Over the years Lee Wei-De (Steve) had taught more than 1500 level 1 students and 150 Masters in Reiki and in those years of dedication to reiki he has taught 22 Reiki Master Teachers.
Students would go on their own paths doing treatments and teaching others the benefits of the incredible art of energy transfer know as reiki. Out of those 22 teachers Lee Wei-De taught more than 25% had changed the essences of reiki. In Lee Wei-De words the essences are;
1; Number of attunements at each level
2; Time periods between levels, as it is required for the students expansion of their own chakras and personal experiences of the spectrum of reiki energy being transferred and the activation of the psychic abilities with the Ajna and Kundilini stimulation.
3; Beginners to place hands on the clients body, so they can actually feel when the reiki energy has stopped flowing to energize all the organs/cells (fill all the little cups, mini chakras)
4; The 2 days required to study the first level and to perform 2 reiki treatments while the teacher is observing the energy transfer process and evaluating the 6th sense and intuition of the therapist.
With the above mentioned it was clear to Lee Wei-De that only some Teachers will keep the essences of Reiki and totally proves that the lineage concept is not validated by any professional criteria.