(Usui System of Reiki Healing)
Usui Shiki Ryoho also known as the Usui System of Healing was passed from Mikao Usui, Dr Chujiro Hayashi to Hawayo Takata. Hawayo trained and initiated 33 masters one of whom was her grand-daughter Phyllis Lei Furumoto the present lineage bearer.
In 1932 Hawayo, a young Japanese-American, met Hayashi when illness forced her to return to Japan to seek treatment. Reiki healed her of her illnesses and as a result she stayed in Japan to train in Reiki. Takata was trained and initiated as Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki master in 1937.
In that same year and for the first time, the Usui System of Reiki Healing was taught outside of Japan by Takata’s teacher, Chujiro Hayashi.
Takata is acknowledged as bringing Reiki to the west, spreading Reiki to all the Hawaiian islands through both treatments as well as classes. She also introduced Reiki to mainland USA. Hawayo committed her life to Reiki. Before her death in 1980, Mrs. Takata chose as her successor her granddaughter, Phyllis Lei Furumoto.
Phyllis has spent the last 30 years sharing her understanding of the Usui System of Reiki with students and masters throughout the world.
Phyllis’s experience has empowered her to make the following statement:
“A gift of Reiki is the feeling of being reconnected to my source of energy. Some say it is like being plugged in again. I have the sense that I knew this feeling in the past and now am fully in touch with the energy again, without effort. When I feel ‘whole’ it is easy to love myself. When I find that place in myself, it is also the part of me that is able to love each human being as a part of myself. In Reiki, you are given the gift of having your memory and your innate power reawakened.”