The following article was printed in the magazine VIVA LANZAROTE, edition nº 05 in August 2004. It is about Reiki generally. Jikiden Reiki meetings/share are slightly different.
A journalist asked me for some information about Reiki for an article. He had heard about the topic and the public interest about it but had no personal experience with it, was extremly sceptical about it and was trying to improve his knowledge of the subject.
I invited him to one of my monthly Reiki shares, on which we started with a Vipassana meditation and then exchanged Reiki treatments in the group.
I did my best to translate this article into English, but please excuse some changes because of the specific “Spanish slang”.
Reiki, the different energy
Rediscovered during the golden 20s by the Japanese Mikao Usui, Reiki is a technique to heal, relax and to balance a person on a mental, spiritual and physical level. To achieve this he uses the channelling of an existing power in nature and in any living being; known and used by all cultures since the Neolithic era: the cosmic energy.
A Reiki experience can only be told in first person. It takes a degree of mental openness and of acceptance to something unknown. At the same time it requires faith and blind belief in the Reiki master who applies the treatment. However, it’s not vital to believe in Reiki. A Reiki session contains a certain pre-amble of rituals which are not essential.
The meeting I attended started with a Vipassana meditation, during which one breathes consciously and with pauses; paying total attention in inhaling and exhaling. Surprising to someone who is both not attuned and is sceptical, it works. Continue reading VIVA Magazine, 05.08.2004