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What is Reiki?

Reiki is a simple, yet powerful intuitive healing art that is essentially known for its benefits aiding in removing energy blockages, relieving stress and promoting an overall sense of well-being. The word Reiki is translated in Japanese as Universal Life Force Energy (Rei = Universal Spiritual Consciousness; Ki = Life Force Energy). The Usui Reiki Healing System was discovered during the early 20th century by Dr. Mikao Usui, also known as Usui Sensei, and is the most common form of Reiki that has been adopted as a modality in alternative healing at wellness centers and healthcare practices around the world. A Reiki session may or may not involve a hands-on healing technique (both equally beneficial) used to assess and treat the energy centers of the body, promoting relaxation and enhancing the body's natural ability to heal itself. Practicing Reiki can be a transformational self-healing journey which can be used for personal use and/or shared with others. Learn more by taking Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Level I with Truth

What does Reiki feel like?

Because Reiki is an intuitive healing art, each Reiki experience is unique to the needs of each individual. Some people may experience physical sensations that include, but are not limited to, noticeable changes in body temperature, tingling, and pulsations. Other sensations may be felt on a mental, emotional or even spiritual level. Again, these experiences are all unique and will vary from person to person as. Additionally, a single person may have a different experience within each treatment. Some may not feel anything at all. This does not mean that the Reiki is not working. The level of sensitivity to Reiki energy also varies from person to person. 

What is the difference between a Reiki Attunement, Placement and Ignition?

Attunements are given within the traditional Usui Method of Reiki Healing as an initiation into Usui's lineage as well as a rite of passage into each level of Reiki degree. During an attunement, the Reiki Master will physically transfer Reiki energy to each student individually. Usually, the student is comfortably seated while the Master works around the student in order to provide activation. This experience allows Rei (Universal Spiritual Consciousness) to make necessary adjustments within each student, cultivating the ability to channel Reiki energy by connecting each student to the source of Reiki.


Placements are a term given to the attunement process that takes place during Usui/Holy Fire Reiki initiations.  This is a similar process of activating the students' ability to channel Reiki and has been proven to provide improved results. Rather than physically transferring the ability to channel Reiki energy, Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Masters simply guide students to a receptive meditative state allowing each student to connect directly to the source of Reiki without any physical interaction with the instructor. Because this process does not involve a physical transfer of energy from Master to student, the students' shift in consciousness happens purely at a spiritual level, creating a direct connection to the source of Reiki. The appropriate symbols are activated during each placement as Holy Fire Reiki connects with deeper levels of the consciousness, guiding each student through their individual experience.


Ignitions are given as initiations into the Master Level of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki.  The ignition process is similar to receiving that of a Placement, but to an advanced degree. There are several Ignitions completed during an Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master initiation, upon which an upgrade within the initiate's spirit takes place and then passed on to the soul allowing this energy to continue to increase over time. The energetic and conscious expansion required for the initiate to practice and teach Usui/Holy Fire Reiki is installed through a higher vibrational frequency with each ignition.

What is Holy Fire Reiki?

As defined by the International Center for Reiki Training, "Holy Fire Reiki is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment and guidance." Holy Fire Reiki was discovered in 2014 and is a more refined practice in the art of Reiki healing and holds a higher vibrational frequency than the traditional Usui Healing Method.  There is no physical presence for the lineage for Holy Fire. The direct lineage of Holy Fire Reiki is God, the source for all Reiki transmissions. The use of Holy Fire Reiki has no religious preface and the use of the word 'holy' holds no intentional religious meaning, but instead indicates the w[hole]ness of the beneficial aspects provided through practicing Usui/Holy Fire Reiki. Learn more by enrolling in an Usui/Holy Fire III Reiki Level I course.

What is Karuna Reiki?

Karuna is a word of Sanskrit origin and translates to the English word, compassion. This word is also associated with unconditional love and spiritual evolution.


Karuna Reiki®, or the Reiki of Compassion, is an advanced healing system and registered trademark of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT).  Karuna Reiki® was developed and tested by the founder of the ICRT, William Lee Rand, and known associates who, as strongly encouraged buy Usui Sensei to make improvements to meet the constant changes within our world, introduced a greater level of quality and effectiveness.


This healing system is only taught at the Master level, introducing a set of nine powerful symbols used to enhance one's practice. The requirements for this level include practicing at a Master Level for at least six months. Because Karuna Reiki® is a registered trademark of the ICRT, this course may only be taught by an ICRT Registered Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master.

What is The International Center for Reiki Training?

The Center for Reiki Training was founded in 1991 by William Lee Rand and was renamed to The International Center for Reiki Training in 1997 due to its world-renowned establishment for Reiki training and certification programs. The ICRT offers a Membership Association to Reiki pratitioners around the world enabling individuals seeking Reiki sessions and/or classes to find highly qualified practitioners and teachers at ease. The ICRT is a great source for information and articles on Reiki as well as Reiki practice essentials. ICRT members are subject to adhering to the ICRT's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Click the following link to learn more about the  Purpose and Philosophy of the ICRT.

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