by Chantal Guillou-Brennan —Reiki Practitioner and Teacher at the service of Reiki
Reiki means: Universal (Rei), Life force Energy (Ki). Reiki (pronounced Ray Key) is an ancient method of healing, finding its roots thousand of years ago in Tibet, India, China and more recently in Japan and Hawaii. Although Reiki was originally a spiritual practice, it became a healing practice with the healp of Mrs Takata who brought the methodology from Japan to Hawaii. Reiki is not associated with any religious beliefs and all religions are honored in the practice of Reiki. For detailed information on how Reiki was brought to us and spread in the US, I recommend Reiki, The legacy of Dr Mikao Usui by Frank Arjava Petter.
Giving Reiki is a simple method of hands-on healing as developed by Dr. Mikao Usui, a minister from Kyoto, Japan. After your training, the Reiki energy will flow from Source through your crown chakra and into your hands. From there the Reiki energy flows naturally and effortlessy into the body of the person being treated. The energy is used to normalize body functions. It helps to reestablish balance and harmony in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual plane so that the natural function of the body is restored. Reiki differs from other healing methods in that a specific attunement process is used to prepare students for the flow of healing energy. This attunement, four of which are required for Reiki Level I (in the original Reiki system as it was brought to the West by Hawayo Takata), automatically protects the Reiki practitioner from either transmitting or absorbing any negative energetic patterns.
The purpose of attunements
Reiki energy is the energy of Source. The infinite range of vibrational energies always matches the receiver for its highest good. During the attunements the energy is transmitted through the crown chakra and sealed in the hands. Each chakra is cleansed and balanced and the Corwn chakra is openned a little ore with each level.
The atunements of Reiki 1 introduce the aspiring practitioner to this unique vibrational frequency; but it is through dedicated practice, on oneself, for 21 days, that the student becomes "attuned" to the frequency of Reiki, which he/she wlll be able to use for Reiki treatments on self and on others. With practice the band width widdens and more energy flows through the aspiring Reiki Master. The atunements are not a magic wand ceremony: they help open the crown chakra to chanel the energy of Reiki and introduce the student to the Reiki vibration. It is up to the student to nurture this frequency.
Several symbols representing the Reiki energy are placed in the aura of the person during the attunements. If, after the first class, the student is in conflict with the Reiki teaching or neglectes to practice for 21 days on him/herself, then the frequency does not permeate his being and the symbols dissipate form the aura. For this reason, I have met people who sadly were not advised to have the 21 day practice (that Dr Mikao Usui practice on himself during his retreat to mount Kori-yama); and who tell me that Reiki doesn't work or that they feel nothing. A booster attunement and regular practice can remedy this problem.
I highly recommend receiving Reiki training from Chantal. She is wonderful teacher who is loving, gracious, kind and knowledgeable. She provides her students with detailed coursework materials to study from and many opportunities to practice this spiritual work. She embodies Reiki and is truly a master in every sense of the word.
I will also add that I was completely transformed by learning Reiki.
My extrasensory perception is significantly enhanced and I have been awakened to the spiritual world in new and amazing ways. You've heard the commercials from advertisers that promise that you'll amaze your friends by the changes that will happen to you when you use their product or take their course? Well that exactly describes what has happened to me. My life is full of joy and appears to be guided by the angelic realm. I was just introduced to the work of Doreen Virtue and found myself nodding in agreement while reading all her descriptions of how angels communicate with us, because this is how I now experience life.
This is not to say that I no longer encounter difficulties; however, the sense of awe from the happenings and gifts received each day has been unending since taking Reiki I and Reiki II and regularly following the practice.
I very much look forward to taking the Reiki III class with Chantal.
Maria B. from Bethany, CT.
The effects and the nature of the Reiki energy
The sensation of feeling the Reiki energy is more pronounced at the beginning of the training because the differencial in your energy make-up and the frequency of Reiki are more disparate. When your vibraton is different than the Reiki vibration, you sense it strongly. As you practice, your vibration attunes/adjusts to the vibration of Reiki, and your client will sense the energy more strongly than you do. It is not because you are disconnected form this vibration but because you are that vibration. Like a fish in water being ask about the water, who answers: What water? The sensation, then become more like a flow of energy, than heat or tingling and numbing of the fingers that is sensed at the beginning of the training.
Unlike other systems of healing such as Qi Gong, Pranic Healing or energy healing modalities based on the Barbara Brennan methodology, Reiki is essentially "channelled" through the practitioner. With the help of attunements and a dedicated personal practice, the Reiki student becomes attuned to the frequency of the Reiki energy and is able to chanel it as needed.Thisuniversal life force energy is invoked and transmitted throught the hands of the practitioner, without any loss of personal energy. As a matter of fact, this is the main difference between Reiki and other modalities–where the practitioner has not adopted a rigourous practice to generate and regenerate the KI/Qi/energy in their body (as in the practice of Qi Gong which cultivate the Qi to be able to use it for healing or breaking bricks!)
As a chanel of Source Energy the practitioner never tires and may even be energized when giving a Reiki treatment He is also protected at all times and never depleted.
When attending the four year energy medicine program at the Institute of Healing Art and Science, I noticed that my classmates where becoming tired after giving a treatment. That program did not teach to connect to a higher power as a Pranic Healer or a shaman would. We were not taught to recharge the body as a Qi gong master would. We were not taught any protection. We were taught to chanel telluric energy from our feet up, instead of invoking the energy from the "Source of All that is" from our crown into our heart and out our hands! Which as you can imagine a very different vibration. For this reason I beleive that Reiki is the most powerful foundation and versatile modality which can be used in conjunction with, and to enhance, any other method of healing.
Note: there isn't one modality better than another. All system of healing are based on the observation and manipulation of the human body and its energy fields. Therefore, shouldn't they all make sense and have much information correlating to each other than differences? Our major dilema is that each modality uses a different vocabulary so they appear remove form each other when in reality there are more similarity than differences and this is what the IEMI yearns to reveal in the process of integrating different modalies in our study program.
What to expect from the I.E.M.I. Reiki classes
There are two distinct ideology when it come to the practice of Reiki. Both work very well and each will appeal to different personality.
• Mrs. Takata’s style relies heavily on memorizing a specific protocol and working with standard procedures that remains the same for each client. Remember that originally Reiki was a spiritual practice, but t is Mrs Takata who transformed it to become a system of healing. She taught specific healing such as the three position Eyes Treatment .
• Dr. Usui’s style use a more intuitive different approach. The hand position are taught but are not necessarly all included in a treatment. Dr Usui emphasis was to teach his students to develop their intuition, to connect with source with the Reiji-Ho to find to guidance for the "right" hand placements. This method results in a unique treatment for each client. He also taught the Byosen/scanning of the body and how to sensitize the hands. the Gassho meditation to clear one self of negative emotions, the Kenyoku or dry bathing, the Koki-ho which uses the breath to heal, the Gyoshi-ho to send Reiki with the eyes, plus methods for clearing negative energy from objects and for sending distant healing.
All of the above are taught in our Reiki classes.
The I.E.M.I. offers the best of both worlds. Our Reiki program includes the standard protocol favored by Mrs Takata as well as her specialty healings, plus all of Dr Usui's method of healing and protections, while teaching the student to work synergistically and in partnership with the Source of the Universal Life Force Energy (Reiki). Our style validates and encourages the development of second sight and intuition. And offers the aspiring Reiki Master the tools to remain healthy and grow with experience.
All Reiki classes are not created equal – do your research to select your teacher. Reiki has been transmitted orally for generations. As such much may have been distorded or forgotten. When attuned by Chantal you will be a 9th generation after Dr Mikao Usui! A very short lineage in which the ancient Tibetan teaching were preserved and will be passed on to you. See what her student say about her.
Reiki is taught in levels, referred also as degrees. Although the protocol and the instruction varies greatly form class to class, most lineage, teach Reiki in 3 levels to become a practitioner plus one level to become a teacher. Some will have a "advance class" after level 2 and call the fourth class the Reiki Mastership which then includes the teaching material.
The IEMI offers the Reiki Mastership in 3 classes. The Reiki Teacher training is separate as many do not wish to become teacher but require to be a "Reiki Master (level 3) to work in health care facilities.
Overview of Reiki 1 •
Emphasis: Healing yourself
Some lineage will include healing others in that first class. The IEMI considers the Reiki 1 level to be the most important level of all. And this is why we think this level is the foundation to your practice of Reiki. In the Intention Experiment, Lynn McTaggart describes an experiment done on a single cell organism, where healers promoted healthy growth of the organism when they were healthy but killed the organism when they were tired or sick!!!. We all have heard that we must heal ourselves before we can help other, this applies even more strongly regarding the practice of energy medicine.
Reiki 1 is accompanied by 4 attunements.Each attunemnt has a purpose and is accompanied by a meditation that provides the student with healing or wisdom. Many lineage having lost the purpose of this four attunement and retain only the hnad motion to place thee symbols in the aura condensed the process in one attunemnt. Diane Stein was the first to present this 1 attunement which she offerred en- mass.During our class after each attunement you receive valuable insight from your teacher to help you understand the message that you received.
During this first class you also meet your Reiki Guide who will provide guidance and knowledge in your future Reiki practice and for own spiritual growth and development, and will be there to chanel Reiki treatment specifically for your individual clienst.
A period of 21 days between the first and second attunement is imperative to allow the body to assimilate the new energy. This is not something to be rushed through but enjoyed and cherished.
Our full day class is packed with knowledge about recharging and cleansing the body and the aura. Meditation practice to cleanse the emotional body of negative emotions and much more. (Please see the class description for details.)
Overview of Reiki 2
Emphasis: devopping your intuition to chanel Reiki for heal others
You learn the meaning and usage of the three sacred symbols. Practice five different methods of distance healing and receive two more attunements. In this class you learn to give a full Reiki treatment to other. You learn how to work with the Chakra system. Our emphasis is on becoming a clear and pure chanel of Reiki energy so you, the practitioner, are able to deliver a taylored treatment for each client. (See class description for detailed information.)
Overview of Reiki Master or level 3 •
Emphasis: Client Interaction, reading the energy field and how to apply your knowledge intuition as well as discovering your unique gift.
As a prerequisite to take Reiki 3, our student must have practiced 40 hours of Reiki on others. Be able to draw/use all three symbols successfully; and submit two healing transcript with a comment from the recipient.
You will learn advance practice of healing, cleansing and transmuting of energy and becoming aware of the human energy field: the Physical, emotional and mental and Karmic fields. Learn to see the aura and use your intuition to gather information form the Chakras and other part of the body. You receive 1 more attunement and 2 more symbols plus tools to boost your immune system and raise your vibration. (See class description for more information.)
Reiki Teacher Training
This training is available to Reiki Master certified by the Integrative Energy Medicine Institute.
In this class you learn how to pass the attunements for each levels. How to deliver the material fro each levels and how to use support your students on their journey of healing and discovery. You receive a teacher manual and are authorized to use and distribute the Integrative Energy Medicine Reiki Manual for all three levels. (See class description.)
SPECIALTY REIKI CLASSES
Reiki 1 and 2 for young mothers with a 25% discount
Most of us have become interested in helping ourselves later in life. What if we could help humanity to become more conscious of who and what we are: Multidimensional being having a physical experience! We yearn to help enlighten the new generation...because their awakening will give a jump start in the evolution of consciousness of their children.
This class is open to young mothers under the age of 33 who wish to learn Reiki to help their family.
As a result of this training many young children spontaneously learn to do Reiki when experiencing healing of themselves and will naturally do Reiki on their pets, siblings and loved ones. This is the best way to transfom humanity: one person at a time starting wiht our children. (See class description)
Reiki for children and adolescents
We offer a 2 and 4 hour Reiki PlayShop for children between the age 3 to 18, who will learn about energy , feel the energy and learn to do Reiki of themselves. These clasess are available as a badge for girl and boy scouts.
Each class is taylored to a specific age group. We presently have four age groups: a
• A ge 3 to 5 and 6 to 10 classes are two hours long with one hand attunement instead of the crown because the child's crown chakra is still quite open. The first two groups (age 3 to 10) experience Reiki in a playfull and experiencial manner. (See class description)
• Age 11 to 14 and 15 to 18 and three hours long and include one crown and hand attunement. The group age 11 to 18 will be expose to more learning including meditation and ways to transmute negative energy. (See class description)
Exception can be made if the child demonstrates enough maturity and genuine interest to experience and participate in the above age group. A minor, at least 16 years old, may take Reiki 1 and 2 which include the all attunements, only with written and signed parental permission. (See class description)
Reiki Healing with Crystal
Crystal have been used for thousands of years by healers and shaman. Crystal are considers living organism because, like any other organism, each crystal has his own vibrational frequency, they grow and they even reproduce. Crystals can also transmit and amplify energy. Combined with intention they can transmutted and desintegrate energy patterns. Crystals store information so they can be programmed. All these qualites enable healers to work in partnership with crystals to restore a state of balance and harmony in the physical, emotional, mental and karmic levels of the auric field. Combined with the fluid and powerful energy of Reiki crystal can enhance your practice.
In this one-day certification you will learn how to utilize crystals and Reiki synergistically during a session for healing the body, mind and spirit. Crystals will be available for you to practice with during class. (See class description)
Shamanic Reiki intensive - 2 day training class
The word Shaman means to See so a Shaman is a Seer who uses altered state of consciouness to access hidden knowledge about ailment and a patient. Ceremonies to transmutte energies and invocation to request help form the Spirit world. Find out more about shamanism.
This two day class is for the Reiki Master who wish to develop their intuition and a more profond and reliable way. with the use of shamanic and yogic techniques as well as modern technology to perceive beyond the five senses.
On day one you will learn how and why journey to any of the Three World.
If you have taken Shamanism 101 Intensive day training you only need to attend day two. (See class description for more details)
On day two you will learn how to perceive inside the physical, emotional, mental and spirtual bodies. To read and restore balance to the chakra system, to access information on the soul level and to build a deeper and more intimate relationship with their Reiki Spirit guide and other speciality guides. To perfom healing at the chakra level and work on the client's cords. Clear field of negative thought pattern and more. (See class description for more details)
Advance Energy Medicine for Reiki Practitioner
Prerequisite: Reiki 3 from the Institute of Integrative Energy Medicine or the passing of the entry test to certify your knowledge and understanding of the principle of healing and knowledge of the chakra system and the Reiki 2 and 3 level as taught by the I.E.M.I..
- An in-depth exploration of the chakra system and the seven energy bodies.
- This in-depth study of the chakra system will be used to assess
and heal your inner child wound so you can become a clear and pure channel of love and light.
- Study the meridian system and energy flows within the energy body.
- Develop your intuition and learn how to channel a unique "healing treament" for your clients.
- Learn how to never feel depleted when giving a treatment.
- Learn how to raise your vibration to "attune" yourself to higher frequency guides.
• Learn how to perfom a Fifth dimensional healing on the body's blue print.
- You will learn specific techniques to treat specific ailments using energy medicine,
such as: Hormonal Balancing, Spinal Cleanse, Organ Detoxification, Brain Balancing,
Clear mind, Adrenaline harmonization, Spiritual Surgery, Chakra Balancing and more.
- Upon completion you will be an Integrative Energy Medicine Practitioner
certified by the Integrative Energy Medicine Institute™
- Receive a course study guide.
- Academic and peer support.
The program is 150 hours of study and practice and can be broken down to fit your schedule and budget. Some home work will be required via email. REQUEST A CLASS send a message via email to Chantal
For additional information and class schedule send a message via email to Chantal
Lightarian Reiki is principally about expanding your abilities as a Reiki Teacher and Practitioner to channel healing energies of a higher vibrational nature for the benefit of others. While raising your personal vibration as you step through the various levels of the program Lightarian Reiki makes you a better channel for healing energies, so that you can assist your clients more effectively with their personal healing.
Prerequisite: Usui Reiki III or Karuna Reiki.
One on one atunements available upon request.
Fees for Lightarian Reiki are set by the Lightarian Institute for Global Transformation.
TO REQUEST A CLASS send a message via email to Chantal
The Lightarian Reiki is available to Karuna Reiki Master and Usui Masters who have received the "Buddic Boost"
Each initiation will increase the available range of healing energy as such
Bands of Energy
|Level of Reki||Frequency|
|2||Reiki Usui + Buddhic Boost||6.20|
|3||Lightarian Reiki Level 1 and 2||6.85|
|4||Lightarian Reiki level 3||7.35|
|6||Lightarian 5 and 6||9.09|
Once attuned to the energy of LIGHTARIAN™ REIKI V et VI
it is possible to access the ninth band of density associated with the Ascended Masters.
Yet, do not beleive that by accessing this band of energy one becomes an ascended master. It only enable the practitioner to channel this energy level for the greater good of the receiver IF this is what is needed. So it is an available frequency of the Reiki Energy. The frequency of Reiki energy being higher the treatment are much shorter with more noticeable results.
Since my attunemnt to Lightarian Reiki clients comment more offten feeling the effect of the energy. Of course some peole are much more sensitive and perceptive than others. Yet the treatment have been shorter as well but I seem to be doing the same thing.