Reiki is completely natural.
I listened to radio 4 this morning and it was about ‘hugging’ or ‘touching.’ I was amazed at what came up, such as ‘is hugging intrusive, obusive, sexual. ??? I have hugged people all my life, it is the most natural way for me to connect to someone, getting rid of all the inhibitions we all have, I don’t remember anyone not wanting a hug. Some people feel embarrassed but when a hug is natural, it releases tensions and stresses, and the person feels their true nature. All my family and grandchildren hug, the experience of such love is as natural as breathing, a hug for a pet is rewarding, a hug for someone who is feeling lost is rewarding, a hug for someone expressing anger is rewarding. A hug is simple and natural, not obusive, not sexual, not intrusive. Some people can use a hug for the latter, but the majority of people hug for love.
Touching is also natural, when we touch with our eyes closed an amazing thing can happen, the person or the object we are touching releases spirit, we see the object or person in a different dimension, we become aware of the depth we are achieving without really trying. We are ‘letting go’ of trying to make it happen, but instead feeling and ‘being’.
Reiki is just that, without trying, we achieve ‘connection’ and ‘being’ true to our own nature which is how we need to live our life. It’s easy to be someone we’re not, but brave to be who we really are, without attachments and facade. A hug is the same, bringing unification and connection.
Quote which I love.
‘Even before I could speak, I remember crawling through blueberry patches in the wild meadows on our hillsides. I quickly discovered Nature was filled with Spirit; I never saw any separation between Spirit and Nature. Much later I discovered our culture taught there was supposed to be some kind of separation – that God, Spirit and Nature were supposed to be divided and different. However, at my early age it seemed absolutely obvious that the church of the Earth was the greatest church of all; that the temple of the forest was the supreme temple. When I went to the sanctuary of the mountain, I found Earth’s natural altar – Great Spirit’s real shrine. Years later I discovered that this path of going into Nature, bonding deeply with it, and seeing Spirit within Nature – God, Goddess, and Great Spirit – was humanity’s most ancient, most primordial path of spiritual cultivation and realization.’
~ John P. Milton, ‘Sky Above, Earth Below’