Let me digress from my usual musings about events happening all around the world to the one momentous event that appeared to have marked a turning point in my life.
This happened last Sunday, Sept. 9, when I visited the home of the couple Gi and Marge Santos in Paranaque City, Metro Manila.
I’ve seen the goodness of many people before, people who are total strangers who suddenly become angels sent from above to help me during times of trouble or emergency.
But if there was an army of angels, the Santos couple could be high up in the hierarchy – perhaps generals or field marshals – since what they are and what they do are truly awe-inspiring.
Gi and Marge opened my eyes to the timeless and all-powerful principles of Reiki, the astounding holistic form of healing and self-empowerment.
Gi also performed the Dorn method of treatment on my perennially aching back (the latest and most effective form of back ache treatment), complementing it with Breuss massage, acupuncture and glass cupping.
It was nothing short of miracle – the pain in my back that has been with me for more than nine years now suddenly evaporated, much of it anyway.
But that was not even the best part yet of my visit to their Pelindaba Healing Center.
What really struck me like lightning was the way they uncovered the truth about life before my previously unfocused mind. They pointed me to the way of Reiki – the principle of a life force energy that flows through every human being that causes us to be alive.
I know I may sound like George Lucas touting the beliefs expressed by the Jedi knights in “Star Wars.” Remember Obi-wan Kenobi’s line? “The Force is what gives the Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”
Well, actually, the Force, or the “ki (pronounced as ‘chi’),” does more than that. Through the techniques of Reiki, one can control the Force to heal oneself and others, too – even without physical contact, even at a distance, in fact even across the seas!
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy.” So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”
Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results – they include me.
Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.
An amazingly simple technique to learn, the ability to use Reiki is not taught in the usual sense, but is transferred to the student during a Reiki class. This ability is passed on during an “attunement” given by a Reiki master and allows the student to tap into an unlimited supply of “life force energy” to improve one’s health and enhance the quality of life.
Its use is not dependent on one’s intellectual capacity or spiritual development and therefore is available to everyone. It has been successfully taught to thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds.
While Reiki is spiritual in nature, it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe in order to learn and use Reiki. In fact, Reiki is not dependent on belief at all and will work whether you believe in it or not.
Because Reiki comes from God, many people find that using Reiki puts them more in touch with the experience of their religion rather than having only an intellectual concept of it.
The Santos couple also introduced me to the truths contained in the best-selling book “The Secret” by Rhonda Byrne. There’s also an audio file of that book (available in the Internet for free if you know how to look for such stuffs) as well as a DVD movie.
The truisms in “The Secret” – one of them the Law of Attraction — complement the principles in Reiki.
If you want to know more about Reiki, Dorn method and other services offered by the Santos couple at their Pelindaba Healing Center, get in touch with them. They may be reached at 09178515419 and 0917-8515417.
They will also hold a Reiki Level 1 one-day seminar-workshop on Sept. 22 at their garden home in Merville Park Subdivision, Paranaque. I will certainly be there to join other people wishing to unravel the power that lies dormant in their minds – the power to achieve what we want, the power to heal, the power to live life to the fullest.