The Birth of Reiki: Usui's Meditation on Mt Kurama

If you know anything about Reiki, you’ve probably heard about the profound enlightenment experience that the founder of the system, Mikao Usui, had during a meditation retreat on the holy mountain of Kurama, near Kyoto, Japan.

Following a period of intense…

How to Use Reiki with the Law of Attraction

In the last post, we looked at how mindfulness meditation can help you in achieving your goals when applied to the Law of Attraction. This week we ask, “Can you use Reiki with the Law of Attraction to help you achieve…

Manifesting Abundance Through Mindfulness

If we want to be successful at something, whether it’s running our own business, losing weight, quitting smoking, or learning to play the guitar we have to start out by setting an intention and focusing on it. Having a strong intention helps to maintain our focus…

Mindfulness Workplaces: Statistics That Will Blow Your Mind

In 2019/20, in the UK alone, an estimated 17.9 million working days were lost due to work-related stress, anxiety or depression. An estimated 2,440 workers per 100,000 were suffering from, amongst other things, long hours, heavy workload, job insecurity and conflicts with…

The Ultimate Guide to the Chakra System

In some of my classes when the subject of the development of intuition within a spiritual practice comes up, I tell a story of when I was giving someone a Reiki/Buddho treatment and upon opening my eyes I could see all seven chakras…

7 Benefits of Standing Meditation and How to Practice It

I’m a big fan of standing meditation and I try to encourage my students to practice it as often as they can. Most people think of meditation as an activity that involves sitting. Sitting meditation is a wonderful way of…

Bombs, Bullets and The Buddha: 1000 years of Military Mindfulness

A soldier hunches down behind a burnt-out building in a war-torn part of the world and stares down his scope at the enemy. His heart is racing, his breath is quick, and his mind is filled with a thousand thoughts…

Steve Gooch

I am the author of Reiki Jin Kei Do: The Way of Compassion & Wisdom and Mindfulness Meditation and the Art of Reiki. Also freelance journalist.

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