On a recent road trip I intentionally practiced a lot of forest bathing. Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, also referred to as forest therapy, began in Japan in the 1980s and has since become popular worldwide. The Japanese government explicitly introduced
The global COVID-19 pandemic shows just how comprehensive Reiki is, and how it has deep and flexible resources to be effective on multiple fronts. Reiki is ideal for an uncertain world with multiple, complex threats. Read on to learn how
I’ve been teaching for years in my Reiki classes that we’re a touch-deprived society. Immediately reinforcing that Reiki self-treatments, also when others receive Reiki are the exact antidote to this and much more. The power of touch is real. Since
We have a different standard with our spirituality than any other aspect of our life. One way this shows up is difficulty in even implementing a spiritual practice and being consistent with it. Another major way this standard shows up
Suiseki is a deep Japanese practice where natural stones formed and worn in certain ways by nature, are recognized by the artist or more accurately the practitioner as depicting a landscape. Noticing and recognizing that a seemingly ordinary rock depicts a natural scene takes a lot of presence. What’s beautiful to me about suiseki is that it keeps us close to nature. It also produces beauty and meaning. Reiki, similarly, increases awareness, beauty and meaning…
Bowing is a part of every culture. It’s a sign of respect and humility. Bowing can be supplication or an honoring. When we bow we feel a presence, we sense another dimension to life. Bowing is a very serious practice.
When I first saw this Ensō, I was very drawn to it. Bankei Yōtaku (1622-1693), Sakyamuni and Maitreya, ink on paper First, what is enso? Zen teachers like to draw circles. Sometimes they draw them around from right to left,