The first sentence on my home page at ReikiArtist.com says “Reiki is the art of inviting tranquility and happiness into your body, mind, and spirit.” This is especially true in times of stress due to unexpected events. As a Reiki Practitioner, I am able to calm myself with a touch of my hand. Last Saturday my brother-in-law went into Cardiac Arrest while in the hospital to deal with organ rejection from his recent kidney and pancreas transplant surgery. We weren’t expecting that to happen, and had high hopes for a full recovery. Now he’s in a coma and the prognosis is not good for him ever coming out of it.
So I give myself Reiki every day, and make sure I give Reiki to my husband as well. I’ve emailed my Reiki Master, and fellow practitioners in the area, and I know they are doing what they can to help. Remembering the precepts in times of trouble helps as well. There are so many things to worry about, so many things to be angry about, it’s so easy to lose your focus that it just seems so overwhelming. Then I take a moment, and lay my hands on my torso and think about the precepts…calm and peace come to me for a while again then. I also can send Reiki to all the family, and to my Brother-in-law when I’m there or when I’m home.
Reiki provides a peaceful oasis in the midst of chaos at times like these. With so many decisions that need to be made, it helps me make them from a place of calm rather than a place of fear or anger.
Five Spiritual Precepts
Just for today, do not worry.
Just for today, do not anger.
Honor your parents, teachers and elders.
Earn your living honestly.
Show gratitude to every living thing.
The five spiritual precepts have been handed down from Mikao Usui as a part of the oral tradition of the Usui System, and they keep me centered when the whole world is in turmoil. Because of the relaxing nature of Reiki, I have found it extremely helpful to do a session before I go to bed, so I can get a much more restful sleep during the night. My family needs me right now, and I have to be strong and healthy for them too.