What’s Happening to Reiki?
copyright © 2011 Don Beckett
Many people happen to be asking this independently not less than a couple of years. The reply is not just one that the majority of us are wanting to acknowledge. We have a tendency to brush it aside and continue on with our very own work. But all of a sudden Personally i think we have to acknowledge it, with regard to those who are just beginning to discover Reiki. We have to inform them what Reiki is and just what it is not &mdash because most of them are now being misled, and brought in dangerous directions.
In lots of places with lots of people, Reiki gets a poor status. I understand some Reiki instructors who’ve stopped teaching Reiki, precisely because they do not wish to be connected using the pseudo-Reiki that’s becoming a lot more prevalent. Certainly one of my buddies &mdash who for a long time trained Reiki to Buddhist lamas in Nepal &mdash stopped getting anything related to Reiki because she’d heard tales of countless “Reiki Masters” becoming demonically possessed on and on crazy!
I assured her that, if individuals tales were true, it wasn’t since the everyone was doing Reiki, it had been simply because they used to do something which was certainly not Reiki. I offered her a Reiki session … and, after, she stated: “I’d forgotten just how and clean this energy is!” The power itself had proven her immediately that there might be nothing demonic or crazy-making about this!
But, you will find indeed crazy and “demonic” (for insufficient a much better word) things happening in the realm of pseudo-Reiki. Lots of people who believe they’re doing Reiki are actually doing really some type of ritual miracle. In some way the tranquility of and wholesomeness of Mikao Usui’s “way of achieving personal perfection” &mdash his way of “hooking up using the ancestral Self” (and giving up the private will towards the will of Self or Source) &mdash happen to be cluttered with a variety of unnecessary junk, at the best, and warped into something completely unrecognizable, at.
One factor I have always loved about Reiki may be the freedom to know and train it within my own way. And I have been prepared to allow everybody else exactly the same freedom, obviously. I recognize that Existence is really a perfectly self-balancing, self-controlling phenomenon that people all get what we should need, whenever we require it. (Because the Beatles place it, so gracefully, 40+ years back: There’s nowhere you may be that is not where you are intended to be / It is easy!) For example, instructors who charge lots of money &mdash they attract precisely those who have to be billed lots of money to be able to believe something is efficacious. Instructors who train 49 different systems of Reiki (and every system getting possibly 49 different symbols) &mdash they attract precisely those who desire such complexity and the like piles of knowledge. And also the relaxation people, who choose to help keep things as easy as we are able to &mdash we attract the scholars who choose simplicity!
Personally i think greatly fortunate to possess began learning Reiki two decades ago, when there have been a couple tastes from it available. Basically were at the moment experiencing Reiki the very first time, I’d be completely overcome by the amount of Reiki systems and also the oceans of Reiki information (and untrue stories) swirling around. Therefore, with all of due respect for that numerous organizations which are presented as Reiki nowadays, this information is meant to give ambitious Reiki students the straightforward fundamentals of the items Reiki is and just what Reiki isn’t.
an approach to Self-realization (spiritual awakening), founded by Mikao Usui in early 1900s. The secondary aftereffect of it’s healing, on all levels: spiritual, emotional, mental, physical. The important thing component, which provides this process its identity, may be the awareness and employ of the noticeable, definable energy known as Reiki &mdash the subtlest, greatest-vibrational energy within the physical dimension. Quite simply, the very first physical symbol of pure Source (and Reiki connects us to pure Source-energy, known as Shinki).
an approach to not-doing. We “do” Reiki by providing our focus on the power, making no personal effort, and giving up your own will towards the Supply of All That’s. We don’t attempt to manipulate or control the end result we trust the Supply of All That’s (which produced us and anything else) is much better informed and smarter than your own self.
a technique for imposing your own may simp anything or anybody. It isn’t a miracle concoction for obtaining a brand new job, a brand new house, a brand new spouse, or perhaps an “A” in class. We are able to apply Reiki to the of individuals things &mdash only by giving up your own will and accepting natural outcome. It goes for implementing Reiki like a “healing treatment” also we do not identify conditions, so we create “fix” anything. Getting rid of an indicator isn’t necessarily the very best factor, so we must admit that people don’t always know notebook computer. Therefore, we create control caused by the Reiki application.
This Really Is in which the among Reiki and pseudo-Reiki is available in. Mikao Usui produced a simple system, which depended on alignment using the divine order of Existence &mdash this is not on developing or imposing a person’s personal will. But, since that time, lots of people took “Reiki” farther and farther in to the territory of private will and manipulation. Truly 100s of “Reiki” systems have finally come to exist. About all that’s missing is Baba-Ghanouj Reiki … or French-Fries-And-A-Coke Reiki. And, what distinguishes these in the others?
If they’re truly using Reiki (the power), then they all are utilizing the same Reiki souped up that Usui used. There’s just one “Reiki” energy. But, what distinguishes other systems from Usui’s is everything they’ve added. Mantras, yantras, mudras, a variety of “miracle” traditions and “Spirit Guides” … and numerous of symbols. The greater symbols, the greater &mdash because, until about ten years ago, everybody except a small amount of individuals Japan had the mistaken thought that the Reiki Symbols were the sine qua non from the Usui method (that could not have access to been further away from the reality). So, many individuals experienced the process of “directing” additional Reiki Symbols and creating new tastes of Reiki. As though we wanted another Reiki system (having a different group of symbols) for each different factor we would have liked to complete….
The Entire perception of us achieving something is precisely in which the Reiki train started in the future from the track. Remember, Reiki isn’t about us adjusting or imposing or achieving anything &mdash it comes down to aiming and giving up your own self towards the will from the divine Self, the creative Supply of All That’s.
I am so grateful to possess known and spent a while having a Reiki teacher named Barb Emerson &mdash specifically for a particular factor that they stated. I heard her say this many occasions, also it involves mind frequently … since it am well written, and since it is an eternal truth. What she stated was: “Once you are attached to the Supply of everything, what connected are you able to get?”
Please, listen again: “Once you are attached to the Supply of everything, what connected are you able to get?” The number of mantras, yantras, symbols, and miracle spells do you want, if you are attached to the Supply of All That’s…? Just connect with the origin and allow the Source come due to you! The Beatles were right &mdash “It Is Easy!!Inch : ^ )
What is happening, however &mdash in Reiki, as with a number of other things &mdash is we have taken something easy and simple and natural and divine, and encrusted it in numerous layers of complexity and ego and private will. This is harmful enough when the ego and private will were targeted exclusively at achieving healing effects &mdash but, no, it is going wayyyy beyond that! Some people thought it was just a little creepy when “psychic surgery” was put into Reiki. Well, you know what &mdash you will find now “Reiki” people making “psychic attacks”…!! (Actually, they have been doing the work for a long time &mdash and also the relaxation people happen to be too polite to say it in public places.)
You believe I am kidding? It is going farther. The folks making these attacks did not envision the concept by themselves these were trained to get it done by their “Reiki Masters” (a number of whom are very well-known, actually). These “Reiki Masters” are teaching, within their books and classes, just how to result in mayhem and damage in other individuals energy fields!
This really is Reiki??? NO &mdash this really is WITCHCRAFT &mdash and calling it another thing does not change a realistic look at it.
‘Cause it’s witchcraft,
Crazy wicked witchcraft,
And even though I understand it’s strictly taboo….
They are fully aware it’s taboo, however they can’t subdue the longing to impose their may simp others &mdash privately, remotely, energetically. It provides them the false perception of being in charge, getting Energy. Just how can they avoid seeing this “energy” is certainly not but madness? If ongoing lengthy enough, this path leads exactly towards the “demonic” possession and craziness pointed out earlier.
Trying to warrant their actions, a few of these people claim that they’re making “psychic attacks” only on those who have first assaulted them they’re only attempting to defend themselves! And just how do they already know someone has assaulted them? Oh, they all of a sudden feel dizzy, or they obtain a headache! Err &mdash Really?? And just how will they know That has assaulted them? They close their eyes and then try to “see” the individual responsible. Hmmmmm…. (Obviously, these folks believe they’re infallibly clairvoyant to begin with &mdash they could not possibly get it wrong! It could not be the person they “see” just is actually someone they dislike.) Then, getting “recognized” the reason, they release their best witchcraft on him/her….
This could be just comical, with the exception that individuals are really getting hurt because of it. Some buddies of mine happen to be threatened with attacks, and a number of them appear indeed to possess been assaulted. And also the attacks in it were certainly not defensive, because my buddies hadn’t assaulted anybody.
Performs this type of stuff have place whatsoever in Reiki? (It is a rhetorical question the reply is very clearly NO!)
But, individuals are getting hurt &mdash either in the anxiety about being assaulted, or from really being assaulted. And those who are being broken much more are, obviously, those making the attacks. Just how can they’re saying to possess learned Reiki &mdash which shows the complete ONENESS people all (therefore, everything we do in order to anybody, we all do to ourselves) &mdash after which participate in such destructive behavior…? (It’s another rhetorical question: The only real response is madness.)
SO … so what can the relaxation people do relating to this? Will we need special approaches for “psychic protection”? Let us return to the language of Barb Emerson, once more: “Once you are attached to the Supply of everything….” After we have aligned and surrendered your own self towards the infinite, all-powerful Source (using Mikao Usui’s Reiki method, for example), so that as lengthy once we keep that alignment, also protection could we possibly need or perhaps imagine? We just stay conscious of our true identity as extensions of infinite, all-powerful Source, and allow the Source come through us.
Just how can anybody be so deluded regarding think that he/she (together with a variety of conspirators) could ever possibly hurl enough ego and private will (regardless of the number of “miracle spells” embellish it) even going to threaten (ignore doing harm to!) the best Source, the main one true Self…? Again, the only real response is: madness. Just think about it: It’s just like a bug attacking the sun’s rays!
People get hurt by this stuff, though &mdash simply because they forget their true identity. They forget that nobody has the authority to wreck havoc on their energy unless of course they permit it. Plus they take, subconsciously, by falling in to the trap of FEAR. Anybody on the planet who’s imposing his/her may simp other people does so through fear. Fear is, to begin with, the motivation for attempting to impose a person’s may simp another person … and fear may be the tool for achieving it.
As someone very perceptively noted, FEAR = False Anticipation Showing up Real. When we fall under fear, our false anticipation may become reality. When we think that someone can psychically attack us, only then do we take making it real. When we stay centered within our true identity, in oneness using the Source, only then do we stay healthy and safe.
It might be nice when we may help those who are making these attacks &mdash enable them to begin to see the madness from it. However they appear to think themselves Masters From The World. And apparently they haven’t observed their personal world is falling apart around them already. It continuously achieve this &mdash just like everything built on fear and delusion and private will is falling apart nowadays &mdash and also the speed of collapse will accelerate. So, maybe this can all resolve itself before an excessive amount of longer.
Until it will, just in case you are wondering whether you’ve found real Reiki or otherwise: Whether it’s about controlling and adjusting, and private “energy” &mdash it isn’t Reiki.
UPDATE ~ 8 November 2011:
Since penning this article, I have received a couple of comments from professionals of witchcraft, stating that my portrayal of witchcraft was inaccurate. One individual (not really a witch) directed me to some book, Magick of Reiki by Christopher Penczak, which indeed appears an ideal resource, because it handles both Reiki and Magick/Witchcraft. “Inside a formal magickal tradition,” states Penczak, “professionals focus their intention and can to produce a change with the functions of ritual. Each ritual can be used to produce a ‘spell’ or perhaps a specific act of magick.” … “These magickal traditions are available in the traditions of witchcraft through the centuries along with the modern revival of witchcraft and paganism.”
Christopher Penczak practices both Magick and Reiki &mdash though, from things i read in the book, his Reiki is exactly what I call pseudo-Reiki. It demonstrates precisely what my article describes: the concept of Reiki like a system of ritual miracle. Like numerous others, Penczak continues to be trained to make use of the Reiki symbols as “magick” symbols! By doing this of utilizing them dates back so far as Hawayo Takata, otherwise and to her teacher Dr. Hayashi (despite the fact that, to my understanding, they didn’t make use of the word “miracle” or “magick”). Getting initially learned Takata-style Reiki myself, I too was trained to make use of the Reiki symbols in by doing this &mdash but Reiki’s founder, Mikao Usui, trained something completely different!
Thinking about Penczak’s explanations of Reiki, Magick, and Witchcraft, it may be stated that pseudo-Reiki is a kind of witchcraft (since it uses “magick” symbols). My mistake in “What’s Happening to Reiki?” was which i gave the sense that witchcraft is dangerous (as with “psychic attacks”). Which was wrong, and that i hereby apologize for this. Actually, Penczak suggests that many witchcraft respects Divine Will and carries the intent to do no harm. “Based on the ethics of magick in the many forms, you signal out only what you would like to receive, which means you don’ injury to others, since you want no harm completed to you.”
So &mdash individuals who’re doing “psychic attacks” are not only seen not doing Reiki, they aren’t doing legitimate witchcraft either. Maybe we ought to refer to it as pseudo-witchcraft . . . .
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