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Reiki Blog Hop: Guided By The Light 4

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Welcome, this month sees The Facebook Reiki Blog Hop Group starting up again after a rest period; and I volunteered to come up with this month’s topic. If you haven’t blog hopped before, this is the absolute perfect time to start. You can find out all about Blog Hopping Here and you can sign up to the Group Here or through the link at the top of this paragraph.
 

 
The format on my hop posts has changed this year to include information on the topic, which would normally include time, date and topic. However this as this month I am the Wrangler, all the information is here on the Master List.
 

 

Welcome, to the first blog hop of a new cycle for The Reiki Blog Hop. It is the first one of 2018 and already there are massive changes going on. It has the feeling that this year the training wheels are off and it is time to bring some cycles into completion as well as really get working with all my skills.

 

This of course felt like a prompt from those that guide, and so I set this prompt for the blog hop.

 

 

How do you approach/answer or discuss the topic of Reiki Guides, is it something that you’ve encountered, do you believe that as masters or as students that we are guided when it comes to Reiki? If you have done a hop with me before, then you’re aware that I am a great believer in if you find yourself being called to discuss something that is on parallel with this topic, you are most welcome to explore it.

 

 

Guided By The Light

 

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In many ways it was always meant to be that I would find my way to Reiki and I suppose it wasn’t even meant to end at just Usui Reiki, which is the founding system. I was meant to find my way into Angelic, Kundalini as well as all the other ways in which Reiki and I cross paths.

 

I have actually lost count of the different schools, methods and modalities that I have studied where Reiki is concerned. I’ve come to see it as my Dharma, meaning that I was always meant to rediscover my roots, rather than it being a Karmic thing, where I decided to find it and then heal something within my reincarnation cycle; which is a topic for another hop I think. Needless to say I have always had a connection to it and to being guided by it. Reiki has always guided my path, even before being awakened to the energies of Reiki, it ensured that I had all the knowledge and insights that I would need in order to make sense of the very deep and sometimes mirky path that Reiki has been tainted with.

 

The whole idea of guides and Reiki can be a little tempestuous, you just need to look at the symbol that represents Reiki to see just how diverse and tricky it is. After all the first question that raised my brow was why are there two and what is the difference between them? It took me ages to actually discover an answer that actually sits well with me.

 

 

 

There is plenty of history on Reiki, however as we know history is re-written to favour the outcome, and the person who is writing it. I guess this is why I have never really truthfully held with any version of Reiki’s history. 

 

In many ways I think I would honestly prefer not to know, which would be fine if I didn’t teach. It is a funny thing because when I have students for Usui Reiki, I say that I am what would be called a Sensei as it honours the fact I am one who knows Reiki, but also one who is always learning; plus it is purely honorific, so it sits well with me. However when I have students for Angelic Reiki, I say I am facilitating as it is the student that is doing a lot of the work, however when it comes to the attunement and healing techniques for both I am there to be a channel for the attunements and a guide for helping to learn the techniques.

 

There is that word again Guide… Perhaps it is time to start looking at this in a bit more detail. Let’s start with the Traditional or Usui Reiki…

 

There is something unkind and unwelcoming about this version of the Reiki symbol. It denies the idea of guides and simply suggests that it is human energy that is at the root of Reiki, which is fine providing it’s 65+ years ago in a time when we knew nothing of energy work, spirit or reincarnation. However it’s not and we do know these things, so it begs the question, why does the symbol persist? I have manuals and certificates with this on it and I keep thinking, why use it, when you are discussing in your manuals and lessons about spiritual energy and connection to this energy? 

 

True, each to their own and we all have our own styles, methods and ways of teaching/facilitation based on how we were taught, but surely we are more than just the sum of our teachers? When there is so much information out there and so much still being discovered about Reiki, is it not about time the we moved on and stopped giving energy to something that goes against the very thing Reiki has always stood for?

 

Forgive my outburst and perhaps my lack of knowledge, depending on how you receive this entry. You see for me I have spent a lot of time looking into this whole subject, as someone that passes along knowledge and understanding; I like to make sure that I can give as much information in my manuals as I can, and from time to time I like to update them, so that my students can learn to make up their own mind. It is after all their journey to take, as for me I am furthering my experiences and learning in order to make the transition into the ways of Reiki, for others easier to understand.

 

It is a bit like this symbol, which to me embodies Reiki in all its forms and says that it is about working in alignment with those that guide, however we understand them. Many see their guides as figures in the mind’s eye or in visions with their eyes shut, some sense or hear, others might even smell or perhaps taste.

 

I don’t think I have met anyone who embodies their Reiki guide, or embodies Reiki. It is perhaps a leap that only a few will make in any life cycle. It is perhaps a concept that very few are able to understand or interpret in such a way that would make sense to them.

 

What I have come to realise is that Reiki and I, found a path that would not only clear the old ancestral cycles, karmic cycles and also give me the understanding of my dharma; that I am now in a position to be actively and consciously free to move forward with my path. Reiki has also given me a gift of a new way in which to work with it, and that is to embody the energy of Usui, Angelic, Kundalini and all the others that I have mentioned, in such away that I no longer feel like I have to make a distinction between them, so where does that leave me as a teacher/sensei/facilitator?

 


 

 

It took me a while to realise that although for the sake of students, organisations, continuity and insurances, there needs to be clear distinctions between these different schools, modalities and methods; it is purely a comfortable blanket or safety bar that keeps everything nice neat and in a box. That can be clearly classified and that is perfect for those systems and people that have a mind, where there is that continuity. I will happily work alongside these and not rattle cages, boxes or cause to much corruption within the system, but from a personal point of view, it makes working with me a very unique, fun and interesting place to be.

 

It has taken five years for me to be able to happily say I know my stuff when it comes to working with Reiki, or most of what I have been trained to do. It was an old cycle based in partially truth of the time and also fear of competition and experiences that meant I kept on to it. I was taught that if I put myself out there and allowed my ego-self to boast, then bad things would happen and the universe would ‘slap’ me. 

 

The Universe in its sentience has better things to do than play God, we have religion to do that. The realities of the ‘bad things’ were a combination of foresight, self-fulfilling prophecy and the universal energies ensuring that I broke the self-destructive cycles that were repeating. I just didn’t understand or even see these cycles until much later.

 

It was through Reiki that I got to grips with the concept of cycles, Usui taught me to recognise them, Kundalini to embrace and work through them and Angelic taught to release and severe the cords, however it also brought to light other cords and severances that needed to happen alongside these and all revolving around teaching/facilitation and honouring Reiki in all its forms.

 

 

 

There is truth in the phrase, you learn through doing; I have learnt to release, let go and use my knowledge and experiences to talk openly about the cycles that I have been through and removed.

 

It has allowed me to discuss the abuses of power that exist within spiritual movements such as Reiki, and it shows as well as flags up who is good people and who are anything but good people. It is also true to say that; like does attract like but then Reiki and Quantum have a lot in common, which again is a topic for another hop.

 

Well all that remains for me to say is thank you for stopping by this entry on the blog hop, remember that you can visit the blog before me or the blog after me using the links above and below. The Master List is a fantastic navigation tool if you get lost or looking for a particular entry. If you feel drawn to leave me a comment then that would be most welcomed.

 

 

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Reiki Blog Hop – The Journey of Reiki 6

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I didn’t half set myself up with this one, the Journey of Reiki is perhaps one of the biggest pieces that I have ever touched upon in my entire time of doing the blog hop, and even though this was originally typed up post January blog hop, it will still be just as relevant by the time March arrives.

However before I get into this, let’s do some of the civil pleasantries; not everyone will have started or even read the Master List page, so let me give you a kind of cliff notes version, and if you are curious, why not go have a read of the Master List, as it sets everything up very nicely for this month.

 

The theme for this month is the Journey of Reiki, it is my belief that we enter into a consensual relationship with Reiki, for me I believe that it is a form of living energy and that the attunement process is a bit like a marriage ceremony in that we willingly allow that energy to work with us and through us, just as we work with it and through it. The journey then starts to unfold in whatever way it is meant to.

 

Each person, be they a master, practitioner or a student taking their first steps has this journey and it is my sense of things that Masters have an ongoing journey because they are teaching students to connect and what that means for them, so in essence they are supporting the process of attunement and learning not only for someone but for themselves as well.

 

The master list is the link in the chain of how each blog writer discusses this theme from the experiences of their own ongoing journey. Where you are at the moment is at the start or end of the chain depending on which way you have come.

 

 

As I said at the start, this has been a huge one for me; I came into awareness of it during my own process to do with betrayal of trust concerning the master/student relationship and the respect and honouring of the friendship that developed from that place. The dynamic gave the appearance of being mutual, where I was no longer just a student but I had entered into the teacher/facilitation role.

 

However this began to shift as soon as I began enquiring about the Masters, it felt like there was some hugely guarded sacred rite of initiation that I needed to pass before it would acceptable for me to even create the manual or teach/hold space for the Masters; now without feeding this or giving it drama, it is possible to assume from all that I have said that this was to do with power, status and control.

 

What is interesting and I am exploring here is the journey reiki took me; it literally took the shaky foundations of this perceived relationship/friendship and gave them a tap, only for the entire structure down to its foundations to crumble and become debris with no hope of ever rebuilding it, so all it services now is a talking point and instructional lesson aid for future teachers of this particular Reiki practise.

 

My journey didn’t end there, in fact it triggered a massive shift; and brought to the surface some stuff that while unexpected was welcomed in the sense that it was time for it to go; what I have discovered is that Reiki is taking me down a new and somewhat uncharted road, instead of now just being a practise; it’s a way of life, and in that I am being shown new ways to work.

 

At first I was like this is not Reiki, this is anything but Reiki and then this weekend I stopped blocking myself. This is what Reiki evolves into when you stop dividing and conquering. Okay so I realise that at this moment, I am most likely starting to loose some of you with this, so let me break this down just a little.

 

If you haven’t hopped with me before or even if you have it doesn’t do any harm for me to share, as long as you are open to it, a little piece of my Reiki background and journey. I started with Usui Reiki, it was my dad pushing me from the higher side of life; that opened or rather reopened a door that had been firmly shut.

 

Within about a year give or take, I have completed through to my Masters Certificate, but I didn’t feel as if there had been completion and so I did it again with my Original Master, (in total I have about four or five). It was the right thing to do because it opened a door to learning for both of us (another entry for another hop). I then went on to do my Kundalini Reiki, but included with that were Etheric, Gold and further Boosters to the Kundalini. Then I went through Karuna, Shamballa MDH and finally (until recently) Angelic Reiki, which I took through to Teacher level (I prefer Facilitator but again, another entry for another hop).

 

Recently I decided to do some Continued Personal Development and did a couple of refresher courses online through Udemy for Reiki. These were good because it was showing me how it is possible to discuss and perhaps do a bit of teaching online, which always seems to get the backup with some but if it works why decry it? May not be for everyone but surely in Reiki anything is possible right?

 

Okay so my sense and feeling with regards to Reiki has been that there is coming a point now where no matter the name, no matter the master, and no matter how the attunements are entered into, this sentient reiki energy that has entered into a consensual symbiotic relationship with us no longer has titles, designations, it doesn’t require them. It’s like thought, we don’t label our thoughts, or have to address the internal desire that says “It’s time to Pee” so why do we do it with Reiki?

 

My sense of awareness and as I feel my way through this is suggesting that this need to label and give energy is hierarchal place (meaning Usui Reiki is lower on the scale than Angelic Reiki or Kundalini Reiki doesn’t work or it’s not Reiki) is about human amoris and the need for something to be superior even when it isn’t.

 

The journey of reiki itself isn’t really shrouded in that much mystery; Usui Reiki in reality really only has second or third hand accounts of how it is remembered; the reality is that Usui was a very private man, he was given the title Sensei only because he was revered and honoured by those around him.

 

Kundalini, Karuna and Shamballa were all created, inspired processes by humans who were no more godly that the rest of us on our very good days. The fact is they worked and they helped to shift or created a process for healing. Angelic Reiki, based on Shamballa and Usui Reiki, has intuitive and inspired writings that allows us to understand how to develop a personal connection to the Angelic energies (however you understand them); many students, masters and teacher came together and helped the originator of the system to create the now simplistic way of how the attunements are written today and facilitated.

 

However mythical the system appears, the fundamental realities were that the founder and originator of Angelic Reiki, simply wrote things down on paper, typed up other things and basically handed these out to the students. It was a student of his that finally gathered all of it up and said here use this as your manual and is there anything you need to add to it?

 

Reiki is the essence of being human, a gift from source to bring us back in true alignment with our own sovereign selves, and that is basically just scratching the surface. This is what Reiki is teaching me, this is uncharted road; it is stripping out all the bull, all the shitty human ego mythos that has gotten in the way.

 

It is taking back our own power and it is telling those who would try to invade, undermine or anything else just to fuck off! When there is ever doubt as to how far I have come, or if I find myself lost, I look at the journeys I have seen others who have a connection to Reiki take, some its taken them to a place where they’ll move to a new country eventually. For others they are coming into their own, and taking ownership of what that means.

 

It has opened hearts, minds and souls to their fullest potential, and it has helped others to become bad ass shamanic practitioners. Reiki is truly amazing, its unassuming, living energy that works to bring us into who we are meant to be.

 

Thanks for stopping by and staying with this, loving you and your journey so far.

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Reiki Blog Hop – When Letting Go is Hard to Do… 4

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It’s funny how I always seem to adopt a different tone when I do this blog hop compared to the Tarot Blog Hop it’s not that I don’t treat it seriously because believe me I do, I just have a completely different approach to tarot, maybe because I have worked with it so long, we’ve got to a point where I give just as much attitude as I get from the 100+ decks I have in my collection. There again maybe its just with Reiki, I live within the possibilities of endless wonder.

 

This month our reiki cat herder and resident wrangler Joy, has brought up the topic of letting go and to be fair, I almost let go of the drink in my mouth upon reading the topic. I believe my actual comment was something along the lines of “…gees have you guys been scrying in your coffee and seeing my life this last two weeks??? I have a novel waiting for this one… followed later with something like “…seriously I think I have now reach my fifth volume for this post… in all fairness to this post, we’re looking at a sixth volume at this point.

 

I chose to let go of some of my weight I had been carrying, I chose to let to of just being engaged and entered into an unconventional but completely legal marriage… twice… I chose to let go of who I believed myself to be and in the process of a full weekend discovered who I actually was, I have been placed into a position where I have had to let go of a pedestal and discover the heart (and to an extent soul) of a person that I had a lot of respect for and I have also chosen to let go of inherited ancestral baggage as well as help other let go of theirs.

 

WhoisThere is no doubt in my mind though that I still have work to do, the process of letting go, this shedding continues throughout life, it doesn’t just suddenly stop one day. One of the most liberating things you can ever do is to surrender to the natural flow of reiki, its not like science, it’s not a text book method or a one-size fits all; yes! Reiki, is Reiki, is and always will be Reiki, no matter how much window dressing like words, symbols or mystical babble that gets created, at the end of the day it comes back to the fact its Reiki.

 

When you really look into Reiki, its history, its cultural heritage and even the language and philosophy of it; there is at the core of it, one blissful reality; Reiki is simple. Regardless of which history you read there is a point where the symbols, their meaning, their origins and purpose are discussed. Depending on which history you read will affect how you relate to the symbols and their function, meaning, origin and also purpose both functionally and beyond that function.

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The most common one I find difficulty with is the traditional Kanji, there is really odd debate about it not being correct and yet this is the one that actually defines Reiki at its most traditional, because it is the one that Usui-Sensei taught (allegedly just to be safe and not cause that much offense). My main sense about this is that as soon as it was brought over into the Western world, because there is so much mis-information and dis-trust between East and West, those that chose to bring it here (regardless of reasons) they decided to make it palatable for us so took out any spiritual or mystic reference and created what is mostly out there today.

 

However, as tourism and curiosity about other cultures took hold, we started to become more inquisitive and now we have more information than we really know what to do with, so where do you let go and just forge your own path? This is exactly the point that I am at; 2016 has been a phenomenal year of transformation for me. It has also been an almost full circle too; recently I charted my progress in terms of my certificated knowledge, meaning the colleges, universities and also masters and courses that I have done throughout my life. I am tempted to forego the laborious process of writing them all out, but no! At least not this time, this is about letting go and that can be seen in two ways, the release of the bad but also the releasing of knowledge, and information and let’s face it; how much do you really know about me?

 

WhoisNot that much I would imagine; Since 1998 I have studied: Media Skills, Hairdressing, Communications, Computing, Crystal Therapy, Character Analysis, Parapsychology, Numerology, Journal Therapy, Psychology of Self, Dream Analysis, Meditation Teacher, Tarot Card & Cartomancy, Counselling Skills, Spiritual Healing, Creative Writing, Wicca, Usui Reiki Level I, II and Masters, Angelic Reiki Practitioners, Masters and Teachers, Astrology, Angel Healing, Kundalini Reiki, Karuna Reiki, Gold Reiki, Shamballa MDH Reiki and I’m also studying Massage Diploma, Advance Crystal Healing and Chinese Massage & Accupressure.

 

The interesting thing about this year is while I am happy to have typed all of that out, I also release it; I have an entire alphabet after my name these days, but they aren’t me, they are what shaped me. I build my own computers, design a lot of my own logo/graphics – although admittedly these ones I am using are a gift from a friend good friend of mine – this year I have also learnt about de-armouring work, ancestral healing and I have also learnt a very valuable lesson about hero-worship and pedestals.

 

Throughout my reiki journey, I have heard the same message over and over again, ‘there is enough room for reiki practitioners, we’re all one big family, there is no competition, we all help each other…’ Let that one go! It’s said by those who are in a position where they have a stable client base and been in business for a while. They’ve got nothing to be concerned about and further they really don’t see anyone they are teaching as a threat, they also have another part to their business and Reiki is just apart of it. Since branching off into different areas of Reiki, I truly didn’t see there was any dark side to it, until I stopped looking at things from the higher side perspective.

 

You see when you take it into the physical, factor in living, money and running a business; it is highly competitive and there is no big Reiki family, in the past month alone I have been called uncaring, I have been told that the only reason I am even contemplating some of my business ideas is because I am coming from a place of ego, money or stealing students. It’s not in my nature to be any of those things, so it says more about the person saying this than me.

 

While I care about what is said about me, I also know that I am not that person being described; it is a view point coming from where that person is in their life. However it makes me realise that I have that skill set and I know that I am able to do that work, facilitate and bring new practitioners of Reiki, any Reiki into awakening and maybe its time to just stop trying to living within this world, where people and reiki are meant to be at a higher vibration, to be awakened in their own way; its clear to me that many are only coming from their own place, and at some point they have stopped being present and in their bodies to hear the message that is being broadcast within the silence.

 

“Reiki is Simple” “Reiki is Light!” “Reiki is Perfect Love!” This energy is a mirror, its a guide and it is a gift. Every person that has ever done Reiki, has been given an amazing gift, its set them on their pathway, from Shaman, Witch, Master, Practitioner, Facilitator, Devi/Deva and all the inbetweens. Reiki holds up a mirror, and says look at where you are, where you need to be and where you want to go… Reiki is Reiki is Reiki… and sometimes you just really need to let go of who you think you are, where you think you are and what you believe you are and simply be…

 

Thanks for stopping by this months entry on the Reiki blog hop. Please feel free to leave me a comment on here or on Facebook if you have trouble with my comments page

 

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Deep Night of the Sojourn – July’s Reiki Blog Hop 5

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“…An endless circle or chain …”

Welcome Friend; regardless if this is your first visit or you have clocked up frequent blogger miles; welcome! My name is Jay, and it is a pleasure to meet you. To the seasoned blogger this bit will be familiar to you, so feel free to skip ahead; however if you have never encountered a Blog Hop before then let me give you a kind of potted history. The blog Hop is a new name for a tradition that has been around for as long as I have been able to write HTML Code and string a paragraph together and call it Creative Writing.
 
Think of it like an endless circle or chain, where a group of like minded writers and bloggers collaborate on the same subject but give you their unique view or opinion, each one leading to the next one and back the way. To stop anyone getting lost there is a Master List, which is like the index. That index is hosted by The Wrangler (look out for the Tarot one I am co-hosting in September) they have the job of herding the other writers and keeping them on time and track… I make their job sound easy but think of it along the line of herding cats, in the dark through a maze with a mine field underfoot…

“… Many, not all, have a what you could call a spiritual experience…”

This month the topic for this Reiki Blog Hop is Spirituality and Reiki; A topic that has in its time amongst practitioners and masters alike caused a great deal of divide. On the one side of it you have those that don’t believe there is a spirituality to Reiki, it is a healing modality that provides comfort, relief and whatever else the client needs. Thing is there is nothing wrong with that view point because that is what Reiki is for that practitioner and the master who birthed them. As a master I tell my adepts (students) what you experience during that time is personal and private to you and you do not need to share it unless you wish to. Whether I have been a student or the master; from my experience many, not all, have what you could call a spiritual experience.
 
Unless you have read through my entire site or know me through Facebook and the associated pages I run on there or follow the Reiki Box Blog, then you may not be aware of how deep my connection with Reiki stems. I coined the term Sensei a number of certificates and courses ago, the reason why I did that wasn’t ego, amouris or to be different but it was because I realised that I have become master in many different disciplines Usui Reiki, Kundalini Reiki, Karuna Reiki as well as Shamballah MDH Reiki and Angelic Reiki.
 
The first thing I say is Reiki, is Reiki, is Reiki; meaning it doesn’t matter what name you give it the frequency and light source still comes back to the same place, which in this case is The Universal Reiki Light Source. Now as you can start to see I am actually of the belief that Reiki has at least a spiritual element, should you choose to embrace it! The word Reiki is actually two separate words that were put together when the Kanji was translated into English.
 
ReikiRei: Universal/Unlimited Ki: Light, Living Force, Chi; whether you follow the path of non-spiritual or have a belief that it is spiritual for me, for my sojourn I understand it as something much deeper than spiritual and something more tangible than just a healing system. However that is perhaps because my soul’s path has led me to explore through past-life recall my connection to Reiki and my time as Sensei Usui-san; don’t misunderstand me, I am not stating anything here as a fact, mainly because within Past Life regression it is all unique to that person. Yes! many of the facts that come from within that state can be further backed up in historical texts, but you can still argue (as so many still do), Usui-san life is documented widely across the internet and books so yeah it could have come from that (if you ignore the fact I am dyslexic and have severe retention issues).
 

“… Maybe it’s because I am awakened to my Sojourn through Angelic Reiki…”

AngelicAs a practitioner and also master I allow Reiki to simply be and I follow in accord with its wishes. Mainly because I am of the belief that Reiki is a sentient living energy that lives in symbiosis with us; it helps to heal not only other lives but our own as well, it doesn’t actually matter if you believe that to be the case or not. I recall one my earliest experiences of the differences in how Reiki is taught, I was under the impression (innocently at that time) that everyone was taught the same way as I had been and at that time I was still understanding my own connection and I made a point that maybe there was a lesson happening or something along those lines and the answer I was given back was sharp to the point. It gave me a pang of oh my maybe the lesson is mine to learn…
 
Looking back on that moment in my memory now, I realise that not everyone has been awakened to the spiritual aspects of reiki, and maybe not everyone will. I think it’s maybe because I am awakened to my Sojourn through learning and working with Angelic Reiki that my perceptions have changed. I personally don’t understand the distinction between Usui & Angelic or any of the others but there is a subtle divide there…
 
Reiki for me is my life, it is in everything that I do; from my Tai Chi practise, to the words I speak and type, it is even in the food I eat and the drinks that I have. Recently I have been exploring this deep rooted knowing that I have a strong connection to Ancient Shinto practises; through reading up on Taoism and also Shinto in today’s Japan and also going back through Imperialism and Feudal Japanese customs I have realised that Reiki (while not given that name) is there, it is throughout the belief system you just need to know where to look.
 
I work alot with Archangel Metatron and for long enough I would always separate when I was working with the Angelic Kingdom, the quarters in my Wiccan/Pagan work and also when I am speaking to the Kami I would make a distinction there as well, however in the last week or so during my Tai Chi practise, I come to see there is no need to separate them! In Ancient Shinto Practises when someone passes into the Spirit, their essence or soul is greeted by the Great Kami, who then transmutes (for want of a better way to say it) into the ways of being Kami. In Western Spiritual beliefs, it is similar the soul is greeted and welcomed into the spiritual worlds, just as in Wiccan/Pagan belief system they are welcomed into the Summerlands. The interesting thing here is that when Pagan/Wiccan are forming the circle they call to the Quarters. These Quarters were once known as The Archangels of The North, South, East, West and also Spirit as well.
 
Now I realise that you may think I am off topic, however not really. When I am working or getting ready to work I will use Reiki symbols such as Sei-Hei-Ki for cleansing and clearing but I will also call to the Kami and Watchtowers as well while doing so; as I said Reiki is in everything that I do… I come to learn that while it is a deeply simplistic way of being it is also one of the most profound methods of healing known, if you are open to those aspects.

“… Reiki’s roots stem into Shinto, Tao and Buddhism …”

 
I think a lot of how we approachthe Spirituality and Reiki connection comes down to how we are birthed into Reiki; I never used to think or even allow that concept enter into my consciousness and unless I am actually organising workshops or Usui Reiki Days. I also think that when the topic comes up, much like the spirituality connection to Reiki, there is this almost territorial or wounded lion attitude as if I am insulting someone or saying I am better (which I am not and never have) so I avoid having the conversation, when all I am really trying to do is understand the differences, as there maybe something within it I can learn from or maybe there is something that mutually we can benefit from…
 
When I say birthed that is exactly what it is – at least for me – I take the practise of Reiki teaching, quite seriously but I am not a task master when I am doing it. I make the day easy, simple and light but also make it a learning environment and professional one as well, just like when I do my Reiki Sessions. I take the same approach to Angelic Reiki facilitating but the difference is I allow myself to be guided in what needs to happen at the right time. In both instances I believe that a form of spiritual rebirth takes place, a person goes through something profound and personal. In many ways they are birthed.
 
Just go with me while you are reading this, try not to attach any thoughts or judgements because what I am about to lay out here is my own perceptions from within the Past Life state… When I went for the Past life recall it was a present and also something that I was called to do (as I am being called again to go through another one). I went through to a life time that I understand now to be Usui-san; it was a simple up brining, working in the Dojo until I was old enough to go and become a monk within the Buddhist ways.
 
I spent many years training and upon my 21st year I was required to do a spiritual pilgrimage to one of the most sacred mountains in most of the older faiths from Japan and China. I walked for some days up the mountain and eventually reached the meditation shrine and temple. It was during the meditation I was taken to the place that Buddhists call Nirvana; in this space the Kami/Buddha showed me a way to heal, this method was ancient and had been forgotten but needed to return to earth.
 
Upon my return I left and began the journey home, I met a young woman who had blistered hands from farming and so I healed them, this was a hands on healing and when I was finished the blisters were all but gone. I learned upon returning to the temple that I had been away almost three months rather than the few weeks I had thought. The Sensei of the temple was very ill and I also healed his ailments. The Sensei then took me to the oldest part of the library and showed me records that detailed this old healing system. Hence the birth of Reiki as it became known.
 
Granted much of this is known and some could be discerned as my own meditations but there is now documented evidence that does show that Sensei Usui-san was trained as a Buddhist monk and further to that historical records in Japan also show that Shinto, Tao and Buddhism all have a common ancestry, so even though it may have through time lost its spiritual roots (along with Shinto as well) it is there and in manys ways ready to be awakened again.
 

“Spirituality is perceptive and unique…”

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Although Reiki as taught in the Western world has removed a lot of the spirituality from it, we are beginning to understand that this was mainly because in the era that it was brought to the West spirituality was only thought to be religious doctrine dished out on a Sunday from a pulpit, ‘where the devil made her do it’ and ‘he is a good and holy man’ covered every sin conceivable (and others that we only read about with the lights off…), we are realising now in this era of awareness and awakening that spirituality is perceptive and unique to the person, so not everyone is going to see Reiki as a spiritual philosophy or have an awakening from it, but that said I am running an Angelic Reiki workshop and new practitioners will be birthed who might well have profound spiritual experiences from this weekend, but that is the nature of this frequency of Reiki…
 

Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my entry for the Reiki blog hop; I welcome your comments, feedback on a post is appreciated by writers like as myself as it encourages to reply, write more and be more engaging and creative.

 

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