What an exhausting day! Thursday is tennis day, and despite the barking Back Consultant telling me not to, I happily drove along to take part in our tennis morning. (Rod is not supposed to play either because of his back pain, so we are a right old pair of decrepits!) It was an absolutely glorious day with a hot sun, and only 8 of us turned up. This meant that we played without sitting out at all in strong sunshine for two hours, – phew ! Poor back.
Then a picnic lunch in the car, and off I went to our monthly Reiki afternoon in Orba. I have been a Reiki Master for some time, having first joined the group six years ago. Rosie, our leader, is the most gentle and wonderful person you could ever meet, and has been a huge influence on my life. Reiki changes your life. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to have a framed edition of the Reiki principles given to me as a present from Tryph ….
(I love this picture, as you can spookily see me taking it in the reflection!)
By the repetition of “Just for Today” , it is put firmly in the present and implies there is no need to worry about what might happen in the future. They are not a bad set of rules to live by! Over the years, we have seen a lot of people arrive to join, many of them attracted to the group due to some sort of feeling that their life is somehow wrong. They encounter a group of sympathetic and confidential ears, and after only a few weeks, generally perk up and get themselves together.Lovely kind Rosie sets up her couch in her lounge, asks her husband to stay out for the afternoon, and we take it in turns to use our Reiki on each other. Usually there are 8 or 9 of us, but today there were just the 5. The atmosphere is very calm and peaceful, and I find that I feel rejuvenated after giving the Reiki, it is such a powerful experience. I am here on the couch, receiving energy from Lesley, Trish and Sally.
Reiki is all about allowing the energy of the Universe flow through you and be concentrated where it is needed, and this bear has been filled with Reiki energy before it was sent out, and is renewed by the makers every day! So he can give his healing to whoever needs it! Far fetched? Perhaps. But it is a recognised part of Reiki healing that you can send out your healing energy over distances, and by having something to represent whoever you are sending it to is a help. So if I need to send healing vibes to anyone, anywhere, I can use the bear and imagine him to be the person who needs to be healed. Distance Reiki works according to the Hermetic Law of Similarity, which holds that we are all connected, as we are all energy matter and part of a larger whole.
” Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works holistically; on the whole body, mind and spirit. Not a system of religious beliefs, Reiki is simply a relaxing treatment whereas natural healing vibrations are transmitted through the hands of a Reiki practitioner (acting as a conduit) to the body of the recipient.”
It’s ancient! Some practitioners maintain that Jesus used Reiki. It’s efficacy is difficult to prove, although there are many many reported cases of successful healings using Reiki, and I choose to believe that there is more energy available to us on this planet than we realise.
Any road up, my back is killing me after being punished too much today, and I wish I had a million Reiki Masters filling my poor bones with energy here and now. Perhaps the bear will help. Rod has just brought me a glass of wine. Every little helps! Thank you.