Something magical happens when we learn to appreciate the diverse ways people express their ideas.
As we become more connected, we create an opportunity to enrich our experiences through a broader worldview.
But on the way, we often get stuck in our own ways of thinking and find it hard to accept different viewpoints.
Therefore, it is essential that we actively seek to understand and value the perspectives of others, especially those that differ from our own.
It may seem challenging at first…
Maybe even useless…
Still, just like a rainbow that shines in a multitude of colors, each hue brings its own beauty and significance.
Moreover, we perceive it as a single structure derived from a primary source – the Light.
The same goes for Reiki.
Whether you’re following teachers from Japan, Europe, or the United States, each has a unique background worth listening to.
This doesn’t mean you’ll receive value in equal amounts.
But they all contribute with a piece to your larger puzzle.
The Beauty Of Diversity In Reiki Practices
I’ve been through this journey myself, and recently, I had the opportunity to learn from one of the great names in Reiki, Mr. William Lee Rand, the founder of Karuna and Holy Fire Reiki.
I think ‘opportunity’ is the perfect term here, considering how quickly seats fill up at his seminars.
Being my first learning experience with Mr. Rand, I decided to start from the very beginning.
As I always say, there’s value in revisiting basic concepts because you do so from a higher level of understanding. It’s not beneficial only for those who want to restart the practice but also for active practitioners. And… we support this group of Reiki enthusiasts through this program.
So, I took my own advice and enrolled in a 2-day crash course that took us through Usui Reiki levels 1-2 and all the way up to Holy Fire level 3 attunements.
A Holistic Approach To Pain And Energy Flow
On the first day, Mr. Rand touched base on the history, meaning, and importance of Reiki, including the basic methods and techniques.
On the second day, we delve deeper into Reiki symbols with an emphasis on distance healing. We were assigned a partner and used the Hon Sha Ze Sho Nen Reiki symbol to connect with that person.
All things seemed normal until something caught my attention.
You see, sometimes the little things can make a big difference. That’s why revisiting old lessons and concepts can surface ideas you were never aware of.
In my case, it’s about addressing pain through Reiki… even though this realization took me beyond its physical implications.
William Lee Rand depicted this scenario in very simple terms:
“You have pain in your hip area.
Naturally, your instinct guides your hands there.
But the pain doesn’t go away.
So, you shift your palms to another area, say the knees.
Surprisingly, you feel your hip pain diminishing until it’s gone.”
So what happened?
Mr. Rand continued his idea…
“Sometimes, a very conscious pain may go away by placing our activated palms in another body area.
This happens because a large accumulation of negative energy can be better treated by allowing this affected area to act as a valve while offering the necessary “pressure” in a related area.
The same principle applies to acupuncture – placing a thin needle in a point unrelated to the painful area. Still, these points are all interconnected and react together to the universal energy that flows through them.”
Integrating The Multidimensional Aspects Of Healing
We are a complex, multidimensional structure that has a physical, energetic, and spiritual body.
Our energy channels, chakras, energy fields, meridian points, or subtle bodies are in constant and direct connection to their physical counterparts.
This marvelous system can channel both vital and universal energy consciously and unconsciously.
Still, you have more control than you’d think, and you can always balance the conscious and unconscious flow if you choose to do so.
The trick is to see yourself as part of the whole rather than a simple set of neatly assembled components.
Address local pain holistically and visualize how the whole body is working to release that tension. Because it does, and you can help stimulate it.
Even if this may seem superficial, it can teach us a lot about the power of simplicity.
There’s so much value stored within us already that we can surface by becoming aware of its existence rather than chasing the next shiny technique.
The Impact Of Holy Fire Energy
The second thing I want to talk about is what Holy Fire energy feels like. It’s kind of like fire, but the way it moves up and down my spine is really comforting. It reminds me of the Silver-Violet Flame of Saint Germain, but that’s a bit colder and maybe harsher than Holy Fire energy.
Of course, how each person feels these energies can vary, and it also depends on their current energy level.
But when I use it for cleansing, it feels like a peaceful flame that breaks down negative thoughts and vibes. Also, Holy Fire energy is one of the most peaceful types of universal life energy. It brings a feeling of kindness, calm, and cleanliness.
However, I should say that it can also make you more aware of any deep, unresolved emotions. But this energy, along with other Reiki attunements, is really helpful for healing those emotions. It doesn’t “burn” them away; instead, it transforms them into pure energy.
In The End
This journey through the realms of Reiki, from the basics to the profound, mirrors our own life’s journey.
It’s a reminder that we unlock a more profound understanding within ourselves by embracing the diversity of techniques and teachings.
Each lesson, no matter how seemingly small, contributes to a larger tapestry of knowledge and experience.
As you continue to explore and grow, you enhance your practice while touching others on your way to mastery.
It’s a shared journey that usually gives back much more than you put in.