Rather than grasping, channeling, or otherwise manipulating energy, Reiki is a method that allows us to invite (招) happiness/ good fortune / many blessings (福). This happiness, these many blessings are also the medicine for many illnesses. Worded another way, inviting this peace of mind is a method (Ryoho 療法) of dealing with many stresses and overall dis-ease.
This 5 week teleclass will focus on spiritual precepts and what they embody for us as Reiki practitioners and teachers. Each teleclass is one hour long and is taught by senior Reiki Teacher, Frans Stiene. Spiritual precepts give us a different slant on the traditional Reiki Precepts supporting us further in embodying our practice, thereby overcoming obstacles and developing our spiritual understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. They reflect a simple, yet profound, wisdom.
The five Reiki precepts have so far helped me live in a more aware, considered, way. Shining a light on my mental processes, thoughts, and emotions will hopefully enable me to live a more thoughtful, happy, balanced life. Instead of reacting to thoughts and outside stimuli habitually, in ways that are often not beneficial; considering, and importantly applying, the precepts gives me more choice in how to respond skilfully to whatever life brings. This essay will briefly touch on each of the precepts, and discuss how applying these precepts assist me in living a more balanced life.
I found this wonderful quote waiting for me, from an author whose work and words I love: The other day I was putting some dishes in the dishwasher. Suddenly and totally unexpectedly the fear of death came racing to the surface. An unusual occurrence for me. I fully felt the fear and then felt gratitude that I am alive and can savor the moment. Savoring loading the dishwasher made me laugh. Being grateful for what is allowed me to release the fear. ~ Dr. Susan Gregg
A common complaint that many Reiki practitioners have is that they appear to have side effects from performing hands-on healing treatments. This includes feeling exhausted afterwards, or nauseated throughout the treatment. You’ll find these complaints often voiced on Reiki Forums or at gatherings. Why is this?
All these years, I’ve intentionally postponed writing about the 4th Reiki principle: “Work hard”, “ be honest in your work”, or in a different interpretation “be true to your Way”. I was waiting to fully experience and materialize it in my life before attempting to write about it. How ironic, at a time when I was feeling least competent about this principle, I was asked to talk about it in this month’s Reiki gathering. So, here are my thoughts…
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