Reiki and our world

What is happening to our weather? The wildlife really is at ‘sixes and sevens’, nesting is in turmoil instead of warm spring sunshine, we are having cold and wet weather.


We are all doing our best to help them with food etc, but the balance of nature is in peril. Is it human interference or climate change, which started with us humans abusing our planet in whatever way we could, it’s always about power and ego isn’t it?

The teachings of Mikao Usui and ancient esoteric teachings had none of this. Life was hard but at the same time simple, no smartphones, no computers, no robotic technology. Just simple understanding of nature and the seasons.

We humans think we know it all, how wrong is that? It is humans who are destroying life and balance, it is humans with the ego, not anything or anybody else.

When we look at the system of Reiki, we understand that without the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and spirit, humans wouldn’t survive. We need all of them but it seems those elements are unimportant to so-called governments.

We really need to look closely at Mikao Usui’s teachings. Instead of abusing our planet, we can instead look at our connection without anger, without worry really look and understand the ancient precepts instructing us how to live our lives with no power and no ego.

I have been listening to the radio and picking up what human abuse is being done to people. It seems torture, violence, and suffering are in the mindset of the warlords, I used to think we didn’t abuse during a war, but we did! No country can say with all honesty that torture of prisoners was not done because it was.

I rarely listen to the radio or watch television now as we as a Reiki community can only do our little bit, we cannot solve the abuse or make it better. However, we can show compassion, and think in a peaceful and kind way. If enough of us do this, maybe the psychopathic ego-orientated, narcissistic, misogynistic, power-minded so-called leaders will stop and think about what they’re doing to life and nature and people. We can only hope in kindness and peace that they will change.

That is why it is so important to show compassion to ourselves first and foremost, then we can show compassion to our world.

We are the precepts and the precepts are us, and we must always really think of their meaning.

The secret of inviting happiness

Through many blessings
For this moment only
Do not bear anger
For anger is illusion
Do not be worried
Fear is distraction
Be true to your way and your being
Be grateful
Show compassion to yourself and others
This is the centre of your essence

- Mikao Usui

Or in Japanese:

Shoufuku no hihoo
Manbyo no ley-yaku
Ircaru an
Shinpai suna
Kansha shite
Gyo o hage me
Hito ni shinsetsu ni

We must always trust in our Reiki practice as Reiki will guide us all through these troubled times.

Love Jenny

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Written by Jenny Newman, Connect With Reiki Reiki master/Teacher
Corsham SN13

Jenny Newman is a graduate teacher of the International House of Reiki and has been teaching for 25 years. Jenny continues to study every year with her teacher Frans Steine, and through this study and research, she has gone to a very deep level within the system of Reiki, teaching the ancient and traditional Japanese perspective.

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