The Essence of Reiki

Reiki alchemizes anyone who receives and channels it. As pure light and love, it heals on all levels and shifts energy for the highest good of the client and the practitioner. In addition, Reiki is the conduit for raising the energetic frequency, allowing the subconscious to be made conscious; this supports the transformation of limiting beliefs, which results in empowerment.

The positive, healthy traits Reiki is capable of developing within us include patience, love of self and others, and non-competitiveness. It can move us into a place of acceptance of other’ ideas and beliefs, and can help us to be non-judgmental. It can empower our ability to forgive, develop gratitude for friends and family, and for all we have and experience. Reiki improves the quality of joy and peace we feel, and most importantly, it increases our connection to the Source of Reiki, so that an ever stronger feeling of safety develops as Reiki more easily guides our lives.

Reiki Attunement and Placement

Reiki is not taught in the way other healing techniques are taught. The ability to channel Reiki energy is transferred to the student by the Reiki Master during an attunement process. During attunement, the Reiki or spiritual consciousness makes adjustments in the student’s chakras and energy pathways and also in deeper parts of one’s consciousness to accommodate the ability to channel Reiki energy; it then links the student to the Reiki source. These changes are unique for each person. The Reiki Master does not direct the process and is simply a channel for the attunement energy flowing from spiritual consciousness. The Reiki attunement is a powerful spiritual experience and is the most important part of a Reiki class.

What is Holy Fire® Reiki? 

A New Reiki Energy

Holy Fire® Reiki is a new form of Reiki that was introduced in 2014 by William Lee Rand *, the founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training and The Reiki Membership Association. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance.

Holy Fire® energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Some of the qualities of Holy Fire® Reiki students have experienced include:

  • Heals deeply and quickly without distress.
  • Heals relationships and interactions with others.
  • Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.
  • Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.
  • One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined feeling that is very nurturing.
  • Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.

If you have already received a Reiki attunement previously, you will notice a difference by taking Reiki again with the Holy Fire energy added to your attunement process.

*Wiliam Lee Rand is my Holy Fire Reiki Master teacher. He has taught Reiki full time in the U.S. and in countries all over the world. In 1989 he developed the Usui/Tibetan style of Reiki, in 1995 he developed Karuna Reiki, and in 2014 he introduced Holy Fire® Reiki which was upgraded to Holy Fire® III in September 2018. He is the founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training and The Reiki Membership Association, founder of the Center for Reiki Research and is the publisher of the Reiki News Magazine.

Soul and Spirit Defined

Soul and spirit are words commonly used in metaphysical work. However, each speaker, group or school will usually have its own understanding that they intend to convey in their use. The following is how these words are used in Holy Fire Reiki.

Soul is that part of us that is the repository of all our experiences from this life, from all our past lives and in between lives. It also contains all the attitudes, values and beliefs we have formed about our experiences, as well as the decisions we’ve made about ourselves and about life, and what we have learned. It contains many parts, some conscious but many subconscious. It is also the home of the ego. There are usually many levels of awareness within each soul and each soul is different depending on the experiences each has had and the way the soul interpreted those experiences. There can be parts that have been traumatized, and not recovered, parts that are sick, angry and sad, injured, and have low levels of consciousness. There can also be evolved parts that have healthy positive qualities, such as wisdom, kindness, love, joy, vitality, and have highly evolved levels of consciousness. The soul is who we are as a unique individual, and it is at soul level that Reiki Attunements and Placements are received.

The spirit is that part of us that is connected to Source, connected to God. The spirit can evolve too. This means that it can develop a greater connection to God. Since God is infinite, there is no limit to the development the spirit can experience. There will always be a higher level, a greater experience that will give access to more of God’s resources, experiences, and states of consciousness. Because the spirit connects to God, it is the spirit that provides mystical experiences, including a feeling of oneness, of being connected with all other beings, all of life. It is through the spirit that we have a feeling of love toward everyone and everything. The spirit makes its awareness and resources available to the soul. As our spirit evolves and becomes more refined, so to our various levels and types of consciousness. And it is the spirit that experiences the Holy Fire Ignitions and then sends the energy into the soul.

The following links are five of many stories about Reiki healing.

A Reiki I class created my spiritual awakening

Reiki is a personal experience

Sometimes Reiki Is the Only Answer

Reiki Heals Insomnia

Becoming Who You Are Meant to Be


Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Level I Training (In person)

This is a one-day class from 10am to 4pm (with a 60-minutes lunch break). You receive Reiki I Placement (attunement) during the class and a Holy Fire Reiki Level I certification after completion. This class will enable you to use Reiki energy for self-healing and healings for your friends, family members, pets and loved ones. Next Reiki Level I class is scheduled on April 1st (Saturday).The tuition is $225. Class fee includes the approved manual from the ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training) and a Certificate. Registration is required at least 7 days before the class so you have enough time to read the training manual and prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the Ignition. We recommend eating healthier diet and getting plenty of rest (sleep) at least 5 days before your training date. We will mail you a training manual once you made the deposit of $75 to register. All deposits are nonrefundable. You must pay the balance  seven days before the class date.

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In Level I class, the student is given a Usui/Holy Fire® level I Placement which opens the student to channeling the Reiki energy to self and others. The student also learn the following:

  • The Principles of Reiki
  • The history of Reiki
  • The evolution of Reiki and introduction of the Holy Fire
  • How Reiki is used to heal
  • Self-healing techniques
  • Practice in giving a full Reiki treatment

Preparing for a Reiki Attunement or Placement

A Reiki attunement, Placement or Ignition is a process of empowerment that connects you to the unlimited source of Reiki energy. During this process, and for a time after, changes will be made by the experience to enable you to channel Reiki. These changes take place metaphysically in your energy system and also in the physical body. An emotional as well as a physical toxic release can sometimes take place as part of this clearing process.

In order to improve the results you receive during this experience, a process of purification is recommended. This will allow the energies to work more efficiently and create greater benefits for you. The following steps are option. Follow them if you feel guided to do so.

  1. Refrain from eating meat for three days prior to the Reiki class. These foods often contain drugs and toxins that make your system sluggish and throw it out of balance.
  2. Minimize your use of coffee and caffeine drinks or tip completely. They create imbalances in the nervous and endocrine systems. Use no caffeine drinks on class days.
  3. Use no alcohol for at least three days prior to the Reiki class. Minimize using sweets.
  4. Reduce or eliminate time watching TV, listening to the radio and reading newspaper.
  5. Meditate for half an hour each day for at least a week using a style you know or simply spend this time in silence.
  6. Release all anger, fear,  jealousy, hate, worry, eat. up to the light. Creat a sacred space within and around you.


Usui/Holy Fire® III Reiki Level II Training (In person)
Next Reiki Level II class is scheduled on May 20th (Saturday).
This is a one-day class from 10am to 4:30pm with a 60-minutes lunch break. You will receive Reiki II Placement (attunement) during the class. This class will upgrade the Reiki energy in you (from Reiki Level I) so that you can become a Reiki practitioner if you intend to. It will also enable you to give distant Reiki to others. Even if you are already a Reiki practitioner with Usui Reiki, this would upgrade your Reiki energy since it’s Holy Fire Reiki Level II Placement you are receiving.
The tuition is $325. Class fee includes the approved training manual from the ICRT (International Center for Reiki Training) and Level II Certificate.
Registration is required at least 7 days before the class date.

Sample Reiki certificates from previous classes.