Early on in my Reiki days, I understood Reiki to be something more akin to a technique; a tool for healing a toothache or a bellyache in a pinch. Later on, I realized how such a view as inherently limiting and with work, I learned how to see, live, and embody Reiki from a much broader perspective.
I am not a credentialed expert on addiction; I have not obtained any degrees or certifications on the subject. What I do have is way too much life experience with it, personally and professionally. Addiction and mental illness which are often correlated, have been the bane of my existence practically since birth. I have many family members that struggle with addiction. I have sadly gone to many wakes of deceased friends and family members. As a correction officer, I watched people die of cirrhosis of the liver, AIDS and other drug and alcohol-related diseases.
Transcript of Frans Stiene’s Radio interview by Yolanda Williams from Reiki Radio, discussing Frans’ latest book, “The Inner Heart of Reiki: Rediscovering Your True Self.”
Transcript of Frans Stiene Interviewed on Violet Reiki Radio with Rose Jimenez about his book The Inner Heart of Reiki.
Recently, as part of my 3 week training in Japan, I spent 5 days on Mt Omine, which has been a training ground for Shugendo for 1300 years.
The main temple, Ominesanji, is at the top of the mountain, 1720 meters high. As I stood in front of the temple, I noticed a pillar with a kanji on it and thought, “It looks very similar to the first symbol taught within the system of Reiki.” I was intrigued.
I often hear people say that when they get angry, worried or fearful that they are just “being human,” that emotions such as these are part of being human! But is this really the case, and what does it actually mean to be human?
At Narita airport in Japan, Wow what a journey! I think this will take me months to really assimilate it all. I rediscovered so much about myself and about Mikao Usui’s teachings. The first 7 days I spend with a Tendai Ajari (Ajari is a priest who can train other priest). His name is Takeda Hakusai and he is a deshi (direct apprentice/student) of the late Dai Ajari Sakai Yusai, who was at his time one of the most famous priests in Japan as he did the extremely difficult kaihogyo two times!
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