By remaining fully present for the person we are caring for with Reiki, we can offer true healing grounded in compassion, without distraction or interference.
A lesson in limits for Jikiden Reiki practitioners
Guest blog by Elaine Rainey
At a recent UN High Level Meeting on Wellbeing and Happiness, discussion turned to how the concept of Gross National Happiness (an innovative economic model originally developed in Bhutan, a Buddhist country with a longstanding tradition of mindfulness) could be applied to the rest of the world. Discussion inevitably turned to the difficulties faced by undertaking such a task on such a grand scale.
At this point, famous environmentalist Hunter Lovins took to the stage and addressed the audience with a parable about a humble hummingbird. She said:
When the forest was on fire and all of the animals were fleeing around her, the hummingbird was ferrying droplets of water in her tiny beak, one by one, to try and staunch the flames. “What are you doing?” her distinguished animal colleagues asked. “The best I can”…
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