What is Reiki Jin Kei Do?
Reiki Jin Kei Do (pronounced: Ray-Key-Gin-Kay-Doe) is a modern development of a traditional line of the transmission of Reiki. Its lineage has travelled from Japan through the founder Mikao Usui to Chujiro Hayashi via Sensei Takeuchi to his student Venerable Seiji Takamori, who brought it to the West via Asia, India and the Himalayas to Ranga Premaratna; the present Lineage Head, now based in Australia.
The tradition of Reiki Jin Kei Do has kept in touch with its roots as a spiritual tool, and as an evolving therapy on it’s journey to the present day through the influence of different religious schools and traditional medical systems of Asia. Today, Reiki Jin Kei Do is both a simple secular life tool for all at the first level, advancing with a breadth of experience and teachings through further levels for those who wish to journey more deeply in life.
Therapeutics and Personal Development
The strength of Reiki Jin Kei Do is in the field of therapeutics. For those who wish to work more deeply the tradition carries many teachings and tools to further spiritual and personal growth. The name of the system (since the late 1990s) reflects the focus on Reiki as a practical tool for understanding life and reaching out to support others. ‘Reiki Jin Kei Do’ could be simply translated as follows; the Way/practice (Do) of Compassion (Jin) and Wisdom (Kei) through Universal (Rei) life-force energy (Ki).
By applying Reiki in our lives we can enhance the development of compassion for ourselves and others. As we gain insight into life, we encourage the generation of our own wisdom mind, which leads to living a more mature and wholesome life.
Personal Benefits & Helping Others
Reiki Jin Kei Do emphasizes the need for exploring ourselves through Reiki self-treatment, contemplation and meditation. In learning from our mind-body conditioning, we can correct and harmonize our destructive/negative processes and thus make the most of our life. While this focus may be self-reflective, in that caring for oneself is paramount; activating compassion for oneself will ultimately lead to the expression of compassionate action for others.
Reiki Jin Kei Do is the foundation of a therapeutic system that can be applied as a complimentary therapy or as a support to other therapeutic methods. By applying the strength of meditation in conjunction with the pure flow of Reiki (universal life-force energy), the Reiki Jin Kei Do practitioner can enhance the treatment of others through acting as a catalyst of self-healing and harmony. As the practitioner deepens their personal practice of self-exploration, they may function like a tuning fork in setting another in resonance. This can have the result of stimulating deep insights, shifts in consciousness and health balance.