Mikao Usui continued to practice Reiki, following the spiritual disciplines of Buddhism and Christianity. After years of hard work, research and unselfish service to others, he decided that Reiki was a skill the world needed, and that it shouldn’t die with him.
After yet another long meditation, he had a vision in which the Reiki symbols were revealed to him. That’s how Reiki became a system that in the initiation process could be transferred to anyone willing to grow and help others. Eighteen Reiki Masters succeeded Usui, and the Emperor of Japan decorated him for his achievements in healing and teaching.