Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in Adam Miramon’s Intuitive Reiki Level I course through the Reflections Mystery School. Like others there, I had received a Reiki attunement previously, but I wanted more in-depth study and reflection on the practice from someone who does this professionally. Adam is a kind teacher and obviously a dedicated healer, and he did a wonderful job.

The class is called Intuitive Reiki because it fuses regular Reiki as a self-regulating energy system with the energy healer’s own intuitive perception of what’s going on in the client, using that to direct or shape the Reiki energy being provided. I think most Reiki practitioners do this to some extent, but Adam has spent a lot of time reflecting on this and cultivating his own approach. As part of the class, we did exercises to strengthen our intuition, and they were a good challenge that helped me learn more about how to work with the various and sometimes hard-to-express ways my intuitive perception takes place.

Adam also covered some history of Reiki and the principles of Reiki. He encouraged us to find a translation or adaptation of the principles that works for us, and in that spirit, I offer my own adaptation here. It draws on the metaphor of orienting myself in time and space, which connects it to grounding and centering for me, and uses simple gestures:

Here and now, (open hands)

I am not angry about what lies behind me,

nor worrying about what lies ahead of me.

I work diligently (raise right hand to chest level)

and live gratefully (raise left hand)

as I respect the oneness of all. (fold hands in prayer mudra)

Of course, if you are left-handed, you may want to reverse the actions.

Adam will be teaching a Level II course in December, and I’m looking forward to it!

5 thoughts on “Reiki Principles

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    Blessed Be!

  2. Very interesting to me. I would love to get more involved in activities that increase my intuition. I became intrigued with Reiki type practices several years ago, when it was introduced to me by a nurse working in a chemical dependence ward. She would bring in her table and do energy work as well as some standard massage. Investigating this further is on my to-do list for when the twins finally go to school. My own massage therapist from my Caroline pregnancy was a Reiki practitioner and furthered my interest and desire to head down this path a bit to see if it is a good fit for me. In my head, it seems very holistic… the world of therapy, intuition, energy work, massage. So many things I want to experience…. so little time. : )

    1. I hope you do get to pursue it, and I’d love to discuss it with you more when we have time…have to give the Wonder Twins to the spouses for a bit!

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