Competition?

2003, Bronwen Logan (Stiene) and I published The Reiki Sourcebook, which includes a long list of different Reiki branches. If you have a quick search on the internet, you will see that now there are even more different Reiki branches.

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The Proof is in the Pudding

Many teachers and practitioners now teach and talk about “being Reiki”, but what does that really mean? In reality it means that we are embodying the precepts in all we do. This is of course not an easy task, as we all know. Some times may be easier than others, some times much more challenging.

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Teaching Reiki at the Convent

When I met Sr. Dee at Yoga in January 2016, I never thought that I would be teaching my first Reiki class to a group of retired Ursuline nuns.

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A Shoden Reiki I Practitioner is also a Teacher

We often think that only a Reiki teacher can teach but that is not the case. And thinking that only a Reiki teacher can teach is very limiting.
A Shoden Reiki Level I practitioner also can teach!

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Working With…

As practitioners or teachers we often say; “I am doing hands-on healing on someone”, or “I am working on someone”.

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Be True To Your Way and Your True Self

Often teachings can become too strict, with too many rules laid down by the teacher. When teachings become too strict, we can’t move in the open expanded spacious flow of universal energy. Instead we are bound by rules and boxed in by ideas and concepts. At this stage, our practice becomes stiff instead of flowing. These rules, labels and concepts also mean that our practice can not move into the organic way of our True Self.

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We Always Can Go Deeper

Often, after finishing a Reiki class, we think that is it. We have gotten a certificate and now we don’t have to go deeper.
But the system of Reiki is so much more than just taking a class. Classes are just the beginning. Within a class the teacher not only explains the essence of the system, but also tries to facilitate change so that the students have a direct experience of their True Self/Reiki.

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Flexibility in Teaching & Practicing

If we teach or practice from a very rigid place, then our practice or teachings also become very rigid. A confused, rigid mind prevents us from going deeper. The more we sit down to do the meditation practices that Mikao Usui introduced in his teachings, the more open and flexible our mind will become, which in turn will have an effect on how we teach and practice.

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