Making the Most of a Reiki Session

Making the Most of a Reiki Session

A Reiki healing session holds the potential for deep transformation, and you are lucky if you have booked one for yourself. Many book a Reiki session as a last resort because nothing is working, while others want a healing for help…

Q&A: Can Reiki Masters Get Ill?

Q&A: Can Reiki Masters Get Ill?

Q: Someone told me that a true Reiki master never gets ill. Your take? A: I find this statement quite bizzare, considering how Mikao Usui died, and that Phyllis Furumoto recently had cancer – is the person saying this actually…

Reiki for Those Who Cannot Visualize

Reiki for Those Who Cannot Visualize

Many teachers tend to combine Reiki or meditation and other similar practices with visualisation. Now, this can be complicated, because not everyone is visual. Confused by the way she was taught Reiki self-healing – through visualisation – a woman recently asked a…

The Importance of a Bindi: Demonstrated

The Importance of a Bindi: Demonstrated

“You like all these things now, but when you grow up you won’t wear any bangles, bindis or plaits, you’ll all forget your culture”. I was in sixth grade when a teacher said this, and I thought she was talking…

Is your Hairstyle Making you Sick?

Is your Hairstyle Making you Sick?

Indian tradition requires women to wear their hair long, and tied up. While other castes were allowed to partially tie their hair, Brahmin women, (the priests and academicians) were mandated to keep it completely tied. Everything changes with time though….

Q&A: Is Reiki Dangerous?

Q&A: Is Reiki Dangerous?

I found an interesting question in a forum on Facebook today, and thought it was worth posting my response on the blog. It is not uncommon for teachers or sects to denounce other systems, and sometimes this can be with…

Three Signs You've Got Gratitude Wrong

Three Signs You’ve Got Gratitude Wrong

Gratitude is quite fashionable today, thanks to new age gurus telling us that the more grateful we are, the more the universe gives us. And with that statement, they kill any scope for genuine gratitude. For, any gratitude felt in the…

Is Reiki Really Intelligent?

Is Reiki Really Intelligent?

One of the biggest myths I have encountered among Reiki practitioners is that Reiki is ‘intelligent’ and knows where to go. It is something we were told when we learned Reiki many years ago, something we didn’t understand when we…

Reiki: Rules or no Rules?

Reiki: Rules or no Rules?

On a Reiki forum on Facebook ‎Carl Karlowski, a Reiki master who makes things interesting by asking thought provoking questions, asked this recently. Thought question: Three different light workers all very excellent at what they do. What important quality do…

Healing the Past with Reiki

Healing the Past with Reiki

Being in the present has become a very popular spiritual concept today. Most people today know that if we spend our moments in the past or future, we miss out on the essence of life. But, what is it that…