Have you thought about peace lately? Safe Reiki hosts Peace Education Programme (PEP) sessions which last an hour. I do not teach anything, you learn from the DVDs. You get a workbook and some written materials to take away and keep. There are gaps in the session to allow you to write notes, share any thoughts or think about what you’ve just seen. There are no tests and you learn at your own pace.
My motivation for hosting the Peace Education Programme comes from the inspiration and insight I have gained. The DVDs are well-produced, I love watching them and I think Blackburn folk will enjoy them. They communicate heart to heart, so if you listen with your heart, rather than your mind, you will get a lot out of the PEP. There are many profound truths to be learned. Note that the peace we are talking about is non-religious and accessible to people of all varieties, even Lancashire folk like me :-) Try it and see – PEPs are free and without obligation.
Come in, take your shoes off, turn your mobile off, make yourself comfortable
I will explain hands-on or hands-off Reiki, so you can decide which you are most comfortable with
Fill in a form with your name, a contact phone number or email, a few health checkboxes and permission for me to share Reiki with you
Tell me if you wish Reiki healing for anything specific
I ask you to meaningfully read out loud the Five Reiki Principles to show your heart is in the right place for this Reiki session
You may sit down or lie on a couch, close your eyes and relax. If relaxation is a problem, don’t worry, feel your body weight pressing down, notice the movement in your body as you breathe, listen to the soft music that is playing, focus on what you feel rather than what you think, and let Reiki naturally relax you
Whether you choose hands-on or hands-off Reiki, I respect your dignity and privacy at all times and do not touch sensitive or sexual areas
I usually work from head to toe and this takes about half an hour give or take 15 minutes
People report feeling heavy like a stone, light and floaty, energetic, sleepy or nothing unusual at all. Your experience will be unique to you. Reiki will have occurred though, so I will give you a glass of water to help ground you into the here and now and welcome you back to Blackburn, Lancashire
We can exchange feedback about the session and discuss any other matters. That’s it!
“The universal life force energy” or, as I call it, “the energy of life”, can suggest imagery, concepts and ideas of all kinds. To know what it really is, we need the experience of it for ourselves. I think this poem by Rumi suggests, describes or evokes the experience of Reiki as well as any words I’ve read.
Some Kiss We Want
There is some kiss
We want with our whole lives,
The touch of Spirit on the body.
Seawater begs the pearl to break its shell.
And the lily, how passionately
It needs some wild darling!
At night, I open the window and ask the moon
To come and press its face against mine.
Breathe into me.
Close the language-door and
Open the love-window.
The moon won’t use the door,
Only the window.
Reiki is non-religious but some words, such as heaven, divine and spirit, express the essence of Reiki really well. Some may say that ki (aka qi, xi or chi) – meaning the universal life energy – is religious, but from ancient times people have been thankful for being alive and gazed in wonder at the universe, wondering what’s it all about. Perhaps this has turned into religion for some groups, but isn’t it simply a human thing? Isn’t being alive and being human an awe-inspiring event?
So we look for things to express the inexpressible, to express our longing for fulfillment, or our thirst for the ultimate human experience. The following comes from the I Ching. It particularly applies to Reiki because qi is the ki in Reiki, earth is where we are living and Reiki is very much connected with the earth element and also the ground or root which is used so we stay focused and conscious in the here and now. It is also a wonderfully concise instruction for Reiki participants to follow.
Precious Air Of Heaven
Swallow the precious air of heaven in order to nourish the Qi.
Borrow the enormous strength of earth in order to grow root.
Reach longevity through softness.