Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® – What Is It?
In 1989, William Lee Rand, Founder of the International Center for Reiki Training, began to receive non-Usui Reiki symbols and attunement techniques from other Reiki masters. He later began experimenting with some of them together with a number of his best students.
They asked for guidance and came up with a set of symbols and attunements that seemed to have the best energy. William Lee Rand did not channel any of these symbols, but he was guided in the further development of the attunement process that in 1995 eventually evolved into a new system of Reiki which he called Karuna Reiki®.
The meaning of Karuna
“Karuna is a Sanskrit word and is used in Hinduism and Buddhism. It is translated to mean any action that is taken to diminish the suffering of others and could also be translated as “compassionate action.” When individuals experience enlightenment, they report that all beings are known as one.
Karuna is the motivating quality of all enlightened beings who are working to end suffering on Earth. They continually send an unlimited amount of healing energy and guidance to us, but not all are receptive to it. As you develop Karuna in yourself, not only are you helping others, but you also become more receptive to the Karuna that is being sent by all enlightened beings. Thus your healing is quickened as well”.
William Lee Rand
Benefits of Karuna Reiki®
– Karuna Reiki® opens you to work more closely with all enlightened beings. This includes those enlightened ones who are physically present as well as those in spirit
– It assists a person through a process of total transformation and integration bringing a state of complete empowerment
– It helps our transpersonal energy system become more fully activated, working with transpersonal chakras, such as the stellar gateway, soul star, causal chakra, etheric heart, earth star and Gaia gateway
– Karuna Reiki® chanting helps to release issues of all kinds in a powerful and gentle way. The energy negative energies are quickly lifted out.
– Karuna Reiki® helps us develop a soul level understanding of our natural gifts, tap into any blocks that are preventing us from using these gifts fully, and gives us tools to heal.
– Karuna Reiki® assist us to heal deeply, and through this process we are empowered to help ourselves and others, contributing to total healing of the planet
– Karuna Reiki® energy goes very deep, gently, but quickly, bringing deep physical and emotional healing.
– It transcends time and space, connecting with karmic issues, working through and transmuting incarnations, bringing the related lessons to ones conscious awareness.
– It helps to connect and heal the earth, healing and releasing discarnate spirits, helping them to move on through compassionate and loving action
– Karuna Reiki® is a great gift that can help us recognize that complete peace is already within us all. This recognition can then bring us to merge with the oneness of all creation.
Karuna Reiki® symbols , like the Usui Reiki symbols, are sacred and can be compared to energetic keys. They can assist the practitioner in bringing deep healing in many areas:
– Past life issues
– Physical, psychological, emotional abuse; child abuse
– Cellular healing
– Unconscious patterns, addictive behavious, fears
– Psychological or psychic “attack
– Heal insomnia and panic attacks
– Spiritual emergency
Karuna Reiki® can improve en enrich a person’s life by:
– Developing healthy habits, healing relationship issues
– Developing Universal Compassion
– Harmonising chakras and clearing the human energy system
– Helping manifesting goals, bringing focus and strengthening our self-esteem
– Aligning with higher self, bringing balance, deeper connection and enhancing spiritual guidance
– Connecting to personal Divine power and trust in life
– Creating peace and healing the Earth
– Enhancing psychic senses such as clairvoyance
Kuan Yin and Karuna Reiki®
by William Lee Rand
Karuna Reiki® evolved out of Usui and Tibetan Reiki from a desire and a knowingness that there is always something greater waiting to be uncovered. The love of the Creator is unbounded and because of this, there is no limit to the good that can come to those who seek. No matter how wonderful something is there can always be more.
And so it was out of this understanding that Karuna Reiki® began to manifest here on Earth. I say it in this way because everything that could exist, exists now. It is just a matter of wanting something better and being willing to actively follow your inner guidance in order to ground it into your life.
I did not channel any of the symbols used in Karuna Reiki®, but simply began to experiment with symbols others had recently channeled. Working with some of my most sensitive students, we allowed ourselves to be guided as to which symbols would be best for us and prayed that the Creator would direct our process.
We did not know we were creating a new system of Reiki until later in the experience when the healing energies began to increase in frequency and strength.
At first I wondered if this was possible, but after other sensitive healers confirmed it, I slowly came to accept that a new system of Reiki was developing. I thanked the Creator and asked what to do next. I was directed to give it a name and the name that came was Karuna.
I had not heard of this name before, but found it in a spiritual book and knew it was the right name.
It was found that in order for one to gain the full benefit of Karuna Reiki® one must be ready. This can happen only if one’s energy system has first been conditioned through the use of the Reiki master energies. Once this conditioning has taken place, one’s energy system can more easily adjust to the higher potentials available.
In addition, the experience one gains as a Reiki master allows one to make better use of the new healing tools Karuna Reiki® provides. This is why it is taught only to those who are already Reiki masters.
When taking the Karuna Reiki® master training, one becomes both a practitioner, able to use the energies for healing as well as a master, able to teach others. Karuna Reiki® has two levels and eight symbols. Each of the eight symbols brings with it a different frequency and a different way of helping the healing process.
There is a symbol to reduce pain and prepare for deep healing, one to heal deeply, one to fill the client with love, one to ground, one to bring peace and so on. Having more symbols can be likened to a repair person who at first has only three or four tools to work with but then with increasing skill learns to work with a much larger number of tools and therefore is able to repair a wider range of problems and do it more quickly.
Karuna Reiki® brings in healing energies that are noticeably stronger and able to more quickly heal a wider range of difficulties. Many experience the energy flowing not just through the body and arms, but all around the outside as well so that it completely surrounds the practitioner on its way to the client. This can be a very moving experience and many who have been Reiki masters for years begin channeling healing results that are more powerful than previously experienced.
This often inspires one to consider why it is so strong and where the energies come from. The name of this healing practice can help us understand its source.
Karuna is a Sanskrit word that means compassionate action and this is not an ordinary kind of compassion, but one that comes from an unbounded sea of love. This is the kind of compassion that when combined with wisdom can take one to enlightenment. And once enlightened, all those who have followed this path are compelled by the great love that has grown in their hearts to turn their attention toward reducing suffering and helping others to become enlightened also.
The beings who have followed this path and reside in this unbounded sea of love have unlimited power and at the same time unlimited kindness. They have mastered Karuna and because of this are its emissaries. They act like beacons sending unlimited healing potential into every part of the Universe.
Kuan Yin is one such being. She is one of four great Bodhisattvas or enlightened beings that watch over the earth. She is also called Avalokiteshvara and in Japan she is called Kannon. The embodiment of Mahakaruna, or great compassion, she is highly venerated in Buddhism and is ready to help all those who pray to her or attune to her healing energies, which continually emanate from her.
While she has been depicted as male, in more recent times and especially by Taoist and Tantric sources she has been seen as female. In this form she represents the Goddess or female aspect of the deity. Portrayed as standing on a lotus blossom and floating in the sky, her purity remains unstained by the ignorance and confusion of the world, even as she reaches out to help. Filled with the greatest beauty and grace, her reality is that all beings are one and deserve to be free. Because of this she is ready without reservation to extend peace, joy, love and every divinely good thing to anyone who contacts to her.
Many who have taken Karuna Reiki® have had visions of Kuan Yin and other enlightened beings. This has occurred during the attunements, or while giving or receiving treatments or while meditating. These experiences can be inspirational as well as healing. Because this happens frequently and the healing energies are so strong, many feel that Karuna Reiki® comes from Kuan Yin and the other Bodhisattvas.
We live in a wonderful time when ancient wisdom is combining with modern methods to spread spiritual practices all over the world. Millions of people practice Reiki now and the numbers continue to grow. This is having a powerful effect on our spiritual lives and helping to heal the planet. As the pace quickens, world peace becomes possible. Let us use the healing power that comes to us now to heal ourselves and help others. May you always walk in peace.
Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Classes In London
Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® Master classes is taught only by Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki Masters registered with the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT). All Master teachers have agreed to abide by a code of ethics, minimum teaching standards, a standard curriculum and practice the attunements as they were developed by the ICRT.
All attunements, called Ignition, are given in person and online. All registered Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® Masters have a lineage which can be traced to a teacher licensed by the ICRT, and ultimately to William Lee Rand.
The Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® system has 8 session symbols and including 4 master symbols. After Holy Fire Reiki® Reiki came into being, William Lee Rand was guided to upgrade it to Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki® and make the Holy Fire® symbol the master symbol.
The energy has a more definite feeling to it. It works on the emotional and spiritual levels and also can help one become more grounded. Those who receive the ignitions report experiences with their guides, angels, and higher self and feel the healing presence of other enlightened beings.
In the Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® class attunements are replaced by Placements and Ignitions. Instructions on how to give Placements and Ignitions are taught in class. The energies of the symbols previously included in Karuna Reiki® classes have been upgraded to be Holy Fire® III energies, making them more refined and effective.
Karuna Reiki® which was the first expression of this class, was developed by William Lee Rand and other healers at the International Center for Reiki Training in the 90’s. The Holy Fire® aspect of this system was received 21 years later on January 23, 2014, and was added to both the Reiki Master and the Karuna Reiki® systems.
The Holy Fire® energy refines and enhances the effectiveness of the Karuna healing energy and the energy of the Karuna symbols.
In addition, the Holy Fire® symbol is the new master symbol for Karuna Reiki®.
Classes in London are taught at the following venues:
– Stillpoint Centre For Wellbeing, 18 Devonshire Row, London EC2M 4RH.
– Benedictine Institute, Overton House, 74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London, W5 2DD
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Giancarlo is a fully qualified Hypnotherapist and Past Life Regression Therapist. He is a registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council, the Federation of Holistic Therapists, the Spiritual Regression Therapy Association and the General Hypnotherapy Register. Read more.