The third degree in the Usui system of Reiki is called Reiki Master and is not taught in a class.
The step towards being a Reiki Master can begin in many ways. From feeling a desire to share this beautiful gift with others and in more ways, to a vague feeling that you want to take this step without understanding yet why. Time is the big ally here. Time gives you the possibility to see if it was just a nice idea or really a calling from deep within that you just can’t deny (and in between there can be many different kind of motivations that are neither good nor bad).
The one who feels the inner calling to become a Reiki Master eventually feels a deep intention to devote a large part of his/her life to Reiki – and in this case to the Usui system of Reiki – and also provide Reiki classes. Being a Reiki Master is not something “to do on the side”, it requires full-time dedication. Also, you do not need this degree if you only want to develop further, you are fully able to do this with the first or second degree of Reiki. The Reiki Master degree does not by definition give more power or growth, in the sense that it only gives this when there is a deeper dedication to the practice of this degree, that builds on the years of experience of first and second degree practice of the Usui system of Reiki.
Which Master will guide you?
If you feel this inner calling and if you really want to teach Reiki, then the next question is: who will guide you and eventually initiate you? It is important that this Reiki Master has many (at least ten) years of experience in teaching Reiki classes, treats himself/herself daily and can support and train you from a place of deep faith in – and a lot of experience with Reiki. It’s also important that you trust that this person will be loving and understanding with you, as well as challenge you where this is necessary to connect more with yourself and Reiki. This can be, but does not have to be the Reiki Master where you did your first and / or second degree.
The Reiki Master degree is not taught in a certain number of sessions. As a Reiki Master candidate you will go through a time of preparation in your daily life, under the guidance of your Reiki Master. This preparation takes as long as necessary and can therefore be different for each individual. The minimum time is two years, but usually it will take three to six years.
In the Reikicenter de Oorsprong, Marcel Vis is the one who also guides people on the path to the Reiki Mastery. The step for him to guide students on this path came after twenty years of experience in giving Reiki classes and treatments and daily practice. Marcel has also followed training at Phyllis Lei Furumoto for training Reiki Masters.
“Being a Reiki Master is not a new kind of job. It is a step further into your own self-discovery and development. It is also a further commitment to the practice of the Usui System, including giving Reiki classes.” – Phyllis Lei Furumoto
A conversation with Marcel
Do you have the feeling that being a Reiki Master is your path? Or do you have a potential interest in it and are you considering to ask Marcel to guide you along this path? Then the first step is to have one or more conversations to get clarity in what this path consist of and from there to make a conscious choice.
If you would like to have a first conversation (free of charge and costs), please contact us by phone.
If you want to read an article by Phyllis Lei Furumoto about the choice to become Reiki Master, click here.