Usui Tibetan Reiki is not all that different from Usui Reiki but it’s origins are a bit different. Usui Tibetan Reiki is built on the studies of Arthur Robertson’s Raku Kai Reiki. This style of reiki has four levels – Level I, II, Level IIIa and Level IIIb.
What is primarily different about Usui Tibetan Reiki is the fact that it uses crystals, guides, healing attunements and various Tibetan symbols. This particular style of reiki was popularized by Diane Stein and William Rand.
Usui Tibetan Reiki, as noted above was built on the foundations of Raku Kai Reiki. Arthur Robertson who developed it was a student of one of Takata’s 22 masters. The Raku Kai Reiki uses Master Frequency Generator Plates, Hui Yin, Violet Breath, Tibetan symbols, the O Sui Ching water ritual, and the White Light symbol. Not only has this school of practice led to the development of Usui Tibetan Reiki, but also Vajra Reiki, Karuna Reiki and Tera Mai Reiki.
Of course the original creator of Reiki itself was Mikao Usui and his system of Usui Reike is the most widely used one today. The Usui Tibetan Reiki system is now often used interchangeably with Usui Reiki – even though there are overall differences. Usui Tibetan Reiki takes portions of Usui Reiki and combines them with a powerful Tibetan method of attunement.
Another notable difference in the Usui Tibetan Reiki is the number of different symbols used that are an elegant mixture of Sanskrit and Japanese Kanji. Tibetan Reiki is also spoken of generically to describe Usui Tibetan Reiki and Tibetan-Usui Reiki. Tibetan Reiki believes it is using the original practices from Tibet.
Tibetan Reiki makes use of the Tibetan Master Symbol – the Dumo – part of the William Rand system. The Dumo is also referred to as the Tibetan Dai Ko Mio. The Dai Ko Mio is used in the Usui system and is the symbol that empowers other symbols used to heal. The Usui Master symbol the Dai Ko Mio roughly translates to ‘Great Being of the universe, shine on me, be my friend.”
In the Tibetan reiki system the Tibetan Dai Ko Mio is thought to unify the mind and body. It supposedly works with fire in the base chakra by lighting the sacred flame – the Kundalini energy. It is also said it pulls negative energy and disease from your mind and body.
The use of the Usui Tibetan Reiki master symbol creates a noticeably stronger connection between the physical and the Higher Self. The stronger the connection the more it allows the unlimited power of Reiki to manifest on the physical plane.