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  USUI's DEGREES / REIKI LEVELS

 

Mikao Usui's Reiki System

consists of three or four degrees depending on how the degrees are divided.  Usui taught the third degree as one course.

     SHODEN, Level I—First Degree or
     First Teaching



     OKUDEN, Level II—Second Degree
     or Inner Teachings


     SHINPIDEN, Level III—Third Degree
     or Mystery Teachings




“In this drama of life, your love must be greater than your pain.”
 — Paramahansa Yogananda

Descriptions of Radiant Heart Reiki Levels / Degrees

 

Level I,  First Degree—First Teachings

Students learn practical hands-on techniques to give Reiki to others and techniques for self-healing. The four parts of the attunement bring one in greater harmony with each student’s energetic system. All students will give and receive a complete healing. After the class each student can do self-Reiki healing and give Reiki to others. The student’s main focus is self work.

Level II, Second Degree—Inner Teachings

Continuing Reiki students learn more hands-on techniques to further empower their Reiki practice. These include additional Japanese Reiki techniques, symbols to enhance Reiki practice, spiral meditation, and instructions in mental healing and distant or absentee healing. The attunement process is said to increase the Reiki power/ energy ten-fold. Distance healing is an additional empowering aspect. Reiki III—Third Degree, Parts A & B Usui designated three levels of Reiki teaching and mastery. However, most teachers today teach four divisions and have divided the last level into two parts—A and B. Both workshops are required for one to become a Reiki Master Teacher.



Reiki III,  Third Degree, Parts A & B—Mystery Teachings

Usui designated three levels of Reiki teaching and mastery. However, most teachers today teach four divisions and have divided the last level into two parts—A and B.
Both workshops are required for one to become a Reiki Master Teacher.

     Level III A,  Third Degree:  Reiki Master

     Reiki Master Reiki prepares a practitioner with all skills needed to perform high-level energy work. This workshop includes a meditation designed to open the
     student to the master level of practice. More techniques and symbols are learned including: Reiki Master Symbol, Reiki Dragon-Breathe Breathing Technique, and
     Water Ceremony—all preparatory tools for Reiki Mastery. Students may stay at this level if they do not wish to teach and pass Reiki on to others.


     Level III B—Third Degree:  Reiki Master Teacher

     Third Degree continuing student will learn how to pass all Reiki attunements including the Master Attunement. Reiki Master Teacher necessary attunements thus
     you pass Reiki on and empower. The Duty of a Reiki Master Teacher is to empower, not only embracing, but becoming Reiki, carrying the Reiki energy and sharing it
     with others. A Reiki Master Teacher empowers and mentors others.

 

     A Reiki Master Teacher who completes the Teacher training yet does not teach Reiki continues as a Reiki Master Practitioner.

       
    India 2003: Wedding Celebration & Reiki Workshops

 
             If you give a man a fish,
           he will have a single meal
         If you teach him how to fish
      he will eat all his life. 
~ Kwan-Tzu