Energy Medicine

Healing modalities that primarily utilize electromagnetic [specify part of spectrum?], acoustic, and/or bio-field energies delivered either hands-on or via sound and other sensory mechanisms.

Reiki Distance Healing

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What is Reiki? Reiki is both a way of being and a form of energy healing. For more about the benefits of Reiki, check out our Reiki page, and also see below under Sources/Resources. Reiki can be effective at helping with stress, anxiety, and pain, among other things. Why Distance or Absentee Healing? There are Read More

Defining Discipline & Commitment Within Reiki

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Take a deeper look into the Reiki Precepts and you will find discipline and commitment. The Reiki precepts in Japanese (with English translation) Kyo dakewa (today only) Ikaru na (do not anger) Shinpai suna (do not worry) Kansha shite (be grateful) Gyo o hageme (practice diligently) Hito ni shinsetus ni (Show compassion to yourself and Read More

Reiki Precepts: Show Compassion

This is probably one of the more challenging Reiki precepts – Show compassion to yourself and others. It can be easy to show compassion to others, but for many it is more difficult to show compassion to yourself. What do Reiki precepts truly mean? Compassion isn’t just loving, or even unconditional love for that matter. Read More

Type of Reiki Taught & Practiced at CCHW

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Calandra Center for Health & Wellness offers the Traditional Japanese style of Reiki, in the lineage of Usui Reiki Ryoho. This lineage is distinct from the Usui-Hayashi-Takata lineage most commonly taught in the West. Traditional Japanese Reiki focuses on self-development and offers a very broad understanding of the system of Reiki.  We recognize that some Read More

Attunements in Japanese Reiki

Attunements (also known as reiju) are one of the five basic elements of Traditional Japanese Reiki (1) Developing Spiritual and Mental Focus  Spiritual and mental focus is the most important part of your journey. The development of spiritual and mental focus is achieved through contemplation and use of the Reiki precepts, meditation, and chanting. The Read More

Reiki Precepts

Reiki precepts

The Reiki Precepts The best way to utilize the precepts is to sit quietly in meditation and contemplate one at a time. Recall them multiple times a day. What comes up for you? Here is one version of the precepts in English, followed by the original Japanese. See how it feels to pronounce the Japanese Read More

Reiki Energy Healing

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History and Styles of Reiki Energy Healing Technique: Usui Reiki Ryoho – Reiki Energy Healing Western Version There are two styles of Reiki energy healing: the most commonly taught and practiced form of Reiki in America was passed down from Mikao Usui (Usui Sensei) to Hayashi Chujiro who then passed it on to Hawayo Takata Read More

Reiki and the Catholic Church

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Let’s just be honest. When people hear the word Reiki some automatically think one of two things: “This is woowoo”, or “This is against my religion.” Someone recently asked me, “How does Reiki effect my Christian Religion and belief system?” What a wonderful question! I love questions. It says to me that you are at Read More

Living in 10 Second Increments

What would it take to live your life in 10 second increments? You’ve got 10 seconds to live the rest of your life. What would you choose to do? The more you make a choice just for short term, the greater the possibilities you create for the future. Does this mean wandering around going “hmm… Read More