... when the mother looked at that tiny, squirming, wailing bit of humanity, she thought to herself, 'if she is ever to amount to very much, she must have a very big name.' Then the idea came to her to name her after the Big Island, Hawaii, changing the last letter to 'O' because girls names ended in O.'
... 'Give her a bath and wrap her in a new blanket. Then face her to the sun, put your hand on her head and say three times, 'I NAME YOU HAWAYO,' and then say 'Success, success, success.'"
Fran Brown, Living Reiki, Hawayo Takata's teachings.
Throughout her life, from the age of 37 to her death at 80, Hawayo Takata generously shared the gift of Reiki with the West & much of the world. Her legacy lives on in the thousands upon thousands of Reiki practitioners and teachers who continue to share Reiki with their friends, families and clients!
Just for today, let us honor Hawayo Takata, & thank her for the gift of Reiki!