Being a Reiki Student as a Way to Practice Non-Duality

I never know what’s going to shift when I re-sit the Shinpiden class. As Anna Rosanna Danna (the great Gilda Radner’s magical SNL character) says, “It’s always somethin!” — something good, when it comes to Reiki.
This month in the DC class, something so simple shifted that at first, I hardly noticed. The meditations, Reiju, and group energy helped me move from a space of wanting to learn properly to a space of simply wanting to learn, for one long, enlightening afternoon. It’s probably good that I hardly noticed — I didn’t have much of a chance to get in my own way.

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“I’m good at BEing Reiki” ... Really?

Word is getting around about the real roots of the system of Reiki.  It isn’t just a hands-on healing system, or even just a healing system more broadly.  Reiki is a system for recognizing your true nature, a spiritual path, a path for self realization.

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Dualistic Language or Dualistic Belief?

The language we use, often betrays our understanding or lack of it.  This is particularly tricky when we use dualistic language to communicate matters about non-duality.
In Reiki practice, the use of language like the following, is quite common:
“I will send you Reiki energy”
“I sent Reiki into the past to heal an event”
“I feel a connection with you and the others here in this room”
“I connected with my great bright light”
“I am holding you in light and love”

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Book Review | Hunger Mountain: A Field Guide to Mind and Landscape

Hunger Mountain by David Hinton follows the journey of a man as he walks up a mountain reflecting upon the universe from a chinese poetic viewpoint.
This writing is poetry in motion. I wanted to wake each morning and walk with David up the mountain, sharing his re-discovery of no-mind, something which he discusses so wonderfully within these pages.

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The Japanese Art of Reiki (Transcript of Washington, DC talk 2009) Q & A Part I

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.

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Liberating the mind

All attachment and aversion come from what we have mentally created. We have made an image and that is our mind as we normally experience it. In order to solve this problem in a more profound and permanent way, we have to look at our mind and see its true nature. In our innate, unfabricated nature, which is the basic state of our mind, there is no problem. We make all our problems by creating concepts and all kinds of mental conditioning.

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Why Practice the System of Reiki?

Great to see all your different ideas and comments on our last blog, A question for you about Reiki Treatments, where we posted a question about two different types of hands-on healing sessions. Some thought it too brain numbing, others too easy, and for some - just plain too different from what they’d been taught as Reiki practitioners. Why would we ask this question?
Well, there was a second, unwritten, question in this blog…

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Testing Reiki Brainwaves

Judith Pennington tests Frans Stiene’s brainwaves while working with the system of Reiki. See what the EEG machine can pick up about Frans’ personal practice, his life and his work as a Reiki Teacher.
Without providing too many spoilers - one thing we can tell you is that she said she’s never seen brainwaves like his before and she has worked with many energetic practitioners including those who work with the system of Reiki.

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