Article by Johannes Verheijden, Reiki Master
Over the years many Reiki modalities have come up all with their own frequency, quality, symbols, history, “founders” etc. With many or few practitioners, for special occasions, “business or pleasure”. All variations on a theme.
And as always when there is change and growth and progression and eager flag bearers that are treading on rough paths, there are the traditionalists, the conservatives, the one’s that want to hit the brakes, slowing down, dragging through the mud. Throwing up unnecessary discussions, with arguments of how Master Usui would have wanted things to be, what he taught, what he did or did not do and why (not). As always there is fear that there is a degrading of purity and everyone is debating and wasting precious time and energy doing so. Some see corruption (which can only exist when people are allowed to have power). Some see dangers. Some accuse. Some talk plain rubbish really…
But what is it all about? What changes have we seen? We have seen a healing system that was kept secret to a happy few for years until a brave woman threw it all out in the open and it became tangible and open to the public. We have seen hurdles and boarders being created in the form of very high prices for attunements, because: “Money is energy”… Well, that is the best commercial sentence I have ever heard apart from “a man a Plan a canal Panama”. Yes, I fully agree that attunements are being given lightly nowadays and people do perhaps not really want to change their lives and do not face, or cannot live up to the process that an attunement sets in motion – so what? Who are we to judge what reasons one has or needs to be wanting to be attuned? Why this incorrigible need to rule another person’s process, ideas, feelings, attitudes?
If there would be no change, we would still drill holes in the heads of psychiatric patients. There would be no MRI and no anti biotic drugs. Life itself is change! Even the worst traditionalist will not be able to prevent a baby from growing and becoming an adult and consequently die. If Henry Ford would have had it his way, we would all still be driving a black T-Ford.
We have seen different energy frequencies being captured and modified and altered and processed by people like Kathleen Ann Milner, Hari Das Melchizedek and Esperanza Tovar Moratalla. New paths have been explored and new ways have been introduced for others to follow. I have said it before: Reiki is like learning to drink wine. First you only taste the alcohol, but the more you learn about the production of wine and the compilation of wine, the more details you will be able to distinguish in texture, fragrance, colour, taste and the combination of herbs, kind of grapes and every other detail that makes wine to the godly liquid it is. And the beautiful thing of it is: there are numerous kinds of wine, white, red, rose, from all sorts of countries and continents, so there is lots to explore and discover.
And I think that is my basically my plead. Be open to the different explorations of others and let yourself not be held back by the grumpy crowd who is too reluctant to change themselves. After all: a fixed mindset and a growing mindset cannot compete with one another, so let go! The fixed mindset will hold on to what was and has been, the growing mindset will see opportunities and growth in a wide variety of things. And you know what? The fixed mindset can turn into a growing mindset, given the oportunity…
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Johannes Verheijden (1965) has been Reiki Master since 1998. He has been working with energy for as long as he can remember and over the years Johannes specialized in healing emotional issues. Ever since he first got in touch with energy work Johannes resonated to it. It “spoke” to him and over the years he learned to channel the energy and to heal people emotionally by using energy, often in combination with massage, or aura reading/healing. Johannes is initiator of the World Reiki Wave, which will take place for the eighth time with thousands of Reiki practitioners joining on the 21st of June. He is based in Zeewolde, the youngest village in The Netherlands. Johannes can be reached through Facebook by www.facebook.com/