In last week’s blog we began an in-depth look at the precept; show compassion to yourself and others. Today we want to have a look at yet another layer of this precept which is often not discussed in Reiki classes.
We all know the Reiki precepts but in this blog we wanted to focus on the deeper aspects of the precept “Be compassionate to yourself and others”.
(warning - video of naked man at end of article :-))
Do you have to be a vegetarian to practice the system of Reiki?
No, you do not.
Anybody - whether that person is a drinker, smoker, or granny (that’s a joke granny!) can learn this practise, but ...
When we get angry or worried we immediately lose focus; focus of the present moment, and focus of who we really are.
Within Okuden Reiki Level II, distinct tools are taught to further your spiritual self development. One of these works directly with your ability to focus; it is the first symbol and mantra. By utilizing this tool a distracted mind becomes more focused.
IF this is true, then it follows that ... without the attunement you cannot channel Reiki.
What do you think?
As students of Japanese Reiki, healers and practitioners, compassion is an essential part of what we do. But what is compassion and why is it so important to us and our practice of Reiki? In Japanese Reiki we often find the words “compassion” and “oneness” occurring very closely together. We may notice this happening in class, in discussions and also in articles about the system. Why is this? What is the connection between compassion and oneness in our practice of the system of Japanese Reiki?
Why is it so important to meditate if you want to do hands on healing?
Let’s first look at one of the most commonly practised Japanese Reiki meditations called hatsurei ho. Literally, hatsurei ho translates to generating a greater amount of spiritual energy - as you can see the name of the meditation says it already. By practising this meditation over and over again you begin to generate greater amounts of spiritual energy, which in turn supports your own healing and consequently the practising of hands-on healing on others as well.
In recent years many practitioners of spiritual practices, including the system of Reiki, can be found discussing Oneness. But does this talk really express Oneness or has it gradually become a simplified concept; a new fad?
Let’s take a closer look at traditional understandings of Oneness and how this relates to modern interpretations.