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Just for today… Just for an hour… Just for a moment…

Before you read this blog, just take a minute, look around you… Where are you right at this moment? How are you feeling right now? Where are your thoughts carrying you?

Wherever you are as you read this post, tune in with yourself in this present moment.

Reiki is the essence of universal (Rei) energy (Ki), and that’s not so mystical as it may sound. This flow of energy, which is known as Ki in the Japanese tradition, is what we may also call life-force, prana, shakti, Qi or Chi and so on. There are many different words but at their root they refer to the same essential life energy that invigorates, moves and inspires us daily.

Reiki is rooted in a beautifully simple principle ‘Just for today…’. Within this concept of being present are fundamental threads: Calmness, Trust, Gratitude, Devotion, and Compassion.

It’s not always easy to hold on to these threads when life is happening, but if we can take a day at a time, or even an hour, or a minute to be present in the essence of ‘the now’, it is enough…

Life is made of the little moments as well as the big ones. A cuppa with a loved one. The scent of roses in a garden. The feelgood factor of exercise. The pleasure of snuggling up under a blanket. The reward of a job well done. Being present… Just for today.

Jasmin Mulvey is a Jikiden Reiki Practitioner & Chakra Dancing Instructor.

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