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What is Reiki? Explainer

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“Reiki Answer Lady” Transcript of podcast

Hi, and welcome to the Reiki Answer Lady podcast; this is your hostess Carmen Tracy. Today I’m here with Frans Stiene, the main teacher from The international house of Reiki and author of The Inner Heart of Reiki: Rediscovering Your True Self. Welcome Frans.

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The Gifts of a Reiki Community

Having a Reiki community is a blessing. There is something really special about being in a room full of people who have had many direct experiences with Reiki. Our community is a place where there is belonging, deep listening and acceptance. It is a place where you can relax, be yourself, continue to let go, and laugh together. When you can practice the system of Reiki in that kind of setting, in that kind of community, many beautiful things can happen.

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Desire for Happiness - Insights into Sei Heki

Within Okuden Reiki Level II, we learn about three symbols and mantras. One of these is called Sei Heki.
Okuden means ‘inner’ or ‘hidden’ teachings, which means that the tools taught within this level are for your own spiritual development. These tools - symbols and mantras - are to help rediscover what is hidden inside of your self. What is this hidden inner element that needs to be rediscovered? It is your innate great bright light - your inner happiness.

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Touch

Touch is such an important element in healing and also in our daily life. But how do we touch?
One of the most important elements to touch in the right way is our mind, because if our mind is not in the right space, touch can become very different, even hurtful.
Let’s look first at touching ourselves because if we do not know how to touch ourselves, then how can we touch others in the right way?

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28 Reiki Practitioners Walk Into a Bar…

Yup, that happened. In May, 2017 in Boston/Newton, Massachusetts, 28 Reiki practitioners actually did walk into a bar for a 3 day Shinpiden (sometimes called Reiki Master) class with Frans Stiene.

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The Ritual of Reiju

There are many forms of reiju/initiation/attunement some with touch and some without.
With his depth of practice, Mikao Usui could just sit opposite his student and let the reiju - spiritual offering unfold by itself without any physical ritual. However, this is not so easy. During this kind of reiju he wasn’t visualizing anything or working with symbols and mantras. He was just reiju; he was himself a spiritual offering. Some people might say that they also can do this.

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Thoughts About a Reiki Meditation Retreat

When someone asks me what happens at Frans’ Reiki meditation retreat, they usually want to know what we did. I tell them that we practiced sitting, standing and moving meditations in a big group, in pairs, and in small groups. I tell them about visualizations, chanting, reijus, hands on/off healing and the camaraderie of hanging out with Frans and other participants during breaks and evenings. I may also tell them about high jinks like “extreme reiki” or the saga of the “weeble-napping” caper.

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