I've noticed a growing trend amongst certain sections of the Reiki
Community concerning presentation of ones Reiki Lineage...
seems to have become a quite common practice that - while having
initially received training and attunement in one (or more)
of the various Western-lineage Reiki styles - many folk
suddenly, upon taking training and attunement in 'Japanese'
lineage Reiki styles, choose to completely ignore their original
lineage(s) and instead, focus solely on the later
as to whether this is out of some (in my opinion, misguided)
sense of prestige - a belief that a 'Japanese' lineage Reiki style
is somehow 'better', 'more powerful', 'purer', or whatever - than
a Western-lineage Reiki style...?
whether (and its
too late now, I've already thought it so I might as well
say it - I know many others have probably been thinking
the same thing too!) it is simply that some folk have surrendered
to their 'inner fashion victim' and decided that 'Japanese' lineage
is "the only way to go" - that it has become
absolutely de rigueur for all the 'best-dressed Reiki folk
* * * *
We are all
clearly aware that it is via the student's first Initiations
- irrespective of lineage or 'style' - that they are 'connected'
to the phenomenon we commonly refer to as 'Reiki'. And once that
'connection' has taken place, "that" - as they say -
simply to be 'contrary' (i.e. obstinate)...
presenting my Reiki lineage, I have decided to 'ignore'
all of my later initiation-lineages (no matter how much
'more pure' others may perceive them to be) and present only my
first initiation-lineage (perhaps perceived by some to
be quite 'impure')
is, after all, the lineage that provided me my 'first contact'
- my actual 'awakening-into-awareness' of the potentially life-changing
phenomenon that is 'Reiki''.
original Reiki Lineage
& Emma Ferguson