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Reiki, the history

Everyone knows the story of the twins who feel each other when they are thousands of miles away. Not only twins, but all life is connected. It’s connected by the life energy.
You can feel that energy in every living thing. It vitalises our body and we also can support others with it. This supreme force develops and sustains life in any form we know.
You can feel it in the sun, wind, rain, fire and in the woods or mountains; in fact it is nature it self.
For thousands of years this energy has been used in all kinds of cultures. In India it is called Prana, in China Chi and in Japan Ki. Through the ages a lot of the knowledge of the natural healing methods has been lost.

About a hundred years ago a Japanese researcher, Dr. Mikao Usui, studied the way Jesus Christ and Buddha cured people by hands-on healing. He discovered symbols in 2500 years old Buddhist sutras. After many years of studying and working in the slums of Tokyo he had developed the Usui System of Natural Healing, which he called Reiki. ‘Rei’ means universal and ‘Ki’ means life-energy.
Now Reiki has been spread all over the world by hundreds of Reiki-masters.
How does it work?

In earlier days healing by laying on of hands was very common. Today people often use it without being aware of it. If a child falls on its knee, you give comfort by laying your hand on the knee and by giving a kiss on it. If someone is sad you comfort him by rubbing his back. What you are doing is giving warmth, rest, attention and love.

In our modern time with its hectic way of life you do not have enough time for your fears and emotions. Moreover you not dare to ask others for their warmth and love. Mostly unaware, you are hiding your tensions and you are not listening to the signals your body gives you. Blockades rise and they will in the end turn to illnesses.

Reiki gives the warmth and love everyone needs. The energy of Reiki relaxes your body and dissolves the tension and blockades. So the life-energy can flow through your body again and you feel more healthy, balanced and complete. In the long run you will feel more connected with the world around you.

The Usui System of Reiki Healing is an effective way to transfer the universal life-energy to oneself and to others by simply laying your hands on the body. It has proved to be very beneficial for those suffering physical and mental illnesses.
Everybody is able to learn and work with Reiki. Reiki is always positive, not a religion and can be used besides to regular health care.

The training

Reiki knows the Level 1 and 2 and the Master Level. The Reiki 1 training is given to a group of people during one weekend or at four evenings.
You are taught the history and concepts of the Usui System of Natural Healing. You will participate in four sacred initiations, which re-open your channels and make it easier for you to connect with the life-energy. You are instructed in the hand positions and you will receive information and insights about treatments and energy movements.

After the course it is important to practice in order to get more experience, so you can grow.

The Reiki-1 course costs € 160 and is given in one weekend at my place in Amsterdam for a small group (4-6 persons).
The classes can always be multilingual or on request in English or German.
You can apply by phone or e-mail. I will tell you if there is place and ask you to deposit a registration fee of € 25.

The course is about touching and being touched, literally as well as figuratively spoken. Motivation and openness are important. You also need some time to practice in the weeks after the course.

There is also a possibility to visit the free ‘Praktijkavonden’. On these evenings former students exchange Reiki on each other and on new people who are interested. And of course you can ask questions about Reiki too.
If come from another master, you are welcome too. And when you like it with us, I will ask you to do the first degree class again, so that we get acquainted. The costs are € 60 for the weekend.

The Reiki 2 level is an individual training which enlarges your power further. You will participate in another initiatory ceremony. You are taught to work with three symbols, which can be used for sending a distant treatment and to support people with mental, spiritual and emotional problems.

See for the dates the Events List in the right column >>>>.

For more information you can e-mail me: Info[at]Reikiman.nl
or phone +31-(0)20-4197748

Due to the Corona virus there are at the moment no treatments, courses or practice nights.

Gerard Kogelman
Usui master