Jikiden Reiki with Amanda Jayne
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I found Jikiden Reiki while I was living in Japan in 2002 and studied there for several years, with Chiyoko Yamaguchi and then her son, Tadao Yamaguchi.
I was struck by how down-to-earth the family was, their kindness and the years of experience using Reiki they had. Reiki was an everyday thing to them and I wanted to make it so for me too.
In current times, it feels so important for us all to have access to Reiki and tried and tested knowledge on how to use it help ourselves and our family and friends in times of sickness or anxiety. It has been invaluable to me since I first learned in 2002 and I was delighted to become a Daishihan in 2016 so I can now help people learn to teach this incredible natural healing method.
I teach primarily in Kent, UK but also teach in Cornwall and the Midlands. I sometimes travel to teach in places such as Nelson BC, Canada and Venice, Los Angeles, USA.
In 2021 I published the book, "Women in Reiki - Lifetimes dedicated to healing in 1930s Japan and today" with Silke Kleemann, available from online booksellers.
Learning about Japanese culture has helped me to understand the true nature of Reiki. I have long been fascinated by Japan and in 2009 walked the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage both to experience the inner journey and to bask in the feeling of the Japanese temples I love so much.
Reiki lies at the heart of our connection with nature and all that is. It is a natural part of living in harmony with our surroundings and as I have practiced it over the years, I have come to appreciate the infinite depth that lies in the simplicity of Jikiden Reiki.
As Chiyoko Yamaguchi used to say - You put your hands on and people feel better.
In 2018, Silke Kleemann and I decided to write a book focusing on the Japanese women who carried Reiki through challenging times in Japan to those of us using Reiki today. We tell the stories of the women and put them in the context of the times and culture they were living in. There is a section devoted to the traditional Japanese understanding of Reiki and how it connects to nature and our true nature and we interview 9 women living and working with Reiki today. Our hope in writing the book was to honour and acknowledge the women who came before us, on whose shoulders we all stand, and to encourage and inspire people using Reiki today with stories of the different ways people are using it today and how it has helped them.
We are happy to answer any questions about the book via our website at http://www.womeninreiki.com