Usui Reiki II Class
A Moment of Reflection
First degree Reiki is the beginning of an exciting and profound journey filled with self discovery, personal change, love, growth, new experiences and an immeasurable sense of bonding with a higher power.
It takes most people from a position of scepticism and propels them into a new understanding of life.
Reiki opens up doors to new dimensions, to things we never dreamt possible, and gives us access to the purest unconditional love available.
Reiki is pure energy; it is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. Reiki is available to all who wish to tap into it, accept it, and become one with its energy and wisdom.
Words cannot adequately describe Reiki, it needs to be experienced. Every person experiences Reiki in different ways, which is why it is impossible to define Reiki clearly in words. Whether you experience Reiki as a treatment from a Reiki practitioner or by attending a workshop, it will change your life for the better if you are open to the energy and allow it to envelop your mind, body and spirit.
THE SECOND DEGREE
The second degree is the next giant step towards understanding and becoming fully attuned to Reiki.
Everyone who wants to study and master the second degree must first have already completed the first degree either in a workshop or a home study course.
Students need to have been given the first degree attunements and the knowledge required to skillfully work with Reiki. Unlike the first degree, students normally would have obtained experience, skill and a level of intuitive understanding towards the unlimited power of Reiki.
Most second degree students no longer fear or harbour scepticism towards Reiki. They are normally enthusiastic and excited about the prospect of enhancing their skills and understanding. It is often recommended that the student/practitioner takes time after the first degree workshop to assimilate; and incorporate the teachings of Dr. Usui into their practice and daily life, before attending a second degree workshop. Make sure you are attending the second degree workshop for the right reasons.
Like the first degree, most people feel they are drawn at the appropriate time to the next level of Reiki. Often an event or strong feeling can direct you towards this new path. The main criteria for attending the workshop is that you personally feel ready to go forward with Reiki.
Trying To Understand How the Second Degree Works
It is almost impossible to explain how second degree Reiki actually works in a way that everyone can understand and accept it. To try to scientifically and logically grasp how the universal life force functions is beyond human intelligence. Like so many things in life, although we do not fully understand how they work we still use them to improve our lives.
Many people would find it extremely difficult to explain how electricity, televisions, faxes, computers, telephones and microwaves or the internet works for example. However, not being able to comprehend how they work doesn’t stop people using them. Likewise, although no-one can completely explain how Reiki works it shouldn’t stop you using and trusting in its ability to improve your life and the lives of the people you work with.
When you study, experience and work with the teachings and techniques of the second degree you will be able to make your own judgement on how you feel it works. Alternatively you could simply do what we recommend and just believe in its infinitive wisdom and let go of any doubts and fears.
However, for those who wish a brief insight into the second degree we will attempt to justly explain our own understanding of how the second degree works.
How We Believe Reiki Works
Reiki is omnipresent-present everywhere at the same time.
Reiki is omnipotent-absolute and infinite power.
Reiki is omniscient-infinite wisdom and knowledge.
The universal life force connects all living things together like a vast ocean. As droplets in this ocean we are communicating with and are connected to, all other droplets in this ocean on an unconscious level. Similarly, every cell in the human body has its own individual position and responsibility. However, each cell is also unequivocally connected to and is unconsciously communicating with all the other fifty-trillion cells in the body. Deepak Chopra, in his book Quantum Healing also talks about how the entire universe is connected.
He explains how particles that are separated by immense distances of time and space know what one another are doing. When an electron for example jumps into a new orbit on the outside of an atom, the anti-electron (positron) paired with it must also react no matter where it lives in the universe. Each particle in our universe has an intelligence that communicates across time and space.
Scientists studying the behaviour of monkeys on the coast of Japan noticed one day a particular monkey had begun dipping his sweet potatoes into salt water before eating them. Shortly afterwards they found all the monkeys within the colony were also dipping their potatoes into salt water.
The scientist assumed the monkeys were just copying each other until they discovered monkeys in other parts of the world had begun dipping their potatoes into salt water also. The monkeys were communicating through an unknown intelligence across time and space. The scientists labelled this intelligent communication Morphic Resonance.
Interestingly another study found when giraffes began causing serious damage to trees by eating more of the tree than normal, the trees responded by increasing the amount of tannin in their leaves. This defensive action made the leaves too bitter for the giraffes to eat. Scientists discovered the trees were communicating with gases — an energy with intelligence. Likewise, Reiki is also energy with intelligence.
No man was ever wise by chance. -Seneca
What you will learn in Reiki II
The five Reiki principles which are taught in Reiki Level 1 are based on the three pillars of Reiki:
Gassho: Pronounced – Gash-Show
Reiji-Ho: Pronounced – Ray-Gee-Hoe
Chiryo: Pronounced – Chi-Rye-Oh
Namaste’-I honor the place in your in which the entire universe dwells. I honor the place in you which is love, of truth, of light and of peace. When you are in that place of you, and I am in that place in me, we are one.
|The whole action of Namaste unfolds itself at three levels:
|Namaste recognizes the duality that has forever existed in this world and suggests an effort on our part to bring these two forces together, ultimately leading to a higher unity and non-dual state of Oneness. Some of these dual elements which the gesture of Namaste marries together and unifies as one include:
| God and Goddess
Man and Woman
Heaven and Earth
Sun and Moon
Theory and Practice
Wisdom and Method
Pleasure and Pain
Astral body (consciousness) and Etheric body (sensation)
Mind and body
Conscious and Unconscious
Intellect and Instinct
Reason and Emotion
Thought and Feeling
Word and Meaning
The second degree brings new possibilities. After the initiation ceremony the second degree practitioner is taught how to use the sacred Reiki symbols.
These symbols are the keys that give the practitioner access to the full potential of the universal life force. There are three major new skills gained through the study of second degree Reiki.
They are as follows:
The Reiki practitioner can increase and focus the universal life force. This can be used for self healing or to heal others.
The Reiki practitioner can complete a full Reiki treatment in about 15 minutes compared to the 90 minutes normally required by a first degree practitioner. The Reiki practitioner can now help more people in less time.
The Reiki practitioner can send distant healing across time and space. Through the symbols the second degree practitioner can connect to another person or being anywhere in the universe — either in the past, present or in the future.
Classes will be in our beautiful office in Prescott Arizona (we also offer online courses, using the same format)
October 22-23rd from 12-5pm
The price for the weekend class with all the materials, including manual, MP3 audio, power point slides, PDF manual, Reiki music, hands on training from Intuitive Reiki Master Rita Rooks (healed herself with the Reiki & Natural Energy Healing) is $150.00. Deposit of $25.00 must be received by October 10, 2016, to hold your spot. Please book on link below as space is limited.
We will be having a Master Reiki Class and another Reiki One class soon. You can also learn Reiki online, including distant attunements up to Master level.
Reiki I Certification Group from Class 9/17-9/18!
We hope to see you there! Let us know if you have any questions and spread the word to people who have already had Reiki I! Namaste’, Love and light to you all!
Usui Reiki Master, Kundalini Reiki Master
Natural Energy Healer, ECCP, BCCP, Health Coach, Licensed Nurse