Sunday, May 29, 2011

Ki (Qi) and your blood

I'm finding that I am double posting here and to my yoga and qigong pages... so much similarity! I was reading an article in Qi magazine this morning about Tumo Breathing. Basically using this technique a person can immerse themselves in an ice bath and still feel warm... Well I don't plan on going to that extreme but some points were made that I feel would apply to Reiki.

Reiki posessing the "power" to be sent anywhere or anything is directing energy. In the Qi article it mentions that "blood is the mother of Qi". Practicing QiGong helps the blood to flow therefore moving Qi around the body and helping keep the body purged of disease causing poison and keekping your cells oxygenated. In the article, "Blood can work itself through closed off capillaries when a person is relaxed and increasing Qi in that area." I immediately thought of Reiki!

Consider someone who has circulatory problems to their legs due to diabetes, maybe they cannot move well enough to come to my QiGong class. But maybe the application of Reiki to their legs or even to their lower three chakras (also called 1st dan tian in QG), it would attract blood flow to the legs thereby increasing healthy circulation! This article brough home so much of what the attunements gave me intuitively! So imagine the benefit according to the referenced article on treating the whole body regularly and attracting Qi to all parts of a clients body and the balancing effect it must have!

I recently also read an article (cant find the reference) that cited studies in China that peg the perfect human life expectancy at 120 years. All things being perfect! Just think with regular good care, non abusive excercise good spirit how much deeper into life we can enjoy ourselves without the terrible effects of heart disease, brain disease, cancer, COPD, and all the other problems that add up and compound especially with age. What if we were to use age old methods that keep us young, away from harmful western medications and dancing into our triple digits! Just save lots of money in case your social security wont cover your good living.

Keep up the work my Reiki friends!


Ref: Qi journal of traditional eastern health and fitness Spring 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011


One practice we should all learn, or pay attention to is mindfulness. This is one of the centeral practices of Buddhism but serves to be practical in all parts of life. Yoga brings us union between our physical selves, and our spirit through movement and pranyam. QiGong acts much the same way, paying attention to energy flow focus and pranyam. Reiki packs much the same power where good mindful intention is transmitted to a desired "target".

Interestingly, this weekend I chose to work in service to one of my places of practice I call this Seva Yoga, or Karma Yoga... yoga of service. During this practice I relaxed into a total state of zen and mindfulness, focusing on the work as meditation... as work for God. When I was done, I then had to refocus on the sometimes dreadful task of auto maintainence. (One was my motorcycle if you get the metaphor.)

I talk to my Yoga and QiGong students always about Itention. Intention is transforming positive or even devotional mindfulness into energy that we can then "infuse" into our task. The old song, "Whistle While You Work" is a song about bringing joy to your work. Which of the Seven Dwarfs would you rather prepare your meal, fix your car, or clean your home? Grumpy? or Happy? Logically the outcome can only be enhanced with a joyful provider. Now what if the work was not only happy, but you were to recieve it with joy? Mindfully acknowleging, "I am recieving this service with an attitude of joy, and thankfulness."  Wouldn't that be much nicer?

This author is human and fallable and sometimes not in my Zen state of mind. As I tread the spiritual path longer, and grow more grey hair I tend to find that the way of Joy and the way of Mindfullness serves me well and acts as a testament to those around me of the benefits of such a way of life.

Long before the spiritual path came into play, I learned about the "self fullfiling prophecy" and "the power of positive thinking". I began to attempt those practices long before understanding the deeper tools I have since learned to apply them more intentionally.

I've learned to call it Magnatism, or Reiki, or being an instrument of God. In any case I think it serves us all to be mindfull of the energy we put into our every moment an that which we broadcast to others.



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Did you say GOD?

Yup, we talked about it. Perhaps unexpectedly but we talked about "the God thing".  How does this apply to Reiki, to Yoga, to Meditation? Is it going to effect my religion? Well those of us receiving formal training had plenty of explanation from our teachers and texts to know that it is not the goal. So this article is not to re-state any of that.

I was with my church group tonight talking about how our mission is not to convert the world but just to do the work and let the world decide its path. So I was thinking... about blogging it. We live in a world where we are forced to be suspect of everything, and being railroaded into an alter-call or forced guilt session or conversion mission is a concern for most people.

I work in one setting where part of the foundation of success is to at least know that a Higher power exists. The important thing to know is that You or You or You are not it. So call it HP, Universal Consciousness, Divine Mother, "I am that I am", God, the Flying Spagetti Monster (yes it"s true) or anything you want, the important thing to know is some form of Collective Consciousness keeps the machine running.

The power to heal energetically comes from that Universal giver of the Life Force (Ki). In my (our) training the discussion of attunement was perfect. It is our fine tuned line to that One Gift, that specific channel we can use for that purpose. Now much like a radio, we all have a different brand or spiritual tradition that we use to connect to the "system". Belonging to a certain church, or religion or spiritual affiliation is not required but having a radio of some kind helps. Also mentioned in my spiritual meeting tonight, Niaswami Padma said, "We can make Catholics better Catholics if that's what they need." The same goes with our Reiki path. It's a gift that God meant for us to have, or the magnetism of the class would not have resonated.

As I mentioned in my last installment. It's the importance of having like minds to run things by. Our fellow Reiki practitioners are perfect peers to talk to.

Blessings to you all.


Sunday, May 22, 2011

The Value of Spiritual Family

Over the last year, I was introduced to the world of Reiki. Now having my first two attunements, and spent an intensive weekend training I see it's place in my life. The group of people I trained with have now an indellible meaningful place in my life.

Thich Naht Hahn, of course is a well known Buddist monk. He discusses the cocept of the Sanga... people of like mind and the importance of having the Sanga to lean on and learn with. I have several circles of close people in my life, therefore several Sanga's but each family feeds an aspect of my experience.

Hence, my contribution to the effort of creating a fertile ground of discussion among my peers I create this blog. I hope to discuss with each of you my experiences as well as hear about yours.

Clearly I/ we have a creedo to follow and of course issues of privacy to consider as well. Therefore, being a neophite as well I do this in honor of protecting that which we should only discuss in person or protecting the privacy of others. (our clients).

I believe that it is true the saying that, "that which we cannot do alone, we can do together."

I send you all Reiki from my heart and sould and welcome you all as family.


Brian M. Dotson