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Insights into Jōshin Kokyū Hō

Within Mikao Usui’s teachings we find a meditation technique called jōshin kokyū hō. Jōshin kokyū hō is an essential meditation practice which is practised throughout all levels of the system of Reiki, and therefore can be practised for the rest of our lives.
But what is jōshin kokyū hō all about?

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Be Kind to Yourself and Others

I always say, “I can not give you tea if I do not have tea.” I can not be kind to others if I am not kind to myself; both have to go hand in hand.

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Embodying the Precepts

The real outcome of following a spiritual practice is embodying it in all you do.
This embodiment is about inner happiness and joy. The more we are feeling this inner happiness and joy within ourselves, the more it starts to overflow into all we do, into our daily life. This is the real essence of a spiritual practice.

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Do Not Bear Anger for Anger is an Illusion

Within the system of Reiki, the first precept says this: Do not anger.
However, it is said that Mikao Usui also was teaching a more elaborate precept about anger to some of his Buddhist students. That precept goes like this: Do not bear anger for anger is an illusion.

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We Give - We Receive

We can only receive when we make space to receive.
Last week I was at an African dancing and drumming camp with my daughter. While there, I had a direct experience of making space so that I also could receive.

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Gyō o Hageme - Work Hard?

Within the system of Reiki we have the five precepts. In Japanese, the fourth precept is gyō o hageme.
Most of the time gyō o hageme is translated as work hard or work diligently.
But gyō o hageme can mean so much more than work hard!
Let’s take a closer look.

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The Dance of Reiju

Reiju, for me, is a beautiful dance shared between two people that offers so very much. As a teacher of the system of Reiki, it gives me a new experience with the energy and wisdom of Reiki every single time the ritual is danced. Just as with a table session, watching how each Reiju is a different and unique manifestation of the same Spiritual Energy, shows me how broad, wide and all-encompassing the energy of Reiki truly is. In hearing each student share their experience of their Reiju, I get to watch a person fall in love with and remember that they are Reiki.

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Holding Space During a Hands-on Healing Session

If we hold space for someone during a hands-on/off healing session, then we need to let go of any outcome. As soon as we have an idea that the pain needs to be gone or that an emotional issue needs to be resolved, then we are holding on to a certain outcome. And therefore, as we are holding on to this certain outcome, we are not holding space. Holding space means letting go of trying to fix our client. As soon as we try to fix our client, our ego is in the way and therefore we are not holding space.

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