Some Reiki changes occurred organically over its history; others were arbitrary. Some haven’t been acknowledged, creating confusion. I asked my colleague, Reiki historian Justin Stein to help sort it out.
Robert Fueston has been researching the history of Reiki practice since 1996, and shares what he recently discovered about Hawayo Takata and distant Reiki initiation and teaching.
Hawayo Takata often said Reiki practitioners don’t pick things up from people. But is this true? Takata’s student Susan Mitchell shares her experience and insight.
GUEST BLOG: Four of the 22 masters initiated by Mrs. Takata attended the Northwest Reiki Gathering: Phyllis Furumoto, Paul Mitchell, Wanja Twan and Rick Bockner. Each was extremely approachable.
“Ask, ask, ask.” Reiki master Hawayo Takata knew there was a time to practice and a time to ask.
GUEST BLOGGER Reiki master and Takata student Susan Mitchell tells us how Mrs. Takata performed the Reiki nerve stroke.
GUEST BLOGGER Susan Mitchell: Hawayo Takata always said, “Reiki brings us health, success, happiness, and long life.” When she talked about these qualities, her voice held a wonderful lightness and wisdom. Part of the “success” she talked about certainly had to do with money.
Reiki master Marta Getty remembers Hawayo Takata as a “remarkable woman, clear and very strong,” and shares several delightful stories from their time together.