We Give - We Receive

We can only receive when we make space to receive.
Last week I was at an African dancing and drumming camp with my daughter. While there, I had a direct experience of making space so that I also could receive.

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Reiki, Yang Shen, & Shugyo


Early on in my Reiki days, I understood Reiki to be something more akin to a technique; a tool for healing a toothache or a bellyache in a pinch. Later on, I realized how such a view as inherently limiting and with work, I learned how to see, live, and embody Reiki from a much broader perspective.

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Being Human

I often hear people say that when they get angry, worried or fearful that they are just “being human,” that emotions such as these are part of being human! But is this really the case, and what does it actually mean to be human?

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More Than One Teacher

Many of the students and/or teachers of old had more than one teacher for their spiritual development. This is because different teachers focus on different elements of the teachings. One teacher, for example, might be an expert on chanting mantras, while the other teacher might be an expert on healing rituals.

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Messages from the Canadian Geese

It is a crisp winter morning in northern Indiana. I woke up to see a gathering of Canadian Geese around the periphery of the pond outside our apartment. The pond has been frozen by the chilly cold. The ripples from the last wind that created them, were also mysteriously frozen.

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Reiki On - Reiki Off

The other day I heard someone say that when we do hands on/off healing on ourselves, we switch “Reiki on” and that when we do not place our hands on or slightly off our body, we switch “Reiki off”.

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What is Silence? Why is it Important?

In spiritual practice, we often come across, and perhaps even use the word “Silence” a lot.
What is “Silence”?
According to Google, in English, “Silence is complete absence of sound”. It is also synonymous to: “quietness, quiet, quietude, still, stillness, hush, tranquility, noiselessness, soundlessness, peacefulness, peace (and quiet)”
Mostly, as we can see, silence is absence of sound, and the quietness that emerges from it, and the hush / tranquility that may follow.

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The Trouble With The Mind

The trouble with the mind
Is that it can get troubled
And losing its peace
Gets worked up doubled
Driving worries and fear
About matters far and near…

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