Today I thought to myself, “That’s enough!”
I no longer know exactly how long – I always say: I have been postponing my appointments for over a year now. But it is at least felt much longer. I held my last basic course in February 2020 and the last advanced course in Intuitive Reiki in July 2020 – in compliance with official requirements and with virus-free participants, for whom the course was more important than anything else. Such a really relaxed laying on of hands – so with real carefree touching, mutual touching, laughing together, stroking out and blowing and what you can do in an intuitive, free Reiki application – we had for the last time in my presence courses in November 2019.
Since then, I postpone all the training courses, as well as the degree-specific workshops and practice meetings – so all my course work lies fallow, at least that which takes place in the personal encounter. And this waiting for better times and course-postponement is what I do, although I don’t believe that this “avoidance strategy” will solve our virus problem. Not to mention what it means business-wise for me as a full-time practice owner. Yes, I even have a hygiene concept – written by someone who certainly does it right, because he is not only a Reiki Master, but also works in the corresponding ministry.
But seriously – who wants to sit in the Gassho meditation or work on the couch with an OP or FFP2 mask and with a distance of one and a half meters? And isn’t there something missing if we are only allowed to enter the room shortly before the course starts, which is then probably also cold because we have to ventilate for 3 minutes every 30 minutes, no matter what the temperature is outside? To me, that doesn’t feel right – and this isn’t about me wanting to hold on to the old, so much better times, but because I refuse to support something that I use to strengthen that which I don’t want in my life, in my world – fear. And part of it is this concept that I need protection from my fellow man.
I don’t need that, not anymore. It took me years of my life, many self-awareness courses, a near-death experience and a lot of self-healing sessions until I understood in depth that fear as well as love are one, my decision. Now I may have the advantage of not being afraid of death, the final human instance – what’s the point? I know that I will merely change my state, leave my body. And I am not afraid of incorporeality – on the contrary. I enjoy it when I manage to reach this weightless and formless state in meditations.
I know that all matter is subject to impermanence. All. Also I. With or without a mask. And I accept that, without resistance or regret, simply because something in me knows that it is so. Acceptance. Humility, too. Recognition of a higher principle, without relinquishing my own responsibility. Understanding myself as part of a greater whole. I am not separate. So I don’t need protection either.
Reiki is for me also truth or even truthfulness – and I have now enough of my patient waiting until even the last coward has understood that the virus is not our enemy, but we humans ourselves. And that not any more or less logical as well as in or consistent handling rules will save us, but only we ourselves. From my point of view it needs the conscious decision for or against fear, for or against love. That is what it is all about. Development of consciousness. In a fast-track process, so to speak.
And to support this spiritual development of people in a high quality way, I have now decided to offer my Reiki training courses officially online as well – I have been doing other offers online for a long time, i.e. remotely, via video, phone or remote. I know that this is possible – all Reikians, at the latest when they do remote Reiki, know that. And I know that I violate the professional code of the professional association ProReiki, which I co-founded in 2011, as well as the statutes of the Reiki Association Germany, where I gave a workshop last weekend.
It is a weighing, my decision, what I now consider more helpful for the overall process – and I am now at a point where supporting the process is more important to me than the rules I have set myself. “Learn the rules so that you can break them” is the principle established by Buddha, which I thus follow. For me, it no longer makes sense to subject myself to this virus-imposed self-mortification. I even have – just for me! – the feeling that it is an omitted assistance, if I keep the knowledge and the abilities for me, which I can pass on as a Reiki teacher relatively fast and uncomplicated, thus also for laymen simply understandable.
And that only because I, like my Reiki colleagues, thought at that time that the teaching and initiation in personal presence are THE quality feature for good Reiki trainings. Sure, there are still good arguments for this today, but now something else has priority for me. And this must be accepted and implemented in such a way that the training quality is also correct online. Reality, life has already overtaken us, so we react and do not hold on to something that is just rather hindering than beneficial for all of us.
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