giovedì 31 dicembre 2009

Happy 2010!

We look to the new year and here's our wish for you:

Peace within your heart
Love from family and friends
Faith to guide your way
Hope to to make it through each day
Sunshine to light the day
Heavenly Stars to wish upon
Rainbows to to let you know there is a tomorrow
A tear to show compassion
A heart to hold the love
But most of all I wish for you
to feel my hand in yours,
To know I am here if you stumble or fall.
To bring you cheer, to bring you love,
to return the love you always share with me.

May God bless you all.....a wonderful 2010!

ReikiLife Academy

(below the opening page of “The Alchemist”, which always makes me think about my attitude towards the world)

The alchemist picked up a book that someone in the caravan had brought. Leafing through the pages, he found a story about Narcissus.

The alchemist knew the legend of Narcissus, a younth who knelt daily beside a lake to contemplate his own beauty. He was so fascinated by himself that, one morning, he fell into the lake and drowned. At the spot where he fell, a flower was born, which was called the narcissus.

But this was not how the author of the book ended the story.

he said that when Narcissus died, the goddesses of the forest appeared and found the lake, which had been fresh water, transformed into a lake of salty tears.

“Why do you weep?” the goddesses asked.

“I weep for Narcissus,” the lake replied.

“Ah, it is no surprise that you weep for Narcissus,” they said, “for though we always pursued him in the forest, you alone could contemplate his beauty close at hand.”

“But…was Narcissus beautiful?” the lake asked.

“Who better than you to know that?” the goddesses said in wonder. “After all, it was by your banks that he knelt each day to contemplate himself!”

The lake was silent for some time. Finally, it said:

“I weep for Narcissus, but I never noticed that Narcissus was beautiful. I weep because, each time he knelt beside my banks, I could see, in the depths of his eyes, my own beauty reflected.”

“What a lovely story,” the alchemist thought.

Happy New Year!

Some thoughts for the new year...

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom. We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.

We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.

These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete.

Remember, spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever. Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side. Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent.

Remember, to say, "I love you" to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you. Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again. Give time to love, give time to speak, and give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

venerdì 4 dicembre 2009

Explanation Of Instruction For The Public By the Founder, Mikao Usui

"It is an old custom to teach a method to only my descendants for keeping a wealth within the family. However with the modern society we live in, we wish to share the happiness of co-existence and co-prosperity. So I do not allow my family to keep this (Usui Reiki Ryoho) method to ourselves.

"My Usui Reiki Ryoho is original, there is nothing like this in the world. So I would like to release this method to the public for everyone's benefit and I hope for everyone's happiness. My Reiki Ryoho is an original method based on the intuitive power in the universe. By this power, the body gets healthy and enhances one's happiness of life and peace of mind.

"Nowadays people need improvement and reconstruction inside and outside of life, so the reason for releasing my method to the public is to help people with illness of body and mind."

giovedì 3 dicembre 2009

Reiki Training. In this video you see many of the ReikiLife Academy students exchanging Reiki treatments with one another. The training sessions are held every Monday and every Thursday.

This video features a fully-fledged Usui Reiki 1st Level Treatment performed by Master G. Scarascia with the cooperation of Maria Grazia Duonnolo (Reiki Master).
This is a ReikiLife Academy presentation.

Reiki Training at the ReikiLife School. The training takes place every Monday and every Thursday.

Reiki treatments performed at the Beauty and Well Being Exhibition that took place in Naples on 7-9 November 2009. The students of the ReikiLife School offered Reiki treatments to many of the visitors.

Reiki treatments performed at the Beauty and Well Being Exhibition that took place in Naples on 7-9 November 2009. The students of the ReikiLife School offered Reiki treatments to many of the visitors.

martedì 1 dicembre 2009

What is Reiki?

Writing something about Reiki today is not a difficult thing to do. In fact, many books have been written about Reiki and there are hundreds of websites to be visited in order to know more about this subject. On the other hand it becomes a lot more difficult to write something new about it.

Before writing this introduction to this beautiful art, I wondered, "but in reality what is Reiki?" You know, it is not so easy to describe in words something that should actually be experienced. I am convinced that in order to really get to know something, it is necessary to fully experience it.

The problem, however, usually comes from the kind of expectations that people have about something and in this case about Reiki. Maybe you have read a book about Reiki, or some friend told you something about it, or maybe you ended up on a website that explains what Reiki is or this is the very first time that you hear about it and maybe you already have preconceptions.

Each person is unique in the Universe. Therefore, the way of seeing and feeling things is unique for each of us. What I'm writing here is in fact the result of the personal experience I have had with Reiki and for this exact reason what I am going to ask you is not to simply believe what I’m saying, but instead to try it for yourself so that you can one day describe your own experience with Reiki.

Reiki for me is life and, as such, it could never be codified or translated into words and the reason for this is that words are too limited. This means that the notion that I would transfer to you by using words would end up being limited and limiting.

Reiki is constantly evolving, just like life, and therefore it adapts to all circumstances with which it comes into contact. When Reiki is in relation with me, it will adapt to and suit my very own characteristics and this is in fact what Reiki has done in my life. This is how Reiki transforms us and this is how we transform it in return. Once Reiki has become a part of your life, it will surprise you, for skill and intelligence. As you get to know it better and deeper, you will see that again and again and with renewed emphasis Reiki will create situations that lead you to having to look within yourself, to investigate, to transform yourself until you have completely re-shaped and renewed yourself, and with you, the environment in which you live. Only then can you reach the kind of evolution, growth and healing that you have been looking for. Reiki is fully aware of what you need, but it also needs your help and your action and the reason for this is that it will certainly never force you to do anything as it never could.

Reiki means universal life energy. You see, the word Reiki already explains what Reiki really is. Reiki is energy that moves. Reiki is energy that makes evolution possible. Reiki is the energy that causes things to grow. It is the growth that life itself is impregnated with. Reiki is universal energy; universal because life is in everything, even in what is seemingly dead. That's why to give or receive Reiki means to contact the source from which everything springs and from which everything comes and goes in unity with the life cycle.

The history and techniques are important but not essential. To practice Reiki all you need to do is open yourselves to life and to yourselves. That's why I wish you that you may have a chance to encounter Reiki in your life so that you can experience it directly. By doing so next time it will be you to write something new and different about this ancient art.

Reiki brings transformation, which leads us to be in resonance with the sound of life, which is unique for each and every one of us. This is the kind of sound that is often ignored. Each of us has in fact a particular sound or frequency or code that distinguishes our own energy from the energy of others. To connect with this sound is often difficult because we have the tendency to project ourselves outside of us. This is due to the fact that we see our image only partially. We perceive it in full only by way of reflection - such as in a mirror - and this creates the illusion that in order to find unity we need to look outside. So we project small parts of ourselves into outer situations, objects, ideals, etc. Then what we do is to identify ourselves with all these things. In this way, however, instead of unity we experience more and more of the kind of separation and loss that inevitably creates suffering within ourselves. This misidentification does not bring us closer to our real essence, but rather takes us far away from it.

Being attuned to Reiki means symbolically to begin a new action or to change our course and start over from something or somewhere that perhaps was not appropriate to our nature. Becoming a Reiki channel means opening the door to ourselves and reunite with our true selves after a long exile.

Along this path we have the chance to discover that we have the potential to be happy. But the biggest awareness is that we already possess all that we need. "Wherever you go, you are there already." This beautiful phrase, which is taken from a book, enlightens us and guides us because there is no place where we must go in order to find happiness as it is already naturally present within us.

Reiki is therefore a path of growth. It is not the path of the growth of our ego, neither of our body. Instead, it is a path of growth in the awareness that we are all waves of a vast ocean of love.

Here in this Blog you will find plenty of information on Reiki. This information will always be presented in a humble way and it will be made available and accessible to both the experts and the neophytes.

Thus I hope you all find what you're looking for in the shortest amount of time and if I, with my little experience, may have contributed to give answers to your questions, this will transmute my sacrifices into divine gifts.

Before closing I would like to take this opportunity to wish you peace and prosperity for your lives.

Source: - G. Scarascia - Reiki Master

welcome on the ReikiLife blog

Welcome to our blog we hope u enjoy