Medicine here and there

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In this session we will reflect on the basis of Western and Eastern medicine in order to deepen and better understand how reiki works at a healing level.

Well, I welcome back this session today

From today's session we're going to try to walk through a view of what the difference is and how we treat medicine here in the West and in the East, because I think that thinking about this and reflecting a little bit on this brings us closer to integrating reiki into our lives in a more logical way for what a western mind would be

So I'm going to start a little bit talking about how we treat medicine in the West

In the West we usually treat the disease itself, the pain or the problem, the effect of the disease

of the disease not the cause itself, we don't usually look for what is causing the disease, but that in the end we treat the disease or the ailment, the specific pathology

In the East the vision is quite different, in the East what we are really looking for is to find the cause since it is understood that we are all one, we are beings that cannot be separated

For them to study a knee problem would not be simply to study the knee, but to study how the whole body is functioning, how are our levels blood levels, how our skin is, how our hormones are functioning, in order to try to detect the cause that is generating the pathology that is causing my pain

In other words, in a very clear way, in the West we treat the pathology, we treat the problem

once it's happened in the East, apart from the fact that the disease is treated in a way more holistic way in which all the dimensions are taken into account, besides that it is a medicine that is based much more on prevention than on cure

In this way the oriental method directs its attention to the whole individual, such as we were talking about before, how he is thinking, how he is eating, what level of exercise he is doing

has, what his skin is like, what his intestines are like, it really gives a general overview of the individual to be able to detect which pattern is in disharmony, they speak of patterns of disharmony and not so much of diseases as such

So for an oriental, harmony would be the healthy state, anything that is out of harmony would be the healthy state

from that harmony would be a pattern of disharmony, and also when trying to understand how to a person's body is functioning and what ailments they may have, you don't just try to think about what is the cause that generates X disease or X pattern of disharmony, but you think much more about what is the relationship between this that is occurring and the pattern of disharmony that I am detecting

So, as we are saying, we are talking about a much more holistic method

in which all the dimensions of the person are taken into account, from this system we would consider that at the moment that exists balance and harmony in the person it is very difficult that the disease to develop or that a pattern of disharmony is generated really extreme, yet of course we are exposed to possible accidents, events that we have no control over

and I also don't want to get into the idea that those people who take care of themselves and are very in balance nothing ever happens to them because that's not the case, it can happen, there are things that out of our control of course, but it would be a medicine that would be very much focused on understand yourself, know yourself, observe yourself, understand yourself as one being, do your work, take responsibility for being well and whatever happens that is not in your hands will be in your hands

accept it and deal with it in the best possible way

Once we see a little bit this difference of conception between east and west, since the east is proposing us a much more global system, it's very important to also to emphasize that within this system prevention is an essential part of the conception of the system

that they have of medicine as such, we could speak of a much more preventive medicine

than western medicine, in that sense we would go to the classic phrase that we all have heard, better safe than sorry and in the end what we are looking for is a little bit of this, really to be in the necessary or optimal harmonic state so that the disease does not arrive to us

How are we going to do this in a more day-to-day way that sounds a little bit closer to the ears and that it doesn't remain just words, taking care of every dimension we can of our life is to say what we eat, what we even think, it is not the same thing to have a speech with us of wow you torperes you have done it wrong again than to have a well i have done it wrong but my intention is to do better, i will see how I can improve it, so taking care of all those facets as we were saying nutrition, language, and so on

internal, sports, movement, sleep, the necessary rest, we would have to provide him with attention to many small tools that really lead us to a more balanced state

in which we achieve that optimal state that we would find in a more holistic medicine

and more preventive

Regarding the rest I would really like to make a big digression because I don't think that we have we don't get enough rest, it's more that we have lost a little bit of respect to rest, eating still apart from the fact that there are a lot of eating disorders but eating still seems that it's something that we don't skip as much but when we have a lot of things to do first thing that we do is we cut out hours of rest, hours of sleep and I really like to think about sleep and the rest of the body and the mind like a digestion process

if I'm eating all day long I'm obviously going to be stuffed and it's not sustainable

I need to digest and get rid of what is no longer worth

I like to think in the same way in my mind and in my emotions, I can't be in the same place

always open to always be feeling all the time with high levels of emotion yeah then I'm not going to take some time for all of that to settle down so that it will I can digest it and eliminate that which is no longer useful to me, the same could be applied to the mind then yes I wanted to emphasize very much the part of the rest because it is true that I think maybe in Europe we are paying little attention to it, maybe it's one of the big ones

evils and it helps us very much to maintain a balanced state, a state of harmony and the state of necessary to prevent diseases from developing easily in us

Based on what we are talking about different conceptions of medicine a little bit more

oriental and a little bit more occidental we see that Reiki is a wonderful therapy that allows us and facilitates us this state of balance that we are looking for, we have already been seeing that it is essential to meditate, to observe thoughts, to observe attitudes, all of these necessary attitudes and behaviors of course are going to lead us to be in a state of more balance and besides of course all that coordination with the more universal energy and our own energy

In this way Reiki is presented as a fabulous tool that has really healed the body

very extreme cases of illness but in spite of that I would like us to see it as a technique, as one more tool that helps us, that makes us grow, that makes us to know ourselves better, not as a magic recipe or as a treatment that substitutes others treatments

I trust very much in complementing and taking all those things in life that are good for us

and not just rely on one technique and put all our hopes on that, no

on putting one egg in the basket but really having different techniques that will help us to reach that holistic state that we are looking for, that more harmonic state

It is important to emphasize that Reiki as such has no side effects, it can not be used for harmful purposes and it is not the therapist who decides how the energy is transmitted to you, what kind of energy he transmits to you or anything like that, the therapist becomes more rather a channel that allows the energy of the universe to flow through him or her to to you as a person, but he is not the one who gives you his energy, he is not the one that has magic in his healing hands or anything like that, so I would like to point out that I would like to highlight a little bit that Reiki as such can't have bad side effects, it can't have bad side effects, it can't have bad side effects

be counterproductive and it is not the therapist who directs the energy in a deliberate way

In that sense we could say that what Reiki does is to accelerate the healing process, that we get to a state as we have been saying so many times of harmony and very important I emphasize again the therapist is simply the channel through which the energy flows

In this way we would speak of a technique in which we open channels for the energy to flow through

can flow harmoniously inside our body through the chakras and also through the it's very important to point out that the more we meditate, the more we observe the more we are able to mimic Reiki and to perceive any kind of vibration or any kind of energy

both inside and outside of ourselves

Now let's move on to talk about the five principles of Reiki, it was Mikau Tsui that developed them, they have been transmitted orally and you can find them in written form in many ways, however you find them or however you find them, stay with those

that you connect the most with those words that you connect the most with but the important thing for me of the principles is to really try to incorporate them into your life which is not an easy thing to do come on to see it little by little

When we talk about these principles we talk about intentions, we talk about intention

that I have of becoming something of having x attitudes, I don't want to look at it as much as a goal so that we don't get frustrated the moment that we don't get there, so in a way quite intelligently in my opinion the beginning of the five principles is just for today, just for today, just for today refers to just for today we can't think about what we are going to achieve

a goal that is going to last us a lifetime and that is going to be long term and that already a once I get that peak and that summit and that goal it's not going to go away anymore, in the end we all we know that life is a constant process that no matter how much we think we have achieved different steps or different stages of tranquility of whatever it is, life is a constant process that we leads us back to a mess in which we have to put everything back together again, then since it is impermanent by itself and we can't maintain a state in time of an infinite mode there is the beginning of the five principles for today only so that we really base it on the only thing I want to think about is we're going with the five now

principles, the first one would be just for today don't get mad, it seems very simple

but when we try to put it into practice we all know that it is very complex, to the end we are subject to interact with others, to take the car and someone crosses our path

in a violent way, to not getting things right, we are exposed to life, of course anger is an emotion we all have and it is not so much about repressing it

but to transcend it, to first accept that in this moment I'm getting angry, this emotion that I have inside me is anger, it's anger but there has to be a little voice in my head that reminds me that this anger is going to take me to a state in which the mind is going to be completely cloudy, it's not going to have clarity, I'm certainly not going to be able to develop the tasks that I have to develop in an effective way and that's the point where I need to remind me that just for today don't get angry, when I think of just for today I don't get angry, just for today I don't get angry, I manage to circumvent a little bit of that very primary emotion that comes to be much more passionate and manage to see it from a distance a little more farther away or a little bit more separated, as for the second principle that would be only for today don't worry, it would come to bring us to a state of trust and faith, it would come to be to explain to us that those things that we can't really solve at this very moment if I can't take care of it it doesn't make too much harmonic sense for me to be constantly thinking about how it's going to be solved because the reality is that right now I don't it's in my hands, then it would come to remind us of the notion that we can trust and we can have faith that one way or another it will be resolved, we come from talking a lot about impermanence

of how all the cycles change, this is going to change too, it can change from the side where I'm losing sleep, I can't live and I have extreme anxiety

because of how worried she is, that I am or can change by having me from one side a lot

more serene knowing that it's an issue that of course I'm concerned about but that my intention is to see that concern a little bit more from a distance so that I don't associate myself with it and don't believe that this concern is only mine

The third of the principles that we are going to work on it's going to be just for today, work hard, this principle I really like to see it from the side

not only from the physical work that they give us money for which I think is the first one

notion that comes to all of us when we talk about work but let's just take it away a little bit more to the personal level, to the work with ourselves, to the fact of taking responsibility of our own process, of our own change, of the relationships that we have, then when we talk here about just for today work hard we talk a little bit more in that sense

of course he works to earn money, he works to be able to support the family, work to be a good person but also what is the inner work that you are doing you now with yourself, how you are observing yourself, what phase you are in, don't lose sight of it, work it with discipline and give it a constancy that will lead you to observe much better

the changes

The fourth principle would be to say just for today be thankful, it is true

we have said it a hundred times that life often leads us to curves and turbulences

that are difficult for us to accept, that are difficult for us to overcome, it is also true that in spite of that there are many other things that we can be grateful for

We have a brain that specializes very much in the negative, in pain, we have a brain that would still be primary, so to speak, and it would still be thinking about the survival, before survival is to be chased by a mammoth and now survival is to be able to deliver the report on time and not get fired from my job by my boss, then it's clear that the level of stress and the level of danger has changed by society, by the passing of the years, we are now faced with a different type of turbulence but sometimes we don't see enough of what is right, we only rely on on what is causing us discomfort right now

In that sense the gratitude is a wonderful therapy in itself that really helps us to be very very conscious

of all those things that we have in our life that are good, that work well for us, that make us feel healthy and that at the end make us feel grateful of course

I find it very curious how the mind can move from one state to another very quickly, I I am going to tell a personal case because it seems to me a very clear example, I had an accident a few years ago

a year ago, in that accident I broke my leg completely and during the first 24 hours my head I was saying a lot of smells my leg, I've broken my leg, I've broken my leg and there were a moment that by almost instinctive necessity the mind began to think a lot more, thank you

thanks to my leg I didn't kill myself, thanks to my leg I didn't hit my head, thank you thanks to my leg I didn't hit a vertebra and become a paraplegic, thanks to my leg I didn't hit a vertebra and become a paraplegic, thanks to the leg, with this what I'm trying to say is that the same fact can be seen in two ways different, the reality is that you have had an accident and you have broken a leg, we can look at it in two different ways

we can put all our energy into mother my leg is broken or we can modify it

a little bit and be thankful that it was only the leg, that the leg saved us

much more and see it from that paradigm, so in that sense I consider that the principle just for today feel grateful, we can take it to many planes of life and we can really it gets us to see life from the more pleasant side or from the more productive side

even if sometimes it really comes very very hard and we believe that it has nothing good in it and finally the last principle would be just for today be kind with the others, in some places you are going to find it like be kind to your elders, honor your elders but in the day of today we talk about others, about the rest of the people not only about those people of which we we have learned and of those people who have more experience than we have, but also of those people who have more experience than we do

also from the little ones, from our peers, we can really learn from everybody

a lot of things and when we talk about being honest and being honest with these people we talk a little bit about this, to put ourselves in their shoes, to have enough empathy

to understand that probably what we're seeing or that attitude that we're not seeing or that attitude that we're not we are liking in the other goes through their own personal history, it goes through their own current state of mind and not to personalize it so much, not to believe so much that those people are doing me harm and personal grievances but to feel it all much more like they're people with their own path, with their own history and that alone needs to be honored, he needs to be respected and I need, he needs us to value this person as if he were exactly the same as me

Once we have seen the five principles I would like to emphasize very much that for me was the real origin of starting in this wonderful Reiki therapy, really trying to work with them, trying to integrate them in my life

in a real way, I remember writing them on post-its, putting them on refrigerators, on notebooks, everywhere to constantly remind me a lot of those ideals to which I was that I intend to reach, those attitudes that I intend to incorporate in my life in such a way that will also help me to achieve emotional harmony, mental harmony and in this way to be able to raise a little more my vibrational state and my vital energy

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