Jikiden means “authentic” or “directly transmitted or passed down from my teacher.” Jikiden Reiki® brings the essence of Reiki as it was originally practiced in Japan in the 1930s. Jikiden lineage begins with Usui Sensei, the founder of Usui Reiki to Dr. Chujiro Hayashi Sensei, 1880 – 1940 to Mrs. Chiyoko Yamaguchi Sensei, 1921 – 2003 and on to her son, Tadao Yamaguchi Sensei, b. 1952, who is now the head of the Jikiden Reiki® Institute in Kyoto, Japan. Because Jikiden Reiki® did not go through Mrs. Hawaya Takata Sensei, it does not reflect the changes that were a result of the westernization of Reiki.
You will experience Reiki in its original beauty and simplicity.
When I began my journey with Jikiden Reiki in 2014, as a Western Reiki Teacher of 20+ years, I fell in love with its simplicity and its authenticity. It filled in the many gaps in my trainings and studies and brought my practice to a deeper level of connecting with Reiki and my clients.
I finally understood so many things that never made sense in the western Reiki teachings. I loved it so much that I continued the journey, completing 120 hours of practice and review of Shoden and Okuden — Levels One and Two, so that I could become a Shihan Kaku or junior teacher, able to teach Shoden, or Level I of Jikiden practice. I completed my Shihan Training in May 2017 after teaching the required number of Shoden classes and reviewing all levels of Jikiden up to this point.
I am now qualified to teach Shoden (Level One) and Okuden (Level Two).
For those that are already Reiki teachers in other lineages, Jikiden is a wonderful style of Reiki to learn. It fills in the gaps and provides a deep understanding of why we do what we do when we practice Reiki. It deepens your practice so that you can work with clients with more challenging physical or emotional issues. It offers you another tool or style of practice to offer to your clients, as well as your friends and family. Jikiden Reiki belongs in every household as a self-care and home remedy practice. As in all forms of Reiki, or complementary modalities, they do not take the place of traditional medicine.