What is the Difference Between Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and Traditional Usui Reiki?
Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and Traditional Usui Reiki promote healing, relaxation, and overall well-being. Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki is a specific form of Reiki developed and introduced by the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT), founded by Reiki Master William Lee Rand. Karen Harrison at Whole Life Center can help guide you on your journey through Reiki, whether Traditional Usui or Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki.
Practitioners of Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki feel that it is a more refined form of this practice, coming from a higher level of consciousness. There are classes you can take to learn Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and even use it and teach it to others. Here are some critical differences between Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and Traditional Usui Reiki:
Source of Energy:
- Traditional Usui Reiki: In Traditional Usui Reiki systems, the healing energy generally comes from the teacher’s connection to the Usui Reiki universal life force or divine energy.
- Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki: Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki introduces the concept of Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki, described as a powerful, high-frequency spiritual energy that comes from a higher level of consciousness. Practitioners believe the Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki is a refined and more spiritually advanced healing energy.
Symbols and Techniques:
- Traditional Usui Reiki: Traditional Usui Reiki systems use specific symbols and techniques to channel and focus healing energy. The symbols and methods may vary slightly among different Usui Reiki traditions.
- Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki: Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki introduces symbols and techniques unique to this system and the Usui symbols and techniques. The added symbols and techniques are more evolved and spiritually advanced than those in Traditional Usui Reiki.
- Traditional Usui Reiki: Traditional Usui Reiki systems often emphasize spiritual development and personal growth, but the specific spiritual aspects can vary among practitioners.
- Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki: Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki significantly emphasizes spiritual consciousness and the idea of the Usui/Holy Fire® as a purifying and transformative energy. Practitioners may experience a more profound spiritual connection and personal transformation using Usui/Holy Fire® energy. This system takes us back to the original purpose of Reiki that Usui Sensi intended: spiritual healing and development.
- Traditional Usui Reiki: Traditional Usui Reiki is taught through a series of attunements and training levels, each building upon the previous one. The training typically includes hands-on practice and the learning of symbols and techniques.
- Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki: Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki follows a similar structure, with three levels of training. However, symbols and attunements used in Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki are distinct from those in Traditional Usui Reiki systems.
It’s essential to recognize that the effectiveness and perceived benefits of Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki, like any Reiki system, can vary among individuals. Some practitioners may resonate more with the concepts and energy associated with Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki. In contrast, others may prefer and benefit from Traditional Usui Reiki systems. Ultimately, the choice between Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki and Traditional Usui Reiki is personal, and individuals may choose the system that aligns with their beliefs and experiences. Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki works with all religions or no religion. The word holy in the name of Usui/Holy Fire® is not religious. The word holy has its root meaning to be whole and complete, which is how it is used in Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki. Therefore, Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki is a spiritual energy that creates wholeness through purification, healing, empowerment, and guidance.
Karen states: “I have found that Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki is more rewarding when I work on my issues because it resolves issues much more quickly, and I find myself remaining calmer and happier through difficult situations. I have found that I can contact that part of myself that knows all is well.” Contact the Whole Life Center in Kansas City for information about Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki classes. Karen Harrison is a Senior Licensed Reiki Master Teacher with the International Center for Reiki Training and the Co-Director of the Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Training Program. To learn more about Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki, schedule an appointment with Karen by contacting her at (816) 523-4440 or visit the website and use our online tool.