Mikao Usui was born in Japan on the 15th August 1865. Mikao Usui was the founder of Modern Reiki. Reiki is a complimentary therapy for the treatment of the Mind, Body, and Soul. Dr Usui spent many years in a Buddhist Monastery. After being asked by some of his senior students if he believed in the healing miracles of Christ and whether he was able to demonstrate such a healing. He had no answer for this question. He decided to set off on a quest to find the answer and spent many years visiting different monasteries. Dr Usui had the information but not the Spritual Understanding. Usui embarked on a 21 day meditation and fast on a holy mountain near Kyoto.
On the last day of his fast, he had a deep meditation experience. He saw a shining light in the sky, which moved quickly towards him. This light struck him in the middle of his forehead (the third eye) he found himself in a state of extended consciousness. In this state he saw familiar symbols from the Sanskrit sutras. He felt charged as the symbols and mantras became clear to him. Dr Usui decided to go to slums of Kyoto in order to heal the sick. Through his seven years living in the slums Usui came to realize that although he has healed the physical body, He had not taught a new way of living. He then set out the Reiki Principles.