with Pamela Miles
The discussion of spirituality and Reiki is a real gem among all your other useful offerings, a distillation of all you have learned and become through Reiki practice.
— Tina Reilhan, Reiki master teacher
Today, people often stumble over the words spiritual and spirituality.
I had a rare advantage when I first experienced Reiki practice in 1986. I’ve had a lifelong passion for spirituality and had been a student of spiritual practice, particularly yoga and meditation, for nearly 25 years. In fact, I was already a meditation teacher when I came upon Reiki practice.
Although Reiki was not presented to me as a spiritual practice, my previous experience helped me recognize that Reiki is a spiritual practice. Subsequent discovery of the teachings of Reiki founder Mikao Usui bore this out.
The purpose of all spiritual practice is to develop an on-going, working relationship with your spirituality, your spiritual self.
Discovering your spiritual self helps you make sense of today’s world, to find meaning and purpose in life. Spiritual support is what Reiki and other spiritual practices offer. Spiritual support is crucial for health and well-being.
If you are uncomfortable acknowledging your spiritual self or the spiritual aspects of Reiki practice, if you feel you must avoid using the words “spiritual” or “spirituality” when speaking publicly or to medical professionals, the What Is Spirituality audio recording is for you.
What is spirituality?
This discussion explores the following points:
- A working definition of spirituality
- What spirituality is not
- What people are really looking for
- Why spirituality matters, both to you and, if you are a professional caregiver, to your clients
- How you can speak about spirituality without sounding flakey.
Are you ready to appreciate the invaluable role spirituality plays in your happiness and health? Do you want to speak about spirituality and Reiki or other spiritual practice with clarity and conviction?