Difference between western reiki system and traditional japanese eastern jikiden reiki

Western Reiki was modified during the World War II in Hawaii and America according to the circumstances by Mrs. Hawayo Takata.   Thereafter, in the course of time, many new elements have been introduced in Western Reiki System which may or may not have much to do with the original practice.1st Degree Jikiden Reiki ® – Shoden & 2nd Degree Jikiden Reiki ® – Okuden
Jikiden Reiki® is simple, effective & focuses on treatment of illnesses both physical & psychological.    During the treatment we learn to observe the flow of energy. The healing is concrete and tangible.
In Jikiden Reiki® you will learn to interpret feedback from the body which is very important during the treatments. The concept is known as ‘Byosen’(accumulations of toxins) and treatments are focused on parts of the body where toxins accumulate. You will learn to monitor the healing process.
You will learn a ‘Shirushi’ (Symbol) to breakdown accumulation of  toxins in the body.
Practitioners are trained to develop sensitivity by concentrating on the sensations in their hands called “Reiji ho”.
In Jikiden Reiki®, you do not work with set hand positions instead work directly on the problem area to get faster results when illness is already manifested.
Another important technique is “Ketsueki Kokan” (patting) which is good for the blood circulation after the treatment.
Jikiden Reiki® sets you on a spiritual path. Its emphasizes is on the following core techniques as introduced by Dr.Usui:·                            

The five Reiki principles -Gokai·                            

The Gassho Meditation·                            

The Joshin Kokyu-Ho -breathing technique·                             

The Reiji Prayer


In Jikiden Reiki®-Okuden (Middle Level) we learn how to use Reiki for psychological issues The mental- healing symbol (shirushi) & Kotodama (means mantra). How and when to use it. Explanation of its meaning, and the origin of the symbol.  How to use the symbol for physical problems (Mrs. Yamaguchi’s experience).
In Okuden Level we learn the distant- healing symbol. How and when to use it. Explanation of its meaning, and the origin of the symbol. Enkaku Chiryo (Distant healing).
Western Reiki lost much of its original Japanese roots. With Jikiden Reiki® you can now gain access to the specific Japanese cultural and spiritual roots of Reiki practice, which is important, as it makes the practice intelligible and trustworthy, and allows for deeper understanding.The Reiki that had developed in the west is full of new age concepts and new age spirituality things from India, things from China, is kind of hotchpotch. the original teachings did not have any of these new age things mixed to it. It’s simple, straight forward Japanese spirituallity. Just Beautiful!

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