One thing is that, frustratingly, the more important journey is toward a better question, not a better answer.
In Buddhist training a lot of time is spent clarifying the “view”. Where the “view” is the way things are. Monks will spend 20 years debating and studying the “view”. With the purpose of changing their questions. Changing the way they think about reality.
This is really opposite to the way we normally approach things. Normally, at least in my house, we come at things from the answer side. We argue that the answer is not adequate. Rather than that the question is faulty.
Personally, I do not think it matters what is Reiki. Just that it is, and that it works. (But, I still love to ponder it!)
For what it is worth, especially for the people just starting out on their Reiki journey, I will offer up my back of the weeties packet definition of Reiki.
Ha! Just kidding.
My best one sentence definition of Reiki is to say it is a force of reality. That flows from a spiritual origin and is accessible by empowerment.
I don't know much about reiki myself, but isn't "moving energy" part of the definition? I always thought the idea was that energy can sometimes get stuck in some places, and the purpose of reiki is to keep everything flowing and get the system back in a state of equilibrium.
Yes, that is exactly what Reiki does. But, the question is what is Reiki itself? If you were talking about what is Reiki Healing, then I agree 100% you need to be talking about moving energy blocks and restoring natural equilibrium. Because, that is what Reiki healing does.
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