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Something we can do. April 18, 2013

Posted by ourfriendben in Reiki, Reiki wisdom.
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It’s so easy to feel helpless, disenfranchised, irrelevant in today’s vast, fast-moving, ever-changing, corporate- and media-driven society. What can an ordinary person do in the face of the Boston Marathon bombings or the Sandy Hook and Columbine massacres or the devastation of Hurricane Sandy or the defeat of gun registration in the Senate?

The answer, as I see it, is a combination of old and new approaches: They can pray. They can blog. They can Tweet. They can post photos, interviews, and the like from their smartphones. They can create signature campaigns and recruit celebrities. Will these methods bring down the huge corporations that now run everything through their special-interest PACs? Will they bring about equality, respect for all, genuine freedom? So far, American corporations have continued to trample on our rights, running roughshod over individual persons in their greed and lust for power. But the experiment of the Arab Spring is worth watching, where the people used modern media access to bring down dictators.

We who follow the Reiki Way are so lucky. We need never feel powerless and disenfranchised. This is a great and often-overlooked gift that Usui Founder gave us when he gave us Reiki. That’s because, if you’re a Reiki Level II or above, you can send Reiki distant healing wherever it’s needed. You needn’t ever be a passive witness to horror: You can take an active role, through sending Reiki, in bringing relief. Instead, we have the opportunity to do as Usui Founder did after the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, which destroyed much of Tokyo and Mikao Usui’s own Chiba Prefecture.

If you’re a Level I, you can follow Usui Founder’s own example and go to the site, giving hands-on Reiki to the victims of misfortune, if you’re able. And if financial or job restraints prevent you from going, don’t forget that those around you are also suffering from shock from these atrocities, and you can give them hands-on Reiki.

Those of us at the Master/Teacher level are called to draw the power of the Master symbol to open the situation to Divine intervention, to universal energy. We can put the healing energy of Reiki to work.

What a profound gift, to be freed of the feeling of powerlessness in the face of impersonal and all-encompassing crises! Gassho, gassho, Usui Founder, for giving us Reiki to hold back the dark.

Just for today, let your light shine in darkness.

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