Reiki tsm A new dimension of practice

Reiki tsm


Reiki tsm (The Secret Method) has arisen from the recognition of a framework that is pre-existing within the Reiki practice. The acronym tsm is derived from the words of the founder Mikao Usui, as recorded on his memorial stone. He referred to the basic precepts of his method as 'the secret method of inviting happiness, the cure for all illnesses'.

tsm is not a new form of practice. tsm is a process to access teachings currently unrecognised but embedded within the Usui System. These teachings will exist in any form of Reiki Practice that has deviated little from the basic Usui foundations. I will however focus on Usui Shiki Ryoho which is my form of practice.

Hawayo Takata translated the Japanese practice (The Usui System of Reiki Healing/Usui Shiki Ryoho) into a form that western audiences received and commonly identified with as a physical healing practice. This identification is natural and is a valid and useful aspect of the practice.

The possibilities of the system as an avenue for awakening to a larger dimension of existence, the nature of who and what we truly are, was recognized as a 'spiritual' dimension of the practice, but the focus in general was fixated on the healing practice.

tsm reframes the Usui System as using the hands-on treatment form as a practice of presence, of being present. The healing phenomena encountered are a natural consequence of this aspect of presence. This reframe of the practice as one of 'being present', is in natural alignment with the precepts (the secret method) as ways of being in the present moment, in the 'nowness of everything'.
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Usui memorial stone

Reiki tsm is not only for those in the practice of Usui Shiki Ryoho, nor is it only for those who have taken the Master level. Mikao Usui gave his method to all of humanity. The secret teachings are integrated with the method, and simply accessed through tsm.
Mark Ruge
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Usui Shiki Ryoho: Aspects (in pink), and Elements

The form of Usui Shiki Ryoho received from Hawayo Takata was given a clear description by Phyllis Lei Furumoto, as Takata's successor. This description is framed in terms known as the 'Four Aspects and the Nine Elements of the Form'.

This clear definition of form served to limit alterations of the form of practice, retaining the integrity of the system and the frameworks that I am calling tsm. The tsm frameworks fit seamlessly into the description of form.

Furumoto, at various times, referred to the the practice as a 'human development system'. This human development process is a 'soft' description of a path leading to the knowing of who and what we are as beings experiencing the human dimension of existence, an awakening process which the system was designed to facilitate.
The Usui method is a complete method. It addresses the nature of body, of mind, and also the great mystery of what it means to be human.
Mark Ruge
In tsm the process of coming into the knowing of the nature of 'who we truly are' is being called 'embodying Presence', which is the ability to hold Presence in the 'now moment'.

Embodying Presence is developed through the simple hands-on practice, through the practice of being present in the hands-on treatment process.

The development point in the practice that leads into the teachings of tsm arises out of second degree practice and is facilitated via an Extended Second Degree programme.

This programme, in its later stages, includes some limited information formerly delivered only in master level training.

The teaching level (Master Level) is thereby re-focused primarily on the intent to teach, to hold and transmit the form of practice, and not for any perceived 'extra' healing capability.
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The simple Hands-on practice.
Presence in stillness

Change Date - 20/4/21

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