This kanji is translated as Usui Shiki Ryoho or Usui System of Natural Healing. As a way of identifying the practice of Reiki that recognizes and honors the spiritual lineage of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi, Hawayo Takata, and Phyllis Lei Furumoto
Usui Shiki Ryoho has been passed down through this lineage and in so doing the practice has developed through the influences of the social events, the personal passion of the lineage bearer, and the guidance of Reiki as the value of long term practice becomes evident.
The system taught by masters of Usui Shiki Ryoho emphasizes the value of self-treatment as the core of the practice, encourages the treatment of family and friends, acknowledges that doing Reiki is a life-long practice through which the depth of the gifts of healing and growth are manifested. The beginning class gives the student everything needed to grow and develop through this mysterious connection to Reiki, universal life energy.