Reach longevity through softness
Reach longevity through softness

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.

I Ching

View of Blackburn pedestrian area from Safe Reiki room
View of Blackburn pedestrian area from Safe Reiki room

Reiki practitioners in Blackburn have learned from different Reiki masters and we have our own individual backgrounds, preferences and priorities, so Reiki sessions are going to vary. Many East Lancashire Reiki practitioners advertise various holistic services at the top of their lists – for example, one may focus on hypnotherapy and psychotherapy, another on massage and aromatherapy, another on psychic readings and tarot, another on crystal healing and Hopi Ear Candling – and Reiki is just one amongst many complementary therapies they offer.

Safe Reiki is in between Blackburn RBS and Blackburn Town Hall
Safe Reiki is in between Blackburn RBS and Blackburn Town Hall

Safe Reiki compared with other Blackburn practitioners

Here at Safe Reiki, I keep it simple and offer Reiki and an introduction to peace. Peace is not absence of war but is the ultimate experience that a human being can have. Reiki (rei – ki) and peace are inextricably intertwined and complement each other. The result is that all my conscious focus in on the energy that is keeping us alive – the ki, the chi, the qi, the life force, the source (call it what you will) – and my focus is not on the mind or body or the “spiritual” that other Blackburn practitioners may be offering.

Blackburn Safe Reiki couch and posters
Blackburn Safe Reiki couch and posters

My connection with the source (ki)

I first became conscious of the source (ki) in 1971 and have connected with it on a near-daily basis since 1973. So although my first Reiki session was in 2016, I have been in regular conscious connection with the energy of peace and Reiki for 44 years. In practical terms this means that every day I get in touch with the source within me, practise Reiki and live by the five Reiki principles. If I do that, all is well. Fortunately, the energy is in the best place possible, within me, so even on a bad day, I eventually make that connection, thankfully.

Blackburn Safe Reiki couch and 5 Reiki principles
Blackburn Safe Reiki couch and 5 Reiki principles

Free Reiki in Blackburn

I love Reiki and offer a free first session, plus half-price deals for introducing friends. This is not because I’m cheap and we live in Blackburn but because you just can’t buy the feeling that comes from peace and Reiki. So I offer you a chance that is win-win. You can’t lose with Safe Reiki and you’ve so much to gain.

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Blackburn Safe Reiki peace education programme corner
Blackburn Safe Reiki peace education programme corner

Is Reiki safe? On our journey around the Sun, Earth is travelling at 67,000 miles an hour whilst it rotates at the speed of a bullet (about 1000 miles an hour).  Is anyone safe on our planet?
Is Reiki safe? On our journey around the Sun, Earth is travelling at 67,000 miles an hour whilst it rotates at the speed of a bullet (about 1000 miles an hour). Is anyone safe on our planet?

When you know what Reiki is, you can say with complete confidence that Reiki is completely safe with no negative side effects. But when you don’t know, is it safe to have a Reiki session even if it is free? Thankfully most of us have the common sense and confidence to give it a try and find out for ourselves, as I did.

For our safety, we need to know

There are some things that I believe but don’t know, but if it’s affecting me directly I need to know. Haven’t we all been duped by sharp practices or sharp practitioners and now we proceed very warily when spending money or trying something new? In an age when many political leaders and respected public figures are being found out to be frauds; in an age of fast and plentiful information and misinformation; in an age of trusting big profit-making corporations with our energy, utilities and transport infrastructures; and in this age of the internet, I bet most of us have been shocked and burned in some way, so the need to know for ourselves is more important than ever.

Is Reiki safe? No guard-rails or straps to stop you falling off the couch. Should Health & Safety be more strict?
Is Reiki safe? No guard-rails or straps to stop you falling off the couch. Should Health & Safety be more strict?

Reiki – new age or a timeless need?

Reiki is often categorized as a “new age” thing. That’s OK by me because I see new age stuff as mostly positive, idealistic and an attempt to push the boundaries of human consciousness rather than just accept the status quo. There are, of course, airy-fairy, dubious practices and people in it just to make money but in general “new age” often offers viable and natural alternatives from which to choose. Safe Reiki, for example, offers harmless natural healing that you can try free of charge to see if it suits you. My personal “new age” thinking behind this is really as old as the hills – Reiki helps me feel good and I want to share that.

Is Reiki safe? The universal life force energy permeates and bursts out of every living thing.  Is the universal life force energy safe?
Is Reiki safe? The universal life force energy permeates and bursts out of every living thing. Is the universal life force energy safe?

Safe and secure when we know for sure

Reiki makes me feel very safe. I know from my own experience (not my thought or theory) that something intelligent and loving is taking care of me. “Ah but people like you are misguided and Reiki will lead you into dangerous occult practices”, a certain set of fear-mongers will tell us. But we are no longer so ready to accept the voice of authority. We are learning to trust ourselves. We will now get to know some of these “occult” people and discover they are more often than not honest people with strong principles who really enjoy their alternative ways of expressing their love of life. We’ve seen genocide in the name of religion, we’ve seen that the powers-that-be are NOT learning any lessons and we can clearly see that we are actually happier than those overloaded with power, money and propaganda machinery. Such is the power of knowing for yourself and practising Reiki and peace, and why Reiki is safe. But don’t just accept my words. Try it and see for yourself.

Is Reiki safe? Dr Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, left us these five principles. Reiki doesn't work right without them. Reiki is very safe.
Is Reiki safe? Dr Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, left us these five principles. Reiki doesn't work right without them. Reiki is very safe.

Reiki and peace are available in Blackburn Town Centre
Reiki and peace are available in Blackburn Town Centre

Safe Reiki in Blackburn does Reiki and also hosts the Peace Education Programme. So why and what’s the connection?

For me, peace came first and I practice peace every day, trying to stay in conscious contact with the amazing energy within me. I’ve been doing this most of my life. Then I discovered Reiki and and its healing, energizing possibilities in 2016 at a Reiki share in Blackburn. Reiki is about feeling and now I had an opportunity to do something based on feeling rather than words and ideas, so it felt just right for me. Words can never quite express our feelings inside, they always seem lacking, but Reiki gave me a chance to express myself without words and communicate something very special.

Something special about Reiki and peace

That something special is the peace within, the infinite, the true love, the essence of life, the undefinable oneness that is beyond words. (See how I’m struggling to put it into words? That’s because nobody can put it into words). That something special is also the Reiki healing, the energy flow through the chakras and meridians, through every cell in our body, the energy flow that people all have but experience it in different ways. Some people feel this as waves, others see it as colours, some float or feel weightless, for another it might be a euphoric pulsation, and another feels like an immovable rock with no desire to go anywhere for the next billion years, and many others just “feel good”.

Reiki and peace are here in Blackburn centre
Reiki and peace are here in Blackburn centre

Experience beyond words in Blackburn

So Blackburn Reiki and peace are both beyond words, just like they are beyond words anywhere in the country, anywhere in the world, so why not come and have the experience yourself right here in Blackburn?

Experience peace in Blackburn

The Peace Education Programme (PEP) is free without obligation and consists of 10 hour-long DVDs divided into easy chunks so you can write in your workbook, think about it or express your feelings. There are no exams, you’re not competing, you’re learning about yourself.

Experience Reiki in Blackburn

Reiki is free for the first session, with various discounts available, not because it is cheap but because once you’ve had the experience you realize that money just can’t buy this feeling and you want to share it with as many people as possible because it’s so good. You can feel more like your real self, let go of aches and pains and worries, and feel stronger and more ready to face the world. Reiki has also been know to cure illness, disease and chronic pain, so who knows what Reiki will do for you until you give it a try.

Is Reiki safe? On our journey around the Sun, Earth is travelling at 67,000 miles an hour whilst it rotates at the speed of a bullet (about 1000 miles an hour).  Is anyone safe on our planet?
Is Reiki safe? On our journey around the Sun, Earth is travelling at 67,000 miles an hour whilst it rotates at the speed of a bullet (about 1000 miles an hour). Is anyone safe on our planet?

When you know what Reiki is, you can say with complete confidence that Reiki is completely safe with no negative side effects. But when you don’t know, is it safe to have a Reiki session even if it is free? Thankfully most of us have the common sense and confidence to give it a try and find out for ourselves, as I did.

For our safety, we need to know

There are some things that I believe but don’t know, but if it’s affecting me directly I need to know. Haven’t we all been duped by sharp practices or sharp practitioners and now we proceed very warily when spending money or trying something new? In an age when many political leaders and respected public figures are being found out to be frauds; in an age of fast and plentiful information and misinformation; in an age of trusting big profit-making corporations with our energy, utilities and transport infrastructures; and in this age of the internet, I bet most of us have been shocked and burned in some way, so the need to know for ourselves is more important than ever.

Is Reiki safe? No guard-rails or straps to stop you falling off the couch. Should Health & Safety be more strict?
Is Reiki safe? No guard-rails or straps to stop you falling off the couch. Should Health & Safety be more strict?

Reiki – new age or a timeless need?

Reiki is often categorized as a “new age” thing. That’s OK by me because I see new age stuff as mostly positive, idealistic and an attempt to push the boundaries of human consciousness rather than just accept the status quo. There are, of course, airy-fairy, dubious practices and people in it just to make money but in general “new age” often offers viable and natural alternatives from which to choose. Safe Reiki, for example, offers harmless natural healing that you can try free of charge to see if it suits you. My personal “new age” thinking behind this is really as old as the hills – Reiki helps me feel good and I want to share that.

Is Reiki safe? The universal life force energy permeates and bursts out of every living thing.  Is the universal life force energy safe?
Is Reiki safe? The universal life force energy permeates and bursts out of every living thing. Is the universal life force energy safe?

Safe and secure when we know for sure

Reiki makes me feel very safe. I know from my own experience (not my thought or theory) that something intelligent and loving is taking care of me. “Ah but people like you are misguided and Reiki will lead you into dangerous occult practices”, a certain set of fear-mongers will tell us. But we are no longer so ready to accept the voice of authority. We are learning to trust ourselves. We will now get to know some of these “occult” people and discover they are more often than not honest people with strong principles who really enjoy their alternative ways of expressing their love of life. We’ve seen genocide in the name of religion, we’ve seen that the powers-that-be are NOT learning any lessons and we can clearly see that we are actually happier than those overloaded with power, money and propaganda machinery. Such is the power of knowing for yourself and practising Reiki and peace, and why Reiki is safe. But don’t just accept my words. Try it and see for yourself.

Is Reiki safe? Dr Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, left us these five principles. Reiki doesn't work right without them. Reiki is very safe.
Is Reiki safe? Dr Mikao Usui, the founder of Reiki, left us these five principles. Reiki doesn't work right without them. Reiki is very safe.