Karuna Reiki®

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 come to those who seek. No matter how wonderful something is there will always be more. And so it was out of this understanding that Karuna Reiki® began to manifest here on earth.”

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 channelling healing results that are more powerful than previously experienced. This often inspires one to consider why is it so strong and where the energies come from. The name of this healing practice can help us understand its source.”

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. Therefore, it is natural to extend compassionate action or Karuna to everyone without distinction because we are all one. As we help others and aid them in their healing process, all beings benefit. Because of the oneness of all beings, it is understood that Karuna is not only extended to others out of love, but also because it is an entirely logical thing to do. In the same way that you would want to heal your own wounds, you would also want the wounds of others to heal. It is also stated in the Buddhist literature that Karuna must be accompanied by parjna or wisdom in order to have the right effect.

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.

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.

William Lee Rand (www.reiki.org)

Karuna Reiki® Master training in Glastonbury 
With the main attunement inside the circle at Stonehenge. 
William Lee Rand June 2007