Reiki is based on ancient healing wisdom that transcends time and culture. It is instinctual to put our hands on what hurts. It is common to observe children doing this when they hurt themselves. Likewise, when someone has a headache we put our hands there in an effort to make it go away. For as long as we have been sentient beings it is likely we have used our hands to heal. Reiki systematizes this innate healing art into a format which enables a deepening of this tendenc
Reiki impacts the world. Children love it. It is helpful for caretakers, healers, and change-makers. Most of us can benefit from integrating Reiki into our everyday lives.
Here are nine ways I often use Reiki. I hope you find inspiration here to create a ritual or practice with Reiki and feel the difference it makes when you weave this healing art into your day. 1. Calming Children I often Reiki my daughter to help her calm down, go to sleep, or settle in the middle of the
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Many things have reminded me of Liu Ming lately, using the tea pot I got from him, a certain incense smell, a moment in a ritual, and a remembering to calibrate my life with the cycles of the seasons and the stars. I have increasingly felt a calling to write about my time with him and to share some of his teachings as a way to keep them alive. Liu Ming was a taoist teacher, philosopher, and practitioner that heavily influenced my understanding of health and wellness. He taugh
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