Archive for November, 2010

What about Reiki?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

The Reiki approach to healing, using the natural energy of the universe directed towards balancing and healing, also understands that healing energy can be sent from a distance.

In a book on Reiki by Larry Arnold and Sandy Nevius (The Reiki Handbook, 1982), the following is said about this distant healing energy transaction.

“You cannot direct energy to another energy field (a body) and have it (shall we say) accepted if the recipient does not agree upon the conscious level, the unconscious level and the subconscious level.  All three levels must be in agreement before one can direct energy to another successfully. . .

Now in order to direct energy in order to bring about an effect (which) suggests balance within a human body, you must have no doubt – no doubt whatsoever – that what you sent forth can be effective.”

The principles of Reiki assert that the human ego is not part of the transaction, that the energy is available the minute you decide to engage with it.  A positive and focused intention helps the process as does practice.

We have been practicing distant healing as individuals and as a group.  As we continue to work together, our intention becomes stronger and the possibilities for healing increase.

Absurdity

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

One of my favorite quotes from Albert Einstein in this, “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”

He is also recorded as having said, “There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.  The other is as though everything is a miracle.”

One researcher in subtle energy healing, Dr. Elizabeth Targ, has remarked that we shouldn’t be so amazed by healing because we are all constantly healing ourselves, every single minute of every day, of viruses, bacterias, cancers, etc. etc.  “The fact is, every single one of us gets over cancer every single day.  The question we should really be asking is not ‘Why do some people get sick?’ but ‘Why aren’t all of us sick all the time?’  (From Infinite Grace:  Where the worlds of science and spiritual healing meet, Diane Goldner, p. 214).

Healing is an every day miracle that we all experience.  Therefore, we should “simply” continue to send our thoughts and energies towards healing, knowing that it is natural and that we can expect it and contribute towards it with our energies.