30 April 2008

Reiki Sangha Magazine

A big thank you and Bravo to Stephen Buck, CMT,RMT who has set up a lovely online presence for his new Reiki Sangha Magazine.

ReikiSangha.net is dedicated to providing Reiki practitioners with wonderful tools to create manuals for their classes.

Buck's approach is clean, crisp, extremely helpful and with an open heart. We need more Stephen Buck's in our Reiki Global Community.

You may visit his wonderful new forum via

http://www.ReikiSangha.net

18 April 2008

Gokai

The secret of inviting happiness through many blessings.

The spiritual medicine for all illness

For today only:

Do not anger

Do not worry

Be Humble

Be honest in your work.

Be compassionate to yourself and others.

Do gassho every morning and evening. (recite the precepts)

Keep in your mind and recite.

Mikao Usui sensei

13 April 2008

More on Joy

Let us live Joyfully.....Let us live on spiritual bliss, radiating spiritual light.
~~Dhammapada 197-201



How does one live joyfully?


To live in gratitude for all things. To appreciate even the cloudy, rainy and cool weather day.


To be in awe of perforated toilet paper.


To lie on the grass at night marveling at the numerous flickering heavenly luminaries and when you lose your counting space in them laugh as you start over.....


To smile when the other driver takes the parking space you were waiting patiently for.....


To be in gratitude for a glass of water.

To live in joy... to live joyfully....


So let it be....



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11 April 2008

Peace & Joy

Peace and Joy are the stepping stones to Divine Consciousness.
~~~Swami Amar Jyoti


Just for today....

I will have Peace and I will have Joy

Just for today I will have Peace.......

And the fighting teenagers who live within my home
will not hinder that peace. My children are peace

My children are joy

Peace will descend and Just for today we will all know Peace. ;-)

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This prayer/mantra of mine is posted for free use by any parent or parent figure
who is blessed with the presence of children of any age from infancy to adult....

07 April 2008

Just over the Rainbow

Well, you know sometimes life does not play out as you would like. Sometimes there are bumps in the road...the windy and crooked paths, major dips in the valley and wide, deep gullies that are seemingly endless.

But through it all Remember to breathe! Because Life is the refiners fire! Life on this place we call Earth is but one large classroom. Where we have lessons to learn, tests we pass or sometimes miss the mark.

We never fail as long as we continue to believe in ourselves and believe in our mission and continue to grow, improve and refine ourselves.

Welcome to Inifinite Reiki

Welcome to Infinite Reiki the blog for ReikiPath.net

Thank you for joining me on yet another journey into Reiki and beyond.

The ability to connect with Life Source energy as we call Reiki opens up infinite possibilities, new perspectives and gives one an amazing tool with which to navigate through this wondrous journey.

My first attempt will be to shed light on an issue that is oft taken for granted within the Reiki community and leads to misperceptions both internal and external of said community.

I find that Vinny Amador addresses this issue very succinctly and eloquently so I will quote from him on the subject of the use of the word REIKI:

Most Masters do not differentiate between Reiki the "system" and Reiki the "energy" when talking about Reiki. Reiki the "energy" is the divine energy from the creator that is available to all creation on an equal basis that we use in the Reiki System for healing. Other systems such as Chi Gung, Seichim/SKHM, and others utilize this energy as well. Reiki, the universal life energy, is one name for the energy. When discussing Reiki the system, it would seem to be a different matter. Usui Reiki, or the Usui System of Natural Healing has certain characteristics. They would seem to be a series of principles, hand positions, symbols and attunements that are used in a fairly specific way. That is the "system" of Reiki.



I bring this issue to your attention because I know a lot of people have come across the subject and have wondered.

It is my belief, and a very strong belief, that we all have an innate ability to heal ourselves. We all have an innate ability to connect with the energy that emanates from the source of Life.

Mikao Usui did not reinvent, invent, rediscover or discover Reiki. What Usui Sensei did was discover or rediscover a WAY TO CONNECT with Reiki.

Reiki is a Japanese word that means Spiritual Energy.

There are 7 different types of Ki, Chi or energy. Reiki is the 7th and the highest energy... the energy that connects all other energy.

There are 7 different types of energy that flow through our bodies and through our lives. In short they are Keki, Shioke, Mizuke, Kuki, Denki, Jiki and last but not least Reiki.

The 6 previous Ki or Energies mentioned relate to our strength, vitality, energy of relationships, energy of security...etc.

And according to THE SPIRIT OF REIKI by Luebeck, Petter & Rand

REIKI: The form of Ki that organizes the correct synergetic appication of all the subordinate forms of the life force in the holistic sense....


REIKI:
connects without binding
stimulates without overexciting
separates without creating isolation
calms with out causing rigidity
directs or attention to life and the love in the heart
creates clarity without a lack of involvement
wakes us up and supports the devlopement of all types of latent potentials....

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Reiki flows through all of Life at all times. Reiki flows through you whether you are a Reiki practitioners or not.

The difference between a Reiki practitioner and one who is not is that a Reiki practitioner is one who has been trained on how to connect precisely connect with this Universal Spiritual Energy and they have been attuned to the lineage and process that Mikao Usui Sensei developed. This Usui System of Natural Healing is primarily a system for Self Improvement, Self Growth and Self Healing and secondarily a system which can be used to help others heal.

So can one lay their hand on themselves and connect to the Reiki that flows, yes, however becoming initiated into the Usui System gives them tools in which to practice the Usui System.

This is a system that has been traditionally passed from Teacher to Student.

This system can be passed in person and it could be passed in a distant manner. In either case the student must be committed to developing the skills and further learning and practice.

Attunement or Empowerment in person or at a distance is not the end all, it is only the beginning.

Although each of us has Reiki flowing through us, our Divine Connection to The Source of Life, we are not an Usui Reiki Practitioner unless we have followed the correct process.

Usui Reiki System is a wonderful system of healing and meditation that can help one to grow spiritually and to heal on many levels of being.

Usui Reiki Method does a great deal for helping one to obtain balance and harmony so that the body can enter homeostasis or a parasympathetic state of being.

Usui Reiki is a wonderful gift and should be taught to as many people as possible.

I hope that you enjoy this Inifinite Reiki Blog Journey.

03 April 2008

ReiKi vs Usui System of Natural Healing





I found this lovely quote which completely explains what I was trying to convey in previous posts.

As to how someone can use Reiki (universal spiritual energy) even though they are not "attuned" to Reiki. :-)

Vinny Amador summed it on perfectly on his website.

Reiki (Usui) the "system" and Reiki the "energy"

Most Masters do not differentiate between Reiki the "system" and Reiki the "energy" when talking about Reiki. Reiki the "energy" is the divine energy from the creator that is available to all creation on an equal basis that we use in the Reiki System for healing. Other systems such as Chi Gung, Seichim/SKHM, and others utilize this energy as well. Reiki, the universal life energy, is one name for the energy. When discussing Reiki the system, it would seem to be a different matter. Usui Reiki, or the Usui System of Natural Healing has certain characteristics. They would seem to be a series of principles, hand positions, symbols and attunements that are used in a fairly specific way. That is the "system" of Reiki.


What many do not realise is that Reiki is just one of the names of 7 different identified energies. The concept of REIKI existed BEFORE Usui Sensei.

What he came up with was his OWN system of utilising reiki.

So yes, a person can use Reiki however they are not using Usui Reiki (THE METHOD) if they were not properly taught/attuned to it......

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What are the 7 different identified energies in Japanese?

The Spirit of Reiki by Lubeck, Petter, Rand


1. Kekki: The form of Ki that provides living being with nourishing strength.... Kek derived from Ketsu which means blood

2. Shioke: The is the form of Ki that gives the body the structure in which the vitality (Kekki) can gather and have an effect...

This is the ki of the salt or the Ki of the minerals.

(SHEREE just sent out her email today regarding CELL SALTS...i am a big proponent making sure they are balanced)

3. Mizuke: This the expression of Ki that allows relationships to function as the basis of communication. The Ki of Water. Making it possible to dissolve the separation and experience of joy, playfulness, and a sense of security when we are together in a physical sense

4. Kuki: The form of Ki that helps create the appropriate relationships for the respective being with other parts of the Creation by producing boundaries....opening up in a specific way, shaping, and striving is called Kuki. Ki of the gases or ki of the air.... Self fulfillment...growing becoming conscious of self....

5. Denki: The form of Ki that lends us our striving, ore relationship with the ego, and the urge to grow in a way considerate of others.... Ki of Thunder

6.Jiki: The form of Ki that helps us finding the precisely appropriate complement to our own being in every situation, that presents us with our unlived shadow aspects..... Magnetic power of Gathering Force

7 REIKI: The form of Ki that organizes the correct synergetic appication of all the subordinate forms of the life force in the holistic sense....


REIKI:
connects without binding
stimulates without overexciting
separates without creating isolation
calms with out causing rigidity
directs or attention to life and the love in the heart
creates clarity without a lack of involvement
wakes us up and supports the devlopement of all types of latent potentials....


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Direct quotes and paraphrasing from the book THE SPIRIT OF REIKI by Lubeck, Petter, and Rand.

If there was only one book in Reiki you could afford to buy... this should be it.

I do not mean its the end all, but it does give you a good foundation.

image Lotus Press * Shangria-La from the book Reiki Best Practices