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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Mikao Usui

Article by Anna Marks

Most people who know anything about Reiki most likely have some knowledge of Dr. Mikao Usui.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Dr. Mikao Usui

Here’s five less known things about Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of the spiritual practice known as Reiki.

  1. Back in Mikao Usui’s time, the child has given the family name and the father’s name after the father’s death. Therefore, it is said Mikao Usui is also known as No-Tsunetane and No-Uzaemon, his father’s names, and Usui is the family name acquired after an ancestor conquered the city called Usui back in the 15th century.
  2. The Reiki precepts understood as a code of conduit and adopted from the Meiji Emperor’s admonitions were natural for Mikao Usui since he was raised as a samurai from childhood and his ancestors were the once influential Chiba clan and Hatamto samurai which were in direct service of the feudal Japanese military government.
  3. Mikao Usui adapted each Reiki training period depending on the spiritual progress of each student so had no standards, specific hand positions, procedures or manuals. All was based on his intuition and higher guidance! The basic 12 hand positions and the attunements procedures were developed by Dr. Hayashi.
  4. A very important aspect of Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai Society founded by Usui himself in 1922 is Reiji-ho technique (the hands are naturally drawn to the area that needs healing). Current membership to the Reiki Ryoho Gakkai is intentionally limited and by invitation only.
  5. Previous to those 21 days in a cave on Mount Kurama, Usui experienced a 3 years quest to know the purpose of life which led him to a special state of consciousness with a perfect sense of peace no matter the circumstances called An-shin Ritus-mei.

Bonus Tip: The greatest way to succeed in your Reiki healing work according to Dr. Mikao Usui is to practice Hatsurei Ho meditation.

With deep gratitude let’s celebrate Dr. Usui’s birthday and send him lots of Reiki blessings through our Hatsureiho meditation practice.

May his inner light keep guiding the paths of those in need for deep healing.

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Anna Marks
Anna Marks

Anna Marks is part of the Reiki Rays Team since 2016. She is a freelance writer and a freelance soul. Although she got in touch with many healing methods and teachings, her journey made her realize we are our own authority and there is only one Truth that unite us all – unconditional love. She has only one thought for you – Learn to love yourself just as much as God loves you. Reach Anna at anna@reikirays.com.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • writeously December 12, 2019, 4:13 pm

    Thank you Anna.
    Infinite unconditional love, eternally now for you and ALL, with highest/best intentions!

    • anna June 11, 2020, 11:31 am

      Blessings to you too, Writeously.

  • Scott May 3, 2020, 4:00 am

    Sensei Mikao Usui was not a Doctor. You would think that while writing an article about him you would get that fact right. Having a title like this destroys your credibility… you may want to rethink the title.

    • anna June 11, 2020, 11:43 am

      Thank you for your feedback, Scott. This article speaks about 5 things less known about Mikao Usui. The fact that he wasn’t a doctor into conventional sense of the word I feel everyone knows it. People refer to him as a doctor into real sense of the word – his life’s work was about healing other people’s body and mind. The Reiki community considers him a doctor and that’s why this title was used for this article. Blessings.

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