What Does “Letting Go” Really Mean?

What Does “Letting Go” Really Mean?

“Let it go” has become a big buzz word in self-help and new age circles. It’s even seeped into the mainstream. So much so that it’s become a cliché. Letting go has become a convenient catch-phrase you say to someone in yoga class, at the water cooler, at the gym, your Uber driver, or over the phone with your sister. That’s too bad because it describes a real process which is significant and seriously helpful. It’s not generally understood that…

Reiki and the Bodhisattva Model

Reiki and the Bodhisattva Model

A bodhisattva is someone who has compassion within himself or herself and who is able to make another person smile or help someone suffer less. Every one of us is capable of this.   — Thich Nhat Hanh This is the bodhisattva that will be discussed here. To learn about the bodhisattva in its Buddhist origins, refer to online research. There’s a lot available. Some basics will be mentioned. Mostly we’ll look at the bodhisattva as a model and its…

The Nature of the Healing Process

The Nature of the Healing Process

This post is designed to help you understand the healing process. It’s a little difficult to put healing in a box because it’s so wide-ranging. At the same time, it’s worth the effort so that misconceptions can be cleared up and details can be given on the ins and outs of healing. There are also links to a variety of related posts that support the tenets of healing. There are misconceptions about healing because it isn’t necessarily a known entity…

Reiki Stories Project 9/16/15

Reiki Stories Project 9/16/15

Let’s face it. Reiki doesn’t get the research dollars it deserves. And if it did, what would be revealed? What we already know? Or less, perhaps, as the instruments of science are often not subtle enough to quantify Reiki. Anecdotal evidence isn’t respected much in the scientific community. Yet, when there aren’t high-quality research studies, anecdotal evidence is immediately mentioned. It’s a strange mix. To me, first-person accounts are as true and powerful (more so?) than anything that shows up…

Bonus Moment(s) with Thich Nhat Hanh

Bonus Moment(s) with Thich Nhat Hanh

As I reported at the end of last year in Thankful for Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay (teacher) as he’s known suffered a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay’s Plum Village community has announced regular health updates since then. He’s been receiving medical attention in San Francisco for the last 2 months. The very latest health update is both instructive and touching. Even with his “advanced age, the severity of the hemorrhage, as well as various complex health issues” and the fact that “recovery…