Some people feel there is rich importance to the lineage of Reiki.
I have been a Reiki practitioner for close to 15 years, and have never felt the urge to connect with the lineage of teachers before me…. until now.
I recently read an article that expressed the importance of honoring those who have come before us, those who have passed these teachings on to others as this beautiful ‘energetic art’ made its way through many hearts and hands to mine. I now feel drawn to fully express my gratitude for those who have shaped our Reiki practice into what it is today.
With Reiki, the teachings are essentially passed down from Master Teacher to Master Teacher, over many generations. Our founding father, Dr.Usui was the originator of our craft. You can read about his experience and development of Reiki here.
Through this ‘passing down of information’ from teacher to teacher, many derivatives of the practice naturally emerge. Just like myself, and all the teachers before me in my lineage, we take the content we have been given (both the teachings and the manual) and start to weave our own experiences into our teaching. So over time, it develops, grows, expands and emerges as something with a strong foundation, yet many additional branches off the main trunk of the Reiki tree. As I always teach my students, we must honour every school and lineage of Reiki, not just what we have been taught. A favourite quote of mine “It’s not wrong…. it’s different.” So please have an open mind and open heart if you learn a different variation of history, symbols, technique and teachings than your peers. Let’s have gratitude for the hundreds of thousands of students and teachers who are shaping Reiki into a mainstream practice, now recognized on a global scale.
My Reiki Lineage:
(links refer to articles or websites written about these Masters)
Lindsay Rose Turner (me!)