The food that we eat these days differs enormously from that of what our ancestors ate. Even if you go back as little as 100 years, our predecessors ate mainly freshly prepared whole foods; this at a time where refrigeration was a luxury.
In the West we like to make things complicated, and you can read about the complicated way that we have ended up using the Reiki symbols in my article 'Simplicity and Sandwiches'. The way that most of us now use symbols is a world away from the simple approach that Usui used. So how can we work with symbols in a way that echoes more the way that Usui taught his students?
In the West, there seems to be this insidious tendency to make things unnecessarily complicated, almost on the basis that if it's more complicated, it is better. We have to take things and make them bigger and better; we have to add stuff. In Japan, of course, they seem to go in the opposite direction, paring things down to the bone, getting rid of any unnecessary frills and flounces, leaving us with the pure essence of a thing, simple and elegant. Think of Japanese garden design, flower arranging, the tea ceremony, and you will see what I mean.
These days, specialized treatments have been created for each one of the problems our body may encounter. So, we have treatments for infection, treatments for depression, treatments for flu, treatments for low immune system, treatments for chronic diseases, and on it goes. Moreover, the physical issues can never be related with psychological ones.
We detoxify and cleanse for health, vitality, and rejuvenation. We cleanse our body to clear symptoms, treat disease, and prevent future problems. A cleansing program is an ideal way to help you re-evaluate your life, make changes, or clear abuses and addictions. Withdrawal happens fairly quickly, and as cravings are reduced you can begin a new life without old addictive habits or drugs.
Reiki is extremely powerful for healing physical and mental imbalances and ailments, for stopping addictions and bad habits, for energizing oneself, and for self-improvement. In addition, many choose to combine the power of Reiki with conventional medicine, for example to speed up the healing of an illness or injury. With all these benefits, and the current Western rediscovery of Eastern traditions and arts, the demand for Reiki practitioners is at an all-time high.
Nearly everybody suffers from bad moods and bouts of the blues. Often we just move on naturally but sometimes this can take some time. You don’t need to take a pill to overcome these negative emotions, although there are some useful herbal mood enhancers available. For a natural remedy for mood swings, here are some easy tips to boost your mood naturally.