Usui Tibetan Reiki is not all that different from Usui Reiki, but these both differ in their origins. Usui Tibetan Reiki is based on the studies of Arthur Robertson’s Raku Kai Reiki. This style of reiki has four levels – Level I, II, Level IIIa and Level IIIb. Different thing about Usui Tibetan Reiki is the fact that it uses crystals, guides, healing attunements and various Tibetan symbols. This particular style of reiki was popularized by William Rand & Diane Stein.
Usui Tibetan Reiki, as noted above was built on the foundations of Raku Kai Reiki. Arthur Robertson developed it and he was a student of one of Takata’s 22 masters. Raku Kai Reiki uses Violet Breath, Master Frequency Generator Plates, Tibetan symbols, Hui Yin, O Sui Ching water ritual, and the White Light symbol. This school of practice led to the development of Usui Tibetan Reiki, and also Vajra Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Tera Mai Reiki.
Mikao Usui was the creator of Reiki and his system of Usui Reike is followed by people all round the globe. Usui Tibetan Reiki system is now often used oppositely with Usui Reiki – even though there are overall differences. Usui Tibetan Reiki takes portions of Usui Reiki and combines them with a powerful Tibetan method of attunement.
Another notable difference in Usui Tibetan Reiki is the number of different symbols used that are an elegant mixture of Sanskrit and Japanese Kanji. Generally, Tibetan Reiki is also responsible to describe Usui Tibetan Reiki and Tibetan-Usui Reiki and uses the original practices from Tibet. Tibetan Reiki makes use of the Tibetan Master Symbol – the Dumo – part of the William Rand system. Dumo is also referred to as the Tibetan Dai Ko Mio. Dai Ko Mio is used in Usui system mainly empowers other symbols, which are used for healing the body. Usui Master symbol ‘Dai Ko Mio’ roughly translates to “Great Being of the universe, shine on me, be my friend.”
In the Tibetan reiki system, the Tibetan Dai Ko Mio is thought to unify the mind and body. It supposedly works with fire in the base chakra by lighting the sacred flame – the Kundalini energy. This energy pulls negative energy and disease from your body & mind. The use of the Usui Tibetan Reiki master symbol creates strong connection between the physical and the Higher Self (Supreme Power). The strong connection allows unlimited power of Reiki to manifest on the physical plane.