What Is Holy Fire® Reiki?
Usui Reiki Ryoho

Mikao Usui, or Usui Sensei as he was called by Reiki students, was born on August 15, 1865 in the village of Taniai in Japan.

In February 1922 he went to mount Kurama yama, a sacred mountain north of Kyoto to fast and meditate for 21 days. In March 1922 and at midnight of the twenty-first day, a powerful light suddenly entered his mind through the top of his head and he felt as if he had been struck by lightning; this caused him to fall unconscious. As the sun rose, he awoke and realized that whereas before he had felt very weak and near death from his fasting, he was now filled with an extremely enjoyable state of vitality that he had never experienced before; a miraculous type of high frequency spiritual energy had displaced his normal consciousness and replaced it with an amazingly new level of awareness.

He experienced himself as being the energy and consciousness of the Universe.

He started discovering how to work with this energy and in April 1922, he moved to Tokyo and started a healing society that he named Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (Usui Reiki Healing Method Society). He also opened a Reiki clinic in Harajuku, Aoyama, Tokyo. There he taught classes and gave treatments.

He called his system of healing Shin-Shin Kai-Zen Usui Reiki Ryo-Ho (The Usui Reiki Treatment Method for Improvement of Body and Mind) or in its simplified form Usui Reiki Ryoho (Usui Reiki Healing Method).

Usui/Tibetan Reiki and Karuna Reiki®

There is no limit to the possibilities offered by Reiki. As demonstrated by Usui Sensei, Hayashi Sensei and Takata Sensei, Reiki is something that is meant to be developed. Reiki energy comes from an infinite source and because of this, regardless of how developed and evolved ones healing energy has become, one will always be channeling only a small portion of the potential healing energy that is available.

In June 1989, William Lee Rand (WLR), founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training, started teaching a new system called Usui/Tibetan Reiki. This system kept the four Usui symbols as taught by Takata Sensei and added the Tibetan symbols and violet breath as taught by Arthur Robertson for a total of six symbols.

In 1997, William Lee Rand also introduced the Karuna Reiki® system.

Holy Fire® Reiki

Holy Fire ® Reiki is a new form of Reiki that was introduced in January 2014 by William Lee Rand. It is both powerful and gentle and provides purification, healing, empowerment and guidance. It is not something William Lee Rand designed or created, but something that came to him as part of healing sessions he had with two talented spiritual healers who channelled illumined beings.

Holy Fire® Reiki is a type of Reiki energy and a system of Reiki healing based on Holy Fire energy. Holy Fire energy has been active in the world since ancient times. The use of the word Holy in Holy Fire® III Reiki is not intended to have a religious meaning. It means ‘whole and complete‘ and it is how it is used in Holy Fire® III Reiki.

The attunement process was changed to an Ignition for the Master level and a Placement process for Reiki I & II and Advanced Reiki Training.

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.

– Heals relationships and interactions with others.

– Releases worry and replaces it with a sense of safety in a most pronounced way.

– Spontaneously provides guidance that is palatable for every level of life experience.

– Tends to develop all the personality traits that are healthy for a person to have such as love of self and others, kindness, patience, confidence, vitality, enthusiasm, optimism, trust, joy, peace and so forth.

– One of the more wonderful effects is a feeling of being loved. This is a deep and refined feeling that is very nurturing.

– Once received, it continues to develop itself to be more evolved and effective.

Holy Fire® energy was also integrated within the Karuna Reiki® system, developed by William Lee Rand in 1989, which then became Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki®.

The Evolution of Holy Fire® Reiki

Since 2014, there have been a number of attunments.

In 2015, the system evolved into Usui/Holy Fire® II Reiki and in 2018 into Usui/Holy Fire® III.

On March 20, 2020, during the time of the Spring Equinox, William Rand motivated by a desire to help, prayed and sought spiritual guidance. As a result, He was given the ability to give Placements and Ignitions at a distance and to teach distant Reiki classes (this is known as the Holy Fire® Reiki – in-person and online upgrade).

This improved healing energy allows Holy Fire® Reiki teachers to conduct Reiki classes online. In addition, this new style of Holy Fire® Reiki is also a more powerful and effective healing energy. These two qualities made it a wonderful gift for dealing with the Coronavirus pandemic and the challenges it had created. 

Events taking place in the world in February, 2022 prompted the development of the “World Peace” version of the Holy Fire® Reiki. In March 2022, the Reiki consciousness, working through the Authentic Self, revealed a higher expression of its healing potential. This strong and potent energy is now able to heal the anxiety and fear many people are feeling now, but also contains the energy to actively manifest a new level of peace in the world.

The World Peace Reiki energy is able to maintain peace within an individual, independent of what is happening around the person or in the world. It connects you more deeply with the Spirit of the Earth, and it contains the power to guide you in how you live your life and to manifest opportunities to solve problems and create a life of greater peace and purpose for you

Giancarlo Serra

Giancarlo is a fully accredited Spiritual Healer and a Master Teacher in the following Reiki systems: Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki, Usui/Tibetan Reiki, Karuna Reiki® and Holy Fire® Karuna Reiki®. He was trained in Mount Kurama, Japan and in Jerusalem, Israel, by William Lee Rand, founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training. William Lee Rand developed the Holy Fire system of Reiki.

Giancarlo is a Reiki Master Teacher member of the UK Reiki Federation and registered with the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council. Read more.