Are we entering our healing work with the same puffed up ego that we are the healer, and that we know what to do to help a given person heal? Are we trying to achieve a certain healing outcome in a healing session? Are we attached to a certain picture of what healing would be / should be for a given person? Are we trying to work hard on getting a certain sensation to occur at a certain part of the body in our healing work? If the honest answer is, “Yes!”, then this a learning moment for us.
It is said that Mikao Usui was a Shugenja/yamabushi, a practitioner who walks in the mountains to realize harmony with the natural elements. When we walk in nature with an open heart/mind we can start to feel how we need to practice the system of Reiki; more than that, we begin to realize how we need to lead our lives. Nature shows us how to live in harmony, but in modern times we have removed ourselves so far from nature that sometimes it is hard to see what nature is teaching us.
What is our purpose in life?
An existential question, along the lines of “Why are we here?” and others like that.
My earliest recollection of having questions like this, was when I was a teenager. Looking out at a world filled with inequities, poverty, illness, suffering and more, I remember these questions arising from the fiery insides of a teenager who could sense that this was not right.
Sitting in meditation can also bring drama to the fore. At least for me it has and it does!
In meditation, various experiences in body-mind come and go, sometimes nice, sometimes intense yet nice, sometimes painful, sometimes unbearable.
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