Black and White Reiki
By Carolyn Maloney
The perception of Reiki healing is the receptive and creative in balance and harmony. If there are inconsistencies then there is dis-ease, if there is harmony then there is wellness. Likewise, in the Reiki community this harmony and balance must be there for wellness in the community and in the presentation to our modern western world. The general disharmony gives validation to those that have discounted the healing energy (Yin) for the purpose of power (Yang).
There are groups of Reiki People, Teachers and Practitioners all over the world. Many have skeptical and critical natures, thinking their Reiki is the only correct Reiki. Others have even referred to it laughingly as “Reiki Racism. There seems to be a fear of not being the correct one, a feeling, which is projected in withdrawal, or defensive mannerisms that are meant to be control factors or defense against other people. Things are changing so rapidly. What was accepted last week is not correct this week, the confusion and dis harmony is patterned and seems to be growing. According to the Peruvian Shamanism healing methods, the Hucha needs Sami; meaning that the dense energy of disharmony needs compassion to initiate change for mental and emotional healing within.
My frustration at this game was the source of my first inclination to change the name of the healing form that I had grown to appreciate to avoid this battle of minds. I believe that many have done this, which is the reason for the different varities of Reiki and different healing methods wich are
However I liked the name Reiki. The very positive thing about this mainland culture not knowing or understanding the Japanese word or culture, prevents an immediate rejection of a healing form. There is not a preconceived image about reiki yet. Hopefully the “Reiki Racism” won’t create it. There are so many people out there that don’t have a clue about Reiki. You’d think the Reiki community would unite and get this bio energy field healing as very valid part of mainstream Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Most cultures have a form of healing just like Reiki, however in this environment, many have mentally, outlawed the healing energy as evil or foolish. In the area of the world where I am living now, the word Cuendero or Santaria have very negative images that have been associated to healing. These words are associated with witch, bruja or voodoo. Even more interesting is the reaction to the words “New Age”.
Which I’m not sure why people would assign “New Age” to an ancient healing method. One of my students, whose mother is from , laughingly says that Western medicine is the New Age medicine. Our Western “new age” medicine has really only been around for a couple of hundred years. Sounds like new age to me especially when you consider and were doing folk /cultural healing over 5,000 years ago.
In searching for the truth and harmony, I began to explore the Binary language of Reiki, the Yin and the Yang in the mythologies of different cultures. The ancient symbol of is the yin-yang symbol. The total form is nothing more or less than a circle or unity. Within the circle there are two sections, one half is white the other half is black. Within each half is another tiny circle (harmony pattern) in the opposite color. In the black half there is the essence of the opposite energy white; and within the white half the essence of the black energy.
This signifies a harmony that would create motion, rather than an absolute end. These patterns are an echo of primal movement and the eternal balancing act. You can’t be extreme in either path and both are balanced by the opposite. Some would say that I am touching on the Zen Buddhism theories with the balancing or Tao. Its interesting to see the story from the culture that started it rather than the spin of various groups involved in the development
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This article was posted by Carolyn Maloney