Saturday, January 17, 2015

Shielding and Protection

Shielding and Protection

OCTOBER 12, 2014 
Article by Ananya Sen

Hi everyone! Today I am going to talk about methods of shielding your aura and protection for yourself and for your loved ones. We will also understand why we need to shield, what are we shielding ourselves from and what happens if we do not shield and ask for protection.

Firstly, why do we need to shield? We need to shield because we are at a high vibration. As Reiki practitioners we are channels of positive energy and we need to keep that energy in our beings at all times. Even if we do self-healing or distance healing every day, we need to ask the divine to shield us during the day. It protects us from all negative energy, people, places and situations.

Now what happens if we do not shield? You will get drained throughout the day. Suppose you’re travelling by a bus and there are twenty people who are not of the same vibration as you. Guess what, they will unknowingly pull energy from your aura. You will feel drained or tired or have body ache throughout the day. Reiki tends to flow to people and places that need healing or are lower in vibration. Energy flows from a higher to a lower level. You as a Reiki practitioner are at a higher level and Reiki will start flowing from you to surrounding lower vibrations.

Ways to shield
Before you get out of bed in the morning ask the angels to shield you throughout the day. Simply affirm 3 times “Angels please shield me in a white cloud throughout the day.” You’re done! Additionally, shield your loved ones, your home and your vehicle the same way. It is intention that matters.
You can visualize the white cloud around the person or object you want to shield. Those of you who use the purple pyramid to shield, can continue with that. White and purple are divine colors and have protection properties.

What happens when you’re shielded? Your aura is intact and repels negative thoughts and energy. Your shield even keeps your own thoughts positive and we all know that our own thoughts are devilish sometimes! As we go about our day, our shield starts weakening. That’s because you are interacting with many people and situations during the day.
These interactions may not be physical. Even if you’re talking over the phone or mail throughout the day the energy or thoughts of that person remain with you. You will realize this as you will keep thinking about the conversation or that person. In that case refresh your shield the same way as you did in the morning. Whether you are a Reiki channel or not shielding and asking for protection is important. Keep your energy high!

Ananya Sen
Ananya is a Reiki Master Teacher and Certified in Magnified Healing as Master Teacher. She is a Karmic Reiki Master and also specializes in Akashic Records. She is highly Aura sensitive and gifted with strong Clair cognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India.

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Real (?) Story of Reiki – Part 1

The Real (?) Story of Reiki – Part 1

Usui and Hayashi

DECEMBER 1, 2014
Article by Angie Webster

What is the true story of Reiki? Should we base our practice strictly on tradition? If so, what is that tradition? There are so many inconsistent stories of the history of Reiki, how can we know? Is change OK? I love learning and when I first began learning about the Reiki story, the inconsistencies baffled me.

When I later discovered William Rand’s research in Reiki, The Healing Touch, I was impressed. He has dedicated a great deal of time to learning more about Mikao Usui and the history of Reiki. He has travelled to Japan and spoken to members of the Gakkai, the organization founded by Usui, and has received training from members of the Gakkai as part of his quest to understand the Japanese perspective better. In addition to researching material to help him understand the history better, he visited many sites relating to Mikao Usui’s life and death, gathering information that could be verified.

Mikao Usui
According to Rand, Usui, the founder of Reiki, was a student at a Tendai Buddhist school from the age of four. He studied qigong and later he studied medicine, psychology, religion (particularly Christianity and Buddhism), history, divination and the art of studying and reading faces. He was dedicated to helping others, often choosing jobs that allowed him to do that, and was a lifelong spiritual aspirant. In 1922, he was having major personal and business difficulties and chose to go spend a 21 day training retreat on Mt. Kurama near where he had gone to school as a boy. His hopes were that the time in meditation would bring a solution to his problems to mind. He doesn’t seem to have been seeking to discover a method of healing at all! During the retreat, he received Reiki. He became excited and ran to tell others, stubbing his toe as he ran. He put his hand over the toe, as anyone would, and felt the Reiki energy flooding into the injury automatically. It quickly relieved the pain, making him realize that he had not only received the light of Reiki, but now had the gift of healing as well.

Usui continued to develop the practice of Reiki, using the skills he had from his previous studies and through Reiki practicing on family. He eventually decided to share Reiki with others by practicing it in his clinics and through his healing society, called the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai, through which he taught others how to use Reiki.

Eventually, Usui encouraged one of his students, a medical doctor and former Naval officer named Chujiro Hayashi, to open a Reiki clinic as well. Hayashi opened his clinic and school shortly before Usui died. Soon after Usui passed due to a stroke in 1926, Hayashi left the Gakkai to run his school and clinic on his own. He adapted his methods a bit, according to his style as a doctor and what proved to work best with patients over time, developing his own training manual based upon careful records of which hand positions were most effective. He also began treating patients on a treatment table, which Usui had apparently not been doing. (Some sources say Usui treated on a mat on the floor; Rand say he used a chair.) He altered training and attunement methods as well, making attunements more effective and shortening training schedules when traveling to students. Hayahsi trained Mrs. Takata, who brought Reiki to the West. Hayahsi died after commiting ritual suicide when he refused to give information to the Japanese regarding military targets that he may have seen in Hawaii during his visit to establish Mrs. Takata as a Reiki Master. He died an honorable death in 1940.

Angie Webster
Angie Webster lives in Illinois with her husband and her cat. She incorporates yoga, meditation, healthy food, Reiki and spiritual practice to guide and heal her body, mind and life. She is a freelance writer and Reiki practitioner who seeks to empower others by reminding them of their own strength and healing ability. Reiki and a healthy lifestyle contributed to her recovery after a 20 year struggle with neurological and other health issues. She comes out the other side with a new perspective on life. You can follow her at: