Reiki and Manifestation
The Law of Attraction, the central concept popularized in recent years, is simply stated as “like attracts like“. i.e. Positive thoughts brought positive results and negative thoughts brought negative results in the physical world. Author and inspirational speaker, Mike Dooley, states this idea succinctly as “Thoughts Become Things”.
One thing I knew from personal experience was that this wasn’t as simple as wishing for what I wanted, or thinking deeply about what I wanted, or even affirming carefully and consistently what I wanted. That idea seemed overly simplistic to me.
All along this part of the journey, I have wondered why my Reiki practice was already doing this – producing miracles and manifestations so often, and why sometimes it wasn’t making things come about that I had deeply desired! There seemed to be some “X” factor involved that no one seemed to talk about (in what I had read).
Surely there must be a method to this phenomenon.
In the previous article, I presented a model / concept through which I suggested that Usui san has given us the method to invite God’s Grace into our lives, so that we can find the happiness and freedom from illness here, now, in this physical form. Here’s how I connected the dots between the Reiki precepts and the Law of Attraction.
Through experimentation and empirical observation, I found out that there was indeed a simple, yet profound formula for manifesting desires and intentions in one’s life. It has three key parts to it:
1. Intention: Formulate your intention with clarity.
2. Attention: Put your focus, attention and your work / effort towards it.
3. Grace: Permit the flow of Grace in your life, and that to me, means living your life in accordance with the Reiki precepts.
The “X” factor is Grace. This is what I had not come across in any explanations before. And this is what Usui san seems to have been hinting to us with the “The Secret of Inviting Happiness through Many Blessings” in the Reiki precepts.
The more adept you become at living life in accordance with the Reiki precepts, the more able you are in manifesting your desires. This is yet another reason why I think that Usui san said “The Secret of Inviting Happiness” in the precepts, because you are indeed able to manifest your desires when you live life following the precepts, which surely precipitate happiness in our lives. The other aspect to why the word “Inviting” is there in “Inviting Happiness” is because you initiate the invitation through your clear intention.
At a deeper level, it is quite obvious to me now that Usui san’s path enables these miracles because Grace is an attribute associated with Divinity, and when pursues life in accordance with the path, one becomes closer and closer to their true nature, which is, after all a fragment of that Divinity. No surprise that acts of creation through miracles and manifestations are one among many consequences of staying on the path!
Many spiritual traditions, including the Yoga tradition which I’m somewhat familiar with warn of the distractions coming from the spectacle and the sideshows on the path – which is what miracles and manifestations can turn out to be. They warn a seeker or practitioner to know about these phenomenal possibilities but be wary of them because getting attached to them can cause them to get stuck in a sideshow and lose track of why they became a seeker in the first place – to awaken to the truth of their real nature. In my opinion, that warning is true in the pursuit of Reiki as a spiritual path too.
Again, this is just my personal understanding of the connection between Reiki and the Law of Attraction. I think that the Law of Attraction is probably more fully explained and understood through “The Secret of Many Blessings” or the Reiki precepts! It is with humility I share this, knowing well that there is likely more depth to this matter than what I have understood to date.
I had shared this insight with Frans, some time ago, and this is what he had to say:
Most people think it is just setting your intent, but that is not it. Normally our intent is cloudy and covered with mistaken identity and reality, so our intent is not really clear. But through practice our intent becomes so clear, without all our judgment etc..that it starts to resonate with the universe, becoming one with all that is. Only at that time we can really start to manifest.
Frans’ explanation resonated with me a lot.
“The Secret of Inviting Happiness through Many Blessings”, i.e. the Reiki precepts, also happens to be the same secret that underlies the Law of Attraction. The Reiki precepts are all about enabling a practitioner to progressively unfold into the realization of their True Nature, a process that steadily enables the undistorted flow of Grace in their lives.
Personally, just as soon as these insights clarified the numerous questions I’ve had before, they have also led me to deeper ruminations on the essential nature of Reiki, the spiritual energy, and the mechanics of healing and manifestations.
How does hands-on healing in Reiki really work?
How does distance-healing in Reiki really work?
And what about the attunements and Reiju – what are the mechanics of these awesome rituals?
i.e. How does Reiki really work?
Yet again, more questions arise, and the rabbit hole goes deeper Hopefully one day soon, as clarity emerges about this, I will come back again to share my insights with you! Until then, here’s to your consistent practice of the system of Reiki and benefiting from The Secret of Many Blessings unveiled in it!
As always, this is evolving thinking from this Reiki practitioner. Please keep me honest and challenged, and share your thoughts about these articles in the comments section below.
Sundar Kadayam is a Shinpiden graduate of the International House of Reiki.