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The other thread was getting a bit long so here is a new, fresh one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
Here is a link to the other thread: <a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=356763" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=356763</a>
 

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Hello...I have not been around this tribe very much in the last couple of months. Been very busy.<br><br>
I read the last page of the other Reiki tribal thread, and I was struck by a few things.<br><br>
1- Reiki can do no harm. Who can quantify what could possibly be too much of an Energy that only applies itself in a quantity acceptable to the recipient? See... Here's the thing: The recipient actually DRAWS the absolutely correct amount, to the place where it is needed- the practitioner is only a conduit and does NOT push the energy at all! So how can that hurt anyone?<br><br>
2- As for Reiki in Pregnancy...I have researched and even talked to doulas and others who've practiced Reiki for others in pregnancy, labor and so on. Reiki USED to be believed to be potentially harmful in pregnancy, but I have seen SO much more positive info about it than negative in that regard. There is actually an OB/GYN who uses it- Jeri Mills is her name and she's written a book. Here's an excerpt: <a href="http://www.tapestryofhealing.com/excerpt1.htm" target="_blank">http://www.tapestryofhealing.com/excerpt1.htm</a><br>
I am currently developing a Reiki course for expectant parents- I have been guided to integrate my passion about birth with my passion about Reiki. I'll be teaching that for the first time next month.<br><br>
3- I have received MANY attunements...in-person attunements, distant attunements, attunements said to be in the style of some of the very first "teachers" besides Usui, Hayashi, or Takata. Heck, I used to go to my first Reiki teacher's classes (we were always welcome to come after we had already received training/attunement) to get a "boost" by being re-attuned. (No one really needs to, it's just nice and I enjoyed being in her classes also.)I have recieved a healing attunement from that same teacher, which is NOT to confer any (further) level of Reiki access, but is for the enrichment of anyone's wellbeing. It is said, as a result of research into how Usui actually worked with students (and how it may still be done today in Japan), that something called a "Reiju" was given, which is like an attunement boost at every meeting with students. In Japan where Reiki began as such, things are done alot differently than here in the West. However Western Reiki is also taught in Japan now.<br><br>
There are so many "schools" of Reiki in the West. There have been many attempts to "standardize" training etc. to try to curb this growth. There are those who've tried to trademark the WORD "Reiki" (and other words related to Reiki), to limit diversity and homogenize Reiki (also, I suspect, about money). Many many of us (myself included) wrote to the US Patent office about why those words could/should NOT be trademarked. We prevented a potentially very tragic thing from happening. I believe that Reiki should remain independent of regulation. Reiki is a very strong tree with many many branches. I think the huge growth and diversity of practice based on plain old Reiki shows it to be a vital way and tradition- alive and growing. If some of the branches become dead wood, they will fall eventually...if they don't, they will survive. No need to sow devisiveness at all. Things stay vital or they fade and wither.<br><br>
4- How can Reiki be "misused"? It's not the Reiki that is being misused but the usual, "Power and Control" that is exerted by anyone in a position of helping, trust or authority, whether real or imagined.<br><br>
Yes, <i>any</i> Reiki practitioner from the basic level through the teaching level can misuse their unique position of helping others, to manipulate for whatever gratification: sex, obediance, a following, dependency of others upon them, obsession with money beyond what is reasonable. That's human nature and human failing, usually associated with basic fear, insecurity, low self-esteem, greed; not associated in any way uniquely with Reiki itself.<br><br>
I know of scams and sexual abuse that happened in many ways, paths and communities...so this particular tendency in some humans has been brought to bear in many many spaces. It is unfortunate, but it is human. Some see such as Reiki (since this is the context of our thread) or any other way or path utilizing teachers, etc., as an entree to use and abuse. Anything where others come to you for help, is a temptation to one who tends toward such abuse of position and has the need to be authority over.<br><br>
So what do we do about this kind of offender in a position of trust, in a general sense? Well...it's a hard thing to do, but exposing the offender is best, but be VERY careful...they will try to take you down with them...or those who were deriving an artificially enhanced/inflated sense of self as "acolyte" to or dependent upon the "leader"/offender may lash out viciously at you for bursting their bubble.<br><br>
Do I sound like I am speaking from experience as one who has exposed an offender in a powerful position of trust? There's good reason for that. I have and I have received hate mail for warning others and for exposing an offender. Often one is damned if you do or don't.<br><br>
Oh I could go on and on. I have seen alot in my years of practice and teaching. Alot of what I have seen has kept me away from Reiki community. I have often preferred to simply be guided by the Energy itself in a solitary way, just me and the Energy. I am glad to trust in the guidance I have received and have never been guided wrong.<br><br>
That's all true, but also true...the vast majority of Reiki folks are wonderful.<br><br>
Ok that's enough of me... Joyce in the mts.
 

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Hi! I just read over the beginning and the end of this thread! It's funny that my very distantly related cousin and I have been on the subject of Reiki for the last few days and then I see this thread.<br><br>
I was attuned to all 3 levels of Usui Reiki and of Kundalini Reiki via distance attunements last year around this time. I have not had face-to-face training with anyone, but I can feel the energy strongly in my hands when I use the symbols. I want to work with a Master here to learn, but right now I just ask the energy to go where it's needed to heal and balance.<br><br>
I have used it with my DH, who has multiple chemical sensitivities, but sometimes my palms are too hot for his skin. Sometimes, it has been the only thing to get him to relax enough to sleep for a few hours. I can also feel which chakras are blocked when I am scanning his body. I have used it on my DDs when they have fevers, not having to use OTC meds or anything.<br><br>
Has anyone also studied Chios healing? The Master that attuned me asked me to read the Chios manuals before she attuned me to Reiki. I also have a ton of printed material and books, but I have not been able to sit and read while chasing after 2 little ones and being pg right now.<br><br>
In regards to Princess Doll's post about being Christian... I am a Christian, although more on the Unity & also on the Rudolf Steiner side of things. All spiritual paths, be it Christian or not, fall into "God's plan," IMO. Religion and spirituality are such sensitive subjects that it's sometimes difficult for everyone to be open about it.<br><br>
When I use Reiki, I do ask for God's help. But I also ask for the help of my Guardian Angel and my DH's Guardian Angel. (I have physically seen both of them numerous times.)<br><br>
We are each a part of a much larger picture that many times we fail to see because of our narrow point of view, not saying that judgmentally, just as a statement of truth. It took me over 15 years to come to grips with being a Christian and realizing that the conservative Christian opinion is just that... an opinion of a group of people.<br><br>
In my heart, the Creator allows for so many paths because we are not a one size fits all world. Because of that realization, I can admittedly call myself a Christian without trying to fit into a mold or someone else's idea of what that should mean. This includes my practice of healing, Reiki, meditation, herbalism, etc. And I do thank Rudolf Steiner's work and the Unity church for bringing balance into my spirituality. Without them, I would still be at a great loss and Reiki would just be another "tool sitting on the shelf."<br><br>
Off my soapbox....<br><br>
Blessings~<br>
Lisa
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I am currently developing a Reiki course for expectant parents- I have been guided to integrate my passion about birth with my passion about Reiki. I'll be teaching that for the first time next month.</td>
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I wish you all the best for this Joyce <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I will be completing my doula training in August and hope to incorporate Reiki into this too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Fairylotus, where do you live? I would love to do a share. I am in the process of starting my own practice as well, after many years of just doing Reiki for friends and family. Good luck to you with your new practice!</td>
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I reside in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. This has been my dream for many years, to start a practice of my own. I feel as though this is what I was born to do, like I am truly on the right path. I'd love to swap info and ideas with you. Thanks for the luck vibes, I send them your way as well! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><br>
Peace, Love and Reiki<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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Reiki mamas, the Reiki works<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"> , but I am always left wondering if I should look further. What do you think?<br><br>
Dd has been “not herself” for two days, no temperature or anything like it, but just droopy, wanting to be in my arms at ALL times. Then, after Reiki, she perked up in the evenings. This a.m. when Dh changed her, she had huge red welts on her legs. He gave her Reiki and they disappeared. But now I wonder if I should take her to the ped (who won’t be in for a while yet), and whether I should postpone a trip we were going to take tomorrow to a state wildlife park.<br><br>
This always happens to me, I see the results of Reiki, but since I also believe in combining it with allopathic care, I am always left wondering if I should look further.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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Reiki is no miracle cure...it's has never been touted as one- certainly not by me or any student of mine, nor by any practitioner or teacher that I know.<br><br>
It does not/should not replace the care of your healthcare professional when the need arises of course, but certainly has its place or it would not be utilized by the National Institutes of Health or Sloan Kettering, etc.<br><br>
Reiki is a wonderful adjunct to any healthcare one receives. It's meant to be integrative...so...of course do what your mama's intuition says to do. If that is to go seek allopathic care, then do so, by all means of course!<br><br>
In my personal practice, I was able to prevent things from going further quite often, but when my kids needed the care of a medical practitioner, they got it!<br><br>
So do your will and what makes sense to you, certainly.<br><br>
Joyce in the mts.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> My brother, Scott, has finally landed himself in ICU. He is in respiratory failure. At 500 lbs. and only 28 years old, his smoking and prescription drug abuse coupled with asthma and sleep apnea had finally all caught up with him. He is in pretty bad shape and it is hard to see him cry, strapped to a bed with a respirator breathing for him.<br><br>
I am so terrified, the energy around here is crazy and I am so sad. I dreamt the other night that our friend, an 18 yo boy that I have known since he was little, died in the hospital of respiratory failure. I looked at him like he was a brother. I told my homeopath about the dream and she said don't be surprised if it happens, she said sometimes our body does this to prepare us for the event.<br><br>
I didn't even make the connection until today. I didn't even remember the dream until now. Maybe the boy was representative of my OWN brother, the one who is in the hospital for respiratory failure. All of my energy was focused on the boy in my dream, who is in the hospital with guillian-barre.<br><br>
I just got off the phone with my midwife, who is a Reiki Master and asked her to send some Reiki. She said that my body has been preparing me for this, that we all knew it was going to happen. She said the only thing that would save him is a miracle. She thinks we are saying our good-byes.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying"> He is too young to go.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"><br><br>
The statement she made about my body preparing me for this stuck in my mind...then the dream dawned on me, that the boy was symbolic of my brother, where else did I get respiratory failure from? It was such a specific diagnosis in my dream.<br><br>
I sat and thought about my brother, who lives with us, and all of his annoying habits. His sleep walking (and falling), smoking at the back door and saying he was outside, snoring in the bath tub when I am late for work, bellowing for a towel when I am nursing my baby, asking me to do his laundry when I just sat down, asking me for my bagel once I am about to bite into it, calling me at 15 min. to pharmacy closing time and asking me to pick up his prescription, I suddenly realized how much I would miss all of that if he was gone. I tell him all of the time that I have myself and my own 2 kids to be responsible for, why can't he be responsible for himself? Now I wish he was home, I wish I could hear that loud snore or hear him cussing at the front door because it is locked and he doesn't want to reach for his key.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
For all of his 'annoyances' he is one of the best people I know. I was mad about lending him $400 and he has been too broke to pay it back. I was mad that his pill habit was more important than even giving me back a little here or there. I'd give it all in a second if it would bring him back. I don't care anymore, I just want him home!<br><br>
He is generous to a fault, he'd give you the shirt off of his back. He way over tips waitresses at restaurants. He is a huge gift giver at christmas, he'll drain his savings account to make you smile over what he hid under the tree. He always gets exactly what you always wanted. I was getting pretty peeved over the hours we spent shopping for the perfect massage chair for mom.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
The last picture I got of him was taken at his first glance of his niece just after she was born. She was minutes old and I was in a birthing pool in my kitchen, just two weeks ago. My camera girl caught his first glimpse on film and I have never seen his face light up so bright. This is what it looked like --><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I think it's the best picture I have of him.<br><br>
Please, please, please...send him some Reiki and pray for him. Send him some good 'you are going to heal, <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/censored.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="censored"> it!' vibes.<br><br>
I need him, his niece and nephew need him, life wouldn't be the same without my '3rd' child.<br><br>
Thanks and many blessings to you all.<br>
-Cherie
 

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Joyce, thank you for your words. You are saying what I knew. Things are better now, fortunately, but I often get anxious when I am in the moment. I didn’t write to thank you earlier because our family was on a weekend adventure, part of the reason I was so anxious... I wasn’t sure I should expose DD to being away from “civilization”. In any case, the Reiki worked that time and we will see the ped tomorrow, although I think she won’t have much to say.<br><br>
Cherie, I am sendign a <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">, and, later tonight, will send Reiki for Scott and for you.<br><br>
I read what you wrote about your mother on the other thread and wanted to pass this site on to you, if you wanted to go further into the discussion of Reiki with her (which you may not).<br><a href="http://www.christianreiki.org/" target="_blank">http://www.christianreiki.org/</a><br><br>
As far as your mother’s doubts, where Scott is concerned his Highest Self is the only one that really needs to grant permission to receive Reiki. And he should not be given Reiki if his Highest Self does not grant permission. He will be willing to receive it if he is looking for healing, which is not necessarily the same as a cure. It sounds like Scott has been denying himself health and balance for a long time. I am hoping there is healing to go around for your entire family!
 

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Thanks for the reply, MamitadeTian. I am not sure what my brother's thoughts are on Reiki, but my mother was more receptive to the idea after we spoke and I told her about the christian Reiki website. Her friends agreed to come and do Reiki on Scott but told my mother that it would speed his healing, if that is what his body needs or would speed his death, if that is what his body needs. He is somewhat conscious as when my parents and Dr./nurses were discussing tracheostomy over his bed he began to cry. He may open his eyes once or twice a day, he knows my father is here from out of state. He cries almost daily but he is heavily sedated and intubated. Though his body seems to be in a paralytic state, he seems somewhat aware of everything that is going on. I look forward to his healing and I think his prognosis is looking better. A big concern is a current infection in his lungs, which is delaying the tracheostomy, and that surgery itself because he is very high risk for the procedure. Thanks for sending Reiki, I know I sure need it!!!<br><br>
Blessings,<br>
-Cherie
 

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hypnohobbit,<br><br>
i just wanted to tell you that my aunt had a trach and she cared for herself at home for 12+ years.<br><br>
will send love and healing to Scott. Brothers are special.<br><br>
Jane
 

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Update on my brother in ICU for anyone who is following:<br><br>
Is this Reiki??? He has had a fever of 102-104 with a 40 degree ice blanket and tylenol since I requested Reiki. I thought maybe the energy can keep his body hot. I am glad and concerned at the same time. I believe in fevers and they wont allow his to burn. I feel positive because a strong reaction is a sign of a strong vital force and a fever that high is buring off pathogens. It is scary to think, though, how high would his temp. be without these interventions? I hope this is Reiki in action, though.<br><br>
Any thoughts on this?<br><br>
I haven't seen many posts on here yet, I hope I haven't killed your thread! <blush>
 

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i don't know for sure , others here would know better<br><br>
but i just wanted to say i don't hink you killed the thread, it is not extremely active<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My experience is that Reiki is not necessarily always hot. I did not personally experience this, but was told that a person who was burned experienced the energy as cooling. The one time I used Reiki on a small burn, it did feel hot, but the pain lessened after a while. In general, though, Reiki is known as an “intelligent” energy that goes where it needs to go and takes the forms or characteristics that are appropriate for whatever it is that it is doing. So perhaps the fever is Reiki, or perhaps your brother can have the fever because the Reiki has had effect, or the Reiki is helping keep the fever in check too, or maybe the Reiki is focusing on some completely different aspect of his organism or the health of all of his bodies. I just know that Reiki doesn’t hurt, so we should just keep sending it. Do let us know how things evolve. And don’t worry about killing our thread, it comes alive rather sporadically.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Reiki practitioners don't have agendas- whether giving an in-person or distant session- other than the highest good and we don't know what that is for anyone else.<br><br>
So...we cannot say definitively what Reiki has done or is doing in this particular situation.<br><br>
I would bet that every one of us wishes the best outcome possible, for the highest good.<br><br>
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Hi:<br>
This is not related to the previous immediate threads, and I'm sorry if it might have been addressed before but this is a long thread and I don't have the time or inclination to read through all of it right now. I did a quick search and nothing came up.<br><br>
Have any of you had experience with Reiki & Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS)? I am considering taking a "course" I guess the "Attunement I", if that's the right name, as I have just started to research Reiki some months ago. My interest started due to my dh having been diagnosed with FMS, which has very few traditional treatments, if any. I started alleviating some of his pain with simple massage but it instinctively turned to something else, which he said helped him to relax & feel much better. That's when in my reading I found Reiki, which I didn't know about. I realised I must have been doing something similar to it by fluke.<br>
Does anyone have first hand experience with the effects to Reiki on FMS? I've found some positive things about it but not a lot. My DH is still functioning almost normally in spite of the pain, etc. We went to our 1st (and probably last!) support meeting of people with FMS and were horrified to see that so many people just get beaten by the illness, turn to drugs and completely stop functioning, which becomes a vicious circle. That is why I think I should learn more about Reiki to help him keep a positive attitude, which so far has helped more than anything else.<br><br>
Finally, how do you decide whom to take your attunment with? I live in Toronto, Canada. There are so many choices & so many different people "teaching" Reiki? How to decide?<br>
Thanks!<br><br>
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Oh my...<br><br>
I want to know more. This is amazing, and i *think* puts a name to what I believe I've been doing since I can remember... maybe?? Dont want to do anyting so bold as assume that but oh goodness, this is fascinating me.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes right-handed">:
 

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Hi Eveblanc: I was going to say "Welcome to Mothering" 'cause I saw "new member" but then I see you've been around since Feb of last year...so Happy Anniversary instead!<br>
I had completely forgotten about this thread! Good thing I still get emailed updates! Shows you how much I come in here eh? As you can see there were no responses, not surprisingly. This place can be pretty quiet at times, not much going on in some areas, and way too much in others!<br>
I'm still doing my own kind of "reiki" and I didn't even try to get the attunement. Although by fluke I was looking at a place (about an hour north of where I live, out of my city and not really accessible for me) where I would trust them and the price wasn't bad ($125 for the 1st attunement) but as I said, too far away. I wasn't looking, I just happened across it today. But I have decided to go for the attunements as soon as my finances permit. I still haven't come across anyone I personally trust or know so I think I'll stick to one that can "prove" they come from a line of Isui (I think that's how the name is spelled!) teachers. This place I saw today the teacher was 9th in line.<br><br>
I suggest you do some reading, there's lots of places right on the net, although not everything might be right and maybe find a book too. I read about 3 so far and only one did I find really, really interesting. I think I made a few photocopies of some pages and I've got them somewhere (I moved in between, things got misplaced for a bit!) so if you can't find anything let me know, I can give you the book name/author. It's a long read, quite thorough though, I think it's worth the time.<br><br>
If you do need resources, website address, stuff like that, send me a PM, I'll see what I can dig up. I haven't done any reading in a while.<br><br>
I came across a counsellor recently whose grandmother used to do something similar (laying of hands kind of thing but no religious overtones) and she wasn't at all surprised by it; thought it was great I used it. Still does my DH good.<br><br>
I'm sure lots of people have come across things like these, it's just not talked about much. How did you come across it? Instict? Family? It's a great gift I think. Don't question it, I did for a long time but I don't bother anymore, I just do it if I can. I'm thinking of offering to try on my father-in-law now, he's got cancer.<br><br>
My mom (elderly) was hospitalized for a few hours a few weeks ago with heart trouble, it looked pretty bad at first, they took her right into the emergency, didn't even wait like it usually happens. My older DS who had gone w/her in the ambulance was freaking out & crying. I managed to stay calm, while they checked out her vital signs I kept doing my hand thing, she started coming to, slowly feeling warm again, started talking, all these emotions seemed to come out of her (kissed the nurse!) and bang, all her signs went back to normal; they couldn't explain it, it seemed she was having a heart attack and then nothing more. I don't question anymore, I just believe and I have faith. And believe me, I'm not religious at all, spiritual maybe...but not religious!<br><br>
So look into it! It's really great! Good luck!<br>
Di.
 
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