Yesterday I had the pleasure of participating in Adam Miramon’s Intuitive Reiki Level I course through the Reflections Mystery School. Like others there, I had received a Reiki attunement previously, but I wanted more in-depth study and reflection on the practice from someone who does this professionally. Adam is a kind teacher and obviously a dedicated healer, and he did a wonderful job.
The class is called Intuitive Reiki because it fuses regular Reiki as a self-regulating energy system with the energy healer’s own intuitive perception of what’s going on in the client, using that to direct or shape the Reiki energy being provided. I think most Reiki practitioners do this to some extent, but Adam has spent a lot of time reflecting on this and cultivating his own approach. As part of the class, we did exercises to strengthen our intuition, and they were a good challenge that helped me learn more about how to work with the various and sometimes hard-to-express ways my intuitive perception takes place.
Adam also covered some history of Reiki and the principles of Reiki. He encouraged us to find a translation or adaptation of the principles that works for us, and in that spirit, I offer my own adaptation here. It draws on the metaphor of orienting myself in time and space, which connects it to grounding and centering for me, and uses simple gestures:
Here and now, (open hands)
I am not angry about what lies behind me,
nor worrying about what lies ahead of me.
I work diligently (raise right hand to chest level)
and live gratefully (raise left hand)
as I respect the oneness of all. (fold hands in prayer mudra)
Of course, if you are left-handed, you may want to reverse the actions.
Adam will be teaching a Level II course in December, and I’m looking forward to it!