I’ve found myself, over the last few weeks, thinking a lot about ‘being reiki’. Using Reiki as an adjective to describe a state of being.
In the course of practicing Reiki, what I know is :
- Being blocked causes dis-ease and illness.
- Once one is unblocked, Reiki flows naturally.
All of the tools that we use in Reiki – reciting (and in blue fire reiki, performing) the gokai, Gassho Mieso, Jyoshin Kokyu‐ho, and in Blue Fire Reiki, shaking out, blue fire breathing and blue fire flow – all create an end result of being loose and unblocked, which releases dis-ease and illness and allows Reiki to flow freely.
If you use all of those tools (and you should, at least before doing reiki), you come to a state of being that is very mellow and calm and peaceful and … zen, if that’s not to cliche to use in relation to Reiki. But if you use these tools all the time, it creates a way of being that is very loose and unblocked – all the time. I’ve taken to invoking this state of being at work, where stress can run high or in the car to and from when thoughts tend to wander towards have-tos.
The way I’ve come to describe this state of being is ‘being reiki’. Things happen around me, sometimes involving me, and they happen, I observe them or participate in them and then they are gone. It’s a state of being in the moment, experiencing each moment with eyes open.
At long last, Blue Fire Reiki has a home again.
Here is a brief timeline :
2006 – Blue Fire Reiki was born – Hooray!
2007 – happily teaching along
2008 – happily teaching along until September when teaching was abruptly interrupted by a personal crisis
2009 – my teaching and website management is limping along and eventually comes to a complete halt
2010 – dum dee dum
2011 – ho hum
2012 – taught one group of folks
2013 – here we are!
Blue Fire Reiki is a little bit like my baby. I birthed it, raised it and sent it out into the world. During the dum dee dum and ho hum years, it wasn’t forgotten. It just wasn’t a priority like reshuffling my life was. Finally, I’ve made it though the most pressing stuff and can turn my attention back to nurturing Blue Fire Reiki, as an entity.
I’d like to see this site, once again, become the information hub for Blue Fire Reiki as well as a centralized location for Blue Fire Reiki. Although I don’t actively teach it at this time, I’d like to highlight those Blue Fire Reiki Masters who do teach and to make information and materials available both to practitioners and to the general public. I’d also like to see the Blue Fire Reiki community grow and thrive in a spirit of cooperation and supporting the healer.