Taught Reiki II to an individual last night. Sacred energy. We are all this. We are Reiki. The attunements and the process is a reminder of what we already know. All-knowing presence. ~ michelenappi.com

Reiki is a Japanese technique, based on the idea that an unseen’life force energy’ flows through us and is what causes us to be alive, healthy and energetic. If one’s ‘life force energy is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress. If it is high we are more capable of being happy, healthy, and feeling stable.

Reiki was first brought to us by Dr. Mikao Usui who lived during the 19th century.During a 21 day fast – on the last day of this fast – Dr. Usui was meditating and received a vision of a shining light that came quickly to him. This light entered his forehead/third-eye region of his head. He found himself in a state of extended, higher-state consciousness. During this experience he recognized and received images of symbols from Sanskrit sutras, glowing in gold. Simultaneously, the application of the symbols and mantras became clear to him. He began sharing this information immediately with those that would listen.

Dr. Usui opened the first Reiki clinic and began teaching Reiki. One of his students was Hawayo Takata, a young Japanese student living in Hawaii. She began teaching eventually, initiating others. Before she died she initiated her grand-daughter, Phyllis Furumoto. The woman who initiated me to Master level, was initiated through Phyllis Furumoto. Reiki is now known in every country in the world.

I was first attuned to Reiki in 1997. Magnificent all-encompassing change in my life. Such an extraordinary blessing! My master attunement was from Allison Dahlhaus whose lineage goes to Phyllis Furumoto, grand-daughter of Hawayo Takata, who was initiated by Dr. Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki. I haven’t been a day without Reiki being in my life in one way or another. I send it at a distance daily for ‘all I know and all I do not.’ 

Reiki can cause no harm. It is the energy that all is made of, for any and all.

Sacred Flames Reiki

A program to heal others, near and far, as well as ourselves. Sacred Flames Reiki is a new system that combines aspects of color therapy, creative visualization, traditional Japanese Reiki, and candle work. Many Reiki professionals have had amazing results with the SFR techniques, reporting an increased awareness of the energy flow during healing sessions. This book is not just for Reiki professionals though. It is excellent for beginners, even those who have had no Reiki training whatsoever. Sacred Flames Reiki offers a wide doorway to understanding for the novice, as well as insight for the advanced practitioner.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means ‘the cosmic, universal energy’ and Ki which is ‘fundamental life force energy flowing and pulsating in all living things.’ Spiritually guided life force energy directed through intention causing no harm. Through attunement you become aware, reunited and reconnected with this energy and its powerful, vibratory frequency.
A Reiki session feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole being including the body, emotions, mind and spirit and creates many beneficial effects including relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results. Reiki does not depend on one’s intellectual capacity of spiritual development and therefore is available to all.
Reiki has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady, creating a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side-effects and promote recovery.
Once taught, the Reiki Master initiate has the ability to pass along an ‘attunement’ also know as an initiation. This allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of life force energy to their benefit as well as others, and all things.
As one of my Reiki teachers once said, “Reiki meets you where you are and assists in raising your vibrational frequencies.”
The Original Reiki Precepts
The Secret Method to Invite Happiness
The Miraculous Medicine for All Diseases
Just for today, do not be angry.
Do not worry and be filled with gratitude.
Devote yourself to your work and be kind to people.
Every morning and evening join your hands in prayer,
pray these words to your heart, and chant these words with your mouth.
When you agree to accept Reiki into your life; when you realize that you are Reiki, you affect the whole in this way. All benefits for the highest good.
In ancient times Tibetan monks recognized that our healing channels could be set to ‘vibrate, ‘ in order to transfer a greater amount of energy.This is called ‘intention.’ Reiki symbols can also be thought of as ‘tools’ to focus on. A symbol is made of a drawing and a name, also known as a ‘mantra.’ The name offers one an opportunity to hear a sound and feel it’s vibration. It ‘sets the tone.’
You do not need to say the name of the symbol aloud. You can ‘think it’ for the same affect. ‘Things are thoughts/thoughts are things.’ Sounds resonate with the body. All is a frequency of vibration. Think of the Australian didgeridoo. This instrument is used for healing through it’s sounds and frequencies as one blows through it. Shamans know and knew this historically.
Say UH and you are resonating with your Root/Base Chakra of red light.
Say OO and you resonate with your Sacral chakra of orange light.
Say OH and you resonate with your Solar Plexus of yellow light.
Say AH and you are resonating with your Heart chakra of green/pink light.
Say EYE  and you resonate with your Throat chakra of blue light.
Say AYE and you resonate with your Third Eye chakra of indigo light.
Say EEE and you are resonating with your Crown chakra of violet/white light.
Your ‘tone of voice’ resonates for you and out into your auric field of energy.
When receiving Reiki attunements and symbols your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies react accordingly. While raising your frequency you may notice ‘lower frequency’ thought patterns within oneself rise to be released. Realize. Release. Relief.
Your energy is adjusting. You may be releasing blockages of energy that have been stuck within your energetic body for quite awhile. This is often subtle. You will recognize this through certain symptoms you may be experiencing.
Do not cling. Realize, release to find relief. 
While being Reiki; giving self-treatments, you have the ability to release with compassion all that no longer serves you highest good. Reiki attunements increase the vibratory frequencies of the four upper chakras – Heart (4th), Throat (fifth, Third Eye (sixth), and Crown chakra (seventh).
After you receive a Reiki attunement your attention will be drawn to realize the energy at times through what has been called ‘a tingly sensation’ in hands, feet, and so forth. It is often warm and comforting. Some feel pulsations of energy. Not all feel this yet either way, Reiki flows. The lotus blossoms.
Take well care of yourself. You are a precious being and so well cared about.
Michele M. Nappi, D.D.- Reiki Master Initiate
I have recently received my ‘doctor of divinity’ regarding my many years of spiritual practice and studies. This is an honorary degree. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_of_Divinity