Reiki is believed to have begun in Tibet several thousand years ago. Seers in the Orient studied energies and developed a system of sounds and symbols for universal healing energies. Various healing systems, which crossed many different cultures, emerged from this single root system. Unfortunately, the original source itself was forgotten.
Dr. Mikaomi Usui, a Japanese Christian educator in Kyoto, Japan, rediscovered the root system in the mid- to late 1800s. He began an extensive twenty-one-year study of the healing phenomena of history's greatest spiritual leaders. He also studied ancient sutras (Buddhist teachings written in Sanskrit). He discovered ancient sounds and symbols that are linked directly to the human body and nervous system that activates the universal life energy for healing.
Usui then underwent a metaphysical experience and became empowered to use these sounds and symbols to heal. He called this form of healing Reiki and taught it throughout Japan until his death around 1893.
Toshihiro Eguchi, studied with Usui in 1923. Eguchi was the most prominent of his students and he reportedly taught thousands of students before the war. It is largely through Eguchi that hands-on-healing has continued in Japan
The tradition was passed through several grandmasters of Reiki.
Dr. Chujiro Hyashi, studied with Usui in 1925, just a year before Usui's death. Hayashi was one of the first of Usui's non-Buddhist students. Hayashi was not a Buddhist, and had his own separate, and very strong beliefs, which were decidedly Christian. Usui eventually sent Hayashi on his way. Hayashi used the knowledge he learned from Usui to open a healing clinic in Tokyo. He readapted some of the format of Usui's teachings and developed a more complex set of hand positions suitable for clinic use. His clinic employed a method that required several practitioners’ work on one client at the same time to maximize the flow of energy. One of Hayashi's ways of getting practitioners for his clinic was to give the First Degree Initiation / Attunement in return for 3 months commitment as an unpaid employee. After this period he would offer the better students the Second Degree for a further 9 month commitment. Those who completed this had an opportunity to receive further training. After 2 years further commitment (which involved an apprenticeship under Hayashi) they were taught all the initiations / attunements and were allowed to begin to teach the first level.
Hawayo Takata born in 1900 in Hanamaulu, Kauai.
Mrs. Takata once said “There's power in them palms.” She also said when questioned about energy “No, it's not a key to ease the energy crisis. "It's a cosmic energy to heal the ill, Reiki, which is applied by hand, goes to the cause and effect. When the cause is removed there will be no effect. It is not associated with any visible material being. It's an unseen spiritual power that radiates vibration and lifts one into harmony. This power is incomprehensible to man, yet every single living being is receiving its blessings.
"I believe there is only one Supreme Being - the Absolute Infinite - a dynamic force that governs the world and the universe. It is a universal force from the divine spirit and is available to anyone interested in learning the art of healing. "Reiki helps attain health, happiness and security which leads to the road of longevity." 1990- 1980.
(It is now said that she was a minister in a spiritualist church)
There are many forms of reiki being practiced now. The principal one being: "the Usui System of Natural Healing"
The Usui System of Natural Healing balances and strengthens the body's energy, promoting its ability to heal itself.
Reiki is useful in treating serious illnesses as well as others. Examples are: sports injuries, internal diseases, emotional disorders, cuts, burns, and stress-related illnesses.
Reiki was introduced to the Western world in the mid-1970s. Since then its use has spread dramatically worldwide.
by Karen Ryan, Crystal Energy Therapist
Crystals can be used to assist women of all ages and in all stages of healing. The awakening of the Self to a spiritual journey is not an easy task. It can demand much time and resources to achieve self-development and growth. Some choose not to undertake the risks and perils of peeling off our defences to become fully human and alive, and to experience the full wealth of life.
"Isis Unveiled" is a term which refers to the Egyptian goddess whose face and form was covered with a red cloth, symbolic of the ignorance and emotionalism that stood forever between a person and Truth. To the wise, Isis lifts her veil, dispelling and revealing the mysteries of the Universe. The inner journey becomes sacred to those who can withstand the intensity of full consciousness.
Crystals have a healing role to play in this fantastic journey. Like the mysteries of a woman's consciousness, crystals help to contain the inner processes of "Isis Unveiled", and help to prepare the unveiling of female consciousness through healing all levels of her being. Crystals provide protection and give sanctuary for the deep healing a woman does within herself. I have listed a selection of ten crystals and gemstones from a group of forty-four that are useful in healing women and women's issues. The next crystals articles will be on healing men's issues, followed by "Using Crystals for Healing Children".
The first step is the cleansing process. In first week or so, the crystal is making tremendous adjustments within your energy field, matching the matrix of your energy fields to a larger outer universal energy field which will be used in your healing.
It is important to keep the crystal on you all the time (24 hours a day) for at least the first 21 days for this cleansing process to be initiated and completed. This is also a period of time where the blockages of energy that are causing the imbalance are removed.
Sometimes a healing crisis occurs at this point, during the early days of wearing the crystal. Remember, resolving the inner conflict may take time and that crystals accelerate the change process. Allow these processes to occur without interruption, by continuously wearing the stone or crystal until you complete the next two steps.
It is a good idea to cleanse your crystal every week and to recharge it in the sunlight for at least four hours weekly through out the healing process.
Harmonizing and IntegratingThe second step in crystal healing is the process of harmonizing and integrating the changes into your whole being. You may notice physical and emotional changes in either of the first or second steps as your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies come into alignment. Some of these changes are caused by throwing off toxins and negative energies from the cleansing process which continues throughout the cycle of healing.
In the second stage, beginning in about the fourth week of wearing the stone or crystal, you may notice that your face looks more relaxed as the harmonizing connection is made within yourself. Your mental outlook, thoughts, feelings and even opinions may change significantly. All aspects of your energy will be activated and the result is a very positive feeling. However, you are not out of the woods yet!
StabilityThe third step can take three to four months, perhaps even longer for some people depending on the intensity of the original condition. With continuous wearing of the stones or crystals, you will achieve stability for the changes. There is no turning back at this point.
You can test out the stability by removing your crystals from time to time. If you feel desperate and need to put your crystals back on after only a few minutes, you are not even close to stabilizing the energy changes. If you are able to go for a few days without your stones, but then notice you are slipping back into your old ways, consider wearing your stones for another week or more, or only at bedtime before testing again. As you develop deeper sensitivity for crystal energy, you may decide to keep the crystals on much longer.
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3rd chakra - The Solar Plexus
Primary color is yellow, others are various shades of yellow.
Gemstones like Citrine, Yellow Sapphire, yellow topaz
4th chakra - The Heart
Primary color is green and shades of green, the secondary color is pink.
Gemstones like Rose Quartz or Green Tourmaline or aventurine
What is Reiki ?
Reiki is a rediscovered natural healing method.
It improves your health and enhances the quality of your live.
This Reiki energy flows through the hands into the body.
Reiki is simple to learn and it is for everyone to use.
Reiki cleans the body and this energy knows what a person needs.
Reiki works for the whole body and is also very good for the mind.
Reiki can be used, for our selves, other people, animals and plants.
Reiki activates the body to heal itself.
Reiki is for safety and for guides' trough the responsibility of life.
How do you become a "Reiki Channel"?
This Reiki Energy transformation can 'only' be given through a
Reiki Master/Teacher. A Master will open you Reiki Energy channel through Initiations.
When you have received the Initiations, you are a Reiki Energy Channel.
You can give or send this energy to anyone.
If you give Reiki Energy to someone else, you also will be benefit from it.
Ones a Reiki Initiations is received the Reiki Cannel is open
it will never close, because this is for ever.
This Reiki energy flows through your hands, and you feel a sensation of heat flowing through your hands. It is very gentle and stimulates the body and of course the spirit and mind.
It relieves pain, stress and emotions and it gives you special energy.
Reiki knows where the energy, is needed.
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History of Reiki
Dr Mikao Usui was teaching in a college in Japan.
One of the students asked him if he believed in spontaneous healings. The question for now remained unanswered.
Later he was so determined to learn about the secrets of healing, that he wanted to find out for himself.
He started on a journey through many countries to trace and to find out all about this big secret of natural healing.
Unable to find that knowledge on his journey, he heard about a Zen Monastery. There he asked if he could stay there and learn from the Monks.
Dr. Usui wanted to read the sacred books in their original language.
So he had to learn Sanskrit and this was the first language.
In Sanskrit he discovered a formula for contacting a higher power that could bestow natural healing. He had found the information he had been looking for. It was only a formula and even knowing the formula, it did not give him the ability to understand this healing.
He was determined to find out about the formula. He asked the Monks how to follow the practices in the formula. The Monks advised him to go to the holy mountain of Kurama and they gave Him also the Buddho meditation.
Dr. Usui fasted and meditated and followed the directions from the Monks for 21 day's. He placed 21 stones in front of him and removed one at the passing of each day like a calendar.
Nothing unusual happened, until the dawn of the last day. Then he saw a shining light moving towards him. He realized that this light was trying to communicate with him. He knew then, that this was the 'LIGHT' with the healing power he had been searching for.
Through this light that struck him on his forehead (third eye). He received the knowledge of the symbols and mantras described in the formula.
He returned to reality and he felt full of strength and energy.
When he began to climb down the mountain, he stubbed his toe. With his hands, he held his foot and he realized that the pain had disappeared.
Dr Usui returned to the slums of Kyoto, to treat beggars and help them to lead a better life.
One day, he noticed that the same faces kept returning. When he asked why they had not begun a new life, he was told that it was too much responsibility and that it was easier to go on begging.
Dr Usui left the slums after 7 years. He had the knowledge of two very important elements: healing of the mind and the "responsibility" of the receiver in the healing process.
Dr Usui practiced and taught Reiki throughout Japan for the remainder of his life. Before he past away, he gave this knowledge to 16 teachers, one of them was Dr Chujiro Hayashi.
Up to this point, the Usui system of healing consisted of the energy itself, the Symbols, the Mantras and the Initiations of Reiki.
Dr Hayashi opened a Reiki clinic in Tokyo and kept detailed records of the treatments given. He used that information, to create the standard of hand positions and the system of three Reiki degrees and their initiations procedures.
In order to make sure Reiki would be preserved; Dr Hayashi decided to pass the complete teachings on to Mrs. Takata.
Phyllis Furomoto her granddaughter became the new Grand Master
after Mrs. Takata passed away.
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The message of water
Masaru Emoto, born 1943 in Yokohama, Japan, is the Head of the I.H.M. General Research Institute. He has undertaken an extensive research into the nature of water over the last few years. His research has been undertaken from "an original perspective as a human being, rather than solely with a scientific eye", as it says in his second book, "The Message of Water". Topaz has received the author's permission to introduce his extraordinary and profound research.
The Danish Nobel prize winner, Niels Bohr, was once seen hanging a horseshoe above a door in his house. Asked by a friend whether he believed in such things, his answer was: "No, but I have been told that it works nevertheless." We all know that there are no two water crystals that are identical. Each has a hexagonal formation, yet each is as unique and individual as the human finger print.
"Beautiful words create beautiful crystals"
During a lecture in March 2002 in Bonn, Germany, Mr. Emoto told the audience that many years ago he began to question why each snow crystal is unique and whether the crystallisation process could be influenced. He later developed a technique to photograph water crystals during the process of crystallisation, and as he studied this he was stunned by what he discovered. He began to recognise that the crystallising process was directly influenced by projecting different words or impressions at the water. He saw that words associated with beauty and fine qualities created beautiful crystals, and words associated with ugliness warped the normal hexagonal crystallisation process! He and his team then played music of various kinds to the water, and the pictures again showed very interesting variations of formations.
"You become what you think about"
Throughout the centuries, philosophers have disagreed upon many diverse matters, but most have tended to agree on one idea, which is that "you become what you think about".
If water can be influenced by its environment, then it is able to record its experience, and it is interesting to consider this in the light of the fact that more than two thirds of our human body consists of water. It is therefore logical that the water in our body, within the cells, the blood or the brain, stores and records the processes and experiences we have, how we think and feel, almost like a tape-recorder. If this is so, then we must directly determine our state of health and our body's capability by what we think about and how we think about it.
As we think, so the brain and other parts radiate fine electromagnetic signals on a constant basis, and the this may in turn print and influence the blood that runs through the cells of our brain in every moment of every day.
The Power of Thought and Feeling
Mr Emoto's research clearly demonstrates how the power within thought, language and sound can even clean and purify water! Perhaps this is one of the original ideas behind certain religious practices, such as that of using 'holy water' and the ceremony of baptism? As various scientific researches performed in the 1970s have shown, it is now widely recognised that music can influence the growth of plants, either in a positive or detrimental way and that in the same way, music can influence our own wellbeing and brain states. Whilst many people will remain sceptical about Mr Emoto's research, nevertheless the pictures may cause us to question the influence that our internal and external environment may have upon us and may open doors to other associated researches in this area.
We include here a selection of photos from Mr Emoto's fascinating and thought-provoking book.
( Read more...Collapse )Precious gemstones, colorful crystals like these, are perfect for storing your Reiki energy. Later on we will learn how crystals can be used to make very very powerful Reiki grid, with which you can not only heal other people but you can also help healing the planet with.
Stones like these are available in New Age stores, but they are not exactly cheap. You can use smaller gems, like Amythists, citriynes, mountaun crystals and others, and I will learn you how to make your own personal Reiki energy grid. But aren't these beautiful? To be honest, I can't afford this neither. Click on the pic's for bigger ones.
Later on I will post a list of stones you can use and how you can use them. So hang on for a bit. Gasho _/|\_</font>
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