Reiji means “indication of the Reiki power”, Ho means “methods”.
- Gassho position-raise your folded hands to your heart. (as in prayer) Ask the power of Reiki to flow through you. You may ask three times. Within a few seconds you should notice how the energy flows, and it may start at different parts of your body. Take some time to feel the energy.
- Pray for the health and well-being of the person, animal, or plant on all levels. (for self-treatment, too)
- When ready to use Reiki, bring your folded hands up to your third eye and ask the Reiki power to guide your hands to where Reiki is needed. Spend a moment or two there, then with a thank you release your hands and begin Reiki.
-The teachings of Mikao Usui.
If you were a student of Usui Sensei it would have taken you a long time to reach Shoden, beginners level. He wanted his students to observe and receive Reiki on a daily basis, so they can understand the true path of Reiki. It was not just a learning experience, but a way of life!