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Monday 14th October 2019
Today we once again looked at the five principles of reiki and had a really good discussion about them. The five principles are the basis for how we should strive to live our lives and are one of the first things that we learn in reiki. We also looked at the sacral chakra and the colour orange which is associated with this chakra. Orange is the colour of joy.
Next group meeting is on the 11th November when the group are going to look at essential oils.
Monday 9th September 2019
The reiki group met today and began to look at the chakras in more depth. The chakras are important in reiki as an unbalanced one can affect health and well being. Today was the turn of the base or root chakra.
Monday 12th June 2019
Today we looked at karma both good and bad and how reiki can clear it. Most of the group found it a little sleep inducing. But all enjoyed looking at the benefits of the rose quartz crystal and the love that it creates.
10th June 2019
The reiki group met today and discussed using crystals with reiki. In particular we talked about the amethyst. Crystals are not a traditional part of reiki but can be used as a complementary therapy to enhance the reiki experience. Next meeting is July 8th 10 am at the Beehive cafe and we will look into the benefits of using citrine with reiki.
9th April 2019
Yesterday we also talked about the history of reiki. We had a discussion about how Mikao Usui rediscovered reiki whilst studying ancient Sanskrit texts. We talked about how he passed the knowledge of reiki on to Dr Hayashi. We then spoke about Madame Takata and how she brought Reiki to the western hemisphere. The next meeting is June 10th at 10 am Beehive café.
8th April 2019
Today in the reiki group we talked about the importance of intention. We looked at using a reiki box. We also tried a meditation using Dr Mikao Usui’s Gassho Ho. One member talked us through a new relaxation method. Everyone has a study to read to discuss at next meeting which will not be until June 10th.
11th March 2019
Today we discussed the third symbol hon sha ze sho nen. This symbol allows the reiki practitioner to send reiki energy to anyone, anywhere in the world. It can also be sent back in time to heal past traumas and can be sent to the future to an appointment or interview. Reiki always works for the greatest and highest good of a person. It cannot be used for negative actions. We also talked about why some people fail to get results from reiki. Reiki is a journey not a destination.
12th February 2019
Reiki works with the root cause of a problem not the symptoms. The practitioner of reiki does not diagnose or prescribe. The way we see the world is biased by our beliefs and experiences. We all see things differently. The body knows how to heal itself. The lungs are renewed every six weeks and the liver every five months. Your body is capable of creating a new healthy you. Reiki helps the body to release the energy which is preventing it from doing its job of maintaining balance. The practitioner is not providing the energy they are just a channel for it. It is the recipient of the reiki energy who is drawing it in. One single belief can wreak havoc on the physical body. That energy (belief) which can be stored in a single cell can impact all aspects of physiology and anatomy of its hosting body. The power to heal lies within us all!
We followed this with a relaxation excercise lead by one of our group members. We all left our group meeting feeling wonderfully relaxed and rejuvenated.
What a wonderful experience!
12th February 2019
We understand that every particle vibrates at a specific frequency. That frequency in more esoteric terms can be termed consciousness. This consciousness is what activates all parts of our body and synchronizes the events within our body. Each day, our body is working to maintain balance. When we consider exercising, our body begins its preparations well before we begin our workout. When cells are separated from our body, even the thought of cutting oneself ignites a series of reactions in those extracted cells because it is the same frequency that animates them and the body. Our body has a natural electromagnetic frequency that it prefers to resonate with. When all levels of the body are in harmony with that frequency, communication is strong. The body loses its effectiveness to heal and maintain homeostasis when the lines of communication within the body are disrupted. These disruptions occur when we store energy that is dissonant with our natural resonance. We tend to store energy in the form of memories and beliefs and as they accumulate around the same theme, the strong dissonance begins. Where our body once operated as a perfectly timed symphony, with conflicting energy stored, we have many instruments out of tune and sync. When a body receives Reiki energy, it is like having a light to make the body aware of the energy that is not serving it. The practitioner does not decide what needs to be released or when, the wisdom of the body does. The practitioner holds the space for the bodymindto see the possibilities it can choose from with regard to healing so the body is no longer tied to a dysfunctional way of being.
Once the body has chosen what it is ready to address, it can systematically release the stored energy at a cellular level connected with the imbalance. The cells then begin functioning as intended and the healing occurs on a physical as well as emotional, mental and physical level. The body does not need to be consciously aware of what beliefs and memories it is working with which is one reason why Reiki can be so effective. Many of our strongly help beliefs were developed in early childhood or even fetal life. The client just needs to ensure that as the releases occur that they are aware of the process and allow them to fall away. With the body vibrating at a more natural state, harmony and peace on all levels can be restored.
11th February 2019
Sei He Ki
The second symbol is the Sei He Ki pronounced say-hay-key. This is the emotional and mental symbol used primarily for emotional and mental healing. One translation of Sei He Kimeans: The earth and sky meet or God and Man become one. Sei-He Ki balances the right and left brain. The two brain hemispheres deal with different aspects of life. The left hemisphere is in charge of reasoning, logic and rationality. The right hemisphere deals with dreams imagination and intuition. Sei He Ki will bring balance to the two hemispheres allowing a life that is not rooted in logic or in a dream state. Peace is achieved when the two sides work in harmony,
The Sei He Ki can
•Release blockages and resistance in the body. •Find resolution to longstanding problems. •Address alcohol, drug and smoking addictions. •Balance anorexia nervosa and bulimia. •Resolve relationship problems. •Calm nervousness, fear, phobias. •Helps to process anger, sadness and other emotions. •Helps facilitate the grieving process. •Can assist improving memory. •Can enhance affirmations •Can improve intuition and inspiration. •Creating a calm environment. •Ease arguments and tense situations •Balance your home, work, crystals. •Can improve poor communication. •Can provide protection on every level. •Can keep you from losing personal belongings. •Can be used while travelling. •Helps you find lost items. •Improves creativity.
1. Draw a three part curved line.
2. Draw a single curved line from top to bottom.
3 & 4. Draw two half-circles.
To activate the Sei-He Ki symbol you will draw the Cho Ku Rei symbol while intoning the words Cho Ku Rei three times to activate the SHK. Then draw the Sei He Ki on top of (or beside) the Cho Ku Rei and intone the words Sei He Ki three times. You can also then draw the Cho Ku Rei on top of (or beside) the Sei He Ki while intoning the words Cho Ku Rei three times. This is fondly called the Sei He Ki Reiki sandwich. A Sei He Ki Reiki sandwich can be used to release any mental or emotional blockages in a person and allow the healing process to begin.
You can visualise the Reiki sandwich beaming out of your third eye chakra and entering the third eye chakra of your client. As you intone the words add the intention that it will be used by the bodymind of the client if it is for their highest good. Alternatively, you can draw the symbols on your hands and then place them over the clients’ third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is used in this instance because the goal is to align the recipient with their insight and intuition so they can release what is not true and embrace the reality of their perfection.
This is often helpful when you are working with a person with addictions, those wanting weight loss or to release unwanted habits. You will want to be sure to keep a box of tissues nearby as this can often cause the client to become weepy and emotional.
The Reiki sandwich can also effectively be applied with all of the normal hand positions in a session.
If you are working with a person who is suffering from an imbalance such as cancer, leukaemia or other immune system disorders, you can visualize thousands of Sei He Ki symbols penetrating every cell in the body of the recipient.