Following on from Frans Stiene’s talk on the Japanese Art of Reiki he answered questions from the audience. In Part I he talks about self-practice, non-duality and the Reiki symbols and mantras, and Reiki as an offering.
The difference between the International House of Reiki teachings and other Reiki schools.
Many people ask what the difference is between what the International House of Reiki teaches as Usui Reiki Ryoho and other schools or branches of the system of Reiki. Sure, most schools teach the same elements of the system, but what is it that makes our students go ‘Wow! That was way more than I could have ever expected’?
There are quite a few differences. Today we’d like to discuss just one of these.
Within the Japanese system of Reiki we talk alot about Earth and Heaven Ki and what lies between. These polar energies are represented in the Japanese practice of Onmyodo as what we commonly call yin and yang.
I have noticed over the past several years that anger always comes up for me when I work in my yard. I’ll find myself in the middle of a dialogue with someone, in my mind, and I’m angry and defending either my position, lifestyle, or something I’ve said or done. These arguments are fantasies about what could have happened in my past or what might happen in my future.
Last week’s article Distance Healing Symbol? looked at the historical background of the so called “distance healing symbol”. For people who are interested in the historical background of Japanese spiritual practices you might also want to read this article which includes an interview with author Serge Mol about his recently published book “Invisible Armor”.
Earth Ki Video
The Journey to Wild Divine has devised a unique DVD game for your mind & body using biofeedback hardware with your computer to create an enlightening experience of wellness.
The International House of Reiki has become involved in the second of the series of three DVD games called Wisdom Quest by Journey to Wild Divine. This features Deepak Chopra plus techniques from the International House of Reiki’s book The Japanese Art of Reiki.
If you ask people what it might mean to research the system of Reiki you will get many different ideas, some scientific, some historical, some energetic. Research, therefore, can be accomplished at many levels.
If we were wanting to research something specific - such as what the intent behind the teachings of the system of Reiki was - how would we go about that? We could look at…
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?