One of the things that I have done for years is honoring my ancestors and those who have guided the magical systems I have learned. My ancestor altar is a place where I honor and commune with my ancestors. I find that doing offerings to my ancestors helps me to communicate with them and get their help on any issue. It also gives me a chance to offer gratitude for all that I have because of these people. You can also honor your Reiki line with a simple ritual at an altar. The benefits are that you have a greater connection to the masters of Reiki beyond the veil. You may find that if you make this a part of your practice that you receive guidance when doing Reiki or healing work.
If you have been attuned to Reiki you should get a list from your teacher that details your line of Reiki back to Dr. Usui. If you haven’t, you might want to do a little research on the Reiki masters of the past. You could also start with Dr. Makao Usui, Dr. Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. Dr. Usui started the system of Reiki. Dr. Hayashi added the hand positions to Reiki. Takata brought Reiki to the world. Once you have a list of your Reiki lineage, write it out on a nice piece of paper. Maybe frame it. Find a place for you to honor your lineage, like a small altar. I use our ancestor altar because they are my ancestors of Reiki. Instead of a list, you may want to obtain pictures of some of the people of your lineage. This gives you a focus for your energy.
Make a space to honor them. Set it up with their pictures and your list of lineage. Burn some incense to honor them. Light a candle to give them energy. Get a glass of water to put in the space. Charge the water with Reiki and write in the air the Reiki symbols especially the distance symbol. Say a prayer like:
“There is one power that is the universal light of Reiki. I honor those who have carried this line forward to me. I send Reiki through time to thank them for their work both in this world and in the one beyond. I ask that they be at peace and find spiritual enlightenment beyond the veil. May this candle light their way. May this Reiki empower them to aid us from beyond the veil. May this incense give them the breath to speak, may the waters of life aid their healing work. So mote it be.”
Take some time to just be silent after you have said this prayer before your little altar. In this silence you may get feelings, words, pictures in your head, or a sudden idea. Know that this is how those beyond the veil communicate with us. I like to refresh my offerings once a week. I usually do it on Saturday because it is ruled by Saturn, which I associate with the dead.
If you are going to do a healing session you may want to call to them to be with you during the session. I will say a little prayer before my client gets there for them to guide and aid me in this healing. Depending on the client and my own whims I may light incense, a candle, and refresh the glass of water on the ancestor altar before a session. I will sometimes feel other hands with my hands as I do the healing work. This is a sign that they are with me.