Welcome to Emerald City Reiki Center!
Emerald City Reiki Center offers Reiki
Reiki treatment, and Reiki
We offer Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki 1,
Reiki 2 and Reiki Mastery apprenticeship. We also offer
Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Level 1) and
Okuden (Level 2) seminars.Experience a
Reiki Treatment. Join us for
Reiki Circle and
Jikiden Reiki Reiju Kai. We have been teaching, talking and writing about Reiki since
1988. Call us at 206.725.8591 or toll-free at 1.800.379.8315 or
email us. Let's have a real conversation about Reiki!
What is Reiki?
Reiki is a generic term for an Usui System of Natural Reiki Healing.
Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a Japanese word meaning universal life
energy. Reiki is the natural, vital healing force found in all life.
Most Usui systems of Reiki Healing, like the Usui Shiki Ryoho of the
Reiki Alliance and Jikiden Reiki of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai
(Research Institute) are hands on and distant spiritual healing practices that attune and develop the natural latent human self-healing energy. Reiki
balances body, mind, heart and spirit in a specific, structured way
through light, gentle, non-intrusive, non-manipulative respectful touch
and compassionate regard and attention of a human being towards
another living beings.
Reiki is easy to learn, easy to use, centering
and calming. Although Reiki has Buddhist and Shinto spiritual and philosophical
origins, Reiki is not a religion, but a spiritual meditation and
practice with ethical principles called the Gokai , a lovely version by
Rika Tanaka can be found on youtube
FOR HEALTH & HAPPINESS
Kyo dake wa
JUST FOR TODAY
DO NOT BE ANGRY
Shin pai suna
DO NOT BE WORRIED
Kan sha shite
Gyo-o hage me
DO YOUR DUTIES FULLY
BE KIND TO OTHERS
Claire has been Reiki Master in
Hawayo Takata's Reiki lineage since 1988 and is a member of the Reiki
Alliance, an international organization of Reiki Masters, Hawayo Takata
began studying Reiki with Dr. Chujiro Hayashi in 1936 and after a time
became a Reiki Teacher or Shihan a Japanese word that she translated as
Master. Chujiro Hayashi was one of Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki's 22
In 1981 a group of Hawayo Takata's Reiki Masters met in Lumby,
British Columbia, Canada to plan a memorial for Hawayo Takata. At the
meeting they talked about the foundation of an Alliance of Reiki
Masters. In the spring of 1982, a group of Reiki Masters gathered with
Phyllis Lei Furumoto, Takata's granddaughter and one her Reiki Masters,
in Hawaii to honor the memory of Hawayo Takata and to share their
experiences of her as their initiating Reiki Master. The group agreed to
meet together annually. The second meeting in 1983 resulted in the
formation of The Reiki Alliance.
Emerald City Reiki Center also offers Jikiden Reiki Shoden (Level 1) and
Okuden (Level 2) seminars. Jikiden Reiki is a Japanese Usui Reiki system
practiced by students of Chujiro Hayashi in Japan in the 1930's and
onward. Jikiden Reiki is now taught and practiced worldwide.
Claire O'Shea took her first Jikiden Reiki Shoden and Okuden seminars in
the fall of 2009, took the Shihan kaku or Apprentice Teacher seminar in
March 2010, and became a Shihan in October 2010.
Claire is also a fully certified Jikiden Reiki Shihan
of the Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Institute), Kyoto, Japan. The Jikiden
Reiki Institute traces its Usui Reiki lineage from its founders Chiyoko
Yamaguchi and her son Tadao Yamaguchi back to Chujiro Hayashi and Mikao
Usui through Mrs. Yamaguchi and her uncle Wasaburo Sugano who brought
Dr. Chujiro Hayashi to Ishikawa, Japan to teach his extended family
Chiyoko Yamaguchi first learned Reiki from Chujiro Hayashi in 1938 in
Ishikawa, Japan at the age of 17.
She practiced and taught the Reiki she learned for 65
years until her death in 2003. Currently Tadao Yamaguchi heads the
Jikiden Reiki Kenkyukai (Research Institute) and he and his Shihans teach Jikiden
Reiki worldwide. Claire O'Shea is one the Shihans taught by
Tadao Yamaguchi. Claire teaches Jikiden Reiki at Emerald City Reiki
Center and throughout the Northwest US.
Claire is also one of the
founders of the Jikiden Reiki Association an organization promoting and
supporting the teaching and practice of Jikiden Reiki by Jikiden Reiki
Shihans and Jikiden Reiki practitioners globally.
improves quality of life, health and engenders a sense of well-being and
natural happiness in the individuals who receive, practice or teach
Reiki. While every person's response to Reiki is unique, at the
end of a Reiki treatment many people relate that they feel both relaxed
and energized at the same time -- like after a good massage. But unlike
a massage the body is not manipulated and no oils, creams, or lotions or
removal of clothing is necessary.
We believe and have personal experience that Reiki is also very helpful
and beneficial for both plants animals and by extension the environment.
We have personal, clinical and anecdotal experience
of and highly recommend Reiki as a complementary alternate medicine
along with conventional cancer treatment, naturopathic and homeopathic
treatment and acupuncture as Reiki supports the body's own latent
self-healing ability . We have also found that Reiki can help with:
Surgery: both before and after care, especially healing from surgery
Stroke, heart attack. circulation problems
Abuse: physical, mental, emotional, sexual
Substance and sexual addiction recovery, support, therapy support,
mental and emotional health issues
Endometriosis, aging, pregnancy, postpartum issues, menopause
Prostate conditions, aging, midlife angst
Relationship issues, marriage, partnership, divorce or break-ups
High blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, other chronic
Stress, depression, anxiety, worry, insomnia, fatigue, eating
Rheumatoid, osteoarthritis, bursitis
Chronic pain, accidents and injury, broken bones, sprains,