The interesting thing was, that in this particular area called Darjeeling where the Darjeeling tea comes from, we went into the tea plantations and the local villages. Darjeeling is known for a lot of healing, there are a lot of shamanic practices going on there - a lot of Nepalese, Tibetans, Hindus, and Yogis who all do some form of healing. And when you talked to these people, they would all say that to make sure that the healing power stays intact they would do certain meditation practices and exercises. I was never taught that in the system of Reiki at all. It was always quite external. All we did was work on someone else. So, I became interested in finding out why, if this system of Reiki was a Japanese or Asian practice, why there were no meditation practices in it.
The traditional Japanese system of Reiki uses several symbols and mantras in its teachings and ongoing practices. These symbols and mantras are tools that help you deepen your understanding of and directly experience your true nature.
Over the years we’ve had quite a few questions from people who have been told that they need to be re-attuned because their Reiki attunement was not what it should have been. Below is a discussion of the many points that influence one’s understanding of this topic.
Q: If I don’t practice Reiki often on others do I lose my healing abilities?
A: The system of Reiki originally focussed on healing the self; becoming whole. As we become whole we affect those around us. Hands-on healing was developed to support this practice but it was not the entire basis for one’s self-healing.
So, practicing the system of Reiki is not so much about practicing on others but on yourself. The more you practice on yourself the clearer your energy becomes.
Q: What is “The Spiritual Path of Reiki”? How does one make it their daily walk of life? I have heard mention of this and am practicing what I think it is but this site is the best site by far that I have ever seen!
We can’t stop things from happening – life is an up and down road. BUT if we are strong in ourselves we deal better with these ups and downs. A system like Reiki can teach you techniques to build your inner strength to support self-empowerment.
The system of Reiki is a set group of Japanese practices (see Five Elements of the system of Reiki) that when brought together create a system that supports spiritual growth and healing. These practices work with energy - spiritual energy. As the Japanese name for spiritual energy is Reiki - you can see where the system’s name originated from.