Recently I was one of the keynote speakers of the International Reiki Conference in Sydney Australia, organized by the biggest Reiki association in Australia, Australian Reiki Connection (ARC). Other speakers included Hyakuten Inamoto, Kathleen Prasad, William Lee Rand, and Paul Mitchell, just to name a few.
The other day I heard someone say that when we do hands on/off healing on ourselves, we switch “Reiki on” and that when we do not place our hands on or slightly off our body, we switch “Reiki off”.
When we delve deep into the system of Reiki, we rediscover acceptance.
Acceptance is a very important element in healing ourselves and helping other people to heal themselves. Without acceptance, we start to fight and struggle with ourselves and others.
As practitioners or teachers we often say; “I am doing hands-on healing on someone”, or “I am working on someone”.
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In spiritual works and teachings, especially eastern teachings, we have all come across the concept of “Illusion”. We each carry an intellectual understanding of what this “Illusion” is or may be about. So, one practitioner might say that “Everything is an illusion. This world is not real.”; Another practitioner might say that “We never see the world for what it is because we are clouded with fears, anger, worries, judgments etc. This is the illusion.”; And there’s probably many more variations of how we understand the idea of “Illusion”.
It is interesting to see how, the deeper I go within my own practice of the system of Reiki, my own way of thinking changes. I used to say to people who asked for distance healing, “I am sending it to you” or “On the way” just to name two. But over time this started to feel strange to me because I felt that the people who I was working with were not different from me and I not different from them. They were not somewhere else separate from me; in fact I felt them deep inside my heart-mind.
In spiritual practice, we often come across, and perhaps even use the word “Silence” a lot.
What is “Silence”?
According to Google, in English, “Silence is complete absence of sound”. It is also synonymous to: “quietness, quiet, quietude, still, stillness, hush, tranquility, noiselessness, soundlessness, peacefulness, peace (and quiet)”
Mostly, as we can see, silence is absence of sound, and the quietness that emerges from it, and the hush / tranquility that may follow.