I’m back at Lakeside Retreats. This weekend, I’m teaching a Level Three (Okuden = deeper/inner teachings) Reiki class here. In the tradition of the Komyo Reiki Kai, this is not the teacher level, but rather a rich self-empowerment level, a doorway to a deeper spiritual practice.
The seven people who make up this weekend’s class are beautiful souls and seem to be experiencing both the meditations and the treatments profoundly. This morning, we contemplated some of the deeper teachings, journalled about them, and shared them with each other. People’s hearts were touched and we all learned a lot by witnessing the stories and experiences. This afternoon, we offered one another Reiki treatments which were exquisite. Everyone encountered a deeper flow of energy and a real sense of their minds and bodies engaging with Reiki in helpful ways. Just think, we have another full day together!
I love this simple, yet far-reaching, practice we call Reiki. The deeper spiritual aspects of it support the therapeutic aspects and vice-versa. Usui-sensei, Hayashi-sensei, and Yamaguchi-sensei certainly knew what they were doing! Blessed be their wise souls.