In Usui Reiki Ryôhô, Reiki is the practice of the holy (= Rei) ki (energy). When you take care of your body and mind, like nurturing a garden [...]
In Usui Reiki Ryôhô, Reiki is the practice of the holy (= Rei) ki (energy).
When you take care of your body and mind, like nurturing a garden with herbs and vegetables, you support natural growth, abundance, health, and wellbeing. Every effort you put in will have an impact on the outcome.
Everything is interconnected. Everything came from the same source. Therefore, ki is unlimited and limitless.
You cannot make contact with ki because it is already there. It's just a matter of becoming aware. It is conditioning genesis: understanding and not understanding, being and doing, thoughts and things not yet thought about. Ki is the interconnectedness between everything.
In Shugendô, through the union of Earth Ki and Heaven Ki, everything was born. People are a mix-up of these two ki. These ki need to be in balance.
Earth Ki is our physical form. Heaven Ki is our mind. The body is a reflection of the mind. How you think and feel is expressed through your physical posture and actions.
Focusing your attention on the Earth Ki point (8 cm below the navel) helps you integrate the mind into the body. By focusing your attention on the body, you immediately are drawn back into the now, the present moment.
Balanced Earth and Heaven Ki stimulate Heart Ki, or the soul. These three energies are called "the Three Diamonds." It's a holy trinity and an analogy for the Self.
These three energies form the basis of Reiki as practiced by the founder, Mikao Usui, and the Japanese method derived from his practices, called Usui Reiki Ryôhô (not to be confused with many other practices of Reiki in the East and West). These three energies form the basis of many different modalities and practices in the East.
The Three Diamonds are described as a specific place in the body, but the energy radiates throughout the whole body and beyond. When not balanced (like most people), they are felt on different levels of intensity.
All personal experiences of ki are subjective. No one can tell you what to feel, how to feel it, or how intense it should feel. Comparison is not possible. But awareness can be practiced through specific energetic techniques (hara breathing, e.g.).
It is not limited to human beings. Everything exists of ki. You can look at life through these energies:
Touching the physical form (Earth Ki),
Understanding the mind or spirit (Heaven Ki),
Feeling the soul (Heart Ki),
to fully understand the nature of everything that exists.
You could call it "the energy body" of all that is, in a sense.
By practicing awareness, you're able to consciously tap into ki and get out of ki's natural flow, which supports the body in its natural healing abilities, building and balancing ki, and consciously connecting with Universal Ki.
Building ki happens through allowing things to come to you naturally, by allowing yourself time instead of being proactive and forcing your way through life. Lack of energy, exhaustion, and burn-out are just signs of imbalanced ki, no matter whether you have a defined or undefined Sacral.
With my understanding of ki and my 25 years of practicing Reiki, I can only say: practicing Human Design is no different, hence the name for my approach: Human Design (ki) Flow.