Blog – International House of Reiki https://ihreiki.com Sun, 21 Apr 2019 20:27:30 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://ihreiki.com/wp-content/uploads/cropped-logo-fav-1-32x32.jpg Blog – International House of Reiki https://ihreiki.com 32 32 149007845 Japan Reiki Tour with Frans as Guest Teacher https://ihreiki.com/blog/japan-reiki-tour-with-frans-as-guest-teacher/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/japan-reiki-tour-with-frans-as-guest-teacher/#respond Thu, 11 Apr 2019 21:46:04 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=11153 Frans is a guest teacher on a 16 day Reiki Trip to Japan in November! So excited to announce Oliver ... ]]>

Frans is a guest teacher on a 16 day Reiki Trip to Japan in November!

So excited to announce Oliver Drewes and the International House of Reiki Reiki Trip to Japan this November.

We will be taking 20 people on an amazing 16 day adventure in Japan, which includes a 3 day Reiki Retreat with Frans Stiene.

For more details and how to book a place, full is full, see the links:

Booking form

For all the trip details, costs etc…

50% of Tickets are SOLD – get in quick!

During the 16-day trip, we visit the memorial stone of the Reiki founder Mikao Usui Sensei in Tōkyō, his birthplace in Taniai with the memorial stone erected there in September 2018, Mount Kurama, the site of his enlightenment experience, Mount Hiei, the site of his Buddhist exercises and Kyōtō, where he practiced Zazen meditations for over three years. In addition, we visit the ancient imperial city of Nara and the shrine of the Meji Emperor, from whose Gyosei poems Usui Sensei selected 125 for the Reiki practice.

Other stops include the coastal town of Atami, where Chūjirō Hayashi had his country site house and ended his life, as well Fuji Mountain, whose ascent Japanese Reiki teacher Hiroshi Doi Sensei likes to compare to the path of Reiki. During the trip we have opportunities for sightseeing (Tōkyō, Kyōtō), onsen spa (Atami, Kurama) and shopping (Tōkyō and on the way).

On three days, a retreat* “How Japanese spiritual teachings formed and influenced the system of Reiki” with Frans Stiene will take place in the Kyōtō area. On one day it is planned to participate in an exchange meeting with Japanese Reiki practitioners in Ashiya near Kyōtō.

* = period of relaxation/stress relief and spiritual practices outside the usual environment.

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Communication https://ihreiki.com/blog/communication-2/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/communication-2/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2019 11:18:51 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=11142 We communicate in so many ways, on so many levels: physical, verbal, non-verbal, speaking from the gut or through the ... ]]>

We communicate in so many ways, on so many levels: physical, verbal, non-verbal, speaking from the gut or through the written word…you can probably think of more. But within all these different levels of communication is one very important element: how we communicate with ourselves!

Communication with others is in fact based on how we communicate with ourselves. For very clear communication, first we need to be very clear within our own mind. If our own mind is all over the place, our communication with others also will be all over the place.

If I want to communicate my thoughts or feelings to others in a loving way, if I want to communicate with others in a loving way, I first have to love myself. How can I love others if I do not love myself? Or as I always say, how can I give you tea if I do not have tea?

Of course we all want to be in and to communicate from a place of love. But we might communicate in an angry way or react angrily to what someone says or does because we haven’t made peace within ourselves yet. When we are not communicating within ourselves in a peaceful way, that is reflected in our communication with others.

But what does that look like, communicating within ourselves in a peaceful way?

One of the first elements of this is to love our own physical being, as that is the vehicle for our mind. If we are constantly saying things like – whether in words or our own thoughts – ‘I do not like this aspect of my physicality, I am not happy with the way my body is, I do not like my grey hair, my scar, my long hands.’, then we are constantly communicating ideas to ourselves in a way that is not healthy for our mind or body. This kind of communication within ourselves therefore will be reflected in how and what we communicate to others. Thus, we need to learn how to accept our whole physical being no matter what, and to communicate this acceptance to our own physicality in a loving and caring way.

Just as our physical being is the vehicle for our mind, our mind often is the driver of our feelings. And when we love our own physical body deeply, we can then start to work on our feelings.

Often we do not express our own feelings in an open and kind way to ourselves, let alone to others. We might hide our emotions due to feeling ashamed of what we feel. For example, you watch a movie and feel like crying but you feel ashamed to do this. Maybe you learned as a child that crying was a sign of weakness or was ‘bad’, or that the feeling of wanting to cry was something to push down or to close off in a corner of your mind. Maybe there are other things that you close off in your mind, that you close off from your communications.

The more we open our mind, the more free it will become and the more we will start to communicate with our own feelings in a more open and loving way, with compassion and acceptance. The more we accept our own feelings and communicate clearly with them, the more we can communicate more clearly, freely, and compassionately with others.

But even if our mind is open as wide as can be, we need to look after our body, feelings and emotions as well, as all are connected and all can affect our communication. For example, when we feel tired within ourselves we might get angry more quickly than if we feel well rested. Or when we feel emotionally unstable, we might more easily get angry or worried.

Therefore, clear communication to ourselves and others comes from being stable within our own physical being, which means we are centred and grounded in our own physicality. Then through this centredness we start to communicate more clearly with our own personal feelings and emotions. And this in turn will help us to communicate in a very clear, kind, open minded way to others.

Hence the first step to learn how to communicate in a loving and clear way to others is to learn how to communicate in a loving and clear way to yourself.

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Humility and the light of others https://ihreiki.com/blog/humility-and-the-light-of-others/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/humility-and-the-light-of-others/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:50:15 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=11139 Being humble dims the light of our ego and consequently opens our heart to receive the light of others. Learning ... ]]>

Being humble dims the light of our ego and consequently opens our heart to receive the light of others. Learning to be humble is quite a difficult task. From an early age, we accept praise as a reward for a job, task or deed well done. It becomes a massage to our ego. Our ego continues to grow but when this self assuring energy starts moving from our heart, the foundation of our love, to our head….we start moving away from our interconnections with others to oneself. This is a dangerous path to walk.

The human race is like a chain, we are only as strong as our weakest link. Being humble lets one reach out and be one with one another. If one’s ego becomes too bright, it will blind the individual to see any other way than their own way. It will diminish the connection between people until everyone is eventually alone, without love and without the radiant light of others. Not being able to see beyond one’s own boundaries will eventually lead to a dimming of all the light, creating a troubling world of darkness.

Humility, is a shade to our ego’s light, letting us continue to see the way in the connection with others. Keep the light on, but never so bright that we cannot see our way. This is done through humility.

I have grown up in a culture of where “man up” is an encouragement of strength of heart. I have come to realize this is a typically a western philosophy. When one reacts from emotion in a confrontational situation, it is seen as a strength in my culture. The Dalia Lama would speak of patience and tolerance as being an inner strength to these situations. The difference in these philosophies may be humility.

Humility gives an individual a calmness for reaction, learning to accept our greatest gift of the pause, the moment in time to reflect on response rather than to react. Emotional reactions through anger many times can produce responses that are ill-stated, mean or outright hurtful. In essence, these types of responses may not truly reflect one’s inner most being. Anger will cloud one’s mind to clearly respond to an adverse situation. Once a hurtful word or action is said or done, it can never taken back. It can scar a relationship beyond repair. Humility in turn, can help an individual into responses that are sincere and reflective of one’s kindness for others.

Humility creates a path of vision for others to see within our inner most heart. Without humility, one builds a wall that holds others out. In order to be one with one another, our barriers both physically and emotionally must crumble to enable our deepest feelings to shine. Without these barriers one can discover their True Self and be what we are meant to be.

Rob Lehman wrote, “We don’t let go into trust until we have exhausted our egos.” Being able to be vulnerable to open our heart to others happens only through humility and the ability to control our ego. To put our trust in others, is hard for many of us in as we have learned to be independent in our learning, studies and work. Personal success has been measured through our abilities to accomplish tasks with our own abilities. Asking for help, many times is seen as a sign of weakness rather than a way to seek answers to our questions and problems. Learning to put our trust in others allows one to grow in strength with the effort of many rather than one. Being able to be humble will enable one to trust others in the knowledge to finding one’s way.

Humility is a strength the allows our light from within to shine for others to see. Being humble is always in an internal battle with one’s ego, but with the ability within to let each coexist in harmony with each other, one learns to shine their inner light so others can see their way. All this can be done through humility.

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Day 7 of New Reiki Website – Free Webclass https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-7-of-new-reiki-website-free-webclass/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-7-of-new-reiki-website-free-webclass/#respond Mon, 01 Apr 2019 09:27:48 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10837 It’s the last Day of our new Website Celebrations, Day 7. Join in and share our enjoyment as we offer ... ]]>

It’s the last Day of our new Website Celebrations, Day 7.

Join in and share our enjoyment as we offer this FREE Live Webclass:

Healing with the Eyes, Mouth and Hands

When we talk about experiencing the system of Reiki we often think about Reiki treatments.

In the Reiki Ryoho Hikkei or Reiki Healing Method Manual (said to have been used by Mrs Koyama the 6th President of the Usui Reiki Ryoho Gakkai) there is written a public teaching by Mikao Usui. When asked about the “method of treatment”, Mikao Usui responds that Ki and Light are emanated from the body, especially the eyes, mouth and hands.

Join Bronwen Logan (Stiene) in this 90 minute webclass as she explores the ideas of healing with the eyes, mouth and hands

  • from a Japanese perspective
  • as an external practice on the self and others
  • and as an internal practice for self-development

This webclass includes discussion and practices for you to take away.

BOOK NOW

Dates and Times

USA (New York) 2-May-2019 – Thursday – 6pm

USA (Los Angeles)  2-May-2019 – Thursday – 3pm

EU (Amsterdam)  3-May-2019 – Thursday/Friday – 12pm midnight

AU (Sydney)  3-May-2019 – Friday – 8am

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Day 6 of New Reiki Website – More Blogs https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-6-of-new-reiki-website-more-blogs/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-6-of-new-reiki-website-more-blogs/#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:30:05 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10769  Only 1 more day to go. And so to treat you all today we 2 more blogs by senior Reiki ... ]]>

 Only 1 more day to go.

And so to treat you all today we 2 more blogs by senior Reiki Teacher at IHReiki, Frans Stiene.

Self-Responsibility

Building a Fire and Reiki

 

Enjoy!

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Building a Fire and Reiki https://ihreiki.com/blog/building-a-fire-and-reiki/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/building-a-fire-and-reiki/#respond Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:15:06 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10765 Many years ago a friend of mine, Joe, told me a Native American story about someone building a fire. The ... ]]>
Many years ago a friend of mine, Joe, told me a Native American story about someone building a fire. The fire could be seen from all over, as it was on top of a mountain. This person had built the fire so that people could warm themselves by it and could cook their meals on it. Lots of people came to join the person on the mountain so that together they could hold hands, enjoy the fire and enjoy life.
But some people wanted to take the fire back to their place. They wanted to have the people come to a fire at their mountain top for food and warmth, instead of just enjoying the fire where it was. Of course, a move like that was difficult to do.
As they could not take the fire with them, some people became jealous and thought, “Well, if I can’t have the fire and I don’t want to be with this fire here, then the only option I have is to destroy it.”
I really liked that story which Joe told me many years ago.
We often can see this in our current world too. When someone is successful and others want to be as successful but find that they somehow can’t seem to go to that place, sometimes instead of joining that person in their light, they would rather try to destroy it, just like people in the story of the fire.
But wouldn’t it be better to hold hands together in the light, by the fire? Why try to destroy a good fire; why be jealous? Even if some people do not like the fire, they can let it be as it is and try to build their own fire. The more beautiful fires there are burning, the more we can light up the sky with love and kindness. But if we destroy a fire out of jealousy and we want to be the only one who has a fire, then not only are we very limited, but also we are limiting the amount of light that everyone may see.
Each fire is also different, and that is okay too; let it be different! Tend your own fire instead of trying to destroy another person’s fire. The more you tend your own fire the healthier and happier it gets, but if you try to destroy someone else’s fire you forget to focus on your own fire. And your fire might die out, which in turn will cause you more grief and anger and worry.
So take a deep breath and instead of trying to blow out other fires, blow on your own fire to help it to burn well and burn brightly.
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Self-Responsibility https://ihreiki.com/blog/self-responsibility-2/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/self-responsibility-2/#comments Sun, 31 Mar 2019 09:08:49 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10761 “People who blame others have a long way to go on their journey. People who blame themselves are half way ... ]]>
“People who blame others have a long way to go on their journey.
People who blame themselves are half way there.
A person who blames no ones has arrived”
– Chinese proverb
In this modern day and age there is so much blaming going on. Women blame men and men blame women, people blame governments and governments blame people, husbands blame wives and wives blame husbands, students blame teachers and teachers blame students, we blame nature and nature…oh hang on…nature is just nature it is not blaming anybody.
As we are nature ourselves, we need to learn how to let go of blaming and take self-responsibility. Self-responsibility can help us to grow and blossom, to be like nature, as this is what we really are.
Self-responsibility is about empowering ourselves, standing on our own two feet, living fully in the present moment. Blaming, on the other hand, is often focused on the past. But the past is past; let it go. That doesn’t mean we have to be okay with what has happened in the past, but we need to learn how to let go.
If we keep pointing our fingers at others, we are in fact losing our own self-responsibility and hence we are disempowering ourselves. Plus by blaming others we place ourselves in the role of the sufferer, and the more we blame the more we start to suffer.
But how do we take self responsibility? We can do that through coming back to our self, back to our own centre, our inner light. This we can do through internalising practices like meditation, yoga, tai chi etc…
Self responsibility is not an easy path and that is why so many people instead put the blame on others or on external factors. This may be much easier to do, but in reality it is very disempowering.
So let’s take the step, go inwards, rediscover our own innate power through practices like meditation so that we can take full self responsibility. In that way, we can let things go and be free, free from suffering.
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Day 5 of New Reiki Website – Free Book https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-5-of-new-reiki-website-free-book/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-5-of-new-reiki-website-free-book/#respond Sat, 30 Mar 2019 09:00:11 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10742 It’s Day 5 already. And we have another gift for you :-). If you book into a Reiki I, II ... ]]>

It’s Day 5 already.

And we have another gift for you :-).

If you book into a Reiki I, II or III Course or Reiki Retreat in the next 24 hours, then you will receive a FREE copy of Reiki Insights by Frans Stiene sent to your door.

 

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Day 4 of New Reiki Website – Win $100 https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-4-of-new-reiki-website-win-100/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-4-of-new-reiki-website-win-100/#respond Fri, 29 Mar 2019 09:43:36 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10674 Day 4 of our new website celebrations are here. If you’re quick and can find the three Reiki Easter Eggs ... ]]>

Day 4 of our new website celebrations are here.

If you’re quick and can find the three Reiki Easter Eggs within the website (excluding the blogs – that just wouldn’t be fair as we have over 700!!!) and email the web addresses where you find the Reiki Easter Eggs to bronwen@ihreiki.com you might win a $100 gift voucher for the website.

The first three answers win!

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Day 3 of New Reiki Website – New Blogs https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-3-of-new-reiki-website-new-blogs/ https://ihreiki.com/blog/day-3-of-new-reiki-website-new-blogs/#respond Thu, 28 Mar 2019 10:22:40 +0000 https://ihreiki.com/?p=10630 As we begin the life of our new website we thought we’d share some new Reiki blogs by Frans Stiene ... ]]>

As we begin the life of our new website we thought we’d share some new Reiki blogs by Frans Stiene with you…

Embodiment and Reiki

The Touch of Reiki

 

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