 1984–the usual timing was 6 months between 1 and 2 to allow you to experience the changes in energy and understand the workings of Reiki. Mike, Mary’s husband, a true Yorkshire man was very skeptical but after feeling the intense energy from Mary’s hands he also did his Reiki with Beth.

Despite both Mike and Mary considering Beth to be their true Master “she taught us the true Reiki —not to judge, and be kind to all living things etc”. She never criticised other Masters –she just allowed them to be. This came in useful when we were lambasted by other masters when we reduced the price and timing of the seminars.

After the Reiki I seminar Mary gave up her high level career and opened a clinic. She was inundated with people sent to her by other clairvoyants –they were given my name and number in their readings–very clever as she had an unlisted number at the time!! She worked solely with Reiki –just to prove it worked–it did –there are case histories in the their book (“For the LOVE of Reiki and Isis Seichim”)

Before Mary decided to become a Master she made sure she understood totally what real healing is about!! “I wouldn’t dream of teaching something didn’t understand totally.”

Eventually in 1991 both Mike and Mary decided to train as Reiki Masters. (Because Beth was ill at that time even though she did offer for them to do it with her) They decided to do it with Mackenzie Clay.

That was a turning point in their lives. They jumped out of Sydney (Mike left a very high level career in the NSW Ambulance Service) and opened a Resort Retreat up the mid north coast of NSW. Through the move from Sydney, they needed to find another Reiki Master to attune them to Master Level. “I jokingly said that if I was meant to do it– as Beth had told me –then someone would give it me”. BUT that’s exactly what happened. Mackenzie on hearing I wasn’t going to do it only Mike gifted me the Master training. More evidence of Reiki at work again.

In 1991 Mary came to be attuned to what was known as Traditional Seichim with Margot Deepa Slater — she found it to be very powerful and a balance to the Reiki. 

 

Gassho Meditation in Reiki

Reiki is calming, spiritually and physically. When we practice Reiki, we are asking for the Universal Spirit to enter into our energy fields and empower us. Reiki can be empowerment from the healer, as well as to the one being healed.

When we meditate in Reiki, we are signifying to The Universe that we wish to open up the Healing Portal and thus begin to practice our Reiki. It is through meditation, channeling, visualising and sending the Reiki energy from our soul to the body, soul and spirit of the one being healed. The energy is invisible, yet very powerful. It is strong without being a harm unto anyone. It is subtle and gentle. It is relaxing and healing.

A good meditation to try for this Gasshô position is this one which is largely practiced in the Shoden level (Master). It is also a good technique to teach your own students whilst they are receiving your attunements. It will help to calm and focus the mind. It is one that I myself practice on a regular basis.

By joining your hands together in the prayer position, you are signifying the commencement of the act of Reiki meditation. Bring your hands together and up toward your face so that your middle fingers are level with the bridge of your nose.

  • Sit and Gasshô to centre the mind and set your intent. Close your eyes.
  • Breathe in naturally, focusing on the point where your two middle fingers come together. When your mind wanders, use this physical point as your focus to bring yourself back to this pointed meditation.
  • Continue to breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. By doing this you will notice that your mind wanders less and your focusing power is greater.
  • Continue the meditation for up to thirty minutes. Gasshô to give thanks.

GasshohandsThis meditation should be practiced on a regular basis. Whilst you are meditating in this way, be aware that you have a body, from the tip of your toes to the top of your head and every part there-in. You could begin from the ground up, which is a good place to start as we walk with our feet every day and this is the area of our body that does the most work. When, after a few weeks of continuing this meditation practice, you have managed to find your head and know how it feels, and then you will be ready to practice on the spot healing with little or no preparation necessary.

Being focused does not necessitate you being out of control of your mind, body or soul at any time of the night or day, nor does it mean that you may be side tracked into another way of thinking at a moment’s glance. On the contrary, it means that you don’t need to be concerned with where you are or what you are doing, that you may indeed switch off in order to do the task at hand.

Welcome

Reiki symbol1

Reiki symbol1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to Reiki Connections – Connecting to Spirit through Reiki.

Reiki is a wonderfully healing energy that emanates warmth throughout your body, throughout your soul, throughout your spirit. It is said that the word itself comes from the Energy of Universal Spirit. This conjours up the  mental images of inner peace, tranquility, and contentment.

When used as a method of healing oneself, it brings on a feeling of tranquility leading to inner love. The energy that we all have within ourselves is of vital importance as a method by which we can use to heal the savage beast within. It is music to the soul, it is peace to the spirit. It is fulfillment to the physical, mental, auric and spiritual bodies from within to without. At the very least, it will bring on a relaxed and calm day, free of anxieties and troubles. At the most – it can bring on an energetic, rejuvenated physical body, capable of the most strenuous exercise.

When used on another being, it is one of pleasant relaxation. One of healing energy brought from without to within that deepens the healing to one’s soul and spirit. It calms and soothes he who is being healed while allowing the body to remain tranquil and find peace. At the very least it will bring on a peaceful night sleep. At the most, it cam bring on a rejuvenated, and healed person ready to cope, work, walk, run, and enjoy life once more.

When used on plants, it can rejuvenate, replenish and even cleanse any toxins from the body. When used on animals it can bring healing and pain relief to the sick and injured. It can bring therapeutic energies to the physical bodies from without to within.

Reiki is giving, loving, healing, energising. Reiki is giving with your soul – with your spirit – with your all.

Reiki is healing through connections from one spiritual being to another.

Reiki is ever lasting.