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  • REIKI & You?

    Any practitioners?
    Starting Date: Dec 18, 2010
    Starting Weight: 294 pounds
    Current Weight: 235 pounds
    Goal Weight: 195 pounds

  • #2
    My sister...

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    • #3
      I'm not but I've seen it work. Early this year my son had an ear infection that was still horribly painful after three days on antibiotics. I took him to a friend who practices Reiki. She did whatever it is they do (lol) and he was instantly better. It was amazing.
      ~Sandy

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      • #4
        I'm a medical qigong practitioner, which is like Reiki on steroids. It's a much older and more extensively developed practice (there's differential diagnosis involved, etc.). Reiki is neat but it's kindergarten stuff compared to MQ
        http://www.prettyinprimal.blogspot.com

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        • #5
          My mom is Reiki practitioner level 2, a friend is Magnified Healing Practitioner level 1. I am a Transpersonal Psychologist, a channeler, but not a Reiki practitioner
          Nice to see people with these interest around!
          Height: 5ft 9"
          Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
          Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

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          “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
          is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
          honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
          ~Albert Einstein~

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          • #6
            I'm open to the possibility of reiki-like things working but it sets off my scam detector.
            In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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            • #7
              I'm very skeptical of reiki. One reason is because, as a scientist, I am open to new ideas but cannot help but analyze them critically. The other is because a guy in my past who is a reiki practitioner and a masseuse and who claims that these things make him very emotionally and spiritually connected to other people actually ended up taking emotional advantage of me and hurting me very badly and so I have had a negative association with it ever since.

              However, I am interested to hear more about it from people who are not him.
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              • #8
                I understand the skepticism... there are lots of scammers around. But there are lots of people - me included - who believe in this and practice it in true faith. I know several

                I don't know where to begin to explain why this makes sense to me. My belief is founded heavily on my own experience, philosophy and quantum physics.

                The one thing I'll say, though, is that everything is about belief/faith. Everyone lives according to one paradigm in which they believe. Scientists too; actually, they have the strongest faith in their paradigm The thing is, you can't escape the fact that perception (observation being one of them) isn't all we want it to be. In many branches in psychology (cognitive, constructive, psychoanalytic, humanistic, transpersonal, etc.), the understanding that every perception is always tinted by your previous experience of it (memory) or beliefs on it, is mainstream. That's especially interesting if you consider that it's pretty easy to change or even create memories on people.

                I've read and studied a lot of metaphysics and transpersonal psychology, a little quantum physics (enough to sustain my beliefs) and have experienced it. I've studied even more traditional science, and I love it, but I see its restrictions. The sum of all of this is I choose to believe in the existance of something more.

                At the end, all I'm trying to say is, it doesn't matter whether you believe in science, in what you see and feel, in the trascendent... it's your choice and it's okay, as long as it makes sense to you.

                Of course, I know this isn't much of an answer but if there are any questions, I'll be happy to answer them.
                Height: 5ft 9"
                Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

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                “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                ~Albert Einstein~

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                • #9
                  I'm a very open-minded person. Wouldn't be on this site if I wasn't. But reiki is one of those things I find baffling anyone takes seriously.

                  At the end, all I'm trying to say is, it doesn't matter whether you believe in science, in what you see and feel, in the trascendent... it's your choice and it's okay, as long as it makes sense to you.
                  I'm reminded of the quote: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."

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                  • #10
                    For all the science that goes into paleo/primal lifestyles, I am constantly amazed at the non-science that many practitioners believe in. Acupuncture, homeopathy, reiki, etc. are all pretty well shown to have a placebo effect at best.

                    I used to chat with a reiki practitioner who also ran an organic food store, and she told me that I was an angel - literally an angel.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Aloe View Post
                      My mom is Reiki practitioner level 2, a friend is Magnified Healing Practitioner level 1. I am a Transpersonal Psychologist, a channeler, but not a Reiki practitioner
                      Nice to see people with these interest around!
                      No offense intended, but this reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Lisa runs away with Greenpeace and falls in love with the hippie who says to her, "I am a level 5 vegan. I don't eat anything that casts a shadow."

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                      • #12
                        Reiki is witchcraft. Burn the witches!

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                        • #13
                          For all the science that goes into paleo/primal lifestyles, I am constantly amazed at the non-science that many practitioners believe in. Acupuncture, homeopathy, reiki, etc. are all pretty well shown to have a placebo effect at best.
                          I'm reminded of the quote: "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
                          Don't worry, I can't understand how you can not understand

                          If "reality" exists, then I don't think you can access it. Our perception is far too limited for that. Besides, damage the brain amygdala (emotional learning from experiences) and you won't be able to say whether reality exists or not, or if you'd rather have beef or grains for dinner.
                          In other words, subjectivity is all there is, since objectivity is impossible--- everything is choice, based on emotions. I know that's sacrilege in this rationally-ruled world.

                          The thing is, this is like the Endless Food Discussion. Mark said,
                          For example: Oily fish is good for you because the Omega-3′s are so healthy, but oily fish is bad because it can be contaminated with heavy metals, but oily fish is good because recent tests prove it’s not actually very contaminated, but oily fish is bad because the fishing industry paid for those tests…you get my point.
                          I could come with more arguments of why this makes sense (the placebo effect on "real" pharmaceutical treatments, studies of the influence of conscience in the outcome of measurements, etc), and you can come with refutal, and then I'll reply, ad infinitum...

                          So, instead I'll say, okay, your reasoning and experience makes you doubt reiki and such; mine makes me embrace it. That's fine with me.

                          A little conversation on it is fun, though
                          Height: 5ft 9"
                          Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                          Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

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                          “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                          is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                          honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                          ~Albert Einstein~

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Yvonne PHX View Post
                            No offense intended, but this reminds me of the episode of The Simpsons where Lisa runs away with Greenpeace and falls in love with the hippie who says to her, "I am a level 5 vegan. I don't eat anything that casts a shadow."
                            LOL

                            Then I'm a level -5 Vegan
                            Height: 5ft 9"
                            Current pants size: 20 (Canada sizing).
                            Goal: I'll let you know when I've reached it.

                            *
                            “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind
                            is a faithful servant. We have created a society that
                            honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”
                            ~Albert Einstein~

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                            • #15
                              Seeing poor little quantum physics abused for this esoteric bs makes me weep a little inside :/

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