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Drivers of Change for the Reiki Community

Current drivers of change for the Reiki community come from peer-reviewed science, the National Code, and the history of Reiki. What does it all mean?

It’s finally happening. Reiki has been recognised! No matter that there’s millions of people all around the world practising and teaching Reiki, and no doubt millions more grateful recipients of this benign healing, soothing, calming and enlightening energy.
Peer-reviewed science has discovered that the effects of Reiki are real. In formal terms, it is now possible to say that Reiki is proven to be effective and that it is useful in clinical and other settings, in conjunction with other health care modalities, and without negative side-effects.
Reiki in fact has been accepted and used increasingly in hospitals and health care contexts in the US, South America, Britain and elsewhere for quite some time now, and it is appearing in some contexts in Australia. However, there are still barriers to acceptance here, a failure to acknowledge or accept Reiki as a valid modality and a consequent refusal to allow patients and clients the benefits of its deeply comforting, relaxing and calming techniques. And there is potential for further benefit – which may capture the attention of administrators – increased well-being, possibly translating into reduced costs of hospitalisation.
Another potent driver of change is the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers. Agreed by COAG in April 2015, and requiring ratification in each State, it provides an unequivocal basis for minimal standards of practice. It applies to Reiki, as well as to all other health care modalities, and has further implications for the teaching of Reiki. In particular, Master/Teachers need to inform their students of their obligations under the National Code. Reiki practitioners are obligated to comply with the terms of the Code.
Many of the provisions of the National Code are predictable and come as no surprise, with requirements for insurance, informed consent, privacy, records management, infection control, onward referrals, and constraints on practising under the influence of substances or alcohol or whilst unwell, and on the exploitation of patients. Practitioners are not permitted to misinform their clients or to make claims regarding serious illnesses. More challenging provisions include advising patents of possible adverse interactions with drugs.
Of particular interest to the widely dispersed Reiki community, is the requirement that we should maintain competence in our field of practice and adhere to our scope of practice. Herein lies an opportunity for Reiki schools, associations, clinics and individual practitioners to work together to enhance our professionalism, to agree on shared standards across the board and to provide a consistent and reliable approach so that the public can have confidence, not just in Reiki’s proven efficacy, but also in the quality and integrity of Reiki practitioners who meet the legislated bottom line for professional practice.
Reiki has a significant role to play and Reiki practitioners, collectively, could well be looking at how Reiki can be deployed, finding new applications, encouraging its accessibility and use in a range of contexts, and increasing the profile of Reiki as a valid, useful, compassionate and effective agent of social and spiritual support for the wider community. It’s actually really rather exciting.

REIKI WORLD HEALING – CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

Please send Reiki distant healing, energy healing, prayers, healing intentions and compassion –

Generally:       To the causes and consequences of the failure by Australian Parliamentarians and Senators and Members of the US Congress and US Senators to accept the scientific evidence of climate change and to take definitive action.

Specifically:

  • To the enlightenment of US Republican presidential candidates who “don’t believe in climate change” and Republicans and others who are seeking to defeat plans to cut carbon pollution from power plants, and to their ability to embrace policy and attitude changes
  • To substantial and urgent reduction in total greenhouse gas emissions by energy producers, cement producers, aviation, agriculture and industry[Following China, the US is the second largest producer of CO2. Australia has a low overall total, but has a high per capita consumption.]
  • To the companies, administrations and infrastructures that produce pollution and waste a third of all energy generated through inefficiency and sub-standard plant and equipment, to cease all waste and minimise pollution and to move towards renewables.
  • To people in the developed world who use large amounts of polluting energy to sustain an uneconomic lifestyle and in pursuit of personal advantage and corporate profit, that they find and embrace non-polluting solutions and drive climate change action from the grass roots level.

Please include this healing request in your Reiki grid, crystals, altar, and/or daily meditation practice and forward a copy to your compassionate friends. You are warmly invited to send energy to the Reiki World Healing Book, and to provide detailed suggestions for inclusion in the book, in the interests of collectively creating a workable future for all the inhabitants of Earth. 

Elizabeth Thuan – Usui/Holy Fire Reiki Master

www.reikiinstitute.com.au/contact

 

Usui/Holy Fire Reiki

USUI / HOLY FIRE REIKI – ONE YEAR ON

In September 2014 we welcomed our lineage Master William Lee Rand to Australia after a “drought” lasting over sixteen years. William has been instrumental on a number of occasions in channelling through and making available new developments in Reiki, and in carrying out research into the past of Usui Reiki and into the nature of the energy involved. In January last year William received a new development in Usui Reiki which he has chosen to call Usui/Holy Fire Reiki. We reviewed all levels of Reiki with him in October last year and have been teaching and working with the Holy Fire energy for almost twelve months.

Our experiences have been interesting, and continue to engage our attention quite vigorously. First, we are quite clear that we are working with Usui Reiki. Our classes include a bit more of the Traditional Japanese Reiki and are informed by developments in Reiki that shed more light (!) on the work of Mikao Usui, Chujiro Hayashi and Hawayo Takata. These changes bring greater depth and understanding rather than causing significant changes to teachings and techniques. We are finding the classes are easier to teach and to learn – they seem to flow better and provide more support to students and masters alike.

The Holy Fire energy itself is very low key, very subtle and engages with us and our students in a gentle, unobtrusive, calming and healing manner. What happens next is that students will see flames, have visions, and receive significant healings. We are finding this ourselves – that old, forgotten, deeply encrusted stuff comes up for release, and there’s—co-incidentally—a big lightening of the load. Hmm. Isn’t that interesting?

Robert & Elizabeth Thuan

www.reikiinstitute.com.au

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Reiki Brings Comfort

In a world that seems hypnotised by money, lots of us find ourselves with a sense of isolation, of being alone, of having no one there for us. One of Reiki’s greatest gifts is that it goes to the heart of our human needs. It is immensely reassuring and comforting to receive Reiki hands-on from a gentle, compassionate and understanding person, to feel the warmth of the Reiki energy flowing through one’s body and to relax as the Reiki brings us into alpha—a slower brain wave associated with a state of meditative calm, a state in which body and mind activate their innate ability to heal, to restore, to renew.

In the twenty years since first learning Reiki, one of the greatest blessings has been to meet others at the level of our shared humanity, to give and receive the staggering gift of universal life force energy, to laugh and cry together, and to discover the seeds of compassion that still live in hearts made sad or old or bitter and that awaken in the light and warmth of shared Reiki. Reiki has the power to bring out the fundamental goodness in people, and in turn it provides the comfort and support that encourage our neurons and cells to heal, allow us to recover from our wounds, and to find in ourselves renewed hope and enthusiasm for life.

Reiki is there for all of us, young and old, sceptic and believer, sick and well, pregnant or dying, captain of industry or homeless—all of us, with our own stories and our fears and dreams. Each one of us has the ability to illuminate our lives and to construct our future, to do so in the company of friends and with the reassurance and comfort of the healing Reiki energy. We just need to reach out.

Elizabeth & Robert Thuan
Reiki Masters / Teachers
www.reikiinstitute.com.au

Reiki touches the heart

Reiki is very simple, but it has no final boundary. Reiki brings to us the energy of the universe and challenges us to make use of its unlimited potential. When you receive hands on Reiki from a trained practitioner, the sensation is – usually – one of comforting warmth. The flow of energy is typically gentle and brings a deep sense of relaxation. It is in this state of warmth and relaxation that we can afford to let go the tensions and worries that burden us. We find a sense of renewed possibilities. Our perspectives on our lives, on our problems, on the world around us tend to soften and we can see the good bits as well as the problems. While Reiki does not fix everything, it brings a sense of peace and acceptance, it helps to release us from loneliness, cynicism and world weariness, and our hearts unfurl in the warmth and bloom like roses.
Elizabeth and Robert Thuan
Reiki Masters/Teachers
Asia Pacific Reiki Institute
www.reikiinstitute.com.au

Living with Reiki

When we learn to channel Reiki we acquire the ability to channel life force energy from the universe/highest source, so that when we place our empowered hands upon ourselves or other people—other living beings, whether plant or animal—the energy passes though us and into the recipient. There is no doubt that the energy exists, is real, and no doubt that the recipient perceives the energy and tends to benefit from receiving it.

The Reiki energy is put to use by the recipient in a number of ways. Reiki is able to induce alpha, the brain wave associated with meditation and with the action of the physical body to summon its resources and undertake healing—self-repair. With alpha comes deep relaxation and a lessening of feelings of tension and stress. Reiki thus has the ability to assist the recipient to achieve a state of well-being.

While Reiki is clearly a Good Thing and has all sorts of applications for workers and executives, for retirees and the elders of our tribe, for mothers and babies and kids and carers and pretty much everyone, even skeptics, it is not a magic wand. Reiki allows us to make the most of the resources that we have, but it does not replace missing elements.

We are confronted with the fact that we have a choice, we always have a choice, about how we live our lives—what we eat, what we drink, how we relate to others, whether we cogitate or mindlessly react, whether we blame others or circumstances or face and overcome our difficulties. Reiki makes lots of things go better, but it also encourages us to grow up, to take ourselves seriously, and to treat others with respect.

In a world that is addicted to stress, to hurry, to consumption, to self-absorption, Reiki gives us pause, gives us resources and encourages us to embrace our true humanity once more.

In the words of Max Ehrmann: ‘Go placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence.’ (Desiderata)

Love & light, Elizabeth & Robert.