A Reiki Master is a person who feels called to continue the study of Reiki through teaching and who has received the training and initiation to teach First and Second Degree classes in Usui Shiki Ryoho, the Usui System of Reiki Healing. The training, preparation, and initiation for mastery come from a Reiki Master who has extensive living and teaching experience as a master in the Usui System of Reiki Healing.
A Reiki Master who practices the Usui System of Reiki Healing has completed the steps of commitment outlined in the form. These include being initiated by a master in the direct spiritual lineage, using the daily-living principles as a moral and spiritual guide, recognizing the life-long relationship with Reiki and with the initiating master, and payment of $10,000 US.
When searching for a Reiki Master from whom to take First or Second Degree Reiki, interview a few masters. Ask questions about their experience of taking First and Second Degree and of being a Reiki Master.