From International Center for Reiki Training Holy Fire (ICRT)
We do not say that one must practice Holy Fire Reiki in order to be a valid Reiki Master. William and the ICRT honor all schools of Reiki and believe it is each person’s right to choose the Reiki system he or she is guided to practice. Holy Fire Reiki is meant only for those who feel guided to practice it. If a person doesn’t choose to do so, we honor the system of Reiki they have chosen as the right system for him or her.
Birth of Holy Fire Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Holy Fire came quickly and unexpectedly into William Rand’s life as he was not seeking something as powerful and transformative as this. He first became aware of it and that he would be teaching it on January 23, 2014 which is just one day before he was to teach an ART/Master class. He was shown the symbol, received the attunement for it and how to give the attunements during three morning sessions he had with a spiritual adviser he have been seeing regularly for the past 19 years.
It was also explained to him that the Holy Fire energy needed to connect to his system in a unique way and that this would require that the Tibetan symbols and the energy of the violet breath be released. These energies had served their purpose and had helped him advance to this point and were also valuable in the healing they facilitated for others, but it was important that he let go of them. Once he gave my permission, the Holy Fire energy came in and in a respectful way created the energetic changes necessary for this to take place. It was also explained that the Tibetan energies will remain appropriate and useful for those who have them and haven’t taken the Holy Fire Reiki training. Of course all of this was a big surprise for him but the energy was so strong and the guidance so clear that he found it appropriate to accept the process and follow the instructions for teaching it.
There is also a calm confidence in knowing that the Holy Fire will guide and empower its own path forward to spread to all those who are willing to accept its blessings.
Since our first experiences with Holy Fire we have noted that the attunements for the Usui Master and Karuna levels are considerably different from what we have previously experienced. He had been told that because of this, they need a new name. We have been told to call them ignitions. The attunements for the Healing Attunement, I&II and ART are done in a similar way as they were in the past with the teacher physically interacting with the student, but substituting the Holy Fire symbol for the violet breath and Tibetan symbols. Complete instructions are in the revised manuals.
Holy Fire has no lineage. Lineage as it is used with Reiki refers to the physical person who originally channeled the energy. No one originally did this. Therefore, the lineage of Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Ryoho will remains with Usui Sensei. The lineage for Holy Fire Karuna Reiki® will remain with William Lee Rand. But we need to always indicate that the Holy Fire does not have a lineage.