Reiki as consciousness

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The word 'energy' is bandied about so much these days. And it's highly relevant as it underlies life. It's important to also understand that there are different kinds of energy. Metabolic energy is what we use to fuel the physical body. There's psychic, emotional and mental energy. Then there's healing energy.

Even if we were to understand Reiki purely on energetic terms, the distinction still needs to be made that Reiki is spiritual energy, or rather a way to tap into it. What might that be? It's the all-encompassing, overarching common denominator.

Energy is undeniable and there is an energetic manifestation of Reiki. Before that aspect can be experienced and effective, however, a subtler causal level acts as a backdrop.

This backdrop is nondual consciousness. Nothing has separated or differentiated from it yet. It is One and all-pervading. This consciousness has no distinctions of subject/object, mind/matter, words/concepts, or space/time.

In this sense, Reiki is a practice to participate in non-ideational consciousness, be informed by it and evolve, with all other benefits condensing from there.

In Reiki terms, when nondual consciousness begins to differentiate, i.e., move into manifestation, it does so in polar fashion. Before going on, let's identify nondual consciousness and nondual or primordial Ki as being one and the same. Yes, Ki is a form of energy, but it is also a ground state, a grand backdrop.

The two polarities that first throb out of an undifferentiated source are Celestial Ki and Earth Ki. These are primordial qualities and vibrations. In fact everything in creation is created with a blend of these two polar forces.

Fortunately for us, Earth and Celestial Ki are available to be experienced spiritually, mentally and physically, and in the material world. Reiki practice is a simple and direct way to do so.

That we can work and play with these pulsations of pure consciousness makes Reiki much more than a modality or even art of healing. This is the stuff of the universe we conduit and receive. Whether you're a practitioner or recipient, universal powers are interacting with you.

Being in natural balance between Heaven and Earth is one of the core mindbody states Reiki cultivates.

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sisi's picture

Beautiful explantaion!

Beautiful explanation! Thanks!

Are you familiar with Theta Healing? Can you comment on the difference?

sisi | Fri, 07/04/2008 - 19:31
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I saw a forum post

I saw a forum post which I'll read later, so I know more. I do know that cultivating the theta brainwave is always good meditatively, spiritually and for wellness.

I can also say that Reiki in its truest form is a spiritual teaching, a path for the rest of life and beyond.

PAMIR KICIMAN, RM, CHt
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gassho | Fri, 07/04/2008 - 19:37
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I can tell you about Reiki

Hi Sisi,

One thing to note in brainwaves is that it isn't a single brainwave that brings us certain sates, but a blend, with say theta predominant, or alpha. This is much misunderstood & oversimplified, whereas in fact there's a range of brainwaves involved in specific mindbody states.

Reiki enhances all of them. For our beta tasks, Reiki creates clarity & calmness. For alpha, well, there's nothing quite like the relaxation of Reiki. For theta, again Reiki meditation has been reported as deeper & more rewarding by even experienced meditators from various traditions. And Reiki is well-known to heal sleep disorders; sleep happens in delta.

Plus Reiki can help animals, plants, food & water. It can be given nonlocally, used to cleanse objects and living spaces, and so much more...

PAMIR KICIMAN, RM, CHt
Oasis Reiki Institute
"Place your wellbeing directly into your own hands"
http://reikihelp.com
=====================================
Reiki Help Blog
Helping you help yourself & the world
http://reikihelp.com/blog

gassho | Fri, 07/11/2008 - 22:52
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NONDUALITY CANNOT BE GOT THROUGH REIKI

Santthosh
hi gassho,
Even if there is million type of energy it is created out of single substance and substance and finally dissolves in it and prevails in its non-dual nature. Non-duality means there is no second thing other then that non-dual substance which prevails as ultimate reality.

Reiki is reality on base of false self or ego. If there is no ego the whole experience of diversity disappears and becomes non-dual. It is erroneous to say through Reiki one will enter the non duality, even if you take your claim as real, it is mere hallucination, because Reiki is practiced as a person perceiving this world. and practiced thinking the experience of duality as reality.

Without understanding the fact that ego is not the true self ego is part and parcel of the illusory experience of duality, whatever practiced and believed on the base of ego which is the false physical identity is bound to be mere illusion.

THE NON DUALITY IS POSSIBLE ONLY THROUGH WISDOM. ONLY WHEN THE MIND BECOMES CONSCIOUSLY AWARE OF THE TRUTH IN THE MIDST OF THE EXPERINCE OF DIVERSITY OR DUALITY, THAT THE WHOLE EXPERINCE OF DIVERSITY IS CREATED OUT OF ONE AND ONLY SUBSTANCE WHICH IS NON DUAL SPIRIT OR ATAMAN. AND MIND LEARNS TO VIEW AND JUDGE THE WORLDVIEW ON THE BASE OF ATAMAN THE DUALITY BECOMES MERE MIRAGE. SAME WAY AS DREAM BECOME UNREAL WHEN WAKING TAKES PLACE. WHEN WISDOM DAWNS THE EXPERINCE OF DUALITY BECOMES UNREAL.

NON DUAL NATURAL STATE IS LIKE DEEP SLEEP, WHERE THERE IS NO SECOND THING. THAT IS NEITHER YOU NOR YOUR EXPERINCE OF THE WORLD. BUT NO ONE ACCEPT SLEEP AS NON-DUALITY. SINCE DEEP SLEEP IS NOT ENTERED THROUGH WISDOM. SAME WAY REIKI NON DUALITY IS NOT COME OUT OF WISDOM.

REIKI MAY BE USEFUL IN WORLDLY LIFE OR DUALITY TO DIVERT THE MIND BUT NOT THE MEANS OF WISDOM OR SELF REALIZATION.REIKI IT IS NOT SPIRITUAL BECAUSE IT IS MATTER BASED THAT IS IT IS BASED ON EGO.

ONLY WHEN THE MIND CONSCIOUSLY AWARE IN THE MIDST OF THE EXPERINCE OF DUALITY OF THE TRUTH FOR SUCH MIND THE WHOLE EXPERINCE OF DIVERSITY IS MERE MIRAGE.

WITH LOTS OF RESPECT AND REGARDS
SANTTHOSH.

santthosh kumaar | Sat, 07/05/2008 - 01:12
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You keep on using this

You keep on using this "non-duality" claim to negate everything without responding to what others wrote you about it.

The fact that something (or everything, to be more accurate) is manifested in duality does not mean that it has no spiritual (or other) value.

Reiki is great. You should try it on your way to non-duality :-)

God created duality in order to experience awareness. Through this duality you develop. There is no much value to ignore whatever is only because of the fact that duality is an illusion.

banana | Sat, 07/05/2008 - 01:42
gassho's picture

Are you Reiki-trained?

Santthosh,

Reiki is a wisdom tradition. As such it sources from nonduality and returns a person to that original state if practiced well.

On a personal note, writing in ALL CAPS online means you're shouting. I don't appreciate your volume. If you'd like to have a civil discussion, we can see how it goes.

PAMIR KICIMAN, RM, CHt
Oasis Reiki Institute
"Place your wellbeing directly into your own hands"
http://reikihelp.com
=====================================
Reiki Help Blog
Helping you help yourself & the world
http://reikihelp.com/blog

gassho | Fri, 07/11/2008 - 22:59