Defining QiBelly has always been complicated. Putting what I do into clear concise wording is a never ending process of refinement. My elevator pitch is different depending on my audience. Over the years I have avoided using certain words and tried to present myself in the atypical sense.
I mean I teach Reiki, but not really.
And I teach TaiJi (Tai Chi), but its not what you think.
In the world of Reiki practitioners, there are lines that define what Reiki is, from what is not. Upon returning to North America, it quickly became apparent how these lines have come to categorize the practice into the very limited framework of ‘energy work.’
For me Reiki is very basic. It is as basic as meat and potatoes. Basic concepts applied to each and every aspect of my day. Here is the discipline. Highly philosophical consideration is neither here nor there.
Break down all the fluff and vague subjectivity and here is a practice that gives one insight into the workings of perception. Yes, here is the heart of it all; thoughts, words, emotions, and their subconscious patterns of interpretation. What I am alluding to here is freedom. Freedom from the trappings you wish to be free from.
So the standard definitions of Reiki do apply. Yes, it is therapeutically relaxing. Anxiety, insomnia, and digestive difficulties can be overcome through the practice of Reiki. However, this is just the icing on the cake. Learning how to be conscious more often than not allows us to see our environment (our moment) for what it actually is.
For most of us, 95% of our actions are subconscious. Meaning, 95% of the time, we are mentally somewhere else. The discipline of Reiki offers freedom from these subconscious habits. But then there is so much more.
Reiki Share Tuesday the 26th from 7-9pm at The Prana Room. Email me to confirm your seat.
QiGong & Tai Chi classes still in full effect every Saturday in High Park. Its Summertime. Come join us!!
Have a great week.