Reiki In The Words Of The Founder Usui Mikao - (Translated)
From ancient times, whenever someone developed a secret method, they would teach this solely to the members of their family, as a legacy for later generations. That idea - not to teach the public and keep that sacred method in the family - is really the past century's bad custom. In modern days we have to live together. That's going to be the basis of happiness; earnestly wanting social progress. That's why I definitely won't keep this for myself. Our Reiki Ryoho is a creative idea, which no one has developed before. There is nothing like this in this world. Therefore I am going to open this idea to anybody for the public’s benefit and welfare. everyone will receive the blessing from God. With this, expect everyone to have soul and oneness. Our Reiki Ryoho is an original therapy method using the power based on Reiki, which is a universal power in the universe. With this method, the priority is for human beings themselves to be strong and healthy. Then to improve the thoughts, to be mild and healthy, and make human life pleasant. Nowadays, inside and outside of living, we need improvement and restructuring away from illness and suffering. Many people have poor mental health due to illness and accidents. I dare to openly teach this method.
Q. What is Usui Reiki Ryoho?
A. Graciously I have received Meiji Emperor's last injunctions. To achieve my teachings, training, improve physically and spiritually and walk in a right path as a human being, first we have to heal our spirit. Secondly we have to keep our body healthy. If our spirit is healthy and conformed to the truth, the body will get healthy naturally. Usui Reiki Ryoho's missions are to lead a peaceful and happy life, heal others and improve the happiness of others and ourselves.
Q. Is there any similarity to hypnotism, the Kiai method, religious method or any other methods?
A. No, there is no similarity to any of those methods. This method is to help body and spirit with intuitive power, which I've received after long and hard training.
Q. Then, is it a psychic method of treatment?
A. Yes, you could say that. But you could also say it is a physical method of treatment. This is because Ki and light are emanated from the healer's body; especially from the eyes, mouth and hands. So if the healer stares at, breathes on or strokes with their hands the affected area such as toothache, colic pain, stomach ache, neuralgia, bruises, cuts, burns and other swellings, the pain will be gone. However, a chronic disease is not easy to treat; it needs some time. A patient will feel improvement at the first treatment. It is a fact that this phenomenon inarguably works, but in a way that modern medicine cannot explain. One can see that it works, but not how it works.
Q. Do I have to believe in Usui Reiki Ryoho to get a better result?
A. No. It's not like a psychological method of treatment, or hypnosis, or other kind of mental method. There is no need to have consent or admiration. It doesn't matter if you doubt, reject or deny it. For example, it is effective to children and very ill people who are not aware of any consciousness, such as a doubt, rejection or denial. There may be one out of ten who believes in my method before a treatment. Most of them learn the benefit after the first treatment; then they believe in the method.
Q. Can any illness be cured by Usui Reiki Ryoho?
A. Any illness, such as a psychological illness, or an organic disease, can be cured by this method.
Q. Does Usui Reiki Ryoho only heal illness?
A. No. Usui Reiki Ryoho does not only heal illness. Mental illness such as agony, weakness, timidity, irresolution, nervousness and other bad habits can be corrected. Then you are able to lead a happy life and heal others with the mind of God or Buddha. That becomes the principle object.
Q. How does Usui Reiki Ryoho work?
A. I've never been given this method by anybody, nor studied to get psychic power to heal. I accidentally realized that I had received a healing power when I felt the air in a mysterious way during fasting. So I have a hard time explaining exactly how Usui Reiki Ryoho works, even though I am the founder. Scholars and men of intelligence have been studying this phenomenon but modern science can't solve it. But I believe that day will come naturally.
Q. Does Usui Reiki Ryoho use any medicine and are there any side effects?
A. It never uses medical equipment. Staring at the affected area, breathing onto it, stroking with the hands, laying on of hands and patting lightly with the hands are the method of treatment.
Q. Do I need to have knowledge of medicine?
A. My method is beyond a modern science so you do not need knowledge of medicine. If brain disease occurs, I treat a head. If it's a stomach ache, I treat a stomach. If it's an eye disease, I treat an eye. You don't have to take bitter medicine or stand for hot moxa treatments. Treatment - staring at the affected area, breathing onto it, laying on of the hands or stroking with hands - takes a short time. These are the reasons why my method is very original.
Q. What do famous medical scientists think of this method?
A. The famous medical scientists seem very reasonable. European medical scientists have severe criticism towards medicine. To return to the subject, Dr. Nagai of Teikoku Medical University says, "We as doctors do diagnose, record and comprehend illnesses but we don't know how to treat them." Dr. Kondo says, "It is not true that medical science made a great progress. It is the biggest fault in the modern medical science that we don't take notice of psychological effects. Dr. Kuga says, "It is a fact that psychological therapy and other kinds of healing treatments done by healers without a doctor’s training works better than doctors, depending on the type of illness, the patient's personality or application of treatment.” Also, the doctors who try to repel and exclude psychological healers without a doctor's training are narrow-minded. From the Nihon Iji Shinpo it is an obvious fact that, doctors, medical scientists and pharmacists recognize the effect of my method and become a pupil.
Q. What is the government's reaction?
A. On February 6, 1922, at the Standing Committee on Budget of the House of Representatives, a member of the Diet, Dr. Matsushita, asked for the government's view about the fact that people who do not have doctors’ training have been treating many patients with psychological or spiritual methods of treatment. Mr. Ushio, a government delegate, said, "A little over 10 years ago people thought hypnosis was the work of a long-nosed goblin, but nowadays study has been done and it's applied to mentally ill patients. It is very difficult to treat the human intellect with just science. Doctors follow the instructions on how to treat patients with medical science, but it's not a medical treatment such as electric therapy or just touching with hands to all illnesses." So my Usui Reiki Ryoho does not violate the Medical Practitioners Law or Shin-Kyu (acupuncture and moxa treatment) Management Regulation.
Q. People would think that this kind of healing power is gifted to selected people, not by training.
A. No, that isn't true. Every existence has healing power. Plants, trees, animals, fish and insects, but especially humans as the lords of creation, have remarkable power. Usui Reiki Ryoho materializes the healing power that humans possess.
Q. Then, can anybody receive Reiju of Usui Reiki Ryoho?
A. Of course, a man or woman, young or old, people with knowledge or without knowledge, or anybody who has common sense, can receive the power accurately in a short time and can heal themselves and others. I have taught more than 1,000 people but no one is failed. Everyone is able to heal illness with just Shoden. You may think it is inscrutable to get the healing power in a short time but it is reasonable. It's the feature of my method that difficult illnesses are healed easily.
Q. If I can heal others, can I heal myself?
A. If you can't heal yourself, how can you heal others?
Q. How can I receive Okuden?
A. Okuden includes Hatsureiho, the patting with hands method, the stroking with hands method, the pressing with hands method, the telesthetic method and the propensity method. I will teach it to people who have learned Shoden and who are good students with good conduct, and enthusiasts.
Q. Is there a higher level than Okuden?
A. Yes, there is a level called Shinpi-den.