The practice of Reiki and the energy of Reiki has been changing in the past 20 to 30 years. There are many offshoots of Usui Reiki which are all quite valid modalities, but each one is slightly different, based on the changes initiated by the Master Reiki practitioner who has created the new form.
Sometime in late 2018, after I received my Master/Teacher certificate in Usui Reiki, I started to hear about Karuna Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki. These are two Reiki modalities, that have been revised a few times since their initial introduction that have been spearheaded by W. L. Rand from the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT) from the US.
When the pandemic started in early 2020, W. L. Rand asked for guidance from his Reiki helpers to find a way for Reiki practitioners and their students and/or clients to continue receiving the experiences of Reiki. He wanted everyone to practice Reiki without the face-to-face requirements that have normally been required.
Early in March 2020, W. L. Rand and some of his helpers received a series of “attunements” that gave each person a higher frequency of Reiki. In addition, these individuals concluded that they could safely attune student via the internet and in addition give their clients the same high-level Reiki as before, again using the Internet.
As well as receiving these new attunements, W. L. Rand and his helpers received new knowledge and abilities to pass along these new attunements via online.
To differentiate these new attunements from the traditional Usui Reiki attunements, these have been renamed Ignitions.
A new version of the Holy Fire Reiki with the addition of the symbols of Karuna Reiki was created with this new high level frequency energy and is now known as Holy Fire 111 Karuna Reiki.
I had heard of Karuna Reiki and purchased a book on the topic in mid-2019. Shortly after, I read about the NEW online Reiki modality that could be taught online and that we as practitioners could initiate our students with this energy and use on our clients.
I was aware that Dr. Usui had encouraged his followers to continually seek to develop the quality and quantity of Reiki energy one could channel. Encouraged by this, W. L. Rand and his fellow Reiki practitioners felt encouraged to embrace this newfound Reiki energy light to guide and empower all who might be interested in this new Reiki modality.
Well, I must admit, I was dubious. How can Reiki energy be improved? It felt strong and powerful to me. After a few months of internal debates and questioning, I asked my Reiki helpers to guide me. Do I need this new energy? Should I embrace this new energy? I was guided to use my own intuition on this question. And I decided to take the class and see what the fuss was all about.
The following is my experience with the Holy Fire 111 Karuna Reiki.
I met up with 15 other individuals from different parts of the US, Canada and from India on a Zoom meeting. I was quite happy to find out that the instructor was William Rand himself. Throughout the 2 days, Mr. Rand entertained us with stories from his long career with Reiki. And how he felt strongly that he and his fellow Reiki Masters could make Reiki more adapted to the changes in our society.
I enjoyed the pace of the class most especially practicing Reiki at a distance with other individuals. I felt the Reiki as if the other person was in the same room with me.
I was happy to notice that all of Dr. Usui’s teachings were part and parcel of the new form of Reiki.
What really blew me away were the experiences of the Ignitions. Deep introspection was needed after each to fully absorb what I had felt. And I was not the only one to feel these so deeply. A truly life changing experience that went beyond the physical. I felt touched by Reiki with divine hands/angelic power during those 2 days. At one ignition, I felt very strongly that the spiritual entity making swirls in my mind was someone that I knew very well! Not from this world, but perhaps in another??
Bottom line, I was quite pleased by the experiences during these 2 days and have communicated on several occasions with some of the other Reiki students.
I now only use Holy Fire Reiki as I am not sure how to go back to using Usui alone anymore. The power of this form of Reiki is stronger but as peaceful and supportive as Usui Reiki.
I feel quite strongly that Dr. Usui would be very pleased with the advances made within the world of Reiki all based on his own work!!
If you feel called on to take on this new form of Reiki, then please do so. You will not regret it at all.
I am now qualified to teach this form and will start lessons in mid-January 2022.
The 2022 schedules of both forms of Reiki Training will be posted on my website sometime this month under the Training tab.
Kind Regards and Reiki Blessings,