Reiki was rediscovered by Dr. Mikao Usui towards the end of the nineteenth century. Reiki essentially means ‘Rei’ meaning universal and ‘Ki’ meaning ‘life force energy’. Or ‘Reiki’ may simply be called the Cosmic Energy which sustains life.
It is believed by the perpetrators of Reiki that this Cosmic Energy is God’s own energy and is available to all for use. It is like ‘Yoga’ that does not belong to any religion. Once a person is empowered to use this life energy, she /he is capable of rejuvenating themselves for vitality, joy, and peace. This life energy also has healing effect that has been proved over decades by the practitioners.
Today we have Mr. Amar Kumar to share his views about how Reiki Meditation can be extremely useful for the old, young and kids alike. Mr. Amar Kumar is a well known Traditional Reiki Master Teacher. He is on the board of Masters on Times of India’s spiritual website www.speakingtree.in/Amar Kumar He has been practicing Reiki for the last 20 years and has traveled to locations across the globe to teach Reiki.
Today he will share with us how Reiki and Meditation combined can help individuals from all walks of life and helps spread peace and happiness around.
How is meditation defined in REIKI school of thought?
Meditation is the technique to bring calmness to mind or we could simply say that it is the art of having a quiet mind. Once you have attained a quiet mind with no noise, you are able to manage your life situations better. You are also able to listen to the Divine order better which is always there to help us, but we cannot understand it because of so many distractions in our mind. So yes, meditation also helps you improve your intuition. But these changes do not happen overnight. The mind undergoes a subtle transformation that is continual and steady.
Does REIKI subscribe to one particular method of meditation?
We as regular REIKI practitioners do have some specific techniques for meditation that help us energize our energy centers (also known as Chakras). But the beautiful part about REIKI is that it can be used with any meditation method or process. It is non-binding. Once you are attuned to practice REIKI, and you practice it on yourself, you will feel that your mind has become more meditative. Once your mind is ready, then any meditation technique will help you reach your meditation goals.
In REIKI, we have specific meditation program that helps mental and energy body transformation over a period of time. Also, there is this GOLDEN BALL method of meditation that anyone can use for achieving mental and emotional calmness and higher energy in the seven major energy centers (chakras).
Please throw some more light on the GOLDEN BALL method of meditation.
In this meditation, you focus on each of your Chakras and imagine a golden ball residing in each of these chakras. You imagine that the golden ball enters your energy body through your crown chakra and merges its gold color with the color of the chakra. Once you feel that the chakra is energized, you take it downwards visualizing similar process with each of the seven chakras. Every chakra has its own dedicated role to play in your physical, energy and mental body. The more energized your chakras, the more matured and perceptive you become as a person. It helps you deal with stress in a much more effective manner. This is followed by a ‘Yognidra’ (sleep in yoga) activity that helps internalize the benefits of the meditation.
How is Reiki Meditation unique from other methods?
The most beautiful thing about Reiki is that anyone from 5 years to 85 years of age can practice it after a simple empowerment process from a practicing REIKI master teacher or a grandmaster. Reiki can be practiced anywhere and anytime, while for meditation one will need to spare upto 30 minutes in a secluded place where one may not be disturbed or distracted.
How can the Golden Ball Meditation specifically help parents?
The end purpose of any meditation is to be more aware of one’s senses and climb up the path of spirituality. One may use any meditation technique. But with REIKI, your path to spirituality will become simplified. Golden Ball meditation is one such meditation that will help you achieve a high level of energy within you as well as in your surroundings. This will help bring harmony to your life. Talking specifically about the parents, this meditation technique is bound to set you free from stress and be at peace with your circumstances. Once you will be at peace with yourself you will be able to tackle your kids better. It will make you more perceptive of your kids’ state of mind and help you refrain from pressurizing them for anything. Also with your increased energy, you will have a positive behavioral impact on your kids.
This post is a part of my initiative to bring mental wellness through #MeditationFundas in a stressed environment for today’s parents. This initiative is also participating in #BlogChatterProjects.
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