Year 2011

Dancing with Ganesha

I have heard that meditating for 20 minutes with someone who has a stronger or different meditative practice than yours can initiate you into their level and style of meditation. I have found this to be true, having experienced a…

The Reiki Prism

I am extremely lucky to always have brilliant students in my classes. My current Shinpiden (Reiki Level 3) class is no exception and we had a very interesting discussion of the difference between reiju and attunements last night. Reiju means…

Foolish Thoughts

In Tarot Geeks we were examining the Fool card and I observed that he was holding his stick in his left hand but laid it across his right shoulder, a very unnatural posture. It makes the character of the card…

The Imperative Precepts

Recently, within a week of each other, I had two new Reiki students ask me the same question about the precepts. The first said, “I really like the sayings you taught us and I’ve been doing them a lot. But…

My Reiki Path

In this post I share the story of my first experience with Reiki, and I tell how Reiki complemented my spiritual path, eventually leading me to discover a lineage of Reiki that emphasized Reiki as a spiritual practice.

Just for Today

I just understood the precepts! I mean, I know I will never understand them and I know that anything I understand is for me only and that you will know them differently, but all that aside, I understand the precepts!…

Symbols and Systems of Collapse

Last night at the Colorado Traditional Reiki Meetup in Northglenn, we were discussing Frans Stiene’s (The Reiki Sourcebook) viewpoint that the symbols in Reiki are “training wheels” to be discarded after one thoroughly understands each symbol’s unique energy. I can agree with that statement, only if one continues on to say that the entire system of Reiki can be discarded...