Monday, March 14, 2011

Honouring the teaching of Usui

The story of Usui and his students performing Reiki in the ruins of the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 has always been the most relevant aspect to me of how to practice Reiki. Present day Reiki has been relegated to massage tables and day spa's. With the horrifying and tragic news of our founders homeland once again being devassted by an earthquake and the additional power of the tsunami I feel that it is more important now to honour our Sensei. I would like to take Reiki out into the real world - off the massage table and into the streets.
Reiki is a powerful transformational path; perhaps too many practitioners forget the importance of the precepts.

Remember Reiki is: 
  • The secret method of inviting blessings, the spiritual medicine of many illnesses
  • For the improvement of mind and body
Reiki opens our hearts and reminds us to trust our spiritual connection to each other and the earth. We are not limited or confined by space or time. I am looking for those who wish to join me in taking Reiki off the massage table and into the streets. I am looking for individuals who are interested in building a healthy world community. I am also looking for youth who wish to empower youth.

Feel free to contact me if you would like to help.

In Gassho for Japan

I see so many people being overwhelmed empathically. Remember to stay grounded and not take on their pain and suffering. This keeps a clear reiki flow and keeps you strong so that you can do the work that is so greatly required at this time. Nourish yourself so that you can assist others.
Today I remember to stay grounded; in this way I can be of service to those who cannot
Today I remember to be fearless; in this way I can create a safe space for those in need
Today I remember to be grateful; in this way I can fully open my heart
Today I remember to sit in prayer and meditation sending reiki and reciting the five reiki precepts

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Why Meditate?

For me, meditation and Reiki are entwined. The precepts of Reiki and the practice of Maitri are woven in the same tapestry. My self-treatments are bound together with distant healing; the reiki being sent to all beings near to my heart and far. I picture the Reiki radiating outward, knowing which being to land upon.
Why meditate? I meditate because it brings me into the sacred.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fear and where it can lead ...

I recieved a comment - and I published it because I think that it is important to allow  people their views. It was shuffled to past pages. I only wish that when people decide to comment they have the courage to do so, and not anonymously.
So here is what Anonymous wrote regarding the Opening Candle Lighting Ceremony

Anonymous said:
For the candle lighting ceremony you are asked to make an alter with an icon of the world and burn candles for all the world religions known and unknown. They ask you to “invoke the presence of the prophets and masters who brought those teachings of Truth into form.” What you are really doing is summoning spirits and worshipping fake gods/goddesses and the world. This is of satan! They trick people into thinking it is about world peace but there will be no peace until the Lord returns.
I'm sorry that your Lord has abandoned you - my "lord" is in every petal that blossoms forth, in every breath and every tear, in chidrens laughter, in every being, in every day, in every night, in every sunrise and sunset, in ALL forms of prayer and meditation.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can see and know Peace.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can know Trust.
For today, you will be in my thoughts and prayers that you can know Love. 

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Winter Feast - fallen off the daily meditation wagon

I have fallen off the daily meditation wagon. It was so easy to follow through when I was nursing a cold; but, now that my health has returned ... so today I am going to meditate. I don't really want to make the time - but I do want to see this Winter Feast through to the end. It's funny, I actually love meditation. I guess my practice is sloppy, which is really one of the reasons I began the Feast. I wanted to find out what would happen to me if I did it - 40 days for 40 minutes - what transformations would occur? Would there be any transformations? What were my expectations? Now that I've fallen off the wagon; will I still get something out of it if I start again?

Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Feast Days ...

I am now listening to a few of the talks on meditation provided by the folks at A Winter Feast for the Soul. Today I spent time meditating sitting at my kitchen window as the sun poured onto me. I was listening to a recording of summer birds, frogs and crickets - no music, just nature. It was a wonderful feeling; you wouldn't know that it was really -10C.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Winter Feast - Day 8, 9 & 10

We all live busy lives. When we commit to 40 minutes every day it can be a challenge to fulfill. Some of us have family obligations that take precedence; others have work obligations - or perhaps we allowed other activities to distract us. I found myself challenged over the past few days to listen to the Insight meditations - though I did take time each day to sit in a shorter meditation. That said, when I went back to listening to the recorded meditation talks it was not that much of a surprise to find that they were about The Hindrance's. It was an intense day to listen and meditate for such an extended time today, but I feel much lighter.