I've shared parts of this anecdote in some of my articles but I realised I never put it all together. So here it is.
Since Hiroshi Doi announced in early 2004 that his Gendai Reiki no longer included distant attunements (due to problems with a certain European teacher), it is not well known that at one time he was willing to do distant attunement exchanges.
in July 1998, Andrew Bowling of the UK and Tom Rigler of the USA independently were exchanging emails with Yukio Miura of Japan. and also with me here in Canada. Then, at the same time, Tom and Andy both introduced me to Yukio and the 4 of us began a round-robin of sharing Reiki information and distant attunements. What was of the greatest interest to us was Yukio's information about a Japanese Reiki Master named Hiroshi Doi, a Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai member, who had recently published a Reiki book called "Iyashino Gendai Reiki Hi" - "Modern Reiki Method For Healing."
Yukio translated some of Mr. Doi's book,
which he shared, (click here) and began acting
as a go between for us and Mr. Doi. He decided to take Shinpiden
and Gokuikaiden (highest level) training with Doi
and this gave us more insight. At the time I was a Tera-MaiTM
master and I shared these attunements with Yukio, via the distant
process, one day when he was visiting Kurama Yama.
Because he had enjoyed this experience, through Yukio I offered the
same attunements to Mr. Doi. Doi-san accepted, providing I would
also send them to his friend Mr. Tanaka, a healer who uses over 30
energies in his work. (I suppose this was Doi's way of checking me out.) I agreed and in September 1998 I made the exchange with them using
request I sent the 3 levels
of Tera-Mai Reiki to each of them one evening. They both reported that
their reception of these was impressive. Through Yukio Doi-san said
that he had just returned to Ashiya City from a long train ride from
Tokyo (presumably at a URR Gakkai meeting.)
While he was tired, he sat down to receive the attunements, and found
that the next morning, with little sleep, he was up early, feeling
unusually very refreshed. Tanaka-san also reported a favourable
In return, before going to bed Doi-sensei sent me Gendai Reiju and an attunement to the 4th Reiki symbol
energy; Tanaka-san sent an energy he uses on his healing work.
While Doi-sensei's energies felt good, I really took notice of Tanaka-san's. Strangley, it
actually made me feel a bit nauseous. I immediately emailed
Yukio to share my feedback, and to ask him to find out what energy
Tanaka-san had sent me.
Later that day Yukio replied that Tanaka-san had sent an energy he uses with his cancer patients! This really surprised me, and then it concerned me as I wondered if Tanaka-san felt I had cancer. I didn't think so, in fact I was pretty sure I didn't. But I was a bit confused.
was to be a year later when I was
invited to present at the URRI 2000 conference in Kyoto, before I would
get my answer from Tanaka-san. On the Friday evening before the
conference a special reception was held to celebrate Mr. Doi's
birthday. During the reception I was introduced to Mr.
What a strong personality he radiated, as
well as a strong personal Ki! I asked him why he sent the cancer
energy 2 years before during our attunement exchange. He asked if I
ntoiced it and I replied that I certainly did. He said that was
good as he wanted to send something he knew I would be able to
feel. I think this was a good indication of the sense of humour
he has. He told me that he did not have any Reiki training but he
did offer to share with me what I might call his own Reiki - his own
personal Ki. He immediately placed both hands over my crown and I
could instantly feel a very powerful enrgy flowing into me. It
was so strong my head was getting very hot.
When he finished I was certainly very buzzed. But I also knew I could duplicate this healing energy for anyone I wanted to share it with. It's what I would call Tanaka-san's own Highest Ki or personal energy, well developed and amplified. Since that time I have shared this energy with my own Reiki Master students, and each time I feel appreciation for Tanaka-san's sharing.
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