Skip to main content


Posts on Reiki — and other forms of healing — are included at my Cronewyze blog.  Here is a bit of background explanation:

What is Reiki?

Reiki is a form of energy healing in which practitioners tap into the universal energy source, rather than using (and thereby temporarily depleting) their own energy.

The 'ki' in Reiki is like the 'ki' in Aikido or the 'chi' in Chi Gung and Tai Chi. In other words, it represents the Universal Life Force. In Reiki, as in many other disciplines, we are taught that this energy is synonymous with Unconditional Love.

The 'rei' says that this force is divinely guided. One translation of Reiki is Soul Power. I was taught to call myself a Reiki channel rather than a Reiki healer, to remind myself that I am not the doer, merely a pipeline for the energy. This was made possible through the attunement process I received.

Obviously this energy has been around since the beginning of time, and has not always been called Reiki. It became known by this name, in its present form, via Dr Mikao Usui of Japan. One of his students, Dr Hayashi, in turn trained a Japanese-American lady, Mrs Hawayo Takata, who brought Reiki to the Western world as a system of healing in the early Twentieth Century.

The history of Reiki, from Dr Usui on, can be found in much more detail in many books and online sites.

What is a Reiki Master?

In this context it means a teacher. As a Reiki Master, I am not claiming heights of spiritual mastery. In fact one of the wonderful things about Reiki, even Reki Mastery, is that it is available to any human being who wishes to learn and is prepared to do the work.

What I have mastered is the training and expertise necessary to reach Master level, i.e. teacher level, in classic Usui Reiki; also in some other forms of Reiki, and similar energy healing modalities. I am empowered to attune students to these energies so that they too may transmit them for the purpose of healing. I can also share a great deal of information about these wonderful tools and show you how to apply them in practice.

I observe that, as the energies keep evolving, our knowledge of them keeps expanding.  I can't know everything, but I can guide you in your own explorations.

My Usui Reiki Lineage

Dr Mikao Usui
Dr Chujiro Hayashi
Mrs Hawayo Takata
Iris Ishikuro
Arthur L Robertson (Rev) Ph.D.
Rev. Glen Dunning
Trisha Ellis S.R.N., R.M., Dip. T., B. Ed.
Ann Adcock
Rosemary Nissen-Wade, B.A., Dip. Met. C.

I am also trained in other schools of Reiki and other forms of energy healing and spiritual healing. See also my list of healing qualifications.

Popular posts from this blog

Poets Out Loud

They started with me! (Pardon my excitement.) Enterprising young poet  Sarah Temporal has just organised a new series of monthly poetry readings in Murwillumbah NSW where I live (and she lives). They began last Thursday with a varied and exciting program of two featured readers (me and Matt Hetherington ) and lots of brilliance in the open sections. Here I am in full emote on the night: And these are the poems I read, the first two from my book Secret Leopard,  the second two much more recent, from my blog The Passionate Crone : The Day We Lost the Volkswagen During a momentary lull in her head, the poor old thing lost her grip. The boat she was towing towed her instead ponderously down the slip. backwards into the water. For a swirling moment she almost floated, she thought of setting sail. But her bum tilted, her britches bloated — she was heavy in the tail — and the sly seaweed caught her. I thought even then she might make a try (she se

A Poet in the Pandemic

Luckily I'm mostly an online poet. Social distancing is not required on social media. All the usual poetry groups and communities are still operating. Currently I'm mostly at  Poets and Storytellers United , for the very good reason that I'm officially its Coordinator these days – albeit with a wonderful, smooth-running, no-fuss team who don't need a lot of coordinating. I occasionally look at what's happening at dVerse ; and I'm thrilled that the archived imaginary garden with real toads is reactivating temporarily, with daily prompts for the 'poetry month' of April. Then there are the facebook groups. I'm the admin of Haiku on Friday and Tanka on Tuesday (not that they need much administration) and I sometimes look in on Found Haiku, Erotic Haiku , and NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). Above all there are my own poetry blogs where I share the latest work – which you'll find under the tab My Poetry Blogs at the top of the pag

Poetry Movie: People in Performance

Created by Kenneth Smeaton, recording Melbourne poetry history. In this episode I'm featured, reading what was once my most famous (or notorious!) poem.