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3. Hawaya Takata

It was to this clinic that a young Japanese-American, Hawayo Takata, was brought in 1935. In 1936 she was healed of the illnesses that brought her to Japan by Reiki, and as a result stayed for a year of training and practice while staying at Chûjiro Hayashi’s home. It was not until 1938 that she was awarded her Master Certificate. It was Chûjiro Hayashi who helped her to set up her first clinic. It is widely considered by Japanese practitioners that the system of Reiki which is taught in the west comes from Chûjiro Hayashi’s teachings. The major difference between his teachings and traditional Usui teachings is that he continued to use Mantras and symbols with his attunements, where as Mikao Usui practiced without mantras and symbols. These were only taught to those who had difficulty with sensing the energy.

Hawayo Takata became a Master of the System from Chûjiro Hayashi, and was a person empowered to train others in the practice, in 1937.  At that time Reiki was taught for the first time outside of Japan by her teacher, Chujiro Hayashi.  Mrs. Takata was chosen as Dr. Hayashi’s successor and the guardianship of the System shifted from Japan to the United States just prior to World War II. She was his 13th and last Master Student. She was also given the name of Mikao Usui’s School on her certificate rather than that of Chûjiro Hayashi. Mrs. Takata spent much of her time practising Reiki in Hawaii and mainland America as well as Canada. Among some of her patients, she boasted such celebrity as Danny Kaye in Palm Springs. It was not until 1973 that she began teaching seriously as she set about to train her successor(s). She taught her first Master Student in 1976. In 1979 she taught her grand daughter Phyllis Lei Furumoto to Master Level and there is some question as to her being Takata’s Heir and Successor. All in all before she died, Hawayo Takata taught 22 Reiki Masters. Phyllis Furumoto resides in north Idaho at the present time.  The Usui System is now being taught and practiced world wide.

Her teachings were varied and it has been reported that no two of her teachings were the same. She apparently taught as she felt appropriate at any given time in her life. She did however teach a simple version of the Five Precepts to most of her students. She is often credited with 12 hand positions, which is called the Foundation Treatment. She stressed that students should treat themselves first, then their family and friends. This way the student becomes whole and is also surrounded by harmony. What she taught most of all was that Reiki was an oral tradition and therefore no one had original copies of the symbols. Her attunements, it seems were also varied according to her feelings at the given time. She taught various techniques to do with The Hara Line which was said to be where the True Energy lay in the body. In her own words “Reiki will guide you. Let the Reiki hands find it, they will know what to do”. 

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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.