Usui/Holy Fire Reiki is Reiki’s most recent evolution, and is of a higher frequency than pre- Holy Fire Reiki. It was given to William Lee Rand of The International Center for Reiki Training. It is a powerful, beautiful, loving, profoundly healing and very gentle energy. The energy keeps evolving: from Holy Fire to Holy Fire II in 2015 and now, as of September 2018, we have Holy Fire III.
The “holy” of Holy Fire energy is not intended to have a religious meaning, but goes back to the word’s root, meaning whole and complete. I have treated Jewish, Muslim and Christian people, agnostics and atheists, and all have benefitted from the Holy Fire energy.
Holy Fire Reiki is a development within Usui Reiki. It is not superior to Usui Reiki, but is a new branch of it. Reiki has existed for 2,500 years and has developed on many continents and has taken many directions. It continues to evolve. Since Usui introduced his Reiki in the early twentieth century, the use of hand positions has become a standard practice; Tibetan symbols have been introduced; Karuna Reiki was developed. Holy Fire itself has evolved: originally, Attunements were still used, but in 2015, Placements superceded them. When I first read about Holy Fire Reiki in The Reiki News Magazine, I was instantly drawn to it, knew that I simply had to study it. Most of my students have experienced a similar “knowing” that Holy Fire was for them. Here is a description of Holy Fire Reiki by William Lee Rand: Holy Fire Reiki is a new form of Reiki being introduced by the ICRT. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. . . . The Holy Fire energy is noticeably more refined and comes from a higher level of consciousness. Some of the qualities students have experienced include:– Works continuously even when not thinking about it and spontaneously heals issues as they come up.– Always respects free will.– Heals deeply and quickly without distress.
One of the main tenets of Holy Fire II and Holy Fire III Reiki is that the teacher “gets out of the way” of the energy when activating it in students. If you have ever received an Attunement, you know that the teacher is close to your body, is in your energy field, when activating the Reiki energy. With Holy Fire II and Holy Fire III, in the Placements (which have replaced the Attunements) and the Ignitions that activate the Holy Fire symbol, the teacher sits across the room from the students in order that the energy acts directly on them. A similar thing happens in the Experiences which have replaced meditations: instead of a guided meditation spoken by the teacher, there is now a brief introduction, and once again the divine energy works directly with the students.
Having taught Reiki before Holy Fire and since, I can attest to the power of the Placements, Experiences and Ignitions. There is so much more healing that goes on in Holy Fire classes than there was in earlier classes. The energy is powerful!
Another difference between pre-Holy Fire Reiki and Holy Fire Reiki concerns our Soul and our Spirit. In Holy Fire Reiki, Soul is defined as that part of us that holds all our experiences from this life and from all past lives and contains all the attitudes, values and beliefs that we have formed. It contains parts that are highly evolved and there can also be parts that are sick, angry and sad, that have low levels of consciousness. Spirit is the part of us that is connected directly to Source. It provides mystical experiences, including feelings of oneness, of being connected to other beings, to all of life. It is at the Soul level that Reiki Attunements are received; it is the Spirit that experiences the Holy Fire Placements, Experiences and Ignitions which heal and refine its ability to receive divine blessings. The Spirit then helps the Soul to grow and heal.
If you have levels I or II of Usui Reiki, you can continue your studies in Holy Fire. Reiki Masters must do the Holy Fire III Reiki Master/Teacher course or the Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master/Teacher course before being able to teach online. The cost of the Master courses may seem high, but with them, you are also a Teacher. Even if you have no intention of teaching, you can activate Reiki in family members or friends. I have had students who had no intention of teaching, but who have now become Teachers. (The cost of my courses is considerably less than the fees I paid to take them. I want Holy Fire III Reiki to be accessible to people who are interested in studying it.)
I think that we have been given Holy Fire now because we have come to a time in our evolution when we are able to handle its higher frequency, and because we and the earth arein desperate need of its powerful healing energies.