Mikao Usui was speechless. A strange longing suddenly possessed him. And thus began his quest. His journey first took him to the Christian schools in the USA. But years of patient research entailed ignorance. Nothing was known about the healing powers of Jesus Christ.
Someone then suggested that he study Buddhist writings. Buddha also possessed mystic healing powers. More years of intensive study followed, with the same results. He toured Japanese monasteries and temples. He spoke with priests and spiritual gurus. And then he decided to find out the answer himself. He went to a lonely mountaintop to fast and meditate for 21 days. He carried nothing but 21 stones, one of which would be thrown away at the end of each day. The days were long and hard, and the nights frosty cold. Yet he persevered. When he was down to his last stone, he flung it away with determination -
“Either I get my answer tonight, or I do not”
And then it happened. A ball of light came towards him from the distance. Usui’s first instinct was to get out of the way, but he then realized that he had nothing to lose. He let the ball of light strike him on the forehead, and finally discovered the path he had been seeking for years. Bubbles of all the colors of the rainbow appeared before him. In these bubbles were revealed the symbols of Reiki. These very same symbols were those he had been studying but was until now unable to comprehend. The final piece of the puzzle was in place.
From that moment on, he was endowed with astounding healing powers. That very day he healed his broken toenails, his starvation, an ailing tooth and the Abbots sickness which had agonized him for years. These are the first four miracles in the world of Reiki.
The next few years saw him practise and establish Reiki as an art. His followers thronged from far and wide. At this time he passed on the Reiki leadership to Mrs Takata, a devout follower. He then claimed that his duty to the world was done and that he would kill himself by bursting three blood vessels. As he spoke, the vessels burst, and the prophet who discovered reiki was no more.