Reiki and war

I didn’t think I would ever write about war in this century. It is horrific and so unnecessary. For Putin to invade a peaceful, democratic country like Ukraine makes us shudder with revulsion. It’s always the innocent who suffer without any provocation, it reminds me of 9/11 and 7/7. This time not a terrorist attack but a full-scale invasion. This will undoubtedly cause a huge change in Europe and its policies.


Democracy is threatened, sanctions will hurt but, in my opinion, it won’t change Putin’s mind - most of the Russian people are against him. Will that be enough to topple him? Will it be enough to stop the killing and the war? I don’t think so.

The Western leaders have been humiliated, talks made no difference at all, he loved the power and ego he had over us all. He is a misogynist and narcissistic, full of his own importance. He thinks by an all-out war, the Ukrainians and his own country will think he is amazing for trying to revive the Soviet Union, but they and the rest of the world (especially NATO) are horrified.

Action must be taken. It’s no use ‘taking a blind’ eye; the invasion of other countries close to the border of Ukraine is a strong possibility.
My concern is that China will support them, throwing the ‘stupid and silly sanctions’ in disarray. We are indeed in peril. The planet can’t take much more, nature can’t be abused much more, we can’t take much more. However, humans are very stoic and, if push comes to shove, we will do our very best to help, even if we are in danger.

Reiki at this time is essential, we as practitioners, students or ordinary people must dig deep. We need more than ever to look within and see the light, and think deeply of this terrible crisis. We, in the system of Reiki, can’t condone violence in any shape or form. Putin is supposed to be mystic, so maybe if we really let go and be who we are, the strength of the universe will prevail.

Meditation and mindfulness will help us all, going to our special place will provide us with strength and purpose. It is essential our Reiki thoughts and practice overrides the horror, and we walk our path in gentleness and kindness.

If you would like to express your views, please let me know or reply by email or phone. Sometimes we just need to unload our fears and anxiety and talk to someone anonymous.

The Precepts are also important to us:

  • no worry
  • no anger
  • being true to who we are
  • being grateful
  • show compassion to yourself and others

The Precepts are for us, they instruct us, they mean so much more. Meditate on the meaning behind them, which will help us to become compassionate and empathic to all. It is very difficult to become the 'precepts' but, for our own well-being, they are essential. 
When we are anxious, we also must become aware of our breath. Breathing in love and kindness, breathing out chaos and anxiety. For those who have taken Reiki courses, this breath is called ‘Joshin Koku ho’ deep breathing and it will help us to overcome our anxious thoughts.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author. All articles published on Therapy Directory are reviewed by our editorial team.

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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 20 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 esoteric practices.

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