Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Let me tell you, it's not easy coming up with something new every week, or every other week to write about here.

I've been wracking my brain trying to come up with something snappy and innovative, and nothing is coming - ack!  So I decided to just write and see what comes out. Here goes - I taught an Usui Reiki Level II class this weekend and realized that this weird thing keeps happening whenever I teach a class where it's brought to my attention that a lot of the techniques that I teach my students, I'm not doing myself anymore.

This forces me to go back and start adding things back in, like using a Reiki Box, or doing Distant Reiki Healing using the Candle Flame Technique, or putting symbols into my hands while doing Reiki on my clients or myself, or Reiki'ing my food, or Reiki blessing all the water I drink, etc.

Or an idea will come to me as I am teaching them how to use Reiki symbols to clear, program and charge a crystal, like should I be doing this with every crystal I use or wear?  Do all the crystals I use in a crystal grid, for example, need to be programmed before I put them in a grid?

So the old saying "While we teach, we learn" by the Roman Philosopher Seneca is very true!  When you teach something, you are always learning something new yourself. I find myself saying "Wow, how did I forget that?" many times in classes. (I write all the manuals I use for teaching Usui Reiki and update them constantly).


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  2. Your story reminded me of my teaching career. It is true that the more you teach the more you learn. Constant refinement of the material you present becomes a natural process over time. If you felt that there was not a way to tweak your approach or your curriculum, then you should not teach. As your students try to process all the information and techniques provided to them, you the teacher, must always be alert as to how they are doing. When you focus solely on what you are presenting, you cannot teach those who sit before you. Education is always a two-way street. The questions being asked, the concept someone struggles with, how easily everyone grasps what you explained or demonstrated are all to be noted by the educator. This essential, two way, interaction and awareness helps to create a better method of instruction for all. I am glad you are constantly aware of all of the above and making necessary changes as needed in your curriculum and teaching style. Bravo! (this is a comment about this post from a student of mine)