“I feel good” is among the most common responses to Reiki practice. It is such simple statement, and quite profound.
Feeling good is spiritual
Our culture displays rampant misunderstanding about spirituality, confusing it with either religion or New Age beliefs.
But spirituality is neither of those things. Spirituality doesn’t involve belief or even other people; it’s very subjective and all about how we experience ourselves and our lives.
Feeling good about ourselves, feeling good about our lives — those are markers of spiritual healing.
Your spiritual self is spacious
Reiki practice brings easy access to our spiritual selves. It opens a sense of ease within us, an inner spaciousness replete with timeless peace. In that spaciousness, we recognize our essential selves as something other than our minds, the discomfort of our bodies, or the stress of our days.
That spaciousness dissolves the isolation that squeezes joy from our lives, so we navigate our relationships with greater patience, love and skill.
Aware of our spiritual core, we easily make smart choices that strengthen our happiness and health.
Happiness — feeling good — is our true nature; living that happiness is a spiritual attainment. Feeling good is the goal, feeling good from the inside, no matter what happens or doesn’t happen.
Feeling good is our birthright; it is ours to earn. With thankfulness, work diligently. Practice.
*Hawayo Takata brought Reiki practice from Japan to Hawaii with her Reiki master Chujiro Hayashi, who was a direct student of Reiki founder Mikao Usui.
If unclarity about spirituality makes it hard for you to speak comfortably about Reiki practice, this recording will help: Mainstreaming Reiki recording, What Is Spirituality?