Empathy means that we sense and feel what the other person is experiencing; we empathise with them. Empathy can be a great asset as it can help us to feel and see what someone is going through, which in turn will help us to understand the person better. However, it also can have its drawbacks. We can be too empathic, and if we start to experience the suffering of the person directly, this can lead to empathy distress.
A very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of our Reiki friends.
We hope you enjoy our small gift for you.
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.
Or is it?
I was awoken (even in this hermetically sealed glass cage of a hotel room with windows that do not open) to the sound of sirens hurtling past. I could hear them for a long time, as others came and then others. I reluctantly got up earlier than I had planned to make sure the hotel wasn’t on fire. (It wasn’t.)
We received a question this week that brings up a number of connected issues.
Q: Hi I just read an article about Reiki and it said that Intention is not a part of Reiki and that Reiki brings a meditative state itself and is unlike disciplines such as QiGong where a practitioner grounds him/herself first.
A: Intent is… everything.
There is also a routine for Reiki practitioners to follow in The Japanese Art of Reiki
In a lot of practices today students are told to meditate for a certain period of time whether it be 20 minutes, 30 minutes or more. But is this the best way to begin to meditate?
Frans and Bronwen Stiene interview Deborah Harrigan, a Reiki practitioner and experienced medium to discuss the role of Reiki in her mediumship work.
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