Tuesday, September 23, 2014


What is it with Reiki and Intuitive stuff? The first person I did Reiki on (during practice time in class) was complaining of a back ache and when I put my hands on her back I "heard" and "saw" that she fell off a step ladder.   So I said, "Did you fall off a step ladder?" She was so surprised  that she twisted all the way around to face me and said "How did you know that?  I fell off a step ladder a few weeks ago and my back's been hurting every since?"   

I have no idea how I knew that, nothing like that had ever happened to be before.  I also began to "see" colors behind my closed eye when I did Reiki at this time.   I hadn't experienced any of this before.  I had always felt that I had a little something "going on" but didn't consider myself to psychic per se.  After becoming a Reiki Master, I began trading with my massage therapist and her friend who did Jin Shin Jitsu (another healing modality) and I started seeing Angels, visions, and people in spirit!

After many years and lot more training in many different healing modalities as well as mediumship studies and psychic development classes, my intuitive abilities have continued to blossom.  Many of my students and Reiki friends have many of these same abilities, some even more so then others, so it's not far fetched to say that I'll bet the vast majority of Reiki practitioners do too!  So why do some people in the Reiki world frown upon this and discourage those who have these abilities from sharing the information they receive during Reiki sessions, or when sending Distant Reiki, saying it's to "WOO WOO" for the mainstream population, and especially anyone serious about bringing Reiki into Western Medical Institutions?    

Western Medicine is very right brain oriented (scientific). They have the "if I can't prove it exists with studies and charts and the like, it doesn't exist" kind of attitude. So when I 'hear" that someone needs to be carrying or wearing a certain crystal, or that they're power/spirit animal is a buffalo, or that their departed grandfather is in the room telling me about someones addiction to pain meds, the right brain world says "PUT A SOCK IN IT".   I don't think so!!!!!!!!

It is well known that Reiki enhances any gifts/talents that you brought in with you this lifetime, so if you are an intuitive, becoming Reiki will enhance that gift. And that the more levels of training you move up in, and the more Reiki you do on yourself and others, the more whatever gifts you have will be enhanced.   So if this is true, why would someone want to discourage you from using those God given gifts and talents?  Because they don't have them?  Because they're afraid of this kind of thing?  Because their religious training poo poo's it?  All three?

Throughout time, the ones who don't  "see", "know", "hear" and "feel" things were uncomfortable with those who did.  Some even going so far as to accuse them of being witches, or wizards or insane, and being instrumental in causing their death.   

There are a lot of things science can't explain, like the placebo effect, or why one person miraculously survives a disease that kills many others who all had the same disease and same treatments.   Or why those who are prayed for have a higher incidence of survival after surgery, heart attacks, or diagnoses of terminal illnesses then those who aren't prayed for.  

If getting information, in whatever way you are gifted to do so, is not a part of Reiki, then why do so many of us get information?  I personally believe that getting and giving information when performing Reiki on someone is and always has been a part of Reiki, and will be playing an even bigger part in it in the future.  Did you know that  Usui Sensei is said to have been very highly intuitive and belonged to some organizations in Japan that were only for clairvoyants and psychics?

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Amazing Amount of Diversity in Just About Everything in all the Western Reiki Traditions

 I founded a Reiki Facebook Group called "Reiki For and Me" and also it's sister page, "Reiki For You and Me Distant Healing Group" several years ago.  I did this because I was a member of a Yahoo Reiki group for awhile and experienced a lot of back biting/stabbing and squabbling going on that really turned me off, but I was also keenly aware of the need for such a forum.   I've noticed over the years there is an amazing amount of diversity in how each of us has been instructed to do just about everything involving Reiki in the West.  How we were taught to connect with the energy (turn it on or access it), which symbols we use, (some more, some less), which hand positions to use, which closing techniques to do, which invocations, and so on, and so on.

So why is this?  Why aren't we all doing the same thing and being taught the same thing?  We should all know as Reiki practitioners, that Mrs. Hawayo Takata (who I call the Mother of Reiki) attuned 22 people to the Reiki Master Teacher level, and that these 22 Master Teachers went their merry way after her death and made many changes to the system, depending upon their particular interests at the time.   So we already see, that just shortly after Mrs. Takata left the physical world, Reiki was already being changed and morphed.  Some call this the  "Chinese Whispers" affect. Wikipedia's definition of Chinese Whispers:  is a game played all over the world, in which one person whispers a message to another which is passed through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group.  Errors typically accumulate in the retelling, so the statement announced by the last player differs significantly and often amusingly, from the one uttered by the first person.

That, in my mind, pretty much explains it.  We also know that Dr. Hayashi also tweaked Usui's original system to fit his own needs as a Western Medical Doctor and Officer in the Imperial Japanese Navy.  But the good news is that in Japan, the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai (the memorial Reiki society set up by Usui possible before he passed or Hayashi after Usui passed (depending on where you get your information), still practices Reiki just like Usui Sensei did. Well I guess it's good news if you are Japanese.