I started the Reiki Help Blog two years ago on August 2, 2007 by posting this:
It’s interesting that ‘help’ is both a verb and a noun. Perhaps you’re in a place in your life where you feel, “I must get help!” That would be a ‘noun’ state of mind. It’s even a major step to feel you want or need help, to allow that to percolate up to your awareness. And perhaps it nags at you, but you tolerate it. How many things do you tolerate? The dripping faucet? The dull pain? The heartache. Lack. Your job. Whatever it is, being aware of it doesn’t change it. Action has to follow awareness. And so you seek help, hopefully. Help as a verb is obviously an action state. It takes you to someone who gives help. “Helpen’ and “helpan’ are Middle and Old English origins of ‘help’ respectively. These verbs convey a contribution to the fulfillment of a need, or the achievement of a purpose.
I really love what and how I contribute. Basically I spend my days making it easier for someone to do something easier, or improve a situation or challenge. And Reiki allows me to do so without strain or depletion, and in a way that liberates the person being helped to be self-reliant, independent and self-governing after the help takes hold. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Learn more.
Blogs are like dog years in how quickly they can grow and mature. This blog has about 120 posts. According to FeedBurner which started tracking a month later on September 7, there have been 6,401 views on 51 items and 1,995 clicks back to the site on 48 items. Not as prolific as some blogs, but FeedBurner numbers aren’t all that reliable and I didn’t start using Google Analytics till much later, well into the second year. For instance Analytics is already showing 10,529 views.
When you’re online, numbers are simply part of the experience. Otherwise, my intentions in starting this blog are made clear in this post five days later on August 7, 2007:
The original prayer is creation itself. As created beings we are a prayer onto our own. Prayer here means the lived experience of sacredness, not its usual religious context. Sacredness isn’t confined to one aspect of life. Sacredness has always been the single thread that runs through life. Sometimes this thread is visible, consciously enhanced and cultivated. Sometimes it’s invisible and purposely ignored.
The call is that no matter what we’re primarily engaged in, there’s opportunity to serve the people around us. This could be a service of education, financial help, empowerment, consciousness-raising, healing, community, family matters, the elderly, the disabled, the homeless, the addicted and so on. Within our respective fields also, even in seemingly unrelated environments such as business, service is readily available for seeing eyes.
To serve is a simple process of feeling and understanding suffering in ourselves and others.
Our feet are in the dust, i.e., the earth element. Our hands are at the level of the heart, the seat of compassion. Together with the feet, the hands carry out action or service once we’re willing.
There’s nothing we can’t overcome, personally or collectively, but we must become master blenders of the dust and the sacred, spinning at the precise pivot point of Divinity in expression and action.
Service became a way of life for me after my own healing from the small, self-involved self of pleasure and pain.
The Reiki Help Blog is an extension of all that I am. It mirrors the teaching that I do with people I help. It’s a community for all of my Oasis Reiki practitioners. And it serves the wider community of spiritual practitioners seeking consciousness and healing.
Often the subject matter is Reiki, but not all the time by any means. Green living and the environment are covered. Consciousness in the meditative and contemplative sense is a popular subject. I review related books, CDs and DVDs as healing resources. I even posted brief reviews of some of the favorite children’s books my son and I have enjoyed together.
A good way to browse the archives is to click whatever interests you in the categories listed on the homepage of the blog. This brings up a range of posts.
One of my ideas for the next phase of this endeavor is to post perhaps more frequently and note shorter thoughts.
I thank all my readers and commentators and all who have stopped by. I hope you’ve been helped and inspired.
Since this is a Reiki blog, below is a list of the flagship Reiki posts that flesh out the ins and outs of this amazing teaching.
Modern Reiki – A full understanding
Reiki As It Is – The finer details
Another great way to catch up on all the content here is to simply read the posts included in the Must Read category.
Please do let me know how you’ve enjoyed the Reiki Help Blog by leaving comments on the posts that move you.
Peace to you in all your experiences…
Reiki Master-Teacher of Authentic Japanese Usui Reiki in Fort Lauderdale at my South Florida Oasis Reiki Dojo. Meditation, Healing, and Spirituality training and services, and educator.