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Welcome to the Council of Australian Reiki Organisations, CARO.
The Council of Australian Reiki Organisations, CARO, would like to offer visitors to this website a brief definition of Reiki and the Usui system of Reiki (USR) to support a clear historical perspective of the system.
The energy, which translated from the Japanese, means spiritual energy or, as it is more commonly rendered in the West, universal life force energy.
Usui System of Reiki
A system that originated with Mikao Usui in the early 1900s in Japan.
It comprises of a number of elements including hands-on/near practice, techniques and/or meditations, symbols and mantras, attunements performed in person and Mikao Usui's precepts that promote holistic healing on physical, psychological,
emotional and spiritual levels.
This system supports spiritual growth and facilitates self-healing and empowerment.
This system can be used to benefit oneself and others.
CARO is an Australian non-profit national Usui system of Reiki (USR) body. Its representation covers approximately 22 000 members of the Australian USR community via CARO's Membership Organisations.
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CARO's objectives in Australia are:
To preserve, protect and promote the Usui system of Reiki lineage and teachings of Mikao Usui.
To establish, sustain, and promulgate quality standards for the teaching and practicing of the Usui system of Reiki.
To establish credible standards that protect Usui system of Reiki students/clients and teachers/practitioners by supporting Member Organisations with quality Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Practice and Complaints Procedures for the practicing of the Usui system of Reiki.
To provide accreditation for Usui system of Reiki organisations.
To provide a strong voice for the specific lobbying of Government bodies and other professional bodies.
To initiate research into the Usui system of Reiki and support the development of accredited Usui system of Reiki training programs.
To establish and maintain databases/lists for public use of endorsed Usui system of Reiki Masters/Teachers and registered practitioners, Member Organisations and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) offering courses relevant to teacher/practitioner professional development.
To bring together Usui system of Reiki organisations from around Australia while respecting their autonomous nature.
To support the self-regulation of the system of the Usui system of Reiki.