Our Earth Body

Our Earth Body

This body is born of Mother Earth, dependent on Mother Earth, fed by Mother Earth, utterly embedded in Mother Earth. However I treat Mother Earth, it will be to my own benefit or harm.   — Bhante Bodhidhamma Our Earth body has a double, interlinked meaning: It’s the physical body in which we are incarnate on Earth. It’s the Earth herself as our body. When we look at the various forms on Earth such as mountains, valleys, fields, rivers, trees…

The Language of Reiki

The Language of Reiki

Words carry power. The way we speak sets up a mindset. It’s easy to be lazy with language, speak in all the familiar patterns. How we describe something or speak about it defines it. In the world of Reiki it’s so easy to say to someone in need, “I’ll send you Reiki.” Or write the same in the comments of someone’s update on Facebook. People even ask directly, “Send me healing.” We all know what is needed of course and…

The Truth in Healing

The Truth in Healing

Healing makes truth visible , and truth facilitates healing. Healing is, after all, the natural order of things. And the natural order of things is what truth explains. Healing has its own truth(s) which derives from the greater universal truth. It’s important to really understand healing. Often we base our knowledge of healing on the pervasive medical model. Achieving medical benchmarks is strongly possible with healing,  but it’s efficacy is limited if we’re not conversant with the truth it carries…

Reiki Stories Project 2/26/2014

Today’s Reiki story took place in December 2013. It’s about the use of Reiki within one’s family, and especially with one’s kids. Children are naturally open to Reiki, as they are to all of life. As a practitioner, you can give Reiki to your child while they are sleeping, or anytime if they remain relatively still. Reiki can be shared with kids during normal interactions as well, because for practitioners every touch is a Reiki-touch. However and how much Reiki…

The Body

The Body

The body is perishable. It’s also a miracle. We live in it. We struggle with it. It’s part of our identity. Yet there’s more to us, a lot more. The body gives us a realness. It helps us know we exist. We can see and touch it, feel and watch it move; it takes up space and makes a statement. It’s easy to identify with the body because it’s so here. At the same time, we know and feel that…