Rather than grasping, channeling, or otherwise manipulating energy, Reiki is a method that allows us to invite (招) happiness/ good fortune / many blessings (福). This happiness, these many blessings are also the medicine for many illnesses.
The heart of Reiki practice is to embody the light of wisdom. From this, we invite health and happiness to mind and body and share the benefit with all.
Reiki is simple and easy to learn. By practicing Reiki, you are empowered to take charge of your own healing and self-care, naturally. Even the founder himself described the method as “the secret art of happiness” and a way to “improve mind and body”. What does that mean exactly? The benefits are as numerous as
According to my Usui Reiki Ryoho teacher Shihan (Frans Stiene), there are many reasons to believe Mikao Usui was trained in or at least influenced by Shugendo. I just returned to the States (yesterday) after 5 days in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Over the weekend I learned A LOT about Shugendo (Koryū Shugen Honshū tradition) as
The three treasures / diamonds are a framework of understanding usually attributed to inner cultivation practices of East Asia (Daoism, Onmyōdō, Esoteric Buddhism, Internal Martial Arts, etc.). Similar to the seven popular Yogic chakras, the three diamonds commonly relate to three general areas of the body (belly, head, and heart) and refer to qualities that