Hello, Konnichiwa, Bonjour, Hola, Namaste….G’day. These common, simple greetings carry various cultural connotations, rules and perspectives. Hello with a handshake, Konnichiwa with a deep bow, Bonjour with a French accent, Hola with a smile, Namaste with prayer hands and G’day to a mate! Although seemingly varying in its lingo-cultural composition, what makes them truly universal is not only the meaning, but the internal heart/soul that resides in those that express them.
We encounter the term “Oneness” in our traditional practice of Reiki. Like with all spiritual traditions, paths and teachings, in the system of Reiki also we encounter this idea of “Oneness”.
For the most part, our life experience is bound by our identification with the “I”, the self.
Authentic spiritual masters, genuine gurus, sages of different traditions, and even modern scientists, however, all point to the interconnected reality of our existence.
I remember as a new mother being told by my modern chiropractor (she wasn’t the bone cracking type) that for the first few years of my daughter’s life her health would be directly related to my own.
This made sense. We were once one, and, although now two, our lives were dependent upon each other.
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.
And from the darkness comes the Light
Into eternity my spirit collides
with past, present, and future
for there is no distinction for the enlightened.
There are three steps that you might take to understand Mikao Usui’s teachings. The first step in trying to understand Mikao Usui’s teachings is often to read a book or attend a lecture on the subject. By following this path, you rely solely on the author or teachers’ understanding of the teachings.
When I had gone bowling before, after a long gap, I had left with a hurting right arm, that hurted for days together. The very thought of hurting the next day and the following week was downright unpleasant! It had been just a few days after another fabulous Reiki Shinpiden workshop with Frans, along with a one-day Intensive program here in Cincinnati. And the shifts in consciousness, the energetic experiences and the learnings were somewhat fresh in my memory.