The most outstanding figure in the history of Reiki is undoubtedly Mikao Usui. He stands out because he opened the gates bringing knowledge of this energy to many in a time of drastic changes for the Japanese people. His spiritual and healing wisdom was of great help to many people. Usui sensei’s achievement was not only to discover Reiki but to set up a system, the Usui Reiki Ryoho, to transmit and spread the word.
Mikao Usui was born in Taniai, Japan, in 1865. He was a self-taught seeker. After many years of searching he found the inner path leading to the state of Anshin Ritsumei or absolute mental stillness. He did so after meditating and fasting for 21 days on Mount Kurama. As a result of this he also attained the power to heal in resonance with Reiki.
After that he devised a simple system for teaching and passing on this energy so that everyone, independent of status, could access and manage the universal energy and help others, making great strides along the way in their own spiritual development. Usui Sensei set up the structure of the Usui Reiki Ryoho as a pathway towards health and happiness. He declared that “The purpose of human life is to be happy.” With the laying on of hands as the “portal” he taught the path towards spiritual evolution.
CELEBRATING THE CENTENARY OF THE USUI REIKI RYOHO 1922-2022
The year 2022 will mark 100 years since Mikao Usui established the Usui Reiki Ryoho. This is a key date for Reiki practitioners and for humanity in general as, thanks to the generosity of a humble man, a seeker after knowledge, the energy of love began to spread. Aware of the importance of this legacy, the Madrid chapter of the Gendai Reiki Ho Association, AGRHM, together with colleagues in Japan and across the world, wishes to celebrate this event with all interested people whether they are Reiki practitioners or not.
The event will take place between April 7, 8 & 9, 2023 at the ICC in Kyoto, Japan. All Reiki practitioners from any school are invited to join. We want this to be a twinning event, a nexus of union, to be lived from the heart and, above all, with gratitude towards Mikao Usui.
Therefore, we will have Japanese guests linked to the Usui Reiki Ryoho. We shall also invite the most reputed international representatives of the world of western Reiki, as well as researchers and personalities from the world of science with experience in the application of this energy in the hospital and therapeutic context. It is important to showcase all the areas in which Reiki has a practical application.
We estimate that there will be many participants from the five continents who will be able to enjoy a programme full of knowledge and also fun, because there will be performances related to the culture of the host country such as a concert of Japanese percussion music, etc. The venue offers every facility. In fact, the Kyoto ICC is the prestigious convention centre where the famous protocol on climate change was signed.
We want this to be a testimony for Reiki as a way of life, a pathway to personal and spiritual development as well as a method of improving the health of living beings. Reiki takes on meaning and reveals its potential when it is applied in day to day life. It is crucial that we raise our vibration in these times of uncertainty in order to bring about a change in human awareness.