Surrendering ourselves to spiritual energy (Reiki) is not that easy as we are so programmed by our upbringings or, as is often in the system of Reiki, by our teacher/s. When we surrender we move in an organic way - no dogmatic steps, movements or hand positions - but completely free.
If you can’t heal yourself, how can you heal others?
Calling all Reiki people.
We have a question for you this week that we’d love to hear your thoughts on.
So don’t feel shy, leave a comment.
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.
Today’s article focuses on a single question: What is hands on healing, as practiced within the traditional Japanese system of Reiki? Throughout the article, we will be quoting Yanagi Sōetsu (1889 - 1961), a Japanese philosopher who, in the late 1920s, founded the folk craft movement (Jp. Mingei) in Japan. We believe that he cogently expresses a philosophy that underlies many traditional Japanese practices — such as tea ceremony, flower arranging , martial arts, and meditation — and is deeply embedded in everyday Japanese life.
The roast and pan story:
In a family where tradition has always been a very big part of their lives, the holidays arrived, making tradition even more important.
It was time for the traditional roast dinner. The mother prepared the roast carefully according to the family tradition, as her mother had, and her mother’s mother had. She carefully and lovingly cut off both ends of the roast before putting it in the roasting pan. The youngest daughter asked why she cut off the ends of the roast.
Many people think that healing is fun and takes you straight into a state of bliss. But this is not always the case, healing yourself can be painful.
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.