The following article was written for the official Reiki Jin Kei Do lineage website in 2010 but was never used, so I am presenting it here.
Reiki Jin Kei Do is not just another hands-on-healing system – it is a way of life that incorporates a method of perfecting oneself through the development of compassion and wisdom. RJKD of course, in common with all other traditions of Reiki contains within its cannon a particular approach to the healing of others and oneself through the application of energy therapy techniques.
This approach however, is very much framed within the philosophy of RJKD. The primary aim of all practice within RJKD is to fully develop one’s compassion and wisdom and thus to achieve as complete an alignment with Universal Consciousness as we are able. In achieving this state, we are then much more able to bring healing – in whatever form this may be – to as many as possible in the light of a real and profound understanding of the true nature of suffering.
When we correctly develop our wisdom minds through the application of Reiki and meditation, compassion arises as a spontaneous outpouring. It is this outpouring of compassion that we strive to achieve in our practice. Compassion gives rise then to greater wisdom and a symbiotic relationship develops between the two strands of the traditions philosophy.
Of primary importance within RJKD however, is the goal of becoming the best that we can be. It is very much concerned with an inward focus to the practice for our own benefit. In some ways, this can be seen as a selfish aim but unless we can develop ourselves so that we realize our own innate state of perfection, then we can never truly give all that we are able to give to alleviate the suffering of others. Our efforts will be marred by our own state of imperfection. As we progress our efforts in helping other beings progress also. These efforts become imbued with real and immense power and an ability to affect a major impact on the world around us.
Reiki Jin Kei Do is the name given to the lineage – or vessel – that contains the methods and philosophy that are designed to help the practitioner help themselves. It is also a unique approach to the work of Reiki therapeutics based on these same methods and philosophy. In the end, Reiki Jin Kei Do is simply a way of life.